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?

The Start Menu live folders: How to use them in Windows 10

Folders are one of the defining concepts of Windows, as they’re one of the best ways to organize files and other folders on your computer or device. The same is also true for the Window 10 Start Menu, which can include live folders for your app tiles and shortcuts. This guide tells...

Shortcuts for the UEFI BIOS & Windows 10’s Recovery Environment

There are times when your Windows 10 PC or device just doesn’t want to work as it should. That’s when you might want to do some troubleshooting and see if you can improve things. Some of the best tools for that are the UEFI BIOS, which controls pretty much everything related to...

How to change the Microsoft Edge home page and startup page

In the new Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge, you can change the home page and the startup page. However, the Microsoft Edge home page is only opened when you click or tap the Home button, which you first need to enable on your toolbar. As indicated by its name, the startup...

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

The Safe Mode environment in Windows is one of the best ways to diagnose and repair problems that stop the operating system from loading correctly or even from loading at all. Furthermore, Safe Mode with Networking can be even more helpful than the default Safe...

How to make Google my search engine in Microsoft Edge

The new Chromium-based Edge is, in my opinion, a fantastic browser. However, inserting search terms into its address bar revealed that the default search engine in Microsoft Edge is Bing, and it wasn’t exactly obvious how to make Google my search engine instead. If you also want to...

Top 10 Microsoft Edge add-ons in 2021

Most people like to personalize their devices and tools, and that applies to web browsers too. Just like other popular browsers (Chrome, Firefox, or Opera), Microsoft Edge offers a large variety of extensions, which you can download and install. Some of them are really good! If you...

How to use Windows 10's Action Center notifications

If you use Windows 10 on your PC, you are acquainted with notifications, and you probably see them regularly. Whether you get a notification about a new email or Skype message, one about a new device you just connected to your PC, or a...

12 ways to manage tabs in Microsoft Edge

While managing tabs in Microsoft Edge is not exactly exciting, it becomes necessary if you have too many open tabs. Luckily, Edge comes with a wide range of tools and features that help you organize and manage your tabs efficiently to avoid clutter and ensure you can easily find what...

How to open Disk Defragmenter in Windows (12 ways)

The Defragment and Optimize Drives utility from Windows has a long history. It used to be called simply Disk Defragmenter in Windows 7 and Windows 8. Even though it has a new name in Windows 10, Disk Defragmenter is essentially the same, and it performs a...

How to use the Microsoft Edge Collections

The new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge introduces the Collections feature, which is meant to replace setting tabs aside. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning a holiday, doing research, organizing an event, or looking for Easter gift ideas; you can easily save tabs and...

Logitech C270 HD Webcam review: Excellent budget choice

Not long ago, I found myself needing a new webcam for one of my computers. The old one I had broke, and my child needed it to learn from home, as schools are often closed these days. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, yet I wanted to buy a webcam with decent specs and...

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode (9 ways)

If you’ve been using Windows 10 for a while, you might have noticed that pressing the F8 or the SHIFT + F8 keys on your keyboard to enter Safe Mode no longer works. That method stopped working because the Windows 10 start procedure became faster than ever...

How to start Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 (12 ways)

Microsoft Edge is the default web browser in Windows 10. Its latest version is based on Chromium, the same rendering engine used by Chrome, but it comes with many features that you don’t get in Chrome by default. That’s why some people say that Edge is a new Chrome on...

How to create multiple folders at once

Are you wondering how to create multiple folders in Windows 10 or Windows 7? That can be very useful if you’re a teacher, for instance. Say that you have a dozen students in a class, and you need to make a folder for each of them on your Windows PC. Sure, you can manually create a...

How to change the Microsoft Edge download location

When you download files, the new Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge saves them in a default folder called Downloads. However, it’s easy to change the Microsoft Edge download location in Windows 10 to another folder of your choosing. Furthermore, you can also enable an option...

How do I view all the users on a Windows computer? (5 ways)

Sometimes, you may need to extract a list of all the user accounts on a Windows computer. Or you may want to know the hidden user accounts that exist alongside your user account. To help you out, we compiled a list of five methods that you can use to see all the users, including the...