Windows Update is an essential part of running Windows 10, regardless of which edition or version of this operating system you are using. Windows Update is the way Microsoft releases not only the so-called feature updates, but also regular bug fixes and security patches. If you want to know everything there is to know about Windows Update in Windows 10, including how to open it, how to use it, how to install or how to block updates, read this guide:
If you are running a Pro, Education or an Enterprise edition of Windows 10 with May 2019 Update, you have access to Windows Sandbox. It is a lightweight virtual machine that is easy to install and run, without paying anything for additional license fees. This app is excellent for browsing potentially dangerous websites, testing unknown apps and other things that could otherwise be hazardous. Here is what you can do with Windows Sandbox, and why it is one of the most useful additions to Windows 10:
All Windows versions offer easy ways to create user accounts using click-based wizards. You can create users using the Settings app from Windows 10 just as easily as you can create user accounts from the Control Panel, in Windows 7. However, you do not see IT Pros using such tools too often, do you? No, IT admins use snap-ins, consoles, scripts or commands for such tasks. If you want to learn how to create local users and groups of users in Windows, using a snap-in called Local Users and Groups, then you have arrived at the right place.
Windows 10 allows and even tries to make you create and use a Microsoft account instead of a local offline account. Both types of accounts have their ups and downs, and both have their own fans among users. When you install Windows 10, it is easy to choose to create one or the other. However, if you did that a long time ago or if someone else installed and configured Windows 10, you might not remember what type of account you have. To help you out, here are three ways to tell if your Windows 10 account is a Microsoft account or a local account:
ESET is one of the important players in the global security market, a company that is known for its efficient antivirus software. As mobile devices have boomed in popularity, so have mobile malware threats, which are now increasingly more common, so ESET had to make an entrance on the Android market too. Their antivirus app for Android smartphones and tablets is called ESET Mobile Security for Android, and it promises to protect you against malware threats and phishing websites, and also help you in case your Android smartphone is lost or stolen.
Just as Facebook knows a lot about its users, Google does too. Sometimes even more than Facebook. Do you have an Android smartphone? Do you visit YouTube a lot? Do you use Google Maps or Waze? Is Google Chrome your main web browser? Do you use Gmail? What about your primary search engine: Is it Google? While you are using their services, Google slowly builds an advertising profile about you, so that it displays ads that are tailored to you, and you click on them more frequently. Do you want to see what data Google has about you and your interests? We bet that it is more than you think:
People and companies with metered or slow internet connections hate how much data gets downloaded each month for Windows 10 updates, and how updates can make their internet connections slower. Luckily, newer versions of Windows 10 have a feature called Delivery Optimization, that allows users to set how much of their internet bandwidth is used for downloading and uploading Windows 10 updates. Here is how to set limits for how much bandwidth is used for Windows 10 updates:
When you use Windows 10, you get notifications from Window Security about threats found, Windows Defender scan results, the Windows Defender Firewall, and more. If you want to disable some of these notifications, or all of them, you can. In this guide, we share how to personalize what notifications you get from Windows Security. Let's get started:
We were looking for a mobile parental control solution, so we decided to test the ESET Parental Control app for Android. It aims to be simple to use, but also effective in protecting children while they use a smartphone. If you are a parent and you are concerned about what websites your child visits, or about what apps and games are appropriate for his or her age, then ESET Parental Control can help. Read this review and find out whether it does a good job in securing your child's smartphone use and protect him or her online:
Starting with Windows 10 May 2019 Update, you can use the new Windows Sandbox to run a free virtual machine with Windows 10, in which you can safely execute anything you wish: potentially malicious e-mail attachments that you have received, apps that you are developing or testing, and so on. It is an excellent feature for anyone who needs a safe, isolated environment that does affect the PC on which it is running. In this guide, we show you how to install Windows Sandbox in Windows 10: