How To: Stop Windows 10 from uploading updates to other computers

Windows 10 has a controversial new feature called Windows Update Delivery Optimization. Of course, it is most definitely not the only controversial feature. Its purpose is to ensure a flawless delivery of system updates and besides Microsoft servers, it also relies on users' computers to push these updates to...

How To: Connect to Wi-Fi using WPS on Windows 10

If you choose to connect to Wi-Fi using PS on Windows 10 devices, it will allow for a faster connection. And it gets even better - you don't need to manually type the network password. Of course, if you have a simple password that's not such a big problem,...

Best uTorrent alternatives for Windows

I really loved uTorrent back in its infancy, when it was ultra lightweight, despite the fact I only used occasionally.  However, things started to change for the worse ever since BitTorrent. Inc. acquired it and I see more and more folks searching for reliable uTorrent alternatives for Windows. Despite the...

How To: Set up a Homegroup in Windows 10

Microsoft's HomeGroup feature available in Windows 10 (and older versions as well) is a networking service that offers a simple way to share both files and printer connections. It comes with password protection to ensure the content you share with other network-connected computers remains secure. However, it also works with...
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[Tutorial] Use Remote Desktop to connect to Windows 10 via Windows, Android, iOS, and OS X

The Microsoft-developed Remote Desktop utility did not always have the best reputation, mostly because competing products like TeamViewer have traditionally been better at handling remote connections, both in terms of performance and ease of use. Over the years, Microsoft has improved the utility and has also adds support for...
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[Remote Desktop] Access Windows through your Mac

Both Windows and OS X include tools that allow users to remotely connect to another computer. Users can easily take advantage of these tools to connect across different platforms so today we will be looking at the Windows Remote Desktop utility and how you can use it to connect...
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How To: Monitor network-bandwidth usage of individual apps

Dealing with connectivity issues is one of the worst nightmares of any PC user as networking is an infamously troublesome area where the simplest issue can cause the weirdest problems. One of the first things you should do if you are experiencing issues of latency or unstable performance is...
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[Tutorial] Block applications from accessing the Internet with Windows Firewall

In our connected world, many applications in any given OS need to be have access to the Internet in order to operate correctly. However, just because an application can connect online does not mean it should. For instance, you may want to block the online component of games because...
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Wi-Fi Sense explained [Windows 10]

Wi-Fi Sense is a feature that many Windows 10 users have already heard of yet few have actually taken advantage of it or even know what it does, except maybe for those who used a Windows Phone 8.1 device. In this post we will be unveiling the mystery behind...
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How To: Stream videos and music with VLC

VLC is just one of those apps that you can constantly discover new things about regardless of how much time you spend with them. The lightweight, open-source media player that supports everything can also be used to stream videos from your computer to a variety of other devices, including other...

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Connect Gmail and Google Calendar to Cortana in Windows 10

Compared to its rivals from other platforms, Cortana is not yet on par. However, it keeps receiving useful features that have certainly set Microsoft's...

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How To: Add subtitles to Windows Media Player

Since loads of people refuse to abandon Windows Media Player but are still having problems with their subtitles, I figured I would make this guide...