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  • If you forgot your Windows admin password, try this
    by Lincoln Spector, Ian Paul on July 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Okay, so you forgot your password for logging in to Windows. All is not lost. You can still log in to Windows—even if there is no other administrative account on the PC.From a security point of view, this is actually scary news. But there are legitimate reasons to use the tricks below, and none of them will let a criminal log in without your knowledge (the password is changed, not revealed) or gain access to encrypted data. (You do encrypt your sensitive files, right?)I’ve provided instructions here for Windows 7 and 10. Windows 8 users should have no trouble following the Windows 10 instructions. To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Google Assistant: Awesome features you need to start using
    by Ryan Whitwam on July 3, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Google has had voice search features in Android for years, but when Google Assistant rolled out on the Pixel in October 2016, everything finally came together. You can now get Assistant on all modern Android devices, and Google has already announced new Assistant features at I/O 2018 that will make it even better (okay, and maybe a little too real, in the case of Duplex).It can be easy to miss the improvements if you don’t obsessively keep an eye on the news, so here they are in one place: the coolest new features in Google Assistant. Further reading: The best Android phonesTo read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Let Windows 10's Cortana Show Me be your family's tech support
    by Mark Hachman on July 2, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Most how-to articles on a given subject walk you through a series of steps, perhaps with a video attached. Windows 10’s new free help feature, Cortana Show Me, is different: It actually performs basic Windows tasks for you on your PC while you follow along.Even better, Cortana Show Me strikes a nice balance between showing you what to do, actually performing those steps, and providing an “escape hatch” if you need to slow down. All you need to do is wiggle your mouse, and Cortana Show Me will stop. Microsoft’s free app is part of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, and includes walkthroughs for many basic tasks—we have a full list below.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • 10 quick ways to clear space on an overstuffed Android device
    by Ben Patterson, Michael Simon on June 28, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Updated June 28, 2018 to reflect Android O (Oreo).Few things in life are as annoying as finding that your Android handset refuses to install any more app updates because it’s run out of storage. Unlike many of life’s little annoyances, though, this one’s easy to fix. You can quickly clear out hundreds of megabytes or even a gig or two by sweeping up stale downloads, rooting out offline maps and documents, clearing caches, and wiping unneeded music and video files. And if these tips don’t do the trick, check out our picks for the best Android phones for every need and budget. To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • 5 ways to manage emails and control spam in Outlook
    by JD Sartain on June 27, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Spam lives on, despite all our efforts to snuff it out—but Outlook has some features to help slow it down. Here are some things anyone can do, plus some tips for working within a corporate Outlook system. 1. Use Block Sender frequently Use Outlook’s Block Sender feature to add intrusive spam to your Block Sender List, and then move it to the Junk Email folder. This works fine if you receive fewer than a dozen emails a day.Select the spam email, right-click, choose Junk from the drop menu, and click Block Sender. Or, Select Home > Junk > Block Sender. Outlook marks it and relocates it immediately.To read this article in full, please click her […]

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