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Screen mirroring with Amazon Fire TV Stick

Mirror your Windows Phone to the big screen with the low-cost Amazon Fire TV Stick

The Android powered Amazon Fire TV Stick might not be the first device on your radar, but it can be very useful to Windows Phone owners at a pretty low price. If you enjoy mirroring your Windows Phone to your TV, the Fire TV Stick is a great option for doing so. And it has so many benefits over...
How to create desktop shortcuts to specific settings in Windows 10

How to create desktop shortcuts to specific settings in Windows 10

Microsoft is packing many new features into Windows 10, and it's bringing back a familiar user interface that moves away from being a touch-first operating system to something that adapts to different screens. This means that on a desktop computer, Windows 10 will work great with keyboard and...
Windows 10 offline Maps

How to download offline maps in Windows 10 Mobile

When visiting a new country, you might not always have internet connection right away. Fortunately, Windows 10 Mobile (and Windows Phone 8.1) lets you pre-download maps if you need directions even when you're offline. It's really simple. Watch our how-to video on a Lumia 830 running Windows 10...
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How to add quick access to Settings pages to the right-click desktop menu in Windows 10

How to add quick access to Settings pages to the right-click desktop menu in Windows 10

In Windows 10, for some reason, I find that the quickest way to access the Settings app is by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting "Display settings" or "Personalize", even though once I access one of the page settings, I have to click to go back to the main section. So, I ask myself: Why...
How to prepare your PC for the Windows 10 upgrade

How to prepare your PC for the Windows 10 upgrade

On July 29, Microsoft's goal of having Windows 10 running on a billion devices in the next three years begins. It's been a long ride, but at the end of July, millions of users around the world will finally get their hands on Windows 10. In this new release, Microsoft is going back to the drawing...
How to create desktop shortcuts to specific settings in Windows 10

How to create desktop shortcuts to specific settings in Windows 10

Microsoft is packing many new features into Windows 10, and it's bringing back a familiar user interface that moves away from being a touch-first operating system to something that adapts to different screens. This means that on a desktop computer, Windows 10 will work great with keyboard and...
Got a blue screen of death installing Windows 10 Mobile? Here's the fix!

Got a blue screen of death installing Windows 10 Mobile? Here's the fix!

During the install process of Windows 10 Mobile build 10149 something bizarre happened to my Lumia 830. Something I've never seen before on any Windows Phone that's come across my desk. The BSOD (blue screen of death.) Normally a running joke on PCs, the image up top shows what presented itself...
How to remove Quick access from File Explorer in Windows 10

How to remove Quick access from File Explorer in Windows 10

In Windows 10, Microsoft is adding a number of changes to File Explorer. Besides the new icons, a few new user interface tweaks, and listing new drives outside of "This PC", the company is replacing the "Favorites listing" in favor of the new "Quick access". Quick access is the new default...
How to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs

How to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs

Back in January, Microsoft first revealed that it was working on a new streaming feature that will allow Xbox One owners to streaming games directly to Windows 10. After months of work and a few weeks after adding support for "test streaming" on the Xbox app for Windows 10, the company announced...
Roll Back Windows Phone

How to roll back from Windows 10 Mobile preview to Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft recently made available a new preview of Windows 10 Mobile (build 10080) through the Fast ring of updates with a bunch of new changes. It's the first preview of the universal version of Office apps, and starting with build 10080 the operating system now expands to new phone headsets,...
How to watch the Xbox Briefing at E3 2015 on  your Xbox, Windows or Windows Phone

How to watch the Xbox Briefing at E3 2015 on your Xbox, Windows or Windows Phone

Starting Monday at 9:30 am PDT (12:30 pm EDT, 16:30 GMT), Microsoft is set to kick off E3 with their massive Xbox Briefing. So how do you watch the darn thing? Glad you asked. What Time? Don't have time to do a Bing search for time zone conversion? No worries, just follow THIS LINK and you can...
How to turn off Cortana and stop personal data gathering in Windows 10

How to turn off Cortana and stop personal data gathering in Windows 10

Perhaps one of the biggest features in Windows 10 is the arrival of Cortana, Microsoft's answer to Apple's Siri and Google Now. Cortana is the "world's first" digital assistant capable of helping users on many tasks. The more it learns about you, the more it understands you and it'll be able to...
Farming Simulator 15 Easy Money and Achievement guide

Farming Simulator 15 Guide: How to make unlimited easy money

Farming Simulator 15, a realistic simulation game, recently arrived on Xbox One after launching on Windows and Xbox 360. Players manage a farm, performing numerous real-life tasks like planting and sowing crops and cutting and selling trees – all while trying to make a profit. I've been playing...

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