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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 open Microsoft Edge in Windows (10 ways)

How to open Microsoft Edge in Windows (10 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 27.02.2024
Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 come with Microsoft Edge as their default web browser. If you’re already using it as your main browser or if you’re trying out Microsoft Edge, it’s essential to know the most convenient ways to open it. Though launching Edge...
How to remove the background from a picture with Paint in Windows 11

How to remove the background from a picture with Paint in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.02.2024
At the end of 2023, Microsoft updated Paint in Windows 11 to include all kinds of useful features, like support for layers and an AI tool for removing a picture’s background so that it becomes transparent. Therefore, if you need a quick way to make...
How to check the Windows 11 version and edition

How to check the Windows 11 version and edition

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 23.02.2024
Although the adoption rate of Windows 11 is slower than what Microsoft would like, millions of people use it at home or work. Microsoft improves this operating system by releasing yearly minor and major updates to make it more appealing. The Windows 11 build number...
What's new in Windows 11 Moment 5 Update (February 2024 Moment)

What's new in Windows 11 Moment 5 Update (February 2024 Moment)

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 21.02.2024
Microsoft is in the final stages of testing their upcoming Moment 5 Update for Windows 11. This update will be made available at the end of February 2024 and then rolled out slowly to all Windows 11 users, including those using Windows 11 versions 22H2...
How to add and edit pictures and shapes in Microsoft Word

How to add and edit pictures and shapes in Microsoft Word

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.02.2024
If you want to make your Word documents more attractive, you can use pictures and shapes. They can make a document look more professional, describe the content, and illustrate ideas better. It all sounds simple, right? However, there are many tools available in Microsoft Word...
How to download Windows 11 for free

How to download Windows 11 for free

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.02.2024
You never know when you’re going to need a copy of the Windows 11 setup on a USB flash drive, a DVD, or as an ISO file. It may be useful for reinstalling Windows 11 on your computer or laptop, assisting a friend, or even...
How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.02.2024
One way to troubleshoot Windows 10 problems or fix boot failures is to start the system in Safe Mode. Safe Mode only loads the essential components, which helps you isolate and solve the issues. However, some problems are so severe that they interfere with the...
Samsung T9 portable SSD review: Tough and lightning-fast

Samsung T9 portable SSD review: Tough and lightning-fast

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 12.02.2024
Portable solid-state drives are more popular and affordable than ever, and Samsung is a leading brand in this market One of their latest products is the T9, a fast 20 Gbps external SSD that works on the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 interface, with support for...
How to change what the power button does on a Windows PC

How to change what the power button does on a Windows PC

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.02.2024
A well-known way to turn off a Windows computer or laptop is to press the physical power button on the device rather than using the Shut down option in the Start Menu. If you like the idea of using the hardware buttons on your PC...
How to change the layout of a document in Microsoft Word

How to change the layout of a document in Microsoft Word

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.02.2024
Microsoft Word is one of the most powerful text processors of all time, allowing you to create various types of documents. However, creating documents is not just about entering text and stuffing information in them. It’s also about making everything look the way you want...
How to download Windows 10 for free

How to download Windows 10 for free

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.02.2024
Windows 10 is the most widely used PC operating system in the world right now. Obviously, it’s a good idea to keep a USB memory stick, a DVD, or an ISO file with the Windows 10 setup handy. You may need it for various reasons,...
How to start Windows 11 in Safe Mode with Networking

How to start Windows 11 in Safe Mode with Networking

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.02.2024
If your Windows 11 system is having issues or failing to start, booting into Safe Mode can be a lifesaving step for troubleshooting. Safe Mode is a specialized startup mode that loads only essential components, allowing you to identify problems and potentially resolve them. More...
How to pin to the taskbar in Windows 11

How to pin to the taskbar in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 02.02.2024
If you want to access your frequently used apps, programs, or other tools quickly, you can pin them to the taskbar of your Windows 11 computer. And that’s not all you can do with the taskbar: you can also pin special items and shortcuts to...
How to restart a Windows 10 computer

How to restart a Windows 10 computer

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.02.2024
Sometimes, you need to restart your Windows 10 laptop or desktop PC simply to give it a fresh new start. Some other times, you may have to reboot because you just installed a new app or driver, or maybe because Windows 10 updated itself. Whatever...
How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.01.2024
If your Windows is acting up or not booting at all, you may want to try Safe Mode to fix it. Safe Mode is a special way of starting Windows that only loads the essential stuff, so you can troubleshoot and repair the issues. But...
How to master the touchpad on a Windows laptop

How to master the touchpad on a Windows laptop

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.01.2024
If you have a Windows 11 or a Windows 10 laptop with a precision touchpad, you can use various gestures to interact with both the operating system and your apps. Did you know that you can use gestures that involve not just one or two...
How to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

How to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.01.2024
One of the best ways to troubleshoot Windows 10 issues is to use Safe Mode, a minimal environment that allows you to run the operating system with only the essential drivers and services. However, the old methods of pressing F8 or SHIFT + F8 during...