You set up the tripod, line up the shot, and get ready to take the best picture of your life. You stare through the viewfinder and as you press the shutter release a random passerby leaps into the frame. You’ve been photobombed.
Whether you’ve upgraded to the newest model or you’re the proud new owner of a family hand-me-down, the first thing on everyone’s mind is how to get everything from their old iPhone onto their new one. Here’s what you need to do.
If you’re particular about how Windows displays the contents of your folders, you can cut your customization time down considerably by taking advantage of File Explorer’s five built-in folder templates.
Once upon a time, there was a dumb person named Justin, who installed Java even though it’s awful. Even worse, this fool clicked “Next” without disabling the bundled offers.
The Windows Control Panel and Settings interface both expose a lot of settings that you might not want some users messing around with. Here’s how to disable them in Windows 7, 8, and 10.
When you start digging into all the options available in Windows, you just might be surprised at what you can find. Take the shutdown /r and shutdown /g commands, for example. What is the difference between them? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.
If your “Open With” right-click menu is getting a little cluttered, why not get rid of entries you don’t use? With a little Registry hacking, it’s easy to do.
Windows 10’s Start menu is very customizable. Add website shortcuts to your Start menu and you can quickly access your favorite websites by clicking a tile. This works with Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or any other browser.
If a slight bump to your desk is enough to wake up your sleeping PC, it’s likely your mouse doing the waking. Here’s how to prevent that from happening.
Remember when uTorrent was great? The upstart BitTorrent client was super lightweight and trounced other popular BitTorrent clients. But that was long ago, before BitTorrent, Inc. bought uTorrent and crammed it full of crapware and scammy advertisements.
We all know that there is a right way and a wrong way to detach USB mass storage devices from our computers, but does the same principle apply to MTP devices? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.
If you’re worried about someone trying to guess your Windows password, you can have Windows temporarily block sign in attempts after a specific number of failed attempts.
You can use your Android phone to listen to tunes, watch videos, and take photos, but in order to get those files on–or off–your device, sometimes you have to plug it into your desktop PC. When things work right, it’s great, but it can be frustrating if your device isn’t detected.
Website addresses that end in “.onion” aren’t like normal domain names, and you can’t access them with a normal web browser. Addresses that end with “.onion” point to Tor hidden services on the “deep web”.
If you ever wanted to make your web traffic seem like it was coming from a different browser–say, to trick a site that claims it’s incompatible with yours–you can. All popular browsers offer built-in user agent switchers, so you can change your user agent without installing any extensions.
Amazon’s $50 Fire Tablet may be one of the best deals in tech—especially when it occasionally goes on sale for $35. It may feel limited, but with a few tweaks—no rooting necessary—you can turn it (and its larger, slightly more expensive brethren) into an almost-stock Android tablet perfect for reading, watching, and even light gaming.
Most of the time, when you upgrade or change the hardware on your computer, Windows tends to accept it without a problem. But what do you do if Windows keeps “seeing” and listing a new permanent hard drive as removable? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.
If you need to access an FTP server, you can install dedicated FTP clients with lots of features –but you don’t necessarily have to. Windows itself offers several ways for connecting to an FTP server, allowing you to download and upload files in a pinch.
Windows Search makes searching for files on your PC a lot faster, but if you find that things slow down when Windows indexes files or that Search isn’t working as expected, there are a few steps you can take.
When you sign up for Insider Preview builds, Windows warns that you “may” need to reinstall Windows to get back to the stable version of Windows. But this is a worst case scenario, and there are other ways to get off the Insider Preview track.
If you’d like to limit what apps a user can run on a PC, Windows gives you two options. You can block the apps you don’t want a user to run, or you can restrict them to running only specific apps. Here’s how to do it.
Connect speakers, headphones, a webcam with a built-in microphone, a Bluetooth headset, or another audio devices to your Windows PC and you’ll need to choose which devices Windows actually uses. This is easy to configure–and now even easier on Windows 10.
You plug your iPhone into your computer, ready to sync and…nothing. The little icon doesn’t show up in iTunes’ toolbar, and you’re flummoxed. Here are a few possible solutions.
When you frequently use a long-standing and convenient feature in Windows, then suddenly see it removed from the latest version, it can be very frustrating. How do you get the missing feature back? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful solutions to a reader’s “recent file” woes.
Did you know there’s a version of Windows 10 that doesn’t get big feature updates, and doesn’t even have the Windows Store or Microsoft Edge browser? It’s called Windows 10 LTSB, short for Long Term Servicing Branch.