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  • What Is the Konami Code, and How Do You Use it?
    by Benj Edwards on February 28, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. It’s called the Konami Code, and it often meant the difference between life and death in a video game back in the 1980s.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • What’s with the Real ID License, and Do You Need One?
    by Yvonne Glasgow on February 28, 2020 at 6:28 am

    After Oct. 1, 2020, your standard driver’s license won’t get you as far as it once did. If you don’t already have a Real ID or enhanced driver’s license, here’s what you need to know and when you should upgrade.Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • Geek Trivia: What Was Sally Ride Referencing When She Called The Shuttle Launch An “E Ticket” Ride?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on February 28, 2020 at 2:02 am

    NASA's Operations Manual The NYC Subway Disneyland Rides and Attractions 1960s Psychedelic CultureThink You Know the Answer?

  • Rumor: Microsoft preparing to remove Live Tiles from Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 27, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    A Windows Latest report suggests that Microsoft may be in the process of removing Live Tiles from the company's Windows 10 operating system. Live Tiles was one of the key features of Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Rumor: Microsoft preparing to remove Live Tiles from Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • How to Download Mods in The Sims 4
    by Joshalynne Finch on February 27, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Have you ever wondered how YouTube Simmers get their custom content—commonly referred to as “CC”—in their Sims 4 game? Electronic Arts never released an official tutorial on downloading CC in The Sims 4, and there are a lot of YouTube tutorials, but they can be vague.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Dial an International Phone Number on an iPhone
    by Benj Edwards on February 27, 2020 at 10:24 am

    It’s a common problem: You have contact info for a person or business overseas, but you don’t know how to give them a call from your iPhone. Here’s how to do it.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Change Your iPhone and iPad Keyboard’s Language
    by Khamosh Pathak on February 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Your iPhone or iPad usually comes pre-loaded with your keyboard set to your regional language. But if you can’t find it, or you want to add a new keyboard language, here’s how you can change the keyboard on your iPhone or iPad.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Install or Uninstall the Google Chrome Browser
    by Joel Cornell on February 27, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Largely based on Google’s open-source Chromium, Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers on Windows, macOS, Android, iPhone, and iPad. Installing and uninstalling Chrome on each operating system takes just a few steps.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Make Your Own PS4 Games: Getting Started with “Dreams”
    by Tim Brookes on February 27, 2020 at 8:00 am

    You can create your own games, artwork, and creative contraptions on PlayStation 4 with Dreams. This accessible creative playground from the creators of LittleBigPlanet makes it possible for anyone to give it a go, regardless of skill level.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • NVMe vs. SATA: Which SSD Technology Is Faster?
    by Ian Paul on February 27, 2020 at 6:40 am

    NVMe drives are a big deal in computer storage right now, and for good reason. Not only does an NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) leave most older SSDs in the dust, it’s also blazing fast compared to standard 3.5- and 2.5-inch drives.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Geek Trivia: Why Were Children’s Action Figures Reduced In Size During The Late 20th Century?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on February 27, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Government Regulations Oil Shortages Consumer Backlash The Vietnam WarThink You Know the Answer?

  • Brave Browser Integrates Wayback Machine to Automatically Find Deleted Web Pages
    by Andrew Heinzman on February 26, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Tired of manually punching links into the Wayback Machine? As part of its newest update, the Brave desktop browser will automatically look up archived web pages when it encounters a broken or deleted website.Read This Article on Review Geek ›

  • Where Is My iPhone or iPad Backup on a PC or Mac?
    by Benj Edwards on February 26, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Although we all wish automated backups ran perfectly, you sometimes have to find files manually to restore a backup on your iPhone or iPad.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Install and Use Microsoft Edge on Android
    by Ben Stockton on February 26, 2020 at 10:24 am

    The new Microsoft Edge browser offers impressive speed and an easy-to-use interface to rival Google Chrome. The Edge app for Android offers the same browsing experience, so you can move your browsing across devices easily.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Do Surgical Masks Really Protect Against the Flu?
    by Carla Cometto on February 26, 2020 at 9:00 am

    When there’s a particularly nasty outbreak of the flu or similar illness, people will naturally go to great lengths to avoid catching it. But are surgical masks actually necessary for the average person to protect themselves against airborne pathogens?Read This Article on LifeSavvy ›

  • How to Search for Text in Word
    by Marshall Gunnell on February 26, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Microsoft Word provides a feature that allows you to search for text within a document. You can also use advanced settings to make your search more specific, such as case matching or ignoring punctuation. Here’s how to use it.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Enable DNS Over HTTPS in Firefox
    by Joel Cornell on February 26, 2020 at 8:30 am

