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The Windows 10 taskbar works much like previous Windows versions — it offers buttons for every application you’re running and lets you pin icons for later, and a system tray for icons. The main difference is that Windows 10 has a Cortana search box located right on the taskbar, although you can easily disable it.

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Modern versions of Mac OS X no longer need you to repair disk permissions. However, that’s not the only issue that can occur with a disk or file system. Mac OS X contains a variety of tools for repairing disk, partition, and file system errors.

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With the constant increase in the usage of mobile devices, what is it that helps keep mobile broadband working as smoothly as it does? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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The crux of Amazon’s personal voice-assistant Alexa and the companion hardware the Amazon Echo is that she’s always there listening and ready to help but that doesn’t mean that you always want Alexa listening and at the ready.

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The Quick Access Toolbar is a small, customizable toolbar that exposes a set of commands that are specified by the application or selected by the user. It provides a lot of customization opportunities to help make the commands and actions you use most often in File Explorer quicker and easier to use.

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When we first reviewed the Chromecast back in 2013 we showed you how to set it up, but the Chromecast now comes in a sleeker, more powerful, and better designed package so we’re back with updated instructions.

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Microsoft Edge is not only the default web browser in Windows 10 but also the default PDF reader. This is definitely a good thing as we can finally view PDF files without having to install third-party apps, but it’s more of a basic PDF reader.

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There’s a whole host of tricks your Amazon Echo is capable of and, among them, is a pretty neat one: you can order products right off Amazon using voice commands. Read on as we show you how to enable it, disable it, and add a PIN protection code to the ordering process.

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With Windows 10, Microsoft seems to have disabled System Restore by default — at least on some PCs. System Restore has been around since Windows ME, creating snapshots of system files you can restore if a problem occurs.

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BitLocker disk encryption normally requires a TPM on Windows. Microsoft’s EFS encryption can never use a TPM. The new “device encryption” feature on Windows 10 and 8.1 also requires a modern TPM, which is why it’s only enabled on new hardware. But what is a TPM?

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Can’t remember your Mac’s password? Don’t worry. With the default settings, you can simply try logging into your Mac. Fail enough times and you’ll be able to reset your password with your Apple ID. But this won’t always work.

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Tell your file manager to show hidden files and you’ll see quite a few junk files scattered across your folders. Windows creates thumbs.db and desktop.ini files in many folders, and Mac OS X creates .DS_Store files.

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Got a shiny new Apple Watch for Christmas? You’re probably wondering how to set it up and what to do with it. It’s a very useful smartwatch that can do many things. Read on to find out how to set up your Apple Watch, tweak its settings, and learn the many ways you can use it.

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If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it is that slow download speeds are extremely frustrating. In the quest for better download speeds, is it possible that changing DNS servers will have a positive effect? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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