Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

“We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to.” “There is no world in which 45 pages of policy documents and opt-out settings split across […]

How To Completely Disable Firefox Tiles (Including Tracking Features)

Here’s how to disable Mozilla Firefox’s ability to track your browsing history. To Disable Mozilla Tiles Completely: Start Firefox and open a new tab. Leave the top URL bar blank Type about:config into the address bar, and click ok to alert message. Type browser.newtab into the search bar. Edit browser.newtab.url by changing it to about:blank. […]

How to format the drive or run a disk check from the command line [windows7/8/8.1] – TechNTrack

External hard drive not available? If you are faced with a situation in which your external hard drive becomes unavailable, this guide will help you to check it for errors / format from the command line (CMD). How to perform disk check, the CMD : Using the menu WinX in Windows 8 (8.1), open a […]

Go Back In Time With Google

Search Google for the term “Google in 1998” and search the web nineties stylee. Google is celebrating it’s 15 years of existence, providing the service that brought the world together and made things easier for everyone. The search giant has come a long way since it was first launched in September 4th, 1998. It wouldn’t […]

How to Force Google Chrome to Open Link and Pop-Up in New Tab

How to Force Google Chrome to Open Link and Pop-Up in New Tab Occasionally Google Chrome web browser will open links and pop-ups in a new window instead of new tab within the same window with tab containing originating web page. Unlike IE and Firefox which have options that can be set to open pop-ups […]

How to Change Your Browser’s Default Search Engine

What’s your default search engine? Firefox and Chrome automatically use Google as the default search provider, and Internet Explorer uses Bing by default. If you don’t like the current default, however, changing the default so that you can use the search provider you prefer takes less than 60 seconds. The instructions below apply to the […]

How to find recently opened files and documents in Windows 8

QUESTION In Windows 7, the Start Bar shows the most recently used programs and there are shortcuts to the most recent used documents. I can’t find anything in Windows 8 similar to this. Is there anything which will allow me to see most recent documents that have been viewed? ANSWER Windows 8 doesn’t have the […]

Getting started with Windows 7

New PC for Christmas? Windows 7? What’s all that about? Well, it’s the latest incarnation of Microsoft Windows. Please don’t ask what was wrong with the last one. We haven’t the time. Early reports from users of all levels seem to indicate that Windows 7 is a big improvement over Vista. In fact yours truly […]