Windows 10’s anti-ransomware features

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 ones Microsoft has come up with to help keep PC users safe. Controlled Folder Access This feature allows you […]

Say goodbye to SQL Server 2008, hello Azure

Say goodbye to SQL Server 2008, hello Azure

Changing something fundamental to your IT can be tricky to transition into, so it’s best to allot sufficient time for it. If you’re still on either Windows Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2008, do migrate to Microsoft Azure early, long before you reach the July 2019 end of life deadline. What’s the big deal […]

Microsoft works on new Windows OS

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 […]

How to disable nosy Windows 10 settings

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 […]

Beware of apps bundled with Windows 10

Beware of apps bundled with Windows 10

While you might think that getting free software with your new Windows 10-powered device sounds like a good idea, it’s not. Beyond taking up storage space and diverting processing power, pre-installed software such as trial versions of video games, antivirus programs, and web browser toolbars — collectively called “bloatware” — can make your device vulnerable […]

Build 18305: Latest Windows 10 update for PC

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 […]

Easily sign in with Windows Hello

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 […]

Declutter your PC with these Windows tools

Declutter your PC with these Windows tools

It doesn’t take long for computer desktops and hard drives to become cluttered, and it’s probably why your PC has been so slow lately. Luckily, Windows has great tools for getting rid of these five types of digital clutter that will have your computer performing like new in no time flat. There are five types […]

Preparing for Windows end of support

Preparing for Windows end of support

According to NetMarketShare’s September 2018 data, 40.88% of users are still using Windows 7. The popular operating system (OS) is currently on extended support, but only until January 14, 2020. For Windows 10, the support clock runs out sooner than you might expect.

Helpful Cortana commands you need

Helpful Cortana commands you need

Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant that assists you with a variety of tasks such as making phone calls, setting reminders, as well as searching for files. In order to fully utilize her, we’ve picked four of the most handy commands you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices. Hey, Cortana Before […]