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How To Restore Deleted Files?

How To Restore Files Deleted During Windows Update Or Windows Upgrade

Windows Update is a Microsoft service created for Windows operating systems, its main purpose is to download and install various software and security updates automatically. These updates usually solve various Windows problems, fixes bugs, provides improved security patches and adds new features to the operating system. Usually there is no harm in keeping your operating system updated, on the contrary, it is highly recommended to do so. However, sometimes it could cause various problems rather then to solve them, and one of these problems is the deleted files and programs after some major Windows update or upgrade.

How To Protect Your W-Fi From Being Hacked?

How To Increase Your Wi-Fi Protection From Hackers

Wi-Fi connection is one of the most popular ways to connect to the Internet these days that allows us to communicate without Internet cords. It became part our our daily lives and it would be difficult to imagine our working or personal lives without it. Without Wi-Fi there would be no hotspots and our mobile devices would be far less mobile. Wi-Fi changed the way we work, entertain, learn and even raise our children. It would be difficult to argue that Wi-Fi has not made our lives easier, however, sometimes these advantages comes with a cost.

How to turn off Mac's built-in camera?

How to disable built-in camera and internal microphone on Mac computers

Nowadays, most of people knows what is 'selfie' and purposes of front cameras, such as video calls, self pictures and anything else you could imagine. All Apple computers except Mac mini contains a built-in webcam, that is named iSight and also known as FaceTime camera. Also Mac operating system contains apps like FaceTime and Photo Booth, that uses front camera and offers various functions. iSight might be really useful for important video calls or when you need to show something to a people who's not near you. The built-in webcam locates in top center of the screen, also it contains a green indicator, showing that iSight is active. However, some people desire to disable this feature for various reasons.

Make Safari faster, more secure with public DNS

Improve Safari's browsing speed and security, by adjusting DNS settings

Have you ever wondered what is happening when you click on a link inserted to a webpage? How you're being redirected to another webpage or website? Or maybe you were considering how your emails are travelling through Internet and reaches the recipient. These movements it is basically requests and responds to particular servers called Domain Name System (DNS). Your computer or if we are talking about webpages browsers, sends and numerical request to a DNS server where is stored huge database with information about domains and it's numerical address. DNS servers responds with matching domain and allow your browser to load a particular webpage or website.

How To Maximize Your Battery Life?

How To Make Your Battery Life last Longer In Windows 10 

Battery life is length of time a device can work before it needs to be recharged. Usually battery life is quantified as the time the battery can run when it is fully charged and as the number of charge cycles until the end of battery's useful life. People use batteries for a long time (more than 200 hundred years, actually) and we became dependant on them. Batteries changed the world and they are very useful - they help us in our daily lives and it would be difficult to imagine today's world without them.

How To Block Programs From Accessing Internet?

How To Block Programs From Accessing Internet In Windows 

If you are a Windows user, then you have a built-in Windows Firewall (also known as Windows Defender Firewall) installed on your operating system. Windows Firewall is a security tool created by Microsoft that runs in the background and keeps Windows operating system safe from various network threats. Basically, it's an application that is designed to filter network data transmissions and block programs that are initiating harmful communications.


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