One of the issue you may need to troubleshoot when upgrading to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is conflicting between your computer and its associated DNS settings. DNS, or Domain Name Servers, are basically the web’s phone book.
This is how the IP addresses of websites are translated into domain names and if this information gets jumbled, it can be difficult for your PC to load your favorite websites and internet destinations.
Let’s look at how to troubleshoot DNS issues after installing or upgrading to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Soon Microsoft will be riding Apple’s coattails to the bank. At this year’s Microsoft Event in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft showcased its visionary outlook on Windows as a platform with powerful introductions to the Surface Studio, the Surface Book, and the future of HoloLens technology in the hands of consumers.
Let’s recap five of the biggest – and let’s face it, most awesome – announcements from Microsoft’s headquarters.
Windows 10 Universal Apps run in the background whether you’re using them or not. While running, they fetch data, keep the apps updated, perform app updates to the latest version, and more.
For some internet connections and computer specifications, these Windows 10 apps running in the background can consume network resources, drain PC resources, and run your battery down to zero.
Let’s look at how to stop background apps from running in Windows 10 and why you should consider doing this for apps you never plan on using.
With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you can no longer disable the lock screen like you used to be able to in Home and Pro versions of the OS. For some users, this is an annoyance they’d like to avoid. If you have Windows 10 Enterprise or Education editions, you’ll still be able to disable the lock screen.
Let’s look at the steps for disabling the Windows 10 lock screen so you can get right to it when you come out of sleep, hibernation or step away for a bit.
Microsoft's Windows operating system has been the primary target of all sorts of attacks - hackers, viruses, malware and what not - given its wide user base and vulnerability to various attacks. Windows 10 has received a fair share of flak over some of its features and policies regarding the user's data use, but Microsoft has been pretty reliable when it comes to the user's security.
The good news is that Microsoft has learnt a lot from all this targeting of Windows users, and has built robust security features into Windows 10 itself. Of course, all these features and other tools cannot keep your system secure unless you are a vigilant user. You should be aware of the security and privacy settings on Windows 10 and configure them as per your needs.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update offered a handful of changes to the Windows Store, including the integration of app usage across the Microsoft platform.
You’ll now find collections of apps, Xbox cross-compatibility among the Windows Store, and a Cortana app that can work across your phone, Xbox, and Windows 10.
Let’s look at some of the changes to the Windows Store in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update accidentally broke web cams across the world. Microsoft hasn’t released a fix yet and there’s no ETA on when an update will roll out that fixes it for consumers.
In the meantime, there’s a few troubleshooting steps you can take to try and fix the issue and a registry hack that will fix the issue for the time being to get your web cam up and running.
Let’s look at how to troubleshoot your webcam issues after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
The Nintendo 3DS is five years old, but it’s not too late to jump on board with Nintendo’s handheld. It’s had plenty of time to accumulate a large library of fantastic games.
If you’d like to try some of these games, there’s an easy way to do so. Third-party resellers offer products called flashcards. These use external memory cards to store more than one 3DS game on a single cartridge.
For this guide, we’ll use a Sky3DS, a flashcard that can cycle through multiple 3DS games. Setting up a Sky3DS can be difficult, especially given the confusing mess of guides out there written for different systems and versions. Here’s what you need to know to have one 3DS card that can play as many 3DS games as you’d like.
Windows Hello was introduced with the release of Windows 10. Hello allows users with compatible PCs to use biometrics to login to Windows.
This includes facial recognition and fingerprint login capabilities. By using Intel RealSense technology, Windows 10 computers can use your iris or face to login to your computer, too
Let’s look at the Windows 10 Anniversary Update changes to Windows Hello and how you can take advantage of them.
Toast is one of the innovative phone case and accessory companies out there. They offer a variety of hand-crafted wood cases and overlays, giving your phones, tablets, and more a unique look and feel.
We were first introduced to the brand at CES 2015 and were blown away by the creativity and customization involved in Toast cases. Now, we’re happy to say we’re trying out our first Toast overlay case on the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Let’s look at what you can expect from a Toast wood cover phone case, along with some tips for easier installation of the case on your device.