Windows 10 Ultimate Tweaks Download

This app will improve your Windows 10 experience and it’s completely free

By on August 28, 2015 at 3:55 PM.

This app will improve your Windows 10 experience and it’s completely free

It can be difficult to separate the successes of Windows 10 from its failures in regards to user privacy, but the latest operating system from Microsoft is one of its best yet. I’m constantly surprised by how few issues I’ve run into since upgrading to Windows 10, but despite its relative stability, there are still a few things I’d change if I had the ability to do so. More →

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Windows 10 Family Accounts Privacy Concerns

The latest Windows 10 privacy scare revolves around family accounts

By on August 27, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

The latest Windows 10 privacy scare revolves around family accounts

I’m not sure we’ve gone a week without a new story about Windows 10 invading our privacy, and this week is no exception. Earlier this week, The Independent noticed that Windows 10 will automatically send parents detailed logs of their childrens’ Internet activity by default if they open up a family account on the computer.

There’s no warning for either the children or the parents that this is happening, which raises some very serious questions about Microsoft’s right to decide what information parents have access to. More →

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Bing Easter Egg

Bing is hiding an awesome easter egg in its search results

By on August 26, 2015 at 6:55 PM.

Bing is hiding an awesome easter egg in its search results

For most people, Bing hasn’t yet come close to supplanting Google as their search engine of choice. But Microsoft’s Bing team, to its credit, keeps on plugging away, slowly but surely refining and improving their search results over time.

Bing is also getting a bit better at harnessing some of that search whimsy that Google has seemingly perfected over the course of many years. In the most recent example, there’s an awesome easter egg the Bing team has hidden in its search results that you might want to check out and play.

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Giveaway Gears of War Ultimate Edition Xbox One

We’re giving away a custom ‘Gears of War: Ultimate Edition’ Xbox One!

By on August 26, 2015 at 2:13 PM.

We’re giving away a custom ‘Gears of War: Ultimate Edition’ Xbox One!

In celebration of the release of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One, we’re teaming up with the Xbox team and Ultimate Edition developer The Coalition to give away a custom painted console you won’t find in stores. More →

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Windows 10 Tutorial

How to access Windows 10’s secret Start Menu

By on August 26, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

How to access Windows 10’s secret Start Menu

Did you just wake up from a month-long nap? News flash: Windows 10 is here! Microsoft’s hotly anticipated next-generation desktop and tablet operating system was released to the public nearly one month ago, and the response so far has been overwhelmingly positive. Sure there have been a few speed bumps on the road (here are 5 common problems people are having with Windows 10 and how to fix them) and sure the launch has had a scandal or two (Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do, but here’s how to stop it) but by and large, people love Windows 10… because it’s not Windows 8.

One of the most talked about new features in Windows 10 is the Start Menu, which is actually an old Windows feature that was sorely missed in Windows 8. But did you know that there’s a special “secret” Start Menu in Windows 10 that you’ve probably never even seen before? More →

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Surface Pro 4 Rumors Specs Size

Bigger Surface Pro: Microsoft is working on Retina MacBook and MacBook Pro killers

By on August 26, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Bigger Surface Pro: Microsoft is working on Retina MacBook and MacBook Pro killers

Microsoft is expected to hold a special October media event during which the company will supposedly unveil new hardware, including the new Surface Pro 4 laptop/notebook and high-end Lumia devices. While it’s not clear how many distinct Surface Pro 4 versions Microsoft will announce, a new report is saying the company is preparing to release tablet devices with screen sizes bigger than 11-inch, that would put the device of Apple’s Retina MacBook and MacBook Pro, and MacBook Airs. More →

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Windows 10 Product Key PC Upgrade

One more major Windows 10 hassle: Upgrading your computer might mess with your free Windows 10 activation

By on August 25, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

One more major Windows 10 hassle: Upgrading your computer might mess with your free Windows 10 activation

Windows 10 is one of the most praised, Microsoft products of the year, but the new operating system isn’t providing users with a hassle-free experience. Privacy concerns, upgrade bugs, massive data consumption, and future update worries are just of the few instances where Windows 10 has proven to be quite an annoying new OS. In case that’s not enough, there’s one more reason to worry about your free Windows 10 install, especially if you’re the kind of PC user who constantly upgrades his or her desktop. More →

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Office 2016 Windows Release Date

New report reveals Office 2016 for Windows release date

By on August 25, 2015 at 9:10 AM.

New report reveals Office 2016 for Windows release date

Office users waiting for the big 2016 update from Microsoft should be thrilled to hear the company may be gearing up for a September 22nd release for its new Office suite. The new Office 2016 software for Windows follows a similar version for Mac, which was released in July. More →

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Download Cortana on Android Public Beta

You can download Cortana for your Android device right now – here’s how

By on August 24, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

You can download Cortana for your Android device right now – here’s how

Back in May, Microsoft announced that its digital assistant Cortana would be expanding to platforms other than Windows in the future. It began with a closed beta on Android in July, and today, Microsoft has revealed that the beta is now open to the public, free to download on Google Play. More →

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Windows 10 Ban Torrent Downloads Privacy

Illegal torrent download sites ban Windows 10 over privacy worries

By on August 24, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

Illegal torrent download sites ban Windows 10 over privacy worries

Microsoft has a mini PR mess on its hands when it comes to Windows 10’s default privacy settings. Microsoft can and will collect all kinds of data from your Windows 10 computer, much of it without your explicit knowledge. However, the company is not quietly covering up these data collection features and is instead explaining to users why they’re in place while offering them measures to disable some of the spy tools. Recent reports have also uncovered a troubling provision in Microsoft’s terms of service that suggests the company may forcefully remove and/or prevent users from enjoying copyrighted content that has been downloaded illegally on machines running Windows 10 and counterfeit hardware.

Torrent sites that provide access to illegal digital content, including movies, TV shows, music, and games, are already worried about that particular revelation and at least three of them looking at banning users that have updated to Windows 10. More →

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Microsoft Windows 95 launch

Windows 95 is 20 years old – here’s a look back at its cheesy, over-the-top-launch

By on August 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

Windows 95 is 20 years old – here’s a look back at its cheesy, over-the-top-launch

20 years ago today, Microsoft launched Windows 95 and forever changed the way people across the world use computers. While Apple enthusiasts will be quick to tell you that many of the more well-received Windows 95 features had long been available on the Mac, the far-reaching impact of Windows 95 simply can’t be overstated. Because the Mac at the time had a rather insignificant marketshare, Windows 95, for many people, represented their first introduction to the world of modern computing.

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Windows 10 Software Updates

Microsoft won’t tell you what its Windows 10 updates do

By on August 22, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Microsoft won’t tell you what its Windows 10 updates do

The terms and conditions of Windows 10 give Microsoft the right to install system software updates whether users like it or not. While this approach certainly has some advantages from a security standpoint, there is something fundamentally jarring about being completely left in the dark about what type of updates your system is receiving.

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