Windows 10’s anti-ransomware features

Windows 10’s anti-ransomware features

The recent global outbreak of ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya has made Microsoft sit up and pay attention to the need for better security features for Windows 10. Here are some of the new ones Microsoft has come up with to help keep PC users safe. Controlled Folder Access This feature allows you […]

Proprietary vs. open-source VoIP systems

Proprietary vs. open-source VoIP systems

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has come a long way in helping businesses use sophisticated features with significant cost savings. The challenge for small- and medium-sized businesses is knowing where to begin. Here’s a list of pros and cons to help you decide which system is right for you. What are “proprietary” systems? When most […]

Get rid of Windows 10 bloatware

Get rid of Windows 10 bloatware

Who doesn’t love getting value-for-money deals? Normally, getting more for less is an amazing deal — unless what you get is “bloatware.” It is software that device manufacturers pre-install in your Windows 10 PC or laptop at the behest of deep-pocketed software companies. Beyond taking up storage space and using up processing power, this type […]

Which is better, Hangouts or Skype?

Which is better, Hangouts or Skype?

Many online collaboration tools are coming up with improved features for online communication. These include Microsoft’s Skype for Business and Google’s Hangouts Meet. Both are used for video calling, group chat, private chat, and file and image sharing. Despite these similarities, you may prefer one over the other. Calling features Hangouts and Skype both offer […]

Virtualization Basics: Windows on Macs

Virtualization Basics: Windows on Macs

A common reason for running the Windows operating system (OS) on a Mac computer is to bypass compatibility issues. Virtualization is the only way to efficiently install OS-specific software on any machine, so let’s go over some of the ways this solution creates synergy between the two platforms. Configure an entire machine with a few […]

How does end of support affect Windows users?

How does end of support affect Windows users?

Windows 7 was one of Microsoft’s popular and best-loved operating systems (OS), and most of us are still using it. But like the OSs before it, Windows 7 will eventually reach the end of its lifecycle. Mainstream end of support for Windows came into effect on January 13, 2015, but extended support won’t end until […]

Helpful Cortana commands you need

Helpful Cortana commands you need

Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant that assists you with a variety of tasks such as making phone calls, setting reminders, as well as searching for files. In order to fully utilize her, we’ve picked four of the most handy commands you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices. Hey, Cortana Before […]

5 virtualization platforms fit for SMBs

5 virtualization platforms fit for SMBs

Virtualization allows you to eliminate dependency on physical hardware limitations and software requirements. Before you choose any one virtualization solution, it’s a good idea to go over the different companies providing virtualization services. Below is a list of five popular vendors offering reliable virtualization platforms. VMware Any conversation about virtualization for small- and medium-sized businesses […]

How to adjust your Windows 10 notifications

How to adjust your Windows 10 notifications

Unless the computer app is critical for your work, alerts about a new patch update or incoming message can distract you. Luckily, you can personalize your notifications settings on Windows 10’s action center using these three simple steps. Overarching action center settings First of all, you should customize your Windows 10 system-wide notifications settings. To […]