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Codrut Neagu

Codrut is a Senior Editor at Digital Citizen. He's passionate about technology and he is fluent in working with several operating systems, including Windows and Linux. He likes to test security products and he feels at home when digging through the registry, optimizing things or having fun on Telnet.
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How to setup Dynamic Lighting on Razer gaming accessories

How to setup Dynamic Lighting on Razer gaming accessories

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.04.2024
Dynamic Lighting is a feature introduced in Windows 11’s 2023 Update (23H2), allowing us to control RGB lighting effects on compatible devices directly from the operating system’s settings. This feature makes it easier to customize lighting effects on a variety of devices, including gaming gear...
Samsung Galaxy A55 review: Do minor upgrades make for a better phone?

Samsung Galaxy A55 review: Do minor upgrades make for a better phone?

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.04.2024
The smartphone mid-range sector has become very competitive in recent years, and Samsung managed to be one of the main players in this market too, with its Galaxy A5x line-up. However, in 2024, the competition is tougher than ever and the new Samsung Galaxy A55...
17 differences between iPhones and Android smartphones

17 differences between iPhones and Android smartphones

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.04.2024
Which are better: iPhones or Android smartphones? The debate never ends, and most people choose to be either iOS or Android fans, no matter what. I’ve owned several iPhones and at least ten Android smartphones in the last decade, and I’m not even counting the...
Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro review: Everything big and then some!

Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro review: Everything big and then some!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.04.2024
Having the right keyboard can make all the difference when playing your favorite games. Enter the Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro — the latest evolution in Razer’s renowned BlackWidow series. This isn't just any keyboard; it is a high-end product equipped with mechanical switches, extensive RGB...
How to show the desktop on a Windows 11 computer

How to show the desktop on a Windows 11 computer

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.04.2024
Are you tackling a long to-do list that translates into countless windows and apps open on your Windows 11 computer? Whether it’s to locate a file, place a shortcut, or simply take a breather, at some point, you may find yourself needing to access the...
Windows 10 in 2024: Reliable and still relevant

Windows 10 in 2024: Reliable and still relevant

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 03.04.2024
Although Windows 11 continues to gain attention and slowly but steadily improve its adoption rate, Windows 10 remains widespread in 2024. The reasons for that are simple but important, and even Microsoft seems to have noticed that many people like this operating system more than...
How to start Windows 11's Safe Mode with Command Prompt

How to start Windows 11's Safe Mode with Command Prompt

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 02.04.2024
Being able to work in Safe Mode is essential when you have no other option for troubleshooting Windows 11 issues or boot failures. As Safe Mode loads only the most basic components required for the operating system to start, it can help you a lot...
How to open File Explorer in Windows (12 ways)

How to open File Explorer in Windows (12 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.04.2024
File Explorer is one of the most used apps in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Whether you need to open, copy, delete, or move files, there is always one thing you have to do first: open the File Explorer. So, I thought it would be...
How to create a Windows recovery USB drive

How to create a Windows recovery USB drive

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 28.03.2024
When Windows crashes because of a faulty update or when it doesn’t boot correctly, you can try fixing it with a recovery USB drive. Creating a recovery drive involves plugging a USB memory stick into a working Windows computer and running the Recovery Media Creator...
How to show the desktop on a Windows 10 computer

How to show the desktop on a Windows 10 computer

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.03.2024
The desktop is the home base for many Windows 10 users, and there are several ways to access it. Even if you don’t store files and folders on it, you can switch to the desktop to quickly hide your screen’s contents. All your app windows...
How to turn off Facebook sounds on Android and iPhone

How to turn off Facebook sounds on Android and iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.03.2024
Is Facebook making sounds on your smartphone that are driving you crazy? How do you turn off Facebook sounds on Android or iOS? It’s no secret that the Facebook app can be noisy, alerting you (and everyone else nearby) with every post or like. Recent...
realme 12 Pro review: Elegant phone with potential for photography

realme 12 Pro review: Elegant phone with potential for photography

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.03.2024
Last year, I reviewed realme’s 11 Pro and Pro+ Android smartphones, which impressed me with what they offered for their price range. As 2024 ushered in a fresh lineup from the same brand, I was able to test the brand-new realme 12 Pro 5G, too....
How to use Nearby sharing in Windows 11 and Windows 10

How to use Nearby sharing in Windows 11 and Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.03.2024
Nearby sharing is a feature that allows you to share documents, photos, links, and more with other devices that are close by, over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Instead of cumbersome sharing methods like email attachments, cloud storage, or USB memory sticks, you can use Nearby sharing...
ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless review: Precision in a compact layout

ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless review: Precision in a compact layout

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.03.2024
If you’re looking for a wireless gaming keyboard with top-notch performance, durability, and plenty of customization options, you may want to take a look at the ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless. This mechanical keyboard is silent, it offers multiple connectivity options, it has...
Why do Apple’s iPhones suck and are still bad in 2024?

Why do Apple’s iPhones suck and are still bad in 2024?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.03.2024
Apple wants you to think that the iPhone is more than a smartphone. You should see it as a status symbol, a high-tech gadget, and a fashion statement all rolled into one. But honestly, in some situations, the iPhone may be less than a smartphone....
Razer Seiren V3 Chroma review: A RGB mike for the streamer in you

Razer Seiren V3 Chroma review: A RGB mike for the streamer in you

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 14.03.2024
If you are looking for a high-quality microphone that can deliver crystal-clear sound and stunning RGB lighting effects, you may want to check out the Razer Seiren V3 Chroma. This USB microphone offers a cardioid sound pick-up pattern and is designed for streamers and content...
AMD vs. INTEL in 2024: Which desktop CPUs are better?

AMD vs. INTEL in 2024: Which desktop CPUs are better?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.03.2024
If you are looking for a new desktop processor in 2024, you may wonder which brand is better: AMD or Intel? Is a Ryzen better than an Intel? Moreover, who wins in an AMD vs. Intel gaming competition? Both companies offer a wide range of...
How to share photos from an iPhone to an Android and vice versa

How to share photos from an iPhone to an Android and vice versa

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 12.03.2024
A few years ago, sending photos from an iPhone to an Android or the other way around was not easy. However, the situation has improved significantly, though not because of Apple’s efforts. Because no, you can’t AirDrop from an iPhone to an Android, nor can...
What is Safe Mode on a Windows computer?

What is Safe Mode on a Windows computer?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.03.2024
You may be familiar with the term Safe Mode in Windows, but do you know what it means and what it does? Do you want to learn more about it and how it differs from regular Windows? What about the differences between the three Safe...
How to get Gmail as a desktop app for Windows

How to get Gmail as a desktop app for Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.03.2024
Google doesn’t offer an official Gmail desktop app for managing emails on Windows computers. However, with just a few clicks or taps, you can get your own Gmail app for Windows 10 or Windows 11. You’ll need to use a web browser like Google Chrome...