There are many reasons to invest in a new laptop or desktop computer. You might be in need of a more efficient device for working from home. Perhaps you want a computer that can play the games that you want. Maybe you want a computer that is more suited for your hobbies, such as film editing or photography. Whatever your motivation, it is more than likely that there are ways your new computer can help you out that you do not even realize.
Even computers from 15 years ago have literally thousands of handy features, many of which the vast majority of us know nothing about (unless you are one of those people that actually reads the full manual cover to cover).
With that in mind, here are some simple, kickass features of your computer that you probably were not aware of.
Stream Console Games and Live Casino Titles
Few people realize that you can stream your favorite games from just about any console, even on an old laptop or desktop device. All you need to do is install game-casting software on your computer and make sure you have Bluetooth enabled. You can use a platform like PS Remote Cast to play your PS4 games from your computer, while OneCast will allow you to instantly connect your Xbox One to your PC or Mac.
Not only that, but video games aren’t the only show in town. You can also use any computer device to play real money livestreamed casino games such as blackjack, poker, and roulette. You can even head to an Indian casino online to play your favorite live casino games with real-life Indian croupiers and dealers. All you need is your browser and a decent internet connection.
Expunge Space Hoarding Apps and Instantly Close Windows
With any computer device, storage space is the most important factor when it comes to performance. If you want to achieve peak performance for your device, you need to be able to hunt down and remove useless, space-hoarding apps that are slowing you down. In both Mac and Windows, you can now head to Settings>Storage to instantly identify the apps that you don’t need that are draining your system and remove them all with a single click.
Similarly, when you have a lot of different windows open at the same time, it can be annoying and time-consuming to minimize the ones you don’t need and focus on the ones you are using, as well as slowing down your PC. However, it is now possible to do exactly this in one single move. All you need to do is grab the window you want to use by the title bar and g
Similarly, when you have a lot of different windows open at the same time, it can be annoying and time-consuming to minimize the ones you don’t need and focus on the ones you are using, as well as slowing down your PC. However, it is now possible to do exactly this in one single move. All you need to do is grab the window you want to use by the title bar and give it a little shake. All of your other windows will automatically minimize. Note that this feature is only available for Windows 10.
Send Messages from Your Phone
Did you know that you can now use your laptop or desktop as your phone? With Mac, you can instantly connect your iPhone to automatically send SMS messages to your contacts via your computer. With Windows and with Mac, you can sync your phone’s messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram with your computer to send messages from your phone without having to actually pick up your phone at any point.
Were you aware of these nifty computer features and abilities? While they may not be the most technical, they’re often overlooked when it comes to listing the benefits of a computer or laptop, especially when comparing with mobile devices.