How to turn off intrusive Windows 10 settings

How to turn off intrusive Windows 10 settings

With Cortana following you around — from spamming helpful suggestions based on what you’re typing to displaying extremely precise and personalized ads based on your online search — Windows 10 can often feel intrusive. Here are a few tips you can follow to leave Microsoft’s watchful eye behind.

Issues found for new Windows patches

Issues found for new Windows patches

Despite security being one of Microsoft’s top priorities, it has been recently discovered that there are two vulnerabilities in computer chips, named Meltdown and Spectre, that put private data in jeopardy. As a solution, Microsoft has released an update to fix this vulnerability.

Bloatware: From Annoying To Dangerous

Bloatware: From Annoying To Dangerous

Bloatware, junkware, trialware, third-party apps — whatever you call it. There’s now yet another reason to get rid of these annoying pre-installed programs and plugins indefinitely: security threats. Learn more about the other risk that might do more than slow down your computer.

New feature for Windows 10 Insiders

New feature for Windows 10 Insiders

Just weeks after the major Windows 10 Fall Creators update, Microsoft has released two new features for Windows 10 Insiders called Sets and Timeline. Although these features will likely change over the course of the development period, here’s everything we know about them so far.

Microsoft rolls out junkware-free PCs

Microsoft rolls out junkware-free PCs

Are you tired of buying a new PC and getting a load of pre-installed crapware you don’t need? This unnecessary software runs concurrently with the app you’re using, often prompting you to upgrade it ASAP. Signature Edition PCs let you do away with all of it.

Facial recognition technology in Windows 10

Facial recognition technology in Windows 10

Facial recognition technology has been around for some time, but its underdeveloped capabilities meant it could be fooled by masks, photographs, or even painted faces. However, the technology has come a long way since its inception and companies like Microsoft are including it in consumer products like Windows 10.

Say hello to fingerprint, iris, and facial scans

Windows Hello is an advanced biometric identity and access control feature in Windows 10. With it, there’s no need to enter a password; all it needs is your fingerprint, eye scan, or just your face.

Microsoft enhances Windows 10 with Follow Me

Microsoft enhances Windows 10 with Follow Me

PC users might soon get an extra pair of hands when navigating Windows 10, thanks to a new feature called ‘Follow Me.’ It will significantly enhance the capabilities of Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant (VA) — from answering questions about the weather to being a considerably more capable Windows guide.

Microsoft 365 for Education launch

Microsoft 365 for Education launch

What should school teachers, students, and business people be excited about by the latest Microsoft conference? A rough answer would be something that includes Minecraft, new software bundles, and cut-rate Windows devices. For a detailed answer, read on.

Cyber weapons for sale by dangerous hackers

Cyber weapons for sale by dangerous hackers

“Script kiddies” are a type of computer hacker that copies malware programs from more experienced creators and put their own name on it. WannaCry was programmed by script kiddies, and the group they stole the malware from is selling a new set of vulnerabilities.

Clean up your PC with 2 new Windows features

Clean up your PC with 2 new Windows features

One of the things that can make your PC perform slower than normal is clutter. And for a long time, Windows users had no choice but to manually remove the clutter themselves. The good news is, Windows 10 has come up with new tools that make decluttering a lot easier.