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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?

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...
Install Windows

How to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.12.2022
You’ve probably heard of the steep system requirements of Windows 11. You can’t install it on an unsupported computer - one that doesn’t have TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, enough RAM, or a compatible processor. This checklist leaves many on the outside, theoretically unable to install Windows 11. However, the good...
Windows 11 taskbar

6 things you can’t do with the Windows 11 taskbar

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 02.12.2022
Does Windows 11 have a taskbar? Yes, it does, but it’s a lot different than the one found in Windows 10. I like how it looks, and I find it more visually appealing than Windows 10’s taskbar. I also like how it behaves when used on devices with touch. However,...
Printer

How to Print Screen to the printer in Windows (2 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.12.2022
Ages ago, when DOS (Disk Operating System) was the main computer operating system, the Print Screen keyboard key was used to capture the screen and directly print it on the default printer. Nowadays, neither Windows 11 nor Windows 10 does that. Instead, pressing the Print Screen key takes a screenshot...
Search in Windows 11

How to use Windows 11’s Search

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.11.2022
Windows Search is a feature that has been around for more than 15 years, starting from the ancient Windows Vista. It has evolved and matured over the years, and in the latest iteration of Windows 11, it is (theoretically) simpler, faster, and more efficient than in previous versions. Here’s how...
Partitions and drives

How to delete a partition in Windows 11 or Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.11.2022
Both Windows 11 and Windows 10 offer specialized apps and tools that you can use to delete partitions. If you need to remove a partition or a volume from a drive, you don’t have to install third-party apps like EaseUS Partition Master. Instead, you can use the apps or commands...
Original Microsoft Software

How to check if Windows is activated and genuine

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 23.11.2022
Do you use a Windows 11 or Windows 10 desktop PC, laptop, or tablet? Do you want to know whether your Windows is activated and genuine? Do you need to know whether activated copies of Windows are also genuine? If the answer is yes, read this article. We explain how...
AMD AM5 chipsets

X670E vs. X670 vs. B650E vs. B650: AMD AM5 chipsets explained

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.11.2022
With the launch of the new Ryzen 7000 desktop processors, AMD also debuted a series of new motherboard chipsets. Zen 4 CPUs like the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, or Ryzen 5 7600X don’t work on the older AM4 or AM3 chipsets. They are only compatible...
AMD Ryzen 5 7000 series

Overclocking the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X. Is it worth it?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 21.11.2022
2022 brought us a slew of new and amazing desktop processors, and one of the most interesting ones is AMD’s Ryzen 5 7600X. It is a top-notch processor for gaming, as well as standard workloads, at a price that many people can afford. However, even if it’s an excellent choice...
Windows 11 taskbar

How to hide or unhide the taskbar in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 18.11.2022
Are you using Windows 11 and want to fiddle with the taskbar to change how it behaves? Do you want to make the taskbar invisible? Or is it already hidden, and you’d like it back at the bottom of the desktop? Luckily, both things can be done with just a...
ASUS Prime X670E-Pro WiFi

ASUS Prime X670E-Pro WiFi review: Balanced and with excellent features

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.11.2022
While any path to building a desktop computer based on a brand new AMD Ryzen 7000 processor is expensive, some choices are better than others. For instance, ASUS has a motherboard based on the high-end X670E chipset, called ASUS Prime X670E-Pro WiFi, which could be classified as mid to high-end....
Web browsers

How to pin a website to the taskbar or the Start Menu

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 16.11.2022
Do you want to know how to pin a website to the taskbar? Maybe you start your day with Facebook or Instagram, with a news site that you enjoy reading, or by checking your Gmail, and you want it accessible with one click, straight from the taskbar or the Start...
Clock app

How to use alarms in Windows 10 and Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 14.11.2022
Knowing how to use alarms in Windows 10 or Windows 11 can come in handy. Whether you want a backup alarm to ensure you make that super-important early morning meeting, or need help organizing your daily schedule, the built-in alarm clock in Windows 10 or Windows 11 can boost your...
AMD Ryzen 9 7000 series

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X review: Outstanding performance

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.11.2022
The AMD Ryzen 9 7900X is what I’d call the second in command after the Ryzen 9 7950X processor from AMD’s Zen 4 lineup. Featuring similar frequencies but a lower count of cores and threads, the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X might be the best choice if you want a high-end...
Windows 10 laptop

How to find the serial number of your Windows PC (laptop, desktop, 2-in-1)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.11.2022
Do you have a laptop, desktop PC, 2-in-1 device, or tablet with Windows 10 or Windows 11? Do you need your laptop’s serial number for warranty claims or insurance issues? Do you need technical support from your PC manufacturer, and they’re asking for the serial number? If this is the...
ASUS TUF Gaming B650-Plus WiFi

ASUS TUF Gaming B650-Plus WiFi review: Mid-range power!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.11.2022
Building a new desktop computer with one of AMD’s latest Ryzen 7000 processors is rather costly. However, there are some things you can do to keep the costs in check, like choosing a mid-range motherboard. If you’re a gamer, one of the options you’ll find in online and retail stores...
Windows 10

What is the latest version of Windows 10? Check the version you have

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 08.11.2022
The latest version of Windows 10 is 2022 Update or 22H2, build 19045, and it was released starting October 18th, 2022. This version doesn’t introduce new features, instead including only quality and security improvements. Still, it does keep the evolution process of Windows 10 alive and kicking. If you want...