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eBook

The 5 best places to download free eBooks

  • misc
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 11.11.2019
An electronic book or an eBook is a book publication available in digital form that can be read on a computer, tablet, smartphone, or an eBook reader. Always available for purchase, eBooks are never out of stock, and all you need is an internet connection to download the latest bestseller...
Computer display

What is an ICM file? How to use it to install a color profile, in Windows 10?

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.11.2019
One of the most important elements when working with images, video and even when playing games, is color. Every monitor has a different color profile, rendering it slightly different from other displays. It's important to make sure that the colors your monitor displays are as close to reality as possible....
File Explorer

How to remove or hide the ribbon from File Explorer in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.11.2019
Did you ever think about making the File Explorer in Windows 10 look and work more like the Windows Explorer from Windows 7? If you could hide or completely remove its ribbon and get rid of all those large buttons shown on it, you might feel more at home in...
Computer display

What is IPS, VA, or TN when it comes to displays?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.11.2019
The last time when you searched the market for a TV or a computer monitor, did you encounter the terms TN, IPS, or VA? Did you wonder what those names mean and whether they matter? If you did, or if you just want to know why some screens are better...
Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker - Download the 7 best free alternatives

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.11.2019
Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker has been one of the most popular video editing programs for Windows for a very long time. It was free, it was easy to use, and it produced excellent results for casual computer users. Since the company has decided to terminate it, it no longer offers...
Software development

Eight Windows 10 features that are useful to developers

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 04.11.2019
With Windows 10, Microsoft does not try just to make the lives of home users easier. They also have quite a few features addressed strictly to developers. They allow you to install, run, test and manage apps that were not certified by the Microsoft Store, while also enabling you to...
VPN

How do I setup and use a VPN on my Android smartphone?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 04.11.2019
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are useful to encrypt your traffic, when you connect to public Wi-Fi, or to access your company's network while traveling. Odds are that, besides your Windows devices, you want to use a VPN on your Android smartphone or tablet. Here is how to set up a...
Mobile to PC

How to remote control your Windows PC from Android, using Unified Remote

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.11.2019
Picture this: you come home after a day's work, and you want to read a book while listening to your favorite music. You power up your computer, launch your favorite media player, load your music playlist and throw yourself in bed, book in hand. You start reading, but only a...
Task Manager

7 better alternatives to the Task Manager from Windows

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 31.10.2019
The Task Manager app from Windows is an essential feature of the operating system, and nearly everyone has used it on their computers. We also think that the most frequent use of this tool is to close apps that no longer respond to clicks and commands. Besides that, the Task...
Colors

What is RGB? How is it used? What about RGB lighting?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.10.2019
If you have ever used a gaming computer, a TV, or a camera, it is impossible for you not to have met with the term RGB. Do you want to know what RGB stands for, what it's used for, or why you hear so often about RGB when computers, gadgets,...
Smartphone keyboard

How to turn Auto-Correction On and Off, on your iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.10.2019
Some say that the autocorrect features available on most virtual keyboards found on smartphones and tablets are sent from hell. There are times when you don't want the words in your messages to automatically change to "ducking," right? :) Fortunately, if you are typing on an iPhone, turning its Auto-Correction...
AMD Ryzen

The performance impact of Precision Boost for AMD Ryzen processors

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.10.2019
Modern processors come with two stock frequencies, or clocks if you prefer, which tell us their base speed and their boost speed. To be able to adjust their speed on-the-fly, processors need algorithms that tell them when to do that. For AMD's Ryzen processors, those algorithms are called Precision Boost....
PDF file

How to convert a PDF into a Word document that can be edited

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.10.2019
Do you have a PDF file that you want to be able to edit using Microsoft Word? Do you want to learn how to do that without having to buy specialized software or uploading your PDF files to online conversion tools? If you answered yes, then here are two easy...
Terminal

How do I get the Windows Subsystem for Linux?

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 23.10.2019
It's been a while since Microsoft declared its love for Linux, and, at first, it felt strange to see Windows 10 embrace the Tux penguin. However, the fact that Windows 10 can run native Linux applications directly, without having to resort to using virtual machines, is proof of Microsoft's new...
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Does AMD's PBO, and AutoOC increase performance?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.10.2019
One of the features that increases the performance of AMD Ryzen processors is Precision Boost, which raises the frequency of the processor's cores when the workload increases, while keeping both the energy consumption and the temperature in check. If you look into the BIOS of your motherboard, you can also...
Windows 10

What's new in Windows 10 November 2019 Update?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.10.2019
In November 2019, Microsoft has scheduled the release of the next feature update for Windows 10, bringing it to version 1909. However, this update does not bring significant new features or changes, like previous updates. For November 2019 Update, Microsoft has changed its focus to fixing bugs, and the update...
CPU

What does TDP mean? How should you interpret this term?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 16.10.2019
You may have come across the term TDP when looking to buy a computer processor, a new laptop, or even a new motherboard. If you read reviews on the internet, you've probably seen some writers mention TDP values as either good or bad. Did you think that TDP is how...
iPhone

How to enable the Dark Mode on your iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 16.10.2019
It seems that the Dark Mode is everywhere now, from Windows 10 to Android devices and, finally, also on iPhones. Some people might like it, others may not, but what's important is that they all have a choice between light and dark. Any Star Wars puns or fans here? :)...