How to Install Apps from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10
Free Apps vs. Paid Apps. Before using the Microsoft Store—or any modern app store—it’s important to understand the difference between the two types of software in the store: free and paid. With “free” software, you can download the program without making a purchase, but there is usually a …
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How to Set Your Default Apps in Windows 10
(6 days ago) To choose which apps launch which types of media or link by the type of file, select the “Choose Default Apps by File Type” option. Here you’ll be greeted by a two-tiered menu, the first containing every file type that Windows 10 is designed to handle, and the second with the list of apps you currently have installed on the machine.
What Are “Freemium” Apps, and How Do They Work
(7 days ago) Many apps we use follow a “freemium” business model. The combination of the words “free” and “premium” means you can download these apps for free, but you have to pay to get the premium features. Here’s why many developers use this approach to monetize their software.
How to Uninstall Windows 10’s Built-in Apps (and How to
(2 days ago) It even works for apps that are “automatically downloaded” by Windows 10, such as Candy Crush, FarmVille, TripAdvisor, Netflix, and Pandora. However, you can’t remove most of Microsoft’s other included Windows 10 apps this way. Uninstall Built-in Apps …
How to Update Microsoft Office Apps on Windows 10 and Mac
(4 days ago) Software updates are essential in keeping your applications up to date with the latest features, performance improvements, and security patches. Microsoft regularly provides updates for its Office suite. Here’s how to check for, and install, Microsoft Office updates.
How to Manage App Permissions on Windows 10
(7 days ago) Modern Windows 10 apps have permissions you can control, just like modern iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. You can control access to resources like your location, camera, microphone, and photos. This only works for modern apps from the Store, also known as Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.
How to Force Quit an App on Windows 10
(2 days ago) As the name implies, Task Manager is a tool that shows which apps are currently running (as well as other information like resource usage and process stats) and allows you to manage them appropriately. To open Task Manager, you can press Ctrl+Shift+Esc on your keyboard or right-click the Windows task bar and select “Task Manager” from the menu.
How to Adjust the Volume for Individual Apps in Windows
(9 days ago) Since Windows Vista, Windows has allowed you to change the volume for individual apps using its Volume Mixer. This can be useful if you have apps that always seem to play too loud or soft compared to everything else.
How to Manage Apps and Devices Signed into Your Google
(9 days ago) Google allows users to sign into non-Google websites, applications, and devices with their Gmail account. This saves time during the account creation process, and makes joining new services quick and easy. But when you no longer use said service or app, it’s a good idea to revoke its access to your Google account.
How To Organize Your Messy Windows Desktop (And Keep It
(7 days ago) You can also pin apps right from the Start menu—either right-click a shortcut in the all apps list in the Start menu and select “Pin to Start,” or drag the icon to the pinned apps area. On Windows 10, you can drag and drop pinned application shortcuts in your Start menu to organize them into groups, and click the header at the top of the
How to Find and Use Android Instant Apps
(4 days ago) What Are Instant Apps? In a nutshell, Instant Apps allow users to check out most of the features of an app without actually installing it by using deep links and running in a modular environment—hence the reason developers have to enable it as a feature and it doesn’t “just work” for all apps. Now, that said, this doesn’t work exactly like you may expect.
How to Set Per-App Sound Outputs in Windows 10
(Just Now) However, Windows will remember the volume level and sound devices you assign to individual apps and automatically apply your preferences whenever you launch the app. If you just want to set your default sound playback device on Windows 10 , you can do that directly from the sound icon in your notification area.
How to Find an App on Your iPhone or iPad Fast
(Just Now) Apple’s App Store features around two million apps for iPhone and iPad combined. If you’re like us, you probably have dozens of apps on your iOS or iPadOS device but have not had the chance to organize them all. You can easily lose track of an app icon’s location on the Home screen.
How to Set App & Game Limits on Windows 10
(4 days ago) Scroll down the list of apps and games, and click on any titles you wish to restrict to expand the full menu. The slider will let you set time limits, while the drop-down menus next to “From” and “To” will let you create a window when this app or game will be available for the child account.