    To enable DoH, click the three horizontal bars in the top-right corner of Firefox and then select the “Options” button. (Click “Preferences” if you’re on macOS.)Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Use SUID, SGID, and Sticky Bits on Linux
    by Dave McKay on February 26, 2020 at 8:00 am

    SUID, SGID, and Sticky Bits are powerful special permissions you can set for executables and directories on Linux. We’ll share the benefits—and potential pitfalls—of using them.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Windows 10’s New Start Menu May Kill Live Tiles Forever
    by Chris Hoffman on February 26, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Microsoft hasn’t officially announced it yet, but the writing is on the wall: Windows 10’s live tiles are going away. Windows 10X has a new Start menu without live tiles, and we expect it to arrive on all versions of Windows 10.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Geek Trivia: Which Party Game Got Off The Ground Thanks To A Tonight Show Appearance?
    by Jason Fitzpatrick on February 26, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Scattergories Trivial Pursuit Twister ScrabbleThink You Know the Answer?

  • How to Reset Your Windows PIN If You Forget It
    by Joel Cornell on February 25, 2020 at 11:23 am

    A good password or PIN is difficult to crack but can be difficult to remember. If you forgot or lost your Windows login PIN, you won’t be able to retrieve it, but you can change it. Here’s how.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Cancel Your Disney+ Subscription
    by Justin Duino on February 25, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Whether you signed up for the Disney+ seven-day trial or were given a year-long membership from Verizon for free, here’s how to cancel your subscription before you have to start paying for the streaming service.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Stop Background Apps from Running When Microsoft Edge Is Closed
    by Brady Gavin on February 25, 2020 at 9:00 am

    With the new Microsoft Edge, extensions, apps, and other services can continue to run in the background even after you close the browser. This means that Edge will continue to use your computer’s resources. Here’s how to stop background processes.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • How to Change the Alarm Sound on Your iPhone
    by Khamosh Pathak on February 25, 2020 at 8:30 am

    At some point, the default alarm sound on your iPhone might stop waking you up every morning. You either tune it out, or it just gets very annoying. Here’s how to change the alarm sound on your iPhone to any song or tone that you prefer.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›

  • Windows 10 version 1809 will reach end of support in May 2020
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 17, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Microsoft dropped support for the popular Windows 7 operating system as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 in January 2020 except for business and Enterprise customers who pay the company for extended Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 version 1809 will reach end of support in May 2020 appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Microsoft pulls the security update KB4524244 for Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 16, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Microsoft published a standalone security update for Windows 10, KB4524244, on the February 2020 Patch Tuesday. The security update addressed "an issue in which a third-party Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft pulls the security update KB4524244 for Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • It appears that the Windows 7 ESU Bypass is indeed working
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 13, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Support for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system ended on January 14, 2020 officially. Home users cannot extend support for the operating system while business and Enterprise customers may extend support by up Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post It appears that the Windows 7 ESU Bypass is indeed working appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2020 overview
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 11, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Welcome to the February 2020 overview of the Microsoft February 2020 Patch Day. It is a special Patch Day, as it is the first after support for Microsoft's Windows 7 and Windows Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2020 overview appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Need another reason that current web search integration is bad in Windows 10?
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 5, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Reports are coming in that search is not working properly on many Windows 10 devices; the issue is different from the recent File Explorer search issue that users experienced and are still Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Need another reason that current web search integration is bad in Windows 10? appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Another nail in the coffin: Microsoft ends its UWP monetization network
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 4, 2020 at 6:52 am

    When Microsoft first launched the Windows Store, now known as Microsoft Store, it had big plans for it. It wanted to create a central repository for applications for Windows, that were limited Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Another nail in the coffin: Microsoft ends its UWP monetization network appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • German Data Protection Agency: Windows 10 1909 Enterprise Telemetry can be fully disabled
    by Martin Brinkmann on February 2, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Telemetry has been a hot topic ever since Microsoft released the first version of the company's Windows 10 operating system. Microsoft decided to integrate the collecting of data deeply into the operating Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post German Data Protection Agency: Windows 10 1909 Enterprise Telemetry can be fully disabled appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Intel Microcode Updates for Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 31, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Microsoft has released Intel Microcode Updates for all supported versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system. Microsoft revised the support page on January 30, 2020. The update brings support for additional Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Intel Microcode Updates for Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Look up deleted Microsoft KB articles
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 31, 2020 at 7:05 am

    Microsoft started to use its Docs website in 2016 to publish new articles. The company retired the classic MDSN and Technet sites and migrated these to an archive on the Docs site Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Look up deleted Microsoft KB articles appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Antivirus for Windows 7: support continues
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 30, 2020 at 6:57 am

