(Pocket-lint) - If you're thinking of upgrading your Windows hard drive and moving to a faster SSD or NVMe SSD then you might dread the idea of installing Windows on the new drive and having the hassle of having to start from scratch again. The process of upgrading can be frustrating if you already have everything the way you like it including settings, software and shortcuts.
Teams pop-outs promise to improve dual-monitor functionality for collaborators Development is currently underway for an update to Microsoft Teams that will introduce the ability to open shared meeting content in a new window, as the company continues to enhance its video conferencing software. The company has released little information on the new feature, explaining simply that users will be able to "pop out shared content into a separate window".
From writing apps to task management apps If you've finally decided to finish that novel you've had in mind, there's an event beginning from today (July 1) that could help you to finally finish the idea you've most likely had for years, alongside some helpful apps on Windows, macOS and iOS.
Microsoft has patched a high-severity vulnerability found in Service Fabric After being tipped off by cybersecurity researchers from Unit 42, a division of Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft has pushed out a patch for a high-severity vulnerability found in Service Fabric. Publishing a blog post (opens in new tab) to explain what happened, Microsoft said the vulnerability allowed potential threat actors to obtain rook privileges on a node, further allowing them full takeover of other nodes in the cluster.
The 16-inch standoff: is Huawei's or Apple's laptop best in respective Windows and macOS lands? All the best features, news, tips and great deals to help you live a better life through technology It's the 16-inch standoff for best laptop! Say hello to the two competitors: in the Windows corner there's the 2022 release Huawei MateBook 16S; in the macOS corner there's the 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 16.
Is Windows 11 becoming more popular yet? No, is the short answer Windows 11 is still hampered by a lackluster pace of adoption, looking at the latest figures gauging the market share of Microsoft’s desktop operating system. The report on Windows versions and their respective market share compiled by AdDuplex (opens in new tab) for June 2022 shows that Windows 11 is now on 23.1% of the PCs included in the firm’s figures.
The Chromebook was first introduced on July 11, 2011. What was originally scoffed at as nothing more than a laptop with a web browser has evolved into something much greater to the point where these user-friendly laptops can be employed for both personal and business reasons. And given that most of the work we all do now happens within a browser, it's a perfect marriage of simplicity and usability.
Discover how to password protect folders on Windows with our simple guide Once you know how to password protect folders on Windows, you'll be able to keep all your files safe and secure from prying eyes. Whether you're running Windows 11 or Windows 10, there's a way to protect any folder by adding a password to it, which is handy if you have some particularly sensitive files on your PC.
Skull and Bones’ release date and pre-order bonuses may have been leaked, according to Video Games Chronicle. Ubisoft’s pirate game has consistently seen its release date pushed back and it now appears that it might finally see the light of day. As per the report, the leak has come from Aggiornamenti Lumia, who continually reports on listings that are added to Xbox and Windows stores before they are available to the public.
Meet Huawei's new top-of-the-line MateBook Huawei has just launched the MateBook 16S — its latest premium big-screen laptop for creative pros with 12th Gen Intel power at a reasonable price. This higher end is starting to become quite a competitive space for Windows laptops, which is being dictated by the need to nail three essential things: strong specs, slick software and a premium user experience.
The Huawei MateBook E is a Windows computer in tablet form, at a decent price, but is it enough? Top Ten Reviews Verdict The Huawei MateBook E is on our list as one of the best laptops (opens in new tab) you can buy right now.
A CYBERSECURITY firm has flagged false Microsoft Office documents as carriers of malware. Users with outdated versions of Microsoft Office are most at risk. Microsoft Office is used by over a billion people worldwide. Netskope, the cybersecurity specialists, published a blog detailing almost 1,000 malicious Excel files spread during just a 12-day window in June.
Why Microsoft’s Surface Go, Pro and Surface Laptop are the perfect PCs for everyone You already know that Windows makes it easier to create, to collaborate and to do the things that bring you joy. But you might not know that Microsoft also makes the perfect Windows devices (opens in new tab) for work, for creativity and for play.
Insects and flies will invade thousands of homes across the UK as the weather heats up but this common kitchen object should stop them coming in An ingenious hack shows how to kill flies in your home with just a 55p kitchen item. A TikTok user has shared a "guaranteed" way to kill the pests this summer.
Issues introduced in June’s Patch Tuesday are getting fixed The fixes for a number of VPN issues that have been plaguing some Windows versions since this month’s Patch Tuesday are coming. Microsoft has finally confirmed that last month’s Patch Tuesday introduced connectivity issues on servers with Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) enabled, noting that client endpoints could also struggle to connect to these servers, experiencing connection drops.
Like the Start menu, the Taskbar in Windows 11 has gotten a thumb's down from a lot of people, mostly because it's much less customizable than its Windows 10 counterpart. In Windows 10, you can move the Taskbar to any of the four sides of the screen, combine taskbar buttons, change the size of the buttons, and increase the height of the taskbar itself.
Have you ever needed the ability to add a chat/collaboration tool but didn't want to rely on third-party services or have the budget to pay for a service like Slack? If that sounds like a situation you find yourself in, you'll be happy to know there are plenty of options available.
Welcome to the latest installment of Ask ZDNet, where we answer the questions that make your IT guy reach for the Tums. In the mailbag this week: A user wants to get through one workday without having to recharge their laptop battery. How can I improve my Windows laptop's battery life?
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