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Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts That Will Save You Lot Of Time

In the latest Windows 10, Microsoft rolls out lot of amazing updates including Cortana, there are lot of keyboard shortcuts that will save you lot of time while operating your Windows 10, instead of stressing yourself navigating with mouse, you can make use of these windows 10 keyboard shortcuts Recommended: Windows 10 Editions Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts Cortana ShortcutsWindows + C: Opens Cortana’s speech prompt Windows + Q: Opens Cortana’s Home View, enables search by speech or keyboard input. Windows StandardsWindows Key: Shows the Windows 10 Start Menu Windows Key + Tab: Launches Windows 10 Task View Windows Key + L: Locks your Windows 10 device Windows Key + Enter: Opens Narrator, a program that reads text for you and shows you tips.
Traditional Keyboard ShortcutsWindows Key + 1, 2, 3 and so on: Open programs that are pinned to task bar Windows Key + Space: Switch keyboard input language (if you have added at least a second one) Windows Key + Shift + Left or Right: Move current Win…

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries

Windows 10: The Best Windows Ever As we begin to roll out Windows 10 to the world, we want to empower our customers to do great things. We will deliver this in four key ways: 1) First and foremost, we made Windows 10 fast and familiar: With the familiar Start menu, Taskbar, and Desktop you’re already an expert and Live Tiles provide streaming updates of what matters most to you, instantly. Windows 10 is designed to be compatible with the hardware, software and peripherals you already own.Free updates help keep you current on features and security updates.With OneDrive online storage, you can easily share and keep your files up to date across all your devices, simply. 2) In a world of cyber threats, Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever: Offering enhanced Windows Defender and Smart Screen to help safeguard against viruses, malware and phishing.Windows Hello** greets you by name, providing a fast, secured, password-free way to log in. 3) Aligned with our more personal computing visio…

Force Your Computer to Upgrade to Windows 10 [How to]

This day has finally come! After nine months of testing, numerous preview builds, millions of Insiders, and a lot of announcements, Microsoft finally released Windows 10 today. But since millions of people are waiting to get a free upgrade, Microsoft decided to rollout the system in phases, so not everyone will get Windows 10 on the same day. But if you don’t want to wait a day more, we’ll show you how to force your computer to  upgrade to Windows 10.
But before we show you how to force your computer to get a free Windows 10 upgrade on day one, you have to make sure you meet all requirements for that. First and foremost, your computer needs to run a genuine copy of either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1. And, you must have all the previous updates installed from Windows Update. Also make sure that you have reserved your free copy of Windows 10 through Get Windows 10 button on your taskbar. If you meet these requirements, you’re good to go. So, to force your computer to receive a free upgr…

9 reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10 -- yet

TOASTY TECH Windows 10 is just about here—and many users (especially those who have been wrestling with Windows 8) are probably eager to upgrade. But even if you can get it now—the upgrade will be sent first to those who signed up for the Windows Insider beta program and then in “slow waves” to everyone else—you may want to hold off. Here are nine reasons you might want to put off a Windows 10 upgrade. 1. Your system can’t run it This may seem obvious, but sometimes it’s the obvious that gets missed. In order to run Windows 10, you need a PC or tablet with a 1GHz processor or faster, 1GB of RAM for 32-bit machines or 2GB for 64-bit machines, 16GB hard disk space for 32-bit machines or 20GB hard disk space for 64-bit machines, a DirectX 9 or later graphics card with aWDDM 1.0 driver and an 800 x 600 display or better. For more details, go to Microsoft’sWindows 10 specifications page. If your system doesn’t qualify, then you’re going to have to upgrade your hardware before you…

Android users can now say ‘Ok Google’ to send messages via WhatsApp, WeChat, NextPlus, Telegram, and Viber

