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 I print a page from a website, without ads?

Are you browsing the web and you found an interesting article or tutorial? Do you want to print it, but you are annoyed by the fact that it gets printed with all the annoying ads and sidebars from the website that you are visiting? In this guide, we show you how to print any page...

What is Turbo Boost or Precision Boost when it comes to processors?

When you look for a new computer processor to buy, you stumble upon technicalities such as CPU base clock or CPU boost speed. Did you wonder what that means? While all processors have a base clock (operating frequency) that is in the range of a few Gigahertz, modern processors...

How do I write in two, three or more columns in Word documents?

Do you need to write documents in Microsoft Word and want to split all or just some of your text into separate columns? You do not know how to write text in two columns? Or maybe you'd like to have three or even more columns in your Word document? What if you want to choose where a...

8 ways to turn the Windows volume up or down

Are you looking for a keyboard shortcut to change the sound volume on your Windows laptop, desktop computer, or tablet? Do you want to know all about how you can change the volume, including by using the Volume Mixer and other features that are built into Windows? Here...

7 ways to keep tabs on your systems' performance with the Task Manager

Have you ever wanted to know how much of your processor's power is being used at a particular time? Or maybe how much free RAM was left for your favorite game to use? How about how much of your video card's power is used? All these are essential system resources without which apps...

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X processor review: 2019's best mid-range choice!

If you are following us closely, you have already heard about the new premium processors built by AMD: the Ryzen 9 3900X with its 12 cores, and the octa-core Ryzen 7 3700X. Sure, they're great marvels of processor engineering, but they cost quite a lot. The good news is that AMD...

How to free up space when the File History drive is full

If you turn File History on without configuring it correctly, you are going to learn the hard way that it keeps the saved versions of your files in its backup location forever, until you run out of space and you have to do something about it. The first time we used it, the...

Review ASUS ROG Thor 850W Platinum: See your power consumption in real-time!

ASUS ROG Thor 850W Platinum is a power supply unit (PSU) that is not just powerful and well built, but also quiet and beautiful. You have to see it to believe it, but this power supply unit has RGB LEDs and an OLED screen that displays your computer's power consumption in real...

How to change default sound devices in Windows 10 (playback and recording)

One of the many creative options built into Windows is the ability to record and play multimedia files of all kinds. Windows 10 makes it simple to select a default device for audio recording and playback. However, what if you would prefer that another device be used from your...

ASUS ROG Strix Carry review: The wireless travel gaming mouse!

The ASUS ROG Strix Carry is a small mouse that offers dual wireless connectivity via 2.4GHz and Bluetooth, as well as a 7200 DPI optical sensor and swappable Omron switches that are rated to last 50-million clicks. For a mouse that you take with you when you are traveling for...

Fix problem: Windows 10 apps are not shown in the Start Menu

At times, the Windows 10 Start Menu may be populated with what appears to be invalid tiles, with download icons, and which do not work. This happens after you install Windows 10, or after a major feature update such as the May 2019 Update, or when you create and log in with...

Reviewing the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor

AMD has released its new desktop processors from the 3000 series. Their lineup also includes the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, which is an incredibly powerful processor (CPU), with 12 cores and 24 processing threads. If you also take into consideration that the base clock speed is 3.8GHz and...

How to manually update apps and games from the Microsoft Store

In Windows 10, the Microsoft Store handles updating apps and games automatically, as long as they are downloaded from it, and not from other distribution channels like Steam, websites or other third-party apps. However, this does not mean that your apps are updated fast....

Reviewing the ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 RGB memory modules

The lineup of ADATA's gaming hardware bears the name of XPG, as in Extreme Performance Gear. One of the newest components of this lineup is a kit of DDR4 memory modules, with RGB lighting, called SPECTRIX D60G. We received these memory modules for testing, and after a couple of weeks...

The Quick actions in Windows 10: access them, use them, customize them!

On top of constantly keeping you informed on what is happening on your device, Windows 10's Action Center includes, at the bottom of its panel, a set of buttons aptly named Quick actions. They offer you a fast and easy way to access apps and settings, without...