For this week’s topical tech tip, with weather conditions causing so much disruption and damage in the UK, Windows 10 provides personalised weather content to you via a desktop app: – Type ‘weather’ in the search box (bottom left) and select ‘MSN Weather’. – Select whether you want the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit and…

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Feature Article - Windows 7

              Microsoft’s Windows 7 Operating system and Windows Server 2008 formally and finally reached their ‘End of Life’ (end of support, security updates and fixes) earlier on Wednesday 14 January. End of Life – What Now? End of life isn’t quite as final as it sounds because Windows 7…

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If you’re preparing a Word document in Windows 10 and you like the look of the formatting in one section and you’d like a quick and easy way to apply the same formatting to other sections, try using ‘Format Painter’. You can find Format Painter on the top left of the screen – a paintbrush…

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Microsoft is launching a new “campaign views” tool in Office 365 that is designed to offer greater protection from phishing attacks by enabling businesses to be able to spot the pattern of a phishing campaign over individual messages. Context and Visibility Microsoft is in a good position to leverage the large amount of anti-phishing, anti-spam,…

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If you need to read a web page without the distractions of adverts or unwanted recommendations, Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 provides an easy way to do this. – In Microsoft Edge (top), click on the “Reading View” icon (open book symbol). – Alternatively, type Ctrl+Shift+R.

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Although the built-in Windows 10 feature ‘Game Bar’ was designed for ‘screenshotting’ games, it can actually be used by anybody as a fast and easy way to take and use a screenshot. For example: – Press Windows Key + G to open the Windows 10 game bar. – Click on the ‘Take Screenshot’ option, top…

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Billed as “the browser and search engine for business”, Microsoft’s new Chromium-powered version of Edge (and now more serious competitor to Google’s Chrome) is set to be released in January with new business-focused capabilities. Chromium Source Back in December 2018, Microsoft announced that it was adopting the Chromium open source project, which is the web…

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If you need to be able to quickly grab areas of your screen, annotate them and share them, Windows 10 has an easy toIf you need to be able to quickly grab areas of your screen, annotate them and share them, Windows 10 has an easy to use Snip & Sketch app. To use Snip…

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Small- and mid-sized businesses who didn’t take up the earlier offer to get a free Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade are how being given another opportunity to do so. Ended Last Summer Microsoft’s previous offer of a Windows 10 upgrade, which was part of its push to get the new O/S out there and to move…

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With many businesses now having upgraded to Windows 10, it’s useful to know which of the latest features the O/S can offer that can help you to work smarter, save time, and get better results. New Features Although Build 15007 has just been introduced (and it includes some new additions), many technical commentators agree that…

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