How To’s

Guides and how to tutorials to fix common PC problems.

  • Fix: Word Experienced An Error Trying to Open the File

    The error “Word experienced an error trying to open the file. Please try the following suggestions“ occurs when the user tries to open a file saved in Word 2007 or Word 2010. Most of the time, the issue is caused by a third-party software (Outlook or other email client) that is…

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  • What is AmicoSinglun and should I delete it?

    The legitimate AmicoSinglun.exe is a process of the driver for Alcor Micro USB Card Reader. This is a popular software utility that is used to manage and configure smart card readers, SD controllers, and USB flash disk controllers. The executable has no visible window and is simply an icon utility…

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  • How to Type an Exponent on a Computer

    Exponents are special characters used in mathematical expressions that raise figures to specific powers. Exponents are used in a wide variety of areas, not just the Math textbooks of students – they actually have significant uses in the practical world. Exponents are often found in business documents where they are…

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  • How to Convert MP4 to MP3 Using Windows Media Player

    MP4 files are used to store and view video, whereas MP3 files are used to store and view audio. Both the MP4 and MP3 file formats have the same lineage – they both come from the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) format of file compression. In addition, both the MP4…

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  • How to Add a Blank Page in Microsoft Word

    When creating a document in Microsoft Word – arguably the best word processor out there for the Windows Operating System, users often need to insert blank pages in various parts of their documents. Whether you want to leave a blank page in your document to represent a short break or…

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  • How to Rotate a Picture in Word

    Microsoft Word is undoubtedly the best word processing program out there for desktop computers. Among the myriad of features Microsoft Word offers to its users is the ability to add graphics – such as, but not limited to, shapes, Text Boxes, WordArt and pictures – to text documents. In addition,…

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  • How to Uninstall a McAfee on Windows 10

    Computer security is one of the busiest and most bustling industries in existence today. Among the many big names in the computer security business is McAfee. McAfee develops and distributes a wide array of different computer security programs – from antivirus programs to programs designed to keep users safe while…

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  • How to Uninstall Malwarebytes from MacOS

    Malwarebytes is an excellent anti-malware tool capable of finding and removing malware apps from Mac and Windows computers. It comes in a free version – for home computers, and a professional one – with a 14-day free trial period. Malwarebytes uses exploit mitigation to prevent vulnerable programs from attack. We…

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  • How to Download Music from iTunes to Computer

    You can download many kinds of content (movies, TV shows, music) purchased from iTunes to your computer. If you have purchased music on the iTunes Store, and want to have it on your computer storage, here is how to do that. Method #1: Download Selected Music Purchases Only Launch iTunes…

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  • How to Cut and Paste on Mac

    If you have ever used a PC or Linux computer, you know that cut and paste functionalities are available in the right-click menu. However, if you right-click (or Command + click) a file on a Mac (macOS or OS X), you only get a Copy option. Unlike Linux and Windows,…

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  • How to Allow Pop Ups on Mac

    Popups are additional dialogues on certain websites, which are disabled on Safari by default based on user experience reports that these pop-ups create an annoying experience but sometimes, they are part of a site and contain important information that the user does not wants to be missed. Sometimes, these pop…

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  • How to Pair Plantronics Backbeat Fit with a Mac

    Some users are experiencing problems pairing Plantronics Backbeat Fid and MacBook Pro. They are reporting that the MacBook doesn’t discover the headset even if the Bluetooth on both devices is on. Updating the headset firmware doesn’t help. If you have this pairing problem here is how can you fix it.…

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  • How to Convert PDF to Word on Mac

    PDF (Portable Document Format) is the file format that most documents, e-books and instruction manuals come in. PDF is basically a better way to compose and display text and graphics in the form of a document that can be viewed, printed and even electronically transmitted. However, the disadvantage of the…

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  • Fix: Google Play Music Error Code 16

    The error code 16 which appears while using the Google Play Music service is quite an annoying error and it often prevents users from performing some simple actions such as adding music to their library, etc. The error usually appears on the screen along the following message: Connection to the…

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  • Fix: Right Mouse Button Not Working on Magic Mouse

    Some iFolks are experiencing a problem when trying to use a right click on their Magic Mouses. The right click function just doesn’t work even if it is enabled in System Preferences (Mouse > Preferences > Secondary Click enabled to “Right”). When users change the secondary click to “Left,” the…

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  • Fix: Twitch Error Loading Data

    Twitch is an amazing platform for streamers looking to reach out to a wider audience by streaming their original content to the Twitch users. However, certain folks who were using Twitch in order to keep track of their favorite streamers reported that they started receiving the “Error loading data” error…

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  • Fix: aVast Unable to Start Firewall

    Avast is definitely one of the best free antivirus solutions for users who are looking for a high-quality tool for which they don’t have to pay. However, there are certain issues which occur to users on a daily basis which need to be taken care of. One of such issues…

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  • Fix: AMD High Definition Audio Device not Plugged in

    AMD High Definition Audio is an audio mechanism inbuilt in several AMD modules. They can be compared with their counterpart Intel High Definition Audio Devices. Some graphics cards which have inbuilt audio include Radeon HD, Radeon R5, and Radeon R7. These sound modules provide decent sound quality and are used…

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  • Fix: Internet Explorer not Opening

    Internet Explorer is one of the oldest browsers available in Windows operating system. Numerous people use it around the globe even after giants like Chrome or Firefox emerged in the internet industry. However, despite it being old and heavily developed by experts, this browser isn’t without its flaws and shortcomings.…

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  • Fix: Microsoft Word not Responding

    Microsoft Word is a word processor developed by Microsoft and it is probably the most used word processor around the globe. This software was initially available only on Windows OS, but recently, it is supported on many platforms. While this may be the most popular word processor, it is still…

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  • Fix: Clownfish Not Working

    Clownfish is voice translator which is used in many communication applications such as Skype, Discord etc. It has several different features including real-time voice translation for dozens of different languages as well as support to change your voice pitch. Clownfish is one of the leading voice changer applications available on…

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  • Fix: Windows 10 Won’t Boot

    Windows 10 boot process is very simple. Whenever you start your computer, the UFEI or BIOS firmware is loaded. These perform a short series of steps on your hardware called Power on Self Test (POST). After performing the test and if no errors were found, the BIOS scans the master…

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  • How to Run CHKDSK on Windows 10

    Over time, a hard disk drive that is in use starts accumulating damage and errors caused by a wide array of different things (from unexpected system shutdowns to corrupted software and from bad sectors to metadata corruption). This can not only be detrimental to a hard disk’s overall lifespan but…

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  • How to Highlight Text in PowerPoint

    When creating a document in, say, a word processor such as Microsoft Word, there is a lot you can do to make text more prominent and noticeable. You can increase the font of the text you want to stand out, you can make it bold, or you can highlight it.…

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  • How to Screenshot on a Toshiba

    A screenshot is an image of whatever is on your screen (barring your mouse pointer, of course). The ability to create screenshots, although not directly, has been available on the Windows Operating System for basically as long as the Operating System has existed. On any version of the Windows Operating…

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