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Posted September 11, 2015 by

How to Remove Blemishes from Photos in Windows 10

Remove Blemishes using Windows 10 Photos

Do you have a picture that is great except for the glaring red zit on your face? Is there a thin telephone wire interrupting your otherwise perfect landscape snapshot? Both of these problems can be fixed using the retouch tool in the Windows 10 Photos app.

Posted September 10, 2015 by

How Do I Hide Notifications When Giving a Presentation in Windows 10?

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While app notifications are useful in many ways, there are times when their appearance on screen is not welcome. For example, if you are giving a presentation, incoming notifications may cause quite a distraction. If inappropriate, the content of the notifications may ruin your presentation and leave you struggling to fix an awkward situation. To […]

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Posted September 10, 2015 by

How to Fix Red Eye in Windows 10 Photos

How to Fix Red Eye with Windows 10 Photos App

Red eye is a common phenomenon in low light photography. When the flash is too close to the lens on your camera (which is often the case with phone and compact cameras), the camera will capture light reflecting off your retinas in a way that makes them look spooky red. Fortunately, the Windows 10 built-in Photos […]

Posted September 10, 2015 by

How Do I Prevent Windows 10 from Auto-Updating My Apps?

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By default, all apps downloaded from the Windows Store will be updated automatically if updates are available. This feature may seem useful at first because users do not have to do anything to keep their apps up-to-date. However, it can potentially download unwanted updates without the user’s consent. Similar to updates for mobile apps, updates […]

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Posted September 8, 2015 by

How to Add Blur & Vignette Effects with Windows 10 Photos

How to Use Selective Focus and Vignette in Windows 10 Photos

The Windows 10 Photos app comes with intuitive photo editing tools that make it easy to give your pictures an artistic flair. Two of my favorites are the Vignette and Selective focus effects. Vignette creates a black or white tinted edging to your photo that creates the effect of your image fading into the background without a definite […]

Posted September 8, 2015 by

How Do I Change the App Installation Location in Windows 10?


By default, all apps that are downloaded from the Windows Store will be installed to the C drive. This has been the case since Windows 8. However, in Windows 10, you are able to change the default location where apps will be installed and their data saved. Changing the installation location can be helpful when […]

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Posted September 7, 2015 by

How to Use Windows Magnifier

Windows 8 Magnifier

Do you find yourself constantly squinting at your computer screen or craning your neck to get a better look? This will put a considerable amount of strain on your neck and back that could cause permanent damage over time and give you more than your fair share of headaches in the short term. You have the […]

Posted September 6, 2015 by

How to Open Files Using Cortana

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Windows has had the ability to search for your files from the Start menu for quite some time now. This is handy, especially if you do not remember where you saved a file. Windows 10 has incorporated the search functionality into Cortana, meaning that you now have the ability to perform file searches using voice […]

Posted September 5, 2015 by

Windows 10: Use ALT + TAB to Switch Between Apps on All Desktops

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One of the neat features in Windows 10 is that you can create virtual desktops to group related apps together. When taking advantage of the Virtual Desktop feature, you greatly increase your productivity level by keeping all work-related apps in one desktop and all other apps (e.g., entertainment apps) in another. However, one drawback of […]

Posted September 4, 2015 by

How Do I Resize Application Tiles in Windows 10?

Windows 10 - Resize App Icon on Start Menu

Along with the Windows 10 Start button comes an improved Start menu. The classic feel of the Start menu has been retained and sprinkled with a modern look from the application tiles on the right side of the interface. By default, some application tiles are larger than others to give emphasis to those applications that […]

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