How To Set Different Resolutions For Multiple Monitors In Windows 10

When you connect a second display to your PC, Windows 10 automatically sets the same resolution for it as the primary display. If both displays are the same size, this isn't a problem. If one of them has a higher resolution than the other, it is a problem. Unless you fix the resolution set for both monitors, one will always look bad. If nothing else, you won't be getting the best out of at least one of your monitors. Windows 10 lets you set different resolutions for multiple monitors. It just doesn't make it easy or obvious how it's done. Windows 10 removed the wallpaper and display settings from the Control Panel app and moved them to the Settings app. The Settings app is a simplified version of basic settings but it complicates how you set different resolutions for multiple monitors. Here's what you need to do.Read More

Fix Steam Needs to Be Online to Update Error [Windows]

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Steam launched in 2003 with Valve's Half-Life 2 as a first of its kind digital delivery service. The idea of digital content soon became so popular that Steam became the go-to store for gamers around the world. Today, the Steam model is being used by major companies like EA's Origin Store and Windows Store, but none have enjoyed the popularity of Steam. That said, Steam isn't perfect. Sometimes, Steam tends to generate the Steam needs to be online to update error, even though you are connected to the internet. Here are a few things you can try to resolve the Steam needs to be online to update error.Read More

Field Test: The iPad Pro As A Computer Alternative

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The iPad Pro, much like all Apple products, is unfathomably expensive. It is aimed at design professionals but it has features that make it stand out from a traditional iPad. The Apple Pencil for one. Given its steep price, you might have to choose between buying the iPad Pro or buying a better PC, or even a Mac. The iPad Pro's graphic capabilities are well documented but you can't say for certain if it will serve as a good replacement for a computer. You might be able to complete your design projects but will you be able to interact with people, send emails, compress files, and type comfortably on the device. We take a look at how good an iPad Pro is at being a computer. Read More

How To Turn Off Tabbed Posts On Facebook

Facebook has added a new feature to its web interface; tabbed posts. A tabbed post is basically a pop-up that appears on Facebook. The pop-up shows you a post that you're following. It appears whenever there is new activity on the post. You do not have to click the notification for the new activity to get the tab to appear. It appends next to the chat window and you can close or minimize it. The tabbed post makes it so you can check out and respond to new activity on a post without leaving your news feed. The feature is enabled automatically and you might not like it much. Here's how you can turn off tabbed posts on Facebook.Read More

How To Mute Keywords And Filter Eggs On Twitter

Twitter has long had an abuse problem. Anytime something remotely controversial starts to trend, dozens of new accounts aka 'Egg accounts' or 'eggs' pop up. They don't contribute much to any conversation and are more or less trolls. Then there are legitimate accounts that behave like trolls. Over the past years, this has become a serious problem for the company and those who use Twitter. To fight this, Twitter has introduced muting features and filters. You can mute tweets and accounts that send tweets  containing certain words from appearing. Likewise, you can filter out notifications from eggs i.e., accounts that have the default egg profile photo. Here's how you can mute keywords and filter eggs on Twitter.Read More

How To Block Someone From Viewing An Instagram Story

Instagram stories are made up entirely of photos you take with you camera. You cannot select photos from your camera roll and add them to your Instagram story. The feature is a clone of Snapchat that encourages you share moments as they happen. The only alternative is to go live on Instagram and broadcast everything as it happens. The feature being what it is, it's sometimes not a great idea to share a story with all your Instagram followers. The good news is, you can block a follower from viewing an Instagram Story without blocking them from your feed. Here's what you need to do.Read More

How To Add A Custom Lock Screen Message In Windows 10

The login screen is the first thing you see when you boot your system or switch to a different account. It's not the best place to put a  grocery list but it's not a bad place to put an important reminder or useful information. The only problem is, you can't just add a custom lock screen message in Windows 10. You have to jump through a few hoops to do that. Windows 10 doesn't have a tool or even a dedicated setting to accomplish this. Your solution lies with the Windows Registry editor. You will have to tweak two keys, or maybe even create them, in order to add a custom lock screen message in Windows 10. Here's what you have to do.Read More

