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Woman Wins $13,000 From Microsoft After Unwanted Windows 10 Upgrade

A California woman has won a $US10,000 ($13,383) judgement from Microsoft after the company dropped its appeal in a case in which she alleged that her work computer became slow and unreliable after automatically upgrading itself to Windows 10.

How To Browse Windows Folders Using Tabs

Tabbed browsing has changed the way we surf the web, making it ridiculously easy to load sites in the background and switch between a bunch of pages in seconds. Now, you can get the same interface for browsing through your files on Windows. Here’s the tool you’re going to need and how to use it.

How To Restore Deleted Files On Any Device

Few tech disasters can send your stomach into free fall quite like realising you’ve deleted something important from your laptop or phone, with no obvious way to bring it back. Luckily, if you find yourself scrambling to restore your deleted files, there’s still hope. Free tools and apps are widely available to help you recover your deleted data no matter what platform you’re using. Here’s what you need to know.

5 Reasons To Install Linux On Your Laptop

You can choose something other than MacOS or Windows 10 when it comes to an operating system for your computer. If you’re prepared to be a little more adventurous, Linux has plenty of great features that will save you time and make working a little less dull.

4 Ways To Help Your Laptop Enjoy A Longer Life

If you’re shelling out hard-earned cash on a laptop, then you want to make sure you get years of service out of it. Some wear and tear (both physical and digital) is inevitable along the way, but if you take good care of your machine you can keep it running smoothly for longer — just like a well-maintained car or bicycle.

How To Unlock Secret Settings In Windows 10

The Windows registry is a sprawling, usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications running on a computer. A lot of these settings are hidden from the user, but if you know what you’re doing, you can don your tweaking and customise Windows in a variety of ways. Here’s how to get started.

5 Hidden Windows 10 Features You Should Use

Windows 10 has officially been with us for close to a year now, but even if you’ve spent a lot of time with the OS since its launch, you may not have found everything it has to offer. Here are five of our favourite hidden features that we’ve discovered over the course of the last year, and why you might want to start using of them.

Microsoft Announces 'Mixed Reality' Plans With Windows Holographic

Microsoft says that Windows Holographic, the platform that powers Microsoft HoloLens, enables “a world of mixed reality” where devices work together — regardless of whether they are developed for virtual reality, augmented reality, or anything in-between.

This “mixed reality” is a place where devices interact with each other to change the way people work, communicate, learn and play. And now Microsoft has opened the platform for partners to create new experiences.

The Best Cortana Tricks To Take Control Of Your Computer

Oh dear — not still clicking around with a mouse and keyboard are you? What is this, early 2015? Cortana comes baked into Windows 10 now, so you can shout out commands and control your laptop or desktop using your voice instead. Here are some of the neat ways you can make use of it.

Make Your Windows 10 Wallpaper Look Instantly Better With One Small Tweak

If you’ve got your PC running on a big ol’ monitor or TV, chances are you take a little care with the wallpaper you use as your Windows background. But straight out of the box, Windows backgrounds are actually slightly compressed, and that can destroy the fine image detail you’re expecting to see. Here’s how to fix that little issue.

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