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Kingston Canvas React Plus Kit review: Fast storage and lifetime warranty!

Many people use microSD cards inside all kinds of devices, from smartphones to digital cameras, laptops, drones, or action cameras. Having a fast and reliable microSD card is paramount, especially if you want to record videos in ultra HD resolutions like 4K or 8K. Such content needs...

Windows 10 Update Assistant: Upgrade to May 2021 Update today!

On May 18th, 2021, Microsoft began distributing the May 2021 Update for Windows 10 through Windows Update and the Media Creation Tool. The update, also known as Windows 10 version 21H1, is also available through the Windows 10 Update Assistant - a...

How to pause Windows 10 updates like May 2021 Update

Microsoft has started to slowly roll out Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1). The company will throttle availability over the coming weeks to ensure a reliable download experience, so the update may not be offered to you immediately. While this feature update is primarily about...

How to mute a tab in Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Opera

Do you often come across websites that automatically play videos or sounds without your permission in one of your browser tabs? Do you find them as annoying as we do, so you want to mute them immediately and get back to what you were doing? Then you’re in the right place. Since...

Windows 10 May 2021 Update: What's new and removed?

The eleventh “major” update to Windows 10 is Windows 10 May 2021 Update or version 21H1. As of the 18th of May 2021, Microsoft is slowly rolling it out to users worldwide. First, it gets to the users that hit the “Check for updates” button in Windows...

Windows 10 Media Creation Tool: Create a setup USB stick or ISO

If you want to install Windows 10, you first have to create installation media such as a bootable USB memory stick or a DVD with the Windows 10 setup. Fortunately, that is a simple thing to do, as Microsoft developed the Media Creation Tool for just that reason. If you want...

What are 5G and its benefits? What 5G smartphones are available?

All the smartphone manufacturers and mobile operators are talking about 5G and its many benefits. We see more and more advertisements about how great 5G is and why you should have it. But why is that? Even anti-vaxxers are obsessing about 5G, not just governments or smartphone...

How to make Chrome the default browser in Windows 10 (Firefox & Opera)

Are you wondering how to make Google Chrome the default browser in Windows 10? Do you want to make Firefox the default browser on your Windows 10 computer or device? How about another web browser? Whether you like Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, or any other browser...

Shortcuts for the UEFI BIOS & Windows 10’s Recovery Environment

There are times when your Windows 10 PC or device just doesn’t want to work as it should. That’s when you might want to do some troubleshooting and see if you can improve things. Some of the best tools for that are the UEFI BIOS, which controls pretty much everything related to...

realme 8 5G review: Affordable 5G connectivity!

Each month, the market of affordable 5G smartphones is getting more and more competitive. Last month, we tested the Samsung Galaxy A32 5G and now it’s time for a direct competitor: realme 8 5G. For a similar price point, realme 8 5G wants to offer a better screen, slightly faster...

How to get rid of a permanent notification on Android

While it’s generally helpful to get alerts from your apps, there are some notifications you can’t swipe away on your Android smartphone or tablet. That is because some apps display a permanent notification on Android that won’t go away when you hit the Clear (all)...

How to block or unblock someone on WhatsApp

Are you a WhatsApp user and someone is bothering you with messages or calls you don’t want? Did you know you can block anyone on WhatsApp and stop them from sending you messages or calling you? When you block someone on WhatsApp, do they know that you did that? What do they see?...

How to change or remove the SIM PIN code on Android

The SIM card PIN code is meant to protect your data against unauthorized access. Each SIM you insert into a smartphone has a PIN code that you need to enter in order to activate the card. Some mobile providers use standard PIN codes, like 0000 or 1234, for all their SIM cards, while...

How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

The Safe Mode environment in Windows is one of the best ways to diagnose and repair problems that stop the operating system from loading correctly or even from loading at all. Furthermore, Safe Mode with Networking can be even more helpful than the default Safe...

How to make Google my search engine in Microsoft Edge

The new Chromium-based Edge is, in my opinion, a fantastic browser. However, inserting search terms into its address bar revealed that the default search engine in Microsoft Edge is Bing, and it wasn’t exactly obvious how to make Google my search engine instead. If you also want to...

How to choose the default GPU for gaming or apps in Windows 10

Many computers use processors with built-in integrated graphics that help them provide basic video features. However, some PCs also have dedicated video cards that are used for more demanding apps and games. Usually, Windows 10 automatically switches between graphics cards, depending...

Top 10 Microsoft Edge add-ons in 2021

Most people like to personalize their devices and tools, and that applies to web browsers too. Just like other popular browsers (Chrome, Firefox, or Opera), Microsoft Edge offers a large variety of extensions, which you can download and install. Some of them are really good! If you...