Above: Google Image Credit: Shutterstock In April, Google launched custom voice actions on Android, allowing users to control select third-party apps simply by starting with the “Ok Google” command. Today, that functionality has expanded to messaging apps, including WhatsApp, WeChat, NextPlus, Telegram, and Viber. If you already use “Ok Google” and your voice to send emails, Hangouts, or text messages, this should be a natural progression. You can split the task into two, or just do it all in one go. If you say, “Ok Google, send a WhatsApp message to Joe,” you’ll get a prompt asking you to dictate your message. Alternatively, you can just say: “Ok Google, send a Viber message to Josh: let’s do dinner tomorrow night.” Here is an example using WhatsApp: To be able to take advantage of this new feature, you do need to update boththe Google app for Android, as well as your individual messaging apps. If either is outdated, you’ll just get an error or a bunch of search results. This functio…

The Eight Most Impactful Excel Shortcuts That You Should Master

If you’ve ever gone online to research improving your Excel skills, you’ve undoubtedly come across a post or two listing all of Excel’s keyboard shortcuts.  In the latest version of Excel, Microsoft has made it easier than ever to learn shortcuts, by assigning shortcuts to nearly every function and making the discovery of the input sequence very transparent. While memorizing Excel shortcuts will generally improve your productivity, not all shortcuts are created equal.  Shortcuts that you never use are not inherently not very useful and not worth memorizing.  Your focus should be on the shortcuts that have the most impact – either by the amount of time it saves you, the frequency that you’ll use them, or the behavior it encourages. If you’ve already started using Excel or just haven’t utilized shortcuts heavily before, review the top eight shortcuts below.  For any that you don’t know already, I would suggest memorizing them and incorporating them into your Excel working style – I gua…

Researchers find vulnerability that affects 95% of Android devices

Image Credit: Google Update: This article has been updated with a comment from Google.  Researchers have found a vulnerability in Android devices that allows hackers to access a device remotely without the owner ever knowing it was compromised. The flaw affects roughly 95 percent of Android devices running operating system version 2.2 to 5.1, according to cybersecurity firm Zimperium. At fault is a media library (used to process media files) called Stagefright.Zimperium says it found multiple vulnerabilities in the framework. The company plans to present its research at the Black Hat 2015 security conference and at the hacking conference Def Con in August. Using a person’s telephone number, hackers can send a media file via MMS that gives them entry into a device. What’s more, the owner of the device may never know. Hackers could conceivably send the trojan file while the device’s owner is sleeping, get access to their phone, and then delete any evidence the phone was hacked. Once the …

10 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Mobile App Development

With mobile apps developed for mobile operating systems from Apple, Android, and others, you can create brand awareness and loyalty amongsta huge number of existing and potential customers. In fact, many customers now expect a business or brand to have its own dedicated mobile app. This means that it is not only becoming a necessity to gain a competitive edge over other businesses, it is becoming a necessity to avoid falling behind your competition. Having a dedicated mobile app adds to the credibility of the brand. Keeping in mind the importance that mobile applications hold in today’s society, it is only wise to create one for your business. Here are the top reasons why you should invest in mobile application development.


1. The World has Gone Mobile There is no denying that the world has gone mobile and there is no turning back. Consumers are using their smartphones to find local businesses. Your online branding efforts are being viewed via mobile channels. Thus, just having a w…

Windows 10 Is Killing Nvidia Graphics Cards

If your computer has an Nvidia graphics card in it, then you should perhaps not upgrade to Windows 10 for some time. A number of users are reporting issues with their computers after installing a new update released by Microsoft.
Windows Update is reportedly pushing out a newer display driver (version 353.54) for Nvidia graphics cards. As Forbes reports, this update is not yet available on Nvidia's website, which is perhaps why its software management tool called Nvidia GeForce Experience is downgrading to the previous version - which is where the bottleneck lies.
A concerning number of disgruntled people are sharing their ordeal on GeForce forum. They note that the new update is causing glitches such as SLI and multi-monitor issues, poor benchmarks, display flickering, black unresponsive screen, abrupt reboots, and game crashing among others.
Considering that a vast number of users don't have an option to circumvent this update makes the situation even more worrisome. Microsoft …