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How Windows 7 saved Microsoft from driving over a cliff — twice

Many people simply prefer the classic no-nonsense look of Windows 7 and hold it close to their hearts. There's a good reason why, as it saved Microsoft twice. Here's why.

How to change startup programs

Bothered by programs that automatically start when you boot your computer, or want to add a new one to the list? Here's how to change your startup programs in Windows 7, 8, and 10, along with Apple's MacOS.

How to get Windows 10 for free

With the older Windows versions now being phased out, installing Windows 10 will ensure that you're not vulnerable to security issues. Here's how you can get the latest versions of Windows 10 for free.

Laptop, phone, whatever. The next watershed moment will finally unify them all

Operating systems suck. Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, the computing experience is divided into two worlds -- mobile, and the desktop. Luckily, if what Google, Apple, and Microsoft have been building are an indication, the days of the unified operating system are not far away.The post Laptop, phone, whatever. The next watershed moment will finally unify them all appeared first on Digital Trends.

How to turn on Bluetooth in Windows

Bluetooth makes connecting a Windows PC to all kinds of accessories fast an easy, with just a few quick steps needed to start mousing, typing, and listening. Here is how to turn on Bluetooth in Windows.The post How to turn on Bluetooth in Windows appeared first on Digital Trends.

Here’s our guide on how to show hidden files in Windows 10 and older

Take a look at our guide on how to show hidden files in Windows, regardless if your computer is running the latest incarnation of Microsoft's flagship operating system, Windows 7 or even an earlier OS version.The post Here’s our guide on how to show hidden files in Windows 10 and older appeared first on Digital Trends.

Here’s how to uninstall Windows 10 and revert to an older version

Windows 10 is an excellent operating system, but it's not perfect. There are several ways to revert back to an older version if you like, and it's easy if you upgraded from Windows 8.1. Here's how to uninstall Windows 10.The post Here’s how to uninstall Windows 10 and revert to an older version appeared first on Digital Trends.

Common problems with installing Windows 10 Creators Update – and how to fix them

Upgrading to the newest version of Windows 10 usually is a breeze. If have problems, however, our guide will help you isolate the issue at hand, and solve the problem.The post Common problems with installing Windows 10 Creators Update – and how to fix them appeared first on Digital Trends.

AMD’s latest Radeon driver doesn’t support 32-bit version of Windows 8.1

AMD released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 on Thursday, which for now isn't offered for the 32-bit version of Windows 8.1. It's optimized for Sniper Elite and For Honor, and it fixes several game-specific issues.The post AMD’s latest Radeon driver doesn’t support 32-bit version of Windows 8.1 appeared first on Digital Trends.

Skype ditches its Windows 8 app on July 7th

If you need any further proof that Microsoft is backing away from touch-centric interfaces in Windows 10, you just got it. The Skype team ...

Solitaire returns to Windows 10: the bouncy cards are back!

To the dismay of many users, Microsoft decided to remove its Solitaire, Hearts and Minesweeper games from Windows 8. But now, to celebrate the venerated ...

Karaoke One for Windows 8 – see if you can carry a tune with this myAppFree deal

Karaoke One offers you a feature rich Karaoke experience from your Windows 8 device with access to thousands of songs. Karaoke One is also available ...

Lenovo wants to improve handwriting on Windows 8.1 devices with new WRITEit app

Lenovo has launched a new application for select Windows 8.1 tablets and hybrids called WRITEit, which the company hopes will help improve handwriting on touchscreens.

Scribd pulls its Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps

The official Scribd apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 have been removed from their respective store fronts, less than a year after the online ...

Toca Kitchen 2 – test your culinary skills with this Windows Phone and Windows 8 sequel

Toca Kitchen 2 is the sequel to the original Windows Phone game for children that puts your child in the kitchen with a wide range ...

Live Interior 3D Pro, the brilliant interior designing app for Windows 8, is on sale this week

Live Interior 3D Pro is a useful app for Windows 8 devices for homeowners planning to renovating their home or planning improvements and professional Interior ...

5 intriguing apps for Windows 8.1: April 10, 2015

With the ever-growing number of apps and games in the Windows Store, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what's out there. For that ...

Hit the right note with modTuner Pro, this week’s myAppFree Windows 8 deal

modTuner Pro is a feature rich tone generator that is available for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices. It is suitable for tuning a ...

Conker’s Big Reunion for Project Spark will cost $4.99 for Xbox One and Windows 8.1

Microsoft will charge $4.99 for the previously announced Conker's Big Reunion DLC pack for Project Spark, the free-to-play game creation tool for the Xbox One ...

Ion Galactic: The Conflict – a strategy based Sci-Fi board game for Windows Phone and Windows 8

Ion Galactic: The Conflict is a Windows Phone game where you are tasked with conquering the galaxy. The game is presented in board game fashion ...

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How much data does video streaming use?

