These are the most awful Windows 8 problems that are fixed in Windows 10
Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system is finally here to help us forget the past and pretend Windows 8 never happened...
Microsoft Edge, the brand-new browser shipping with Windows 10, is by far one of the most important features of the new operating system right alongside the real revival of the Start menu button and the integration of the Cortana voice assistant into the OS. Microsoft execs recently talked to Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff about the beginnings of Edge, and how the new browser came to be. More →
If you have a busy week full of work and errands planned, we’re so sorry to have to do this to you. There are priorities in life though, and making sure you binge-watch the great content about to be removed from Netflix is somewhere near the top of the list.
Content comes and goes each month on Netflix, and much of it goes unnoticed. If you want to catch some great movies and TV shows before they expire in August, however, you’ll want to make sure you take notice of the list below. More →
Windows 10 is finally here, and though not shrouded in the same type of pomp and circumstance that surrounded the launch of, say, Windows 95, it’s still a significant update worth checking out. Not only is Windows 10 available as a free update to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, but the new OS from Microsoft comes with a bevy of interesting new features that are certainly worth exploring.
At the same time, and as with any new OS release, there are a few wrinkles to be ironed out and new privacy issues worth noting. While most of the privacy issues associated with Windows 10 can be alleviated with a simple adjustment of one’s settings, there are still a few issues worth highlighting before you start using Windows 10 as your everyday OS.
Google can get away with being creepy in many cases because it’s just so useful. Case in point: Google this week unveiled a new search feature that will let you know whether the store or restaurant you want to visit is likely to be crowded at a given time and can even break down a place’s popularity on different days of the week. How does Google know all this about individual locations? We have no idea, but this is nonetheless an extremely useful new feature. More →
There are plenty of legal ways of becoming a millionaire, but you probably won’t be able to do it overnight. However, if you’re determined to reach that particular milestone, there is a way to save $1 million by 65, assuming you’re willing to adopt a strict savings plan. More →
Congratulations, dear reader. You followed our instructions to skip the queue and install Windows 10 without waiting, and now you won’t have to live another minute with Windows 8. As familiar as Windows 10 is though, there will still be a period of adjustment while you check out Microsoft’s new features and learn how to get the most out of them.
Among Windows 10’s best new features — which we listed earlier on Wednesday — the triumphant return of the Start Menu is unquestionably ranked near the top. It has definitely evolved from the Start Menu of old, however, so let’s take a look at how to use all of its most important new features. More →
What do you do once the Olympic Games have long departed your town and you’re left with a bunch of structures conceived specifically for that event? Well if you’re the city of London and you have the insanely tall ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower left in North-East London, you come up with the best idea you can imagine: Put the highest, longest slide in the world on it and wait for a flood of tourists to line up for the ride of their lives. More →
In case you missed it, a dentist from Minnesota has generated an unfathomable amount of criticism after it was revealed that he flew to Zimbabwe and spent $55,000 to kill a lion. While the dentist in question, one Walter Palmer, claims that he went about the killing legally — which is to say his tour guides secured the proper permits — it turns out that the lion he shot was a beloved beast named Cecil. It’s also been suggested that the permits secured may not have been above board. What’s more, Palmer has also been criticized for luring Cecil off of a wildlife preserve with the smell of a dead carcass, a practice that is largely illegal even in areas where big game hunting is allowed.
When word of Cecil’s killing spread, Palmer was expectedly the target of the Internet’s collective wrath. Even Jimmy Kimmel chimed in on the story during his Tuesday night broadcast. Also targeted in the wake of Cecil’s killing was Palmer’s dentistry practice where users have taken to Yelp and have bombarded the site with negative, and at times, hilarious reviews.
Below are a few of the funnier ones we’ve seen.
The incredibly long time it takes for many Android phones to receive software updates is something that has driven users crazy for years now. Longtime Android fanboy Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai recently reached a breaking point with Android after news broke this week about a massive flaw in the platform that lets hackers compromise Android devices simply by sending them either an MMS message or a multimedia file. In particular, Franceschi-Bicchierai was enraged that it would take so long for his phone to get a necessary patch, if it ever got it at all. More →
Windows 10 hasn’t even been out for a day yet, but it already seems like the sour taste left in our mouths by Windows 8 is fading. It’ll be a while before it’s completely gone, but there is absolutely no question that Windows 10 is a huge step in the right direction.
There are a number of great new features in Windows 10, and we covered five of the best ones in a recent article. Now, it’s time to take a look at five of the most awful, annoying, horrible problems from Windows 8 and see how Microsoft fixed them in its new operating system. More →
The Lexus Slide hoverboard shown off in a teaser ad not long ago turned plenty of heads. It was meant to be more of a publicity stunt than a real product, at least according to what Lexus said, but the hoverboard is actually real and it’s coming sooner than you think.
But don’t get too excited about it just yet. More →