Walter Glenn

Walter Glenn is a long time computer geek and tech writer. Though he's mostly a Windows and gadget guy, he has a fondness for anything tech. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’re a fan of organizing your contacts list–like, say ditching your duplicates or grouping contacts for a cleaner list–you’ll be happy to know that iOS 10 now lets you change the default action on those blue quick connect buttons on a contact’s page.

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iMessage got a huge update in iOS 10, adding things like third-party app integration, rich links, and a number of fun graphical effects for messages. If you’re seeing messages that say something like “(sent with Invisible Ink)” instead of seeing the actual Invisible Ink effect, we’ve got a couple of fixes for you to try.

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Windows 10 includes bunch of personalization settings that let you change your desktop background, windows colors, lock screen background, and more. Here is what you need to know to get your computer looking exactly how you want it.

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If you have trouble regularly getting a full night’s sleep, the new Bedtime feature in iOS 10 might just help. Set a wake up time and how many hours of sleep you need, and iOS offers bedtime reminders, more gentle alarms, and basic sleep tracking through the Health app.

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If you ever browse through your Task Manager window, you’ve likely spotted a process named “System interrupts” and then probably ignored it. But if it’s using up your CPU and you’re wondering what you can do about it, we’ve got the answer for you.

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If you’re experiencing trouble with your Office 365 installation or issues with specific Office apps, Microsoft offers two automated tools that may be able to help you troubleshoot and repair your problems.

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Annoyed that Windows 10 gives you only one setting to change the color of the taskbar, Start menu, and Action Center all at once? There’s no way to change each color individually, but we’ve got a quick Registry hack that will get you part of the way there.

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If you browse through your Task Manager in Windows 8 or 10, you’ll probably see several instances of a process named “Device Association Framework Provider Host” running. If you’ve ever wondered what it was, why there are so many, and why it might be spiking your CPU usage, we’ve got the answer for you.

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If you’re having Wi-Fi or cellular issues that you just haven’t been able to resolve using other methods, iOS gives you the option to reset all your network settings. This sets just about everything back to the factory default, giving you a chance to start from scratch.

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Windows 10 finally brought back the Start menu, and it’s more customizable than ever. Here’s a quick rundown of all the different ways that you can make the Start menu your own.

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If you spend any time poking around through your Task Manager window, you’ve probably seen a process named “Host Process for Windows Tasks.” In fact, you’ve likely seen multiple instances of this task running at the same time. If you’ve ever wondered what it was and why there are sometimes so many, we’ve got the answer for you.

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Over the years, Windows has gotten much better about how it handles networked printers. But if you want to share a printer over the network, you may still need to do a little legwork to get it all up and running. Here’s how it all works.

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Have you ever been composing a new message in iOS Mail when you needed to refer back to an earlier email? Instead of saving the new message as a draft, just swipe it out of the way.

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Your iPhone’s Raise to Listen feature lets you record or listen to an audio message just by raising the phone to your face. It can be handy, but it can also be pretty annoying–especially if you don’t use audio messages and you’re sick of accidentally recording them. Here’s how to turn it off.

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If you’re reading this article, then you probably spotted the Runtime Broker process in your Task Manager window and wondered what it was–and maybe even why it spikes CPU usage sometimes. We’ve got the answer for you.

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By default, Windows 10’s lock screen times out and switches off your monitor after one minute. If you’d like it to stick around longer than that–say, if you have background picture you like looking at or you enjoy having Cortana handy–there’s a simple Registry hack that will add the setting to your power options.

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In previous versions of Windows, you could change the number of recent items shown in jump lists with a simple option in taskbar properties. For whatever reason, Microsoft removed this ability in Windows 10. With a minor Registry hack, though, you can still bump that number up.

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You’ve probably noticed that File Explorer keeps a list of files and folders you’ve recently opened, displaying them at the bottom of the File Explorer window. It’s handy, for sure, but there are times you’ll want to clear that file history. Here’s how to do it.

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Now that it has extension support, Microsoft Edge is becoming a more and more viable browser. One feature people seem to either love or hate is the pop-up preview you get when you hover over a tab. There’s no built-in setting that lets you turn tab previews off, but you can do it with a simple Registry hack.

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The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 adds badge icons for universal apps pinned to the Taskbar. While you can’t turn icon badges on and off for individual apps, you can disable all badges if you want.

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If you spend any time at all poking through Task Manager, you know that loads of processes run on any Windows system. But what do they do? Is it safe to stop, disable, or re-prioritize them? We’ve got some answers for you.

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Even if you don’t use the Windows Mail & Calendar app, the Windows calendar is actually pretty nice. And with the Anniversary Update to Windows 10, you can now see your agenda and add calendar events right from the Windows taskbar.

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If you’ve used Kindle devices or apps for a while, you know how easy it is for old devices to accumulate on your list. Why not make things easier on yourself by clearing out old devices and better organizing the ones you still use?

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With the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, you can finally abandon the 260 character maximum path limit in Windows. You just need to make a minor edit to the Windows Registry or Group Policy. Here’s how to make it happen.

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If you’re suffering network problems in Windows 10 that you just can’t seem to fix, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update now includes a feature that lets you reset your network back to how it was when you first installed Windows.

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