How to Turn a Windows PC Into a Wireless Repeater

A repeater sits within range of your Wi-Fi network and “repeats” it, extending your Wi-Fi coverage farther than your router could alone. If your Wi-Fi only covers one half of your house, a repeater placed in the middle of your home can extend your Wi-Fi to the rest of the building.

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How to Calculate Your Pokémon’s Exact IVs with Pokémon GO’s New Appraisal System

If you play Pokémon GO, then you of course want the best possible Pokémon you can get. The thing is, knowing how good an individual Pokémon is goes far beyond just looking at its CP and move set. Each Pokémon has its own IVs—Individual Values—that define how it will actually perform in battle.

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How to Use a Dark Theme for (Almost) Everything in Windows 10

With Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, Microsoft now offers a dark theme–known as “dark mode”. This option was previously hidden and could only be enabled with a registry hack. Now, it’s a simple toggle.

by about 19 days ago

How to Use Your Free Windows 10 License After Changing Your PC’s Hardware

The free Windows 10 license you receive is tied to your PC’s hardware. You’re still allowed to use Windows 10 on that same PC even after changing its hardware. Activating that license is easier than ever in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update.

by about 20 days ago

Everything You Can Do With Windows 10’s New Bash Shell

Windows 10’s Anniversary Update brings a “Bash on Ubuntu on Windows” environment to Windows 10. But don’t be deceived: This is more than just a Bash shell. It’s a full compatibility layer for running Linux applications on Windows.

by about 25 days ago

What’s New in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update

Windows 10’s second big update, dubbed the “Anniversary Update”, is finally here. This is a huge update that touches every corner of the operating system. It includes many, many more changes than the November update did.

by about 29 days ago

You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free from Microsoft’s Accessibility Site

The free Windows 10 upgrade offer may technically be over, but it isn’t 100% gone. Microsoft still provides a free Windows 10 upgrade to anyone who checks a box saying they use assistive technologies on their computer. This offer will end at some point, but Microsoft hasn’t announced when.

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How to Easily Boost Your Cell Phone Signal at Home

Poor signal strength could be your carrier’s fault, or it could be because of signal-blocking materials in your home’s walls. Whatever the cause, you can boost that signal and get the maximum number of bars at home. Or, better yet, just use Wi-Fi calling on a modern phone.

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One Year Later: Did Microsoft Listen to Windows 10 Complaints?

Windows 10 is an odd beast. It’s a worthy upgrade to Windows 7, and a big improvement from Windows 8. But Microsoft made quite a few decisions people weren’t happy about. So, a year into Windows 10, with a new update on the way, we ask: Did Microsoft listen to the complaints?

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Where to Download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 ISOs Legally

You can reinstall Windows from scratch using the product key that came with your PC, but you’ll have to find installation media yourself. Microsoft offers free ISO files for downloading; you just have to know where to look.

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PSA: Encrypt Your PC, Phone, and Tablet Now. You’ll Regret It Later If You Don’t

Imagine you go on your dream European vacation and all your things are stolen after your hotel room is burgled or your car is broken into. Clothes and toothbrushes are easy to replace, but your devices are a potential treasure trove for thieves to exploit.

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