When it comes to internet usage, video watching is one of the main interests of users. Most users are mainly inclined towards streaming videos so it matters a lot to know how much data is required for it. Of course, we do require a smooth internet connection to be able to stream our favorite content online.If video streaming is your preference then you must consider high-speed internet like Spectrum internet for instance, that do not offer data caps. This means you do not have to worry about any extra fee surprises in your bill that are bound to happen if you run out of your data limit. Most of the providers in the United States do impose data caps so it is very important to find out an internet plan that assures a no data cap policy. For that, let us first have a look at the data that is needed for various video streaming platforms.YouTubeJust like using any other app on your smartphone, YouTube being one of the popular platforms needs data too. It nearly takes 562.5 MB of data per hour. This holds valid when you stream at around 480p resolution. In case you want better resolution, then you might require 1.86 GB per hour for 720p. For 1080p you might require 3.04 GB. For watching videos in 4K, you will require a massive 15.98 GB of data per hour.NetflixWe all agree with the fact that how much we love Netflix as it has successfully evolved as one of the most popular video streaming services. For subscribers exceeding 130 million, the internet speed is not much of a problem. An hour of video streaming in standard definition would need around 1 GB of data. If you want to enjoy high-quality video streaming, you might need up to 3GB. For ultra-high-definition, you can require up to 7 GB of data per hour.The selection of accounts can help you decide a suitable resolution for your connection. If you want to save your data, you can check the settings option and click the save button when you want.Amazon Prime VideoAmazon Prime Video was launched by Amazon as a streaming service in 2011 and has ever gained popularity among the users. Nowadays it is seen as one of the biggest competitors for Netflix. This service provides up to three resolutions for the users. Among them include good, better, and best. The Good enables streaming videos at around 480p in standard definition and utilizes a data of 800 MB per hour. The Better option allows an HD stream with a data requirement of around 2 GB per hour. The Best option consumes nearly 6 GB of data per hour. You should also know that accessing Amazon Prime Video on your mobile app results in low data consumption as compared to the desktop app.HuluHulu is another important video streaming option that uses somewhat less data as compared to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video This makes Hulu as one of the most economical options available. You require around 680 MB per hour of data for the standard definition. If you switch to a 720p high definition setting, the data requirement may jump to 1.3 GB per hour. 1080p resolution can need data up to 2.7 GB per hour. You can also stream live TV if you are using Hulu’s $39.99 monthly plan.SpotifySpotify is one of the best-known music streaming platforms but not everyone knows that it also provides a video service in certain areas. The company does not disclose much about the data requirements of the video streaming service. However it only notifies that video streaming requires more data as compared to music streaming and is much like the ones needed for other video channels. Mostly the videos are in high definition and can consume up to 3 GB of data for an hour streaming.VimeoVimeo does not have any details regarding data usage. The standard definition content can need up to 353 MB of data per hour. As far as the HD videos are concerned, they need up to 2.75 GB per hour.StanMany of us might not have heard of Stan as it is accessible in Australia only. The app usually provides four-tier quality. The lowest standard definition setting can require up to 1.13 GB per hour while HD and 4K can require around 3 GB per hour and 7 GB per hour respectively.DirecTVThe DirecTV website also does not display clear information about the required bandwidth. In case if your provider puts a data limit, you can always reduce your video quality. The data consumption parallels to the aforementioned video streaming platforms.Sling TVSling TV is another one of the highest quality video streaming service that uses around 2 GB per hour of data for its highest quality option. The data required for medium quality is 540 MB per hour that further lowers to 360 MB per hour for low-quality streaming options.Summing UpYou need to be aware of the data consumption involved in the video streaming service you are using. This can save you from exceeding your data limit and paying any additional cost.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

This portable UV-C wand sterilizes your items and work space

In an age when cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer aren’t easily found, it’s a little tough to keep your personal items and space clean. Not wiped down and washed, but free from germs and bacteria.Rather than fighting your way through a store to find only to find out there are no wipes left, take a smarter approach. The SANITECH UV-C Wand, on sale for just $72.99, is the sort of thing you buy once and get to use over and over. Try that with those Clorox Wipes.About the size of an electric toothbrush, the SANITECH UV-C Wand emits a UV-C light that kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria within ten seconds. It cleans all sorts of surfaces, including clothes, bedding, phones, keyboards, laptops, and more. If your hands touch it, you can probably clean it with the SANITECH UV-C Wand.FeaturesUV-C light kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria, & viruses within 10 secondsChemical-free for your safety & can be used on baby products, cosmetics, pet supplies, on home and public spacesLasts up to 90 minutes w/ full chargeBuilt for travel & convenienceBuy it NowPurchase the SANITECH UV-C Wand for just $72.99, a savings of 18% off the normal $90 price. Choose from Winter White, Flamingo Pink, and Seabreeze Green.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Xiaomi Mi 10 review: Premium hardware let down by unpolished software

The Mi 10 is an excellent piece of hardware let down by software inconsistencies.

Huawei MatePad Pro Review: In the iPad’s shadow

Can the MatePad Pro's great screen and wireless charging help it beat the iPad, or does software hold it back?