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If you are using a PC with pen support, such as a Microsoft Surface Pro, or a 2-in-1 laptop, then you might find the Windows Ink Workspace useful.  This is a button (a picture of a pen drawing a curvy line) next to the clock on…

If you use a pen with your Windows 10 PC, then you might find the settings you can use to control that pen very useful.  You can find them in Settings under Devices and Pen & Windows Ink.  Here you can tell Windows if you are right…

The Snip & Sketch tool in Windows is a pen and ink-friendly way to annotate screenshots.  You can find it in the Start Menu, or take a screenshot and have Snip & Sketch open automatically by pressing the Windows key + Shift + S. With…

Microsoft Whiteboard is a fantastic tool for collaboration and education.  It works like a regular whiteboard, but allows people to interact and collaborate on different devices, and from anywhere over the Internet.  Whiteboard is very simple to use too. In the top right corner is…

When a new Feature Update is installed on your PC, a copy of your existing Windows installation is kept as a backup, just in case what is effectively a new version of Windows causes a problem and needs to be uninstalled.  This backup can take…

In one of those “Why hasn’t it done this since the very beginning” moments, it is now possible to always keep the Windows calendar on top of other apps, so that whatever app you’re in you’re always able to perform calculations.  I know, it’s such…

Windows Updates can be annoying, especially if you have a low-bandwidth Internet connection.  Fortunately Windows 10 includes controls to help you manage how you receive updates on your PCs, and from where they come.  Opening Settings and navigating to Update & Security and then Delivery Optimisation is…

Windows has come with a Sticky Notes app since Vista, but it’s been expanded so that you can sync your notes across multiple PCs with a Microsoft Account or Office 365 account, and they can be minimized to a single panel on your screen. When…

There is a lot of misinformation around regarding upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and it can be difficult getting accurate information.  Here I want to answer some of the most important questions people have, and respond to some of the biggest misconceptions. Windows…