How To Fix ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED Error In Chrome

Chrome stops opening certain domains without warning. It will open everything else but refuse to open one or several domains. When Chrome fails to open a domain, it will give you the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error. This error doesn't tell you much about what the problem is. It can appear for domains like YouTube. Even if you have visited a domain in the past without any trouble, Chrome will refuse to open it. The simple solution is to use a VPN but if we're being honest, that isn't a solution. In order to fix the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error in Chrome, you need to do a little cleaning. Here's how to fix the problem.Read More

How To Turn Off Auto-Download Files In Whatsapp

Whatsapp lets you send images, documents, audio messages, and videos to your friends. Almost all chat apps support these basic file types and for good reason. These are some of the most common files that people share. Often, it's extremely helpful to be able to send files over a chat app. Other times, it's just a drain on your device. Whatsapp is a power hungry app to have on your phone. If you use it often, or you're in one too many groups, it will drain your battery. On top of that, it will also consume significant storage space. Whatsapps by default saves all files sent over a chat thread. The media files shared over a muted thread will download when they are received. Here's how you can turn off auto-download files in Whatsapp.Read More

How To Upload Files To Dropbox From Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger bots were insanely popular when they were first announced. News and media pages were quick to create a dedicated Messenger bot for their page and website. Quite a few other services joined in. The aim was to let users interact with a service from inside the Messenger app. A user didn't have to leave the app to get directions, restaurant recommendations, or transit times. The hype has died down but every once in a while, someone develops a truly awesome Messenger bot that's worth writing home about. Alfredo is a Messenger bot that lets you upload files to Dropbox from Facebook Messenger. It works on both the web interface and the mobile apps.Read More

How To Screenshot A Specific Area On Your Screen In Windows 10

Windows 10 is the first Windows version to have a built-in screenshot feature. Users on older versions had to rely on the Snipping tool which wasn't very convenient to use. This missing feature was compensated for via third-party apps. Windows 10, at present, has a very basic screenshot feature. If you tap Win+PrntScr, Windows 10 will capture your entire screen. If you compare it with macOS, the feature is still lacking. With the current feature, you cannot screenshot a specific area on your screen. Come the Creators Update in April, things will change slightly. Windows 10 will be able to screenshot a specific area on your screen with no extra apps involved.Read More

How To Share A Facebook Messenger Day Story

Facebook is copying Snapchat stories and integrating the feature into every single app it owns. This is happening and there is no stopping it. Just weeks ago, a Whatsapp update brought Snapchat-story like statuses to the messaging app. Now the Facebook Messenger is in the process of getting a similar feature. This new feature is called Messenger Day. It is a slideshow of images and videos that you can share with your friends, or select friends. The slideshow disappears after 24 hours. You can see who has viewed your 'My Day' slideshow and control who can, and can't, see it. Here's how to share photos to your Messenger Day story.Read More

How To Turn On Post Notifications For An Instagram Account

You can follow any public Instagram account. When you follow an Instagram account, you see all posts from the account in your home feed. If an account you follow goes live, Instagram will send you an alert. If an account posts a photo, or shares a story, Instagram will not send you an alert. When you open the app on your phone, you will see a list of accounts that shared stories at the top. As for any posts by the account, you will have to find them in your home feed or visit the account. The thing is, it doesn't have to be that way. You can turn on post notifications for an Instagram account and every time the account posts anything, you will get an alert. Here's how.Read More

Get The Windows Notepad App On Android

The Windows Notepad app is a simple text editor. It's been part of Windows for years. The app is great if you want to edit a script, an HTML file, or take a quick note. The app has remained unchanged for the most part but it is still a great app. Imagine if you could use it on an Android device. Real Notepad : Notebook is a very realistic, Windows like, port of the Notepad app. Running the app essentially gives you the Windows Notepad app on Android. You do not need a rooted device. The app lets you copy/paste text, customize the font, and save to TXT and HTML (and other) formats. It costs $0.99 but it is well worth the price.Read More

