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.

6 cool Windows 10 updates coming your way

6 cool Windows 10 updates coming your way

Windows 10 is back again with more features for you to play with. With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, changes to Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and many more are coming your way. What are these changes? How will they be useful to you? While we are uncertain if Windows users will be foaming at the mouth at all of these new features, we can expect that these updates will make your devices easier to manage.

Windows 10 the way you like it

Windows 10 the way you like it

The new Windows 10 interface looks pretty good and quite intuitive but something is missing – your signature style. The cool thing about Windows 10 is that it gives you the ability to customize your device any way you like. So if you’re tired of seeing a blue color theme or if you’re the sort of person that absolutely hates that notification sound, there are a couple of ways to customize your desktop.

Tips to speed up your Windows 10 computer

Tips to speed up your Windows 10 computer

If you’ve finally made the upgrade to Windows 10, you may be disappointed that it’s running slower than expected. You may wonder, what’s the cause of this? Well, thankfully there are a few typical culprits, and solutions to fix them. Here are four steps you can take to significantly speed up your Windows 10 OS.

Prevent programs from launching at startup

Windows loads several programs at startup so they’re quickly available.

Protect your privacy on Windows 10

Protect your privacy on Windows 10

Privacy is becoming a luxury that few can afford to be without. However, private information can be easily compromised by hackers, scorned lovers and even operating systems themselves. Rumors run rampant concerning the data collection Windows 10 subjects its users to, so don’t wait to secure your business information.

Finding your apps on the Start Screen

windows_Dec18_BWith the update to Windows 8.1 offering users the ability to boot directly into Desktop mode, the Start Screen has gone largely unused by many business users. However, you will still have to use it eventually, and some users have found that the tile-based layout of the Start Screen does offer some benefits.

6 taskbar tips for Windows

Windows_Sep22_BWindows 8 and 8.1 are increasingly becoming more popular, with many businesses switching over to the newer system. Often, when Windows 8 is used the office it is switched over to the desktop mode which includes the popular taskbar. Did you know that you can actually change the settings related to this?

1. Add or remove programs from your taskbar

By default, there are usually two icons on your taskbar: Internet Explorer and File Explorer.

Windows 8 tip: How to find a file's size

Windows_March14_BWhen it comes to computers, one of the main components is the operating system (OS). It allows users to communicate with the computer in a way that we can understand. Arguably the most popular OS is Microsoft’s Windows. Windows 8 was released last year and brought with it a drastic change to the Windows environment.