Category Archives: Windows

  • How to Fix a Black Screen After Updating Windows 10

    Some Windows 10 PCs have been rebooting to a black screen after installing the June 2019 cumulative update from Windows Update. This seems scary at first, but luckily there’s a quick fix that will solve your problem. If your Windows 10 PC reboots to a black screen, just press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard. Windows 10’s […]

  • How to quickly retrieve a forgotten Wi-Fi password using your Windows PC

    I receive dozens of questions every week from readers of the “Tech Q&A” section of this blog, and one of the questions I get fairly often is “How do I retrieve a forgotten Wi-Fi password?”. It’s very easy to forget your Wi-Fi password if your devices store it and log you into the network automatically. […]

  • The Weirdness of Weirdness

    I’ve been brooding over weirdness lately. To me, the world and everything in it is weird, and weirdest of all are the clumps of matter that can contemplate themselves and think, “Weird!” But the more I think about weirdness, the weirder it seems. What sort of quality is weirdness? Is it wholly subjective, like goodness […]

  • Uber rival Ola buys Foodpanda India to get into food deliveri

    Ola, the Uber rival in India, is entering the food delivery space after it announced a deal to acquire Foodpanda’s India business from its parent company DeliveryHero. The deal will see Ola scoop up the Foodpanda India business with DeliveryHero taking an undisclosed amount of Ola stock in exchange. Undisclosed all-stock deals are usually indicative […]

  • Instagram realizes its potential for impulse shopping

    Instagram is becoming friendlier to retailers and shoppers by partnering up with ecommerce sites such as Shopify and Bigcommerce. With the new tools it’s introducing, you can buy products advertised on a company’s Instagram page within seconds of seeing them. Businesses which wanted to take advantage of the platform’s visual appeal to sell products were hampered […]

  • Android users report notifications for Google’s Inbox are not working

    You might want to stay away from Google’s Inbox app for Android if you’re waiting on an important email – it turns out the software is suffering from a technical issue that is causing delays in notifications for new emails. A litany of miffed users have taken to the Google support forums and Reddit to complain that the latest version […]

  • A word processing software for wannabe novelists

    Microsoft Word may be the 800-pound gorilla of word processors, but that doesn’t necessarily make it the best. It’s slow, bloated, and expensive and lacks many modern features like autosave, document versioning, and access to iCloud. Plus, if you’re doing any kind of long-form writing with multiple chapters, it doesn’t have any organization system – […]

  • Why the iPhone 8’s face-scanning tech could be a privacy disaster

    There are few things more personal than a face. Every wrinkle, blemish, and freckle combine to tell a person’s story — an interactive and ever-changing map of one’s self unspooling over time. Oh, and if smartphone manufactures have their way, that map will also soon be the preeminent key to your digital life. Unfortunately, that’s […]

  • Google’s giving us some new search upgrades to book cheap travel plans

    Google is making it way easier for travelers with flexible schedules to save money. The search giant announced today that it’s updating both the Flight and Hotel search tools to make it easier for people to find deals. Now, both tools offer you a chance to find cheaper alternatives by switching your departure and arrival dates by just a couple days. […]

  • A hacker just went after verified Instagram accounts

    What’s shady, possibly wearing a hoodie, and is currently sitting on the stolen personal information of an untold number of high-profile Instagram users? That would be — SURPRISE! — a random hacker. Or several of them. “We recently discovered that one or more individuals obtained unlawful access to a number of high-profile Instagram users’ contact information — […]

  • Here’s why the network keeps going down and how to fix it

    GiffGaff customers across the UK are being warned to expect minor disruption to their services as the company rolls out upgrades across the network. The planned downtime is to allow GiffGaff to improve its data services and only data services will be affected. The rest of the network (calls and texts) will continue to operate […]

  • Facebook is rumoured to be building a smart speaker, but who’s it really for?

    Facebook – following in the footsteps of Amazon, Google and Apple – is rumoured to be building its own smart home device with a built in touchscreen and speaker. Rumours first started circulating after DigiTimes reported that sources from the “upstream supply chain” had claimed that Chinese iPhone manufacturer Pegatron had started work on the device. A small pilot run of the Facebook-developed […]