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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?

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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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Posted September 4, 2015 by

How to Rotate & Crop Photos in Windows 10

Windows Photos Cropping

Rotating and cropping photos are probably the most common fixes that the everyday photographer makes. Cropping has become more and more necessary with phone cameras and social media sharing. Pictures taken with a phone camera need to be cropped to traditional aspect ratios if they are going to be printed and framed. Pictures used on Instagram and other […]

Posted September 3, 2015 by

How to Save Favorite Places in Windows 10 Maps

How to Save Favorite Places Windows 10 Maps

Windows 10 comes with a Maps app that, like all of the new Universal Apps, works on all Windows devices such as PCs, phones, and tablets. To get the most out of Maps, you should save places you frequently visit to your Favorites list so that you can quickly find directions and commute times to and from […]

Posted September 2, 2015 by

Windows 10: Get Updates from Other Sources

Windows 10 - Get Updates from other Sources

Windows 10 offers updates through multiple sources. Aside from the usual download over the internet from Microsoft’s official servers, Windows 10 now allows you to get updates from other sources such as PCs on the internet and computers on your local connection. This is a good news especially for those who own multiple units. Now, […]

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Posted September 2, 2015 by

How to Use Windows 10 Touchpad Gestures

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Laptops today are designed to be used on the go, which frequently means that users are not in a position to use a mouse. Many PC touchpads are not good for anything except moving your cursor around. However, Windows has made significant software improvements for laptop touchpads so that they now rival those of MacBooks (assuming that […]