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Windows 10: The best hidden features, tips, and tricks

Windows 10: The best hidden features, tips, and tricks Now that Windows 10 Anniversary Update is out and millions of people are running it, let’s take a look at some of the best hidden features, tips, and tricks in the operating system.And when I upgraded from Windows/286 to Windows 3.

Hands-on review: Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac

Hands-on review: Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac Applications such as Parallels Desktop 12 aim to make your life a whole lot easier by running Virtual Machines (VMs) within your Mac environment.With Parallels Desktop 12, there are so many hooks into the Mac ecosystem that make running Windows (and other VMs) work like a dream.

Best laptops for engineers and engineering students: When work requires a real workstation

Best laptops for engineers and engineering students: When work requires a real workstation Not every engineer will make the same compromises, but there are a few laptops that stand out for use by engineers, depending on their specific needs.This year we’ve also included a couple options aimed a little more towards Engineering students — who are usually on a more limited budget, and may also need something smaller and lighter.

Run Android apps on your Windows PC

Run Android apps on your Windows PC Well, fortunately, with a little leg work, you can run Android apps on a regular old Windows PC.It’s similar to the platform Google is using for running Android apps on Chrome, but without the Play Store.

With the ‘Get Windows 10’ campaign finally over, Microsoft begins cleaning up Windows 7, 8.1

With the ‘Get Windows 10’ campaign finally over, Microsoft begins cleaning up Windows 7, 8.1 For over a year, Microsoft’s “Get Windows 10” promotion was included as part of the updates served to Windows 7 and 8.As the year of free Windows 10 upgrades progressed, the number of people with an axe to grind grew.

Early impressions of Civilization VI are a mixed bag

Early impressions of Civilization VI are a mixed bag After a disappointing showing with 2014’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, Firaxis Games is returning to the classic Civ formula.In Civilization VI, you’ll pick a society to control, build a nation from scratch, and ultimately work towards world domination in one way or the other.

Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update may reset your ad preferences, other settings

Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update may reset your ad preferences, other settings Now, Microsoft has made changes to the Anniversary Update that may roll back some of your previously preferred settings, according to PC World.These problems may be rooted in Microsoft’s decision to fire most of its QA staff and require its own programmers to fill that role instead.

Windows 10 update traps some systems in a boot loop, Microsoft promises fix

Windows 10 update traps some systems in a boot loop, Microsoft promises fix Last week’s update for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition (KB3194496) has trapped some users in an unending reboot loop.We have seen new Windows 10 features appear more rapidly than previous iterations of the operating system.

Microsoft announces Windows version of Alcatel Idol 4S Android phone

Microsoft announces Windows version of Alcatel Idol 4S Android phone To prove it, Microsoft has gotten a mid-tier Android phone maker to create a Windows 10 version of its latest device.Starting next week, you’ll be able to get a Windows version of the Alcatel Idol 4S from T-Mobile in the US.

Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1

Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1 As of yesterday, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 or Windows 8.Technically, most versions of Windows 7 were pulled off the market two years ago, but Windows 7 Professional was still cleared for sale until October 31, as were all of the flavors of Windows 8.

Microsoft announces Windows-on-ARM partnership with Qualcomm, but done right this time

Microsoft announces Windows-on-ARM partnership with Qualcomm, but done right this time This week, Microsoft announced a new initiative with Qualcomm aimed at bringing full 32-bit Win32 compatibility to ARM devices running Windows 10 in 2017.Once Windows RT actually hit shelves, however, analyst goodwill vanished.

Microsoft fixes broken Windows 10 update that blocked Internet connectivity, broke DHCP

Microsoft fixes broken Windows 10 update that blocked Internet connectivity, broke DHCP Last week, Microsoft pushed an update to Windows 10 that broke DHCP and knocked some users offline until they rebooted their systems.The update is believed to have been part of cumulative update KB 3201845, which was released on December 9.

Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition Updates, Windows 10 Store Availability

Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition Updates, Windows 10 Store Availability Not only has the team at THQ Nordic been busy releasing significant updates to Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition in order to bring the remastered action RPG up to version 1.32, but they've also announced that Windows 10 owners can pick it up from the operating system's online store at the normal $19.

Microsoft finally admits that its malware-style Get Windows 10 upgrade campaign went too far

Microsoft finally admits that its malware-style Get Windows 10 upgrade campaign went too far First, it made Windows 10 free and available to anyone running Windows 7 or Windows 8.First Windows 10 became a “Recommended” download instead of an optional one.

Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available

Windows 10 free upgrades are still unofficially available Officially, Windows 10’s free upgrade period ended six months ago.Unofficially, anyone who still wants to upgrade off a valid Windows 7, 8, or 8.

Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017

Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017 Although, Microsoft says the public patches might not be enough to keep Windows 7 safe anyway.Markus Nitschke, the head of Windows at Microsoft Germany posted a rundown of the situation on Microsoft’s Technet site.

Now we know what Microsoft's upcoming 'Game Mode' for Windows 10 will do

Now we know what Microsoft's upcoming 'Game Mode' for Windows 10 will do A few weeks ago, sharp-eyed users spotted something new in a Windows 10 Insider Preview build — reference to a new “Game Mode.But a new investigation suggests the new feature won’t make much difference for the vast majority of Windows 10 gamers.

Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects

Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it specifically collects There’s some good news for privacy-minded individuals who haven’t been fond of Microsoft’s data collection policy with Windows 10.First, Microsoft has launched a new web-based privacy dashboard with the goal of giving people an easy, one-stop location for controlling how much data Microsoft collects.

Microsoft targets Chrome users with ads for personal shopping assistants in Windows 10

Microsoft targets Chrome users with ads for personal shopping assistants in Windows 10 Now, the extension has been bombarded with one-star reviews from unhappy users who are frustrated with the way Windows 10 “recommends” this particular product.The bigger problem Microsoft is facing is the Windows Store is supposed to be the future of application distribution and software purchases.