The “Getting Windows ready, Don’t turn off your computer” message appears while Windows is installing updates. Windows will normally finish the installation process if you give it time—but, if it’s been hours, you may just need to restart your PC.
If smart bulbs aren’t your thing (although we tend to love them), then smart light switches might be more up your alley. Here are the best in-wall smart light switches you should consider if you want to take your lighting game to the next level.
An ISO file (often called an ISO image), is an archive file that contains an identical copy (or image) of data found on an optical disc, like a CD or DVD. They are often used for backing up optical discs, or for distributing large file sets that are intended to burned to an optical disc.
Windows can rotate your screen without any extra software. This is especially useful if you have a desktop monitor that rotates. Many PCs have hotkeys that can rotate your screen, too, and these are easy to accidentally press.
Sometimes you just want to chill with the competition and play a game together. If you want to get some co-op action going on your Xbox One, we have the games for you.
If you don’t want to show decimal values in Excel, you can simplify your numerical data using the ROUND functions. Excel offers three functions: ROUND, ROUNDUP, and ROUNDDOWN. Let’s take a look at how they work.
Vacuum cleaner options are vast and wonderful. You can buy a heavy bag on wheels, a stick vacuum cleaner, or something even smaller than that. If you’re after a handheld cleaner, we’ve checked out the best.
You may very well be the king of backing up your data regularly, but archiving your data is a completely different ball game. Here’s how you can archive your digital files and keep them around for generations to come.
When sitting, it’s important to keep your back well supported. After all, it’s a fundamental part of your body and skeletal structure. One great way of protecting it is through the use of a lumbar support pillow. Here’s our top picks.
Chromebooks have come a long way since the original Cr-48 back in 2010, and are now more powerful (and mainstream) than ever. If you’re curious about Google’s web-centric operating system, here are some things you may not know.
The Apple TV remote is a simple piece of gadgetry, but it packs a punch considering that each button can do multiple things. Here are some Apple TV remote tips and tricks that you should know in order to take your Apple TV game to the next level.
If you’re a PC gamer with even a passing interest in a living room setup, you should grab a Steam Link. This gadget is the ideal way to extend your sessions to the big screen.
People who frequently travel with important or sensitive data need some way to store it—preferably on a medium that can take a beating. These flash drives and storage drives fit the bill.
Are you exhausted from all your notifications? You’re not alone: notifications aren’t what they used to be.
Android users have long been able to send texts from their computers with third-party tools like Pushbullet or MightyText. But Google is taking this function native with a new feature called Messages for Web. Here’s what it’s all about.
Amazon’s Fire Tablets offer some of the best bang for your buck you can get in a tablet today, but there are more differences to these tablets than just the size. Here’s a breakdown of what you get with each.
Good camera lenses don’t come cheap, but if you’re window shopping on Amazon or B&H Photo, you might notice some extreme outliers: cine lenses (or cinema lenses) designed specifically for filmmakers. While you can get a Canon 50mm f/1.8 for $125, the Canon 50mm T/1.3 cine lens is a cool $3,950. So, what sets this cine lens apart? Let’s find out.
Microsoft added “Windows Sonic” spatial sound to Windows 10 back in the Creators Update. Windows Sonic for Headphones is disabled by default, but you can enable it for virtual surround sound. This option is available on the Xbox One, too.
There are a handful of smart locks to choose from, but not all are created equal. Here’s what you should know about the different kinds of smart locks and which ones you should consider buying.
The design of the Lightning cable connector is an improvement over past plug types, but the cables are still prone to wear and tear. We’ve rounded up the most durable Lighting cables so you can get more mileage out of them.
If you’re looking to kill some time with a game on your phone, you don’t have to sit around and tap away on the screen. If you want the best gaming experience on mobile, you need to add a controller.
Microsoft Word lets you easily create and format multilevel lists in your documents. You can choose from a variety of formatting options, including bulleted, numbered, or alphabetized lists. Let’s take a look.
If you have local videos stored on your Android phone, there’s no shortage of ways to give them a watch. But that doesn’t mean all options are created equally—these are the best video apps for Android.
Windows still rules the roost in terms of PC users and utility. If you’re looking for a new thin-and-light laptop (and macOS and Chrome just won’t cut it), these are the best available today.
The ping command sends packets of data to a specific IP address on a network, and then lets you know how long it took to transmit that data and get a response. It’s a handy tool that you can use to quickly test various points of your network. Here’s how to use it.
Windows 10 starts as a very annoying operating system. The Start menu is full of games like Candy Crush, advertisements are all over the place, and useless icons like People litter the taskbar. Here’s how to eliminate all those annoyances.
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