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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.

Event Viewer

How to work with the Event Viewer in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.02.2018
Some of our readers have asked themselves "What on Earth is the Event Viewer, and why would I want to work with it?" Windows starts to keep track of what it is doing as soon as you start it up, and continuously saves log files...
360 Total Security

Security for everyone - Review 360 Total Security

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.02.2018
360 Total Security is a security suite that is developed by a Chinese company called Qihoo 360. The company was founded in 2005, and its business is doing very well, as more than 496 million users worldwide were using its security products in 2014. Nowadays,...
Panda

Security for everyone - Review Panda Gold Protection

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 02.02.2018
Panda Security is an IT security company headquartered in Spain, which focuses on developing and selling specialized antivirus software for home users and businesses alike. It has been around since the dawn of the internet, 1990 to be more exact. The company is well-known for...
WordPad

How to work with WordPad in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 31.01.2018
Since its earliest versions, Windows has come with a handy text editing tool called WordPad. You can consider it a light version of Microsoft Word and a more advanced app than other simple text editors like Notepad. As new versions of Windows were released WordPad...
Sophos

Security for everyone - Reviewing Sophos Home

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 26.01.2018
Sophos is a company that focuses mostly on developing and selling business security products. However, they are also offering a home security product for free, which any home user can download and use. We were curious to see what Sophos Home is all about and...
Remote Desktop

How to use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to connect to a Windows PC

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 24.01.2018
If you are running a Windows-based computer or similar device, you can connect to another one using Remote Desktop Connection. This application uses the RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to allow you to use all the resources of the host machine through your PC's display. In...
BullGuard

Security for everyone - Review Bullguard Premium Protection

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.01.2018
BullGuard is a Danish IT security company established in 2002 with the purpose of developing antivirus products that are easy to use by anyone, but also include all the advanced tools an experienced user desires. Their top security product is called BullGuard Premium Protection, and...
Device Manager

7 things you can do with the Device Manager from Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 18.01.2018
With just a few clicks or taps, Device Manager lets you see and manage all the hardware installed on your Windows PC or device, view the devices for which you did not install appropriate drivers and also see and manage "hidden" devices. If you want...
VIPRE

Security for everyone - Review VIPRE Advanced Security

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 15.01.2018
VIPRE develops security products which promise to deliver above-average malware protection, which are easy to manage and do not slow down your computer. The latest version of the company's only security solution for home users is called VIPRE Advanced Security and, besides the usual security...
Windows apps

Analysis: Quick desktop app installations ruin computer performance!

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.01.2018
A while back, we published an article about risks to watch for when downloading and installing free software. While we had an idea of how damaging it can be to perform quick (or typical) application installations, without carefully reading what you are about to install,...
Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2

Review Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2: the durable USB 3.1 flash drive!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 11.01.2018
USB flash drives tend to be somewhat dull devices. People use them for quick data transfers, and they want them as cheap as possible. Therefore, the quality of most devices of this type is rather low, and their durability is not something to brag about....
User accounts

What is the Guest account and how do you turn it on?

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.01.2018
When someone is visiting for a while and needs access to your Windows computer or tablet, you should not give away your user account details. The best thing you can do is enable the Guest account in Windows and have your visitor use it. This...
HyperX Cloud Flight

Review HyperX Cloud Flight: High quality wireless gaming headset!

  • review
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.01.2018
HyperX has launched a new wireless headset targeted at gamers who long to get rid of wires. It is called HyperX Cloud Flight and, through Kingston's courtesy, we received it for testing weeks before its official product launch. HyperX Cloud Flight promises excellent sound quality,...