Category: Software and APPs

10 Ways to open File Explorer in Windows 10

File Explorer is one of the most used apps from Windows 10. Whether you need to copy or move files, or delete some, there’s always one thing you need to do first: open the File Explorer. So, we thought it would be a very good idea to write this roundup article, which contains all the ways in which you can open File Explorer in Windows 10. They involve everything from search, to keyboard shortcuts, to using speech and so on. Let’s get started:

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Five free anti-malware products to safeguard your PC

There’s plenty of free, effective anti-malware protection available. Just don’t let it push your browser around.

Although malware was once predicted to become extinct, it remains a constant threat. Thankfully, countless tools are available to help protect your PC against such security threats—including the popular (and free) anti-malware products on this list.

Have any of you had any experiences with any of these ??  Please share your experiences with others in the group. 

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How to use the Contact Support app from Windows 10 to get help from Microsof

Microsoft has included a brand new app dedicated to helping it’s customers get fast tech support when theyencounter problems. It’s a new universal app that works both in Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The app is named Contact Support and acts as a portal for reaching the appropriate support service for the specific problem that you are having. As you will see in this guide, it helps you get to the right place faster and more easily, depending on your need. Let’s see how the Contact Support app works:

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How To Pin HERE Drive+ Locations To Your Windows Phone’s Start Screen

If you drive pretty often to a certain destination, it might prove be quite convenient if you could pin your favourite places to your Start screen. That way, you wouldn’t have to first search for the location in Here Drive +, so everything will be faster. Fortunately, Here Drive + for Windows Phone lets you do that and, in this article, we will show you how. Let’s get started:

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Simple Questions: What Is WiFi Direct? How Does It Work?

WiFi? You know that, and use it everyday. Bluetooth? You know that too, and also use it quite often. What if you could combine all the best features of the two? Well, it turns out you can and that’s WiFi Direct. In this tutorial we will talk about this technology and how it works. Let’s get started:

Before Describing WiFi Direct, Let’s Talk WiFi

So, there is this thing called WiFi (or Wi-Fi, whichever you like, there is really no rule on which one to use). You have probably heard about it and you probably use it quite a lot, maybe even now. This is a wireless communication technology that has lots of uses, but it is most widely used for accessing the Internet.

An everyday user’s most common way of meeting WiFi is by connecting to a wireless router and accessing the Internet through this device. The router is a physical device that creates anaccess point (AP), which you can see on your smartphone or computer when you’re looking for a network to connect to. You select the one you want, enter a password if required and tada, you’re all set to access the web.

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How To Share Files Between Smartphones & Windows PCs With Feem

Has it ever happened that you wanted to share some files between your smartphone and your computer, but you had no USB cable with you? If there was no Internet connection either, you probably had to use the slow and problematic Bluetooth. Thankfully, both your smartphone and your Windows PC have a WiFi adapter and you can connect the two devices directly. Today we will demo the Android version of a multiplatform application called Feem that lets you do exactly this: send files from your smartphone to your PC and vice versa. Here’s how.

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Note taking applications and annotating pdf files

Xournal for Linux: http://xournal.sourceforge.net/ 

Jarnal – cross platform, runs on Java: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jarnal/ 

Journal – Windows proprietary

–you can read about them in wikipedia.

These are note-taking applications, which can also be used to edit or annotate pdf files. You can insert a cursor to type in text, or use a mouse or graphic pen to utilize handwriting. Of course, the pen is easier…mouse is a bit awkward. There are a few colors + eraser and some other things I haven’t figured out yet.

The main use I’ve made so far of the first two is to add notes to pdf files for my own use. I haven’t used journal.

Wish I’d known about them when I was wanting to fill out postal forms for bulk mailing for OMUG! Would have been so much easier than my workaround way.

Sr. Dorothy

81 Awesome Mental Health Resources When You Can’t Afford a Therapist

Sure, pretty much everyone could benefit from therapy. But not everyone can afford it. Thankfully, there’s a whole world of free or affordable mental health care out there designed to help you with just about every issue, whether that’s kicking an addiction, managing your emotions, finding a group of like-minded peers, or recovering from trauma. Even better? Some of these resources are available whenever you need them. (No need to schedule an appointment between the hours of 9 and 5.) Support groups, hotlines and call centers, websites and online forums, and even apps can be put into action when you have a crisis or just need extra support.

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How To Use The Kindle App For Windows 8.1 To Read eBooks

If you own a Windows 8.1 device and you enjoy reading but you do not own an eBook reader like Amazon’s Kindle, there’s great news: in the Windows Store you can find the Kindle app which offers you access to over a million books from theKindle Store including new releases and bestsellers. Besides reading your favorite eBooks with it, you can place bookmarks, highlight text and add notes. In this article we will show you how to use this Windows 8.1 app to make reading an enjoyable experience for you. Let’s get started:

How To Get Started With The Kindle App For Windows 8.1

First you need to download the app. Click or tap here to get it for free.

After downloading and installing the app, you need to sign in with your Amazon account. To get started press the Sign in button placed at the bottom of the window. If you don’t have an Amazon account press the + button and follow the instructions for creating one.

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How To Open The Sound Scheme Customization Window

Windows has a set of sounds applied to events and programs, such as “Close Program”, “Default Beep”, “Maximize”, “Minimize”, etc. The collection of all these sounds is called a sound scheme and is associated with a Windows theme. For example, the themes that come bundled with Windows are using the Windows Default sound scheme. When you change your Windows theme, the sound scheme is also changed according to the new theme’s settings. If you are not happy with a certain sound scheme, you can easily customize it so that it uses the sounds you want. You can even create your own sound schemes. Let’s see how it all works.

NOTE: This guide applies to both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

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