Tip o’ the Week #281 – Calculator rebooted

So, Windows 10 will be with us in less than 2 months. As well as many significant improvements and new experiences, there are a number of subtle but still cool updates. One such is the new calculator app, a “modern app” which has been enhanced compared to the old-fashioned Windows Calculator (which itself was updated…

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Tip o’ the Week #280 – Telling time on Windows 10

For some time now, the death of the watch has been predicted, as people increasing use other devices to tell the time. The frenzy of interest around the Apple watch (even if it’s only being worn as a bit of bling) maybe shows that there’s life in the wristwatch idea yet, and whatever happens, people…

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Tip o’ the Week #279 – Windows 10’s multiple desktops

Windows 10 is developing apace. A new build (10112) arrived this week if you’re on the “Fast Ring” for getting updates (check here if you’re already on Win10 but are not sure about how quickly you’ll get updates). Sometimes, latest builds get two steps forward and one step back, though; if you want to be…

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Tip o’ the Week #270 – Renaming Windows Phone

No, we’re not talking about the rumoured change of brand from Windows Phone to simply, Windows 10. This week’s tip is inspired by Edward Hyde, whose several-phones-in-one-family position meant that it was difficult to tell one from the other when referring to them by name. Edward’s specific scenario is when you’ve paired the phones to…


Tip o’ the Week #263 – Starter for 10: Windows 10 Tips

“Starter for 10” – a phrase that evokes thoughts of Paxo berating some poor swot, or Bambi and the Scumbags. But what we have now is a few tips to get started with on Windows 10, and a promise of more to follow in due course (and maybe a picture round). If you have a…


Tip o’ the Week #262 – Windows Phone 8.1 Update

Well, it’s been an exciting week. We might not have laser beams but we will get “HoloLens” (though we’re not quite at the “Help me, Obi-Wan…” level of holo-projection). Augmented Reality may be about to get really powerful and mainstream, though one departed great was adding to reality at the height of Reaganomics, almost 30…