How to Troubleshoot Your Microphone in Windows 10

Having trouble with your sound input in Windows is extremely frustrating, especially if you frequently join video calls. Thankfully, computer microphone problems usually come down to a few common causes.

Let's look at how to figure out what's wrong with your microphone in Windows 10 and get it working again.

What You Should Know About Zoom Security

With much of the world's workforce suddenly working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the video chat app Zoom quickly rose to great popularity. Chances are that you've used it at least once, but is it safe?

Let's take a look at the privacy and security issues Zoom has had, how to secure your chats, and some alternatives if you don't feel comfortable using it.

How to Change Your Mouse Cursor in Windows 10

Windows has used the familiar white mouse cursor by default for decades. And while there's nothing wrong with this, have you ever wished you could change your mouse cursor? Maybe you could work more efficiently with something that's easier to see, or perhaps you want to customize the cursor just for something new.

How to Factory Reset a Windows 10 Computer

Sometimes, the nuclear option of a full factory reset is the only way to solve certain issues with your computer. While it's not convenient, knowing how to perform a factory reset is important.

Whether you need to resolve a problem or just want a fresh start, here are a few ways to perform a factory reset in Windows 10.
1. Perform a Factory Reset Through Settings
In the old days of Windows, factory resetting required you to have a backup disk or walk through the entire Windows install process from scratch.

How to Manage Startup Programs in Windows 10

You might know that each time you boot up your computer, certain programs run as soon as you log in. While this is often convenient, having too many programs run at startup can have negative consequences.

Let's look at how to manage startup programs in Windows and how to decide which ones to keep.

Which Remote Access Solution Is Best for You?

As you probably know, there are a variety of solutions for remotely connecting to and accessing other computers from your own. These come in handy when you need to access resources on another network (such as your workplace) or control another computer without being physically present.

Understanding Your Smartphone’s Water Resistance

Since water causes serious damage to electronics, manufacturers have started coming up with ways to protect our mobile devices from getting wet. However, the terminology in this area is often confusing.

We'll explain the difference between waterproof and water-resistant, how to interpret the values thrown around in these discussions, and other important facets of water resistance.