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Intel NUC

Intel NUC10i5FNH review: Solid performance in a small form factor!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 11.12.2020
Small form-factor PCs or mini-PCs are attractive to a lot of people. If you don’t do gaming, video editing, or computer-aided design, you may prefer a smaller but still powerful PC on your desk instead of a bulky traditional desktop computer. Intel's NUC line-up has enjoyed excellent success in recent...
Windows Media Player

How to play music in Windows Media Player

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.12.2020
Playing music, whether it’s a digital audio file or a CD, is one of the things that most, if not all of us do on our Windows 10 computers and devices. Although Microsoft created the Groove Music app for Windows 10, and even if there are many third-party media players...
Environment variables

How to create user variables and system environment variables in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.12.2020
Environment variables are user variables or Windows system variables that describe the environment in which apps run. They can tell your apps things like the name of the computer, the name of the user account, the current working directory, etc. Do you want to know more about how to use...
Synology NAS

Synology DiskStation Manager 7: Beta available, free update coming in 2021

  • news
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 09.12.2020
Synology makes some of the best Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions on the market, and they are all powered by its DiskStation Manager (DSM) software platform. In our reviews, we always appreciated the flexibility and ease of use of DSM. Synology is now working on finalizing a new version of...
Check Disk

How to use Check Disk (chkdsk) to test and fix hard drive errors in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.12.2020
The Error Checking or chkdsk tool verifies the partitions and disk drives in your Windows 10 computer for problems such as disk errors or bad sectors. You can also use this tool to repair errors and have your drives working normally again. In Windows 10, chkdsk is available through a...
Local Users and Groups

How to manage local users and groups in Windows 10 using lusrmgr.msc

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.12.2020
Most people edit Windows 10 user accounts from the Settings app or the User Accounts section found in the Control Panel. However, there’s another way that gives you access to much more detailed information about the users and groups on your PC and the permissions they have. We’re talking about...
VLC Media Player

4 ways to take a VLC screen capture and save video frames

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 04.12.2020
Did you know you can screenshot in VLC while watching movies or videos? There are several ways of using the free, cross-platform media player to take a VLC screen capture and save it as a picture on your computer or device. You can then set the VLC snapshot as wallpaper,...
Screensaver

How to change screen saver in Windows 10: All you need to know

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 03.12.2020
The Windows 10 screensaver is displayed on your computer or device when you haven’t been active for a certain amount of time. Do you need to set a screensaver in Windows 10? Are you sick of your Windows 10 screen saver and want a new one? The Windows 10 screensaver...
People app

2 ways to remove the People icon from the taskbar in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 02.12.2020
Do you want to remove the People icon from your taskbar in Windows 10? Well, you are not the only one. Ever since Microsoft introduced the People app in Windows 10, many of us felt that the two people icon present on our taskbar was nothing but a waste of...
AMD Ryzen 5 series

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked at 4.8 GHz: Is it worth it?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.12.2020
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is probably the best mid-range processor of the year. It has a fair price and comes with six cores and twelve execution threads, running at a base clock of 3.7 GHz, while its maximum boost clock reaches 4.6 GHz. It’s an excellent desktop CPU that offers...
File Explorer

How to change user folder locations in Windows 10 (Documents, Downloads, etc.)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.11.2020
Have you heard the term “user folders,” and did you wonder what these folders are? Do you know where to find them on your Windows 10 computer or device? In this article, we explain what user folders such as Downloads, Documents, or Music are. Then, we’re also going to show...
Windows Memory Diagnostic

How to test your RAM with the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.11.2020
RAM can cause some of the most frustrating computer problems. Symptoms can be diverse and somewhat random: you may encounter high system instability, data corruption, or unexplained behaviors that leave you puzzled. When you have problems like these, it is a good idea to test the RAM on your Windows...
Windows Memory Diagnostic

12 ways to start the Windows Memory Diagnostic troubleshooting app

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 25.11.2020
Windows Memory Diagnostic is a troubleshooting tool that is less known by Windows users. That's because it can come in handy only when you have problems with your computer's RAM or experience random reboots and system instability. One possible cause for such problems may be faulty RAM. A way to...
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X review: The world's best gaming processor?

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.11.2020
The Zen 3 family of processors is available on the market, bringing significant improvements to the already impressive Zen 2 architecture. One of the best new processors is the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, which comes second only after the Ryzen 9 5950X. This CPU features a massive amount of 12...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ review: The best Android tablet of 2020?

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.11.2020
Samsung is one of the few big consumer-tech companies that are still making good Android tablets, and the best they have on shelves right now is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+. It's a tablet that aims to compete with the best, including Apple's famous iPads. Among others, the Galaxy Tab...
Disk Management

How to open, unmount, or permanently attach a VHD file in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 23.11.2020
Windows 10 has an excellent tool for managing your drives and partitions, called Disk Management. One of its best features is that it allows you to mount and unmount VHD files so that you can work with them as you need. In this guide, we show you how to attach...
macOS

How to check your macOS version: All you need to know

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 23.11.2020
You might ask yourself, “What macOS do I have?” or “What version of macOS am I running?”. Knowing what version of macOS you have can be useful in several situations. It can come in handy when you’re trying to figure out if you’re running the latest version of Mac OS....
Bluetooth devices

3 ways to turn on Bluetooth on Android (including Samsung devices)

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 20.11.2020
To connect your smartphone to another device without the use of cables, you must first learn how to turn on Bluetooth on Android. While active, the Android Bluetooth chip available on phones and tablets lets you connect to all kinds of gadgets and accessories, like headsets, speakers, keyboards, other mobile...