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Ciprian Adrian Rusen

I love technology and I have been working in IT for more than two decades. I am the co-founder of Digital Citizen and its chief editor. Alongside my work as an editor, I am also an author. I have written and published ten books, most of them about Microsoft products and technologies. They are translated into more than 12 languages. I have also been recognized by Microsoft for my technical expertise and involvement in the community with the title of Windows Insider MVP.
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How to remove the background from a picture with Paint in Windows 11

How to remove the background from a picture with Paint in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.02.2024
At the end of 2023, Microsoft updated Paint in Windows 11 to include all kinds of useful features, like support for layers and an AI tool for removing a picture’s background so that it becomes transparent. Therefore, if you need a quick way to make...
How to check the Windows 11 version and edition

How to check the Windows 11 version and edition

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 23.02.2024
Although the adoption rate of Windows 11 is slower than what Microsoft would like, millions of people use it at home or work. Microsoft improves this operating system by releasing yearly minor and major updates to make it more appealing. The Windows 11 build number...
How to get back the navigation bar on Android (including Samsung Galaxy)

How to get back the navigation bar on Android (including Samsung Galaxy)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 23.02.2024
Nowadays, many Android smartphones come without a navigation bar. You know, that bar that used to be shown at the bottom of the screen, including three buttons for Back, Home, and Switch Apps or Recents, depending on how phone manufacturers name it. This happens because...
What's new in Windows 11 Moment 5 Update (February 2024 Moment)

What's new in Windows 11 Moment 5 Update (February 2024 Moment)

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 21.02.2024
Microsoft is in the final stages of testing their upcoming Moment 5 Update for Windows 11. This update will be made available at the end of February 2024 and then rolled out slowly to all Windows 11 users, including those using Windows 11 versions 22H2...
Mercusys Halo H80X review: Focusing on simplicity!

Mercusys Halo H80X review: Focusing on simplicity!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 16.02.2024
When you ask people what they want from their wireless router or mesh Wi-Fi system, many will tell you they want it to be affordable and simple to set up and use. Mercusys Halo H80X is a dual-band mesh Wi-Fi system that aims to cater...
How to change the RGB settings in Windows 11 with Dynamic Lighting

How to change the RGB settings in Windows 11 with Dynamic Lighting

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 14.02.2024
Gamers have long been buying and using computers, peripherals, and other accessories with RGB lighting. While they tend to look great and allow for a great deal of personalization, the trouble with this technology is that it tends to be vendor-locked. This means that if...
Garmin HRM-Fit review: The fitness tracker for your sports bra!

Garmin HRM-Fit review: The fitness tracker for your sports bra!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 05.02.2024
At CES 2024, Garmin announced two devices for women, prioritizing comfort and wearability. One is a chest strap named Garmin HRM-Fit that works with sports bras. This device is compatible with several Garmin smartwatches, cycling computers, and various fitness equipment, appealing to women who are...
Garmin Lily 2 Classic review: Classy smartwatch for women

Garmin Lily 2 Classic review: Classy smartwatch for women

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 31.01.2024
A lot of smartwatches out there look like a bulky, heavy piece of technology, strapped on your wrist. While many smartwatches can be useful to women, few are designed just for them, and even fewer look like beautiful watches you would wear even during a...
How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 10

How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 29.01.2024
Biometric authentication is available in Windows 10 if you have a laptop or desktop computer with a fingerprint reader or a webcam that can be used for face recognition. Of the two authentication methods, the fingerprint reader is the fastest, and I like using it...
Pin Google Weather to your Android (including Samsung Galaxy)

Pin Google Weather to your Android (including Samsung Galaxy)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.01.2024
My father asked me the other day: “Does Google have its own Weather app? I want it on my Android phone!” At the time of writing, Google does not have a standalone Weather app, at least not for Android smartphones. However, it can provide a...
ASUS RT-AX57 Go review: A versatile travel router!

ASUS RT-AX57 Go review: A versatile travel router!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.01.2024
ASUS started the year 2024 by launching a versatile travel router with an interesting list of features, some of which are surprisingly advanced. This router is named ASUS RT-AX57 Go. It’s small, lightweight, and can provide 4G and 5G mobile tethering capabilities, advanced VPN features,...
Brief hands-on with Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+ and S24 Ultra

Brief hands-on with Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+ and S24 Ultra

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 17.01.2024
While you’re watching the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event of 2024, I have some interesting facts about the new Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra that are being announced today. The company invited me to use them for a few minutes before the big...
How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 11

How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.01.2024
Some of our readers have asked us if Windows 11 supports biometrics. Yes, it does, but in order for biometric authentication to work, you also need laptops or desktop computers with hardware that’s compatible with things like fingerprint authentication or face recognition. Both types of...
HUAWEI FreeClip review: The most comfortable wireless earbuds?

HUAWEI FreeClip review: The most comfortable wireless earbuds?

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 12.01.2024
Most people like using wireless earbuds, but many have this issue: one of the buds has a harder time remaining in one of your ears and keeps falling off a lot easier than the other. This problem is caused by the fact that we don’t...
HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024 review: A capable mid-range laptop!

HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024 review: A capable mid-range laptop!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 09.01.2024
While we all love high-end laptops with amazing displays and incredible performance, most people cannot afford them. Therefore, when buying a laptop, we’re looking for reasonably priced options that provide good value for money. HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024 is a mid-range model that aims...
How to open Performance Monitor in Windows

How to open Performance Monitor in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 03.01.2024
If you’re having trouble with the performance of your Windows computer or laptop, one tool that can help you identify what’s wrong is the old Performance Monitor, which has been available in Windows operating systems since 1993. This tool can help you monitor how your...
How to sign out (log off) from Windows 10

How to sign out (log off) from Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 29.12.2023
When you are no longer using your computer or Windows 10 laptop, albeit temporarily, it is a good idea not to stay logged on. Instead, you should either shut it down (to save power) or sign out (to keep your data and work private). If...
ASUS ExpertCenter PN42 review: A fanless mini PC!

ASUS ExpertCenter PN42 review: A fanless mini PC!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 22.12.2023
In July of 2023, Intel and ASUS made the headlines: Intel with its decision to kill its NUC mini PC lineup, and ASUS stepping in to manufacture and develop future NUC systems instead. Luckily, ASUS is making good on its promise, launching many diverse mini...