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Windows 10 isn’t violating your privacy PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 04:43

Windows 10 isn’t violating your privacy


In today’s connected world, maintaining our privacy is an incredibly important topic to each of us, thus we welcome the questions and the feedback we’ve received since launching Windows 10. Trust is a core pillar of our More Personal Computing vision, and we know we have to earn it. We’ve taken time to expand the documentation on our approach today with this blog, and new content we’re posting today for consumers and IT Pros, designed to complement our One Microsoft Privacy Policy. We look forward to the next round of questions and feedback on these new posts. I assure you that no other company is more committed, more transparent and listening harder to customers on this important topic than we are. We collect a limited amount of information to help us provide a secure and reliable experience. This includes data like an anonymous device ID, device type, and application crash data which Microsoft and our developer partners use to continuously improve application reliability. This doesn’t include any of your content or files, and we take several steps to avoid collecting any information that directly identifies you, such as your name, email address or account ID. We aspire to deliver a delightful and personalized Windows experience to you, which benefits from knowing some things about you to customize your experience, such as knowing whether you are a Seattle Seahawks fan or Real Madrid fan, in order to give you updates on game scores or recommend apps you might enjoy– or remembering the common words you type in text messaging conversations to provide you convenient text completion suggestions. Like security, we are committed to following up on all reported issues, continuously probe our software with leading edge techniques, and proactively update supported devices with necessary updates...For this complete article, visit windows10newsinfo forum.


build 10547 brings enhancements to Sta PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 September 2015 04:43

build 10547 brings enhancements


Microsoft is seeding a new Windows 10 preview build for Insiders. As always, it is available for Fast ring users. This is the third such preview release after Microsoft made the first build 10525 available in mid-August, following the public release of the Windows 10 PC version. There are a few new features and improvements, apart from bug fixes upon updating to build 10547. Insiders who want an additional column for the tiles groups on the Start menu, instead of three columns, can now enable it from Settings>> Personalistion > Start and enable "Show more tiles". Besides, Microsoft now supports up to 2048 tiles on the Start. You can snap apps to left and right, replace an app with another and swipe down to close apps - all these from Task View, provided you are in tablet mode. This release further brings update for a host of apps including Photos, Xbox app, Mail, Groove Music, Calendar and Maps. Head over to Windows Store to get the updated apps. Another noteworthy change is the ability to turn off background images on the sign-in screen that can be done from Settings > Peronalisation > Lock screen and simply disable "Show Windows background pictures on the sign-in screen". Build 10547 adds a preview of Object RTC in the Edge browser that enables real-time audio and video communication inside the Edge. Improvements have been made to the text input panel too, with additional punctuation support. It no longer opens automatically when the tablet mode is not enabled, or if you have a keyboard attached. Microsoft claims to have resolved the error dialog with the Start menu. You now have the ability to shuffle backgrounds randomly, instead of the order in which they usually appear in the folder. Audio issues, especially the one affecting Realtek audio and devices, have also been addressed...Visit windows10newsinfo forum for more.


Bye Bye Facebook PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 20 September 2015 05:40

Bye Bye Facebook


Facebook. People either love it, begrudgingly accept it, hate it, or they have better things to do, but sometimes a bad relationship is just that, and you need to break up. Here’s how to do it gently, or just get it over with. Social networks have become a necessary evil. Like mobile phones, we just can’t do without them, but there are all kinds of things we haven’t considered about their effect on people. Social networks have ushered in a whole new slew of unintended consequences. We hear of tales of cyerbullying and sucides, of essentially living false lives, and evidence of social media increasing cases of low self esteem, depression, anxiety, and an “emotional investment” in social media. Unfortunately, even though social media brings with it all kinds warning bells, a lot of social media outlets are increasingly necessary for organizing events, disseminating news and information, or just being in the loop. That said, you can do without them. There is hope. If you truly want to kick the habit and go outside, then we can help. Today, we want to talk about the biggest social media culprit of all, Facebook, and how to either de-emphasize its presence, quit, or completely delete your account. We realize Facebook is the biggest, most obvious target, and there are a lot of other social networks out there, but given that Facebook has around 1.49 billion active users, we feel it’s obviously the most important one. Regardless, much of what we’ll tell you today can be applied to other social media platforms as well, especially quitting or deleting profiles. One of the biggest pitfalls to a place like Facebook is that it can often breed jealousy and contempt. Some people can’t help but brag or entitle you to their opinions. It can be wearying and unnecessary, especially when you’re looking for a different online experience...Complete deatils can be found at windows10newsinfo forum.


