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Posted August 24, 2015 by

Windows 10: Download Maps for Offline Use

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Windows 10 comes with a Maps app that is super handy when you want to search for places and directions quickly. However, it requires an active internet connection to work properly. Luckily, you can still use it without a connection by downloading offline map data. Here is how to do it.

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Posted August 23, 2015 by

How to Get eBooks from Your Library

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I am a huge fan of eBooks from my public library. Most public libraries now have sizable eBook offerings, and the number of digital titles is increasing every day. Here is the lowdown on how to check out eBooks from your library and download them to your device using the free OverDrive app.

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Posted August 23, 2015 by

How to Control Windows 10 with your Voice

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Cortana is the new voice-activated personal assistant for Windows 10. Those of you familiar with Apple’s Siri and Google Now will be familiar with this concept. You can ask Cortana when the next Star Wars movie comes out or what tomorrow’s weather forecast will be or to open an app or file for you. If you ask her, Cortana will even tell you jokes. Read on to find how to set up and use this feature.

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Posted August 22, 2015 by

How to Manage Windows 10 Reminders

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If you already know how to set reminders for Windows 10, you are ready to learn how to manage them. This article will explain the difference between deleting reminders and marking them as complete before they go off. It also explains how to do a work-around to edit your reminders and how to view a history of your completed reminders.

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Posted August 21, 2015 by

Windows 10: Multitasking with Snap

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Those of you familiar with Windows 7 and 8 have probably witnessed the organizational wonder that is windows snapping. For those of you new to the concept, you will be pleased to discover that Windows allows you to grab an open application or window and “snap” it to a predefined area. Previously, you could snap windows to take up half of your screen so that you could see two windows side by side. Windows 10 further breaks your screen into four quadrants to which you can snap your windows. Once you pick up on this simple trick, you will wonder how you survived without it.

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Posted August 21, 2015 by

Windows 10: Change or Add Another Language

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If you ever want to change the display language of Windows 10 or want to add additional languages to use in documents, the steps in this tutorial will help you.

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Posted August 20, 2015 by

How to Set Reminders on Your Windows 10 Desktop

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Reminders are a prime example of technology doing what it is supposed to do: make our lives easier. If it were not for reminders, my trash would never make it to the curb. You can use reminders to make sure you never forget to pick up your kids from soccer practice or to remind you to pick up flowers on your anniversary. The options are endless.

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Posted August 20, 2015 by

Windows 10: How to Change the Default Web Browser

Windows 10 How to Change Default Browser

Windows 10 comes with Microsoft Edge as the default web browser. This means that web pages opened using Cortana or the Start menu will open in Edge. Edge is an interesting new take on the internet browser. (Check out How to Annotate Web Pages or Sharing with Edge for starters.) However, Edge is a new browser that does not yet support the extensions that some web users find invaluable, and it may have the occasional bug. You still have the option to stick with a browser that is more familiar to you if Edge does not sound like a good match.

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Posted August 19, 2015 by

How Do I Reset Windows 10 to Its Default Settings?

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If your Windows 10 machine is not running well and you cannot find the root of the problem, resetting the system to its default state may help. Here is how to do it using the built-in feature of Windows 10.

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Posted August 18, 2015 by

Windows 10: Disable Background Apps to Conserve Power

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By default in Windows 10, many pre-installed apps are given the privilege to run in the background. This ability enables apps to stay up-to-date and post notifications on-screen even when you are not using them. While this feature makes apps more useful since they can give you timely notifications, not all apps make good use of it. Furthermore, there may be apps that you rarely use, but they are still be able to run in the background all the time. Leaving unnecessary apps running in the background will not only consume more device resources, but it will also drain the battery faster. Luckily, it is possible to disable background mode for those apps. Here is how to do it.

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