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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:03:00 +0000Do you have the most recent update to Windows 10? Finding the answer takes a little digging and a secret decoder ring that maps detailed version information to update numbers.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000In the past year, regulators and privacy advocates have taken potshots at Microsoft over its data collection policies. Today, Microsoft announced some new privacy-related initiatives, including a significant change to the way Windows 10 collects telemetry data.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:59:00 +0000Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended months ago, right? Maybe not. The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work, and the end result is an apparently valid digital license. Here's how to get yours.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0000Every Windows power user knows that a Command Prompt window is often the quickest way to get things done. For some tasks, in fact, it's the only way. Here's a collection of ways to get to the command line quickly.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:08:29 +0000Hibernation is a great alternative to sleep, allowing you to cut your PC's power use to zero while still being able to quickly get back to work. Here's how to configure this feature and manage the size of the hibernation file.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 19:28:00 +0000After a wait of nearly two months, Yubico has finally released an app that adds strong hardware authentication for unlocking Windows 10 PCs.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:17:00 +0000Everyone who owns a laptop knows the feeling of reaching into a travel bag to discover that your PC woke up unexpectedly at some point, chewing through your battery without your knowledge. Here's how to prevent that from happening.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 20:31:00 +0000The Electronic Frontier Foundation comes out swinging with a new "in defense of users" campaign aimed at convincing tech companies to oppose Trump. Also, Apple CEO Tim Cook tells employees on a private message board that new Mac desktops are in the pipeline.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:59:03 +0000Only suckers pay sticker price for a new Windows PC or Mac. If you're patient and willing to do some research, you can save hundreds of dollars and get a more powerful configuration than you ever dreamed possible. Here's how.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:10:00 +0000A former Yahoo engineer says the company's services are "not safe to use." Also, Microsoft says it won't cooperate on a registry of Muslim Americans, Windows 10 Insiders get some time off, and Microsoft Edge gets a new extension: the popular uBlock Origin ad blocker.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:01:00 +0000Where do you draw the line on personal privacy? The right options are different for everyone. In this guide, I show you which privacy settings help you create the right balance of privacy and convenience in Windows 10.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 01:04:00 +0000Do you miss the old Windows 7 backup tool? It's still there, well hidden in Windows 10, and its most impressive trick is the option to create a complete image-based backup.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:57:00 +0000Following in the footsteps of other major browser makers, Microsoft announced plans to enable Click-to-Run functionality for Flash-based content in the next public release of its default web browser for Windows 10.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:16:00 +0000Windows 10's File History feature keeps regular copies of files so you can roll back to a previous version of a file or restore an entire system. The feature is designed to use an external drive, but you can also specify a network location. Here's how.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:28:00 +0000Need help navigating Windows 10? Let Windows pro Ed Bott be your guide.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:04 +0000The Windows 10 Start menu includes a handy scrolling list of all the apps and desktop programs you've installed. It also offers a hidden alphabetical index. Here's how to make that index visible.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:44:00 +0000The problem of fake news isn't just limited to election campaigns. Legitimate tech reporters have been tearing their hair out over bogus stories for years. The latest example is a report that Microsoft is giving telemetry information to a well-known security company. It's not true, but Google and Bing don't seem to care.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:13:00 +0000Signing in to Windows 10 with a Microsoft account is convenient, unless your password is stolen or phished. Protect yourself by turning on additional security features.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:48:00 +0000This week's headlines: Plextor announces a super-fast external SSD. Bring your own USB Type-C cable. Also, highway fatalities are up alarmingly in the U.S., and the NHTSA blames smartphones and dashboard apps.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 21:24:00 +0000This week's headlines: A report claims Google plans to change its search results to avoid publicizing fake news sites. An investigation found that Office Depot repair technicians are selling unneeded security plans to meet sales goals. Also, tech publishing giant IDG is reportedly in talks to sell itself to a Chinese group.