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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 set up the search engine in Google Chrome

How to set up the search engine in Google Chrome

The address bar in Google Chrome can be used as a search box, and the default search engine is Google. Do you want to know how to change Chrome’s search engine from Google to something else, like Microsoft Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Qwant? Does your Chrome already use a different search engine as default, and do you want to get back to Google? Here’s how to
How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode (8 ways)

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode (8 ways)

So, you have Windows 11 installed on your computer, but apps misbehave, and system features are constantly acting up, causing you headaches? If that’s the case, you’re probably looking for a way to troubleshoot and fix your system. Lucky for you, Windows 11 comes with a neat tool called Safe Mode that can help with the whole troubleshooting process. Now, you might be wondering, “How
How to reset Windows 10 without losing your files

How to reset Windows 10 without losing your files

If Windows 10 breaks and nothing’s working right, you might be thinking about a clean install. However, reinstalling it from scratch is quite a hassle and would mean that you must go through a rather elaborate process in order to save your files and reinstall Windows 10. Fortunately, you don’t have to do so because Windows 10 has a great trick up its sleeve. It
How to remove the Lock screen widgets from Windows 11 and Windows 10

How to remove the Lock screen widgets from Windows 11 and Windows 10

At the end of March 2024, Microsoft started deploying a new update for Windows 11 (KB5035942), followed by Windows 10 (KB5035941). This update addressed many issues and bugs but also introduced a new feature: the ability to display widgets on the Lock screen for things like sports, traffic, and finance content, along with the weather forecast. This feature was not turned on immediately for all
How to download Chrome 32-bit or 64-bit

How to download Chrome 32-bit or 64-bit

If you download Google Chrome from places other than its official website, you might download the wrong version, with bundled extras you might not want. For example, you may have Windows 10 on 64-bit and install Chrome on 32-bit. Also, you may use an older version of Windows, like Windows XP or Windows 7, and you may want a Google Chrome version that still works
How to upgrade Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 to Windows 10

How to upgrade Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 to Windows 10

Windows 10 is officially the most used operating system in the world, outranking even Windows 11. However, some people still use Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 on their computers and devices. If you are one of them, you might want to upgrade to Windows 10 for a better operating system experience. If you have a license key for Windows 10, you can upgrade
How to change brightness in Windows 11

How to change brightness in Windows 11

One of the things every computer user does relatively regularly is to adjust the brightness of the screen, especially when working on a laptop. That’s true for Windows 11 users, too, as many want to either increase the brightness on their laptop because of glare or reduce brightness to lessen the burden on their eyes during the night. Regardless of your reasons, here are eight
Windows 10 sucks! Here are the reasons to stop using it

Windows 10 sucks! Here are the reasons to stop using it

While Windows 10 is overall a good operating system, it does have its flaws, and some of them are only going to get worse with time. These issues often lead people to frustrated remarks like “Windows 10 sucks” or leave them questioning why “Windows 10 is so bad.” Some complaints are minor nuisances, others are major concerns, and they can all become adequate reasons to
How to change brightness in Windows 10

How to change brightness in Windows 10

Knowing how to turn up the brightness and lower it can be useful if you spend a lot of time on your Windows 10 computer or device. This setting is especially important when you use a laptop or a tablet because, whether you are indoors or outdoors, you might need to increase or decrease the display’s brightness according to your surroundings. Fortunately, most laptops have
How to downgrade Windows 11 and revert back to Windows 10

How to downgrade Windows 11 and revert back to Windows 10

Some people decide to take Microsoft’s advice and upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 using Windows Update or the Windows 11 Installation Assistant. Then, after a couple of days, they might discover they don’t like the new user interface and have trouble adapting, or they need some of the Windows 10 features that were removed from Windows 11. Others may buy a new laptop
How to check scheduled tasks in Windows

How to check scheduled tasks in Windows

The Task Scheduler is a Windows tool that’s been around for over 20 years. Its main job is to plan when certain tasks should happen on your computer, like running programs or scripts at specific times or in response to certain events. In this guide, I’ll show you how to view the scheduled tasks set up on your computer in order to understand what they
How to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 for free

How to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 for free

Microsoft's support for Windows 10 will end on October 14th, 2025. After that date, you have to pay a lot of money to get security updates, and you can do so only for the first three years. Therefore, if you want to avoid paying for updates, your only solution is to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11. And the easiest way to do it
7 ways to switch the user in Windows 11

7 ways to switch the user in Windows 11

Having multiple users on a Windows 11 computer is a great way to ensure each person who uses it has a pleasant experience and keeps their files, settings, and apps separate from others. However, this leads to a problem: not everyone knows how to switch the user when it’s their turn to sign in to Windows 11, which can cause data loss and, sometimes, even
Windows 10 Media Creation Tool: Create Windows 10 installation media

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool: Create Windows 10 installation media

If you want to install or reinstall Windows 10 on any device, you must create installation media, such as a bootable USB flash drive, a DVD, or an ISO file containing the Windows 10 setup. While there are various tools available for this purpose, Microsoft recommends using the Media Creation Tool. In this guide, I'll explain what the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool is, how
8 ways to switch the user in Windows 10

8 ways to switch the user in Windows 10

People often share their computers and devices with others. Whether your little brother or sister or one of your grandparents wants to experience the world of technology, they could cause problems with your PC or your important data because they are unfamiliar with using Windows. That is why Windows 10 allows you to create separate accounts for every user, each with their own files, settings,
How to show the desktop on a Windows 11 computer

How to show the desktop on a Windows 11 computer

Are you tackling a long to-do list that translates into countless windows and apps open on your Windows 11 computer? Whether it’s to locate a file, place a shortcut, or simply take a breather, at some point, you may find yourself needing to access the desktop quickly. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through five methods and shortcuts to show the desktop in Windows 11.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ review: The tablet for budget users!

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ review: The tablet for budget users!

Buying a good tablet is difficult if you don’t have a generous budget. Luckily, in recent months, some new tablets have been launched, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+, which aims to upgrade the user experience in several key areas and offer things like 5G mobile connectivity, good software support, unexpected productivity tools, as well as apps that are useful to families with children. If
Windows 10 in 2024: Reliable and still relevant

Windows 10 in 2024: Reliable and still relevant

Although Windows 11 continues to gain attention and slowly but steadily improve its adoption rate, Windows 10 remains widespread in 2024. The reasons for that are simple but important, and even Microsoft seems to have noticed that many people like this operating system more than its newer one. Therefore, the company keeps improving the user experience and ensuring strong security for Windows 10 users. Here’s