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Tutorials, how-to guides, and blog posts about using Windows. How to use laptops, tablets, PCs, and other gadgets with Windows.

AMD FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution)

What is AMD FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution)? What does it do?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 27.01.2023
Did you encounter the term AMD FSR on the internet or maybe somewhere in your favorite game’s graphics settings? Are you wondering what AMD FSR is? Or maybe you want to enable FSR, but you don’t know how or even if your graphics card is on the AMD FSR-supported GPU...
Windows languages

How to change the keyboard language on Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.01.2023
Did you know that around 43% of people are bilingual, with a further 17% being multilingual? That’s not surprising considering how intertwined the world is and how many people change the country they live in. In such a multilingual space, typing in multiple languages and changing the keyboard language on...
ADATA XPG Spectrix D50 DDR4 RGB

ADATA XPG Spectrix D50 DDR4 RGB review: Fast and affordable!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.01.2023
While DDR5 memory kits are slowly taking over the world, there are still many who prefer DDR4 modules. Whether it’s because of their better latencies or because of their price, you, too, might prefer DDR4 instead of DDR5. If you’re searching for a fast DDR4 kit with excellent speed and...
AMD vs Intel

Intel Core i9-13900k vs. AMD Ryzen 7900X: Gaming performance!

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 23.01.2023
Both Intel’s and AMD’s latest generation of desktop processors are excellent choices for gaming. They deliver incredible speeds and performance, from the mid-range area all the way up to the higher-end models. There’s no question about it: you’ll make a great choice by going with either AMD or Intel processors,...
User accounts

Local account vs. Microsoft account: Which one should I use?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 20.01.2023
Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 heavily promote the use of a Microsoft account that has an associated email address and password. If you want to take advantage of what these new operating systems offer, Microsoft accounts make your life easier. However, many people are concerned with sharing their personal...
Web browsers

Where are cookies stored in Windows? (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 19.01.2023
Cookies are tiny files stored on your PC or device, which can be used by websites or web apps to tailor your online experience. That’s all nice and dandy, but where are cookies stored in Windows 10 and Windows 11? In the past, web browsers used to keep cookies in...
DDR4 vs. DDR5

DDR4 vs. DDR5: Should you upgrade?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.01.2023
DDR4 has been available for a long time and thus has reached its maximum potential. It’s a mature memory specification that ensures both stability and performance. In comparison, DDR5 was only launched in 2021, and while not in its early days, it is still a work in progress. Though DDR5’s...
Opera

How to see and clear cookies in Opera and Opera GX

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 17.01.2023
Most websites use cookies to store information about your visits and preferences. For example, cookies may be used for tracking purposes or for personalizing the ads displayed to match your interests. Do you use Opera or Opera GX? Do you want to view the cookies found in Opera or Opera...
ASUS ProArt Z790-CREATOR WIFI

ASUS ProArt Z790-CREATOR WIFI review: For demanding content creators

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 13.01.2023
The options for building a new computer based on Intel 13 or 12 Gen Core processors are quite generous right now. Apart from motherboards that work with DDR4 memory, there are new models that support much faster DDR5 memory. One of the most interesting ones is the ASUS ProArt Z790-CREATOR...
User accounts

5 ways to create and add a new user in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 12.01.2023
Do you have a new Windows 11 PC, or did you just install the operating system yourself? You may need to share your computer with others, so you must add a new user to Windows 11. If that’s the case, you are in the right place. In this guide, I’ll...
Clock app

5 things you can do with the Windows Clock app

  • misc
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 11.01.2023
Introduced with Windows 11, the Clock app is now also included in Windows 10, replacing the old Alarms & Clock. However, despite its simple name, the Windows Clock app brings several improvements and the Focus sessions to help you concentrate on your daily tasks and increase productivity. This guide illustrates...
Task Scheduler

11 ways open Task Scheduler in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.01.2023
Do you want to schedule Windows to perform certain tasks at specific intervals or display a message when something happens on your PC? Well, to do that, you need the Task Scheduler. And to use it, you must first know how to access it. If you want a complete roundup...
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5-7200 32GB C34 review

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.01.2023
The latest generations of both Intel and AMD desktop processors can take advantage of faster DDR5 memory. While the prices of such memory kits are still quite prohibitive, the performance you get from them is undeniable. And, sooner or later, as more options surface on the market, prices should gradually...
Clock app

How to use Focus sessions in the Windows Clock app

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 06.01.2023
When opening the Clock app in Windows 10 and Windows 11, the Focus sessions tab is the first thing that shows up. Seeing how we are always bombarded with notifications, reminders, chat messages, and calls, the Windows Focus sessions feature helps you set time aside to concentrate on what’s important....
ASUS ROG Ryuo III 240 ARGB

ASUS ROG Ryuo III 240 ARGB review: Efficient AIO liquid cooler!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 05.01.2023
On October 21st, 2022, ASUS announced the launch of a new series of CPU liquid coolers, namely the ROG Ryuo III 360 and 240 ARGB AIO coolers. Both models are available in black and white editions, and both promise excellent performance in keeping the temperatures low for even the most...
Windows Services

9 ways to open Services in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 04.01.2023
Do you want to access all the Windows services on your computer? Then you need to open the Services app (services.msc), which lets you set what services run when Windows starts, disable the services you do not need, and perform other useful actions. Here’s how to open Services in Windows...
Windows SmartScreen

How to turn off SmartScreen in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 27.12.2022
The SmartScreen filter, Windows SmartScreen, or the Windows Defender SmartScreen are the same protection feature, with different names, depending on the Windows version you’re using. While it helps protect your computer from malicious files, apps, and websites, some users consider it annoying and want to disable it. If you want...
Disc image

What is a disk image file (ISO, IMG, NRG, BIN, etc.)?

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.12.2022
Have you encountered the terms disk image or ISO image? You may have heard them from a tech-savvy friend who has a huge library of disks (CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray disks), but he or she doesn’t appear to use any of them, at least not regularly. Well, that friend of yours...