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Windows Defender Application Guard is designed for Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge to isolate enterprise-defined untrusted sites to help you protect your system from malicious attacks. Using this hardware isolation approach, you can destroy the loophole that attackers use.


Where security is key concern, you should enable the Windows Defender Application Guard on your Windows 10 system and safely browse the internet using Microsoft Edge browser.

Published by on under Microsoft Edge | Security

Have you ever wanted to copy some text or images from one device and use that on another device? Microsoft now added this cross-device functionality to latest version of Windows 10. With the power of clipboard cloud-sync, you can now easily perform copy-paste across your synced devices.


Here's how to enable clipboard history and clipboard cloud-sync feature on Windows 10, so that, you can copy text/image from one device and paste it on another device.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

Mady Marinescu, from the Windows Defender Engineering team, in an official blog post announced that the Windows Defender Antivirus can now run in a sandbox to provide you extra security layer. With this development, its the first Antivirus solution which can run in a sandbox.


To know more about this capability and to learn how to enable this feature in Windows 10, continue reading this post.

Published by on under News | Security

How many times this happened with you that you need a bootable USB device to boot into your PC and/or to do a fresh installation? You can easily get an ISO/DVD image of the Windows 10 installer but to use this you required to create a bootable USB/DVD device.


Earlier we have covered many articles building bootable drive with many tools. Today, we will learn how to create Windows 10 bootable device using Rufus.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

If you didn't hear about Windows in-built ReadyBoost feature, it's a disk caching software component which enables flash drives and SD cards to act like a memory cache. In most slow performing systems, ReadyBoost improves the overall system performance.


In this article we will learn about ReadyBoost, its minimum requirements and how it works to increase system performance.

Published by on under Tips | Windows

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

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

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

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

After ages, Microsoft started thinking about their Windows Notepad users. In a latest insiders preview build, Microsoft added few new improvements to the lightweight Notepad app, which will start rolling out in next major update of Windows 10.


Continue reading to know the major improvements currently included in Windows Notepad app in latest insiders update.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

You might be aware of the Reader Mode / Read View in latest web browsers. This feature enables you to get out of the distracting elements while reading a content of a web page. Microsoft Edge provides a small book icon in the address bar to help you to create a clutter-free layout.


Along with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17711, Microsoft added additional themes in reader view to make your browsing eye-comfortable.

Published by on under Tips | Win10Tips

Tired of remembering and writing the complete path of the registry key? In latest Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17711, Microsoft introduces a new feature to Registry Editor that will help you to navigate to the registry key path easily with auto-fill.


In this quick blog post, we are going to see how this feature would ease our work. A video demonstration has been included.

Published by on under Tips | Win10Tips

Microsoft is planning to ship many new features and enhancements in the next major version of Windows 10, that includes a lot of improvements to Microsoft Edge. One of them is the ability to control the media autoplay feature on the browser.


If you want to know how to turn off or disable autoplay media in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, here's the simple mentioned steps.

Published by on under Microsoft Edge | Tips

In the Windows 10 latest build, i.e. Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803), Microsoft added a new settings page to control the Startup items that start along with Windows OS. Apart from the Task Manager | Startup tab, this is a new page where you can control it.


In this quick tip on Windows 10, we are going to see how to change the startup settings in latest version of Windows 10.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

Microsoft started rolling out the next major upgrade release of Windows 10. They named it as Windows 10 April 2018 Update. This new update focuses on features like Timeline, Focus Assist, Microsoft Edge improvements and many more.


In this blog article, we will learn how to upgrade your system to the latest version of Windows 10. You can follow either of the three possible ways.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

Microsoft is all set to release the next major public update of Windows 10 next month from their Redstone 4 (RS4) branch. If you are a Windows Insider, you have already installed and experienced all or most of the preview builds in last few months.


As it is approaching the RTM state, you may like to opt-out from the preview build and be inline with the public version. Follow the steps mentioned here.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

Microsoft is adding a new Power Plan policy to Windows 10 Pro workstations, to improve the performance of the computer. Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17101, Microsoft previewed the same to the insiders in Fast Ring.


This change is expected to be available with the next major update of Windows 10, which is scheduled to release in Spring 2018.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

Along with the Windows 10 preview build 17083 for PC, Microsoft previewed a new Fonts Settings Page to the insiders in the Fast ring to grab early feedback before the next major public update build. If you are a Windows Insider, you can try this now.


In this post, we will discuss what's new coming with the Fonts settings page and from where to download new fonts in your system.

Published by on under Windows | Windows 10

Along with Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17074, Microsoft introduced a brand new "App volume and device preferences" settings page to help you customize your audio experience to best fit your needs and preferences.


In this post, we will demonstrate how to use this new 'App volume and device preferences' settings page. Continue reading to know more.

Published by on under Win10Tips | Windows