How to save battery life on your Windows PC

We focus so much on our phones’ battery life, but ever sat down to realize that laptops still don’t have 24-hours battery life span? So instead of keeping you PC on charge every second, here are a few methods to extend the battery life. Note that none of these methods will turn your PC into (more…)

How to update Windows 10

Updating the software on your laptop is an easy and effective way to make sure your system runs smoothly. When you update Windows 10, your PC will have the latest features, bug fixes, and, most important, security patches. How to Manually Update Windows 10 1. Select the Start (Windows) button from the bottom-left corner. 2. Go to settings (gear icon). 3. (more…)

How to Schedule a Windows 10 Update

Windows 10 offers you the choice of when and how to get the latest updates to keep your device running smoothly and securely. When you update, you’ll get the latest fixes and security improvements, helping your device run efficiently and stay protected. In most cases, restarting your device completes the update. Make sure your device is (more…)

How to run the Windows Troubleshooter

Windows includes a variety of “troubleshooters” designed to quickly diagnose and automatically solve various computer problems. Troubleshooters can’t fix everything, but they’re a great place to start if you encounter a problem with your computer. Troubleshooters are built into the Control Panel on Windows 7, 8 and 10 so practically all Windows users can take advantage (more…)

How to Troubleshoot on Windows 10

If you’ve installed Windows 10, you’ll find these in Settings. Navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot. As of the Creators Update, the following troubleshooters are available here: Blue Screen, Bluetooth, Hardware and Devices, HomeGroup, Incoming Connections, Internet Connections, Keyboard, Network Adapter, Printer, Playing Audio, Power, Program Compatibility Troubleshooter, Recording Audio, Search and Indexing, (more…)

How to Troubleshoot on Windows 7 and 8

You’ll find these tools in the Control Panel on Windows 7 and 8. Navigate to Control Panel > System and Security > Troubleshoot Common Computer Problems. On Windows 7, click “Find and Fix Problems” instead. You’ll see a list of the most common troubleshooters you might need. These aren’t the only available troubleshooters. Click “View All” (more…)

How to fix “USB Device not recognized” on your PC

You know that moment when you plug in a USB into your PC, and this pops up: USB Device not recognized: One of the devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it. Yeah. That sucks. Here are a few reasons why that could happen: The currently plugged in USB driver has (more…)

Windows 10: Which applications are draining your battery?

Windows 10 has “Battery Use” screen that shows you what’s draining your laptop’s juice. That means it’ll tell you exactly what apps are using too much power. This feature is part of the “Battery saver” screen in the Settings app. Battery Use screen This feature is relatively new to Windows 10, so you won’t find it anywhere in the (more…)

What is Android Battery Saver?

Battery Saver functions similarly to Battery Saver Mode on Windows 10. It’s designed to help stretch your battery life and save you time by automatically performing tweaks you might otherwise perform by hand. When Battery Saver is enabled, Android will decrease your device’s performance to save battery power, so it’ll perform a bit less quickly but will stay running (more…)

What is Windows Battery Saver?

Battery Saver is similar to Battery Saver on Android. When it activates (or when you activate it), it makes a few changes to Windows’ settings in order to stretch your laptop’s battery life further. First, it automatically lowers your display’s brightness. This is one big tweak that can save battery life on every single device, as (more…)