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How to Turn Off Your Nintendo Switch

Although putting your Nintendo Switch to sleep is easy, powering down your Switch off completely (or restarting it) requires an extra step that’s not obvious. Here’s how to do it.

How to Change Your Microsoft Account Name

You might need to change your Microsoft Account name in Office 365 or Windows 11 for whatever reason. Luckily, it’s easy to do with a visit to a special Microsoft Account website. Here’s how.

How to Update Drivers on Windows 11

If the hardware devices in your Windows 11 PC—such as USB controllers, video cards, printers, or other peripherals—need new or updated drivers, it’s usually easy to install them. We’ll show you how….

What Is a System on a Chip (SoC)?

With so much talk about Apple’s M1 and smartphone chips these days, you might hear about the “system on a chip” (SoC) designs used in them. But what are SoCs, and how do they differ from CPUs and microprocessors? We’ll explai…

How to Use Classic Screen Savers in Windows 11

If you’re a fan of vintage Windows screensavers and would like to relive the glory days of Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, or XP, it’s easy to install a pack of vintage Microsoft screensavers for free. Here’s how to do it….

What Is Finder on a Mac?

If you’ve used a Mac, you might have heard of “Finder.” But what is it, why do you need it, and how do you use it? We’ll explain.

How to Change DNS Servers on Windows 11

If you’d like to use alternative DNS servers with your Windows 11 machine—perhaps to speed up browsing with a free DNS service, enhance privacy, or simply use something better than what you ISP provides—it’s fairly easy t…

X Marks the Spot: Microsoft’s Xbox Turns 20

When Sony’s PlayStation 2 threatened to make the Windows PC obsolete, Microsoft countered by releasing the Xbox on November 15, 2001. Of course, the Xbox didn’t run Windows or use standard PC hardware either. Here’s how that …

How to Disable Focus Sharing Across iPhone and Mac

By default, if you set a Focus mode on your iPhone, it will synchronize on your Mac (running Monterey or later) and other Apple devices if they are all linked to the same Apple account. If you find this annoying, it’s easy to…

How to Undo (and Redo) on a Windows PC

If you’ve made a mistake on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC and would like to go back a step, it’s easy to use the built-in “Undo” command. Similarly, you can sometimes also perform a “Redo” action to restore what you just u…

How to Choose When Windows 11 Turns Off Your Screen

Thanks to Windows 11, you can save energy, extend a portable PC’s battery life, and lengthen your screen’s lifespan if you configure your monitor or screen to automatically turn off after a certain period of time. Here’s how …

How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS on Windows 11

For improved online privacy and security, Windows 11 lets you use DNS over HTTPS (DoH) to encrypt the DNS requests your computer makes while you browse or do anything else online. Here’s how to set it up….

How to Undo (and Redo) on Mac

Whenever you make a mistake on your Mac, it’s easy to take a step back with Undo. And if you change your mind, you can Redo the last command just as easily in most apps. Here’s how to use them.

How to Put a Windows 11 PC to Sleep

When you’re not using your Windows 11 PC for a while, it’s good to put it to sleep to save power or battery life. Sleep is a special mode that lets you quickly resume where you left off without completely powering down. Here …
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