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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How To Mute A Specific Tab on Chrome OS

The internet these days is filled with video advertisements. If you have multiple tabs open, it can be difficult to know which tab is making all the noise. Google is working on a neat trick through which we can know which tab is playing audio, and then mute that specific …

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Windows 10 Creators Update Stuck [Fix]

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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mfc100u.dll is missing [Fix]

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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xinput1_3.dll is missing [Fix]

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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Game Mode Missing in Creators Update [Fix]

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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Desktop Icon Issues after Creators Update [Fix]

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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Windows 10 Creators Update Audio Problems [Fix]

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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Windows 10 Creators Update No Internet Connection [FIX]

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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How to make Academic Research easier on Chrome OS

Chromebooks have always been most popular among students who need cheap, portable laptops with good battery life. However, when it comes to research and annotation tools, Chrome OS is far behind all other mainstream operating systems. Most research applications (like Mendeley or Zotero) are available for Windows/Mac OS/Linux, but not …

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Dual Monitor Wallpaper on Creators Update

There are a lot of stories and experience by end users regarding issues with Window 10 Creators update (version 1703). So what is Creators update? Creators update is new version of Windows 10 operating system, which will be delivered to your machines if your Windows has automatic updates enabled.  There …

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Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Error In Windows 10 [Fix]

Some Windows 10 users and a few Windows 8 users have reported an error involving Microsoft Visual C ++ Runtime Library. When Windows Explorer is opened, a runtime error occured randomly. This issue is caused by a faulty Visual C++ Runtime Library or certain applications which use the Runtime. To fix this …

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Windows 10 Creators Update Crashes and Freezes

Folks from all over the world are reporting a wide variety of different issues with their Windows 10 computers following the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update. As is the case with most Windows updates, the aftermath of the release of the Creators Update hasn’t been pleasant from Microsoft …

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Wifi Won’t Connect After Creators Update [SOLVED]

Some users who just upgraded to Windows 10 Creators Update have reported the WiFi stopped connecting soon after the update. Though the main cause of the issue is unclear, it’s most likely due to a failed WiFi service or missing drivers. To fix this issue, we’ll check the Wireless LAN …

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How to Fix Broken Login Screen Packages on Ubuntu

If you’ve been removing a bunch of packages, then you might have accidentally removed something like lightdm. This package allows you to log into your graphical desktop, and in many cases will automatically take you to it. Upon removal and reboot of the machine, you’ll probably just find a blank …

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How to Completely Theme Android with Xposed Modules

Theming and customizing an Android device can be a disappointing experience with stock apps. Manufacturers’ theme stores often have a limited amount of available themes that change the entire system GUI, whereas you may want to only theme your notifications bar or Settings menu. Creating your own theme from scratch …

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How to Install a Complete Linux Distro on Android

For users who want to experience a complete desktop OS on their Android phone, especially tech-savvy people who don’t want to carry around a laptop or tablet, it’s entirely possible to install a fully-functional Linux OS on your Android phone. You will need a rooted phone for this operation – …

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Fix: Volume boot has Only 0 Bytes Disk Space Remaining

If you’re using Ubuntu Linux or perhaps a derivative like Kubuntu or Ubuntu MATE, then you might receive a dialog message that reads “The volume “boot” has only 0 bytes disk space remaining.” When Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu or any other derivative attempts to update, it tries to install new kernel …

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