Thursday, November 26, 2015

How to Find Your Router’s IP Address on Any Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet

wireless router
Your router’s web-based setup page allows you to change various settings — like your Wi-Fi network’s name and password — and view information. You’ll need your router’s IP address to access it.
On Windows, this is called the “default gateway” address. Macs, iPhones, and iPads simply call it your “router” IP address. Other devices may just call it your “gateway” address, or something similar.

How to Convert Your iPhone’s Live Photos to Still Photos

Apple’s new Live Photos feature on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is really cool, but if you don’t want to share them as full Live Photos or just want them as stills, you can easily convert them in just a few steps.

How to Share Apple Live Photos with Everyone

Live Photos are a nifty innovation Apple recently introduced in iOS 9, allowing users to basically shoot short videos that appear as photos. Sadly, the only way to share them easily is with other iPhone users. Here is how to share them with everyone.

8 Things You Can Do With 3D Touch on an iPhone

iphone 3d touch
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are the first iPhones to feature “3D touch“. 3D Touch allows the iPhone to detect how hard you’re pressing, and you can press harder on the screen in some places to do different things.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

10 Ad Blocking Extensions Tested for Best Performance

Blocking website adverts in web browsers has been a hot topic in recent years and there are merits to both sides of the argument. Many sites out there bombard you with tons of ads, and quite often you will feel that you have no choice but to use an ad blocker because either the ads slow down the site loading too much, or they are incredibly annoying and get in the way or distract from your browsing.

How to Change the Display Language in Windows 10

Windows 10 supports changing the default language. You no longer need to be concerned about the default language when you buy a computer — if you prefer to use a different language, you can change it at any time.

Skype gets in on the social game with its own ‘share’ button for websites

Image via Skype
Image via Skype
The social sharing bar is about to get even more crowded. According to GEEKWIRE reportage, Microsoft’s Skype is making a bid for that precious digital real estate with the rollout of its own Skype share button, designed to be displayed alongside similar buttons from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, Pinterest and others.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

How to Enable or Disable Automatic Updates for iOS Apps

Automatic downloads in iOS allow apps, as well as other items, to be updated automatically. This may seem handy, but they can also be problematic because they may use your mobile data without you realizing it. If you have metered data, you probably want to disable automatic downloads.

How to Add a PIN to Your Account in Windows 10

With each new version of Windows, new and innovative features are improving the total user experience in different ways. Windows 10 is quickly growing in popularity due in part to its innovative security features, and among these security options are new sign in options like the PIN code.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Authy: Two-Factor Authentication Made Easy

Authy is supposed to make two-factor authentication simple and painless by centralizing your accounts into one app. Sounds awesome, but is it safe? Let’s look into it further and find out.
2-factor authentication or 2FA is meant to add another layer of security to your online accounts, so even if your password is compromised, your account can’t be accessed without a special code. This code isn’t something you know until you request it.

5 Different Two-Step Authentication Methods to Secure Your Online Accounts

smartphone security
Many online services offer two-step verification or two-factor authentication. Enable this for an account and it’ll require more than just your password to sign in. You’ll also need something else — and there are many different types of additional authentication methods you can use.
Different services offer different two-step verification methods. But, when you set up two-step verification, you’ll often be able to choose between a few different methods. Here’s how they work and how they differ.