Remove or Uninstall OneDrive PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 September 2015 03:01

Remove or Uninstall OneDrive


OneDrive is one of the apps that comes preinstalled in Windows 10. It was also present in Windows 8 as an internal app. Until Windows 7, the OneDrive app was available as a separate app that you had to download so that files could sync with the cloud. With Windows 8, it became a part of operating system. Unlike many other apps, you cannot remove OneDrive via Apps and Features in Settings or Programs and Features, in Control Panel. This post tells how to completely uninstall OneDrive from Windows 10 using command line interface. If you just wish to disable OneDrive instead of removing it completely, you can do so using Group Policy Editor. Unfortunately, Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is not available for Windows Home edition so you may have to use registry tweak. If you don’t want sync or wish to use another account for syncing with OneDrive, you can simply unlink OneDrive and use another Microsoft account for OneDrive. There is no option in the graphical user interface to uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10. You have to do it using the Command Prompt. But before you uninstall OneDrive, you have to stop the process. You can simply click on Exit in OneDrive context menu that comes up when you click the icon in System Tray. You can also go to the Task Manager and right click on OneDrive Process to “Kill it”. Or you can use the Taskkill command to kill the process. The command will remove OneDrive from your computer. It will not give you any confirmation though. Note that some folders and files related to OneDrive.exe process will still remain behind after you uninstall it. No changes will happen to the files and folders present in your OneDrive folder...We have step by step instructions posted at windows10newsinfo forum.


Microsoft is auto-downloading 6GB to your PC PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 13 September 2015 02:00

 Microsoft is auto-downloading 6GB to your PC


MICROSOFT HAS CONFIRMED that Windows 10 is being downloaded to computers whether or not users have opted in. An INQUIRER reader pointed out to us that, despite not having 'reserved' a copy of Windows 10, he had found that the ~BT folder, which has been the home of images of the new operating system since before rollout began, had appeared on his system. He had no plans to upgrade and had not put in a reservation request. He told us: "The symptoms are repeated failed 'Upgrade to Windows 10' in the WU update history and a huge 3.5GB to 6GB hidden folder labelled '$Windows.~BT'. I thought Microsoft [said] this 'upgrade' was optional. If so, why is it being pushed out to so many computers where it wasn't reserved, and why does it try to install over and over again? "I know of two instances where people on metered connections went over their data cap for August because of this unwanted download. My own internet (slow DSL) was crawling for a week or so until I discovered this problem. In fact, that's what led me to it. Not only does it download, it tries to install every time the computer is booted." We asked Microsoft to comment on whether it was downloading Windows 10 anyway as the company rushes to build on the 75 million machines with the new OS installed in its first month, putting it in fourth place behind Window 7, 8.1 and the erstwhile XP. Microsoft told us: "For individuals who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help upgradable devices get ready for Windows 10 by downloading the files they’ll need if they decide to upgrade. In other words, if you are patching via Patch Tuesday, as you should of course be, then you are going to get a big hefty folder on your hard drive ready so you can update to Windows 10 on demand...For more on this turn your attention to windows10newsinfo forum.


