Tip o’ the Week 377 – Windows 10 Films & TV

In a culturally-sensitive and relatively unusual sort of localis(z)ation, Windows 10 has an app called Films & TV. Or Movies & TV, depending on where you are in the world. Whichever, it’s the de facto video player in Windows 10, unless you start by installing your own. The naming may only be skin deep but…

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Tip o’ the Week 376 – Toodle-oo, Wunderlist!

Toodle-oo (like it’s synonym, toodle pip) is, if you’re not otherwise familiar, a charming and olde-wurlde English way of bidding farewell. It seems somewhat appropriate, as Microsoft announced plans to retire Wunderlist in favour of a new app that’s been in the works for a while, with the codename Project Cheshire. Reviewers who had an…

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Tip o’ the Week 375 – Edge improvements in CU

Now that the Windows 10 Creators Update is generally available, it’s worth looking at some specific new features that may delight users who are upgrading. The Edge browser has been given a bit of an overhaul, so that’s a good place to start. Battery improvements – as mentioned in ToW 335,  Edge browser has been…

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Tip o’ the Week 373 – Copying Images for emails

A picture tells a thousand words, etc etc etc. We all know the power of adding images into presentations, documents, emails and the like… even forum posts into external discussions often feature reference to pics that exist elsewhere on the internet. If you want to use someone else’s imagery, especially if it’s something you plan…

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Tip o’ the Week 374 – Creators Update arrives

this tip was originally sent in email inside Microsoft, on 7th April 2017   “Redstone 2”. That’s the codename given to the latest update for Windows 10, which itself was codenamed “Threshold”. Following the previous updates TH2 (aka the November Update) and “Redstone” (the Anniversary Update, released about a year ago), RS2 is the latest…

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Tip o’ the Week 372 – Locking your PC

Back in the 1980s and up to the early 1990s, IBM had many employees – this author included, though most definitely not pictured to the right – who regularly used 3270 terminals to access the Big Iron, and there was a strict policy in place that when you left your desk, you had to lock…

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Tip o’ the Week 371 – Enabling 2FA for MSA

Do you feel that you don’t spend enough of your time authenticating to online services? Maybe it’s time to take some of the security measures we might use at work and apply them to our home accounts too. As any fule kno, work and home usually blend seamlessly. Usually. Passwords are going out of fashion…

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Tip o’ the Week 370 – Using Bookmarks

Bookmarks feature in several places within Office apps – most obviously in Word, where they can be used to easily jump around a document, but they also show up in other useful ways too. Making an email or a document easy for people to read is only going to help the prospects of them actually…

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Tip o’ the Week 369 – Edging forward?

There was a time when browser wars raged; different companies felt that if end users ran on their browser, they’d have control over the way the user got access to the web. The browser landscape is radically different today, though. It’s easy to think that everyone does most of their browsing on mobile devices but…

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Tip o’ the Week 368 – Mail and Calendar apps mature

Ever since Windows 8 came out, there were simplified Mail & Calendar apps built-in. Reviews were initially fairly mixed – and even after a bunch of improvements and a refresh when Windows 10 arrived, it could be argued there was still work to do. The Mail & Calendar apps are essentially joined now – though…

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