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Productivity

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?

AMD vs Intel

AMD vs. INTEL in 2023: Which CPUs are better?

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 26.01.2023
In recent years, AMD has been on the rise when it comes to desktop processors and graphics cards. It stepped up on the ladder, turning from a company that sold affordable processors, weaker than Intel’s, into a company that gave us the seriously impressive Ryzen CPUs. They managed to become...
Windows languages

How to change the keyboard language on Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.01.2023
Did you know that around 43% of people are bilingual, with a further 17% being multilingual? That’s not surprising considering how intertwined the world is and how many people change the country they live in. In such a multilingual space, typing in multiple languages and changing the keyboard language on...
ADATA XPG Spectrix D50 DDR4 RGB

ADATA XPG Spectrix D50 DDR4 RGB review: Fast and affordable!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.01.2023
While DDR5 memory kits are slowly taking over the world, there are still many who prefer DDR4 modules. Whether it’s because of their better latencies or because of their price, you, too, might prefer DDR4 instead of DDR5. If you’re searching for a fast DDR4 kit with excellent speed and...
DDR4 vs. DDR5

DDR4 vs. DDR5: Should you upgrade?

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.01.2023
DDR4 has been available for a long time and thus has reached its maximum potential. It’s a mature memory specification that ensures both stability and performance. In comparison, DDR5 was only launched in 2021, and while not in its early days, it is still a work in progress. Though DDR5’s...
ASUS ProArt Z790-CREATOR WIFI

ASUS ProArt Z790-CREATOR WIFI review: For demanding content creators

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.01.2023
The options for building a new computer based on Intel 13 or 12 Gen Core processors are quite generous right now. Apart from motherboards that work with DDR4 memory, there are new models that support much faster DDR5 memory. One of the most interesting ones is the ASUS ProArt Z790-CREATOR...
Clock app

5 things you can do with the Windows Clock app

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  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 11.01.2023
Introduced with Windows 11, the Clock app is now also included in Windows 10, replacing the old Alarms & Clock. However, despite its simple name, the Windows Clock app brings several improvements and the Focus sessions to help you concentrate on your daily tasks and increase productivity. This guide illustrates...
Task Scheduler

11 ways open Task Scheduler in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.01.2023
Do you want to schedule Windows to perform certain tasks at specific intervals or display a message when something happens on your PC? Well, to do that, you need the Task Scheduler. And to use it, you must first know how to access it. If you want a complete roundup...
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5-7200 32GB C34 review

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.01.2023
The latest generations of both Intel and AMD desktop processors can take advantage of faster DDR5 memory. While the prices of such memory kits are still quite prohibitive, the performance you get from them is undeniable. And, sooner or later, as more options surface on the market, prices should gradually...
Clock app

How to use Focus sessions in the Windows Clock app

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 06.01.2023
When opening the Clock app in Windows 10 and Windows 11, the Focus sessions tab is the first thing that shows up. Seeing how we are always bombarded with notifications, reminders, chat messages, and calls, the Windows Focus sessions feature helps you set time aside to concentrate on what’s important....
ASUS ROG Ryuo III 240 ARGB

ASUS ROG Ryuo III 240 ARGB review: Efficient AIO liquid cooler!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.01.2023
On October 21st, 2022, ASUS announced the launch of a new series of CPU liquid coolers, namely the ROG Ryuo III 360 and 240 ARGB AIO coolers. Both models are available in black and white editions, and both promise excellent performance in keeping the temperatures low for even the most...
Windows Services

9 ways to open Services in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 04.01.2023
Do you want to access all the Windows services on your computer? Then you need to open the Services app (services.msc), which lets you set what services run when Windows starts, disable the services you do not need, and perform other useful actions. Here’s how to open Services in Windows...
ViewSonic VP2776

ViewSonic ColorPro VP2776 review: A professional monitor!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.12.2022
The choices available for professionals in terms of monitors these days are plenty. Every monitor manufacturer seems to go out of its way to make the best screen possible, with as many bundled features. ViewSonic is one of them, and one of the company’s most interesting professional monitors I’ve recently...
Disc image

What is a disk image file (ISO, IMG, NRG, BIN, etc.)?

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.12.2022
Have you encountered the terms disk image or ISO image? You may have heard them from a tech-savvy friend who has a huge library of disks (CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray disks), but he or she doesn’t appear to use any of them, at least not regularly. Well, that friend of yours...
Unknown file

How to open an unknown file in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 21.12.2022
We all encountered files with uncommon extensions from time to time. Of course, many of us know about .docx files, .pdf files, .mp3 files, or .iso files. However, have you heard about the .eps file extension? How about .dng or .eps? What do you do if you have to open...
Virtual machine

How to install Windows 11 on a virtual machine

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 15.12.2022
The best way to test a new operating system without putting your computers at risk is to install and try it on a virtual machine. That’s also true about Windows 11, Microsoft’s brand-new operating system, which, although nice and shiny, comes with plenty of changes and has its share of...
Clock app

How to use the Windows Stopwatch

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 09.12.2022
There is no standalone Windows stopwatch app, but the Stopwatch built into the Clock app is very easy to use. Designed with sporting events in mind, the Windows Stopwatch lets you time anything accurately, helping you record laps and splits as well. Read this guide to find out everything about...
Disc image

Burn disc images with Windows Disc Image Burner (ISO to Blu-Ray, DVD)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 08.12.2022
An ISO file (or an IMG file) is a disk image that stores a disk’s content and structure, whether it’s a CD, DVD, Blu-Ray disc, hard disk drive, or USB flash drive, into a single file. Windows 10 and Windows 11 have a built-in app named Windows Disc Image Burner,...
Intel Core Intel i9 13th Generation

Intel Core i9-13900K review: Leading the Raptor pack

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.12.2022
After a few years of AMD dominance on the processor market, Intel managed to get back in the game with their 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs. However, the real re-entry into the competition happened with the company’s current 13th generation of processors (aka Raptor Lake). The high(est)-end proposition from Intel...