How to turn off Briefing screen on Android

Briefing page is a special screen designed for reading news from Flipboard. It comes with Samsung Galaxy devices out of the box. Somebody may like it, but personally I think this is a quite intrusive promotion of the service to take a whole dedicated screen for this. You may also prefer to remove it from your home screens. This is how to turn off Briefing on Android. We will show how to do it on Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 SM-T585.  Continue reading

Whitelist on Android Without Third-Party Apps (Samsung Galaxy)

As a rule people are talkig about black list feature. Android has a native auto-reject feature and we wrote about it some time ago. Whitelist is another mode when you ignore or reject all callers except selected. There are a lot of third-party apps designed to manage incoming callswhich provide blacklist and whitelist features. But most of them are not freeware and many apps are not perfect. In this guide we will explain how to set up a whitelist on Android without any third-party apps. So, you will only receive calls and messages from those contacts that you wish. But note, other callers will be ignored but not rejected. Continue reading

PIN is NOT working in safe mode

Windows 10 users often use Safe Mode to resolve various issues with Windows related to booting, bluescreens, malware, etc. But it happens that users encounter the following notification in Safe Mode while trying to log in to user account:

Important note fo Windows 8/8.1/10 users:
Your Windows «PASSWORD» is required! (PIN is NOT working in safe mode)
Quit Immediately if you lost or don’t know it!

In this post let us discuss what to do if you see Your Windows Password is required, you are sure you type a correct password but cannot log in to your Account in Safe Mode. Continue reading

Fix Windows 10 booting to a black screen. All solutions

Windows 10 is booting to a black screen – I think every 5 people have already encountered such an issue at least once. The problem can manifest itself in different ways: it can be just a black screen or black screen with a mouse cursor; you can face it before login as well as after you sign in to your user account; you may face it after installing updates or spontaneously etc. As you understand, Windows 10 can show you a black screen due to various reasons. Respectively there is no universal solution to resolve the problem and recover your system to a working state. So in this article you will find all possible solutions that hopefully will help you to fix the issue of a black screen on Windows 10. Continue reading

Windows10Upgrade folder – is it safe to delete it?

Windows10Upgrade folder is created by the Upgrade Assistant when you downloaded the Windows 10 Anniversary Update manually instead of waiting for it to come from Microsoft Update website. Disk Cleanup doesn’t delete Windows10Upgrade folder despite it can be a few gigabytes in size: windows10upgrade

Here is how to remove the folder safely.

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100% Disk Usage in Windows 10. How to fix?

100% disk usage is a rather widespread issue on Windows 10. It slows your PC down to a crawl. High disk utilization can be caused by various reasons. In some cases 100% usage can be normal (for example after installing updates or during video rendering), in other – it can be a consequence of an issue.

It can take up to 20 minutes to boot and when the desktop finally loads up the disk is constantly running at 99-100% and never dropping down. This means it is unreal to work on such PC. High disk utilization problem can also appear on other versions of Windows as well. Here are various solutions that will help you to fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10.  Continue reading