Tag Archives: 10’s

Microsoft teases Windows 10’s sleek new look for the future

Microsoft’s planning a sleek visual refresh for Windows 10, and the company quietly teased its first official glimpse of what’s coming in the future during the Windows Developer Day keynote on Wednesday. There aren’t many details being shared about “Project Neon” right now—as the refresh was called in earlier leaks—but the new visual look will focus on animations and transitions. The ... Read More »

Windows 10’s Cortana adds Suggested Reminders to help you keep your promises

PCWorld | FEB 9, 2017 8:00 AM PT Credit: Microsoft MORE LIKE THIS Meet Cortana: The ultimate guide to Windows 10’s helpful digital assistant 4 ways to get things done faster with Cortana Windows 10’s Cortana now makes it easy to list who’s naughty or nice VIDEO 3 Ways to Speed Up Windows 10 Windows 10’s Cortana is already a ... Read More »

Windows 10’s Creators Update bug bash begins, signalling an end to new feature releases

On Friday, Microsoft announced the launch of its “bug bash” for the Windows 10 Creators Update, a sign that it’s beginning to slowly wind down its development process before it finally releases the next major version of Windows. Historically, Microsoft begins each iteration of its milestone Windows 10 releases by fixing a few last-minute bugs from the previous version. It ... Read More »

How Windows 10’s data collection trades your privacy for Microsoft’s security

Windows 10’s aggressive data-collection capabilities may concern users about corporate spying, but enterprises have control that consumer-edition Windows users do not: Administrators can decide how much information gets sent back to Microsoft. But enterprises need to think twice before turning off Windows telemetry to increase corporate privacy. That’s because doing so can decrease the effectiveness of Windows 10’s security features. ... Read More »

HTC Bolt dashes to Sprint: a 5.5″ phone with HTC 10’s design, IP57

The rumor mill built up a good deal of hype for the HTC Bolt – an un-Googled Pixel XL with extra stuff like waterproofing and fancy new headphones, what’s not to love? HTC and Sprint (which has exclusivity on the phone in the US) even roped in famous sprinter Usain Bolt for the promotion of the phone. The HTC Bolt ... Read More »

How to use Windows 10’s Active Hours to prevent surprise update installs

If you want to feel totally assured that Windows 10 won’t restart your computer and install updates while you’re busy working, you’ll be pleased to know about the Active Hours feature that Microsoft has added in the Anniversary Update (rolling out on Tuesday, August 2). Mind you, Windows 10 is already pretty good about understanding when your PC is in use, so ... Read More »

Microsoft: Windows 10’s free upgrade absolutely, positively ends today

Conspiracy theorists have always said that Microsoft will suddenly decide to extend its free upgrade period for Windows 10, perhaps indefinitely. Nope. When the Windows 10 upgrade expires tonight, it’s over. Just to make sure, we reached out to Microsoft this afternoon to confirm that no surprises were coming our way tomorrow, nor when the Anniversary Update rolled out on ... Read More »

Try deep linking, a powerful way to customize Windows 10’s Start menu

You haven’t customized the bejesus out of Windows 10’s Start menu unless you’ve done deep linking. Sure, you’ve rearranged the left side of Windows 10’s Start menu, gotten your tiles just the way you like them on the right, and even added some website shortcuts to the mix. But with deep linking you can pin specific pages from within a Windows Store app ... Read More »