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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?

6 ultimate boot CDs (system rescue) for troubleshooting Windows PCs

Each and every Windows user should have a rescue disc nearby, stored in a glass box that says: “Break if your computer breaks!”. They are a very efficient way of troubleshooting the problems and issues your computer is having when it doesn’t want to start, when it starts but...

How to boot from a USB drive (4 ways)

There are many situations in which you might want to boot your computer using a USB flash drive. Maybe because you need to install Windows on your PC or maybe because you want to try the latest version of your favorite Linux distribution. Whatever reasons you might have, here are...

What is Telnet and what is it still used for?

While surfing the internet, you may have stumbled on the term Telnet. Some people might have made fun of it, while others may have had fun with it. Others may still use it because they are nostalgic and they love the good old days of technology. For those of you who don't...

Windows 11 Media Creation Tool: Create a setup USB stick or ISO

Do you want to install Windows 11? Unless you intend to upgrade from Windows 10 using Windows Update or the Windows 11 Installation Assistant, you’ll need to create Windows 11 media. Either make a bootable USB drive or a Windows 11 DVD (in which case you need an...

How to use SFC to repair missing or corrupt Windows files in CMD

When you have problems with your computer, Windows system files may become corrupted or go missing. This might be caused by sudden power drops, hardware malfunctions, a hard disk or solid-state drive approaching its end of life, and so on. If Windows reports that it can’t start...

20 best Command Prompt (CMD) commands you should know

If you like the idea of working in a command-line environment and you’re just beginning to discover Command Prompt, there are some commands you should familiarize yourself with. There are CMD commands for almost everything, from working with files and directories...

How to turn off Feedback Hub prompts in Windows

Are you using Windows 10 or Windows 11 and receiving Feedback Hub survey notifications asking things like “How likely are you to recommend Windows to a friend or colleague?” or your opinion about a specific feature of Windows? Then, you’re interacting with...

What is the Feedback Hub? How to find and give feedback to Microsoft

In Windows 10 and Windows 11, Microsoft wants our feedback on pretty much anything from the Windows features we don’t like to bugs and the apps that we want to be improved. Thus, Windows 11 and Windows 10 include a neat little app called Feedback Hub that anyone can use to...

How long does it take to install Windows 11?

Windows 11 has been out in the wild for some time now, and many have already installed and tried it. But, like with any operating system, many others didn’t get it yet and have questions regarding the download and installation processes. One of the most popular ones on forums and...

CMD: 11 basic commands you should know (cd, dir, mkdir, etc.)

Geeks and experts love the Command Prompt because of the advanced commands it can run. Fortunately, Command Prompt is not built only on advanced commands, but also on simple ones, designed to perform basic operations. In this article, we show you how to change the...

20 best free apps for your Windows 10 and Windows 11 computers

The number of apps available for Windows devices is so large, that it’s uncountable. However, there are a few essentials that any user might want to have on their computer. Of course, everyone has their favorite applications, and we at Digital Citizen have some too. Read...

You don’t have to safely remove USB drives from Windows

A long, long time ago, the story says, you had to use the “Safely Remove Hardware” option when you wanted to unplug a USB memory stick or eject an external hard drive from Windows. It was something you had to do; otherwise, you risked corrupting files on your portable...

Windows icons locations. Where are the default icons found?

Whether you want to change the default icon of a certain folder or the icon of a shortcut you have created, you might wonder where you could find new icons. While there are lots of websites that offer custom-made icon sets, you might, however, prefer to use icons already found on...

How to use Notepad in Windows 11

Do you need to jot down a few thoughts in a text file? Are you trying to make a list on your computer and looking for an easy-to-use app that lets you do that? Whatever it is, if all you intend to do is write some text and don’t mind not being able to make complex edits, then...

How to open the Device Manager in Windows 10 & Windows 11 (14 ways)

Device Manager is a useful tool that allows you to do things like: find unknown hardware devices, update drivers, disable hardware components from inside your computer, and so on. To use it, you must first know how to open it. To help you, we have compiled fourteen methods...

How to open Notepad in Windows (11 ways)

Notepad has always been one of the most useful apps in Windows, and that holds true in both Windows 10 and Windows 11. Whenever you need to write a few things, jot down some thoughts, or simply need to get help in Windows, Notepad is right there at your fingertips....

AMD vs. INTEL in 2022: Which CPUs are better?

In recent years, AMD has been on the rise when it comes to desktop processors and graphics cards. It stepped up on the ladder and turned from a company that sold affordable processors, weaker than Intel’s, into a company that gave us the seriously impressive Ryzen CPUs. They’re...