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?

Review ADATA XPG Gammix S50: Lightning-fast SSD for gamers!

ADATA XPG Gammix S50 is a new SSD that uses the latest PCI Express 4.0 interface. That's exciting because it can theoretically reach unprecedented speeds in the world of SSD drives for consumers: read speeds of 5000 MB per second and write speeds of 4400 MB/s. XPG Gammix S50 is...

5 ways to Cut, Copy, and Paste files and folders on a Mac

Cut, Copy, and Paste are basic commands that help you multiply and organize files and folders on your computer or device, making you more productive and efficient. On a Mac, finding a way to copy and paste files and folders is pretty intuitive. However,...

7 ways to adjust the screen brightness in Windows 10

If you spend a lot of time on your Windows 10 computer or device, knowing how to turn up the brightness and how to lower it can come in handy. This setting is especially important when you use a laptop or a tablet, because, whether you are indoors or outdoors, you might need to...

How to use the Settings app from Windows 10 like a Pro

Being able to change the settings that govern the way your computer or device works is important on any operating system. Windows 10 is no different, and its Settings app continues to receive new updates, making it easier than ever to find a setting and to set up...

How to calibrate your monitor in Windows 10

If you feel that the blacks and the other colors on your monitor don't look the way they should, you may be right. Just like any imaging device, computer monitors also have to be calibrated to produce the best image they can. Fortunately, Windows 10 include a "Display Color...

How to resize the Start Menu in Windows 10 (3 methods)

After its highly controversial removal from Windows 8, the Start Menu made a comeback in Windows 10. In an effort to please its entire user base, Microsoft redesigned the Start Menu from scratch, making it highly customizable and better than ever before. One of the...

What is an ICM file? How to use it to install a color profile, in Windows 10?

One of the most important elements when working with images, video and even when playing games, is color. Every monitor has a different color profile, rendering it slightly different from other displays. It's important to make sure that the colors your monitor displays are as...

How to remove or hide the ribbon from File Explorer in Windows 10

Did you ever think about making the File Explorer in Windows 10 look and work more like the Windows Explorer from Windows 7? If you could hide or completely remove its ribbon and get rid of all those large buttons shown on it, you might feel more at home in Windows...

Eight Windows 10 features that are useful to developers

With Windows 10, Microsoft does not try just to make the lives of home users easier. They also have quite a few features addressed strictly to developers. They allow you to install, run, test and manage apps that were not certified by the Microsoft Store, while also...

7 better alternatives to the Task Manager from Windows

The Task Manager app from Windows is an essential feature of the operating system, and nearly everyone has used it on their computers. We also think that the most frequent use of this tool is to close apps that no longer respond to clicks and commands. Besides that, the...

How to change the mouse pointer size and color in Windows 10

Windows 10 has some exciting new options that allow you to change the mouse pointer size and color. Have you grown tired of the dull white or black mouse pointer? Would you prefer one in a lively color, maybe one that matches your wallpaper? How about making it up to three times...

ASUS Designo Curve MX38VC review: Meet the beautiful giant!

ASUS Designo Curve MX38VC is a large computer display, with an elegant design, that aims to impress users. It surely impressed us from the moment we saw its huge box on our doorstep. Seeing this monster on our desk, and turning it on for the first time were other awe-inspiring...

The performance impact of Precision Boost for AMD Ryzen processors

Modern processors come with two stock frequencies, or clocks if you prefer, which tell us their base speed and their boost speed. To be able to adjust their speed on-the-fly, processors need algorithms that tell them when to do that. For AMD's Ryzen processors, those algorithms...

How to convert a PDF into a Word document that can be edited

Do you have a PDF file that you want to be able to edit using Microsoft Word? Do you want to learn how to do that without having to buy specialized software or uploading your PDF files to online conversion tools? If you answered yes, then here are two easy and free ways to...

How do I get the Windows Subsystem for Linux?

It's been a while since Microsoft declared its love for Linux, and, at first, it felt strange to see Windows 10 embrace the Tux penguin. However, the fact that Windows 10 can run native Linux applications directly, without having to resort to using virtual machines, is proof of...