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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?

AMD Ryzen 5 7000 series

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X review: Great for gaming!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.11.2022
This fall, AMD launched a new generation of desktop processors based on their latest Zen 4 architecture. Right now, there are four CPUs in the lineup, the Ryzen 9 7950X and 7900X, the Ryzen 7 7700X, and the Ryzen 5 7600X. The latter is the most affordable but still offers...
Windows Update

How to pause Windows 10 updates

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 03.11.2022
When writing this article, Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 2022 Update (version 22H2). As always, the company initially throttles availability to ensure a reliable download and installation experience, so the update was only offered to some. While this feature update is about quality improvements and bug fixing, Microsoft does...
Windows 10

Windows 10 Update Assistant: Upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version!

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 02.11.2022
On October 18th, 2022, Microsoft began distributing the 2022 Update for Windows 10 through Windows Update and the Media Creation Tool. Additionally, this update, also known as Windows 10 version 22H2, is available through the Windows 10 Update Assistant - a small executable file that acts as an upgrade wizard...
OneNote

What is OneNote & Why do I have two apps on my Windows PC?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.11.2022
Have you heard of OneNote, the note-taking service from Microsoft? Did you try one of the OneNote apps on your Windows computer, iPad, iPhone, Android smartphone, or tablet? If you are a OneNote user on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer, you might notice that there is something strange...
Windows 10

What’s new in Windows 10 version 22H2?

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 31.10.2022
On October 18th, 2022, Microsoft released Windows 10, version 22H2, also known as the Windows 10 2022 Update. This version is available for existing Windows 10 devices through Windows Update. Devices currently running Windows 10, version 20H2 or newer, will have a fast installation experience because the update will install...
ASUS ROG Flow X16 (2022)

ASUS ROG Flow X16 (2022) review: Gaming in a hybrid design

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 28.10.2022
ASUS ROG Flow X16 (2022) is a 2-in-1 gaming laptop with an industrial design and a large 16-inch touchscreen. You don’t see many models like it in the gaming market, and ASUS’s approach is rather innovative. Moreover, its hardware configuration tends to be on the high-performance side of things, which...
Clock app

How to use the Windows Timer

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 27.10.2022
While there isn’t an official stand-alone timer app for Windows, you can use the Timer in the Clock app to keep track of time. If you forgot something in the oven because you were all caught up in a video game, or you spaced out watching cat videos again, even...
File Explorer

How to open Folder Options in Windows 10 and Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.10.2022
Most Windows users rely on File Explorer to access and organize their files and folders. And while the app works well for most tasks, you may want to change certain settings. To do that, you must first open the Folder Options window, where you can set things like how folders...
Windows 11 File Explorer

How to use tabs in Windows 11’s File Explorer

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 25.10.2022
Are there tabs in File Explorer? Many readers have asked this question in their emails to us and luckily, Microsoft has recently released this very requested feature for File Explorer. Unfortunately, Windows 10 won’t get this functionality so you must switch to Windows 11 if you want to use tabs....
Printer

How to add a USB printer on your Windows computer

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.10.2022
Printers are a familiar presence in homes and offices all over the world. To be able to print anything on your printer, you must connect it to your computer and install it. The most common way to install a computer printer near you is by using a USB cable. If...
Print Poster

How to print an image or poster on multiple pages

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 12.10.2022
Have you ever needed to print a large image, but your printer can only use standard A4, US Letter, or A3 paper sizes? If you want to print a large poster or a large map, and you can’t find or afford a specialized shop that prints it for you at...
Print preview

How to print from a Windows computer (Ctrl + P)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.10.2022
Do you need to know how to print on Windows 10 or Windows 11 from any app you might be using? Although printing is not as easy as it should be, it is not overly complicated either. It all depends on your Windows version and the app you want to...
Windows 11 Start Menu

4 ways to customize and improve the Start Menu in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 05.10.2022
The Windows 11 Start Menu looks and works differently from the one in Windows 10. Gone are the controversial tiles, and we welcome back the simple shortcuts from the Windows 7 era. The differences don’t stop here, as the Windows 11 Start Menu doesn’t only display shortcuts to apps but...
G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo DDR5-6000

G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo DDR5-6000 32GB review: Excellent for AMD Ryzen!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 04.10.2022
Both AMD and Intel now have processors that can use DDR5 RAM. And a consequence is that more and more new DDR5 memory kits are available in stores worldwide. G.Skill is a renowned company in this niche, making some of the best RAM modules in the world. Recently, I’ve tested...
Windows 11

Windows 11 Media Creation Tool: Create a setup USB stick or ISO file

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 03.10.2022
Do you want to install Windows 11 2022 Update (version 22H2)? Unless you intend to upgrade from Windows 10 using Windows Update or the Windows 11 Installation Assistant, you’ll need to download an ISO file with the setup files and then write it on a Windows 11 DVD, or create...
Clock app

Check times in different countries with the Windows Clock app

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 30.09.2022
Whether it’s friends, family, or even coworkers, many of us keep in touch with people who live in completely different time zones. As such, there are times when you find yourself wondering about the time in another country before reaching out. Luckily, the Clock app, present in both Windows 10...
Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB

Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB review: Great for both AMD & Intel

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.09.2022
AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors are already here, and Intel’s 13th generation of CPUs is just around the corner. To match the performance they offer, new DDR5 memory modules are also coming our way. Some of the most interesting ones are made by Kingston, and today, I’m going to review the...
ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero

ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero review: The high-end motherboard

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.09.2022
After the recent launch of AMD Ryzen 7000 processors, compatible motherboards are slowly but surely surfacing on the market. One of the most interesting ones is the new ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero, a high-end motherboard equipped with PCI Express 5.0 and USB 4 ports that also bundles a lot...