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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?

System Restore

What is System Restore and 4 ways to use it

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.09.2020
System Restore is one of those Windows apps that can be categorized as being an "oldie but goldie." If something suddenly stops working as it should or if your Windows 10 PC breaks down without notice, you'll want to know about System Restore and how to use it. This system...
Copy Paste

6 ways to cut, copy, and paste in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 26.08.2020
The Cut, Copy, and Paste commands are essential tools when you work on a computer, and you find them everywhere in Windows. It's simple to move things around if you know how to cut. Also, understanding how to copy and paste on Windows efficiently can drastically reduce the time you...
Text

How to select or highlight text in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 24.08.2020
It is hard to ignore the usefulness of selecting text efficiently in Windows, especially if you use Microsoft's Word, WordPad, or Notepad on a daily basis. After all, highlighting a fragment is always the first step, regardless of what you want to do with that text (copy, delete, move, change...
Windows apps

When was a program or app installed in Windows 10?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 20.08.2020
You may have your Windows 10 computer or device for a long time. It has many apps and programs installed, and you don't even remember when they got there in the first place. Do you want to find out when an application was installed in Windows 10? Do you want...
Login screen

How to automatically login without a password into Windows (using netplwiz)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.08.2020
Regardless of whether you use Windows 10 or Windows 7, you may want to automatically login without entering a password, while keeping your existing user account password. You may have a long password, and you are using a PC where only you have access. If this is what you want,...
Windows Settings

15 ways to open Windows 10 Settings

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 13.08.2020
The Settings app is the place where you customize how Windows 10 works in detail. You can install devices from it, change the keyboard language, the desktop wallpaper, update Windows 10, or configure its privacy settings. To change Windows 10 settings and personalize it as you wish, you need to...
Mouse pointer

How to select multiple files on Windows

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 07.08.2020
It's essential to know how to select multiple files and folders on your Windows computer or device. Regardless of what you want to do with the highlighted items afterward (copy, move, delete, rename, etc.), it's faster to use your mouse, keyboard, or touchscreen to select the files and/or folders you...
System Restore

2 ways to enable System Restore in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.08.2020
System Restore is an old feature that has been present in Windows operating systems for a long time. However, it's still useful today on modern Windows 10 operating systems. It's one of those tools that can save you a lot of time and headaches when your PC crashes, or if...
ASUS TUF Gaming GT301

ASUS TUF Gaming GT301 review: Compact mid-tower computer case

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.08.2020
Computer cases are not things you often buy, as they tend to last for a long time, even if you upgrade all your hardware components. That's why a good computer case should be right at the top of your buying list when you decide to build your own computer. We've...
File Explorer

How to change a folder's view template in Windows 10's File Explorer

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 05.08.2020
In Windows 10, you can use one of the five built-in view templates to have File Explorer display a folder's contents just the way you like them. This helps you optimize the way you see the files stored in that folder for increased efficiency and can also reduce the time...
Icons

How to change a folder icon in Windows 10 in 3 easy steps

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 04.08.2020
Changing a folder icon in Windows 10 can help you identify and locate it faster, allowing you to customize each folder according to your style. Not to mention, it breaks up the monotony of yellow folder icons on your Windows 10 computer or device. Change one folder's icon to make...
PDF file

3 ways to make a PDF smaller

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 31.07.2020
Adobe's PDF (Portable Document Format) files are used everywhere on the internet for sharing all kinds of documents. PDF files are designed to include text formatting and pictures that are displayed the same way on any computer or device, regardless of its type, hardware, or operating system used. That's why...
ASUS TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI)

ASUS TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI) review: Excellent motherboard!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 31.07.2020
Intel's 10th generation processors came out this year, and they require a different type of socket than previous processors. They also work on newer chipsets, with the Z490 being the best of them. Unfortunately, many motherboards based on this chipset have high prices that are not for everyone. The good...
People app

How to use the People app in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 28.07.2020
The Windows 10 People app is Microsoft's current attempt at creating an address book for all your contacts. The idea is that, after you import every contact from your email address(es), you can see them all sorted alphabetically in the People app and get in touch more easily. Unfortunately, the...
Intel Core i5-10600K

Review Intel Core i5-10600K: An outstanding mid-range processor!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 27.07.2020
Compared to Intel's previous line of processors, codenamed Coffee Lake, the new Comet Lake CPUs, Intel Core i5-10600K included, keep the same number of cores, but ramp up both the base and the turbo frequencies. That can only mean good news for users and should bring Intel's i5 mid-range processors...
Windows 10 Search

Is the Windows 10 Search bar missing? 6 ways to show it

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 17.07.2020
There are several reasons why the Windows 10 Search bar could be missing. It might be a bug from the latest Windows 10 update (again!) or some setting that's hiding the Search box. No matter the reason, if you follow these steps, you should be able to access the Search...
Google

How to create a Google Account in 4 easy steps

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 17.07.2020
It's simple to create a Google Account, and having one makes your life a lot easier. Did you just buy an Android smartphone and want to get new apps for it? Then you need a Google Account. Do you watch videos on YouTube and want to subscribe to your favorite...