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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked at 4.8 GHz: Is it worth it?

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X overclocked at 4.8 GHz: Is it worth it?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.12.2020
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is probably the best mid-range processor of the year. It has a fair price and comes with six cores and twelve execution threads, running at a base clock of 3.7 GHz, while its maximum boost clock reaches 4.6 GHz. It’s an...
How to test your RAM with the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool

How to test your RAM with the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.11.2020
RAM can cause some of the most frustrating computer problems. Symptoms can be diverse and somewhat random: you may encounter high system instability, data corruption, or unexplained behaviors that leave you puzzled. When you have problems like these, it is a good idea to test...
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X review: The world's best gaming processor?

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X review: The world's best gaming processor?

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.11.2020
The Zen 3 family of processors is available on the market, bringing significant improvements to the already impressive Zen 2 architecture. One of the best new processors is the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, which comes second only after the Ryzen 9 5950X. This CPU features...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ review: The best Android tablet of 2020?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ review: The best Android tablet of 2020?

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.11.2020
Samsung is one of the few big consumer-tech companies that are still making good Android tablets, and the best they have on shelves right now is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+. It's a tablet that aims to compete with the best, including Apple's famous iPads....
3 ways to turn on Bluetooth on Android (including Samsung devices)

3 ways to turn on Bluetooth on Android (including Samsung devices)

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 20.11.2020
To connect your smartphone to another device without the use of cables, you must first learn how to turn on Bluetooth on Android. While active, the Android Bluetooth chip available on phones and tablets lets you connect to all kinds of gadgets and accessories, like...
How to turn off Chrome notifications: All you need to know

How to turn off Chrome notifications: All you need to know

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 19.11.2020
Do you want to stop Google Chrome notifications? Are you wondering how to turn off notifications in Chrome and use your PC without interruptions? While you might find it useful to get updates from your favorite websites, allowing too many of them can feel like...
How to run commands from File Explorer in Windows 10

How to run commands from File Explorer in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.11.2020
File Explorer is one of the core apps of Windows 10. It is the place you go to when you need to manage your files and folders. However, File Explorer also has some other hidden capabilities. One spectacular feature is the fact that Windows 10...
How to change the PowerPoint Slide Size: All you need to know

How to change the PowerPoint Slide Size: All you need to know

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 17.11.2020
It’s always a good idea to know how to change Slide Size in PowerPoint, as you might have to adapt your presentation to different devices. Did you know that the default size of a PowerPoint slide depends on the version of the program you’re using?...
7 alternatives to Microsoft Paint

7 alternatives to Microsoft Paint

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 16.11.2020
Who doesn't know what Paint is? It has been around since you had your first Windows computer. Unfortunately, all those years that passed did not bring that many significant changes to this application. Maybe you have some great memories of using it, but we think...
Panasonic RZ-S500W review: Wireless earphones with excellent noise canceling

Panasonic RZ-S500W review: Wireless earphones with excellent noise canceling

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.11.2020
Many manufacturers are releasing true wireless earphones, and such audio devices are slowly conquering the world. However, they tend to have high costs for what they have to offer. Panasonic decided to compete with big names such as Apple and Sony by offering true wireless...
How to connect to an FTP server in Windows 10, from File Explorer

How to connect to an FTP server in Windows 10, from File Explorer

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.11.2020
Did you know that Windows 10 includes a built-in FTP client? It might come as a surprise, but we’re talking about File Explorer! One of the lesser-known features available in File Explorer is that it can handle connections to FTP servers. You can use File...
How to do a firmware update for any kind of device

How to do a firmware update for any kind of device

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.11.2020
Firmware is essential for many types of devices. It's that "built-in software" (microcode) that's responsible for making our devices do their jobs, or more precisely, make them power on and function. Firmware, like any other programming, can be improved over time. Whether it's for repairing...
6 ways to change an account to Administrator and back in Windows 10

6 ways to change an account to Administrator and back in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 04.11.2020
If you want to promote a trustworthy user or limit the permissions of a naughty one on your Windows 10 PC, there are several ways to change an account type from Standard to Administrator and the other way around. While a Standard account lets you...
Proxy vs. VPN: When to use a proxy server and when to use a VPN?

Proxy vs. VPN: When to use a proxy server and when to use a VPN?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 03.11.2020
Both VPN (Virtual Private Networks) and proxy servers are designed to keep you anonymous on the internet. They can also help you access websites and services that are not available to everyone because of censorship or various restrictions. Proxies and VPNs each have their advantages...
How to use the File Explorer views in Windows 10 like a pro

How to use the File Explorer views in Windows 10 like a pro

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 02.11.2020
One of the strengths of File Explorer is the number of different ways you can view the content of a folder on your Windows 10 PC. Whether it is a bare-bones listing of file names or a view that shows graphics in large-sized thumbnails, File...
How to add and use a VPN in Windows 10 (all you need to know)

How to add and use a VPN in Windows 10 (all you need to know)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.10.2020
VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, have become widely used tools that help people securely access a private network and share sensitive data through public networks. The main idea is that VPNs can generate virtual P2P (point-to-point) connections, or so-called encrypted tunnels, that allow you to...