How to Enable Ultimate Performance Mode in Windows 10

The Windows 10 April update brought a lot of new features. One of the little-known features is a new power plan called ultimate performance mode. According to Microsoft, this mode decreases the micro-latency between the OS and the hardware. Exactly what that means, I’m not too sure. However, this mode is more than just made up fluff. I ran a couple of benchmarks between using the default balanced mode on my PC and the ultimate performance mode.

Run Windows Applications (EXE Files) on Android

If I had a dollar for the number of times someone asked how to run Windows Exe Files on Android, I would be richer than your top Bitcoin miners. Most of the time, my response would have simply been that it’s not possible, end of story. Well, that sort of changed this week. If you are a Linux user, you have probably heard of Wine. The tl;dr is that Wine allows you to run Windows apps in Linux (it’s a Windows compatibility layer).

Run Linux on Surface Laptop

It might be crazy to run Linux on Surface Laptop, but there is a way to do it. If you have extra RAM to spare on your Surface Laptop, just use Virtual Box because you’ll have all the driver support you need and you will not have to change your boot configuration. For the brave, here’s how to install Linux on Surface Laptop the more traditional way. Create Bootable USB Begin by creating a bootable USB of your favorite operating system using the free program called Rufus.

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy Note 8

The Google Pixel 2 XL and the Galaxy Note 8 are two excellent devices. They are so good, that I would be lying if I told you that it was easy to make a decision between these two devices. Deciding which one to buy is going to come down to a lot of personal preference and trivial differences. So let’s do a comparison of the Google Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy Note 8.

Run Kali Linux 2 on Android

Kali Linux is a popular security-focused operating system that has many tools which could be used for penetration testing. In the past, I demonstrated how to Run Kali Linux on Android(version 1.0) via the terminal. Now let’s take a look at how to run Kali Linux 2 on Android without root. To do this, we will be using Limbo PC Emulator. It makes use of the SDL library to emulate Kali Linux 2 on Android.

Run Android Nougat on PC

Do you have an old computer laying around that you need to find a use for? How about running Android Nougat on your PC? The Android x86 team has successfully ported Android 7.1 over to the desktop CPU architecture. This means you can enjoy your favorite apps and games on any pc or laptop. Run Android Nougat on PC The first thing that you need to do is download the Android Nougat x86 ISO file.

Stop Windows from Compressing Wallpaper

By default, Windows compresses your desktop wallpaper by up to 85% of its original quality. This is done to maximize performance because most people don’t need a 50 MB image eating up precious RAM. There are two methods that you can use to stop Windows from compressing wallpapers. The first (unconfirmed) method is to use a PNG image file. There have been some reports that on the latest Windows 10 Creator’s update, PNG images are immune to Windows compression.

Dark Theme any App

I absolutely love dark themes in my apps. Not only is it easier on the eyes, but having a true amoled black theme could save you battery lifeon certain devices like the Galaxy S8. Unfortunately, not every app comes with a dark theme option. So if you want to dark theme any app on your device you will need to use the theme engine called Substratum. Substratum could give you a dark theme Instagram, dark them Facebook, dark theme Inbox, etc.

Android Freeform Mode

Android Freeform mode is a new hidden feature in Android Nougat (7.0). According to the Android developer guide, “Manufacturers of larger devices can choose to enable freeform mode, in which the user can freely resize each activity. If the manufacturer enables this feature, the device offers freeform mode in addition to split-screen mode.” Although the developer guides species larger devices, this could be enabled on smaller devices as well. Enabling Android Freeform Mode Here’s how the average user can enable freeform mode on their Android device.

Play 4K YouTube Videos on Android

So we have these impressive ultra-high resolution smartphones, yet we still can’t seem to play 4k youtube videos on Android. Some devices can’t even play 1440p YouTube videos despite having the appropriate screen resolution. Luckily, there is a simple trick that you can do to get a higher resolution format via the YouTube app on your phone, even if your screen resolution is not 4k. Essentially, we are going to add a line to the build prop that “tricks” the YouTube app into thinking you have a different display size.