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How to change a drive’s name and icon in Windows

Do you have a USB drive for which you want to change the name and icon displayed by Windows in File Explorer? Are you tired of the default drive icons shown by Windows, and you want to change them with custom ones? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you’re in...

What is a Microsoft account? The pros and cons of Microsoft accounts

Are you using a laptop with Windows 10 or a gaming PC with Windows 11? Are you editing documents with Microsoft 365 or synchronizing your files with OneDrive? Do you own an Xbox Series X console? Are you still video conferencing on Skype? If the answer is yes to any of these...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra picture quality: Samples from Barcelona

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, and I had the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with me as my daily driver for the trip. Alongside its size, price, and specs, one of the aspects that makes this smartphone stand out is the camera system. It has a massive...

How to change a shortcut icon in Windows 11 and Windows 10

In both Windows 10 and Windows 11, you can change any shortcut icon, whether it's a regular one linking to an app, file, folder, or web page or one of the standard desktop icons. This comes in handy if you dislike the default icon of an app or you want to add a personal touch to your...

How to check what version and edition of Windows 11 you have

Microsoft said that Windows 10 was the last version of Windows the company would ever make. But then came Windows 11. And, leaving out the mismatch between what’s been said and what’s been done, Windows 11 brought with it a new user interface, new features, and a lot of changes...

Communicate safely during protests or emergencies with Briar

When you protest for a cause, alongside thousands of people, it is very likely that the mobile network will stop working because of the sheer number of connections to a small number of cell towers. Also, in the event of an emergency like an earthquake or armed conflict, the...

Smartphone video recording in 1080p, 4K, 8K: How much is too much?

Smartphone manufacturers are doing everything they can to bring forward new and exciting features. Some are more successful than others, some are only there for marketing purposes. While an increasing number of flagship smartphones feature 8K video recording, is it really a useful...

Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro review: Smart and dependable!

Xiaomi has recently launched its new lineup of air purifiers and robot vacuum cleaners. After reviewing the Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4, I was eager to test one of their new vacuum cleaners. I used the Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro for a week, and it was enough to...

Windows 10 doesn’t require a product key to install and use

In contrast to older versions of Windows such as Windows 7, Microsoft allows you to download and install Windows 10 without necessarily providing a license key. Not only that, but you can also use Windows 10 without activating it, forever. Still, there are some limitations that the...

Can I carry power banks while traveling by plane?

If you’re planning a vacation, a business meeting abroad, or just a short weekend trip, you’ll probably want to get some of your electronic devices with you. Things like a laptop, a camera, your smartphone, and maybe, just maybe, a power bank or two. But did you know that some...

15 free no-internet games for Android that you can play offline

Have you ever found yourself in a place where there was no internet, like on an airplane, a remote rural area, or a train going through the mountains? What if you wanted to play a game on your Android smartphone and spend your time in a fun way? Unfortunately, many smartphone games...

2 ways to block Android apps from accessing the internet

Some Android apps access the internet too often, and you might not want that. Whether it's because they consume your data plan faster or they end up using too much battery, you might want to know how to turn off cellular access, Wi-Fi access, or both for specific apps in Android....

Download the 30 best free mouse cursors for Windows

Are you bored with the Windows user interface? Are you tired of its default customization options? Then maybe it is time for you to make your desktop look unique by downloading, installing, and using a new mouse cursor theme. There are plenty of cool cursors available on the...

How to recover deleted files with Recuva (from SSD, HDD, USB stick, etc.)

Don't you hate it when you accidentally delete a file, only to realize later that you need it? If it went to the Recycle Bin, it is easy to restore. But what if you permanently deleted it, with a Shift + Delete keyboard combination? Maybe you had those files on a...

ASUS ROG Strix B660-F Gaming WiFi review: Excellent motherboard!

Up until recently, if you wanted to build a computer based on one of Intel’s Alder Lake processors, your choice was rather limited in terms of motherboards. Z690 mainboards are quite expensive and not everyone can afford them, so once Intel B660 chipset-based motherboards came out,...

Review ESET Parental Control: Protecting your children on Android!

The children of today use smartphones and tablets to browse the internet, play games, access all kinds of apps and even chat online. They have access to an entire, albeit virtual, new world. Unfortunately, this also makes them susceptible to stumble upon inappropriate content for...

Razer Zephyr wearable air purifier review: protection with style!

Razer is one of the most popular gaming gear and peripheral manufacturers in the world. Their products have always been exceptionally well designed and engineered, and during the last years, their product lineup has grown with the addition of lifestyle devices (wearables, chairs,...

5 ways to set the default printer in Windows (all versions)

The default printer is the one to which all print jobs are sent (unless otherwise specified by the user or the apps sending the print jobs). If you’re using Windows, there’s a high chance that your operating system is set to automatically select your default printer. However, you...