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'Embrace PowerShell for better security', say UK, US, NZ cyber authorities
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Microsoft Windows

'Embrace PowerShell for better security', say UK, US, NZ cyber authorities

The powerful automation and IT administrative tool has been used by hackers as an attack tool, but proper configuration can take the power out of thei…
23 Jun 2022
Making the most of Disk Management on Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

Making the most of Disk Management on Windows 10

We look at why disk management in Windows 10 is important, how to do it, and its benefits
22 Jun 2022
Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?
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operating systems

Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?

Can the open-source OS really stand up to Microsoft's enterprise juggernaut?
22 Jun 2022
Windows 11 Home vs Pro: What's the difference for business users?
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operating systems

Windows 11 Home vs Pro: What's the difference for business users?

A comparison of the various features and tools available across Windows 11's Home and Pro versions
20 Jun 2022
How to take screenshots on a Windows 10 laptop or PC
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Microsoft Windows

How to take screenshots on a Windows 10 laptop or PC

A guide to all the various tools and shortcuts you can use to take a screenshot on Windows 10
20 Jun 2022
Microsoft reportedly blocks Russian Windows 10 and Windows 11 downloads
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft reportedly blocks Russian Windows 10 and Windows 11 downloads

Local media report issues from inside Russia but the company has yet to confirm if it was a deliberate move or merely an error
20 Jun 2022
Windows 10 vs Windows 11: Is Windows 10 or 11 better for your business?
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operating systems

Windows 10 vs Windows 11: Is Windows 10 or 11 better for your business?

Windows 10 is by far the most popular operating system, but is it worth upgrading your business to Windows 11?
17 Jun 2022
Ubuntu Core 22 is now generally available for IoT and edge devices
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Ubuntu Core 22 is now generally available for IoT and edge devices

The new release brings security updates and support for a fully preemptible kernel
16 Jun 2022
Almost half of Windows 10 users urged to upgrade before Internet Explorer end of life
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Microsoft Windows

Almost half of Windows 10 users urged to upgrade before Internet Explorer end of life

Businesses have till 15 June to setup IE Mode in the newer Edge browser to avoid "disruption"
14 Jun 2022
How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode
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Microsoft Windows

How to boot Windows 11 in Safe Mode

Unless you’re a complete Windows novice, you’ll have come across Safe Mode before - but what exactly is it, and how do you access it in Windows 11?
7 Jun 2022
iPadOS 16 adds laptop-style multitasking
iPadOS 16
operating systems

iPadOS 16 adds laptop-style multitasking

The tech giant aims to align tablets with desktops with all-new collaboration features, Stage Manager, and whiteboard app
7 Jun 2022
Windows laptops or MacBooks: Which is better for business?
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Laptops

Windows laptops or MacBooks: Which is better for business?

Comparing two of the most popular computing platforms on the market and how they shape up when it comes to apps, security, connectivity, and variety
1 Jun 2022
Windows 10 Pro vs Home vs Enterprise: Which is best for your business?
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operating systems

Windows 10 Pro vs Home vs Enterprise: Which is best for your business?

A guide to the various features available across each iteration of Microsoft's most popular operating system
27 May 2022
Google adds new security vendor plugins for Chrome, improved Chrome OS policy controls for IT admins
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operating systems

Google adds new security vendor plugins for Chrome, improved Chrome OS policy controls for IT admins

New integrations across various security pillars aim to improve Chrome OS and Chrome browser security for enterprise customers
27 May 2022
What is Trusted Platform Module (TPM)?
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components

What is Trusted Platform Module (TPM)?

We investigate that mysterious little component that’s seemingly so crucial to Microsoft’s Windows 11
26 May 2022
Windows 11's nifty new search feature has one major downside
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Microsoft Windows

Windows 11's nifty new search feature has one major downside

Bringing inspiration from Android, the new search feature has divided onlookers
23 May 2022
17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them
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operating systems

17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them

Tips and tricks to help you solve Windows 10 upgrade problems, for everything from freeing up storage, to solving privacy errors and using safe mode
20 May 2022
How to upgrade to Windows 10 for free
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operating systems

How to upgrade to Windows 10 for free

The free upgrade window closed in 2016, but you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free
13 May 2022
How to factory reset Windows 10
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operating systems

How to factory reset Windows 10

If your Windows 10 system isn't playing ball, you can reset it back to its factory conditions
13 May 2022
16 ways to speed up your laptop
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Laptops

16 ways to speed up your laptop

Does your ageing laptop need a boost? We look at the software tweaks and hardware upgrades that will give your computer a new lease of life
13 May 2022
How to fix a stuck Windows 10 update
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operating systems

How to fix a stuck Windows 10 update

Has your PC frozen during an update? Here's how to get it running again
13 May 2022
How to reinstall Windows 10 without losing data
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Microsoft Windows

How to reinstall Windows 10 without losing data

Reinstalling Windows 10 can wipe your system clean; here’s how to keep your files intact
13 May 2022
Actively exploited Windows vulnerability reaches peak severity when paired with popular attack
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Security

Actively exploited Windows vulnerability reaches peak severity when paired with popular attack

May 2022's routine Patch Tuesday fixes seven 'critical' issues, including a familiar headache for IT administrators
11 May 2022