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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?

Simple questions: What is PPI and does it matter?

Have you ever wondered what PPI is? Maybe you've heard companies talking about high DPI screens and wanted to know what that is? Why are some manufacturers bragging about their high-end devices with huge pixel density screens? Why does PPI matter so much, especially when...

How to burn discs in Windows, using File Explorer or Windows Explorer

What desktop app do you use to burn your data to DVDs, CDs or Blu-Ray discs? If you are thinking Nero, Roxio, Power2Go or any other third party application for Windows, you might be interested to know that you also have a free option built right into your operating system. Both...

How to embed videos into your PowerPoint presentations

If you had to hold a presentation at work or school, you probably know how important is to make your presentation attractive to keep your audience's attention until the very end. When you need to make a point about something, a video might just do the trick. PowerPoint allows you to...

The 5 best free alternatives to Windows DVD Maker

Windows DVD Maker was a free DVD authoring tool that was included in some editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Unfortunately, even though it was used by many people, Microsoft decided to stop including it in their operating systems, starting with Windows 8. If you use...

The Windows 10 Start Menu is not working? Here are four solutions that work!

When you install Windows 10 or upgrade it to a new version, like the Creators Update, you may encounter issues with the Start Menu. You might not be able to pin new apps or move shortcuts and tiles to a new position. Such problems are very annoying, and the solution is not...

Reviewing the Samsung 750 EVO - high-performance for moderate pricing

Solid state drives (SSD) are one of the best solutions for improving the performance and the speed of our computers. That's because they are always faster than traditional hard drives with spinning discs. One of the major SSD manufacturers today is Samsung, a company which is...

What is Windows 10 Creators Update and why should you install it?

When Windows 10 was released for the first time, Microsoft said that this would be their last operating system. And they have kept their promise up until now: they have developed no new operating systems. However, that doesn't mean that Windows 10 is stalling. Quite the contrary!...

How to use the new Get Office app in Windows 10 and how to remove it

If you use Windows 10, it's impossible not to have met the Get Office app. Up until recently, Get Office was nothing more than an app designed to get you to try and buy Microsoft's productivity apps from their Office suite. However, things seem to have changed to...

The complete guide to using the Kindle app to read eBooks in Windows 10

If you own a Windows 10 PC or device and you enjoy reading, but you do not own an eBook reader like Amazon's Kindle, there's great news: Amazon also provides a desktop app which offers you access to over a million books from the Kindle Store including new releases and...

What version of Java do I have installed? 3 Ways to learn the answer

The Java runtime software for Windows computers and devices is responsible for allowing us to run programs and apps that were developed using Java. Because many apps still use Java, you probably already have it installed on your Windows PC. Either because you've installed it in the...

How to use the new Address Bar from the Registry Editor in Windows 10

The Registry Editor is a small, geeky and powerful Windows tool and, for many years, nothing has changed in the way it works. It's more or less the same tool in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, with only some very minor visual changes in between. In the new Creators...

11 things you can do to fix webcam issues on Skype

Are you having problems with your webcam while using Skype? You can hear the people to whom you speak, but they can't see you? Or maybe the only thing they can see are blurred lines or gray images? Whether you use an external webcam that's connected to a USB port on your computer, or...

Reviewing ASUS VivoMini UN65U - A small PC with a big heart

Some people love a clean, tidy and clutter-free working space more than anything. If you're one of them and you do most of your work on the same desk every day, using a big desktop PC, you might want to consider the idea of buying an all-in-one or a mini PC to unclutter your...

Troubleshooting: Windows 10 Start Menu is stuck in full screen. Turn it off!

It may happen that you have a Windows 10 laptop or 2-in-1 device with a touchscreen that displays the Start Menu using the whole desktop, instead of just a portion of it. For some reason, the Start Menu went full screen and you are stuck with it like that. If you have...

How to view and use PDF, XPS and TIFF files with the Reader app in Windows

You've probably worked with a lot of PDF files. The format is user-friendly, easy to view and easy to print. The are a lot of apps capable of opening this type of file but few people know that there's an app developed by Microsoft for this purpose, called Reader, included...

Add the Control Panel and the Command Prompt to the WinX menu, in Windows 10

If you installed Windows 10 Creators Update on your computer or device, besides all the new features and options you get, you might have noticed that Microsoft decided to change some things which you probably used on a regular basis. One of these changes is the fact that the...