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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 add and edit pictures and shapes in Microsoft Word

How to add and edit pictures and shapes in Microsoft Word

If you want to make your Word documents more attractive, you can use pictures and shapes. They can make a document look more professional, describe the content, and illustrate ideas better. It all sounds simple, right? However, there are many tools available in Microsoft Word for working with pictures and shapes, which means there’s a lot of ground to cover. So, without further ado, let’s
How to download Windows 11 for free

How to download Windows 11 for free

You never know when you’re going to need a copy of the Windows 11 setup on a USB flash drive, a DVD, or as an ISO file. It may be useful for reinstalling Windows 11 on your computer or laptop, assisting a friend, or even upgrading a Windows device. And that’s why you may want to know how to get Windows 11. This is what
How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

One way to troubleshoot Windows 10 problems or fix boot failures is to start the system in Safe Mode. Safe Mode only loads the essential components, which helps you isolate and solve the issues. However, some problems are so severe that they interfere with the graphical user interface, making Safe Mode with Command Prompt a better option, as it doesn’t run the Explorer shell. In
Samsung T9 portable SSD review: Tough and lightning-fast

Samsung T9 portable SSD review: Tough and lightning-fast

Portable solid-state drives are more popular and affordable than ever, and Samsung is a leading brand in this market One of their latest products is the T9, a fast 20 Gbps external SSD that works on the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 interface, with support for hardware encryption and protection against accidental falls. While its specifications sound good, the most important questions are: How does it
How to change what the power button does on a Windows PC

How to change what the power button does on a Windows PC

A well-known way to turn off a Windows computer or laptop is to press the physical power button on the device rather than using the Shut down option in the Start Menu. If you like the idea of using the hardware buttons on your PC to do things, the good news is you can change the power button settings to perform other tasks than shutting
How to change the layout of a document in Microsoft Word

How to change the layout of a document in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is one of the most powerful text processors of all time, allowing you to create various types of documents. However, creating documents is not just about entering text and stuffing information in them. It’s also about making everything look the way you want it. And, if you want to have a neatly looking document, you will want to set up its layout accordingly.
How to download Windows 10 for free

How to download Windows 10 for free

Windows 10 is the most widely used PC operating system in the world right now. Obviously, it’s a good idea to keep a USB memory stick, a DVD, or an ISO file with the Windows 10 setup handy. You may need it for various reasons, whether it’s reinstalling Windows 10 on your laptop or assisting friends in trouble, when their computers malfunction. Or, why not,
How to start Windows 11 in Safe Mode with Networking

How to start Windows 11 in Safe Mode with Networking

If your Windows 11 system is having issues or failing to start, booting into Safe Mode can be a lifesaving step for troubleshooting. Safe Mode is a specialized startup mode that loads only essential components, allowing you to identify problems and potentially resolve them. More often than not, you also need internet connectivity for that, which makes Safe Mode with Networking indispensable. In this guide,
How to pin to the taskbar in Windows 11

How to pin to the taskbar in Windows 11

If you want to access your frequently used apps, programs, or other tools quickly, you can pin them to the taskbar of your Windows 11 computer. And that’s not all you can do with the taskbar: you can also pin special items and shortcuts to it, such as File Explorer’s This PC or Network, and even the Recycle Bin. Moreover, you can even add taskbar
How to restart a Windows 10 computer

How to restart a Windows 10 computer

Sometimes, you need to restart your Windows 10 laptop or desktop PC simply to give it a fresh new start. Some other times, you may have to reboot because you just installed a new app or driver, or maybe because Windows 10 updated itself. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of ways to restart Windows 10, and they’re all quite simple. I have a list
How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

If your Windows is acting up or not booting at all, you may want to try Safe Mode to fix it. Safe Mode is a special way of starting Windows that only loads the essential stuff, so you can troubleshoot and repair the issues. But sometimes, you need more than just the basics, like internet access. That’s where Safe Mode with Networking comes in handy.
How to master the touchpad on a Windows laptop

How to master the touchpad on a Windows laptop

If you have a Windows 11 or a Windows 10 laptop with a precision touchpad, you can use various gestures to interact with both the operating system and your apps. Did you know that you can use gestures that involve not just one or two fingers but also three or even four fingers? And that using them can help you perform certain actions a lot
How to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

How to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

One of the best ways to troubleshoot Windows 10 issues is to use Safe Mode, a minimal environment that allows you to run the operating system with only the essential drivers and services. However, the old methods of pressing F8 or SHIFT + F8 during boot are no longer effective because Windows 10 boots too fast, and Microsoft disabled them. Instead, you have to use
How to use the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows

How to use the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows

If you need to type without a keyboard, the On-Screen Keyboard in Windows might be helpful. It allows you to type by using a mouse. You can even set up and use this function without having a keyboard connected to your computer, which can be useful if your keyboard is unavailable. This article explains how to access the On-Screen Keyboard, how to operate it, how
How to disable the touchpad in Windows 10

How to disable the touchpad in Windows 10

Are you wondering how to turn your touchpad off? If you’re using a Windows 10 laptop with a touchpad, you may sometimes want to disable it to prevent accidental clicks or movements. Or maybe you just want to turn off your touchpad when typing on your Windows 10 laptop? Without further ado, here’s how to disable the touchpad in Windows 10 using five different methods:
How to use Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge

How to use Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge

Do you need to access old websites or legacy web apps that were designed to work well in Internet Explorer but aren’t working as they should in Microsoft Edge? It’s a situation that’s more common than one might think, and as some of my friends say, it happens a lot to business users and some web developers working with older technologies. If you find yourself
How to change the Microsoft Store region in Windows

How to change the Microsoft Store region in Windows

The region or country setting in Windows can have an effect on the apps and games you get access to in the Microsoft Store. If you set the wrong region, you may not be able to find or use certain apps or content that are relevant to your location. Moreover, to download apps and games from the Microsoft Store that aren’t available in your current
HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024 review: A capable mid-range laptop!

HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024 review: A capable mid-range laptop!

While we all love high-end laptops with amazing displays and incredible performance, most people cannot afford them. Therefore, when buying a laptop, we’re looking for reasonably priced options that provide good value for money. HUAWEI MateBook D 16 2024 is a mid-range model that aims to provide people with a balanced experience at an affordable price. It looks good, has an excellent battery life, and