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Microsoft started pushing #Windows10 as Recommended Update

Microsoft now stepped one step forward to push Windows 10 to a major set of devices who are still using Windows 7 or Windows 8.x by marking the OS as “Recommended Update”. It’s still your decision whether to opt-in or opt-out. If you opt-in, you will of course get it as free.

 

It is still a right time to upgrade to Windows 10, but not mandatory. To know more about it and the upgrade process, continue reading this post.



How to copy selected text from SMS message in #Windows 10 mobile?

Microsoft recently released Windows 10 Mobile build 10.0.10586.63 to Windows Insiders in the fast ring. There’s not such noticable changes in this build, but I have noticed one cool feature that allows you to select and copy a portion of text from SMS messages easily by just tapping.

 

In this post, I am going to share you details about this with proper screenshot for easy understanding. I hope that, you will like it. Let us know, what you discover more on this build.


#Windows10 November Update: #Windows Defender context scan

Everyone cares about his/her system's security and cares more when its related to virus. Here comes one new enhancement in security perspective in Windows 10 November updates and that's about Windows Defender. Its now more integrated with Windows Operating system.

We all know Windows defender is already present from Windows 7 on wards. Lets see what Windows November update has added more to Windows Defender.

#Windows10 November update: Lock Screen enhancements

Microsoft brought a new set of enhancements along with Windows 10 November Update. Among them, one is lock screen enhancements which will allow you to set background image of lock screen from the Windows Spotlight and set/remove the login screen background image.

 

Today in this post, we are going to discuss on the same and will see how to set those various options in Windows 10 November update (aka. Threshold 2).


#Windows 10 November update: Start Screen enhancements

The giant company brought a set of new features in Windows 10 November update. It’s the first big update after Windows 10 gone RTM. Along with other features and enhancements, it brought Start Screen/Menu enhancements. This includes more tiles and occasionally showing suggestions.

 

Today in this small blog post, we will discuss about these enhancements along with it’s settings to enable/disable the same. Continue reading to know more about it.


#Windows 10 November update: Show/Hide background image in Sign-in screen

I hope many of you have already installed the Windows 10 November Update on your system. This new build includes bug fixes, product improvements along with many new features. Among those new feature, one is to show or hide the background image in the sign-in screen.

 

Microsoft provided an option in the settings app. In this small blog post, I will show you how to do this. Continue reading to know about this new feature.



#Windows 10 November update: Get facts, tips & more on Lock Screen

Windows 10 November update features a new settings, which when enabled, let you receive fun facts, tips, tricks and more on your Lock Screen. This is a new feature, you will get in Windows 10 version 1511 (build: 10586.3) and above. If you didn’t receive this update yet, check the Windows Update service.

 

In this small blog post, I will show you how to enable or disable this option from the Windows 10 settings app. Continue reading to know more about it.


How to activate “Find my Device” service in #Windows 10?

“Find my Device” – not a new thing on Windows Platform. It was already there in Windows Phone and now the giant company thought to include in Windows 10. If you are using any prior build of Windows 10 build 10565, you would not get this as it has been  recently added to build 10565 for Windows Insiders.

 

In this post, we are going to discuss on this new feature. Please note that, it’s still under development stage and introduced in latest build just to showcase what’s coming next.


How to enable Flash Player in Microsoft Edge on #Windows 10?

If you are using Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, you don’t need to separately install Adobe Flash Player. It comes along with Windows 10 and enabled by default. But in case you are facing issues or the plugin becomes disabled, you can easily enable it from Microsoft Edge settings.

 

In this post, I will share you the tricks to enable Flash Player in Microsoft Edge. In case you want to disable it, you can follow the same steps.


#Windows10 Start Screen Context Menu improvements in build 10565

On 12th October, Microsoft started rolling out Windows 10 build 10565 to the fast ring Windows Insiders. The same build is now available to the slow ring users and also available as an offline ISO image. In this release, Microsoft released some new features and fixes along with Start Screen context menu improvements.

 

In this post, we are going to see the Start Screen context menu improvements that the giant company is going to make in forthcoming Windows 10 build.


