How-To

How to Use Windows 10’s Storage Spaces to Mirror and Combine Drives

The Storage Spaces feature built into Windows allows you to combine multiple hard drives into a single virtual drive. It can mirror data across multiple drives for redundancy, or combine multiple physical drives into a single pool of storage. Storage Spaces is similar to RAID or LVM on Linux. This feature was added in Windows 8, and was improved in Windows 10. It’s ... Read More »

How to Find an iOS Application That’s Missing from Your Home Screen

By Jason Fitzpatrick on May 26th, 2017 You’re sure you have the app on your iPhone, but its nowhere to be found. Did it end up buried in one of your home screen pages? Was it lost in a folder? Did you accidentally delete it? No matter how it went missing, you can find it with this simple trick. To locate ... Read More »

Can High Humidity Damage Electronic Devices?

Getting your favorite electronic device soaking wet is always a gut-wrenching experience, but can high levels of humidity also damage electronic devices? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a community-driven grouping of Q&A web sites. The Question SuperUser reader ... Read More »

How to Change the Color of an Entire Room with Philips Hue

In the Philips Hue app, if you tap on a room, you can control each individual bulb separately. But if you want to change the color of an entire room of lights all at once, there’s a quick shortcut that makes this easy to do. Until fairly recently, if you wanted to change the color of all of the lights in ... Read More »

Can I Control My Laptop’s Charging Cycles to Extend the Battery’s Life?

When it comes to taking care of the batteries in our laptops, it can be a bit of a trick at times, like how high and low we should allow the charge and discharge levels to be, for example. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a concerned reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session ... Read More »

How to Delete Conversations in the Alexa App

By Craig Lloyd on May 22nd, 2017 If you want to keep your conversations list in the Alexa app from getting out of control, here’s how to delete certain conversations that you’re no longer participating in. With the new calling and messaging features brought to Alexa, there’s now a new Conversations screen in the Alexa app that’s very similar to ... Read More »

10 Hidden Gestures and Shortcuts on the iPhone

Your iPhone is packed with hidden touch gestures and shortcuts you could use, if only you knew about them. You might have discovered some of these already, but Apple is always adding more new gestures. Here are 10 of our favorites. Tap the Menu Bar to Scroll to the Top In practically any app, you can tap the menu bar ... Read More »

From Pac-Man to Pianos: The Dumbest Touch Bar Apps We Could Find

Apple put a touch screen on their keyboard, but they don’t want developers using it as a display. No sir. To quote their Human Interface Guidelines for developers: The Touch Bar shouldn’t display alerts, messages, scrolling content, static content, or anything else that commands the user’s attention or distracts from their work on the main screen. So that’s what the ... Read More »

How to Enable the Compass in Apple Maps

It’s incredibly useful to see both a map and a compass at the same time, but Apple Maps doesn’t display both by default. With a quick tweak, we can fix that, and put the two tools in the same place at the same time. The compass function has been built into the iPhone since the release of the iPhone 3G ... Read More »

What Is the Maximum Size a Windows Page File Can Be?

By Akemi Iwaya on May 18th, 2017 Whether it is just a matter of curiosity or a genuine need to know before adjusting the size of the file on your own computer, just how large can a Windows page file actually be? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes ... Read More »