How to Open DDS Files in Windows 10

If you’ve come across a DDS file and realized that you can’t view it, this is because you need specific programs to open or edit DDS files.  A DDS file is a raster image that’s saved in the DirectDraw Surface (DDS) container format. A raster (or bitmap) image is the typical graphics viewable on a …

How to See What Graphics Card You Have Installed on Your System

Software applications such as games or video editing suites often list a minimum GPU requirement. To ensure that your computer meets that minimum, you’ll need to determine what graphics card you have installed in your system.  There are many ways of checking the graphics card you have, and the following are the easiest. Table of …

How to Add and Use Slack Custom Emojis

Slack is one of the best social networking sites you can use to communicate with friends, family, and colleagues in the workplace.  Like other messaging apps, Slack provides a variety of emojis for fun and function. Emojis can help you express your emotions, react to a message, or send congratulations on your colleague’s accomplishments. Table …

How to Send Videos on Discord (iPhone, Android, PC, Mac)

Discord is the online place to be for every gamer. With Discord, you can chat with your friends, converse with them in real-time, and even send videos of gameplay highlights. After all, who doesn’t want to brag about a Penta-kill or a team wipe now and then?  Uploading videos on Discord isn’t very complicated. You …

How to Change the Start Page in Chrome and Any Web Browser

Your browser’s startup page plays a significant role in how you begin web searching. Taking the time to set it up with the right site or page can go a long way toward minimizing distractions and improving focus. Every major desktop browser allows you to change the start page to display something other than the …

How to Connect Two Monitors to a Laptop

Laptops are great, but as portable computers, they’re always short on screen real estate. Connecting two external monitors to a computer can turn it into a genuine productivity powerhouse, but it’s not always clear how to connect two monitors to a laptop. Depending on your exact model, you have many different options. Use the Internal …

How to Use Your Phone as a Wireless Webcam (iPhone & Android)

You’re about to start a meeting and you need a webcam only to find that you do not have one handy. As it turns out, the camera on your Android or iPhone device can work as a wireless webcam; all you need is the right software and perhaps a few accessories. Quick Tip Your smartphone …

4 Fixes When You Can’t Map a Network Drive in Windows 10

Mapping a network drive has many benefits, especially if you want to transfer files using a network faster. If you can’t map a network drive, Windows 10 has a simple solution we’ll cover in this post.  Creating a shortcut to another folder or drive shared on the network means you are mapping its location. Moreover, …