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Microsoft wants you to Snip your next screenshot

techrepublic.com — If I were to tell you that a well-known technology company had just released a preview (beta) version of a new, previously unannounced, free application, you might think I was talking about Google. But, in this case, you'd be wrong. In late August 2015, Microsoft released a free screen capture and annotation application called Snip ( Figure A).
Sep 02, 2015

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Microsoft signs deals to take advantage of fitness wearables

techrepublic.com — One of the most dominant and lucrative cultural and generational trends in the past few years has been the increased use of wearable devices to track activity and overall fitness. Not one to pass on a money-making opportunity, Microsoft has recently signed deals with Fitbit and TaylorMade to integrate data from wearable gadgets and services directly into Windows 10 and the Microsoft ecosystem.
Aug 26, 2015

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How To Turn off Video Autoplay in Twitter And Facebook

anewdomain.net — Video autoplay will embarrass you at work or home, and waste a good chunk of your morning. Here's how to turn off video autoplay in Twitter and Facebook. aNewDomain - From time to time, for reasons few can fathom, Twitter and Facebook will surreptitiously turn on video autoplay in news feeds.

Pro tip: How to personalize Windows 10

techrepublic.com — Just like the previous versions, Microsoft Windows 10 can be personalized for your individual taste. However, the procedures required to change the default look of Windows 10 are a bit different. Here's a brief tutorial on how to do it. Most of the configuration changes are performed from the Personalize section of the Settings Menu.

With Microsoft Sway, your next presentation doesn't have to suck

techrepublic.com — On August 5, 2015, Microsoft announced that Sway had been moved from Preview status to Generally Available status for all Office 365 users. Microsoft describes Sway as a digital storytelling app, which is a fancy way of saying publication software with multimedia features.
Aug 18, 2015

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How to set up the Mail and Calendar apps in Windows 10

Aug 13, 2015

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How much will Windows 10 cost this time next year?

techrepublic.com — I wonder how many of those eager people have considered what Microsoft will ask us to pay for the privilege of using Windows 10 after the year is up. I'm not saying updating to Windows 10 was a bad idea. In fact, I think it's a very good idea, and everyone should take advantage of the update while they can.
Aug 11, 2015

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Pro tip: How to turn Cortana on and off

techrepublic.com — When it comes to assessing the effectiveness of these disembodied voices inhabiting our gadgets, I am a dyed-in-the-wool skeptic, especially when it comes to using them on a PC. However, I know there are many people in this world who swear by their voice-activated assistants when they are on their smartphones or other mobile devices.

Balance security and convenience with Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense

techrepublic.com — According to one report, as of the morning of July 31, 2015, two days after it was made available, Microsoft Windows 10 had been installed on over 67 million PCs. No matter how you slice it, that's a phenomenal achievement and indicates to me that consumers are intrigued by the new operating system and its new features.

How to upgrade to Windows 10: A step-by-step walkthrough

techrepublic.com — As someone who signed up as a Windows Insider some months ago, I was near the top of the list for the free update to Windows 10. So, I took advantage of the situation and opted to get Windows 10 as soon as I possibly could.
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