How To’s

  • How to Fix 0x80780166 Error when Backing up Windows 10?

    Several affected users have been reaching us with questions after being unable to back up their Windows 10 installation. Most affected users are reporting that they are seeing the 0x80780166 error code after the backup procedure fails. The issue is not exclusive to a certain Windows version since it’s confirmed…

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  • How to Fix Critical Windows Error 0x00000019?

    Several Windows 10 users have been reaching us with questions after their actions are commonly interrupted by BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) critical crashes pointing towards the 0x00000019 error code. Most affected users are reporting that in their case, the issue seems to occur randomly (with no apparent trigger). Although…

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  • How to Sync your iMessages to Mac?

    Apple has developed many devices that are very popular among the community and used by a lot of consumers. They are most popular due to the vast opportunities of syncing all the devices and using common features in sync with each other. These features are primarily synced through the iCloud…

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  • How to Fix ‘An Error Occurred During Activation. Try Again’ Error during iMessage/FaceTime Activation?

    iPhones are one of the most popular mobile devices and they have Apple’s trademark iOS operating system which allows for a much secure and fairly lighter operating system than Android. iPhone users also enjoy various trademark features such as the “iMessage” and the “Facetime” feature. These allow for a very…

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  • How to Completely Disable Google Hangouts on PC, Mac, Chrome, Android and iOS?

    Hangouts is a software application that has been developed and distributed by Google. Originally, it was introduced as a side feature of Google+ but it was later made into a standalone product. Google has been developing this application mainly for enterprise communication. Hangouts now consist of two primary types, Google…

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  • How to Fix the BF4 Kicked by PunkBuster Error on Windows?

    PunkBuster is the engine used by many games (including Battlefield 4) to detect players who are using anything to improve their in-game performance illegally. However, PunkBuster can sometimes backfire and cause all sorts of problems even for users who aren’t using any cheats. They simply receive the “Kicked by PunkBuster”…

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  • How to Block Someone on Google Hangouts?

    Hangouts is a communication software that has been developed and distributed by Google. Although it was a side-feature of Google+, it became a standalone software in 2013. The software is available to be downloaded on the Apple App store and comes pre-installed on Android. Google has been orienting the software…

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  • How to Fix ‘Free Message: Unable to Send Message – Message Blocking is Active’ Error while Messaging?

    Text Messaging has become one of the most important forms of communication and this feature is provided with almost all the new applications that are coming out. People can message through the default texting applications or through the messaging application associated with the mobile carrier service that you are using.…

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  • How to Create a Minecraft Server?

    Minecraft by Mojang is one of the world’s most popular video games and that is because of the addiction and fun it has. And enjoyment level is high with multiplayer but is sky-high if those players are your friends and family. Minecraft’s local multiplayer experience feature for both of its…

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  • What is ‘gwx.exe’ in Windows?

    The GWX.exe file is a core system file of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Its purpose is to freely upgrade Windows operating systems from earlier versions to Windows 10. The gwx.exe file is located in the “C:\Windows\System32\GWX” directory. The file distributed via Windows update KB3035583. It is derived from Get Windows X (10).…

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  • How to Increase Your MacBook’s Storage?

    It is said that “Apple hardware is built to last” so, your MacBook may have many years left in it, but you are thinking to change it just due to your storage needs because when you purchased your MacBook you opted for a model with less storage just because of…

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  • What is ‘storedownloadd’ and Why is it Running on My Mac?

    If you spend any time at all poking through Activity Monitor, you will notice that there is a process running storedownloadd. That is just the Mac App Store downloading some software for you. Process storedownloadd runs in the background in macOS, and the process running in the background in computing…

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  • How to Manually and Automatically Update Your Synology NAS Packages?

    Synology company was founded in 2000, has a specialty in Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. A NAS is a computer that is optimized for data storage and may have additional functionality. Synology has a very user-friendly Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. Also, there are many add-on packages to add the…

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  • How to Change NAT Type on PC?

    Network address translation (NAT) is the method for remapping an IP address by another. The information in the IP header is changed in network packets when they are being transmitted over a network traffic routing device. As NAT changes the IP address information at the packets level, NAT implementations will vary in…

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  • How to Combine PDF Files?

    There are a lot of file formats and each has its benefits. For this reason, different documents are saved as different file types. The PDF format is a popular file type that is used for saving documents, books, and notes. Even presentations are sometimes converted to the PDF file format.…

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  • How to Change Language of Google Chrome?

    Google chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google and released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows. It has a robust feature set including complete integration with Google Mail along with cross-platform syncing ability, making it the most popular web browser today. How to change the  language of google chrome…

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  • What is ‘rpcsvchost’ and Why is it running on my Mac?

    Every day, you use your MacBook and observe this one process rpcsvhost in your Activity Monitor. So what exactly is this process? And is it harmful to your mac? The answer is no, it is not in any way harmful for your MacBook but it’s a core component of macOS.…

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  • What is ReFS in Windows?

    ReFS is derived from Resilient File System, is a file system created by Microsoft for Windows OS. It is designed to overcome some of the limitations of the New Technology File System (NTFS). ReFS is designed to be more resilient against data corruption, perform better for certain workloads, and scale better for very…

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  • What Is kernel_task and Why Is It Running on My Mac?

    A “kernel,” is the core of any OS, which sits between the CPU, memory, other hardware & the software applications installed on the system. When the MAC is turned on, the first thing that starts is the kernel, & everything done by a system flows through the kernel at some…

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  • What is AppleSpell and Why is it Running on my Mac?

    Scrolling through your MacBook activity monitor, you see this application called AppleSpell and you are wondering if its something that belongs on your MacBook. The answer is a simple yes. It is your MacBook’s built-in spell checking tool. Is it Problematic? AppleSpell checks spellings for all kinds of applications including…

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  • How to Use a Mouse with Your iPad or iPhone?

    With the release of iPadOS & iOS 13 in September 2019, the iPad & iPhone can now use mice & external trackpads (the user experience is not like desktops). The feature will not add full mouse support to the devices and will not turn them into MacBook replacement. It’s just…

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  • How to Fix Z-Wave Connection Issues with the Wink Hub?

    Z-Wave is used primarily for home automation and is based on a wireless communications protocol. It uses a mesh network of low-energy radio waves to communicate between appliances. The Wink Hub is a product by Wink Labs Inc that connects the different protocols/technologies of smart home products into one, which is controlled by Wink…

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  • How to Root the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is a great smartphone, with its 6.3” display, 48/12mp cameras, and the Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 chipset with Adreno 512 GPU, which is fairly decent for gaming. In this guide we are going to unlock and root the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 using TWRP and…

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  • How to Root the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 with TWRP and Magisk

    Xiaomi launched the global version of the Redmi Note 8 only a couple weeks ago, and it’s already been rooted. It’s a fairly simple process, and we will be using TWRP and Magisk to achieve root. Requirements ADB & Fastboot drivers installed on your PC (see Appuals guide “How to…

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  • How to Design UI/UX for the Latest Android 9 and 10 Updates

    Google released the latest Android 10 just this past September, and while it’s only available on a small handful of the latest, most premium phones, a lot of phone manufacturers are expected to roll out Android 10 on some of their most recent phones in the near future. Android 10…

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