Tip o’ the Week 343 – QUIET!!!!

One of the rare regressions from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 was the effective loss of “Quiet Hours”, a feature which persists in Windows 10 Mobile 10 and lets you silence your phone at times when you don’t need to know there’s a conf call in a different time zone to which you’ve been invited,…

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Tip o’ the Week 341 – Project PCs to other PCs

Have you ever been in a meeting where you need/want to show something on your PC but… (any of the following apply): · There’s no wireless projection, it’s all cable-only and someone else is already plugged in · You can’t reach the cable · You didn’t bring the right adapter to fit the micro-HDMI/mini-DisplayPort/VGA etc…

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Tip o’ the Week 340 – Windows 10 Ink Workspace

One of the new features of Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update* is the Ink Workspace, which shows up on your taskbar if you have a pen-equipped device, like a Surface. If you don’t have a pen-capable device but you’re a bit insane, you can still make it appear (right click on your taskbar to…

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Tip o’ the Week 339 – Happy Anniversary!

It’s exactly a year ago that Microsoft launched Windows 10. And the free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users is due to run out… don’t delay, act today (yes, really, today). And as of 2nd August, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be available to everyone who’s already running current Windows 10 build, based…

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Tip o’ the Week 338 – And now for something completely different

If you’re a Skype user – desktop, consumer Skype, or the various mobile platforms (including the Skype Preview on Windows 10 Mobile), as opposed to Skype for Business, you may know about smileys and emojis, but have you used “mojis”? Put simply, they’re short, often pithy and funny, video clips that can be quickly inserted…

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Tip o’ the Week 337 – PPT premium groove things

Sometimes, news can pass you by and it’s only some time later when you are confronted by it, that you realise just what it all means. There’s been a lot of news in the UK of late (eg Larry the Downing St cat not only keeps his post as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office…

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Tip o’ the Week 336 – Onetastic Update

As has been covered repeatedly on previous ToWs, OneNote – for some people – is a life-blood app that is more heavily used than many others, and when people depend on it, they tend to care about it. And though there are a variety of addins and templates available for OneNote users to get more…

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Tip o’ the Week 335 – Battery life on Windows 10

Everyone with a laptop or tablet will know the range anxiety of running out of juice. Making a few tweaks to reduce your machine’s battery drain could give you a good chunk of additional run time before needing a plug. For a start, check out Battery saver – it’s basically a port of functionality that…

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Tip o’ the Week 334 – Windows Maps app updates

A few months ago, ToW #318 talked about mapping on Windows 10. Well, a new update to the Maps app on Windows 10 desktop and mobile has appeared recently, and at the same time, the old Here Maps apps will stop working on Windows 10 Mobile devices at the end of next week. The Maps…

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Tip o’ the Week 332 – Failing to plan is, eh…

If you’ve ever tried to source the real originator of some popular quote, you might come across the same old names that are supposedly responsible for it – Winston Churchill, Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin, Jeremy Clarkson, etc. One such quote that has been widely attributed to any number of people (including self-styled 1970s time management…

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