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How to Connect Windows 10 and Android on the ‘Your Phone’ App

Microsoft is eager to tie your Windows PC to your smartphone. With the ‘Your Phone’ app in Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you can text, transfer photos, and more. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. At its October event in New York, Microsoft not only launched new Surface computers, but also announced the availability of the latest version of Windows 10, known as the unimaginatively named October…

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What Is Wi-Fi 6? New Wi-Fi Names Explained | News & Opinion

Wi-Fi has always had a bit of a branding problem. The ubiquitous wireless networking standard is set by the IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and uses the engineers’ arcane numbering system. The original Wi-Fi standard was numbered 802.11, with speedier extensions getting letters at the end: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n. Eventually, with more amendments to 802.11 than letters, the engineers started wrapping around: 802.11ad isn’t the fourth addition to 802.11a, but an amendment of its own.…

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How to Watch All 4 Abroad

All 4 is Channel 4’s online on-demand service – what used to be known as 4oD until it went under a re-brand in 2015 – including catch-up content for most of the TV shows and movies aired on Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4, and 4Music. Like most video on-demand services, All 4 is only available from within the UK thanks to the licensing issues related to the shows. That’s all well and good usually, but it’s a bit of a…

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How to use Apple’s new re-used password warning to reduce your risk of account hijacking

How to use Apple’s new re-used password warning to reduce your risk of account hijacking | Macworld <!– –> <!– –> ‘); consent.ads.queue.push(function(){ try { IDG.GPT.addDisplayedAd(“gpt-superstitial”, “true”); $(‘#gpt-superstitial’).responsiveAd({screenSize:’971 1115′, scriptTags: []}); IDG.GPT.log(“Creating ad: gpt-superstitial [971 1115]”); } catch (exception) { console.log(“Error with IDG.GPT: ” + exception); } }); A new warning in both iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave alerts you when you use a password with two or more sites or apps. Thank you Your message has been sent.…

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How to use iOS 12 to enter passwords on an Apple TV

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How to Download the Windows 10 October 2018 Update Now | News & Opinion

Microsoft’s latest operating system update—the unimaginatively named Windows 10 October 2018 Update—is here, filled with new features and nerdy goodies. But as usual, it’s rolling out slowly, meaning it could be weeks before your PC actually gets the update. Here’s how to get it now. Why Microsoft Rolls Out Updates Slowly Before you go rushing to update, let’s talk about the big caveat here: there’s a reason Windows rolls these updates out at a snail’s pace—compatibility. Windows 10 uses telemetry…

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How to Use the Apple Podcasts App on Your Apple Watch

Want your favorite podcasts right on your wrist? When you upgrade to watchOS 5, you can finally tap into Apple’s official Podcasts app on the Apple Watch. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Excited to use your new Apple Watch Series 4 and see what it can do? Your Apple Watch could previously listen to music from your iPhone, but watchOS 5 finally adds a dedicated Podcasts…

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How to install an SSD in your PC

When installed on an SSD, Windows not only boots and shuts down quicker, but applications load faster, and the computer generally feels more responsive. Here’s how to install an SSD on your PC SSDs have benefits for desktop computers as well as for laptops. (See our guide to installing an SSD inside your laptop). Since they’ve fallen in price considerably in recent years, an SSD is a great upgrade for your PC. We’ll show you how to install an SSD…

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How to run programs as administrator in Windows 10

Running a program or application as administrator in Windows 10 is simple and we’ll show you how, but you might not want to do it every time. We’ll also show you how to make sure you always run a program as administrator in Windows 10. The simple way to run a program as an administrator in Windows 10 is to find the app you want to open in the Start Menu, right click and select ‘Run as administrator’ within the…

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How to run Android apps in Windows

Although smartphones are available with Windows, as the most popular operating system for handheld devices most of us are using Android while we’re on the move. This means that we have to juggle two operating systems – Windows on our desktop or laptop, something quite different on our phone or tablet. Many of us are used to sharing data between these devices – either by synchronising in the cloud or transferring documents locally via Bluetooth or USB.  But what about…

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HDMI vs. DisplayPort: Which Should I Use for My PC Monitor?

Which monitor is right for your computer? There are many factors to consider before you make a purchase, but a big one has to do with the ports the monitor will plug into. Different ports have different capabilities and compatibilities, but first take a look at the back of your PC to see what options are available to you. If you’re looking to plug a new monitor into your gaming computer, you’ll probably notice two ports that look remarkably similar.…

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How to connect an old DVI monitor to newer USB-C Mac

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X Factor 2018: How to Watch This Week

The summer is coming to an end and although darker and colder nights are beckoning, that means you can get cosy and watch some good old fashioned TV. The X Factor has now started up again and we’ve also got plenty of other details. X Factor might be struggling in the ratings battle against the likes of Strictly Come Dancing but ITV refuses to can the talent show, which is now into its 15th series. When is X Factor on TV…

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How to watch the Ryder Cup without Sky Sports

Even without Tiger Woods’ resurgence, the US were and are favourites to win 2018’s Ryder Cup in France. With recent major winners Reed, Spieth and Koepka on the greens, it’s a formidable line up. But Rose, Molinari and McIlroy have a thing or two to prove this year, backed by major-botherers Garcia and Fleetwood to name a couple. If you want to follow the Ryder Cup, you don’t need to fork out for a Sky Sports subscription if you don’t want…

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How to check your CPU temperature

The CPU is very much the brains of your computer’s operation. If your CPU becomes too hot it can affect your computer in a number of ways, and sadly none of them are positive. Your machine may become sluggish or slow when your CPU is under a heavy load, could perhaps even lock up or shut down altogether. In Microsoft’s ultimate wisdom they decided that we didn’t need a built-in temperature sensor in Windows, although the information is readily available…

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How to Remove Login Password in Windows 10

The future of mobile devices is always-on, and always accessible. Having to enter a password each time you want to use your Windows 10 PC or laptop makes sense for security, but not for convenience. If you only ever use that computer at home, here’s how you can remove your Windows password login. Bypass Windows login Type netplwiz in the Start menu search bar, then click the top result to run the command Untick the box next to ‘Users must enter…

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The Apprentice: Start Date, Contestants and How to Watch

The Apprentice is back, with Lord Alan Sugar ready to hire and fire all over again with a brand-new group of wannabe entrepreneurs ready to prove that they have what it takes and earn a £250,000 investment. Here’s everything you need to know about series 14 of The Apprentice.  When is The Apprentice on? The Apprentice is returning to our screens on Wednesday 3 October at 9pm on BBC One. Comedian Rhod Gilbert will also return to host The Apprentice: You’re Fired, an…

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What to do when Photos for Mac says your external drive uses an unsupported format

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23 Google Search Tips You’ll Want to Learn

Most of us use Google every day, but many have likely only scratched the surface of the search engine’s power. Here’s how to become a Google search super sleuth. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. It’s easy to take the common Google search for granted, but if you really think about it, you might appreciate it for what it truly is: crazy superhero magic. Just by typing…

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How to Delete Sent WhatsApp Messages Before They Are Read

Thanks to recent changes within WhatsApp, deleting a message sent in haste is simple: tap and hold the message to select it, tap the bin icon, then choose ‘Delete for everyone’. The catch: there is a seven-minute time limit. You’ll also have to make sure you delete the message before two blue ticks appear, signalling that the message has been read. And you’ll have some explaining to do, given that WhatsApp reports within the conversation thread that a message has…

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