February 24th, 2016 by Pamela Michael
We recently posted some information for those considering upgrading to Windows 10. At the end of that blog, I made mention to the fact that Windows 10 is pretty aggressive when it comes to collecting your personal data by default.
If you’ve chosen to upgrade to Windows 10 using the Express Install, you might want to take a few moments and review the default privacy settings and make a few adjustments.
Simply hit the Notifications icon in the lower right of your screen, then click All Settings, then Privacy.
From here you can choose to update a myriad of settings and features, most of them pretty self-explanatory. For those with questions, however, here is a bit more information and a few suggestions for tweaks in some of those tabs: Read the rest of this entry »
March 19th, 2015 by Pamela Michael
As we mentioned back in January, Microsoft has been working on a new browser to replace Internet Explorer once Windows 10 is released later this year. The IE successor, codenamed Project Spartan, will be a lightweight browser that functions similar to Chrome. Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s CMO, spoke at Microsoft Convergence this week in Atlanta and confirmed the company indeed has plans to move away from the Internet Explorer brand.
Though IE will still exist on a small scale Read the rest of this entry »
February 4th, 2015 by Pamela Michael
Heads up, Windows 7 and 8 users! Microsoft has announced that it will allow free upgrades to their new Windows 10 for one year after the operating system launches. This is great news for the multitudes of Windows 8 users who have expressed their dissatisfaction with the operating system, or those still using Windows 7 which has already begun to be phased out by Microsoft.
Little is known about how Microsoft intends to roll out the free upgrade, but their head of operating systems and engineering group, Terry Myerson, promised the company would be “sharing more information and additional offer terms in the coming months.”
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January 6th, 2015 by Pamela Michael
If the rumors are true, Microsoft has bigger plans than just an update for Internet Explorer set to coincide with the launch of Windows 10. Instead, we’re now hearing that the company is moving away from the browser in favor of a lightweight browser that will give users an experience similar to Chrome and Firefox. ZDNet contributor, Mary Jo Foley, explains the move in her article for All About Microsoft dated December 29, 2014. Continue reading for the full article, or click THIS LINK to be taken to ZDNet in a new tab. Read the rest of this entry »