Category: Windows Tips

Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

Check out Antoine Leblond’s post about the upcoming release of Windows 8.1.

Before we launched Windows 7, we envisioned what the next version of Windows would need to deliver. We made a bet that the PC landscape and industry would undergo a significant transformation driven by an increase in mobility. That bet underscores the changes we made with Windows 8 – it’s a generational leap forward. We built Windows 8 for a world where touch is a first class interaction model, the same as mouse and keyboard; and where there’s a proliferation of innovative and diverse devices that are highly

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Study: Organizations Waking Up To Social Media Security Risks

Companies that let employees have unfettered access to social media in the workplace are now waking up to the security risks this can create, according to a new study.

Social media is funneling all sorts of useful information into workplaces, but it’s not without its risks. These extend not just to malware and data leakage, but also to the very real possibility that employees could spend all day on Facebook without getting any work done. And with social media taking hold so quickly, many organizations are now coming to grips with the fact that giving their employees unfettered access to …

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20 Essential Windows PC Shortcuts

I’ve always liked that Windows gives me multiple ways to perform popular tasks. Say you want to print something. You could go to the File menu and select the Print command, or you can press the Ctrl button and the letter P. Ctrl+P is just one example of a keyboard shortcut. Shortcuts combine two or more keys to do something special that neither key does alone.

Chances are, you use your PC to do a lot of things at once. I prefer to use shortcuts whenever possible. It’s kind of amazing how much time you can save by cutting out …

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Top 10 Free Security Software Solutions for your PC

Are you planning on getting a new PC? Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, the list goes on. Regardless of the make and model, your top priority is to keep that new PC secure.

Thus, the use of security software (antivirus, antispyware and firewall protection) is highly recommended to protect you or your loved ones when you begin to surf the internet.

The good news is that if you are tired of spending a lot of money on a computer, there are some good and totally free security utilities and at least one of them is bound to suit your needs.

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8 Ways to Keep Your PC Secure

Security is something that everyone has to stay up with nowadays with all the credit card fraud and identity fraud in the news. There are many things that you can do to help keep your computer and your self safe. Follow these 8 steps and you will be better protected against security threats. …

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