#Windows 10 build 10565 released for Fast ring #WindowsInsiders

Microsoft has announced a new Windows 10 build for the Windows Insiders and has already aired to the Fast ring users. If you are one of them, you might have already received update notification of the Windows 10 build 10565. This build came with some new features and bug fixes.

 

Read more to find out the list of new features, bug fixes and known issues. As it is a preview build, known and unknown issues are quite possible.



How to create PDF documents in #Windows 10?

More or less everyone in this computing world are familiar with PDF documents aka. Portable Document Formats, which opens in Acrobat Reader or any other compatible PDF Reader applications. Prior to Windows 10, it was not quite easy to create PDF document unless you have Acrobat Writer or Office 2013 installed in your system.

 

With Windows 10, Microsoft brought this feature by default with the operating system, by which, you can now easily create PDF document from any files or web page. Let’s check how to do it.


How to hide notifications in #Windows 10 while presenting?

Windows 10 provides an easy way to hide notifications. You can handle it in different ways; either you can completely turn off or can turn off for specific apps. If you are a presenter, you can also ask the system to turn off all notifications while you are in presenting mode.

 

In this post, we will discuss all the different approaches and guide you to easily handle it as per your convenient way. Continue reading to know further about it.


How to show more tiles on #Windows 10 Start Screen Group?

With the Windows 10 preview build 10547 for fast ring Windows Insiders, Microsoft now allows you to add more tiles in a Start menu/Start screen group. In the prior version, it only supports 3 columns of medium sized tiles but with this build 4 columns of medium sized tiles is possible.

 

Continue reading this post to learn out more on this topic as well as to know the way to change the settings and allow more no. of tiles in a Start group.


#Windows 10 preview build 10547 released to #WindowsInsiders

Microsoft has released another new build of Windows 10 to the fast ring users of Windows Insiders, numbered as 10547. This new build introduces new features and improvements, as well as bug fixes. As this is a preview build, it definitely has some known issues and already mentioned in release posts by Gabe Aul.

 

This post is just an announcement along with the features list, list of fixes and known issues. Before going to download via the Windows Update, check out the issues list.


How to turn background apps ON or OFF in #Windows 10?

If you are using Windows 10 in Laptop or Tablet PCs, you might notice that it drains battery little bit quicker. This is not due to the OS, but for the apps running in the background. In Windows 10, you can easily turn OFF the background apps and when needed, you can turn them back to ON state.

 

Today in this blog post, we will discuss how to turn ON or OFF the background apps with proper screenshots. Continue reading to learn more about the feature.



How to map your #OneDrive as a drive letter in File Explorer?

These days, most of us are using Cloud Storage to store all our documents, pictures and other important files as a backup. Among them few important services are like OneDrive, Drop Box, Google Drive etc. and all of those mentioned services has easy to integrate apps to access your files.

 

OneDrive app comes along with Windows 8+ and has a very good integration with Windows 10. Apart from app, you can also map your OneDrive account as a network drive in File Explorer. In this post, we are going to discuss on it.


How to download offline maps in #Windows 10?

If you stay online while navigating in map, it takes additional time and bandwidth to download and show in your device. Why to bear that additional cost in a metered connection, whereas Windows 10 allows you to download the map data selectively for offline uses? Just download once and use it every time.

 

In this post I will show you how to download offline maps in Windows 10. Also, I will cover few additional settings related to it. Continue reading and then share this post.


How to clear browser history, cache in Microsoft Edge (#Windows 10)?

Microsoft Edge is the new web browser on Windows 10, came with a completely new interface and has better speed than other browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome etc. As the UI of Microsoft Edge is different than the Internet Explorer, you might get it little difficult to find all it’s settings and features.

 

If you are using this new browser and looking to clear the browser history, saved passwords, browser cache and other browsing data, here is how to do this. Continue reading to know about it further.


How to fetch any files remotely using #OneDrive in #Windows 10?

I was just exploring the new features in OneDrive and found an interesting feature that came up with Windows 10. It calls as fetch any files remotely using OneDrive. For this, your PC must be synced with OneDrive having an active internet connection and the associated settings must be enabled.

 

In this post we will discuss more about this feature and also see the settings which needs to be enabled. Continue reading and share your views on this existing new feature.

 
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