Monthly Archives: April 2016

Patching Windows 7 can be painfully slow

Two tech writers suggest four patches to Windows Update I have been installing bug fixes on a number of Windows 7 computers lately and it has not gone well. Windows Update found the missing patches and installed them, but it … Continue reading

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Microsoft launches Lumia BOGO deal to boost fading Windows phone sales

The two-for-one deal expires May 1 or while supplies last.   Apr 25, 2016 11:54 AM Microsoft admitted last week that sales of its Lumia smartphones are plunging, and the company is having problems selling through its existing inventory. So … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface Diagnostic Toolkit

Microsoft Surface Diagnostic Toolkit is included in Surface Tools for IT, a package of tools designed for IT professionals to deploy, manage and secure Surface devices in organizations. The toolkit is compatible with devices running Windows 10 and 8.1, and … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s one-handed iPhone keyboard is here

Microsoft’s one-handed “Word Flow” keyboard has made its way onto iPhones. This is the second keyboard Microsoft has launched on iOS this month; the first was their productivity-centric “Hub” keyboard. Both the Word Flow and Hub keyboards have come out … Continue reading

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Mammoth Windows 10 Insider preview adds new Anniversary Update features galore

  This is your first chance to try out some of Microsoft’s Anniversary Update features. The only drawback? “Rough edges.” Run this on a test PC. Windows Ink’s new Sketchpad app for Windows 10, featuring a new “digital ruler”. If … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 introduces an improved Start menu, and loads of exciting new features

It’s been a couple of weeks since Windows Insiders on the Fast ring got a new build of Windows 10 for PC. A PCI bug prevented a promising build from being released sooner, but the problem has been fixed, and … Continue reading

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7 super-fast Windows 10 tips to try right now

Windows 10 tips and tricks that will take you mere minutes to implement. Since Windows 10 launched last July, we’ve covered lots of tips and tweaks you can use to improve your experience in just a couple of minutes. Check … Continue reading

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