Today, I connected my Android phone to my PC and I heard the USB connection sound but my phone’s storages weren’t detected (both Internal and SD card). This was rather weird as I’d used it fine a few days back. I checked under Device Manager and noticed that MTP had a warning icon (yellow triangle) on it Read more…


Earlier today, I thought to decongest my Hard Disk by deleting some files. To my surprise, I kept getting a “You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from S-1-5-21-188****” error while trying to delete certain heavy folders. I was able to resolve this issue rather effortlessly and wish to share what I did with Read more…


Windows Defender is a free Antivirus which comes bundled with your Windows 8 and 10. Based on my experience, I would say its a good Antivirus & Antimalware program but no thanks, I’m more of a Norton guy. If you really need to disable Windows Defender (for whatever reason) then this quick guide is just what you Read more…


Its quite normal for your Windows 10 PC to slow down after several app installs. Lagging could also be as a result of driver, registry or malware issues. Although we’d dropped a very helpful guide on how to fix a slow PC, resetting is sometimes the easiest fix but the fear of losing important files deters many. Read more…


Windows 10 could be a data hog if not configured to save but the awesome part is that its pretty easy to control your data usage on Windows 10.  If you’ve lost a chunk of your data to Windows updates then I’m pretty certain you wish to disable this feature. In this brief guide, I’ll be teaching Read more…


I’ve heard a good number of people say they don’t like Windows 8 or 10 because they end up having to spend much more on data due to frequent updates. What these people might not know is that Windows 8 and 10 come with a really useful feature for data (bandwidth) saving. This guide will teach you Read more…


A laptop / desktop PC consuming data (bandwidth) heavily could be a nightmare not only when you are on a limited data plan but also when your transfer speed is capped. In most cases, background processes auto-updating, downloading or uploading without your knowledge are to blame for your data plan getting exhausted rather quickly. In my previous Read more…


In previous guides on external storage problems, we’d discussed some issues you could encounter during file management like file corruption, automatic duplication, cloaking etc. This particular scenario is quite different; files you copy just vanish into thin air without a trace. Could you explain this case a little more please? Ideally, if you try copying files to Read more…


If you’re particular about your PC’s boot up speed and performance but have not explored autostart items then you might want to grab a seat. Autostart items influence your PC’s boot up time to a very high degree and could be the difference between a fast and a lagging PC. What are autostart items? Autostart items are Read more…


Not too many people encounter Windows logon problems but when they do occur, they could be really frustrating. In my previous article on how to fix Windows saying password is incorrect , I explained what could cause you to get locked out of your own PC without anybody having changed the password. In this guide, I’ll be explaining Read more…


If you do cracked software, leaked movies and hard to find files but have never heard of torrents then you haven’t even scratched the surface of your search. What is a torrent (BitTorrent)? BitTorrent is an internet peer-to-peer file sharing protocol in which you download portions of your files from the person who originally shared the file and Read more…


If you’ve never encountered the Recycler virus as a student then you surely will in your final year. You connect your flash drive, SD card, external HDD or SSD to a Computer, only for all your files to disappear or be replaced by shortcuts (porn, sexy, secret, passwords etc) all of the same size. Thats a taste Read more…


When it comes to storage devices, very few issues are as bothersome as the “You need to format the disk in drive X: before you can use it” error. A good number just go ahead and format, losing all their files in the process. Well, the good news is that you can resolve this issue without losing Read more…


If you asked someone how you could hide your identity on the Internet, chances are you would be taken for a fraudster. A few years ago, I would have agreed with such people, but not in these dark days of the Internet. The internet is filled with so many Bobbie traps that protecting your identity is one Read more…


In our previous guide, we treated how to get a free US phone number and easily configure it to ring on any local phone number. If you missed it, see https://journal.hovatek.com/how-to-get-a-free-usa-phone-number-and-configure-it-to-ring-on-your-local-phone-number/ . In this brief guide, we’ll be doing the same for UK. Disclaimer: You are solely responsible for whatever you choose to do with this piece Read more…






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