Set Bluetooth Device Discoverability In Windows 10

Bluetooth is a battery drain, and it's risky to let just about any device connect with your system which is why discoverability for your system on Windows 10 is turned Off. The thing about Bluetooth is that it has a low range so if need calls, it might not be too risky to allow devices to find your system. If such a need does arise, you might want to know where you can manage your device's Bluetooth discoverability in Windows 10 and we're pointing you to the right place. Read More

How To Connect Any Bluetooth Device With Windows 10

We've been exploring Windows 10 for quite a while and one thing we've come away with is that Windows has two types of settings; the new Settings app and the old familiar Control Panel. The Control panel is obviously the more powerful of the two and it's meant to give you access to far more advanced settings that an average user might not need, or might access very rarely. One of the many things featured in the simplified Settings app is the ability to connect a Bluetooth device. Here's how you can do that from the Settings app. Read More

Find A New Anime To Watch Based On Your Favorite One [Web]

Anime Recommendations
Anime is a wonderful sub-genre of animation with amazing stories. Some people might look down on that segment of animation but anyone who's seen a good series knows how very complex the stories can be and how exceptionally awesome the animation style is. If you're an anime fan, chances are you've seen all the popular ones and you aren't afraid to try the ones that have a questionable synopsis. If you're just getting started with this genre and have more conservative choices, Anime Suggestions is a free web app that can help you find a good series to watch based on what you've already seen and liked. Read More

How To Turn Off Flash In Edge Browser [Windows 10]

Adobe Flash is under fire again for its lack of security and a newly discovered hack. Dealing with Adobe Flash is frustrating to say the least; on the one hand a lot of sites still use it and browsing with it disabled is a problem if you stray far from the more popular sites. On the other hand, it's not safe and no matter what a website has to offer, it just isn't worth running and risking your system's integrity (perhaps Apple was right all along to boot it). For more popular browsers, disabling flash is common knowledge but since Edge is new, we're detailing how you can disable Flash in it. Read More

How To Save Links To The Reading List In Edge Browser [Windows 10]

Microsoft's new Edge browser comes with some nice new features one of which is Reading Lists. Reading lists existed back in Windows 8/8.1 as a separate app but they didn't work with desktop apps and web browsers meant to run on the desktop. Items to the reading list were added via the charms bar but the Charms bar has gone the way of the dinosaurs in Windows 10. With Edge, you can now maintain a reading list of links you want to read later. The feature is very basic at present so you can only save links to it but do not have the option to create folders, or to auto-delete items that are older than a specific number of days. Here's how you can save a link to the Edge Reading List. Read More

Customize How Long Notifications Are Shown Before Being Dismissed In Windows 10

Windows 10 has newer, better looking, and much improved notifications. It also has a great Notification Center that collects them all so you can dismiss them in one go, view recent notifications, and even interact with notifications after they have been dismissed. The Notification Panel doesn't have too many customization options but one thing you can customize, and thankfully so, is how long a notification will remain visible in the lower right corner of your screen unless you interact with it, or dismiss it yourself. You can set the interval to as low as five seconds (the default value) and as high as five minutes. Here's how. Read More

Get Audio Notification When You Toggle Caps, Num, Or Scroll Lock In Windows 10

Some password fields in Windows will alert you if your Caps lock is on and likewise, some form fields on certain web apps will do the same. This is because almost all password fields hide the password you're entering and if the caps lock is on, you will keep getting an incorrect password message (unless your password is actually in all caps). Where these notifications do not exist, or if your own laptop lacks LED indicators for the same, Windows comes to the rescue by allowing you to enable a tone to be played when you toggle the caps, num, or scroll key in Windows 10. Here's where you can enable it. Read More

View Your Instagram Feed From The Notification Center On Your iPhone

Instagram has some truly wonderful works of photography and if you can look past the many selfies that people post, you can find exceptionally great artwork. Instagram users are one of two types; active posters and passive browsers. If you don't post to Instagram often but enjoy the many accounts you've subscribed to, then Feeday is an iOS app that you might like. It's a widget  for the notification center that lets you view the three most recent photos in your home stream and if you tap a photo, you can switch directly to it in the Instagram app. Read More

How To Disable Download For Files Shared From Google Drive

Sharing files often comes with a small security risk; someone might download and misuse the file you've shared. If you're sharing work files with people you work with, this isn't a problem but if you're sharing something that's only meant to be read but not saved, you might wonder what's the best way to go about it. In a recent update, Google Drive has added a new feature to its sharing options which allows you to restrict download, printing, and copying of a file. Anyone you share the file with can only view it. The option is a bit hidden though so here's where to access it. Read More

How To View Passwords For WiFi Networks In Windows 10

If you ever needed to look-up the password to your WiFi network on Windows 7, all you had to do was click the WiFi icon in the system tray, and from the pop-up menu, right-click on the network you wanted to view the password for to get to its properties. Inside the properties window, was a Security tab where you could check the WiFi password. Come Windows 10 and this option, while not lost, has become much harder to access. Here's how you can view the password for known WiFi networks in Windows 10. Read More

