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How to use Night Light mode in Windows 10

Windows 10 recently got a new featured called Night Light. If you use iOS, macOS or Android, you would instantly recognize this feature known as Night Shift in Apple’s ecosystem and Night Mode in Google’s ecosystem. What Night Light does is, it filters out the blue light emission from your display, while showing warmer colors to relax the strain on your eyes.

Use the Windows 10 media creation tool to create installation media

If you buy a new laptop or PC which ships with Windows 10 preinstalled, chances are that it does not come with the installation media. If you need to reinstall Windows 10, or do a clean installation from an older version of Windows, you would need to create the installation media yourself, whether on a DVD or a USB drive. Microsoft has provided an easy to use media creation …

Fix Windows 10 Start Menu not working

Ever since Windows 10 was released, a common issue that randomly plagues users is that the Start Menu, Cortana and task bar become unresponsive. I have had this unfortunate issue on a Lenovo tablet and the only solution used to be a complete reinstall for Windows. However, after some tinkering, I figured out that there are a few other workarounds that can be tried to …

AirPlay from Windows 10 to Apple TV with these apps

One of the biggest benefits of Apple’s ecosystem is the interoperability of the devices and software with each other. One example of this is AirPlay, which lets users use any iOS device or Mac to either mirror its display or stream any media content from it like photos, videos and music to an Apple TV. Officially, AirPlay is only available to Apple devices and software but luckily, …

Load websites faster in Google Chrome using these extensions

Modern day websites use a number of frameworks like jQuery to provide a good user experience to users. This means that the framework libraries to be fetched from different links every time a website loads. One way to speed this up is to for web developers to reduce server requests which helps load websites faster. However, there are a few new extensions that can redirect these requests to local versions of …

Visual Studio for Mac Preview released to developers

Microsoft has released a brand new Visual Studio for Mac Preview for developers. The new IDE is based on Xamarin Studio, which was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year. Visual Studio for Mac Preview is different than Visual Studio Code for Mac – they share the same name but the former is a full-fledged development environment while the latter is a code/text editor.