How to Turn Off or Disable Avast Temporarily

Avast’s Free Antivirus, Premium Security, and Ultimate utilities use multiple live shields to safeguard your PC and Mac against malicious threats in real-time. But despite the enhanced protection you receive, having them running continuously in the background can lead to various software-related issues. The fastest way to fix that is by deactivating Avast temporarily. We’ll …

How to Set Up an Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon’s Echo series of smart speakers are some of the most popular options on the market, standing toe-to-toe with the Nest lineup of speakers. (Sorry, HomePod. You don’t count.) The Echo Dot is the most affordable entry-level option at just $50. These devices are easy to set up and user-friendly to operate. You can do …

How To Reverse a Video for a Cool Effect

There are many ways you can spice up a video using editing techniques, and a popular effect used in countless projects is a video reverse. You may have seen this used somewhere else and want to recreate it yourself. Thankfully, doing this is pretty easy if you’re using video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro.  …

How To Convert Microsoft Publisher Files to PDF

Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing program that lets you create publications for web or print.  However, not everybody uses Publisher these days. For example, you may want to send a PUB file for review or printing, but the recipient can’t open it because they don’t have Publisher installed on their device.  Table of Contents …

How to Change Margins in Google Docs

If you’re using Google Docs to type up a letter or an article, you’ll start with a representation of a blank piece of paper on your screen. The size of the virtual paper matches the usual page layout and size you’d see if you printed your document on a typical piece of document paper using …

How to Connect AirPods to PS4 or PS5

Apple’s AirPods are a feat of engineering — comfortable enough to wear for multiple hours at a time while still providing enough audio quality for you to hear every little sound. It makes them ideal as an accessory for gaming. Unfortunately, PlayStation platforms do not natively work with AirPods. The good news is that you …

How to Unlock FM Radio on Your Smartphone

Many smartphones (particularly Apple devices) no longer ship with FM radio receivers. Surprisingly, some high-end Android phones with FM radio receivers lack a dedicated radio app to access content from local stations. Some reports suggest that manufacturers leave out FM radio on smartphones and their flagship devices because smartphone users barely listen to radio stations. …

How to Uninstall BlueStacks on Windows and Mac

BlueStacks is one of the best Android emulators for Windows PCs, and the developers swear by its safety. However, some popular antivirus software often flag the program as malware, particularly during installation. If you downloaded BlueStacks from the developer’s website, the antivirus warning is probably a false positive. Run the app through other antivirus software …

How to Uninstall Dropbox on Mac, Windows, and Linux

Despite Dropbox’s incredible popularity, you may have many reasons to get rid of it from your computer. Perhaps you find the basic plan too restrictive and want to switch to an alternative cloud storage service. Or, maybe you just want to delete the Dropbox installation for troubleshooting purposes. Regardless, you can quickly remove Dropbox whenever …