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How to Customize Whether Windows Uses Speakers or Headphones for Each App

For many of you, a single pair of speakers or headphones is all you probably need for your desktop or laptop system. For others, rocking out, gaming, and listening to movies is a constant battle with Windows over which connected audio device the operating system should use to blast noise.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here Are the Features You Should Care About in Microsoft’s Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Microsoft’s big Windows update—not a “spring” update but the more boringly named “Windows 10 April 2018" update—arrives today for eager Windows users who manually trigger the update for their desktops and laptops. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Delay Getting the Windows 10 April 2018 “Spring Creators” Update

Microsoft is officially rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, also known as the Spring Creators Update, to computers tomorrow. While that might mean you’ll get it first thing, the company typically rolls those updates out slowly, which means you also might be waiting for a bit. If you’re anxious to get it now, […]

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How to Prepare for Monday’s ‘Windows 10 April 2018 Update’

That’s right. The “Spring Creators” update is no more; Microsoft is now calling its upcoming mega-update to Windows the “Windows 10 April 2018 Update,” and the company is barely locking this name in by releasing the update on Monday, April 30—the last day of the month.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Flip Off ‘Fast Startup’ to Force Windows 10 to Shut Down for Real

It sounds weird, but when you click that power button on the start menu to shut down Windows 10, you’re not shutting down Windows 10. Sure, Windows 10 goes through the motions of shutting down. And your computer sure looks like it shut down. And it sort of did, but it didn’t. Read more… Continue […]

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Free Up Space on Your Hard Drive Automatically With Windows 10’s Storage Sense Feature

Windows: Sometimes, finding the right Windows settings to automate some portion of your digital life feels like digging through the nooks and crannies of your couch to find loose change. In this case, Windows’ “Storage Sense,” a handy way to automate hard drive cleaning, has probably been staring you in the face for…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Delete a Stubborn Folder in Windows

I encountered a quirky problem the other day when I was trying to clean up one of my hard drives before copying its contents to another drive: I couldn’t delete a folder. Technically, I was trying to get rid of a a folder within a folder within a folder by deleting the top-level folder—a mouthful, […]

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Relive the ’90s With This Original File Manager Port for Windows 10

Personal computers have come a long way since the 1990s. We’re not too interested in reliving the limited, early days of Windows software, but if you’re feeling nostalgic, Microsoft just released an old version of its original File Manager that you can now run on your present-day computer.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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HP’s Overkill Convertible Makes Your Surface Pro Look Wimpy and Weak

Want a laptop that lets you get in a quick Overwatch match after you’re done editing some video on its 4K display? How about a convertible that lets you crank out screeds even with the keyboard a few feet away? Need a tablet that lets you create and edit images without worrying about your stylus’ […]

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This Laptop Is the MacBook Pro People Wish Apple Would Make

So there I am, six thousand miles away from home in a foreign country (whose language I don’t speak) covering a trade show by myself, and I realize the power brick on my XPS 13 is busted. This is a disaster. My laptop is my lifeblood. I need it to write stories, edit photos, and […]

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See What Data Microsoft is Collecting on You and Put a Stop to It (Maybe)

Privacy-conscious users will be happy to hear about Microsoft’s latest addition to Windows 10, which adds transparency in terms of data collection, and finally let users see what information is being sent for analysis to Microsoft. The Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer makes it more convenient for users to see what data…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Type Accents and Symbols on Any Keyboard

Whether you’re doing some Spanish homework or exchanging jokes with your French-speaking amoureux, nailing spelling in a foreign language is pretty important if you’re trying to get your point across without looking like a dunce. Adding accents is easy now, thanks to improved keyboard controls on nearly every device.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I’ve Got Windows 10, But What’s Windows Hello?

Hopefully you took advantage of Microsoft’s free upgrade offer that allowed consumers to update computers running Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 (and if you didn’t, it’s not too late!). If you did, you should take advantage of one of the most convenient and downright pleasant features in Windows 10: the ability to login…Read […]

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade Before the End of the Year

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade program was discontinued for the general public last July, but you can still get your hands on a free upgrade to Windows 10 if you’re a user of the company’s assistive technology features. Luckily, Microsoft’s definition of the term is pretty broad, which means if you rely on features…Read more… Continue […]

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Razer’s New Cheaper Razer Blade Pro Doesn’t Make Any Damn Sense

There are always going to be people who want a big, powerful laptop. I’m talking about people like developers that want to show off early game builds at trade shows or stubborn people who simply can’t compromise on performance when they are away from home. But is there any benefit to turning these 17-inch behemoths…Read […]

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