How to See Which Apps Are Using Your Microphone on Windows 10
(5 days ago) Note that there are two lists here—one list of “Microsoft Store apps” and one of traditional “desktop apps.” Be sure to look through each list. RELATED: Everything New in Windows 10's May 2019 Update, Available Now. How to See Which Apps Have Previously Used Your Microphone
How to Block (or Allow) Certain Applications for Users in
(6 days ago) If you’d like to limit what apps a user can run on a PC, Windows gives you two options. You can block the apps you don’t want a user to run, or you can restrict them to running only specific apps. Here’s how to do it. RELATED: How to Use System Restore in Windows 7, 8, and 10
Android Guide: Managing Your Installed Applications
(1 days ago) Apps are great, but the more you download, the more your phone feels cluttered, and those apps take up precious storage. Managing your apps is all about uninstalling the stuff you don’t need, and organizing your shortcuts so finding the app you need isn’t like finding a needle in a haystack.
How to Use Custom App Icons on Your Kindle Fire (or Any
(3 days ago) Unlike Google-supplied Android apps, the apps from the Amazon Apps for Android store have incredibly high resolution (a requirement for crisp display in the Kindle OS application carousel). Sideloaded apps, however, don’t get the Amazon treatment and come with fuzzy low-res icons. Read on as we show you how to fix your low-res icon woes.
How to Spot (and Avoid) Fake Android Apps in the Play Store
(1 days ago) Fake Android apps in the Play Store are a problem. People create listings designed to look exactly like popular apps, often using the same icon and name, to trick you into downloading it—then bombarding you with ads (or worse, malware).
How to Install the Connect App on Windows 10 (for Wireless
(2 days ago) In “Settings,” click “Apps.” In “Apps & features,” click “Optional features.” In “Optional features,” click “Add a feature,” which has a square plus (+) button beside it. When the “Add an optional feature” window appears, scroll down until you find “Wireless Display.”
Why You Should Offload Your iPhone and iPad Apps
(2 days ago) When apps are offloaded, their icons remain on the Home screen, but you’ll see a small iCloud Download icon beside their names. When you tap the icon of an app that’s been offloaded, it will download automatically from the App Store, provided it’s still …
How to Add Apps to Microsoft Teams
(8 days ago) Tabbed apps are the heart of Teams’ “single pane of glass” design. There are default tabbed apps in every channel already, including “Posts,” “Files,” and “Wiki.” To add additional apps as tabs, click the plus sign (+) at the top of the channel to which …
How to See Which Apps Are Using Your Webcam on Windows 10
(1 days ago) Scroll down to the list of applications here—you’ll see two lists: one for Microsoft Store apps and one for traditional desktop applications. Look through each list of applications. If an application is currently accessing your webcam, you’ll see the red …
How to Update iPhone and iPad Apps
(8 days ago) Update Apps in iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and Above. Start by opening the App Store. If you can’t find the icon on your iPhone or iPad, swipe down on the home screen and utilize Spotlight search to find the app.. Next, tap on your account picture located in the top-right corner of the display.
What Are Electron Apps, and Why Have They Become So Common
(1 days ago) Electron Apps Are Pretty Easy to Make. Desktop applications are hard to make, especially if you want them to be cross-platform. Accessing the file system works differently in Windows than it does in Linux, for example, and notifications work differently on macOS than in Windows.
How to Manage Startup Applications in Windows 8 or 10
(1 days ago) Windows has long provided tools for managing startup apps. In Windows Vista and 7, you had to dig into tools like Msconfig—which is powerful if a little clunky to use. Windows 8 and 10 include an interface for managing startup apps in a location that makes more sense: Task Manager.
How to Manage Startup Programs in Windows 10’s Settings App
(2 days ago) To manage your startup programs, head to Settings > Apps > Startup. This feature was added in Windows 10’s April 2018 Update. If you don’t see the Startup option in your Settings app, you haven’t installed the update yet. RELATED: Everything New in …
Which Apps Come With Office 365
(4 days ago) These web apps also use OneDrive for storage, meaning everything you create or edit is automatically stored in your OneDrive. This means you can use Office 365 anywhere in the world from any computer using just a browser and access all of your OneDrive files.
