Category Archives: Operating Systems

Microsoft starts Windows 10's 1803-to-1903 forced upgrade

Microsoft starts Windows 10’s 1803-to-1903 forced upgrade Microsoft on Tuesday began upgrading Windows 10 PCs running the 14-month old 1803 with the latest refresh, the May 2019 Update, aka 1903. “We are initiating the Windows 10 May 2019 Update for customers with devices that are at or nearing end of service and have not […]

Microsoft OneNote cheat sheet

Microsoft OneNote cheat sheet For putting together ideas or proposals in your work, a note-taking app can be helpful. It’s especially useful if you need to present your ideas to co-workers or collaborate with them on notes. In Microsoft Office, OneNote is the app for this job. OneNote is pre-installed in Windows 10 and […]

With Patch Tuesday here, make sure you temporarily block Windows Update

With Patch Tuesday here, make sure you temporarily block Windows Update It’s patch protection time again. Sometimes when Windows patches arrive, they need to be installed immediately. We saw that happen in May with the BlueKeep patches. But in most cases, you stand a greater chance of getting hurt by a bad patch (which […]

How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android

How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform may effectively be dead at this point, but don’t despair: You can still get a fantastic Microsoft experience on your mobile device. You just have to look to an unlikely bedfellow. With Windows Phone (a.k.a. Windows 10 Mobile) out of the […]

Mozilla previews next-gen mobile Firefox for Android

Mozilla previews next-gen mobile Firefox for Android Mozilla on Thursday released a preview of its next-generation browser for Android, prosaically naming it Firefox Preview. The browser, which ultimately will replace the current Firefox for Android browser – nicknamed “Fennec” – is powered by a new mobile engine, labeled “GeckoView.” Modular in nature, GeckoView is […]

Your Windows 10 1903 questions answered | TECH(talk)

Your Windows 10 1903 questions answered | TECH(talk) You asked (questions about Windows 10) and we answered (with advice from Windows expert Preston Gralla). We cover everything from the pace of annual updates, how to find better Windows apps and why you should change your default browser. Source: Operating Systems

Save yourself a headache: Make sure Windows automatic update is off

Save yourself a headache: Make sure Windows automatic update is off Much has changed in the past month. We’ve seen an emergency cry for all Windows XP, Vista, Win7, Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2 systems to get patched in order to fend off widely anticipated BlueKeep attacks. We’ve also seen Microsoft officially release […]

What's in the latest Chrome update? A basic 'reader' view

What’s in the latest Chrome update? A basic ‘reader’ view Google last week refreshed Chrome, upgrading it to version 75 by patching 42 security vulnerabilities and adding a basic “reader” view that rips ads and nonessential non-text content from pages. The company paid out $9,000 – only a third the amount of the last […]