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September 22, 2020 / Windows

Get rid of Windows 10 bloatware

Who doesn’t love getting value-for-money deals? Normally, getting more for less is an amazing deal — unless what you get is “Windows 10 bloatware.” It is software that device manufacturers pre-install in your Windows 10 PC or laptop at the behest of deep-pocketed software companies. Beyond taking up storage space and using up processing power, this type of software can open up your device to all sorts of cyberthreats. To...

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April 30, 2020 / Windows

Windows 10’s anti-ransomware features

The recent global outbreak of ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya has made Microsoft sit up and pay attention to the need for better security features for Windows 10. Here are some of the new Windows 10’s anti-ransomware features to help keep PC users safe. Controlled Folder Access This feature allows you to list certain documents and folders as “protected.” Only whitelisted programs can access and edit these folders,...

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April 30, 2020 / Windows

How to disable nosy Windows 10 settings

Windows 10’s Cortana tries to be helpful by displaying accurate, personalized ads based on your online searches and spamming useful suggestions as you type. But this can start to feel invasive after a while. Here are some tips you can use to keep Microsoft’s watchful eye off your computer activity. Turn personalized advertising off For those unaware, Windows 10 assigns each user an “advertising ID” to personalize your ad experience...

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April 30, 2020 / Windows

Microsoft works on new Windows OS

Microsoft announces new developments every month, but this is the biggest one yet. Several reports have found that Microsoft is developing a stripped-down version of the Windows operating system (OS) that will compete against Chrome OS. Here’s a quick rundown of the new OS that’s being called “Windows Lite.” What is Windows Lite? Windows Lite is a more flexible, trimmed-down OS designed for casual, lightweight computing. This means users can...

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April 30, 2020 / Windows

Easily sign in with Windows Hello

Microsoft introduces a more fun and personal way to sign in to your Windows 10 devices. With Windows Hello, you can now log in with just a look or a touch. This features also comes with enterprise-grade security without having to type in a password. Say hello to fingerprint, iris, and facial scans Windows Hello is an advanced biometric identity and access control feature in Windows 10. It allows you...

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April 30, 2020 / Windows

Build 18305: Latest Windows 10 update for PC

Here’s a preview of Windows 10 build 18305 and the best improvements Microsoft has implemented so far. Start menu This now has a new single-column layout with reduced top-level tiles. This layout appears when you’re creating a new account, setting up a new device, or after performing an installation. Windows Sandbox Using hardware virtualization and Microsoft Hypervisor tech, this feature lets you build a lightweight environment to safely install and...

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