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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?

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...

How to use version history in Excel, OneDrive, and Microsoft 365 products

Microsoft offers a version history service for OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Server. How long older versions are stored, depends on whether you’re using a personal Microsoft 365 subscription or a business one. If you want to restore previous versions of your...

ASUS: What matters most to people when choosing a new laptop?

I was recently invited to attend a local ASUS Intel Performance Day event. The event was hosted by Ivan Besskyi, East EMEA Technical PR Leader at ASUS. He showcased the latest trends in the market and how ASUS and Intel are doing to meet customer demand and expectations in 2022 and...

Huawei MateBook D16 review: A powerful & good-looking notebook

Huawei is still one of the largest tech companies in the world, despite having its share of issues in the smartphone market. The notebook sector is another matter, though. The company’s presence here is undoubtedly acknowledged by many. The laptops it makes are often impressive in...

How to hide or unhide a partition in Windows

If you work with Windows computers and devices that have multiple partitions and drives, you may need to hide a particular partition. For instance, many computer manufacturers create hidden recovery partitions on their devices. However, in certain situations, the recovery partitions...

ASUS Mini PC PB62 review: An excellent choice for businesses

On top of gaming computers and accessories, ASUS also manufactures small form factor PCs, targeted at various audiences. I’ve recently tested a relatively new model called the ASUS Mini PC PB62. Though it’s a small device, it promises to deliver plenty of power and a lot of ports...

How to remove Weather from the taskbar in Windows

Are you wondering how to remove the Weather from the taskbar in Windows 10 or Windows 11? Over time, Microsoft used Windows updates to introduce several controversial elements to its modern operating systems, and one of these elements is the Weather widget. While...

How to see all the hidden files on a Windows computer

By default, both Windows 10 and Windows 11 hide many files and folders from your view. First of all, they hide any items you’ve set as hidden and those set as hidden by other user accounts, certain apps you installed, and the operating system itself. Second, Windows also hides from...

What is XMP? How to enable XMP to speed up your RAM

Ever wondered what XMP means and does? Did you read about memory modules that support XMP? Or maybe you’ve heard a friend talk about RAM SPD, JEDEC, overclocking, and XMP? Read on if you want to know more about XMP, what it is, and how to use XMP profiles on your computer. In this...

What’s coming to Windows 11: An overview of Windows 11 22H2

Microsoft is finalizing the first major update to Windows 11: version 22H2. The update is rumored to become available anytime between July and October 2022, and it looks like the operating system’s new features and changes are finalized. Windows Insiders can already test...

Intel Core i9-12900K review: A beast in every way!

The 12th generation of Intel processors proved to be a significant leap forward for the silicon giant. After a couple of years of lagging behind AMD, the company is back on track and back in pole position. Its Alder Lake processors are powerful and fast, and all of them seem to...

How to handle Windows 11 notifications like a Pro

Although intended to aid and increase productivity, Windows notifications can easily get overwhelming. What starts as a way to be alerted about important emails, meetings you shouldn’t miss, or messages from friends and family can easily descend into an overwhelming distraction....

Repair the EFI Bootloader or the MBR (Master Boot Record) for Windows

You can use system recovery tools to fix most of your computer problems. However, there are times when you'll need to address such issues manually, for example, when your Windows computer won't boot. In these cases, you can use a tool named Bootrec.exe. It can help you...

How to unzip files on Windows (with built-in tools)

If you work with ZIP file archives, it’s useful to know how to unzip files on Windows 10 and Windows 11. The good news is that both operating systems support ZIP files by default, so you don’t need third-party apps to extract them on your PC. Whether it’s work documents from a...

Kingston Fury Renegade SSD review: High-end storage for enthusiasts

Kingston continues to amaze us with the extremely fast storage devices it designs. The last one, reviewed in this article, is called the Fury Renegade, and its technical specs are, simply put, incredible. It can theoretically read data sequentially at a speed of 7.3 GB/s!...