Windows KB4015217 Windows Server 2016 Windows 10 VMware Inaccessible Boot Disk

There have been recent reports that the Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 patch KB4015217 breaks VMware virtual machines (VM), leaving them inoperable and a boot error of "Inaccessible Boot Disk". The Windows KB4015217 patch is called "Cumulative Update for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016: April 11, 2017". While looking at the KB4015217 Release [...]

Review: Koogeek Smart Socket

Over the past few weeks I've had the opportunity to use the Koogeek Smart Socket, which is a Wi-Fi connected light bulb socket that allows you to control your light from your smartphone either using the Koogeek app or Apple Home Kit. Their app also gives you the ability to track how much electricity the [...]

By | 2017-04-14T10:23:33+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Block (Defer) Windows 10 Creators Update

Today's (April 11th) the day that Microsoft will begin rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update through Windows Update. I've been using the Windows 10 Creators Update for a few months now through the Insider Preview program, and I haven't had any major issues. You can read some of my articles by looking at the [...]

By | 2017-04-11T11:18:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Uninstall OneDrive Windows 10 Creators Update & Disable Via Group Policy

We previously wrote an article explaining How To Uninstall OneDrive In Windows 10, which included running special commands and deleting registry keys. If you aren't comfortable editing the registry, then uninstalling OneDrive in previous versions of Windows 10 probably wasn't something you would have wanted to tackle. Fortunately, with the upcoming launch of the Windows [...]

How To Disable Suggested Apps In The Start Menu In Windows 10

As Windows 10 gains in popularity, the Microsoft Store continues to grow and increase the number of apps available. In the new Windows 10 Start Menu, you may have noticed some suggested apps by Microsoft. These aren't apps you have installed, but they still appear in your Start Menu because Microsoft thinks you should check [...]

By | 2017-04-02T10:44:20+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Review: MPow Thor Bluetooth Headphones

For the past few weeks I've had the opportunity to review the MPow Thor Bluetooth Headphones, and I'm quite impressed with them, especially given their entry-level pricing at less than $40. This headset offers both wireless and wired connectivity, along with 8 hours of battery life. While they don’t offer active noise cancellation, the headset [...]

By | 2017-04-01T12:19:04+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to Improve iOS 10 Battery Life

Apple has had iOS 10 available for a while now, and after it first launched there has been many complaints about iOS 10 battery life.  Apple just launched iOS 10.3 and after updating I was still experiencing horrible battery life with my iPhone 6S Plus. Your experience might be slightly different, but hopefully some suggestions [...]

By | 2017-03-29T10:38:00+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Categories: Mobile, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable Notification Ads In Windows 10 Creators Update

With the launch of the Windows 10 Creators Update coming soon, users will start to see notification ads after they update. These ads inform you about various Windows features and appear as normal desktop notifications. For example, you might see a notification telling you to set up Cortana. Like other notifications, they’re also stored in [...]

By | 2017-04-02T10:48:45+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Disable Ads In File Explorer In Windows 10 Creators Update

While Windows 10 has been out for a while now, in recent months, we've started to see Microsoft push advertisements to the end users in various ways. Most of these ads started with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and included ads in the Start menu, taskbar popups, notifications and on the Lock Screen. Now that [...]

By | 2017-04-02T10:50:15+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Tech Tips, Windows|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments