When you initialize your phone during the first startup you select the system language (locale for UI). Android 8 and 7 automatically set it as your input language as well. For English-speaking countries it is usually enough to use default settings and have the single input language. But you might also need to have several input methods. For instance, you might want to communicate with your friends using German while you prefer using English for your work. Here is how to turn off the default settings and manually add another input language (or even several) to your current keyboard on Android 8 and 7. The guide works for Android 6 Marshmallow as well. Continue reading
Controlled Folder Access is a feature introduced in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released in October 2017. It is designed to protect your folders with some important data (for example, documents) from unauthorized changes performed by untrusted, unwanted programs or malware (encryptors in particular). When the feature is enabled Windows 10 will block access to your sensitive data if the app accessing files in a protected folder is not considered as trusted or its behavior seems to be suspicious in some way. Here is how to enable Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10 and enable protection of your most important folders. Continue reading
I’m sure, most of you’ve noticed the word “Public” under the network name in Windows 10 many times. But I bet that few of you really know what this description means in fact. Some time ago a friend of mine asked me with a frown “How can my home Wi-Fi be public?” what made me laugh a lot. Well, from this article you will learn about the following basics:
- what is the difference between public and private networks;
- how to change public network to private in Windows 10, regardless of whether it is wireless or wired.
After I installed Fall Creators Update on my desktop PC I have On-screen keyboard popping up every time Windows 10 boots up after power off (not after I restart). It disappears as soon as I strike any key but it is getting on my nerves. I don’t need it on my desktop. How do I disable on-screen keyboard? Continue reading
Google Pixel devices receive the first update for new Android 8.0.0 Oreo. The update weight is 42 mb. It contains the security patch level for September 5, 2017 and brings stability improvements and bug fixes. I see OPR3.170623.007 on my Google Pixel US Version (G-2PW4100).
Step-by-step guide on how to connect to hidden WiFi network (hotspot that is not broadcasting its SSID) on Windows 10 desktop, laptop, Android 8 phone, tablet, iPhone or iPad
As you probably know, you can hide your WiFi network name in the settings of your wireless router (or access point) to improve security of your hotspot. After you hide SSID, everyone will first need to enter the correct SSID and only then – a valid security key to connect to your wireless network. And here is how to connect to a hidden WiFi network that doesn’t broadcast its name.