So you decided you want to be a Windows Insider again, but the "Get started" button is greyed out. Do you remember what you did to disable telemetry? No matter, here's how to fix it.
These days it seems you can't take online privacy for granted. With VPNs becoming more mainstream and governments wanting more transparency from its citizens, you can prevent DNS leakage.
If you're an avid book reader and have upgraded to the Windows 10 Creators Update, you'll be happy to know that now you can download books from the Windows Store and read them in Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft announced that the Creators Update would bring multitasking and speed improvements, as well as new UI elements to the Xbox One. Now we get a sneak peek at those changes in a short video.
Now that the Feedback Hub is available to everyone in Windows 10, so too are the issues that prevent it from opening. The issue arises when you are required to sign in and that fails, repeatedly.
Chrome 52 introduced a new layout for the Chrome browser. If you're interested in turning on the new look or reverting it back, this guide will take you step-by-step through how to do it.
Chances are that if you have a Surface Pro 4, you have noted that the battery may not get you through an entire day. Check out these tips to help you increase your battery life on the device.
The largest update to the Xbox One's operating system is now rolling out to the public, adding the ability to play Xbox 360 games on the console. We have complied a handy guide for getting started.
Chinese company Lenovo has released a Windows 10 user guide which helps in familiarizing beginners with important aspects of the new OS, such as the Start menu and the Action Center.
We've compiled a brief list of popular router brands and their common default addresses. The list includes most router manufacturers with more than a dozen or so models.
There's a seemingly infinite number of Android phones out there, and it can all get a bit confusing - but Google hopes to make the process of picking your next handset a bit easier with its new tool.
Since Windows 10 is now out to preview, we've put together the following guide the will take you through all the required steps to prepare USB media for use in installing Windows 10.
The TechSpot PC Buying Guide offers an in-depth list of today's best desktop PC hardware, spanning four unique yet typical budgets. Get all your PC part recommendations here.
What goes in to making a good smartphone camera? What do pixel sizes and f-stops really mean? We explore the hardware, key terms associated with photography, and make some comparisons along the way.
Want to get to grips with what's on offer in Windows Phone 8.1? Microsoft has put together a helpful site, including easy-to-follow demos on some of the most useful features in its latest OS update.
In this follow up article to our basic Linux command line series we go a bit deeper to discuss file metadata, permissions, timestamps, some new tools like tee, Vim, and more.
In Linux, the command line is the most flexible and powerful way to perform tasks. Let's explore some basics of directory navigation, file/directory operations, and more.
If you plan on opening up a new Windows 8.1 machine this Christmas and want to know what you should do first, we have the guide to help you get up and running in
A few days ago I set out to create a script that would monitor a folder within Windows so whenever a movie file was dropped into it, AHK would automatically open said file with the Subtitles app.
Windows 8.1 brings with it many new options to customize your Start screen and if you are looking for more ways to adjust your setup, we have a guide for you.
Many hardcore computer users might think themselves above learning new tricks, but there's always new things to learn that will help improve your skills. Our bet: you will find at least one useful...
It's an exciting year for gamers -- not just because the industry has whipped up an appetizing menu of fresh releases, but because we're approaching the next console generation, which will...
Unable to boot all of sudden, after some troubleshooting I settled on the idea that it wasn't a hardware problem. With a long history of dual booting different versions of Windows over the years, find
In our two part guide to Microsoft Licensing, we aim to give you an overview of licensing rules and the restrictions Microsoft place on its software and it's users. Part one, licensing types.
AMD has long been subject of polarizing debate among technology enthusiasts. The chapters of its history provide ample ammunition for countless discussions and no small measure of rancour.
Online services like Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Spotify, Steam and many others have changed the way millions of people access media. They've brought upon an era of instant, on-demand digital media...
A relatively new web service, IFTTT (If This Then That) lets you automate tasks between other popular services such as Dropbox, Twitter, Evernote, Facebook, Instapaper, and many others.
When Windows 8 starts, it displays a lock screen that you have to move out of the way before entering your credentials, and then you have to dismiss the Metro interface before accessing the desktop...
If you are in a position to drive policy for your company and have been curious about why Windows 8 should be considered for your company, Microsoft has put together a handy guide just for you.
Last week HTC published a list of phones that will receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, along with approximate launch dates and a projected completion date of late August 2012...
I've been a bit slack in continuing this guide, but I've finally gotten around to writing the fourth part of the guide, which goes over display technologies used in smartphones.
Get a head start in Diablo III with our starter guide, covering all the important information you need to know before jumping into the game. Includes a FAQ covering basic questions.
If you are a developer looking to bring your application to the Windows 8 environment, Microsoft has put together a guide to help make the transition a bit easier.
Want to know exactly what is inside your smartphone? Look no further than this massive 7-part guide that goes over all of it. Today's section goes over device RAM and internal/external storage
With the launch of Windows 8's Consumer Preview, you're probably itching to spend some quality time with Microsoft's latest OS. Although you may have already downloaded the ISO, we bet...
Want to know exactly what is inside your smartphone? Look no further than this massive 7-part guide that goes over all of it. Today's section goes over the all-important smartphone graphics processor
Want to know exactly what is inside your smartphone? Look no further than this massive 7-part guide that goes over all of it. Today's section goes over smartphone processors and the system-on-a-chip
Last year promised to be the year of the tablet, and at least for Apple, it was. The nearly ubiquitous iPad managed not only to outsell every other tablet on the market by a wide...
This week, we have decided to post a topic from A Collection of Essential Guides in our forums, Warwagon explains how to change from IDE to AHCI mode without having to reinstall Windows. What are...
By now I think we can all agree that reports foretelling the demise of PCs as gaming platforms have been greatly exaggerated. Even though the landscape has shifted somewhat in recent years, with many companies...