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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 stop Skype from starting automatically in Windows 10

Are you wondering how to stop Skype from starting automatically in Windows 10? Whether you're using the default app for Windows 10 or the Skype desktop app, it is easy to disable Skype on startup. If you want to decide for yourself when to launch Skype on your Windows 10 computer or...

How to record Skype calls on Windows, Android, iPhone, and Mac

Are you wondering how to record your important Skype calls to review or use later? With Skype's built-in recording ability, you can create podcasts, save precious moments with your loved ones, or make sure nobody misses what was discussed in the latest online meeting. Your Skype...

How to record a Zoom meeting

There are times when you might want to record your Zoom meetings, like when you're a teacher and want to save the online lessons you're having with your students. Whatever your reasons, in this tutorial, we'll show you how to make Zoom meetings recordings. If you want to learn...

4 ways to share files and folders from OneDrive

OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud service for storing and sharing files. You can store business documents, presentations, pictures, videos, your personal folders and many other types of items. You can share anything from OneDrive using the OneDrive app for...

How to use multiple Skype accounts at the same time in Windows 10

Using multiple Skype accounts at the same time can help you keep an eye on different areas of your life simultaneously. You can use one account for work conversations and business calls, one to keep in touch with your family, and another to hang out and make plans with your friends....

What is SMART and how to use it to predict HDD or SSD failure

A lot of us have experienced a hard disk or an SSD failure. Some of us have even tried to find out more about the reliability of hard drives and their hidden prediction function that's part of a technology called SMART. One might argue that SMART is not as reliable as it does not...

3 ways to schedule a Zoom meeting

Many people rely on using mobile platforms for working and communicating with coworkers, business partners, or loved ones. Even if it has had its share of security flaws, Zoom proved to be one of the best online meeting services. Are you using it for work, or maybe for keeping in...

How to open multiple windows of the same app in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can open multiple windows of the same app and work with them in parallel. Whether you're comparing information, transferring files from one location to another, or compiling data from several documents for your homework or report in Microsoft Word or Excel,...

4 reasons why you should buy a NVMe SSD instead of SATA SSD

If you want to build or upgrade a computer, it is a great idea to invest in a fast SSD drive. While having a fast processor, or a top-notch video card boosts performance, no other hardware component impacts the speed of your PC as the SSD does. Such storage devices are not new on the...

3 ways to add more space to your OneDrive storage

Microsoft's OneDrive is one of the best cloud storage services in the world, and it is built into Windows 10. OneDrive offers its users 5 GB of free storage space right from the start, and that's just what you get by signing up with a Microsoft account. You can add more space to your...

M.2 vs. NVMe: What is the difference when it comes to SSDs?

If you are not a technical person, you might not know the difference between M.2 and NVMe, and you may assume that they are the same thing. People usually confuse these terms when looking to buy SSD drives. These technical acronyms are used to describe lots of SSDs, and you often...

What's new in Windows 10 May 2020 Update?

The Spring of 2020 has arrived and, just like it did in the last few years, Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new major update for Windows 10. Initially, everyone thought it would be called April 2020 Update. However, Microsoft decided to postpone it, and call it May 2020...

How to make audio and video group Skype calls (Windows, Android, iPhone, Mac)

Skype offers the option to make both audio and video group calls for free from multiple platforms. You can catch up with your loved ones, even if they are far away, or take a business meeting without leaving your desk. And you don't need additional software to be part of a Skype...

What is Microsoft's OneDrive? How is it used?

If you use a PC or a laptop with Windows 10, a Microsoft Surface tablet, or an Xbox One console, you have undoubtedly come across OneDrive, even if you don't use it. The same is true if you are using Office 365. You might have seen OneDrive even on your Android smartphone. Are you...

4 ways to make a video smaller in Windows 10

Do you have a video that you want to send to someone over the internet, but it is too big to do it via email, chat apps, or other similar services? Do you have to record your homework and upload it on an e-learning platform so that your teacher can grade you? You might stumble upon...

How to share the screen on Skype (Windows, Android, iPhone, Mac)

Knowing how to share your screen on Skype is useful in a variety of situations. Whether you need help with your computer, want to show a presentation to your colleagues, or feel like getting a loved one's opinion on your dating profile, you can use Skype screen sharing during calls...

6 ways to join a Zoom meeting

As more people are starting to work from their homes, online meetings are also becoming a necessity. Fortunately, there are quite a few services that allow you to meet online with your work colleagues, business partners, and friends. One of the best solutions is Zoom. If...

How to add metadata to photos, in Windows 10

Most people are not aware of the fact that every file in your computer stores a set of information about its source, author, and other details, depending on its type. This information is called metadata, and you can say that metadata represents "data about data." Pictures are a...