Windows Phone is calling it quits

Windows Phone is calling it quits

Microsoft smartphones have been on their last legs for months, if not years. Though builds and new features held promise in revitalizing the device, Microsoft announced the removal of their phones from the consumer market. While Microsoft maintains its stance on “fully committing” to Windows Phones, the fact that they are selling off their handset business, shows otherwise.

A more secure cloud-based Microsoft Office

A more secure cloud-based Microsoft Office

Privacy and security concerns can derail a lot of great software ideas — but Microsoft is determined not to let that happen to their browser-based Office Online services. Last week, the software giant announced that their cloud-based versions of Office would be available to be hosted locally, wooing over security skeptics.

Will more apps save the Windows phone?

Will more apps save the Windows phone?

Windows has increasingly been left forgotten in the smartphone game. This is especially due to the huge success of iOS and Android devices. But just when you think that Windows smartphones will just fizzle out, Microsoft has quickly announced plans to revitalize their mobile operating systems.

6 Windows 10 features to look forward to

6 Windows 10 features to look forward to

Recently, Windows 10’s Anniversary Update announced some pretty cool features that you didn’t even know you wanted. Some of these changes include making Cortana an even better personal assistant, automatically putting your laptop in battery saver mode, allowing you to choose for Windows to update, and more.

7 Ways to customize your Windows 10

7 Ways to customize your Windows 10

Whether you want to have a darker color scheme, run several apps at the same time or have multiple desktop displays, Windows 10 gives you many options to personalize your PC. And while some customization options are less obvious than others, it is well worth the effort to get your Windows 10 to act and look the way you want it to.

Windows Snipping Tool

Ever have something pop-up on your screen and you want to submit a ticket to the help desk but don’t know how to describe the issue? See a good recipe on a website you want to try out but don’t know how to print it or don’t have a printer available?

Use the Snipping Tool!
The Snipping Tool is a free tool built into Windows 7, 8 and 10 and is used to take a picture of your screen.

Speed up Windows 10 with these tips

Speed up Windows 10 with these tips

You’re likely a busy person. So the last thing you want to be bothered with is a slow computer. If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 10, you may be surprised (and slightly annoyed) to discover that it’s running much slower than expected. So what can you do? Here are a few steps you can take to significantly speed up your new OS.
Prevent programs from launching at startup
Windows loads several programs at startup so they’re quickly available.