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Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and April 2018 Update added even more bells and whistles to Microsoft's powerhouse operating system.<p>PCMag reviews …

Windows 10

Trump nominates Robert Wilkie as VA secretary

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is nominating Robert Wilkie to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, three weeks after his previous nominee withdrew from the confirmation process amid controversy.<p>Wilkie is currently the undersecretary of defense for personnel …

Windows 10 tip: Take full control over how your PC shuts down

The most common shutdown options are available on the Start menu. For additional options, such as restarting and configuring firmware options, use …

Windows 10

Protect Yourself With a Free VPN Service

Can't afford a premium VPN? That's no reason to leave your network traffic unprotected. Here's everything you need to know about free VPN …

How to set up voice dictation on your computer and save your aching fingers

Speak easy.<p>Typing can cause a serious health problem: Repetitive Strain Injury, or RSI, affects hundreds of thousands of people each year. Whether you're worried about damage or just want to give your fingers a break, voice dictation can help. Thanks to steady improvements in voice-recognition …

Software

Windows 10: If you want a highly secure device, follow these rules, says Microsoft

Microsoft has published a new standard for creating a very secure Windows 10 machine.<p>Microsoft has released a new document explaining the minimum …

Google Authenticator will add a formidable layer of protection to your e-mail account

Google Authenticator is a free security app that can protect your accounts against password theft. It's easy to set up and can be used in a process …

Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling in your pot.<p>However, the umber-red-colored drink that results, called "egg coffee," is almost free of bitter …

After Windows 10 upgrade, do these seven things immediately

You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Before you get back to work, use this checklist to ensure that your privacy and …

Windows 10

How to block Windows 10 Fall Creators Update from installing

Some people want to install the latest version of Windows 10 the moment it’s available. They’ll line up -- intentionally or not -- to participate in …

Why you need to upgrade from this older version of Windows 10

If you have refused Microsoft's Windows 10 updates for the past couple of years, it's now time to upgrade. Microsoft announced that it is no longer rolling out security and quality updates to Windows 10 version 1511, which was released nearly two years ago in November 2015.<p>What's a quality …

20 essential Windows keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Let your fingertips fly.<p>Compared to reaching for the mouse or navigating a menu, a single keyboard shortcut shaves a moment off your task. This might not seem like much, but add up all those saved moments over a week or a month, and you're gaining a substantial chunk of time. That's why it's …

Apps

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way this is a great option but it’s far from ideal. For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

How to access the traditional Control Panel lost in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft is phasing out the traditional Control Panel with the Windows 10 Creators Update, but with a few tweaks you can still access it. Mark …

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

Hackers Hid Backdoor In CCleaner Security App With 2 Billion Downloads -- 2.3 Million Infected

Users of Avast-owned security application CCleaner for Windows have been advised to update their software immediately, after researchers discovered criminal hackers had installed a backdoor in the tool. The tainted application allows for download of further malware, be it ransomware or keyloggers, …

Web Servers

The 10 Windows group policy settings you need to get right

One of the most common methods to configure an office full of Microsoft Windows computers is with group policy. For the most part, group policies are …

Disability

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Windows 10 tip: Secret shortcuts to your favorite settings

Are you tired of clicking through categories to find a specific Windows 10 setting? If you know the right commands, you can create shortcuts that …

Raspberry White Chocolate Loaf Cake

<i>This Raspberry White Chocolate Loaf Cake is dotted with fresh raspberries, white chocolate chunks, and finished with a sweet white chocolate glaze.</i></i> …

Peruvian-Style Grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Spicy Green Sauce Recipe

Peruvian-style grilled chicken—spice- and vinegar-rubbed, then slow-grilled—is great on its own, but add some of that addictive creamy jalapeño sauce and you've got a meal that's hard to top. This recipe takes those classic components, simplifies them for quicker cooking, and puts them between two …

Microsoft's new iPhone app narrates the world for blind people

The app uses AI to recognize people, objects, and scenes<p>Microsoft has released Seeing AI — a smartphone app that uses computer vision to describe the world for the visually impaired. With the app downloaded, the users can point their phone’s camera at a person and it’ll say who they are and how …

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Swiss steak has been around since the early 1900s. It is typically made with sliced round steak or rump, baked with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and …

Cooking

Make Grandma Proud by Learning the Five Mother Sauces

Though many of us are hustlin’ through the week begging for Instant Pot recipes and one-pot curries, it’s nice to hit the kitchen on a Sunday to make a carefully crafted meal. But after so many quickie skillet meals, how does one get their groove back? The mother sauces, of course. There are five …

Cooking

How to uninstall Windows 10

Windows 10 has been a critical success since its release, but if you need or want to revert to an older version of Windows, it’s easy enough to learn …

Windows 10

How to Set Up and Use Windows Speech Recognition

You don't need Cortana to run commands and launch programs in Windows using your voice.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

The complete history of the IBM PC, part one: The deal of the century

Bill Gates, mysterious deaths, and the business machine that sparked a home revolution.<p><b>Nota bene:</b> This is the first part of an epic, 8,000-word …