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 […]

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 […]

What to tweak when setting up Windows 10

What to tweak when setting up Windows 10

There are things that need to be done after unboxing a new laptop. After installing Microsoft’s Windows 10, you need to unlock its full potential by tweaking some important settings. The best thing to do is get help from a technician, but there are a few things you can do without assistance. #1 Check for […]

Enhance your new laptop in 5 steps

Enhance your new laptop in 5 steps

Did you just get the newest MacBook Pro? Or the Lenovo Yoga 920? Either would be very exciting, but before you start showing off your new purchase, there are five steps you should take to make your laptop experience even more enjoyable and long-lasting. 1. Update your laptop’s operating system One of the first things […]

When Pre-installed Apps Create Risks

When Pre-installed Apps Create Risks

Bloatware, junkware, trialware, third-party apps — whatever you call it. There’s now yet another reason to get rid of these annoying pre-installed programs and plugins indefinitely: security threats. Learn more about the other risk that might do more than slow down your computer. Tavis Ormandy, a researcher from Google’s Project Zero, recently discovered that a […]

Say goodbye to pre-installed crapware

Say goodbye to pre-installed crapware

Are you tired of buying a new PC and getting a load of pre-installed crapware you don’t need? This unnecessary software runs concurrently with the app you’re using, often prompting you to upgrade it ASAP. Signature Edition PCs let you do away with all of it. What are Windows 10 Signature Edition PCs? Microsoft Windows […]

Windows 10 makes decluttering easy

Windows 10 makes decluttering easy

One of the things that can make your PC perform slower than normal is clutter. And for a long time, Windows users had no choice but to manually remove the clutter themselves. The good news is, Windows 10 has come up with new tools that make decluttering a lot easier. But first off, you need […]

Bye bye bloatware: Windows gives us Refresh

Bye bye bloatware: Windows gives us Refresh

If the name wasn’t clear enough, ‘bloatware’ is unnecessary manufacturer software that comes preloaded on new hardware. Just about no one likes it, and now Microsoft is giving us a tool to trim the fat. It may seem like small potatoes to anyone who hasn’t spent an afternoon removing apps one by one, but for […]