Windows 11 has a new Microsoft Store. It first appeared on June 28, 2021, along with the first Windows 11 Insider Preview release. The new Store is a big improvement—here’s what’s new.
By default, Windows 11 starts with your taskbar icons centered in the middle of your screen. If you’d like the icons to stay on the left side of your taskbar instead, it’s easy to fix in Settings. Here’s how….
It’s here at last: On June 28, 2021, Microsoft released the first build of Windows 11 to members of the Windows Insider program. Here’s how to join up and install the Windows 11 Insider Preview on your computer….
If you need to make deep changes to Windows 10, you sometimes need to open Group Policy Editor, a tool that ships with Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions only. Here’s how to find and open it.
Now that Windows 11 is on the horizon, you might be wondering how long you can keep using Windows 10 safely with continued security updates from Microsoft. We have the answer.
If you’ve run Microsoft’s PC Health Check and been told Windows 11 doesn’t officially support your PC, there’s a chance you need to enable TPM and Secure Boot on your PC. Here’s how.
With Windows 11 arriving at the end of 2021, Microsoft announced the minimum system specifications required to run the new operating system. Knowing this, you can see if your Windows 10 PC is up to the task. Let’s take a look…
If you’re familiar with the Windows 10 Recycle Bin for deleting files and you just switched to Mac, you might wonder where the equivalent is on a Mac. It’s called “Trash,” and it’s located in the Dock. Here’s how to use it….
When it comes time to turn off a Windows 10 PC, you might not know the best way to do it. But there’s more than one way to shut down your computer, and we’ll show you six different methods that do the trick….
After revolutionizing PC gaming with Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, id Software pulled off a hat trick with Quake, released on June 22, 1996. Quake mixed polygonal 3D graphics, networking, and grunge into a groundbreaking hit with …
If you need to extract files from a VMware virtual machine disk image file (in VMDK format), there’s a quick and free way to do it without needing to buy or install VMware Workstation itself. Here’s how….
Over the past three-plus decades, the icons of Microsoft Windows have evolved alongside improvements in screen resolutions and color depth. Here’s a look at how the size and style of Windows icons have changed over time….
The thrilling multiplayer video game Among Us recently emerged as a cultural phenomenon online as it continues to gain new features and platform support. Here’s more info—and why people keep talking about it….
Discord is a handy collaboration and chat service, but by default, the Discord client loads itself on startup in Windows 10. Here’s how to prevent Discord from launching after a restart or at boot.
If you’ve disabled or hidden the “News and Interests” widget that displays the weather forecast in the Windows 10 taskbar, you might be wondering how to get it back. Here’s how.
In June 1981, Texas Instruments released the TI-99/4A, a 16-bit home computer and gaming platform that became a huge cultural success in America after selling 2.8 million units, although it resulted in a business loss for TI….
On the web, pop-up windows are often considered a nuisance. But sometimes, you need to enable pop-ups in Microsoft Edge for certain websites to work properly. Luckily, it’s easy to allow pop-ups on all sites or only specific …
In June 2021, Microsoft enabled a News and Weather widget (called “News and Interests”) on Windows 10’s taskbar. It shows weather, sports scores, news, and more at a glance. Here’s how to show, hide, and configure parts of th…
Thanks to a little-known shortcut, you can easily capture a clean screenshot of your Mac’s Dock without wallpaper, including translucency in the PNG alpha channel, with no cropping necessary. Here’s how to do it….
During the WWDC keynote on June 7, 2021, Apple detailed new features coming with watchOS 8 and upcoming changes to AirPods, Apple Home, Apple Health, and Privacy. Here’s a quick look at major changes.
Have you ever plugged a native Mac drive into a Windows 10 PC? If you do, you’ll see a scary-looking message asking you to format the disk. Why does Windows do that? We’ll explain.
Apple announced iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey for iPhone, iPad, and Mac during its annual WWDC keynote in June 2021. iPhone and iPad updates were released on September 20, while macOS Monterey arrives on October 25, 2…
On January 14, 1984, Apple released the first version of its Macintosh operating system, System 1.0. Despite being almost four decades old, many of its features resemble today’s macOS. We’ll take you on a brief tour of this h…
On Monday, June 7, 2021, Apple will stream its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote from Cupertino, CA. Expect news about iOS 15, possibly new Macs, and much more. Here’s how to watch the keynote and what to …
Keeping track of thousands of files on a Mac can be tricky. Luckily, macOS makes it a little easier with a feature called “tags,” which lets you color-code your files.