Windows 10: tailoring your notifications

Windows 10: tailoring your notifications

Regardless of the app, platform, or operating system, digital notifications are a tricky business. Our devices are overcrowded with software of varying importance, and without proper customization the stream of information can become overwhelming. Thankfully, Windows 10’s action center is built atop a solid foundation — it just needs a bit of help.

Ransomware appears as fake Windows Update

Ransomware appears as fake Windows Update

Unlike those who attend Hogwarts, magicians rely mainly on subtle sleight of hand to convince others that they managed to make coins disappear into thin air. The same concept applies to ransomware. How can it complete its mission in a suit labeled with the word “Villain”? Nowadays, ransomware fashions various disguises that render it undetectable.

Windows gets desktop Android notifications

Windows gets desktop Android notifications

Smartphones aren’t even ten years old, and they’re already one of the most essential pieces of our daily routines.In many ways they’ve actually surpassed desktop computers in their ability to keep us connected 24 hours a day. But they’re still a separate device, and that means awkward transitions when you get notifications while working on your PC. Those annoying interruptions were the impetus for Microsoft to introduce a new method for syncing Android notifications to your Windows 10 machine.

Enhance Windows 10 with these 7 features

Enhance Windows 10 with these 7 features

In today’s modern age, being great simply isn’t enough. With enhanced efficiency, appealing aesthetics, and unparalleled user-friendliness, Windows 10 goes the extra mile to be the best. The new update boasts nifty tips and tricks that help users up their tech game in no time.

Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Quick reminder that the well publicized Windows 10 free upgrade program from Microsoft is set to expire on July 29, 2016. If you haven't upgraded to it yet, you probably don't need to upgrade. When you buy your next PC it will likely be pre-configured with Windows 10.

As always, if you plan to upgrade you need to be sure that all of your applications and peripheral devices are compatible with the new Operating System before upgrading.

Bloatware elimination in two simple clicks

Bloatware elimination in two simple clicks

If the name wasn’t clear enough, ‘bloatware’ is unnecessary manufacturer software that comes preloaded on new hardware. Just about no one likes it, and now Microsoft is giving us a tool to trim the fat. It may seem like small potatoes to anyone who hasn’t spent an afternoon removing apps one by one, but for the rest of us it’s a welcome blessing.

Microsoft is hanging up on Windows Phone

Microsoft is hanging up on Windows Phone

For the past couple of years, Microsoft’s smartphones have been struggling to keep up with Android and Apple devices. Although Microsoft sells their handsets at lower price points and are constantly trying to improve user experience, the Windows Phone just isn’t cutting it in the consumer market.

Web-based Microsoft Office with security

Web-based Microsoft Office with security

SMBs see a lot of benefits to utilizing browser-based software, but generally avoid implementation for privacy and security concerns. Microsoft has finally addressed these issues by allowing businesses to host Microsoft Office locally. Popular pieces of software that usually take up a lot of space can now be securely accessed through a private cloud.

Will Microsoft’s new app strategy work?

Will Microsoft’s new app strategy work?

Apps. We need them for entertainment, organization and for work. In the 21st century, more businesses need more apps to stay ahead of the competition. And as iOS and Android phones continue to dominate the market with popular apps, the lack of services available for Windows phones put Microsoft in a tough spot.