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Top Cortana Exec Out at Microsoft as Internal Shakeup Continues

The next VP to leave Microsoft is the current head of Cortana, Javier Soltero, according to multiple reports. The departure is part of an ongoing internal shakeup at Microsoft that has seen execs including 20-year vet Terry Myerson leave the company. Read More >>

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5 Simple Windows Security Tips You’ve Got No Excuse to Ignore

Computer security doesn’t really have to be hard. Some of the smallest, simplest measures can be the most effective in keeping your devices secure — they won’t take long, they’re easy to do, and you don’t really have any excuse for not doing them. Read More >>

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Lenovo’s Dual-Screen Yoga Book Is Painfully Close to a Breakthrough

Laptops haven’t changed much since 2012. Sure, they’re a bit sleeker, more powerful, and have slightly better battery lives. But after Microsoft conjured up the original Surface with its kickstand and detachable keyboard in 2012, it’s largely been five plus years of iterative improvements. That doesn’t mean companies aren’t trying though, because if you’ve been paying to systems like Apple’s MacBook Pro with Touch Bar or Asus’ ZenBook Pro 15 with Screenpad, all these companies are working towards the same thing: a dual-screen laptop. But even when considering Apple and Asus’ efforts, the company that’s currently the closest to achieving this is Lenovo, and with the new Yoga Book C930, it feels like Lenovo is so close to a breakthrough. Read More >>

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11 Free Apps for Fixing Annoying Problems on Windows 10 and macOS

No matter how careful you are, problems tend to crop up on Windows and macOS anyway—from little annoyances you can’t get rid of to full-blown system-wide issues that make it hard to use your computer normally. We’ve got some good news for you though: You can find plenty of free apps to help at least ameliorate some of the problems, if not outright fix them. Read More >>

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Razer Makes Laptops in White Now

You never realise how attached to a laptop’s colour a brand is until you see it in a new shade. Razer’s known for black and green fingerprint magnets, so it’s a bit of a (pleasant) surprise to learn that the company has a new white laptop you can potentially use without showcasing your affection for games next time you are at the library/meeting/coffee house full of Macs. Read More >>

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Microsoft Says It’s Fixed That Windows 10 October Update Bug That Mass-Deleted Entire Directories

Over the weekend, Microsoft pulled the latest update build of Windows 10 (version 1809) after a bug that flew past its Feedback Hub without the company’s notice resulted in mass file deletion for some users. Now, the company’s director of program management for Windows servicing and delivery, John Cable, says that the bug has been resolved. Read More >>

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Microsoft Delays Latest Version of Windows 10 After Reports of Mass File Deletion

Microsoft has temporarily halted the rollout of its October 2018 update for Windows 10 (version 1809), writing in a page dedicated to the update that it would “investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating.” Read More >>

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How to Roll Back Changes (and Undo Your Mistakes) in Any App

Mistakes happen – one misplaced key press and suddenly your 10,000 word essay has been reduced to a blinking cursor. Don’t panic though: Whether you need to undo a single action or roll back a whole week’s worth of misguided edits to the work presentation you’re preparing, here’s how to save the day in any popular application. Read More >>

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7 Ways to Get Your Computer Screen Up on Your TV

You’ve got friends coming round to watch a movie, or you need your family to watch this one really great Youtube video. Maybe you’ve just got a slideshow of photos to show off. Whatever the reason you’d rather put your computer’s screen on the TV than have everyone huddle around your laptop. Read More >>

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The Stress-Free Guide to Upgrading to a New Computer

You’ve had all the slowdowns and crashes and bugs you can take — it’s time to upgrade your computer. While the thought of shopping around for new components or a whole new machine might fill you with dread and foreboding, it doesn’t have to be a stressful process, and this guide will serve as your one-stop shop for all the information you need to have on hand. Read More >>

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7 Tasks Chromebooks Still Can’t Do As Well As Macs or PCs

Chromebooks are cheap, compact, lightweight, versatile, and durable — so you should definitely pick one up for your next laptop, right? Not so fast, potential portable computer buyer, because there are still a number of areas where Windows and macOS have a distinct advantage, and we’re going to go through them here. Read More >>

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Watch a Guy Build a Brand New, Completely Obsolete Gaming PC With 20-Year-Old Parts

On June 25, 1998, Microsoft released Windows 98. It didn’t come out with quite as much fanfare as Windows 95 did, so to commemorate the OS’ 20th anniversary, YouTuber Shelby Jueden built a gaming PC using brand new, in the box, 20-year old components, as well as an unused copy of Windows 98. Read More >>

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How to Make Your iPhone Play Nice With Your Windows PC

If you’ve spent any time around Apple products, you know that “compatibility with hardware made by rival manufacturers” isn’t high up on the company’s priority list. But using your iPhone with a Windows PC can be a smoother experience than you might think. Read More >>

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How to Transfer Data Between Two Computers Without Losing Anything

If you’ve treated yourself to a shiny new computer then the excitement might be tempered somewhat by the thought of having to shift all your files and programs over to the new machine. With the right tools and know-how though, this doesn’t have to be a chore—here’s how to get it done quickly. Read More >>

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20 Slick Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Windows Machine Organised

You probably spend more time than you realise copying, moving, renaming, and otherwise organising files on your Windows hard drive—so knowing how to do all of this faster and smarter can claw back a serious amount of time. Here are 20 of our favourite hacks and tricks for mastering File Explorer and file management in Windows. Read More >>