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Some links on the internet can be opened by your web browser or, if you use Windows 10, also by certain apps. For example, when you click to play an audio file on a website, you would expect it to be played in your browser, right? However, in Windows 10 you can use the feature called “Apps for websites” to enable, for instance, the Groove Music app to play audio files from the internet, instead of opening them with your browser. Similarly, web links from Facebook can be opened in the Facebook app, links from Twitter can be opened by the Twitter app, and so on. Although this Windows 10 feature is just starting to be noticed by app developers and users alike, here’s why it is interesting and useful:.
In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft introduces a new feature called My People. It is designed to make communicating with friends and other important persons in our lives, easier and faster. How it does it that? By integrating various messaging, chat services and apps into one handy little tool that sits on your Windows 10 taskbar. Here are more details about what My People is, how it works and what you can do with it right now:
In Windows 10 Creators Update Microsoft included a small and useful feature for freeing up space on our computers and devices. It is called Storage Sense, it is present in every new Windows 10 version since, and it is getting better and better. Storage Sense removes files which you do not need, like temporary files and the contents of your Recycle Bin. Storage sense can be run automatically by Windows 10 every month, but you can also free up space manually, whenever you want to. In this guide, we will show you how to enable or disable Storage sense, how to configure it and how to use it to do automatic cleaning of your storage space. Let’s start:
Cortana, you favorite virtual assistant from Windows 10, learns new things every day. She knows how to schedule appointments for you; she knows how to tell whether you need to take your jacket tomorrow morning, she even knows jokes to change your mood. What she did not know, however, at least not until recently, was to do things like locking or shutting down your PC. In Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, she gets to do that too. If you have the latest version of Windows 10, here’s how to ask Cortana to lock, sign out, shut down and restart your PC:
The Storage Sense from Windows 10 is a great tool for keeping tabs on the amount of data stored on your drives, as well as for cleaning the storage devices that are connected to your PC or device. If you filled your hard drive with lots of data, or if you have a Windows 10 device like a tablet or a 2-in-1 with a small storage capacity, the automatic cleaning of your drives might not be enough. Which means that you might want to use the manual cleaning options that the Storage Sense offers. Read on and you will learn how to clean up your drives and regain free space manually:
When Microsoft launched Windows 8, many users were disappointed by the removal of the Start Menu. To win them over, Microsoft had to please users in Windows 10 and decided to bring back the Start Menu. The good thing is that they didn’t just restore the Start Menu’s former self from Windows 7 and before, but they redesigned it from scratch, and they have made it better than ever before. One of the Start Menu’s best features in Windows 10 is that it can be resized. Read this guide, and you’ll find out just how easy it is to do:
Many people need to create PowerPoint presentations for work, school or other reasons. Modern presentations are no longer a simple series of slides filled with text and pictures. In the media-rich world in which we live, PowerPoint presentations are often filled with video and audio too. If you want to enhance your presentations by adding audio files to your slides, in this tutorial we will show you how it is done. Whether you prefer to use .MP3, .WMA, or even .FLAC files, here is how to embed them in PowerPoint:
Did you know that OneDrive has a Recycle bin folder, just like Windows does? It uses that folder to store the files that you deleted on any of your OneDrive synchronized devices, for 30 days after they are removed. You can then use the Recycle bin to “undelete” your files and recover them when required. Here’s how to use the Recycle bin to recover deleted files and folders from OneDrive:
If you tell people that you use Bing as your main search engine, many will laugh at you and say “Nobody uses Bing. Why do you do it?” While the public image of this search engine is not very positive, the truth is that this search engine has grown in use, in the USA and a few other markets. Also, recently Microsoft has bragged about Bing on Twitter and showed us that is bigger than we think. Would you like to guess Bing’s global market share in search?
Some of our readers asked how they can find out when a program or app was installed on their Windows computers and devices. This is a good question, so we thought that it was worth a bit of research to find the right answer. In this article, we show you how to determine when a program (desktop app), or an app from the Windows Store was installed. Let’s get started: