Kevin Arrows

Hi! I'm Kevin. Thank you for reading the article above. I am a certified MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) with over 10 years of experience. I love to address tech issues, and write tech how-to's in a way that it can be followed by everyone.

How to Add Custom Lockscreen Widgets to Android

Many Android users often wonder how they can add widgets to their lockscreen – this was a feature in Android 4.0, but was removed in Lollipop. Thus, some users download 3rd-party lockscreen apps. This puts the user at a massive security risk, because 3rd-party lockscreen apps are highly unstable and …

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How to Start Developing Android Apps in Visual Studio 2017

Android enthusiasts, especially programmers, know that there’s no shortage of software to create Android apps – whether it’s Android Studio, tools for creating a hybrid apps like PhoneGap, or the “no coding experience necessary” WYSIWYG app-builders like Tiggzi. Because Android is an open-source, Linux-based OS, some might not realize that …

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How to Unlock Huawei Modem and Pocket WiFi Devices

Huawei is a leading manufacturer of modems and pocket wifi devices – in fact, your carrier-branded pocket wifi is most likely a Huawei device with your carrier’s logo painted onto it, and locked to your carrier’s SIM cards. You could just buy an open-line Huawei modem directly from Huawei, but …

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How to Root Oppo F1s

The Oppo F1s Selfie Expert is a mid-range phone marketed to selfie takers. Its main selling point is a 13M selfie camera with face-detection technology and LED flash. Oppo is a Chinese brand that continuously battles for top position with other Chinese manufacturing giants Huawei, Vivo, and Xioami. In this …

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How to Enable Camera2 API and Shoot RAW on Android

Though Camera2 API was introduced to Android Lollipop in 2015, a majority of phone manufacturers in 2017 have still not implemented the Camera2 API in their cellphones. Only a handful of premium devices have full Camera2 API support, despite the fact that Google has deprecated the legacy Camera API and …

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How to Replace KingoRoot with SuperSU

KingoRoot is well known as the “one click root solution” for Android users, especially those who cannot flash root through custom recovery. KingoRoot is unfortunately a necessary evil for some Android users – and I say evil because KingoRoot has well-known shady practices, such as uploading your IMEI to strange …

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How to Install Ultimate Performance Mod Engine for Android

Experimental users of rooted Android phones should already be familiar with the plethora of tools to fine-tune your device performance. There’s no shortage of apps or methods to adjust your CPU frequency, build.prop settings, GPU configuration, and numerous other methods of achieving a blazing-fast device. Of course, it can be …

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How to Unlock your Windows 10 PC with Android

Your Android phone can communicate with your desktop PC all sorts of ways using various apps – AirDroid lets you remotely control your phone from your PC, and Chrome Remote Desktop does the opposite. You can remotely control Spotify on your PC through Spotify Connect, and stream movies from your …

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Fix: Windows 10 Stuck on Creators Update

Microsoft released Creator updates for Windows 10 in April 2017.  However, these updates are not yet available through Windows updates but through ISO.  Users are required to use the media creation tool to download the Windows Creators 10 update ISO.   Many Windows users who have tried to install Creator updates …

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Fix: mfc100u.dll is missing

When using or installing applications like The Witcher, Adobe products, and some other steam games, you may get error with messages like. The program can’t start because mfc100u.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. There was a problem starting mfc100u.dll. The specified module …

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Fix: xinput1_3.dll is missing

When attempting to launch a game or an application in Windows, you may get the error saying “The program can’t start” because Xinput1_3.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem”, followed by the application crashing unexpectedly. The absense of Xinput1_3.dll has affected games like …

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How to Enable the Windows 10 Creators Update’s Game Mode

Among the many new features and improvements that the Windows 10 Creators Update brings is Game Mode – a feature designed to improve performance for games. The idea behind Game Mode is pretty simple: when activated, the feature informs your computer that you want it to focus on the running …

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Fix: Game Mode Missing in Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update introduces a nifty little feature for computer gamers known as Game Mode. A quick wrap-up of this new feature is that, when enabled, it lets your computer know that you want it to now focus on the running game(s), and the computer in turn de-prioritizes …

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How to Replace PowerShell with Command Prompt in the Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update ditches Command Prompt as Windows 10’s default command shell and replaces it with Windows PowerShell. In an attempt to provide all Windows 10 users with the absolute best command line experience, Microsoft has replaced Command Prompt with Windows PowerShell in both of its instances in …

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Fix: Desktop Icon Issues after Creators Update

After upgrading their computers to the Creators Update, Windows 10 users from all across the globe have been complaining about their Desktop icons misbehaving in various ways. From icon arrangement changing spontaneously, icon arrangement being messed up every time a new file is saved to Desktop and icon positions being …

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Fix: Windows 10 Creators Update Audio Problems

Among the plethora of issues being reported by Windows 10 users who have updated their computers to the Windows 10 Creators Update are complains of sound quality issues post-update. Sound quality issues being experienced by Windows 10 Creators Update users include, but are not limited to, sound being odd, audio …

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How to Check If Creators Update is Downloaded or Not

Windows 10 was released by Microsoft on July 2015. year. Microsoft is publishing updates for operating systems and applications, which are increasing productivity, reliability and security. So, when Microsoft is publishing updates? Microsoft is using term Patch Tuesday (Update Tuesday) which means that Microsoft releases updates every second or fourth …

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Fix: Windows 10 Creators Update No Internet Connection

The Windows 10 Creators Update has been plagued with a wide variety of different problems and issues ever since its release, and among these numerous issues are a plethora of different network and internet connection problems. Countless Windows 10 users who have chosen to upgrade their computers to the Creators …

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Chromebook Tips and Tricks to Help You Multitask Better

The shelf on the bottom of your Chromebook’s display is not just to launch Chrome or the Files app. Google has packed some neat tricks in the shelf, which can be utilized to make multitasking easier on Chromebooks. Here are the multiple ways in which you can use the shelf …

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How to Change Default Players in Linux

You might want to watch an MP4 or AVI video in the GNOME Media Player. Perhaps you prefer listening to music in Audacious, VLC Media Player, Parole or something more exotic. Fortunately, you can change which media player Linux defaults to for each file type individually or as a whole. …

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How to Fix snap Package Dependency Errors in Ubuntu

Ubuntu now allows you to use the snap command to install apps from a store. While it’s not designed to replace the Debian-derived apt-get system currently in use on most Ubuntu Linux installations, it does have the benefit of being fairly platform-agnostic. This is why it’s become popular on Ubuntu …

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How to Display the $PATH Variable on Newlines in Linux

The PATH environment variable specifies a set of directories where your commands go, and if you type a command with nothing else in front of it the Linux shell looks for it in one of these directories. You can always type echo $PATH at the command line to see a …

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Fix: Steam Download Stopping

Many users have faced a problem of their download process stopping randomly, and starting again in a few moments. This issue has persisted over many years and up to this date, many users still report it giving them problems. It is very wrong to state that this issue has one …

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Fix: Removing Geofences by request id failed

There’s nothing more annoying than getting the same error message over and over again without the means to make it go away. Even though Android has gotten a lot more stable than it was years ago, some errors simply refuse to go away. This is the case with the “geofence …

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Fix: Failed to start game (missing executable)

Steam is the leading client for distributing games and maintaining their online servers for game play. It has been around in the industry for at least 14 years and has made a firm footing in the gaming industry. The world’s most played games are available through Steam only. Despite being …

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