Perhaps you’re one of the thousands of Windows 8 users who rejoiced in the return of the Start Menu, the improved multitasking feature, and a more prominent Cortana display in Windows 10. But there are more key functions in Windows 10 you probably didn’t know about.
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.
Ransomware attacks are in the headlines again, and thankfully, business owners are becoming more aware of the malicious software’s damaging effects. Companies realize that without safe and reliable data backup, important business information can fall into the wrong hands.
People who use OneNote for Windows are in for a surprise. The desktop version of the app will be phased out in favor of the UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app included with Office 365 and Microsoft Office 2019.
Microsoft’s OneNote desktop application is nearing the end of its journey, as the software giant will stop developing the product line past the 2016 edition.
Always consider freeing up more space on your computer. On Windows 10 devices, it’s almost inevitable that storage will quickly run low as the total file size of photos, videos, and music continues to increase. Still, there are easy ways to maximize your disk space so you don’t have to purchase a new drive unless truly needed.
Earlier this month, the World Wide Web Consortium, announced plans to begin allowing users to log into online accounts with fingerprints, facial scans, and voice recognition. This will not only boost security, but also make account management much simpler.
Windows updates are notorious for taking too long to install and providing few tangible benefits. But Microsoft aims to make amends with the forthcoming Spring Creators Update, which takes half as long to set up and introduces several new features. Brush up on what’s coming so you can take full advantage of the update on Day 1.
Replacing the Task Viewer icon that sits along the Windows taskbar, Timeline lets users view their desktop’s activity history.
If you feel like Windows 10 should improve its accessibility features, you’re in luck. Microsoft is introducing major upgrades on its OS’s display and audio features with significant tweaks on its Ease of Access, Narrator, and related settings.
Better Ease of Access settings
Some users rarely tinker with their computer’s accessibility settings because they’re difficult to locate and adjust.
With fast performance, regular updates, and a helpful digital assistant, Windows 10 is a must-have operating system (OS) for both individual consumers and entire businesses. But before you purchase it, you’ll have to decide between Windows 10 Home, Pro, and 10 S. So which one is right for you?
Windows 10 Home
This version, as you may have guessed, is designed for home and personal use.
With Cortana following you around — from spamming helpful suggestions based on what you’re typing to displaying extremely precise and personalized ads based on your online search — Windows 10 can often feel intrusive. Here are a few tips you can follow to leave Microsoft’s watchful eye behind.