6 Tips to Make Your Samsung Watch More Google-y
(1 days ago) The watch apps are free, so you only have to pay through the Google Play Store (which is much easier). RELATED: How to Use Google Maps on a Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch. The nice thing about both of these apps is they don’t require any input on the watch. You simply start navigating somewhere in Google Maps on your phone, and the directions will
How to “Hide” an App on Your iPhone or iPad
(5 days ago) These apps appear to be something benign, like a calculator. Their true purpose, though, is to store files and information without raising suspicion. Apple isn’t fond of deceptive practices, so these apps are always described as such in its listings. Dummy apps are hard to spot.
How to Install Apps and Games on Google TV
(6 days ago) Under the Apps tab, you’ll find new categories to explore. Selecting a category will open a list of apps or games. The “Apps” tab also has a number of other rows, with “Featured” app and game recommendations organized by category. Simply choose an app or game, and then select “Install” on the information page.
How to Use Custom App Icons on Your iPhone and iPad
(5 days ago) RELATED: How to Move iPhone Apps From a Home Screen to the App Library. The only downside of this technique is that when launching an app through your shortcut, you first make a quick detour through the Shortcuts app before the actual app appears. At the moment, this is a necessary drawback, but the behavior may change in a future update.
What Does “Run as Administrator” Mean in Windows 10
(3 days ago) Only apps programmed for the legacy Win32 and Win64 APIs can be run as an administrator. Traditionally, that means apps created for Windows 7 and earlier, but many modern Windows apps are still maintained that way. UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps—like those downloaded from the Microsoft Store—cannot be run as an administrator.
How to Leave Windows 10’s S Mode
(5 days ago) Most Windows desktop apps still aren’t available in the Store, although some big apps like iTunes and Spotify now are. That’s why most PCs don’t come in S Mode. If you have a Windows 10 on ARM device, leaving S Mode will let you run any 32-bit Windows desktop application—but many applications will be very slow. If you’re using a
How to Stop Windows 10 Apps From Running in the Background
(2 days ago) Prevent Specific Apps From Running in the Background. RELATED: How to See Which Applications Are Draining Your Battery on Windows 10 Apps have have permission to run in the background will show up on the battery usage screen, which estimates how much power each one uses on your system.But you don’t need to wait for them to start draining battery power–if you don’t use …
How to Stop Safari From Launching Apps on iPhone and iPad
(1 days ago) Safari for iPhone and iPad will automatically open many web links in apps. For example, if you tap a LinkedIn, Reddit, or YouTube link on a web page, you’ll be taken to the associated app. Here’s how to stay in Safari.
How to Install Third-Party App Stores on Android
(2 days ago) Nearly every Android device ships with the Google Play Store. It’s the official place to go to download apps and games. However, the openness of Android means you can install third-party app stores, too. The Google Play Store is, by far, the largest app store available to those who use Android. It’s also the safest place to download apps
How to Sideload Apps on Google TV
(7 days ago) Google TV devices (including the Chromecast with Google TV) have access to Android apps and games specifically made for TVs. If you want an app that doesn’t appear in the Play Store on the TV, you can “sideload” it. We’ll show you how to do it.
What Are Google Play Points, and How do You Use Them
(5 days ago) Under the “Google Play Credit” section, you’ll see a long list of apps and games that support Play Points. Lastly, Play Points can be put toward charities. On the bottom of the “Earn” tab is a list of causes to support. When you put Play Points towards these causes, you’re returning the points to Google and it will then give the
How to Hide the App List in Windows 10’s Start Menu
(4 days ago) After that, the app list will pop open and you’ll see a full alphabetical list of your installed apps, but the Start menu will stay sleek and small. To switch back to the previous view at any time, click the “Pinned Tiles” button located just above the “All Apps” button in the Start menu.