Windows 10 Sneak Preview – Cortana

Cortana, Microsoft’s personal assistant, will be available in Windows 10 for desktop/laptop users. Her speech recognition is quite good and her voice and name will be familiar to fans of Halo. Watch and see me use her to find s/w, tell me the weather, and whether I have a chance with her! Best viewed at […]

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Do I need to defrag my hard drive?

Do I need to defrag my hard drive? No. Not really. Do I need 3rd party defragging s/w? No. Not at all. Heresy! This can’t be true! Sorry. It’s true.   Defragmenting a drive reorders the data on the drive so it can be accessed more efficiently and faster. This is true for standard magnetic […]

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Windows 10 Sneak Preview – Start Menu

I’ve been using Windows 10 since the first technical preview was available last October. Windows 10 hails the return of the Start menu. Let’s take a quick look. The first image below shows the default Win 10 desktop. Win 10 continues the theme of flatter modern icons. In the bottom far left is the askew Windows […]

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