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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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6 ways to change the Windows 11 Lock Screen wallpapers

Whenever you lock your computer or device, and whenever it does that on its own because you didn’t use it for a while, Windows 11 shows its lock screen. It’s there to stop others from seeing or accessing your PC while you’re away from your keyboard. And, to make it...

How to boot from a USB drive (4 ways)

There are many situations in which you might want to boot your computer using a USB flash drive. Maybe because you need to install Windows on your PC or maybe because you want to try the latest version of your favorite Linux distribution. Whatever reasons you might have, here are...

What is Telnet and what is it still used for?

While surfing the internet, you may have stumbled on the term Telnet. Some people might have made fun of it, while others may have had fun with it. Others may still use it because they are nostalgic and they love the good old days of technology. For those of you who don't...

Windows 11 Media Creation Tool: Create a setup USB stick or ISO

Do you want to install Windows 11? Unless you intend to upgrade from Windows 10 using Windows Update or the Windows 11 Installation Assistant, you’ll need to create Windows 11 media. Either make a bootable USB drive or a Windows 11 DVD (in which case you need an...

How to use SFC to repair missing or corrupt Windows files in CMD

When you have problems with your computer, Windows system files may become corrupted or go missing. This might be caused by sudden power drops, hardware malfunctions, a hard disk or solid-state drive approaching its end of life, and so on. If Windows reports that it can’t start...

Xiaomi Buds 3 review: High audio quality earphones with ANC

Xiaomi is a growing presence in many tech areas, from smartphones to television sets and from vacuum cleaners to air purifiers. But they also make and sell smaller devices like earphones. Although the competition is very strong in this market, Xiaomi somehow manages to be a top...

20 best Command Prompt (CMD) commands you should know

If you like the idea of working in a command-line environment and you’re just beginning to discover Command Prompt, there are some commands you should familiarize yourself with. There are CMD commands for almost everything, from working with files and directories...

5 fun & geeky things you can do on Telnet

It’s the 21st century, and Telnet is not exactly the world's most popular protocol. Very few people know about it, and you can say without being contradicted that this protocol is almost dead. However, a small but active community is still using it for several reasons,...

How to install and use Telnet in Windows

Telnet was developed as a network protocol in 1969, and it was famous for many years until the rise of internet broadband and more secure alternatives. You might be surprised to learn that even today, there are still plenty of Telnet servers and resources available,...

Command Prompt (CMD): 10 network-related commands you should know

Command Prompt proved to be one of the best tools for running basic commands that allow you to work with files and folders from Windows. However, the Command Prompt is much more powerful than just that. You can take things to the next level by learning and using a...

What is the Feedback Hub? How to find and give feedback to Microsoft

In Windows 10 and Windows 11, Microsoft wants our feedback on pretty much anything from the Windows features we don’t like to bugs and the apps that we want to be improved. Thus, Windows 11 and Windows 10 include a neat little app called Feedback Hub that anyone can use to...

How long does it take to install Windows 11?

Windows 11 has been out in the wild for some time now, and many have already installed and tried it. But, like with any operating system, many others didn’t get it yet and have questions regarding the download and installation processes. One of the most popular ones on forums and...

CMD: 11 basic commands you should know (cd, dir, mkdir, etc.)

Geeks and experts love the Command Prompt because of the advanced commands it can run. Fortunately, Command Prompt is not built only on advanced commands, but also on simple ones, designed to perform basic operations. In this article, we show you how to change the...

20 best free apps for your Windows 10 and Windows 11 computers

The number of apps available for Windows devices is so large, that it’s uncountable. However, there are a few essentials that any user might want to have on their computer. Of course, everyone has their favorite applications, and we at Digital Citizen have some too. Read...

You don’t have to safely remove USB drives from Windows

A long, long time ago, the story says, you had to use the “Safely Remove Hardware” option when you wanted to unplug a USB memory stick or eject an external hard drive from Windows. It was something you had to do; otherwise, you risked corrupting files on your portable...

ASUS TUF Gaming M4 Air mouse review: Lightweight and fast!

Some of the best gaming devices and computer accessories I’ve tested in recent years are part of the ASUS TUF lineup. And the latest one on my bench is a strange mouse called the ASUS TUF Gaming M4 Air. Why strange? Just look at the pictures in this review, and you’ll see why I...

What is a network location in Windows?

What are network locations? You’ve probably heard the term being used in networking guides or regular face-to-face discussions between tech people. Do you want to know what a network location is in Windows, its purpose, and why the network location you set matters? Read this...

Windows icons locations. Where are the default icons found?

Whether you want to change the default icon of a certain folder or the icon of a shortcut you have created, you might wonder where you could find new icons. While there are lots of websites that offer custom-made icon sets, you might, however, prefer to use icons already found on...