How to Automatically Reboot Your Router On a Schedule, the Easy Way

If you have a router or other device in your home that needs periodic reboots to keep it happy, you don’t have to resort to any arcane skills to make that happen. Let’s look at a dead simple way to automatically reboot your devices. Why Automate Reboots? In many instances, you can run devices more or less indefinitely, rebooting them perhaps ... Read More »

How Do You Copy Deleted Text in Microsoft Word?

Being able to have Microsoft Word track the changes you make as you go is great, but what do you do if you need to copy previously deleted text without rejecting the work you have already done? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions for a frustrated reader’s text copying woes. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us ... Read More »

The Best Cheaper Alternatives to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the professional image editor. It’s name is now a verb for image editing (which is something that Adobe absolutely hates). Photoshop though, isn’t the only editor in town. Over the last few years, new image editing apps have come along that are almost as good as Photoshop, for a fraction of the price. Let’s have a look ... Read More »

The Best Chromebooks You Can Buy, 2017 Edition

While once considered a novelty item by many tech enthusiasts, Chromebooks have broken out of the “just a browser” mold and become legitimate laptops. They’re full-featured, lightweight machines that can do everything most users need them to do. Best of all, they’re more secure and often more affordable than the competition. Because they’ve gained such popularity, there are a ton of Chromebooks to ... Read More »

How to Turn an Old iPad Into the Ultimate Kid’s Tablet

You’ve got a shiny new iPad, and an old one that’s about to start gathering dust. Don’t let it languish in a drawer—turn it into the ultimate kid’s tablet by cleaning it up, locking it down, and installing kid-friendly apps. Old Hardware Is the Best Hardware for Kids Consider old hardware the hand-me-downs of the digital age. Just like you ... Read More »

How to Take a Screenshot on Your iPhone or iPad

Snapping a screenshot of your iPhone is a great way to preserve exactly what you see on the screen and, thankfully, it’s dead simple to do since the shortcut is built right into iOS. There are all sorts of reasons this might be useful. Need to show the guys in the IT department how the company intranet portal looks weird ... Read More »

Why Do People Use the “echo” Command When Installing Software in Linux?

If you are new to using Linux, then many of the commands and variations thereof may seem a bit confusing. Take the “echo” command, for example. Why do people use it when installing software? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a new Linux user’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of ... Read More »

How to Upload Your Music Library to Google Play Music

Google Play Music offers an unlimited music streaming subscription paired with YouTube Red, but it’s more than that. Even if the music you want to listen to isn’t available in Google’s streaming library, you can add it to your own personal Google Play Music library and listen from any device. Better yet, this works even if you aren’t paying for Google ... Read More »

Why Do CDs and DVDs Add Data From the Center Outwards?

When burning a CD or DVD at home, you might find yourself wondering why data is always added from the center outwards? Would it really matter if the data was added in the opposite direction like old vinyl records were fixed? Is there more to it? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question. Today’s Question ... Read More »

How to Take a Screenshot of an Entire Webpage

A simple screenshot is great for capturing what’s immediately visible on your monitor, but what if you need to capture an entire webpage? Here are three simple ways you can capture a long web page as one continuous image and, in the process, preserve it exactly as it appears to the viewer. The Method Matters: Screenshot vs. Printing Windows 10, ... Read More »