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...

How To: Receive Android notifications on a Windows PC

One of the goodies we get to enjoy after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the ability to receive Android notifications on a Windows PC. If you find this feature useful, I hope you like Cortana, since that's what powers it. As a result, you need to have Cortana enabled...

How To: Read Facebook messages without being seen on Windows

The purpose of a social network is well.....to let you socialize, but that is something entirely different than invading your privacy and Facebook is anything but private. The read receipts inside Messenger conversations are definitely one of its most annoying features so I'm going to show you two simple...

How To: Install and use WhatsApp Desktop on PC and Mac

WhatsApp launched a desktop app for Windows and Mac OS X just a few days ago, which was definitely needed as until now Facebook only offered a web version for the popular chat app. In this guide, we'll show you how you can easily install and use WhatsApp Desktop...

How To: Use WhatsApp on your computer

It makes sense to use WhatsApp on your smartphone while you're on the go, but juggling between two devices as you're sitting in front of your PC is certainly not very comfortable. You can use WhatsApp on your computer and put down your smartphone in just a few simple...

4 Friendly note-taking extensions for Chrome

There are several note-taking extensions for Chrome you can try if you want to easily write down your ideas as you're browsing the web. After all, using the old pen and paper is hardly an ideal solution in our modern era. You might have a desktop app for taking notes...

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...
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[Tips] Use Google’s Privacy Check-up tool to control personal information

In the digital age, where information is perhaps the most precious commodity, it is vital that you understand exactly how companies handle your data and what they do with it. Though you might not be interested in the intimate details of online advertising and information gathering, you probably want...
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Make a strange, virtual journey through your life with Google’s Timeline

The joys of convenience versus the merits of privacy and security is a constant battle in the modern world as we usually have to sacrifice one to enjoy the other. Perhaps no company other than Google can offer such prime examples of this behavior as its free services capitalize...

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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...