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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 Windows problems, fix bugs, provide improved security patches, and add new features to the operating system. Keeping the operating system updated is highly recommended, however, this can sometimes cause problems rather than solve them. One potential issue is deleted files and programs after a 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 connections are some of the most popular ways to connect to the Internet, since they allow us to communicate without wires and cables. In fact, Wi-Fi has become part our our daily lives. For some, it is difficult to imagine their working or personal lives without this technology. Without Wi-Fi, there would be no 'hotspots', and mobile devices would be far less mobile. Wi-Fi has changed the way we work, how are entertained, how we learn, and even how we raise our children. It would be difficult to argue that Wi-Fi has not made our lives easier, however, sometimes these advantages come with a cost.

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

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

Today, most people know what a 'selfie' is and the purpose of front cameras for video calls, self portraits, and so on. All Apple computers other than Mac minis contain a built-in webcam called iSight, also known as FaceTime camera. The Mac operating system also contain apps such as FaceTime and Photo Booth that use the front camera and offer various related functions. iSight is useful for video calls over any distance. The built-in webcam is located at the top center of the screen and contains a green indicator, showing that iSight is active. Despite these features, some users prefer to disable the device 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 happens when you click a link on a webpage? Or how you are being redirected to another webpage or website? You might also consider how your emails travel through the Internet to reach the recipients. These movements are essentially requests and responses to particular servers called Domain Name System (DNS). Your computer (or browsers) sends a numerical request to a DNS server where a huge database stores information about domains and associated numerical addresses. DNS servers respond with a 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 

Windows has a built-in Windows Firewall (also known as Windows Defender Firewall) installed on the operating system. Windows Firewall is a security tool created by Microsoft that runs in the background and keeps the operating system safe from various network threats. It is essentially an application designed to filter network data transmissions and block programs that are initiating harmful communications.

 

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