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September 7, 2017

How to Turn Off ‘OK Google’ Voice Assistant in Android

Over the years, Google’s voice assistant has become significantly more powerful than it has been ever before, but it’s unfortunately still not for everyone. For some it simply doesn’t work well enough, for others the drain on battery life is unacceptable, and for some just simply knowing that Google is always listening is a bit paranoid inducing. While everyone has their reasons for disabling Google Assistant, finding the option to do so isn’t as easy as just heading to the settings menu.

Today we’ll show you how to turn off Google Assistant in Android once and for all.

 

Turn Off Google Assistant (Android) Step 1

Open [...]

 
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August 19, 2017

How to Turn On/Off WiFi

 

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 for [...]

 
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August 9, 2017

How to Download Facebook Videos on PC, Mac, Android, iOS Free

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 [...]

 
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July 29, 2017

5 Easy Steps to Remove Adware, Spyware, and Malware from Your PC

For anyone using a Windows PC, malware infections are simply a fact of life. Nefarious programmers have figured out ways to make money, destroy systems and make your life a living hell, and while it’s difficult to completely prevent malware infections, it’s important to know how to get rid of them.

Today we’ll show you five easy steps that will help you remove the most common malware infections.

 

Remove Malware, Adware, Spyware Step 1: Unplug Yourself

When you’ve been infected with any sort of malware whether it be adware, spyware, ransomware, a trojan, or something else, the first step to eradicating it is to completely [...]

 
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July 27, 2017

How to Upload Pictures to Snapchat from Gallery

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 [...]

 
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July 27, 2017

How to Increase FPS in Games

We’ve all been there. The moment when the new Call of Duty is released and we wait eagerly to download and install it only to find out that it runs at 10 FPS our old gaming system. Or after setting up a brand new “school” PC to find that it performance on CS:GO, TF2, LoL, and Overwatch isn’t exactly what you expected.  It happens.

While the ideal thing to do at this point is to buy a completely new gaming PC with the best gaming graphics card and the best CPU, that’s unfortunately not feasible for most people. As such, here’s a list of the best ways to increase the FPS in your games before going out and spending $2,000 for a new gaming [...]

 
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July 26, 2017

Download Firefox Standalone Offline Installer for Easy Deployment

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 bit [...]

 
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July 25, 2017

How to Edit the Hosts File in Windows 10 to Block Malware

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 [...]

 
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July 25, 2017

How to Update to Windows 10 Creators Update (Build 15063) Immediately

Microsoft released the Windows 10 Creators Update back in April of this year, but many still haven’t received the update yet. The reason for this is because Microsoft is pushing the update in a staggered approach first to newer OEM systems followed by everyone else later in the year.

However, if you’re one of those who want access to all the new features the Windows 10 Creators Update without having to wait in line for Microsoft to push it to you, Microsoft has also provided an alternate way for you to get the Creators Update immediately.

Today we’ll show you how to update to the Windows 10 Creators Update using Microsoft’s Update Assistant [...]

 
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July 25, 2017

How to Delete the Windows.old Folder

If you recently upgraded to Windows 10 or you recently downloaded a major update for Windows 10, you may have a massive space sucking folder called Windows.old. As the name suggests, this folder contains information about the old operating system or the pre-update operating system before you updated it. This is useful in the event that the new update causes issues as the contents in the folder will allow you to roll back the upgrades if necessary.

However, if the upgrade isn’t causing any issues and you could use the 25GB+ of disk space back, you can delete the folder. Here’s how.

 

Delete Your Windows.old Folder

Step 1

Click [...]

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