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 do I reset my Microsoft account password?

If you are using Windows 10, Windows 11, Outlook, Microsoft 365, Xbox, Azure, or most of the other products and services offered by Microsoft, it’s almost a given that you also own a Microsoft account for logging in. You might call it your email account, Xbox account, OneDrive...

Shortcuts for the UEFI BIOS & Windows 10’s Recovery Environment

There are times when your Windows 10 PC or device just doesn’t want to work as it should. That’s when you might want to do some troubleshooting and see if you can improve things. Some of the best tools for that are the UEFI BIOS, which controls pretty much everything related to...

How to block or unblock someone on WhatsApp

Are you a WhatsApp user and someone is bothering you with messages or calls you don’t want? Did you know you can block anyone on WhatsApp and stop them from sending you messages or calling you? When you block someone on WhatsApp, do they know that you did that? What do they see?...

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

The Safe Mode environment in Windows is one of the best ways to diagnose and repair problems that stop the operating system from loading correctly or even from loading at all. Furthermore, Safe Mode with Networking can be even more helpful than the default Safe...

How to choose the default GPU for gaming or apps in Windows 10

Many computers use processors with built-in integrated graphics that help them provide basic video features. However, some PCs also have dedicated video cards that are used for more demanding apps and games. Usually, Windows 10 automatically switches between graphics cards, depending...

Top 10 Microsoft Edge add-ons in 2021

Most people like to personalize their devices and tools, and that applies to web browsers too. Just like other popular browsers (Chrome, Firefox, or Opera), Microsoft Edge offers a large variety of extensions, which you can download and install. Some of them are really good! If you...

How to use Windows 10's Action Center notifications

If you use Windows 10 on your PC, you are acquainted with notifications, and you probably see them regularly. Whether you get a notification about a new email or Skype message, one about a new device you just connected to your PC, or a...

How to configure proxy server settings in Windows 10

Windows 10 offers the ability to set a proxy server from its Settings app without the need for third-party software. This feature allows you to protect your online privacy by covering some of your tracks when surfing the web. Furthermore, using a proxy server might be the...

What is NFC? How to use NFC

NFC is an acronym for Near Field Communication, and it’s often used when referring to modern smartphones and tablets. What does NFC mean, and what does NFC do? Many people buy expensive smartphones, which all have NFC on them, but they have no idea what NFC is or how they...

How to open Disk Defragmenter in Windows (12 ways)

The Defragment and Optimize Drives utility from Windows has a long history. It used to be called simply Disk Defragmenter in Windows 7 and Windows 8. Even though it has a new name in Windows 10, Disk Defragmenter is essentially the same, and it performs a...

What is a Homegroup? How to use the Windows 7 Homegroup

The Homegroup is a Windows 7 feature that provides an easy way for sharing libraries, folders, and devices on small networks, such as that from your home. Accessing stuff shared with the Homegroup is easy and doesn’t require users to type in usernames and...

Logitech C270 HD Webcam review: Excellent budget choice

Not long ago, I found myself needing a new webcam for one of my computers. The old one I had broke, and my child needed it to learn from home, as schools are often closed these days. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, yet I wanted to buy a webcam with decent specs and...

How to block third-party cookies in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera

Cookies are pieces of data that are saved in your web browser by the websites you visit. Third-party cookies are created by a website other than the one that you wanted to visit. Most of the time, third-party cookies are used by ad services that want to offer you targeted ads based...

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode (9 ways)

If you’ve been using Windows 10 for a while, you might have noticed that pressing the F8 or the SHIFT + F8 keys on your keyboard to enter Safe Mode no longer works. That method stopped working because the Windows 10 start procedure became faster than ever...