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How to block ads in Windows

January 10, 2018

Via: PC Advisor

Windows 10 is a fantastic operating system with many useful features; however one of the larger changes that we’ve seen over the past few updates has been the increase in the advertising seen in the menus and home screens. In […]


Operating systems, Windows

The joys of Windows Server’s group policies

January 9, 2018

Via: InfoWorld

When Microsoft introduced group policy objects (GPOs) along with Windows Server 2000 nearly 17 years ago, they were an exciting new approach to managing user and system permissions. Today, they’re simply part of the administrative woodwork, and as a result, […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 face recognition login can be bypassed using a photo

January 4, 2018

Via: The Inquirer

OLDER VERSIONS OF WINDOWS 10 will allow hackers to bypass the Windows Hello facial recognition login feature using a simple photograph of the user. That’s according to German security outfit Syss, who discovered the flaw in Windows 10 PCs running […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 preview build comes with helpful Timeline and Sets features

January 3, 2018

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft has rolled out its new Windows 10 build for Insiders in the Fast ring, bringing several improvements and new features, including Timeline and Sets, to the company’s operating system. Timeline, you may remember, was supposed to arrive in the […]


Operating systems, Windows

The new UI: Developing for wheel and voice in Windows 10

January 2, 2018

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft has long been a driver of alternate user interaction models on the PC; its first mouse shipped back in 1983, two years before Windows appeared and a year before the Apple Macintosh made the mouse mainstream. Then came the […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft details more privacy tweaks coming in next Windows 10 update

December 8, 2017

Via: The Inquirer

WITH JUST over a month until the release of Windows 10’s third major update, the company has revealed some more tweaks to privacy settings as it continues its quest to appease the public. The Autumn Creators Update will start to roll […]


Operating systems, Software Security, Windows

Microsoft patches Windows zero-day being used to spread FinSpy spyware

September 13, 2017

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT HAS UNLEASHED its September Patch Tuesday bug fix bonanza, patching 82 flaws in total. Among the 82 fixes, 26 of which have been rated ‘critical’, includes a patch for an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability tied to Microsoft’s .NET framework. Security outfit […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s free Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro upgrade offer extended by three months

September 7, 2017

Via: TechSpot

When Microsoft launched Windows 10 S – its stripped-down version of Windows – earlier this year, it assured people that anyone buying a device with the OS could upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free until the end of 2017. […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to get Windows 10 for free

August 31, 2017

Via: PC Advisor

While the generous offer from Microsoft of a free copy of Windows 10 for anyone who wants to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 has now expired, it’s still possible to make the transition without spending £120 on the Microsoft […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to factory reset a Windows PC, laptop or tablet

August 29, 2017

Via: PC Advisor

Restoring your computer or tablet to the state it came out of the factory can be handy for a number of different reasons. Perhaps you’re having problems with performance, it’s picked up a virus, or you simply want to sell it […]