How to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode

Like its predecessors, Windows 10 lets you boot into safe mode to troubleshoot and fix problems. For example, you might need to start your computer in safe mode when you cannot delete a file because an unknown process is using it. When you boot into safe mode, Windows 10 loads only the essential software required for the computer to work. …

4 Things You Might Not Know Your Mac Can Do

Apple adds features and capabilities to each new version of Macintosh OS X. These additions often come in the form of improvements made to the built-in apps (e.g., Mail) and utilities (e.g., Finder). As a result, you might not even be aware of the enhancements. Here are four useful tasks that you can perform in OS X Yosemite and OS …

What to Do If the “Action Can’t Be Completed” Message Pops Up in Windows

Have you ever tried to rename, move, or delete a file on your Windows computer only to have a message pop up that states the action cannot be completed because the file is open or in use? Sometimes the problem is easily fixed, but other times it can leave you quite frustrated. If you get that infamous message, follow these …

Crysis Ransomware Infects Windows, Mac, and VMware Machines

The Crysis ransomware is quickly yet quietly spreading to businesses across the globe. Even though it is more common and destructive than the Locky ransomware, Crysis has not received nearly as much press attention. Two traits make Crysis one of the most troublesome ransomware variants: Crysis works on multiple platforms. Crysis can infect Microsoft Windows computers and phones, Apple Macintosh …

10 Ways to Make Your iPhone Battery Last Longer

Apple iPhones have been around since 2007. Each year has brought better graphics, more features, and an ever-growing number of available apps. Although these advancements are generally a good thing, they can take a toll on battery life. Here are 10 ways you can conserve battery power on iPhones running iOS 7 or later: 1. Turn Down the Brightness of …

Why Malvertising Might Show Up on Your Favorite Website

The notion that your computer might get a malware infection when you simply visit one of your favorite websites might be enough to give you nightmares. But it is a very real possibility. Cybercriminals are increasingly posting malicious advertising, or malvertising, on legitimate websites in order to spread malware. You might be surprised to learn that it is not social …

Why You Might Want to Reset your Apple ID Security Questions and Answers

If you have an Apple device, you know that your Apple ID is priceless. With it, you can buy music from the iTunes Store, log in to iCloud, and access many other Apple products and services. If you forget the password portion of your Apple ID, you can simply provide your email address and answer a few security questions to …

How to Log In to Windows 10 without a Microsoft Account

One of the biggest complaints about Windows 10 is that it forces you to log in with a Microsoft account, which means you need to connect to the Internet. However, you are not required to use a Microsoft account, even though it appears that way. During the initial setup, Windows 10 tells you to sign in with an existing Microsoft …

What You Need to Know about the Changes to OneDrive Storage Limits

Microsoft is changing the storage limits for users of its OneDrive and OneDrive for Business cloud storage services. Back in 2014, the company had significantly increased the limits. Admitting it overcommitted, Microsoft officials noted, "If we continued with the current offerings, we wouldn’t be able to sustain our growth and deliver the reliable service that you count on." The storage …