New to Windows 11? Beyond the fresh look and feel, here’s a handful of our favorite Windows 11 features—including a new store, settings app, wallpapers, and more—that every PC user should check out….
Is the sound coming from your Windows 11 PC’s speakers or headphones too loud or too quiet? It’s easy to adjust your volume output easily using several different techniques. Here’s how.
If Microsoft Teams is getting on your nerves in Windows 11—popping up when you log in, always running in the background, or launching when you click the “Chat” taskbar icon—here’s how to get rid of it….
If you frequently use a networked drive (or “share”) with Windows 11, you can map it to a drive letter in File Explorer to make it appear more like a local drive and quickly access it in the future. Here’s how to do it….
By default, Windows 11 doesn’t display any special icons (such as “This PC” or “Recycle Bin”) on your desktop. If you’d like a classic Windows look, you can enable special desktop icons easily. Here’s how to do it….
Whenever you leave your Windows 11 PC, it’s a good habit to keep it locked (with a special Windows software feature) so that others can’t use it. Here are several ways to keep your PC secure by locking it up….
In Windows 11, File Explorer shows check boxes on file icons whenever you select them by default. It’s handy for touchscreen devices, but if you want a cleaner look and don’t need them, they’re easy to turn off. Here’s how….
If you’re in the Windows Insider Program for Windows 11 and you’d like to switch from the Beta or Release Preview channels to a stable build on the next upgrade, you can make the switch in Settings. Here’s how….
If you’re tired of seeing tips, tricks, and messages on your Windows 11 lock screen, it’s easy to turn them off completely thanks to Settings. Here’s how to do it.
Multi-touch gestures can be handy on Windows 11 PCs with trackpads, but sometimes you can trigger them by accident without realizing it. If that happens often, you can disable multi-finger trackpad gestures entirely. Here’s h…
When your Windows 11 PC is locked, you’ll see a lock screen with a clock, date, and a special background image. Here’s how you can change the lock screen photo, remove the tips, and customize other elements on the screen….
If you’ve bought something on Amazon.com that you don’t want to show up in your order history, you can’t delete it, but you can hide it using an “archive” feature. We’ll show you how to do it.
25 years ago—on September 26, 1996—IBM launched OS/2 Warp Version 4, its last major attempt to compete with Microsoft Windows in desktop operating systems. While a competent and highly regarded OS, it didn’t take the OS c…
Starting with iPadOS 15, the iPad Dock now includes a shortcut to the App Library by default. If you don’t like seeing the App Library there, you can easily turn it off. Here’s how.
By default, the touchpad on your Windows 11 might not scroll the direction you like when using the two-finger swipe gesture. If that’s the case, you can change the trackpad scroll direction easily in Settings. Here’s how….
In iPadOS 15, Apple left the new Safari tab bar design turned off by default, but it’s already installed when you upgrade to iPadOS 15 or later. If you’d like to experiment with the new “compact” tab bar design, it’s easy to …
Starting with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, if you have an iCloud+ subscription, you can use Apple’s Private Relay to keep your browsing activity private thanks to encrypted relays. Here’s how to use it.
If your Windows 11 device is running low on battery life—or you want to get the most out of every minute of power—you can turn on Battery Saver mode. Here’s how to do it.
At some point, you’ll need to restart your Windows 11 PC to troubleshoot an issue, install an update, complete an installation, or otherwise. While you’ll often see a “restart” option when updating, here are several other way…
Sharing an email address is risky; it might lead to getting spam. To prevent that, a feature called “Hide My Email” on iCloud+ allows you to create a unique email address for each site, forwarding those messages to your regul…
By default, most trackpads on Windows 11 PCs allow you to “click” by softly tapping the touchpad surface. If you don’t like this (and would rather use a physical button to click), you can turn it off in Settings. Here’s how….
Themes allow you to quickly customize Windows 11’s appearance with a single click, changing wallpapers, colors, and sounds together at the same time. Here’s how to set your theme—or create a custom one—in Windows 11….
If you’d like to make your system fonts larger on Windows 11 so they’re easier to read, it’s easy to increase the base Windows 11 text size that will apply system-wide using Settings. Here’s how.
Windows 11 includes a “Game Mode” enabled by default that automatically optimizes your system for gaming when it detects a game in progress. It usually works well, but if it causes performance problems, you can switch easily …
If you’d like to change your desktop wallpaper in Windows 11 to a different built-in background image, a solid color, or a custom picture, it’s easy to do in Windows Settings. Here’s how.