Microsoft has grudgingly agreed to let current OneDrive users keep their 15GB of free cloud storage and 15GB of free Camera Roll “bonus” storage, rather than dropping you to 5GB as previously stated, but only if you’re aware of the offer and don’t mind a bit of spam. To take advantage of the offer, visit this Microsoft page. Microsoft representatives said the company does not have a supplementary explanatory blog post or statement to add at the present, b
Whether you’re on a Windows system or a Macintosh, there’s little more frustrating than the parade of apps that seem to start up every time you boot your computer. Worse, many of them are hidden behind-the-scenes, little “helper apps” that enable certain functions, listen for incoming queries, etc. For some, it’s almost impossible to figure out what they do and some of those might well be malware of some sort of another. It stinks! Even benign programs lik
Greg Shultz shows you how to use some of the new features in Windows 7's Event Viewer to investigate a slow boot time. Overview Windows 7's Event Viewer includes a new category of event logs called Applications and Services Logs, which includes a whole host of subcategories that track key elements of the operating system. The majority of these subcategories contain an event log type called Operational that is designed to track events that can be used for...
I am a strong proponent of two-factor authentication but the worrying thing is the way it's being advertised or pushed as a holy grail of security. The weakest link is still the person using the service/device and if they continued to use weak passwords then it just become the matter of loosing your token device or mobile. When enabling two-factor authentication users still must advised to setup secure passwords with at-least 10 digit length containing Alp
Meet the new and improved Windows. No, it's not Windows 9 -- Microsoft is going straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10. Check out the video for a quick look at the history of Windows.
All you have to do is sign up for OneDrive and activate the auto upload feature for your camera roll sometime between now and the end of September, and you will get 30 GB of free OneDrive storage moving forward (15 GB base and 15 GB camera roll bonus). If you haven't created the One Drive account please click the link below to do it. The promotion only runs till the end of September so please hurry. https://onedrive.live.com/?invref=b8d86
The USB selective suspend feature allows the hub driver to suspend an individual USB port without affecting the operation of the other USB ports on the hub. Selective suspension of USB devices is especially useful in portable computers, since it helps conserve battery power. Many devices, such as fingerprint readers and other kinds of biometric scanners, only require power intermittently. Suspending such devices, when the device is not in use, reduces over
Microsoft Word is so integral to our digital lives that it has successfully commandeered the actual word, "Word." If you refer to the once-nonsensical phrases like "Word docs," "editing in Word," or "a Word update," people will know exactly what you are talking about. That's the power of ubiquity. Even though the program has since been sucked into the greater branding gravity of Microsoft Office, Word still stands alone as the program with which everyone—...
How to create your own torn edge shape It’s pretty easy to create your own torn edge shape. Here are the steps: Insert a rectangle. Right-click the rectangle and choose Edit Points. Choose the side that you want to add points to (it can be more than one side). Along that side, right-click and choose Add Point. Continue until you have about 10 points added to the side. (Note: It’s easy to right-click off the edge and lose Edit Points mode. Just right-c