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Having a lot of apps running in the background on your PC can really slow things down, and sometimes even cause a PC to grind to a halt.  It’s not helped when software also installs additional apps, such as updaters and helper utilities (answers on…

One of the biggest headaches in business is travelling between sites with your laptop, ultrabook, or pro tablet, and finding that the document you sent to print has gone to the wrong printer.  Windows 10 offers a solution to this for all the printers you…

Previously I’ve written about how you can Manage Live Tiles in Windows 10, but what about the rest of the Start Menu?  Let’s have a look at the hidden and useful functionality contained within it that can help you get more from your PC.  The…

As computer users we’re used to installing programs and apps in one of two ways.  Either you’re the kind of person who downloads a desktop application (also known as program, software, or win32 app) and runs the Setup.exe installer, or you’re the sort of person…

How many times have you tried to watch a video, or play music on your PC or laptop and you’ve heard nothing / or had the sound too loud because the audio is playing to headphones when you wanted it played on speakers, or speakers…

It’s becoming more and more common for people to use their own PC, laptop, or pro tablet in their working lives, and why not.  It’s quite often that you’ll buy a PC that’s not just a lot nicer that what your workplace can provide, but…

Privacy is everything these days.  We’re almost all worrying about what companies have what information about us and if they’re storing it safely.  Microsoft got attacked from all sides when they first released Windows 10 because they included extensive privacy controls.  This didn’t mean that…

In cities around the world there’s been a sharp rise in recent years in moped and motorbike gangs snatching mobile phones from unsuspecting people in the street.  We all use our smartphones and tablets when we’re out and about, so here are some tips to…

If like me you spend long hours working at your PC, you can find there are two things that can really prevent you from being able to concentrate, work, and even sleep afterwards.  Fortunately Windows 10 includes two features that can significantly help you get…

This is where Windows 10’s Flight Mode feature comes in useful.  You can access Flight Mode in two ways.  In the Settings app open Network & Internet and you will see Flight Mode listed in the left panel.  Selecting this presents a simple on/off switch for the Flight…