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Notification area cleaner: 2 ways to reset the notification area icons in Windows

Do you need to remove obsolete icons from the notification area on the Windows taskbar Do you see icons for apps that are no longer installed, and you want to get rid of them While you can do this with dedicated apps, a simple trick is to remove two registry values and then restart...

2 ways to find out when a partition was created in Windows

Have you ever needed to know when an NTFS partition was created or when Windows first initialized a drive and made it available for use Although there are no easy, user-friendly ways to find out, we know two different methods by which you can find this information, by yourself If...

Where cookies are located in Windows 10, for all web browsers

You probably know what cookies are and what they do, and now you want to locate them physically on your Windows 10 PC This was easy in the past when web browsers used to keep cookies individually in separate text files, in the user's folder or directly in the browser's installation...

How to print as PDF from Windows 10, using only built-in tools

PDF files are excellent containers for web pages, documents and images, and other things They are everywhere these days, and creating them is easy if you have a modern operating system on your PC, such as Windows 10 In today's article, we show you how to print as PDF, from Windows...

How to set up and use PPPoE internet connections in Windows 10

Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from around the world offer their internet services to residential users through Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet or PPPoE connections To be able to use such internet connections, the ISP usually gives you a unique username and password...

How to track which apps use the most data in Windows 10

Do you need to find out which apps use the most data on your Windows 10 laptop, tablet, or desktop PC Few people know that Windows 10 stores such data for the last 30 days, for WiFi, Ethernet, and Cellular connections This data is automatically logged, and accessing it is easy Here...

How to use your iPhone as a WiFi hotspot

When you are going on a trip or a vacation, you take your iPhone with you and, sometimes, also a laptop, a tablet or some other similar devices What if the hotel where you are staying does not offer good quality Wi-Fi access, and you need or want to connect to the internet on your...

How to turn off your activity history, and the Timeline, in Windows 10

In recent versions of Windows 10, Microsoft has introduced a new feature called the Timeline However, most users refer to it as the Task View's app history This feature stores the history of your activities in Windows 10, on Microsoft's cloud servers (if you want to) and...

How to view all hidden files and folders in Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 hides many files and folders from your view First of all, it hides the items that you have set as hidden, as well as those set as hidden by other user accounts, the apps that you use, and Windows 10 itself Second, the operating system also hides from view the...

How do I print a page from a website, without ads?

Are you browsing the web and you found an interesting article or tutorial Do you want to print it, but you are annoyed by the fact that it gets printed with all the annoying ads and sidebars from the website that you are visiting In this guide, we show you how to print any page from...

What is Turbo Boost or Precision Boost when it comes to processors?

When you look for a new computer processor to buy, you stumble upon technicalities such as CPU base clock or CPU boost speed Did you wonder what that means While all processors have a base clock (operating frequency) that is in the range of a few Gigahertz, modern processors also...

How do I write in two, three or more columns in Word documents?

Do you need to write documents in Microsoft Word and want to split all or just some of your text into separate columns You do not know how to write text in two columns Or maybe you'd like to have three or even more columns in your Word document What if you want to choose where a...

How to use Windows advanced sharing to share folders with specific users

Modern versions of Windows, such as Windows 10 and Windows 7, allow users to share folders with other computers and devices from the local network, using a wizard that is supposed to make things easy However, it does not allow for the same level of customization that the old-school...

7 ways to keep tabs on your systems’ performance with the Task Manager

Have you ever wanted to know how much of your processor's power is being used at a particular time Or maybe how much free RAM was left for your favorite game to use How about how much of your video card's power is used All these are essential system resources without which apps and...

Performance comparison: Using AMD Ryzen 5 3600X on X570 vs. X470 motherboards

Do you love the new processors from AMD Ryzen 3000 series You already have a desktop PC with a Ryzen processor, and you want to know whether you should also buy a new motherboard alongside your new processor If you have a motherboard with the previous X470 chipset, here is a...

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X processor review: 2019’s best mid-range choice!

If you are following us closely, you have already heard about the new premium processors built by AMD: the Ryzen 9 3900X with its 12 cores, and the octa-core Ryzen 7 3700X Sure, they're great marvels of processor engineering, but they cost quite a lot The good news is that AMD also...