As a parent, you have plenty to worry about; what your kids are doing on their computers shouldn’t be one of them. Today, well show you how to lock down your curiosity-prone kids and really take control of your home network with Microsoft Family Safety.
Without some layer of protection, your kids are exposed to all kinds of risks and dangers online. Even using the basic security features offered on your router, you probably aren’t doing as much as you could, which is where Windows parental controls come into play.
Have you ever wished you could just drag and drop a couple files from your computer to your tablet, phone, or laptop? With Filedrop you can, and best of all it’s really easy to use.
Most home networks rarely have one single type of client connecting to it. Usually, there’s a blend of Windows, Android, iOS, and maybe even Macs. How do you keep all these clients connected while keeping younger users out of trouble?
Facebook users may have noticed a recent change to its mobile app. When you click on a link, it now opens in Facebook, instead of your preferred, default browser. This is really annoying; here’s how to change it back on Android.
Most people probably don’t think of themselves as an “administrator” but if you have computers all using the same access point, then that’s what you are. It’s important to understand how to ensure the safety of children using computers on your network.
OS X has excellent visual clarity and is pretty kind on the eyes right out of the box. But, if you have trouble making out the small typefaces or simply want to make stuff bigger, then there are a few things you can do.
Do you fill your phone or tablet with stuff to watch before a big trip? If you do, then you know your device can fill up quickly. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do batch conversions of your favorite videos to the ideal size?
Ever hear a quote or piece of dialog in a movie or favorite TV show and wish you could set it as a ringtone or notification on your smartphone? You can actually, with the free, open-source application Avidemux.
Storage space on your phone or tablet comes at a premium, and you can’t fill it up with a bunch of big video files. Fortunately, with Handbrake, you can shrink big video files down to smaller ones; more will fit, and you binge watch longer!
If you’ve ever wished you could create an MP3 from a favorite video file, then today is your lucky day. With simple, open source software, you can strip the audio and convert it to your favorite format in a matter of minutes!
If you’ve ever wanted to convert a video file, but weren’t sure what to use, then Handbrake might be the program for you. Today we’ll show you how to use it to convert video files into different formats.
The “Send to” menu has been around since Windows 95; so long a lot of users might have forgotten about it. You may not know it, but you can use “Send to” to smartly transfer files to your Android device.
There’s a lot you can do with the Google Chromecast but did you know you can cast your screen from your Android phone or tablet to any Chromecast-equipped display? It’s easy, and we’re going to tell you how to do it.
If you’re thinking about buying a new hard drive because you’re running out of capacity, you can quickly free up a lot of space by offloading large files to the cloud.
One of the biggest obstacles to keeping digital notes and to-do lists (beyond getting used to not using pen and paper), is finding an app you like. Google Keep is free, lightweight, easy-to-use, and might just be the notes app you’ve been seeking.
Google could be tracking and recording your every location on your Android device, and you may not even know it!
Everywhere you turn, somebody is coming out with a new Bluetooth speaker with a “fun” design — shaped like animals, cones, or even old-timey radios. So are there any Bluetooth speakers that don’t suck? We reviewed the upcoming Braven BRV-X speaker, and it was pretty good, if a little pricey.
In many ways, a laptop is a far more personal machine than a traditional desktop computer. While my desktop is the machine I use 90% of the time, my laptop can and often goes with me everywhere, riding along on planes and in cars, staying with me on the couch and following me to bed, all the while bearing the brunt of my snacking and spills.
A funny thing happened after a recent move – after setting up my wireless router in a new apartment, no matter how I tried, I couldn’t change the name of the device’s wired network connection on any of the Windows 8 machines physically attached to it. Puzzling? Very.
Since Windows 8.1 has launched, a lot that has changed. Not so much with the Control Panel, but the Metro-themed “PC settings” that have definitely taken on more and more responsibilities; many control panels have finally been rolled into the PC settings, and we can probably expect that trend to continue as Microsoft introduces new versions of Windows 8.
The PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One? That is the question right now fueling many an Internet debate on which one is best and which one to buy.
Shout “Windows 8” and you’re likely to hear “Vista” echoed back at you. For Microsoft, Windows 8 has received a Vista-like reception and it’s showing in tepid sales and an abysmal market share.
After having used Windows 8 over the past few months, we’ve found a few ways Microsoft could immediately improve the Start Screen to make it less disorienting and more usable, not only for tablets but desktops and laptops as well.