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How to use Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, and other products in a manner that is easy to use for everyone, no matter how knowledgeable you are. How to do stuff as quickly as possible.

5 ways to eject an external hard drive or USB from Windows 10

Did you plug an external hard drive into your Windows 10 computer, and you want to remove it safely, so that the data on it doesn’t get corrupted? Do you work with USB flash drives and need to eject them safely? In that case, you are in the right place, as this guide shows five...

How to hide notifications on the Lock screen in Android

Are you wondering how to hide the notifications on the Lock screen of your Android smartphone? While these alerts can be useful at times, you can hide notifications to keep everything away from prying eyes if you value your privacy. This guide illustrates how to hide...

How to hide the content of notifications on Android

Every time you receive a notification from an Android app, you can see the app’s name and icon, together with a preview of its contents, on your Lock screen. When it comes to notifications received from WhatsApp, Messenger, Messages, and other...

The Start Menu live folders: How to use them in Windows 10

Folders are one of the defining concepts of Windows, as they’re one of the best ways to organize files and other folders on your computer or device. The same is also true for the Window 10 Start Menu, which can include live folders for your app tiles and shortcuts. This guide tells...

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 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 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...

How to start Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 (12 ways)

Microsoft Edge is the default web browser in Windows 10. Its latest version is based on Chromium, the same rendering engine used by Chrome, but it comes with many features that you don’t get in Chrome by default. That’s why some people say that Edge is a new Chrome on...

How to hide apps from the Windows 10 Start Menu

Do you want to organize the Start Menu on your Windows 10 computer and wish you knew a way to remove or hide certain apps that clutter it up? Would you like to do all that without having to install a Start Menu replacement from a third party? If we’ve got your...

Show or hide Recently Added & Most Used apps in Start Menu

The Windows 10 Start Menu All apps list displays all your installed apps in alphabetical order. To make the All apps in the Windows 10 Start Menu more useful, Microsoft lets you decide whether you want to show two additional sections at the top of...

How to hide all apps & make a single-column Start Menu

There are many people out there, including us, who like simple things, and pursue that goal in all aspects of our lives. The Start Menu from Windows 10 is one of those small things that can be changed to be simpler. By default, it includes a list of all the apps installed...

What is a QR code? What are QR codes used for?

QR codes are everywhere: you can find them printed on the packaging of your latest gadgets, on business cards, included on presentations at conferences, and you can even see them painted on buildings. People and companies use them to store and distribute all kinds of information in a...

How to change the keyboard language shortcut in Windows 10

Do you need to know how to change the keyboard language Windows 10 shortcut? Maybe you want a more comfortable alternative, or perhaps the shortcut to change the keyboard language clashes with other hotkeys you’ve set up. Would it be easier to use one key instead of a keyboard...

How to screenshot on Windows (9 ways)

Do you use Windows, and you need to take a screenshot quickly? Do you have trouble with finding the Print Screen key, or it’s not working, so you’re looking for a new Print Screen shortcut? Do you want to know how to take a screenshot of the active window...

How to create QR codes using a free QR code generator

Do you want to create a QR code, but you’re wondering what tools you should use for that? QR codes can be instrumental in many different ways. For example, if you’re a teacher, you might want to learn how to create QR codes in Google Docs or Word, with quick answers to the exam...

How to pin to Start Menu in Windows 10: The complete guide

Do you want to know how to pin to Start in Windows 10? While most users figure out how to pin apps to the Start Menu in Windows 10, not everyone knows how to pin settings, email accounts, or their favorite locations. Did you know you can also pin a file to the Start...