How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • BEST GUIDE: How to Monitor/Limit Mobile Netflix Data Usage

    Video consumption and streaming of videos consumes large chunk of your allocated data pretty quickly. Making and Receiving video calls over the internet, will also consume the same amount of data that you would consume watching a movie. When it comes to streaming and watching videos, over phones/tablets where data is…

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  • SOLVED: Windows 8.1/10 Store Error 0x8000ffff

    After upgrading to Windows 8.1 or to Windows 10, many users have reported receiving error 0x8000ffff when trying to purchase or download apps from the Windows store. Error 0x8000fff indicates that your computer cannot properly communication with the Update/Windows Store Servers – There are numerous causes for this to occur but the most common…

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  • Fix: Internet Explorer has stopped working

    At the time of addressing this issue on Appuals, Windows 10 is out and with Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is out and has replaced Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer, has never been successful like Google Chrome and Firefox. Microsoft in their Windows-versions made several features of Windows dependent on Internet Explorer, meaning that it…

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  • How to Install Full Android 5.1 On Shield TV

    Having a full android experience on your Shield TV is something many people can wish for, it has many advantages such as downloading any google play store app (without the need to sideload the application), you can use many game controllers such as XBOX 360 one through a dangle, ps3…

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  • How to Root Moto X Play

    The Moto X play is a mid range android smart phone that was released In the third quarter of the year 2015, it comes with a 21MP rear camera that features  1080p recording with an f/2.0 lens, while the front shooter features a 5MP sensor, the screen is a 5.5…

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  • Fix: Uninstall SkypeHost.exe On Windows 10

    With the release of the all new Windows 10, came all new features and applications with it. Among them was the integration of the Messaging app and Skype Video app into Windows 10. Skype Video app here provides built in capabilities for video chat. The process in question here, skypehost.exe,…

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  • How to Setup RDP on Windows 10 (All Versions)

    Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a Windows feature which is used to connect remotely to a windows based computers via RDP. In order to connect over RDP, both the computers must be connected to the internet and RDP should be enabled on the destination system. No software is required, you will…

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  • How to: Root Nvidia Shield Android TV

    The nVidia Shield TV is a top of the line android TV set that works for both home entertainment and gaming, it is big on both performance and looks, Powering it is a 1.9 ghz octa core processor and a 3GB of RAM, it can output a whopping 4K Resolution…

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  • How To Add/Change Signature In Outlook 2013/2016 and 365

    For some users, e-mail signatures can stay the same for a long time BUT at times you may need to edit or change signature, to reflect updated information OR you may just need to re-create signature because of an update to your system or if you’ve bought a new computer.…

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  • How to Fix IP Address Starting With 169.254

    If your system suddenly has an IP address starting with 169.254 then it is certain that you will have no connection to the internet and neither to any network resource you previously had. Having this IP address is almost as good as having no IP address. In other words, you…

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  • What is Google Location History and Should You Use It or Not?

    Should you use it or not, is your personal preference, but let me explain a bit to help you decide. Google Location History, is a Google feature which keeps track of all the locations you visit with your device, be it a mobile, a tablet or a computer; as long…

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  • SOLVED: Brightness Settings Not Working in Windows 10

    Microsoft is urging its user to upgrade, and as a result, more and more Windows users are upgrading to Windows 10. However, upgrading or installing a new operating system may cause many unexpected issues. Unable to change the brightness after an update to Windows 10 is a common issue. In…

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  • How to Flash Cyanogenmod 12.1 On Your Sony Xperia Z

    Flashing a custom ROM is part of why most users root their phones in the first place, after rooting your phone you can choose to customize your stock firmware by using Xposed Framework, which are great unless you want to fully customize (or replace) your experience, for that you will…

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  • Fix: DCIMAN32.DLL is Missing or Corrupt

    Although Windows tries to make installing or upgrading a seamless task, unforeseen can still happen. A missing or corrupted .dll file in Windows (7/8/10) is one such problem. Although many people face it during an upgrade or install, it can happen at other times as well. Sometimes, installing or uninstalling drivers…

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  • SOLVED: Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

    They are still a large number of users using Internet Explorer, and many of them have reported getting the error Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. when they try to access a website on IE. This error stops Internet Explorer from accessing any websites. Since the error doesn’t tell why it is not able to…

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  • How to Check What Version of Windows You Have

    You may need to know the exact version of your Windows for multiple reasons. For example, for creating an installation media, or to know which features you can use as each version of Windows has its own features and limitations. For example, Remote Desktop is not available in the Home…

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  • How To Enable RDP In Windows 7 Home Premium

    The Remote Desktop Protocol allows you to access your computer running windows over port 3389 securely and easily. Although, there are numerous programs out there such as TeamViewer, LogMeIn, JoinMe BUT they are all paid and does not provide the feel that RDP does. Once it’s enabled, it stays enabled and…

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  • How to Flash CyanogenMod 13 for Lenovo ZUK Z1

    Rooting your phone is an initial step to make it truly yours, after rooting you can customize your phone  with downloading and flashing custom recoveries, ROMS, using Xposed Modules for simple customization and many others, Rooting is also not just for show, You can use your custom recovery to back…

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  • How to Root Lenovo ZUK Z1

    Root is the power-user, with full administrative rights. Rooting your device means, granting yourself uid=0 (the administrator access). Once you have it, you can Flash custom ROM,  Custom recovery, and make use of the Xposed Modules to further enhance performance, look and features of your Android. However, the drawback to rooting is…

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  • How to Show Hidden Files on a Mac

    By default some critical files are hidden which the Mac knows is not needed by the user. This is done to avoid losing or having a user unintentionally makes changes to these files. Mac has no option unlike Windows to set “hidden files to show up” from the GUI (Graphical User…

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  • How to Troubleshoot a Macbook Not Charging

    MacBook are a line of notebook computers from Apple Inc. known for using high end pieces of hardware in their products. They are known to be reliable but at the end of the day it is an electronic device susceptible to mechanical and hardware issues Beauty of MacBook or any notebook…

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  • How to Setup Google As Your Default Search Engine

    Search engine is basically a program which searches for content corresponding to the keywords entered by the user. In the internet world, it is commonly used to describe web search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc., which are similarly used to search for content on the internet, or you could…

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  • How To Change Verizon FIOS Router Admin Password

    Default passwords must be changed. Now a days, most of us rely on the Internet for our daily activities which includes sensitive and financial information over the internet. For example, when we’re making payments online, logging into our emails, etc. If you have not changed your default password, then you’re personal information…

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  • SOLVED: Windows has detected an IP address conflict

    IP address is a unique address your computer gets when it connects to a network. It’s the computer’s address and identity which is used to identify it among all the other computers and network devices. This error, as you can see in the message, shows that the IP address you have…

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  • What is OpenCandy and How to remove it?

    OpenCandy is an extremely popular Adware module that was produced by SweetLabs. OpenCandy is a piece of software that has been designed to be bundled with the installer of another program so that it can be covertly installed onto the computer of every person who uses the installer it is…

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