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Data privacy and anonymous browsing were once luxuries that people, despite having the possibility to afford them, opted to ignore. However, times have changed, and those "optional" traits quietly became necessities because hackers and cybercriminals have developed innovative ways to steal identities, data, and money.

 

Setting up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) using a Windows 10 PC is very straightforward. In this post, we will learn how to set up and run a VPN.

Published by on under Tips | Win10Tips

Microsoft had one of the most promising mobile operating systems ever... but it failed. Back before the days of the smartphones as we know them (let's call it the pre-iPhone era), Microsoft's Windows CE was the operating system that powered a vast variety of pocket-sized computers and PDAs.

 

But when it came to smartphones, Microsoft's mobile platform never gained the traction it needed to even have a chance to make its presence felt in the world's mobile operating system market.

Published by on under Android | Mobile

As we are looking forward for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, which is scheduled to release in the month of October, Microsoft released its fourth Redstone 5 ISO/DVD image of Windows 10 insiders build. If you are an insider, you can now do a clean installation of build 17758.

 

Let's discuss how to download the latest Windows 10 insider preview build 17758 ISO and create a bootable USB device to use it to install the latest build.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 17755 for PC, Microsoft updated the "Your Phone" app to allow you to read and compose SMS messages directly from your PC. This is intended to be release with Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Redstone 5).

 

If you are a Windows Insider, you can now try it with the latest Windows 10 build and provide your early feedback to Microsoft.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

Microsoft released a new PC build 18234 to the Windows Insiders who have opted for Skip Ahead. The latest Windows 10 insiders preview build contains new improvements to Microsoft To-Do, Sticky Notes and Snip & Sketch apps.

 

The latest preview build also includes a huge list of bug fixes and general improvements for Windows 10 PC. Don't forget to checkout the known issues before upgrading.

Published by on under News | Windows

If you are using OneDrive on your PC and if you capture a lot of screenshots, this question may I arise whether you can automatically save the screenshots as a file to your OneDrive account. The answer is 'Yes'. You can save the screenshots directly to OneDrive.

 

In this quick tips, let's learn how to save the captured screenshots on Windows 10 automatically to the connected OneDrive account.

Published by on under OneDrive | Windows

While running an MSI installation using the Windows Installer Service, you may sometime encounter a fatal error with Exit Code as 1603. This 1603 error code is an MSI error code which indicates a failure, that is generic and computer-specific.

 

If you face this issue while installing an application package using the Windows Installer, here's a list of known causes that generates 1603 errors.

Published by on under Solution | Tips

Recently in an official blog post, Microsoft announced that they are soon going to stop accepting new apps and app updates for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x or earlier. If you have built app packages for these platform, its time to port those to UWP.

 

Here's the important dates, announced by Microsoft, for the apps with Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x packages submitted to Microsoft Store.

Published by on under News | UWPDev

Do you know that Windows 10 has a cool trick to enable slide to shutdown feature? If you have a touch screen you would more likely to use a finger slide option to shutdown your system. In this short quick tip, we will learn how to do it.

 

This can be done by executing the command SlideToShutDown.exe, which resides in the %windir%\System32 directory of any windows system.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

Microsoft started rolling out its 'Folder Protection' feature to OneDrive, which is also known as "Known Folder Move". This feature keeps your system safe and protected by automatically taking backup of important documents from user data folders like Desktop, Documents and Pictures.

 

If you are a Windows Insider, you might have already received this update in early July. For non-insiders, here's how to enable this protection.

Published by on under Known Folder Move | OneDrive

Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 preview build for insiders in the Fast Ring. Thus, marking it as the fifth build of this month from the Redstone 5 (RS5) branch. As its targeted to release globally as next feature update, this build 17741 contains fixes to make it more polished.

 

Here's what's new, improved, fixed and still broken in latest Fast Ring Windows 10 insiders preview build 17741 for PC.

Published by on under News | Windows

Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 preview build 18219 (19H1) to the insiders who opted for Skip Ahead. This build focuses on new improvements to Windows Narrator, consists of several bug fixes. As the build is from pre-release branch, it contains few issues too.

 

If you would like to know what's new, improved and still broken in latest Windows 10 insider build, continue reading next.

Published by on under News | Windows

Microsoft today released another Windows 10 preview build to the Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. This new build no: 17738 is from Redstone 5 branch and Microsoft moving towards the final RTM with more frequent builds after fixing the issues currently present.

 

The new build 17738 does not include any new features, obviously, but includes many improvements and fixes on top of previous build 17735.

Published by on under News | Windows

Another golden day for the Windows Insiders, when we got the second build for the day! The first build (17735) was for the Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring, whereas the second build (18214) is for the Windows Insiders who opted for Skip Ahead.

 

Here's what's new and improved in latest Windows 10 preview build for the Windows Insiders in the Skip Ahead. Don't forget to checkout the known issues.

Published by on under News | Windows

Within two days after releasing Windows 10 preview build 17733 for PC to the Fast Ring, Microsoft released one more Windows 10 build (17735) from the Redstone 5 (RS5) branch to the Fast Ring Windows Insiders.

 

As Microsoft going forward to release the next major upgrade of Windows 10, this build does include only general improvements and fixes. Continue reading to know about the general improvements and fixes part of this build.

Published by on under News | Windows

Microsoft is now preparing for the next major feature release of Windows 10, which will come as a free upgrade to the users already running Windows 10. Stepping forward, Microsoft released a new preview build 17733 to the insiders in the fast ring.

 

This build focuses a finished version of the dark theme for File Explorer and a bunch of improvements and fixes. Check out to see what's new, improved and still unfinished in this build.

Published by on under News | Windows

If you are a Windows Insider in the Fast Ring, Microsoft has already released the 'Your Phone' app, which will allow you to easily drag and drop photos from your Android phone onto your PC running the latest Windows 10 preview build.

 

If you are facing any issues with the latest 'Your Phone' app, here's some troubleshooting tips that you would like to follow to resolve the issue.

Published by on under Solution | Windows

Microsoft, in a blog post announced that they are rolling out Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17730 to the Windows Insiders in Fast Ring from the Redstone 5 (RS5) branch. Along with this release, they have also announced the availability of the 'Your Phone' app, which will allow Android phone users to easily drag and drop photos from your phone onto your PC.

 

To know what's new and what has been fixed along with Windows 10 insiders preview build 17730, continue reading this post.

Published by on under News | Windows

What will you do if you come back to your system after a coffee break and find it automatically started installing Windows update? You were not prepared for a system restart which closes all running applications. Isn't it frustrating some time?

 

Okay, Microsoft now started working on that to learn about your usages and to provide you a better update experience.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10