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Posted September 1, 2015 by

Windows 10: Enable and Disable Live Tiles on the Start Menu

Windows 10 - Turn On and Turn Off Live Tiles

The Start menu on Windows 10 has integrated live tiles into its main interface. Live tiles allow you to get a sneak peak of an application without actually opening it. Some live tiles update regularly to provide you with the latest news or information from the app. For example, the Sports tile will switch between […]

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Posted September 1, 2015 by

How to Schedule Windows 10 Updates

How to Schedule Windows 10 Updates

We need Windows updates to keep our computers running smoothly. However, when your computer decides that it needs to update RIGHT NOW and throws you off your groove while it reboots, the updates are annoying. Windows 10 updates and the accompanying restarts are mandatory, but Microsoft tries to make the whole process as painless as possible. […]

Posted September 1, 2015 by

Windows 10: Use Multiple Virtual Desktops

Activate Multiple Virtual Desktops on Windows 10

Microsoft has upped the ante for multi-tasking on Windows 10. For one, you can open and view multiple windows on your computer monitor by using Snap. Aside from Snap, Windows 10 has made it easier for users to use virtual desktops. With virtual desktops, you can use multiple desktops, on the same machine, at the […]

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Posted August 31, 2015 by

Windows 10 Start Menu: How to Pin and Unpin Application Icons

Windows 10 Start Menu - How to Pin and Unpin Application Icons

Windows 10 has returned the Start button to its original place: the lower-left part of the screen. Aside from the familiar feel of the Start menu, Microsoft has fused live tiles into the feature, giving it both a classic and fresh look. The live tiles can be personalized based on your preference. You can add […]

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Posted August 29, 2015 by

Windows 10: How to Make Icons Bigger

How to Make Icons Bigger

Do you find yourself squinting at your computer while trying to find that elusive icon on your desktop? This is bad for your eyes, leads to ergonomic problems from bad posture, and can cause tension headaches. Finding your applications should not make your work harder. Make life easier for yourself and increase the size of […]

Posted August 28, 2015 by

Windows 10: How to Make Your Laptop Battery Last Longer

How to Make Your Battery Last Windows 10

Bringing a laptop with you is pointless if the battery will not last the whole workday and if you do not have a place to charge it. Even when you are plugged into your charger, using more power translates into higher electric bills. Here are some settings you can tweak in Windows 10 to make your […]

Posted August 27, 2015 by

Windows 10: Change Action Center Quick Actions

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Not only does the Action Center display all of your recent app notifications, but it also contains a set of quick action tiles that lets you trigger frequently used features faster. By default, the actions are chosen based on your system hardware and available features. If you think the chosen ones are not very useful […]

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Posted August 26, 2015 by

Windows 10: Pin a Settings Shortcut to the Start Menu

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If you often visit one particular section inside the Settings app in Windows 10, you may want to create a shortcut for it and pin it to the Start menu for easier access. You can pin a whole section from Settings and even sub-sections to the Start menu like any other app. Here is how […]

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Posted August 25, 2015 by

Windows 10: Change the Password or PIN Code for Your Account

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If you think the password for your Windows account has been compromised, follow the steps in this tutorial to change it.

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Posted August 24, 2015 by

Windows 10: Switch from an Online Account to a Local Account

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When you set up Windows 10 for the first time, the system will ask you to create a new Microsoft account or sign in to an existing one. This account allows you to sync and share personal data across multiple devices easily. However, setting up an account can be risky, especially if someone gains unauthorized […]

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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 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 […]