Mobile Star Wars RPG PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 12 September 2015 07:14

Mobile Star Wars RPG


The galaxy far, far away is changing. With The Force Awakens on the horizon, the entire Star Wars universe is getting somewhat of a reboot; the old expanded universe (EU) is no longer canon, letting the new films start over fresh. Though the movie won’t hit theaters until December, the changes have already begun: last week saw the launch of the novel Star Wars: Aftermath, while today the free-to-play RPG Star Wars: Uprising is available on both iOS and Android, and they’re the first two pieces of the new official canon aimed at setting up the events for the new slate of films. Uprising is more than just a movie tie-in mobile game, though, as it takes place just after the events of Return of the Jedi, helping set the stage for J.J. Abrams’ film in December. "When you’re playing a movie game, you already know what’s happened," says creative director Daniel Erickson. "We wanted to carve out a new space that was interesting, that led toward new things that were coming." Uprising takes place not long after the death of Emperor Palpatine, in a faraway region of space called the Anoat Sector. Here, players will create their own character to help lead an uprising against what remains of the Empire. It’s a mix of the new and the familiar; missions will take you to iconic places like Hoth and Cloud City, but you’ll also get to explore brand new planets and star systems. The game itself is sort of like an online-focused, mobile version of Diablo. You’ll build your own character from scratch, and then upgrade them by taking on missions, gaining experience, and unlocking new gear. You can play missions cooperatively with friends, and the game will be continually updated with new content like story missions and character upgrades. The game is being developed by Kabam RPG, a new studio with only one previous release, this year’s Diablo-like RPG Spirit Lords....For more and to watch a short video visit windows10newsinfo forum.


Microsoft Edge More Successful Than Internet Explorer PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 12 September 2015 06:11

Microsoft Edge More Successful Than Internet Explorer


At least, that’s what Redmond seems to think. And they may be onto something here. Microsoft Edge, the company’s new web browser, made its debut with Windows 10 on July 29. This new solution not only comes with a new rendering engine, but also an expanded feature lineup. It is, however, only available in Windows 10 — as a selling point, if you will, as Microsoft clearly wants to entice people to upgrade to the new operating system. This exclusivity means that its adoption figures are ultimately impacted. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other rival web browsers are currently available on all versions of Windows, while Edge can only be used in the latest one, Windows 10. However, compared to Internet Explorer, Edge is already more successful. These are the thoughts of Chief Marketing Officer at Microsoft, Chris Capossela, who talked about the OS and the browser at the Citi Global Tech Conference in New York.At the end of the day, the big challenge for Microsoft is not to have more users than Internet Explorer, as this is an easy milestone to achieve, given how many people use IE. The idea is to compete against the likes of Chrome and Firefox in the browser war. And for that to happen, Edge will need significant improvements in features and options. It is set to receive some in a major update that is due this October or November...Continue reading on our forum.


Excel 2016 introduces and streamlines data analysis capabilities PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 31 August 2015 05:05

Excel 2016 introduces and streamlines data analysis capabilities


The pervasive tech of today without a doubt is big data. Companies and tools are springing up to analyze and visualize the massive amounts of data being collected by companies. Historically, Excel has been a common tool for breaking down and displaying datasets. Today, however, companies need more than the standard set of Excel functions are needed to gain useful insights into big data. Excel 2016 does not appear to be a big change, but all things considered this release is huge. With Excel, Microsoft is selling a spreadsheet tool to consumers and massive multi-national corporations. To bridge the gap between the casual and power users, Microsoft has been taking corporate features/tools and slowly integrating them into Excel. Power Query was an enterprise tool but now has been integrated into Excel 2016 for everyone. Enterprises have databases full of data in several different sources stored in different formats and different containers. Excel 2016 comes in a premium version and when paired with Power BI can be used to access a wealth of enterprise data. Companies will be able to access data stored in Azure, Hadoop, Active Directory, Dynamic CRM, SalesForce, and more and new PowerChart capabilities in make visualizing the data easy and useful. Excel 2016 introduces new chart types such as Box and Whisker, Praeto, TreeMap, Sunburst, and Histograms. Companies looking to slice through statistical data and create easy to use quick to understand visualizations will finally find these options in Excel 2016. Analyzing the data can be done easier on with new forecasting functions such as exponential smoothing...Learn more and see a partial list of analysis features on windows10newsinfo forum.



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