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Two-factor authentication is no longer an optional feature. If you use modern cloud services, this extra layer of security can dramatically reduce the risk of a hostile takeover. Here's how to get started.
In a bygone era, today's release of a new Windows Insider build would have been part of the Release Candidate phase. Today, it's just one of many stops on a sprint to this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Disk image files in ISO format have mostly replaced old-fashioned shiny disks. Windows 10 includes the ability to mount any ISO file as a virtual DVD. To unmount the file, you need to use a slightly illogical command.
The new app, now free from the Windows Store, offers most of the features currently available in a web browser. But OneDrive users expecting the long-awaited replacement of the "placeholders" feature will be disappointed.
The year-long free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ends on July 29. But what if you're not ready to upgrade yet? Here's how to claim your upgrade so it's available at no cost when the time comes.
You don't need to dig deep into Control Panel or use a command line to find your IP address. That information (IPv4 and IPv6) is in Task Manager, if you know where to look.
One of the biggest missing pieces in Windows 10's default browser has finally arrived. If you're running the latest preview release of Windows 10, the Adblock Plus extension is now available from the Windows Store.
Apps from the Windows Store run in a highly restricted sandbox and have to be approved before they can be listed. So why was this app able to automatically download an executable file that multiple virus scanners identified as potentially dangerous?
You've got complaints about Windows 10? Don't worry, you've got plenty of company. From my mailbox, these are the top gripes about Microsoft's new OS, with instructions to help you make those problems vanish.
A powerful but obscure command-line tool lets you see at a glance how your portable PC's battery is performing and how much battery life you can expect from each charge.
File Explorer's Quick Access feature is a great time-saver, but it also displays shortcuts to files and folders you've used recently. If you'd rather not advertise that activity, here's how to take back control.
Last week's release of Windows 10 build 14328 includes the first glimpse of new features slated for this summer's major Anniversary Update. Here's a closer look at what you can expect.
Need to look up the meaning of a word? There's no need to fumble for a reference book or open your web browser. Just learn this magic word and you can ask Cortana.
Microsoft's phone business is in disarray, and a couple of my colleagues think the answer is for Redmond to go full Android. My response: Where's the business justification?
In a session for Web developers today, Microsoft highlighted ad blocker capabilities in its Edge browser. [Updated with comment from Microsoft]
If your Windows 10 PC is operating perfectly right now, great. Take advantage of the opportunity to create a recovery drive so you have a way to perform repairs if something ever goes wrong.
Should you defrag your solid-state drive? Absolutely not! Here's how to keep conventional hard disks, SSDs, and even virtual disks running at peak efficiency.
Who needs extensions like AdBlock Plus? In a session for Web developers today, Microsoft revealed that the next version of Microsoft Edge will include its own ad blocker.
In the opening keynote for its Build conference in San Francisco, Microsoft's Terry Myerson announced that the number of active devices has risen sharply since the start of the year. But can that pace continue?
One confusing aspect of Windows 10 is the way it keeps some options in the old-style Control Panel and others in the new Settings app. The good news is you don't have to guess where to look, once you learn these two search secrets.