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What does it mean to use technology productively? How do you use devices and computers with Windows, Android, or iOS? Which gadgets make your work easier? How to personalize the operating system and the gadgets that you are using?

How to print to PDF on Windows 10 and Windows 11

PDF files are excellent containers for web pages, documents and images, and other things. And you may have worked on a document that you don’t want others to change, so you want to print it directly as a PDF file, and only then share it with others. Or you may have found some...

How to check the Windows 11 version and edition

Now, one year after the launch of Windows 11, Microsoft has released its first major update for this operating system (OS): Windows 11 2022 Update or version 22H2. This is only the first of many major updates to come, and many people don’t really know whether they have the latest...

What’s new in Windows 11 2022 Update (version 22H2)

Microsoft has finalized the first major update to Windows 11. It is named Windows 11 2022 Update or Windows 11 version 22H2. The update is available starting September 20th, 2022 and will be slowly rolled out via Windows Update. However, people eager to try it out can...

How to reinstall all the Windows default apps with PowerShell

Some people do not like the universal apps installed by default In Windows 10 or Windows 11 and want to get rid of them. They can manually uninstall most of them using the Settings app or PowerShell. Apps like Calendar, Mail, Camera, Photos, or Candy...

How to uninstall Windows apps with PowerShell

Both Windows 11 and Windows 10 come with quite a few pre-installed universal apps, such as Calendar, Mail, Camera, or Photos. While some people like them and find them useful, others don’t. If you don't want some of these bundled apps on your Windows computer, you...

How to add or remove Windows features or components

Both Windows 11 and Windows 10 come with predefined sets of features and components. You can customize Windows by removing the features you’re not using and by adding the ones you need but aren’t installed by default. Moreover, if you remove unwanted components, you can...

How to download Microsoft Office on a Windows PC (3 ways)

Microsoft Office is such a popular office suite that, in 2022, there are about 345 million paid licenses for Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365). If you’re one of the subscribers to Microsoft 365, you’ll probably want to download and...

What’s an XPS file, and how to use XPS Viewer in Windows?

XPS files or XML Paper Specification files are Microsoft's direct competitor to Adobe's PDF format. XPS Viewer is a tool used to view XPS files, similar to Adobe Reader. While XPS might not be as popular as PDF, some Windows users still work with it. For...

What are those Windows features that you can add or remove?

Some of our readers asked us to explain all those optional features that can be added to or removed from your Windows installation. Even though all of them have some description, the information offered by Windows is either too brief or too complex to understand for most people. So...

How to add or remove optional features in Windows 11 and Windows 10

Both Windows 11 and Windows 10 are complex operating systems with many built-in components. However, there are some features that are not installed by default but can be added by the user. These are called Optional features, and you can choose whether you want them or not....

What is the Office app from Windows, and how to remove it?

If you use Windows 11 or Windows 10, it's impossible not to have come across the free Office app. While it started as nothing more than an app designed to get you to try and buy Microsoft's productivity apps, over the years, things have changed to such an extent that the...

What is Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)?

In 2017, Microsoft started to offer a new line of subscription services called Microsoft 365. At the same time, it also had Office 365 subscription plans available. However, later on, the company decided to abandon the Office 365 naming and only keep the Microsoft 365 branding. What...

How do I add a clock to my Start Menu in Windows 10 and Windows 11?

The Windows Clock app has a feature called World clock, that lets you check at a glance the time for different cities around the world. But if you need the time for certain locations fairly often, it can get annoying to open the app every time. Luckily, the same app...

How does Microsoft make money from Windows?

You might ask yourself: how does Microsoft make money from Windows 10 and Windows 11? Although some means, like selling licenses, are obvious, others aren’t, and the ways the company generates revenue from Windows may be quite surprising. Starting with Windows 10 and continuing...

8 ways to open the Run command window in Windows

The Run command window allows you to start programs, open files and folders, and access internet resources in all Windows versions. Type a path, a quick command, or environment variable into Windows’ Run, and then click OK or press Enter, and you...

How to change your PC name in Windows (4 ways)

Many people don’t know this, but all computers have a unique name they received either from Microsoft (when installing Windows), their manufacturer, or their users. A computer’s name is useful mostly when inside a network to separate and identify itself from other computers and...

ASUS Prime AP201 looks like a promising MicroATX Case

At the beginning of June, ASUS revealed a new compact computer case specially designed for MicroATX motherboards. Available in either black or white, it’s large enough to fit a standard ATX power supply unit, large processor AIO coolers, and massive graphics cards. If you’re...

8 ways to open Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) in Windows

Disk Management or diskmgmt.msc is one of the oldest tools in Windows. Although Microsoft hasn’t updated it for many many years, you can still find it in Windows 11 and Windows 10. It’s relatively easy to use and helpful when you need to manage the drives and...