How to manually check for updates in Windows 10

Updates are very important for operating system because they maintain its security at a proper level. Besides that, they often bring new features and improvements that is so exciting. By default Windows 10 is configured to automatically check for updates, download them and install. However, you may set your active hours to tell your operating system when you don’t want your computer to reboot. But you may want to check for updates, download them and install immediately. Why? Perhaps, if you know that the next hours you will have only the metered Internet connection and it wouldn’t be convenient for you to download and install updates. For instance, when you plan to travel by car and use your mobile data instead of your home unlimited plan. So here is how to manually check for updates in Windows 10 and install all stuff right here right now. Continue reading

Enable AHCI Without Reinstalling OS in Windows 10 and 7

SATA AHCI Mode Enable

AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) mode is a communication mode that serves to connect storage devices using SATA interface with the support of NCQ and hot plug features. On practice AHCI mode often provides faster read/write speeds while using HDDs and especially SSDs. Quite often users find that they have AHCI disabled and try to enable the mode in UEFI (BIOS) but get the BlueScreen issue with the code Inaccessible_boot_device. In this article we will explain how to check if AHCI is enabled and how to safely enable AHCI mode without reinstalling Windows 10 or 7 and avoid BSOD. Continue reading

Windows 10 Startup Folder Location. Add A Program To Startup In Windows 10

add program to startup Windows 10

Not all apps have such an option in settings that lets you enable or disable the automatic start of the program when you turn on your PC. But you may want to add programs to startup in Windows 10 and make them automatically launch when the PC boots up to a user account. By the way, it’s not only about apps. You can do the same even with a document, URL address or folder if you need. Here is an ultimate guide on how to find the startup folder for a particular user or for all users and make a program run at startup in Windows 10.  Continue reading

Find a Router IP Address on iPhone or iPad in 10 Seconds!

find a router ip address on iPhone iPad iOS 11

Who Needs to Know a Router IP Address?

In some situations you may really need it. The most frequent reason to find your router IP address is when you want to log in to its settings but the default IP address specified on the label seems to be wrong. Thus you have a choice: to reset your router to factory defaults and face all those mess with setting it up from a scratch or finally find the current router IP and gain access to its web configuration. And here is how to find it! Screenshots taken on iOS 11.2. Continue reading

How To Use AR Stickers On Google Pixel Or Pixel XL

Google Augmented Reality

On December 13 Google Pixel and Pixel 2 received an update that brought the Google AR Stickers feature (Augmented Reality) to devices. Now you can insert 3D virtual characters to your photos and videos so they will look as if they are really located in your room or walk around together with your friends or children. Here is how to enable and use AR Stickers on Google Pixel series.  Continue reading

How To Change Remote Desktop Port On Windows 10

connect to RDP server non-standard port

Many of you use Remote Desktop feature to access your home or work computers running Windows 10. All you usually need to do to implement this is set up a port forwarding rule on your router. You can receive incoming connections on any port and direct them to RDP port of the Windows workstation on the LAN. But what to do if your PC is connected directly to the Internet without a router? How to configure the remote access and stay secured? The answer is – change remote desktop port in Windows settings. By default Remote Desktop uses port 3389 that is commonly known. Hackers can scan it and if they receive a login/password prompt they can start brute force attack and ultimately gain access to your PC. Here is how to change Remote Desktop Port on Windows 10 to some non-standard port to improve security and evade from brute force attacks aimed at default service port.  Continue reading