How to deal with Android bloatware

When you buy an Android mobile phone, the mobile carrier often installs certain apps onto the device. These apps, commonly referred to as bloatware, are usually tied into a service that the carrier offers. A majority of users, however, don’t want these apps. Here’s how you can deal with Android bloatware. What is bloatware? Bloatware […]

Tweaking your Windows 10 installation

Once you’ve unboxed that laptop you just bought, there are important things that need to be done. After installing Windows 10, you must unlock its full potential by customizing some critical settings. You can ask a technician for help with this, but here are a few things you can do on your own. #1 Check […]

Boost your new laptop in 5 steps

Laptops may not be the most powerful computers, but the benefits they provide are undisputable. For one thing, they deliver a similar user experience as your huge desktop PC, but much more conveniently and affordably. But before you reap their many benefits, here are five steps you should take before using them to improve their […]

Beware of apps bundled with Windows 10

While you might think that getting free software with your new Windows 10-powered device sounds like a good idea, it’s not. Beyond taking up storage space and diverting processing power, pre-installed software such as trial versions of video games, antivirus programs, and web browser toolbars — collectively called “bloatware” — can make your device vulnerable […]

Get rid of these 5 types of PC clutter

Is your PC running slowly? It could be because of all the digital clutter it has to deal with. Clutter can impede your computer’s performance and eat away at its memory. To have your computer performing at top speed again, you need to get rid of these five types of clutter. Here’s how to do […]

Setting up your new laptop with Windows 10

First things first, what should you do with your brand new laptop? You go through the Windows 10 setup, and you’re all done, right? Not really. Your notebook isn’t ready — until you do some tweaking. Let’s get the ball rolling. #1 Check for updates Your new laptop should check for updates automatically, but you […]

5 things to do to your new laptop

Getting a new laptop can be very exciting. It guarantees a more seamless user experience with faster speed, more memory, and better battery life. But it’s all for naught if you don’t take certain preventive steps before using your new machine. Discover five things you should do before you start exploring your new toy. 1. […]

Beware Of Apps Bundled With Your Windows 10

Have you recently purchased new laptops or computers? Don’t get too excited. A new report proves that pre-installed software such as free trials and web browser toolbars can pose high-security risks. So if you want to maximize your new investment, here are some things you might want to know: Tavis Ormandy, a researcher from Google’s […]

Here come crapware-free PCs

Bloatware, trialware, crapware — the unnecessary software usually pre-installed by the manufacturer on your brand new PC. Besides being annoying, this type of software also slows down your machine and can tamper with security. Microsoft is fed up with it too, which is why they’ve come up with Windows 10 Signature Edition PCs. Read on […]

Windows puts bloatware in the crosshairs

Even an IT novice can recognize the scourge of ‘bloatware’ on new hardware. It doesn’t matter what type of new gadget you’ve purchased, it’s bound to come loaded with unnecessary apps and software that the manufacturer believes will drive you to purchase more of their products. And while they aren’t impossible to remove, those pesky […]

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