Change The Default Theme And Text Size In Microsoft Edge Reading Mode

Microsoft Edge ships with a reading mode. When you visit a web site and switch to the reading mode, or if you browse the web in the reading mode, it strips the page of all images and just about anything that isn't text so you can read it easily. The Reading mode has, by default, three different themes apart from the default theme and you can choose how big or small the text appears. Here's how. Read More

How To Customize The News Feed In Microsoft Edge Browser In Windows 10

A few days ago we touched on how to remove the widgets from the New Tab page in Microsoft's Ege browser that ships in Windows 10. The solution is definitely very restrictive.  The widgets are basically news items, a weather report, and score cards for ongoing sporting events but since they are live web content, and things like the weather and the score for a live game will always be fetched fresh, the new tab page takes time to load. For anyone quickly wanting to get right down to browsing, this means more waiting so there's a way to turn it off. For those that don't mind the wait, but would like to see more relevant news in the New Tab page, here's how you can customize what type of news you see. Read More

Search & Share Direct Links To News Items From The Facebook App

Facebook's news feed is where many of us get our daily news. Mostly we get news via the Facebook page of leading news sites like BBC, The New York Times, Reddit, etc because we've subscribed to them but not all news in our feed is created equal. With Facebook and the news we get on it, there is always the risk that it's either a hoax or someone took an article by The Onion too seriously. This is why sharing news from an authentic source is always better. Facebook has one of the best link sharing features for both pages and individual profiles and in a recent update, it's added something truly amazing. When sharing news, you can now search for and add a link to a more authentic source of information all from the Facebook app. Here's how. Read More

Receive Files In Dropbox From Non-Dropbox Users With A Link

Dropbox isn't just an exceptionally popular service; it's one that redefined file syncing, back-up, and sharing. Most of us cannot imagine any other way to have our most important files sync across devices. That's why it comes as a shock when you have to work with someone who doesn't use the service and prefers a different one. To each their own but if you're a Dropbox user yourself, you will want to stick to the service and use its collaboration features over those of other services. Balloon is a simple web app that's designed to help you out; it acts as an intermediary between the people you want to receive files from but do not use Dropbox and your Dropbox files. Using Balloon, you can set up a simple user friendly URL to share with whoever needs to send you a file and it goes right into your Dropbox. Read More

How To Rename Your PC In Windows 10

win10-Rename your PC
Installing Windows is pretty simple and requires very little input from the user except maybe one or two little things. One of those little things is what you want to name your computer. It's not as big a deal as naming your kid and it's a lot easier to do because most people just name it after themselves. If you later decide to give your computer a different name, you can change it. Windows Vista, 7, and 8/8.1 made this something of a task but Windows 10 turns it back to the simple process that it was in the XP days. Here's how you can rename a computer running Windows 10. Read More

Highlight Text On A Web Page And Share It From Your iPhone

More and more people are taking to reading and sharing what they've read from their phones as opposed to doing so from their desktops.  If you've ever wanted to share something you just read on  your phone but also highlight an important part of it, Liner is a free iOS app that you should try out. It's a very simple text highlighting tool that will highlight the text you select on a web page. It works as a stand alone app and also integrates with Safari through an extension so that you can send a link to the app and then highlight it. Read More

Automatically Turn On Battery Saver Mode When Battery Is Low In Windows 10

battery use win10
Windows 10 has a nice battery saver mode. It may be there mostly for the benefit of tablet users but anyone on a laptop can certainly use it to get the same advantage. The battery saver mode can be toggled On/Off from the notification panel and is set to turn on automatically when battery is below 20%. If the setting doesn't suit you, or 20% battery time means less than thirty minutes for your system, you might want to change this setting so that battery saver mode turns on earlier. You might also want to prevent it from turning on automatically. Here's how you can do all that. Read More

How To Change Default Program Association By File Type In Windows 10

Setting default apps to always open a file in Windows is simple enough; you can right-click the file and choose the default program to open it. This simplicity has duly carried over to Windows 10. If you're only planning to change program associations for a single file type, it's simple enough and only takes a few clicks. If however, you want to change the program association for multiple files based on the file type, doing this whole thing repeatedly for each file can be time consuming. Fortunately, the Windows 10 Settings app not only lets you review which programs are associated with which file type, but also edit them from a single place. Here's how. Read More

How To Create And Share Notes In Edge In Windows 10

Windows 10 is shipping with a new browser dubbed Edge and it comes with features that you don't get in Internet Explorer (like stability and improved speed). A noteworthy feature of Edge is the ability to take notes on a web page, save it, and even share it. The browser comes with a nice clipping tool, the ability to highlight areas on a page, and even leave comments. Here's how it works. Read More