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?

How do you create a USB Windows 10 recovery drive?

When Windows 10 crashes because of a faulty update or when it doesn’t boot correctly, you can try fixing it with a USB recovery drive. Creating a recovery drive involves plugging a USB memory stick into a working Windows 10 computer and running the Recovery Media Creator...

How to show the Favorites bar in Microsoft Edge: 4 ways

By default, in the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, you can only see the Favorites bar when you open a New tab. However, if you’d like to view the Favorites bar in Edge all the time or get rid of it altogether, there are several methods you can use....

How to use the Snipping Tool for Windows 10 and Windows 7

The Windows Snipping Tool is a utility app included in modern versions of the operating system, like Windows 10 and Windows 7. Due to its familiarity, many users find Microsoft’s Snipping Tool an easy and efficient instrument for taking screenshots in Windows....

How to tell what Windows I have (11 ways)

How do you tell which Windows you have? The answer to this question is not rocket science. It is not even a complicated thing to do. However, it is a question you may have to answer so that you receive technical support with a problem you have. If you have handled Windows devices...

How to hide apps from the Windows 10 Start Menu

Do you want to organize the Start Menu on your Windows 10 computer and wish you knew a way to remove or hide certain apps that clutter it up? Would you like to do all that without having to install a Start Menu replacement from a third party? If we’ve got your...

How to open Windows Mobility Center (11 ways)

The Windows Mobility Center is a lesser-known tool that exists in all modern Windows versions. The app is designed with laptop users in mind. However, it works just as well on Windows tablets and hybrid devices, and it gives access to features and settings for controlling...

How to use a Windows 10 recovery USB drive

We encourage you to create a recovery drive as soon as you install Windows 10 on a computer or as soon as you buy a new PC. It can be a lifesaver when Windows 10 stops working, and you cannot use your apps or access your files. What exactly can you do with it? How can it help you in...

Show or hide Recently Added & Most Used apps in Start Menu

The Windows 10 Start Menu All apps list displays all your installed apps in alphabetical order. To make the All apps in the Windows 10 Start Menu more useful, Microsoft lets you decide whether you want to show two additional sections at the top of...

How to hide all apps & make a single-column Start Menu

There are many people out there, including us, who like simple things, and pursue that goal in all aspects of our lives. The Start Menu from Windows 10 is one of those small things that can be changed to be simpler. By default, it includes a list of all the apps installed...

How to change the keyboard language shortcut in Windows 10

Do you need to know how to change the keyboard language Windows 10 shortcut? Maybe you want a more comfortable alternative, or perhaps the shortcut to change the keyboard language clashes with other hotkeys you’ve set up. Would it be easier to use one key instead of a keyboard...

How to use the Windows Mobility Center in Windows 10

From the very beginning, laptop manufacturers have included special function keys on their keyboards, offering users quick and easy access to common tasks. However, each manufacturer’s idea of what would be useful was unique, so there was no consistency from brand to brand....

How to use the mobile browser emulator in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera

Do you need to access a smartphone browser emulator on your PC to test the mobile version of a website you are interested in? Maybe you are a web developer, or you want to become one, and you need to simulate a mobile browser for the project you are working on. Regardless of your...

How to screenshot on Windows (9 ways)

Do you use Windows, and you need to take a screenshot quickly? Do you have trouble with finding the Print Screen key, or it’s not working, so you’re looking for a new Print Screen shortcut? Do you want to know how to take a screenshot of the active window...

How to create QR codes using a free QR code generator

Do you want to create a QR code, but you’re wondering what tools you should use for that? QR codes can be instrumental in many different ways. For example, if you’re a teacher, you might want to learn how to create QR codes in Google Docs or Word, with quick answers to the exam...

How to pin to Start Menu in Windows 10: The complete guide

Do you want to know how to pin to Start in Windows 10? While most users figure out how to pin apps to the Start Menu in Windows 10, not everyone knows how to pin settings, email accounts, or their favorite locations. Did you know you can also pin a file to the Start...

AMD vs. INTEL desktop processors: Which CPUs are better?

In recent years, AMD has been on the rise when it comes to desktop processors, as well as 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....