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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 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 once 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...

How to add clocks to the taskbar in Windows 10 and Windows 11

If you need to keep in touch with people from different time zones, you can add two additional clocks to the Windows taskbar to quickly check the time in their part of the world. Having multiple clocks available also comes in handy if you are traveling, as it allows you to schedule...

What is your device name or computer name in Windows?

When you install Windows and set up a computer for the first time, the operating system asks you to assign it a name that should be no longer than 15 characters. Since we all have names, our pets have names, and some enthusiasts even name their cars, why not name our computers too?...

Windows 11 and Windows 10 bloatware list (2022 update)

Since their first versions, both Windows 11 and Windows 10 had bundled apps that Microsoft wanted us to use, even if we had other ideas. That still holds true today, in 2022. Some of the apps included by default in these operating systems are bloatware: software that we don’t want...

What is Open With and how to use it in Windows

Do you want to open a .pdf file with Google Chrome instead of the default app set by Windows? Use Open With. Do you want to see the contents of a file before you run it? Use Open With. You may have noticed the Open with option in most...

Which browsers are best for your laptop’s battery life in Windows 11?

If you are a mobile user with a Windows 11 laptop, tablet, or 2-in-1 device, you may want to know which web browser to use to get the maximum battery time possible. To learn which web browser uses the least battery power, I’ve compared all the major browsers (Google Chrome,...

11 ways to open Computer Management in Windows

Computer Management is part of many Windows versions, and it’s an old tool that geeks and IT pros appreciate. You can think of this app as a control panel that gives you access to many advanced administration tools: Task Scheduler, Event Viewer,...

How to exclude OneDrive pictures from the Windows Photos app

In Windows 11 and Windows 10, the Photos app can show your entire collection of photos and videos, from those stored locally on your computer or device to those you keep in your OneDrive cloud storage. However, when using Photos, some users don’t like that it also...

How to find all the large files on OneDrive

OneDrive can handle large files with a size of up to 250 GB each. And depending on your plan, you can have up to 1 TB of storage available or even more. However, storing many large files on OneDrive means your storage space gets filled quickly, and you may soon...

Use Startup Repair to fix problems that keep Windows from loading

Is your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer or device unable to load the operating system successfully? Is Windows reporting missing or damaged system files? If that's the case, you should try to boot from a recovery drive and use the Startup Repair tool. It’s a very helpful...

How to make OneDrive expiring links: All you need to know

Ever since 2017, Microsoft has allowed us to share files and folders with others using temporary links that expire at the dates of our choosing. How long do OneDrive links last? By default, they’re going to last forever. But, if you choose to set an expiration date on such...

How to configure app notification settings in Windows 11

Some decisions, like choosing to enable or disable notifications in Windows 11 are easy. Others not so much, like when you want notifications but there are too many of them and you need to find a way to filter what and how you get them. Although we can’t help you decide what apps...