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Tutorials and how to guides about using gadgets, hardware, and software.

Partitions and drives

How to change a drive’s letter in Windows

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  • Codrut Neagu
  • 16.11.2023
Windows assigns drive letters for all the hard disk drives, solid-state drives, optical media units, removable drives, and memory cards connected to your computer. Because the operating system does that on its own, you might be tempted to think that these drive letters cannot be...
Install Windows

How to install Windows 11 from USB, DVD, or ISO

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.11.2023
The latest update for Windows 11, version 23H2, is now available for download and installation. This update brings some minor enhancements to the operating system, building on the Copilot and other AI-based features that were introduced in September. The Windows 11 2023 update also improves...
Widgets on iPhone

How to use interactive widgets on your iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.11.2023
Widgets are small apps that display useful information or provide quick access to your favorite features on your iPhone. In this guide, I will show you how to enable interactive widgets, aka adding interactive widgets to iOS 17’s Home Screen or Today View. I’m also...
Windows 10 taskbar

How to pin a folder to the taskbar in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.11.2023
In Windows, it’s easy to pin your apps and programs to the taskbar. However, it’s not as simple to pin folders and add shortcuts on the taskbar for the folders you use the most. While there is a way to pin folders to the taskbar,...
Windows 11 taskbar

How to show the seconds on your Windows 11 clock

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 03.11.2023
Some people want their Windows 11 clock to show the seconds, not just the hours and minutes, as it does by default. This wasn’t possible in the initial version of Windows 11, but Microsoft added this feature in an update that came out in July...
Color filters

How to make an iPhone black and white (Grayscale on iPhone)

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 01.11.2023
Did you ever want to turn the screen of your iPhone black and white? Luckily, one of the color filters on the iPhone, Grayscale, does just that. It’s a good idea to activate Grayscale on iPhone to get a display that’s easier to read, especially...
OneDrive

How to disable and remove OneDrive from Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 31.10.2023
Many Windows users, myself included, use OneDrive to store their files in the cloud and synchronize them across their computers and devices. However, others don’t, and they are annoyed that OneDrive is everywhere in Windows 10 and Windows 11. If you don’t want OneDrive on...
Windows 11 taskbar

How to hide or show the taskbar in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 26.10.2023
Are you using Windows 11 and want to fiddle with the taskbar to change its behavior? Do you want to hide the taskbar at all times so that you won’t see it no matter what you do, whether that’s playing games, browsing the web, or...
Disk Management

How to resize partitions in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.10.2023
If you have some free space on one of your drives and the partitions on it are too small, you may want to resize them to make them larger. Or maybe you want to resize one of the partitions on your drive to make it...
Windows 11 taskbar

How to add or remove icons or apps from the Windows 11 taskbar

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.10.2023
The Windows 11 taskbar looks good but may not include the icons you want. You may need to pin to the taskbar the apps you use frequently or remove icons for apps or Windows features you don’t use. For example, some people do not like...
Keyboard

How to open any program (or app) with a keyboard shortcut in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 20.10.2023
Do you need to open an app or more using a keyboard shortcut? Luckily, Windows 10 and Windows 11 allow you to set a shortcut key to open any application you want, just like older versions of Windows. There are two methods to do this...
Windows Backup

How to restore a backup made with Windows Backup

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.10.2023
The Windows Backup app for Windows 11 and Windows 10 is not your regular backup solution. It doesn’t allow you to restore your entire system or any specific files, settings, apps, or credentials. The folders you’ve backed up are available directly in your OneDrive cloud...
Environment variables

How to edit, clear, and delete environment variables in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.10.2023
Environment variables are special settings that store information about the system and the programs installed on it. They can be used to customize the behavior of applications, scripts, and commands. But can environment variables be deleted? The answer is yes, and that’s a good thing,...
Windows Backup

How to make a backup with the new Windows Backup app

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 16.10.2023
One of the most important tasks that every computer user should do regularly is to back up their data. Backing up your data means creating a copy of your files and settings in a separate location, such as an external hard drive, a cloud service,...
NFC

How to set up NFC payments on Android

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 12.10.2023
NFC payments offer a convenient way to pay with your smartphone in stores without having to worry about carrying your credit or debit card with you. NFC stands for Near Field Communication, which is a technology that allows two devices to communicate wirelessly when they...
Windows apps

How to see how much space an app or game takes up on Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.10.2023
There are times when you need to free up some storage space, or you want to find out how much space each app or game installed on your Windows computer is using. If you are looking for this information, there are no obvious ways to...
SD Cards

How to format and check the health of an SD card in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 09.10.2023
SD cards are more popular than ever as they’re used in various devices for storing data. To give you a few examples, we have them inside our smartphones to increase storage capacity, inside digital cameras, surveillance cameras, laptops, and even tablets. If you want to...