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Windows 10: How To Upgrade, Download And Install The New Microsoft OS

Windows 10 is now out thanks to a public, proper launch. As we’ve discussed over the months and weeks leading into its roll out, it’s actually rather good. But with all the talk of free versions and paid for versions, upgrade reservations and mandatory installations, you may be a little confused as to how best to get the new operating system onto your machine.

We’ve got you covered – going through the most common concerns from prospective Windows 10 users that we’ve heard, here’s all you need to know to get going with Microsoft’s latest and greatest.


How To Survive A Cascadia-Sized Tsunami

“Thirteen thousand people will die in the Cascadia earthquake and tsunami,” reads Kathryn Schulz’s now-infamous New Yorker article. “Everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.” Turns out a very similar event occurred in Chile 55 years ago. What wisdom can its survivors share with residents of the Northwest?


What You Need To Know Before Driving Off-Road

Driving off-road doesn’t have to be scary. Yet most people that spend serious cash on 4WDs never even put them in low range, much less take them off the pavement. Let’s try to fix that with a few basic skills everyone can master.


How To Turn Balloons Into Simple Fireworks That Only Go Boom

Looking for a faster way to call the cops to your neighbourhood? Just follow Grant Thompson, AKA the King of Random’s latest video that has him turning regular balloons into high-flying explosives that sound like a fireworks show but without all the eye candy.


How To PC Game From The Comfort Of Your Couch

We’re living in the future, yet you’re gaming like you live in the past. It’s time to get that gaming PC off your desk and into your lounge room. Here’s what you’ll need to get started with lean-back gaming in your lounge room.


Home Theatre PCs For Your Lounge Room: What You Need To Know

So you want a home theatre PC? Good thinking! It’s a great way to get absolute control over all the content on your TV on the one device with infinite tweakability into the future. It’s time to ask the big questions: should you build one or buy one? Here’s what to know when choosing yours.


How To Make The Most Of Apple Music

There’s so much to Apple’s new Music streaming service you aren’t using. Here’s how to make the most of the new platform.


How To Get Verified On Tinder

Are you a “somebody” trying to find the love of your life on Tinder? The world’s favourite swipe-based date’n’bang app is introducing Verified Profiles for some reason so you can brag about your achievements via a Twitter-esque blue and white tick. Here’s how to get one for yourself.


How To Build A Snow Shelter

Want something fun and productive to do during this whole giant blizzard thing? Why not learn how to build a snow shelter? It could save your life one day but, more importantly, they’re just a ton of fun to make. Here’s how.


How To Gain Traction When You're Running Or Walking On Snow And Ice

Even though winter conditions in Australia are nowhere near as tough as some places in the northern hemisphere, the technology exists to utterly eliminate poor-traction in any weather. You can either add it (affordably!) to your existing boots or shoes or buy a dedicated pair and it will help whether you’re just walking to work or want to keep training no matter the weather.


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