6 Windows maintenance mistakes and how to fix them

Regardless how careful you are, you still need to perform some maintenance tasks for your Windows operating system at least once in a while. However, you might unknowingly make some common Windows maintenance mistakes. Things have changed with Windows 10, and other recent versions, so here's what you need to...

How To Remove ESET NOD 32 and Smart Security from Windows 10

These days having antivirus and antispyware protection on your computer is not optional. With Windows being such a popular operating system, it's also the number one target for malware, exploits and other types of attacks. ESET NOD 32 and Smart Security are among the well-known security products and they do...

How To: Enable or disable App Launch Tracking in Windows 10

Just like in older versions of the operating system, Windows 10's Start menu includes a "Most used" area for apps. Windows 10 monitors your frequently used apps to display in that section of the Start menu. Since this is a privacy feature, you might want to disable App Launch...

[Guide] Use location-based features without enabling location access in Windows 10

Windows 10 has several location-based features, which need to access your current location in order to work. If you're a privacy-conscious individual, there is a workaround which lets you use location-based features without enabling location access in Windows 10. If you don't mind Windows tracking your location you can enable...

Choose where apps can be installed from in Windows 10

A new update makes it possible to choose where apps can be installed from in Windows 10. The feature is available starting with Windows 10 build 15042 (currently released for the Insider program) and it enables you to decide if apps are allowed to be installed from anywhere, from...

[Guide] Enable update restart notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a useful feature that notifies you about scheduled restart times necessary to complete the installation of system updates. If you decide to enable update restart notifications in Windows 10, they will ensure you're not taken by surprise when the system needs to reboot your computer. When updates...

How To: Block ads in Windows 10

Underneath all of Windows 10's useful features, Microsoft is ruining the experience to a certain degree by showing ads in various locations. While it is possible to block ads in Windows 10, you'll need to tinker with multiple settings to do this. No....there's no 'Block ads' magic button to help...

[Guide] Stop apps from accessing the Camera in Windows 10

The majority of modern laptops, tablets, and hybrid devices are equipped with a camera. The Windows 10 stock Camera app provides basic functions for image and video capture, as well as for all apps which might need to use your computer's camera. However, it's a good idea to know...

[Guide] Disable sleep password in Windows 10

If there's one annoying thing about Windows 10, is it asks for your Microsoft (or local) user account password at every startup, restart and even when you wake the device from sleep.  As long as you're using a Microsoft account to sign into Windows, there's no way to completely...

[Guide] Find out who’s connected to your WiFi network

Modern routers provide strong security through the latest encryption algorithms but it's also up to you to choose a strong password. Regardless of your password strength it's always a good idea to find out who's connected to your WiFi network. If you spot any unknown devices, it's worth changing...

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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...