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 to check the Windows 10 version, OS build, edition, or type

We know that Windows 10 is the last edition of Windows. That is easy but, each year, new versions of Windows 10 pop up. We’ve had Windows 10 with Anniversary Update, October 2018 Update, May 2021 Update, and many other feature updates with different names and version numbers. What...

Kingston Canvas React Plus Kit review: Fast storage and lifetime warranty!

Many people use microSD cards inside all kinds of devices, from smartphones to digital cameras, laptops, drones, or action cameras. Having a fast and reliable microSD card is paramount, especially if you want to record videos in ultra HD resolutions like 4K or 8K. Such content needs...

Windows 10 Update Assistant: Upgrade to May 2021 Update today!

On May 18th, 2021, Microsoft began distributing the May 2021 Update for Windows 10 through Windows Update and the Media Creation Tool. The update, also known as Windows 10 version 21H1, is also available through the Windows 10 Update Assistant - a...

How to pause Windows 10 updates like May 2021 Update

Microsoft has started to slowly roll out Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1). The company will throttle availability over the coming weeks to ensure a reliable download experience, so the update may not be offered to you immediately. While this feature update is primarily about...

How to mute a tab in Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Opera

Do you often come across websites that automatically play videos or sounds without your permission in one of your browser tabs? Do you find them as annoying as we do, so you want to mute them immediately and get back to what you were doing? Then you’re in the right place. Since...

Windows 10 May 2021 Update: What's new and removed?

The eleventh “major” update to Windows 10 is Windows 10 May 2021 Update or version 21H1. As of the 18th of May 2021, Microsoft is slowly rolling it out to users worldwide. First, it gets to the users that hit the “Check for updates” button in Windows...

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool: Create a setup USB stick or ISO

If you want to install Windows 10, you first have to create installation media such as a bootable USB memory stick or a DVD with the Windows 10 setup. Fortunately, that is a simple thing to do, as Microsoft developed the Media Creation Tool for just that reason. If you want...

How to change language in Firefox on Windows and Mac

If you’re wondering how to change the language in Firefox, the procedure is now more straightforward than ever. And with over 90 available options available, it’s easy to find what you want when it comes to the Firefox language. This guide illustrates how to change languages in...

How to make Chrome the default browser in Windows 10 (Firefox & Opera)

Are you wondering how to make Google Chrome the default browser in Windows 10? Do you want to make Firefox the default browser on your Windows 10 computer or device? How about another web browser? Whether you like Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, or any other browser...

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...