TIPS AND TRICKS

Yes, Windows 10 is here.

If you did not download it when it was free to July 30, 2016, you can still get it for $119.00. Sure, you have heard this all before, but just to review:

…and can you believe there are already upgrades in the works?


Get Windows 10 NOW because:
  1. Windows 10 is the most popular Windows version ever. Once you get used to it, it really is better.
  2. Microsoft is stopping support for XP, 7, and 8 so you will no longer get security updates.
  3. The new start-up menu with pretty tiles is nifty or you can go back to the old list menu if you want.
  4. Turbo-charged gaming capacity.
  5. Lots of different desk-top options.
  6. Open 4 different windows, and see them all at the same time.
  7. …And many more special treats, once you get into it…
Have you found yourself with the new Windows-10 version and can’t get it to work with your old apps and hardware? This is a common problem. Call us and let’s see if I can talk you through the problem… Mr. C.



Here are some improvements (over Windows 8.1) offered in Windows 10:
  • Customizable Start experience.
  • Refreshed icons and graphics.
  • Integration with Microsoft's digital assistant - Cortana, can be used for finding and retrieving information on the Internet and your PC, such as files. You can also use it to control applications such as the Music Player and prepare an email message or track a package.
  • Task View for managing applications using multiple desktops.
  • Modern apps can now be windowed and behave just like desktop apps.
  • Notification Center for centralized management of notifications and quick access to PC settings.
  • Universal applications that work not only on your Windows 10 PC, but also your mobile phone running Windows 10 and also XBOX One.
  • XBOX App for Streaming of live games to a PC or Tablet.
  • Touch optimized Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and PowerPoint). Providing the power of Office on devices with touch support. Users can edit, prepare documents, spreadsheets and presentations with full document fidelity regardless of device.
  • Continuum Mode - if you own a 2 in 1 form factor that works both as a laptop and tablet, you can easily let Windows 10 decide the best environment for you. Once detached into Tablet mode for instance, you can work in a more touch optimized user interface. Users will also be able to remotely use Windows 10 Mobile apps on their Windows PCs.
  • Microsoft Edge - Windows 10 will include a next generation web browser called Edge that support advances in Windows 10 such as Cortana for finding information on the web, Annotation, PDF support, superior reading experience.
  • Music and playlist integration in OneDrive.
  • Unified messaging using Skype Integration.
  • Windows Hello and Passport for personalized authentication without the use of passwords.
  • Device Guard for protecting devices against malicious applications.
  • Support for media formats such as FLAC and MKV.

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