When you set up an iOS device running iOS 9, you are prompted for a six-digit passcode. However, you may not know that you can use a stronger alphanumeric password–one that uses letters and numbers–on your iOS devices. We’ll show you how.
There are a lot of changes in Windows 10’s File Explorer compared to Windows 7’s Windows Explorer. If you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 and you don’t like the changes, we’ll show you how you can get the look and feel of Windows 7’s Windows Explorer back.
Google announced on March 22, 2016 that the Chrome App Launcher–which provides quick access to all your offline Chrome apps–will be retired (except in Chrome OS). It’s being phased out over time and will be completely gone in July 2016. There will not be any official replacement for the Chrome App Launcher from Google, but don’t worry–Chrome apps are not going away. You will just need to access them in some other way.
When you upload a new version of a shared file to Google Drive, the old file is not replaced, since Google Drive lets you have multiple files with the same name. That means that the newly uploaded file will have a different shareable link, which is a hassle if you want the same people to be able to access it.
Some Windows 10 users have reported a strange bug. It seems that the “Open With” option on the right-click context menu is missing. If you’re experiencing this bug, we have a solution using the registry.
Google Chrome Apps are websites optimized for Chrome, installed in your browser from the Chrome Web Store. When you install a Chrome Web App, an icon for that app is added to the Apps page. All the app icons can be arranged and categorized into pages to suit your needs.
Microsoft has finally added virtual desktops as a built-in feature to Windows 10. Virtual desktops are useful if you run a lot of programs at once and want to organize them into categories, such as for work, web surfing, or playing games.
As of Mac OS X Yosemite, you can mark up email attachments, including PDF files and image files, in Apple Mail on the Mac, making Mail a powerful productivity app. Now, that feature is also available in the iOS Mail app.
You’ve created a really long list of items in Word, and now discover you need to reverse the order. Do you manually move each item? Luckily, no. We’ll show you a trick for reversing a list in Word that works on numbered and bulleted lists.
Microsoft changed the default folder icon in Windows 10 to a flat, closed folder. If you prefer the open folder icon from Windows 7, you can make that the default folder icon in Windows 10 with a registry tweak.
You’ve created a table in Word and started to enter your data. Then, you realize that the table should be transposed, meaning the rows should be columns and vice versa. Rather than recreating the table and manually entering the data again, there’s an easier way to do this.
You sit down at your computer with the best intentions of being productive. Several hours later, you’ve checked your email, read your RSS feeds, posted your status to Facebook, and tried to find the guy you think wrote “The Phantom loves you” in your junior high school yearbook.
Cookies are small files that websites put on your computer to store small bits of information. A cookie can keep you logged into a website by writing ID information to a cookie file. Cookies can also be used to store the items in your shopping cart.
We’re all familiar with touch screen tablets, but some laptops also have touch screens. We think they’re pretty useful, but if you tend to use your laptop with the standard keyboard and mouse combination, you can disable the touch screen on your Windows 10 device pretty easily.
Notepad has been the standard text editor included in Windows for many years, allowing you to create and edit plain text files. But, did you know you can also use Notepad to keep a dated log or journal? It’s very easy and we’ll show you how.
Have you tried to type an ampersand (&) in a header or footer in Excel and seen it disappear on your printed worksheet? There’s a special trick to typing ampersands in headers and footers in Excel so you don’t lose them.
The PDF format is meant to ensure the formatting of a document is preserved when viewed on different operating systems and devices. If you’re viewing a document on a PC in a dark room, you might want to change the color scheme so the screen is not so bright.
By default, programs’ title bars in Windows 10 are white. You can change the color of the active program window, but what about the title bars on inactive windows? No worries. There’s an easy registry tweak to solve that.
Chrome’s Incognito Mode allows you to surf the web and search for stuff without your browsing history being tracked. However, what if you want to temporarily save your browsing history just for that incognito session, so you can go back to pages you just visited? There’s a handy extension that allows you to do this.
In typesetting terms, “widows” and “orphans” are lines at the end or beginning of a paragraph that are separated from the rest of the paragraph by a page break. If you think widows and orphans in your Word document are distracting, you can enable a setting that prevents them.
Windows redesigned its screenshot feature in Windows 8, and you no longer need to launch the Snipping Tool or run any third-party screenshot tool, such as Greenshot. You can easily capture everything on the screen using one key combination.
There are two ways to protect a PDF file: an owner password and a user password. We’ll explain the purpose of each and show you how to apply them to your PDF files.
When working on an Excel worksheet, you may find yourself setting up different display settings at different times, such as zoom level or window position and size. The Custom Views feature allows you to set up and save different views to quickly switch among them.
By default, each Notepad document has the name of the document in the header and the page number in the footer when you print a text file. However, you can customize the header and footer with special commands or custom text, or leave one or both blank.
If you use the LibreOffice suite of programs, you’ll be happy to learn about Open365. Just as LibreOffice is the free, open source alternative to Microsoft Office, Open365 is the free counterpart to the cloud-based Office 365.