How To Find Newly Added Content On Netflix

Netflix gets new content every month. If a very popular movie or TV show is coming to Netflix, you will likely hear about it online. Websites run a monthly list of content arriving and leaving Netflix. Unfortunately, they don't make those lists on a per-country basis. Netflix restricts content by region. A lot of the shows and movies you think are coming to Netflix are not available in your particular country. If you get excited for an upcoming TV show or movie only to find out it isn't available in your country, you will want a better way to find newly added content on Netlflix. It turns out there is an official page where you can view newly added content on Netflix. It updates weekly. There's also a website that has a list of newly added content on Netflix that updates daily.Read More

A Look At The 7 Best Email Clients for Windows

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Email has become the standard mode for communication. We might prefer texting, social media, or a quick phone call for personal communication but email still rules supreme in the work place. Even sophisticated messengers like Slack can't oust it. The thing about email is that is difficult to manage. Getting to important emails, making sure you answer all the ones that need your attention, and keeping track of important messages isn't easy. Add to this fact that a Nigerian prince is trying to give you gold, and things get complicated. To tackle the email problem, several companies have developed desktop email clients. The category isn't saturated as yet but it's still hard to find the best email client for Windows. Here's a look at the seven of the most popular email clients for Windows to help you decide which is best for you.Read More

Fix DRIVER IRQL_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL Error in Windows 10

When Windows 10 runs well, it runs exceptionally well. When it doesn't run well, you are likely to see the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD) more often than your desktop. The BSOD doesn't offer much help in resolving the errors that caused it. In fact, Windows by default will restart your system seconds after showing you the BSOD. You'll be lucky if you can catch the actual error that caused it. DRIVER IRQL_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL is an error that Windows 10 users often see.It triggers the BSOD and Windows 10 tells you to Google the solution. This error is complicated and difficult to pin on any one thing. Here are a few things you can try to resolve the DRIVER IRQL_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL error.Read More

How To Send Secret Self-Destructing Messages On Viber

Viber has just introduced secret, self destructing messages. It is the latest app to take hint from Snapchat and make chats more private. Facebook Messenger introduced a secret chat feature just last year and Viber has caught up. The new feature lets you send secret self destructing messages on Viber to any of your contacts if they're running the right version of the app. A secret message thread is separate from a normal chat thread. Users get an alert when anyone takes a screenshot of the conversation. Messages have an expiry date. Each person in the conversation can set a different expiration period for their messages. A message can expire within seconds, after a few hours, or in a week. Here's how you can send secret self-destructing messages on Viber.Read More

How To Add Links To The Reading List In Chrome [iOS]

Pocket was the first app that made Read It Later popular. There has always been a read it later feature in browsers, except it's called bookmarks. Read it later is a more sophisticated version of bookmarks. You can save links you intend to read later to a list of links. These links can be grouped, and marked as read or unread. Google has introduced a reading list feature in Chrome for iOS. You can add links to the reading list in Chrome from inside the browser or any other app. This means links from Safari or from the Twitter app can be sent to Chrome's reading list. The feature works though an iOS extension so you must be running iOS 8 or above to use it. Here's how you can add links to the reading list in Chrome.Read More

15 New Features In The Creators Update For Windows 10

Windows 10 is about to get its third major update since its launch. The Creator's Update will roll out to users in April 2017. The previous two major updates for Windows 10 came in November 2015 and August 2016. The November update focused on fixing the bugs in Windows 10. The August update signaled the end of the free Windows 10 upgrade and introduced new features. The Creator's Update is going to be good. Microsoft has been actively seeking feedback from users and it's been listening. A lot of gripes that users had with Windows 10 will be resolved with this update. Here are 15 new features coming to Windows 10 with the Creators Update.Read More