Jun 242017
 

By James Frew at MakeUseOf.com…

Windows 10 was a huge success after it launched in 2015. As of March 2017, it was running on over a quarter of Desktop computers worldwide, only trailing Windows 7, which was released six years prior. Microsoft appeared to have listened to feedback about Windows 8 and sought to mix the best of Windows 7 and 8 while pushing the OS into the future.

Source: Privacy and Windows 10: Your Guide to Windows Telemetry

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Jan 192017
 

By Richard Hay at SuperSite for Windows…

Having the ability to use biometrics to validate my identity for access to my Windows 10 devices is not only a whiz bang neat feature but it is also very secure. By providing my fingerprint or face for scanning I associate those unique personal features to my Windows 10 log in account for an added level of security whether I am on my machines at home or on the road for work.

Source: Photo Gallery: Security | This USB key from Yubico can log you into Windows 10 using Windows Hello | SuperSite for Windows

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Dec 212016
 

By Mitch Tulloch at WindowsNetworking.com…

This is the second and final part of a two-part article that walks through steps for using third-party tools to create a Windows 7 image for deployment that incorporates all available software updates for the operating system.

Source: Creating a fully updated Windows 7 image (Part 2) :: Windows 7 :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com

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Nov 302016
 

By Mitch Tulloch at WindowsNetworking.com…

This is the first part of a two-part article that walks through steps for using third-party tools to create a Windows 7 image for deployment that incorporates all available software updates for the operating system.

Source: Creating a fully updated Windows 7 image (Part 1) :: Windows 7 :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com

 Posted by at 7:52 pm
Aug 162016
 

By Tim Brookes at MakeUseOf.com…

Sick of dragging files into email messages whenever you want to share something? There might be a better way. Whether you want to share a single file with another Mac in the vicinity, a folder with a Windows PC on the same network, or several gigabytes of video with a friend on the other side of the world, we’ve got you covered.

Source: 9 Quick Ways to Share Files & Folders from a Mac

 Posted by at 10:19 pm
Apr 192016
 

Password management is more important than ever.  I personally use 1Password and recommend most users use something on the level of a password management app.  I definitely see this as a security and productivity enhancer.  Here is a good article by Michael McConnell at MakeUseOf.com…

It goes without saying that everyone needs to use stronger passwords, and the best way to do that is with a password manager. The truth is, passwords that are hard to hack are just as hard to remember, yet even so, you really do need long and complex passwords.

Source: How Password Managers Keep Your Passwords Safe

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