One of the newer gamer-centric features of Windows 10 is the Game Bar and Game DVR, which is a feature designed to allow gamers to record gameplay in the background so if something amazing happens, you have proof to show all your friends. Since you don’t really know when you’ll pull off that amazing quadruple melee kill, Game DVR can automatically record all gaming video in the background so when that amazing moment happens, you can simply save it to show all your friends.
Of course, if you already have another service such as Nvidia ShadowPlay or have a dedicated capture card recording footage for you, you may not need to have Game Bar or Game DVR. [...]
On July 20th 2016, the highly popular torrents website, Kickass Torrents, was shut down after an investigation into the website by US authorities. The alleged founder of Kickass Torrents, Artem Vaulin, was arrested and the website was shut down immediately. At the time, Kickass Torrents was the biggest torrent site in the world, so this was a huge shock to those who regularly used its services.
If you’re one of those users, you might be looking for an alternative to Kickass Torrents. While nothing is going to be as great as Kickass Torrents Once was, there are still quality torrents websites out there that will serve your needs just fine. Here’s the [...]
YouTube is easily the best online video streaming service on the internet with an array of video content ranging from amateur home videos to professionally produced shows. While it’s nice to watch the content online, it’s sometimes not feasible to do so. For example, if you’re out for a jog and you simply want to listen to a podcast, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to load up an MP3 file?
Yes it is, and today we’ll be showing you how using a service called Peggo. Peggo is a web service that easily converts Youtube videos to MP3 so you can use it on your PC, Mac, smartphones, smartwatches, MP3 players and other devices hassle [...]
Windows 10’s search function is one of the most powerful tools in the operating system. Users can easily search for files, programs, and settings straight from the desktop. To speed up searches, Windows has an Index file that keeps track of what’s in the system and where. Unfortunately, not all the things you need are automatically indexed and sometimes residual program entries will still appear after they’ve been uninstalled.
To fix this issue and to include additional locations, you’ll need to rebuild the index file. Here’s how.
Rebuild the Search Index File Step 1
Hit the Windows Key and immediately type [...]
WiFi is one of the most important features in computers, but sometimes you may want to turn it off for some reason or you just can’t figure out how to turn it on. Today we’ll show several methods for turning on/off your computer’s WiFi.
Turn On/Off WiFi Hardware
For those with laptops, the easiest way to turn on/off WiFi is to search for the dedicated WiFi or Airplane Mode button/switch located on the laptop.
If there isn’t a physical button/switch, the enable/disable WiFi switch may be a simple combination of the Fn key and a F-key combined. In the case of this MSI GS40 gaming laptop below, the key combination [...]
It’s been a decade since Facebook launched their videos feature and while it’s still not quite as popular as YouTube, Facebook video is still one of the most popular video platforms out there.
However, just like YouTube, watching videos on Facebook requires an internet connection, so if you know you’ll be away from an internet connection for a while, or you know your data plan simply isn’t up to snuff, you may want to just download the video to your computer or smartphone to watch offline.
As such, today we’ll show you how to download and save Facebook videos to watch offline on your PC, Mac, Android, or iOS [...]
Torrents have gotten a bad rap over the years as a platform for sharing illegal movies, music, TV shows, and software, but they have quite a few legitimate uses as well. For example individual developers, content creators and non-profit organizations can simply set up a Torrent, share it with a couple people and let it self propagate, significantly reducing the cost overhead of purchasing file hosting or content delivery.
However, unlike traditional file delivery methods such as through HTTP/HTTPS or through FTP, in order to download a Torrent file, a Torrent client is needed and of course not all Torrent clients are created equal. As such, today we’ll be [...]
Although this may be the first time you’re using it, Snapchat is one of the most popular social networking platforms on mobile devices. Snapchat’s major differentiating factor is that photos or videos are sent out as what they call “Snaps” to either users you select or you can post them as stories so others can see what you’ve been up to.
However, one thing about the Snapchat is that if you’ve been a user of Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, Snapchat’s interface isn’t the easiest to figure out. There are very few instructions in the app on how to use it, which makes it difficult to do simple things like upload a [...]
Like Google Chrome, if you just go directly to the Mozilla Firefox website, you’re directed to download the Firefox Stub Installer, which is essentially a file that detects your operating system then downloads the most appropriate version of Firefox from the web then installs it. While this works fine if you’re planning to just use Firefox on one computer that has internet access, if you’re trying to deploy Firefox on multiple machines that may or may not have internet access, using a stub installer is a massive waste of time and bandwidth.
Like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox is available as standalone offline installers, but finding them is a [...]
One of the easiest yet least known ways to drastically improve any PC’s ability to defend itself against malware such as adware or spyware is to simply redirect malicious websites using the hosts file.What is a hosts file and how does editing it block malware?
Before we begin, let’s first talk about what a host file is. When a PC accesses the internet, it uses a DNS server to resolve domain names to IP addresses. Your PC then follows the IP addresses to the servers that will serve you a webpage or provide you with another service.
For example, when you type in Google.com, your PC will ask a DNS server what the IP address of Google.com is. The [...]