Productivity

What does it mean to use technology productively? How do you use devices and computers with Windows, Android, or iOS? Which gadgets make your work easier? How to personalize the operating system and the gadgets that you are using?

12 ways to start the Windows Memory Diagnostic troubleshooting app

Windows Memory Diagnostic is a troubleshooting tool that is less known by Windows users That's because it can come in handy only when you have problems with your computer's RAM or experience random reboots and system instability One possible cause for such problems may be faulty RAM...

How to open, unmount, or permanently attach a VHD file in Windows 10

Windows 10 has an excellent tool for managing your drives and partitions, called Disk Management One of its best features is that it allows you to mount and unmount VHD files so that you can work with them as you need In this guide, we show you how to attach and detach Virtual Hard...

How to check your macOS version: All you need to know

You might ask yourself, “What macOS do I have” or “What version of macOS am I running” Knowing what version of macOS you have can be useful in several situations It can come in handy when you’re trying to figure out if you’re running the latest version of Mac OS It might...

How to turn off Chrome notifications: All you need to know

Do you want to stop Google Chrome notifications Are you wondering how to turn off notifications in Chrome and use your PC without interruptions While you might find it useful to get updates from your favorite websites, allowing too many of them can feel like Google Chrome...

How to add or remove Windows 10 Start Menu folders

By default, Windows 10 displays a couple of folders on the Start Menu’s left side column, for easy access Few people know that this list of folders is editable, and you can easily add or remove folders to or from the Start Menu The procedure is not complicated at all, and all you...

How to run commands from File Explorer in Windows 10

File Explorer is one of the core apps of Windows 10 It is the place you go to when you need to manage your files and folders However, File Explorer also has some other hidden capabilities One spectacular feature is the fact that Windows 10 lets you run commands directly from File...

How to change the PowerPoint Slide Size: All you need to know

It’s always a good idea to know how to change Slide Size in PowerPoint, as you might have to adapt your presentation to different devices Did you know that the default size of a PowerPoint slide depends on the version of the program you’re using That’s another reason why the...

7 alternatives to Microsoft Paint

Who doesn't know what Paint is It has been around since you had your first Windows computer Unfortunately, all those years that passed did not bring that many significant changes to this application Maybe you have some great memories of using it, but we think it is time to try...

How to print on Windows (Ctrl + P)

Do you need to know how to print on Windows 10, or Windows 7, from any app you might be using Although printing is not as easy as it should be, it is not overly complicated either It all depends on the version of Windows that you use, whether you use apps designed for touchscreens or...

How to add a local printer on your Windows 10 computer, using a USB cable

Printers are a familiar presence in homes and offices all over the world To be able to print anything on your printer, you must connect it to your computer and install it The most common way to do that is by using a USB cable If you do not know how to do it, this guide is for you: we...

How to connect to an FTP server in Windows 10, from File Explorer

Did you know that Windows 10 includes a built-in FTP client It might come as a surprise, but we’re talking about File Explorer! One of the lesser-known features available in File Explorer is that it can handle connections to FTP servers You can use File Explorer to do all the file...

How to do a firmware update for any kind of device

Firmware is essential for many types of devices It's that "built-in software" (microcode) that's responsible for making our devices do their jobs, or more precisely, make them power on and function Firmware, like any other programming, can be improved over time Whether it's for...

How to use the File Explorer views in Windows 10 like a pro

One of the strengths of File Explorer is the number of different ways you can view the content of a folder on your Windows 10 PC Whether it is a bare-bones listing of file names or a view that shows graphics in large-sized thumbnails, File Explorer makes it easy to see data in the...

How to set up and add Google Drive to File Explorer

If you use Windows 10, you know that it adds a separate and distinct shortcut for OneDrive to File Explorer, one that you can't remove The same happens with Dropbox if you install it on your Windows 10 computer or device However, this doesn't happen with Google Drive, at least not by...

How to delay Windows 10 updates like October 2020 Update

Microsoft has started the rollout of Windows 10 October 2020 Update (version 20H2) It is going to be a slow rollout through Windows Update Microsoft decided to throttle availability over the coming weeks to ensure a reliable download experience, so the update may not be offered to...

Windows 10 Update Assistant: Upgrade to October 2020 Update today!

On October 20, 2020, Microsoft began distributing the October 2020 Update for Windows 10 through Windows Update and the Media Creation Tool The update, also known as Windows 10 version 2009 or 20H2, is also available through the Windows 10 Update Assistant - a small file that acts as...