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Web browsers

What are cookies, and what do they do?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 28.11.2022
When browsing the internet, you often encounter the term “cookies.” Many websites inform you about using cookies and ask for your approval. Web browsers have many settings for managing cookies, and even browser add-ons mention blocking cookies of all kinds. Even though you know that these “cookies” are not exactly...
Partitions and drives

How to delete a partition in Windows 11 or Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.11.2022
Both Windows 11 and Windows 10 offer specialized apps and tools that you can use to delete partitions. If you need to remove a partition or a volume from a drive, you don’t have to install third-party apps like EaseUS Partition Master. Instead, you can use the apps or commands...
Synology WRX560

Synology WRX560 review: An excellent mesh Wi-Fi 6 router!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.11.2022
Mesh Wi-Fi systems have become a lot more popular in recent years. They are a very good choice when you want wireless coverage for larger living spaces or office areas, and most of them offer almost the same features as traditional routers do. This is also true for Synology WRX560,...
Original Microsoft Software

How to check if Windows is activated and genuine

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 23.11.2022
Do you use a Windows 11 or Windows 10 desktop PC, laptop, or tablet? Do you want to know whether your Windows is activated and genuine? Do you need to know whether activated copies of Windows are also genuine? If the answer is yes, read this article. We explain how...
AMD AM5 chipsets

X670E vs. X670 vs. B650E vs. B650: AMD AM5 chipsets explained

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.11.2022
With the launch of the new Ryzen 7000 desktop processors, AMD also debuted a series of new motherboard chipsets. Zen 4 CPUs like the Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X, or Ryzen 5 7600X don’t work on the older AM4 or AM3 chipsets. They are only compatible...
AMD Ryzen 5 7000 series

Overclocking the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X. Is it worth it?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 21.11.2022
2022 brought us a slew of new and amazing desktop processors, and one of the most interesting ones is AMD’s Ryzen 5 7600X. It is a top-notch processor for gaming, as well as standard workloads, at a price that many people can afford. However, even if it’s an excellent choice...
Windows 11 taskbar

How to hide or unhide the taskbar in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 18.11.2022
Are you using Windows 11 and want to fiddle with the taskbar to change how it behaves? Do you want to make the taskbar invisible? Or is it already hidden, and you’d like it back at the bottom of the desktop? Luckily, both things can be done with just a...
ASUS Prime X670E-Pro WiFi

ASUS Prime X670E-Pro WiFi review: Balanced and with excellent features

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.11.2022
While any path to building a desktop computer based on a brand new AMD Ryzen 7000 processor is expensive, some choices are better than others. For instance, ASUS has a motherboard based on the high-end X670E chipset, called ASUS Prime X670E-Pro WiFi, which could be classified as mid to high-end....
Web browsers

How to pin a website to the taskbar or the Start Menu

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 16.11.2022
Do you want to know how to pin a website to the taskbar? Maybe you start your day with Facebook or Instagram, with a news site that you enjoy reading, or by checking your Gmail, and you want it accessible with one click, straight from the taskbar or the Start...
ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 review: Futureproof your Wi-Fi!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.11.2022
ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 is a massive Wi-Fi6E router with an aggressive yet good-looking design that tries to attract people who want the best money can buy. It also packs some great hardware and an extensive list of features that cater to the needs of different audiences: gamers, knowledgeable users,...
Windows 10 laptop

How to find the serial number of your Windows PC (laptop, desktop, 2-in-1)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.11.2022
Do you have a laptop, desktop PC, 2-in-1 device, or tablet with Windows 10 or Windows 11? Do you need your laptop’s serial number for warranty claims or insurance issues? Do you need technical support from your PC manufacturer, and they’re asking for the serial number? If this is the...
ASUS TUF Gaming B650-Plus WiFi

ASUS TUF Gaming B650-Plus WiFi review: Mid-range power!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.11.2022
Building a new desktop computer with one of AMD’s latest Ryzen 7000 processors is rather costly. However, there are some things you can do to keep the costs in check, like choosing a mid-range motherboard. If you’re a gamer, one of the options you’ll find in online and retail stores...
Windows 10

What is the latest version of Windows 10? Check the version you have

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 08.11.2022
The latest version of Windows 10 is 2022 Update or 22H2, build 19045, and it was released starting October 18th, 2022. This version doesn’t introduce new features, instead including only quality and security improvements. Still, it does keep the evolution process of Windows 10 alive and kicking. If you want...
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...
Google Chrome

How to clear cookies from Google Chrome

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 04.11.2022
Cookies are a vital part of the internet. Without them, websites wouldn’t let you create accounts, log in, or remember your interests. Ads would also be less relevant and even more annoying. However, cookies may also generate problems from time to time, so you should clear them out every now...
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...