This risks annoying a lot of people, because the ‘System’ part of Control Panel is genuinely very useful, giving you an overview of your PC (such as what processor and amount of RAM you have installed), along with quick links to your PC manufacturer’s support website and more.
The Speak feature was incorporated into Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) back in version 2003. It was called Text to Speech (TTS) then, and it functioned much the same as it does now. Fortunately, it’s a very simple procedure to set up and use, so you can get started immediately.
Google collects a frightening amount of data about you. You can find and delete it now.
Every month, “Ask A Tech Teacher” will share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired.
Wi-Fi extenders are also sometimes called “repeaters” or “boosters,” but the end goal is usually the same. A Wi-Fi extender sits between your router and your computer and relays messages between the two.
With enough effort and technical skill, it’s often possible to recover documents and photos previously thought obliterated. These computer forensics are a useful tool for law enforcement, but how do they really work?
What you may not realize is that you can also cast media from your Chromebook to another screen via Google Cast. This is perfect for those times when you want to share what you’re watching on with a larger group, or if you want to go into presentation mode.
Many of you may be unaware of the Chromebook’s instant tethering feature (as I was). What this feature does, once set up with your Android phone, is this. If you lose your Wi-Fi connection, your Chromebook will automatically connect by default to your Android phone. Once connected, the Chromebook uses your phone’s data connection for internet access (similar to setting up a hotspot, but without the hassle).