    All antivirus solutions remain supported on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system after Microsoft ended support for it on January 14, 2020. The Windows 7 operating system has a large usage base even Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Antivirus for Windows 7: support continues appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • KB4532695 for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 fixes File Explorer Search issue
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 29, 2020 at 6:20 am

    Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4532695 for the company's Windows 10 operating system that fixes several issues including the File Explorer Search issue. The update is available for Windows 10 version 1903 Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post KB4532695 for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 fixes File Explorer Search issue appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • That Windows 7 Wallpaper Bug Microsoft introduced? Buy ESU to get it fixed
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 26, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Microsoft released a final cumulative update for the company's Windows 7 operating system on the January 2020 Patch Day before support ended officially. KB4534310 fixes several security issues on machines running Windows Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post That Windows 7 Wallpaper Bug Microsoft introduced? Buy ESU to get it fixed appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Microsoft releases KB4534321 and KB4534308 for Windows 10 version 1809 and 1803
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 24, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Microsoft has released two updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system. KB4534321 for Windows 10 version 1809 and KB4534308  for Windows 10 version 1803 include non-security improvements and changes only. Both Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft releases KB4534321 and KB4534308 for Windows 10 version 1809 and 1803 appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Windows Calculator will get a Graphing Mode: first look
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 17, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Microsoft released a new build to the Fast Ring Windows Insider channel yesterday. The update increases the build to version 19546 and one of the changes that it brings along with it Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows Calculator will get a Graphing Mode: first look appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2020 overview (end of Windows 7 support edition)
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 14, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Welcome to the first Microsoft Patch Day overview of 2020 and the last Patch Day for the company's Windows 7 operating system (as well as for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2020 overview (end of Windows 7 support edition) appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Clear Disk Info is a handy health info tool for storage devices
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 14, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Clear Disk Info is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that provides a clear view of health related information about connected storage devices. Keeping an eye on storage devices is Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Clear Disk Info is a handy health info tool for storage devices appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Windows 7 Support ends today: here are your options
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 14, 2020 at 6:54 am

    Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system has reached the end of its lifetime, at least for home users. Microsoft will release a final round of patches for the operating system later today before Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 7 Support ends today: here are your options appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Rumor: Windows 10 Store for Business and Education are going away
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 13, 2020 at 6:45 am

    When Microsoft launched the Windows 10 operating system in 2015, it included a Windows Store application designed as a central repository for applications and other offers. One of the main ideas behind Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Rumor: Windows 10 Store for Business and Education are going away appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Search Indexer Diagnostics
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 12, 2020 at 7:40 am

    Microsoft released a new application for the company's Windows 10 operating system recently that helps administrators troubleshoot Windows Search related issues. Windows Search is a core part of the operating system as Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft Windows 10 Search Indexer Diagnostics appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Microsoft Partners may request Windows Update blocks if drivers are incompatible
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 9, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    A new document by Microsoft reveals that Microsoft Partners may request Windows Update blocks for their devices or hardware if they find out that certain drivers are incompatible with new feature updates Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Microsoft Partners may request Windows Update blocks if drivers are incompatible appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Notes is a simple and free note-taking application for Windows
    by Ashwin on January 9, 2020 at 5:51 am

    Sometimes, we may need a quick way to write down something. Notes is a simple and free note-taking application for Windows that can be used for that. The program is portable, but Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Notes is a simple and free note-taking application for Windows appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • GeForce Driver 441.87 introduces Framerate Limiter
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 6, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Nvidia has released a new version of its GeForce Driver to the public. GeForce Driver 441.87 is available for all supported operating systems. Interested users may download it from the company's official Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post GeForce Driver 441.87 introduces Framerate Limiter appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • The perils of running Windows 10 on a 4K monitor
    by Martin Brinkmann on January 2, 2020 at 7:30 am

    As you may know already, I bought a brand new 4K monitor from LG last month to improve my productivity further and check out how good, or not, 4K has become on Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post The perils of running Windows 10 on a 4K monitor appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • How to install display color profiles on Windows 10
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 27, 2019 at 7:28 am

    I bought a new computer monitor recently for a Windows 10 device; my first 4K monitor, LG 27UD59-W, with a resolution of 3840x2160. Setup worked fine and the monitor was detected properly Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post How to install display color profiles on Windows 10 appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Windows 10 makes it easier to discover optional drivers
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 26, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Microsoft released a new Windows 10 development build last week which increased the build to 19536 for Fast Ring systems. In the announcement, which Microsoft used to provide information on Windows 10 Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 makes it easier to discover optional drivers appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

  • Reclaim privacy on Windows 10 with new Debotnet tool
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 24, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Debotnet is a new application for devices running Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system designed to make configuration changes to improve privacy. The application is developed by Mirinsoft, which you may known from Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Reclaim privacy on Windows 10 with new Debotnet tool appeared first on gHacks Technology News.