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iPhone apps

How to block internet access for certain apps on an iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 20.07.2023
Most people who own an iPhone use the internet on it, whether it is for apps, games, or just browsing the web. However, you might have some apps on your iPhone that you don’t want to connect to the internet whenever they want to. Unfortunately,...
Registry Editor

How to navigate the Windows Registry

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.07.2023
The Windows Registry is a database that stores configuration settings and options for the operating system and the applications available on it. The Registry contains information like user preferences, file associations, device drivers, and system policies. It is organized into a hierarchical structure of keys...
Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+ review: Excellent automated cleaning!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 19.07.2023
While robot vacuums are similar in terms of looks and general design, they vary greatly in price, technology, features, and usefulness. If you have a large living space or office that needs regular cleaning, you’re better served by the more expensive options, which feature a...
realme 11 Pro

realme 11 Pro review: Beautiful mid-ranger!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 17.07.2023
While iPhones dominate the charts as the most popular smartphones on the market, many people can’t afford them and are looking for reasonably-priced devices. If you’re not keen on paying a lot of money on a phone, you should take a look at the realme...
OneDrive

What is OneDrive's Files On-Demand feature and how to use it

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 14.07.2023
One of the best features in OneDrive’s app for Windows 11 and Windows 10 is called Files On-Demand. It helps you save storage space on your computers by downloading and keeping local copies of your OneDrive files only if you access them or manually specify...
TP-Link Tapo C225

TP-Link Tapo C225 review: Affordable home surveillance!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 13.07.2023
Do you have a child that you need to keep an eye on? Or a pet? Or both? Then you may need a surveillance camera for home use. And if you want features like night vision or the ability to have audio conversations remotely, then...
Phone to PC

How to use your iPhone on Windows 11 with Phone Link

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 12.07.2023
The Phone Link app for Windows 11 allows you to connect, sync, and use an iPhone directly from the comfort of your Windows computer. Although the app is still a work in progress and still in its infancy when it comes to working with iPhones,...
Registry Editor

What is and how to edit the Windows Registry

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.07.2023
Have you ever heard of the Windows Registry or the Registry Editor tool? Did a geeky friend of yours tell you that you can do certain things in Windows only from the Registry? Did you wonder what the Windows Registry is and what it does?...
Microsoft Lists

What is Microsoft Lists? What does it do?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.07.2023
Microsoft Lists is a powerful tool designed to help you track information and manage work, events, issues, or even personal tasks. Integrated with other apps and services in Microsoft 365, the Microsoft Lists app can be exactly what you need to streamline workflows and collaborate...
Windows 11 File Explorer

How to export a folder tree to a file (including Excel)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.07.2023
Did you ever need to export the entire directory tree from a particular folder? Did you need to get a text or Excel document that lists all the files and folders inside a specific folder from your computer in a hierarchical structure? I needed this...
Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10 review: Great for large homes!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 05.07.2023
If you have a large home that requires regular cleaning, affordable robot vacuums are usually a poor choice due to multiple reasons. They tend to have batteries with lower capacity, less advanced navigation systems which make them slow at cleaning your home, and dust bins...
Phone to PC

How to connect an iPhone to a Windows PC with Phone Link

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 04.07.2023
If you have an iPhone and a Windows PC, you may be looking for a way to connect, sync, and use them together. One way to do that is to use the Phone Link app made by Microsoft. Although it’s still a work in progress,...
Microsoft Word

How to create and format lists in Word

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 03.07.2023
We create, work with, and use lists regularly. We use them in business writing, technical writing, and even for something as trivial as shopping lists or as fun as bucket lists. There are times when you need to create lists in a document. And most...
Phone Calls

How to use and change quick responses on Android

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 29.06.2023
A quick response is a short SMS that you can send when rejecting a call on your Android smartphone, and customizing them can save you time. The default quick responses offered by Android let people know you can’t answer right now and how to contact...
Microsoft Sway

What is Microsoft Sway? What is it used for?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 28.06.2023
Microsoft Sway is an app that reflects the way we interact with information in the age of the internet and mobile computing. While Microsoft Word focuses on paper documents and PowerPoint on projector screens, Sway approaches the sharing of information similar to web pages or...
TP-Link Tapo C500

TP-Link Tapo C500 review: Affordable outdoor surveillance!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.06.2023
Do you have a home or small company office where you want to install some video surveillance? Would you fancy a wireless camera that can pan and tilt easily to get 360 degrees coverage, with dust and water resistance, as well as infrared vision for...
Sticky Notes

How to sync Microsoft Sticky Notes on Windows, Android, and iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 26.06.2023
The Sticky Notes from Windows is one of the apps people use daily to keep their lives organized: it’s simple, fast, and user-friendly. One of its best features is the ability to sync notes in the cloud using your Microsoft account. Furthermore, Microsoft’s Sticky Notes...
Phone to PC

How to use the Windows Phone Link app with Android smartphones

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 23.06.2023
Microsoft is actively working on an ecosystem of apps that allows Windows 11 and Windows 10 users to interact with their smartphones from their PCs. The Windows Phone Link app lets you check your Android notifications, see the pictures on your Android smartphone, and even...