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Windows 10 Tips and Hacks

 

Windows 10—Microsoft’s newest version of their operating system—is a little over a year old, and yet not too many people about the new features it offers. So to remedy that, we put together a list of the best Windows 10 tips and hacks to spread the word on what the latest version of this popular OS has to offer. Take a look!

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The Windows 8 Start Menu was a huge point of criticism for that version of Windows. Thankfully, Windows 10 has fixed that, allowing you to manually manipulate the size of the start menu by dragging and pulling the box with your mouse pad. If for some reason you liked the full-screen start menu, you can resize it so it once again takes up the whole screen. The app tiles can also be moved around and resized, so you can now prioritize your apps. It’s the best (and worst) of both worlds now!

 

 

2. Three-Finger Commands

 

 

If your Windows 10 device utilizes a touch screen, you can use a three-finger prompt to easily navigate around your device. Three fingers up will show a task view, three fingers down shows the desktop, a three fingers flick goes to the previous app used, and a three finger tap opens the search.

 

 

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Cortana like Siri for Microsoft users—ask politely and she’ll guide you around Windows features no problem. To active Cortana, just say, “Hey Cortana!” and she’ll be available for quick searches, plan your to-do list, or activate programs that you’re too lazy to open yourself!

 

 

4. Switch Between Multiple Desktops

With Windows 10, you have the ability to create a switch between multiple desktop views. If one desktop is too much of a cluttered mess to deal with for the moment, just make a new one! Or set aside one desktop for work and another for play. To do this, just go on your taskbar and choose to create a “New Desktop.” You can create a number of them.

Those are just a few tips and hacks you can do with Windows 10. For more Windows 10 tips and hack, check out this article:

 

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Top Rated Budget Laptops of 2016

 

There are a variety of new laptops released in 2016. Whether you have a dedicated laptop for business, work, school, or gaming, chances are you weren’t disappointed by the spread offered in this year’s selection. However, new tech can be quite expensive—especially laptops. So if you’re on a budget, your choices are limited but not completely out of the question.

A good laptop is basically a necessity in this day in age. Whether it is a new laptop for getting all your school work done, a new device to take home work from the office (or in case you happen to work from home like some of us modest content writers do). Maybe video games are your thing, and you’d like a new laptop to revisit some old classics, or perhaps you’re just trying to keep in touch with family and friends. Having a laptop has become an important part of our modern day life.

So in an effort to help you find the perfect new laptop among the ones that have been released in 2016, here are some of the top rated budget laptops for 2016.

 

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HP Stream 11

The HP Stream 11 is a Chromebook windows laptop. Rather than going the hard drive route, the HP Steam 11 utilizes cloud-based saving. With a price tag of $193, the HP Stream is the bottom of the rung as far as new laptops coming out in 2016.

 

 

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This is a tablet that actually runs a full version of Windows. The Microsoft Surface 3 runs smoothly, but with the nearly $500 price tag, there’s nothing too impressive here.

 

 

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For only $163, this is a solid laptop with a battery life that will last you practically all day long. It has also been praised for its keyboard setup.

 

 

Dell Inspiron 7000

At $750, this is the most expensive laptop of our list, however, it’s well worth the cost. The Dell Inspiron 7000 has 8 GB of RAM, a 15.6 inch screen, a NVIDIA graphics card (so playing video games of this laptop is a likely possibility), the processor runs at 2.3 GHz, and it has a 1 TB hardrive. The sleek design and touch screen capability makes the interface a breeze to use, and it comes with a Windows 10 OS.

That’s our short list of top rated budget laptops for 2016. Having a laptop (a portable device for fun and/or work) has become an important part of our lives in recent years. Don’t let yourself become overwhelmed by new technologies. Though it seems like new advancements in technology are coming out every week nowadays, it’s not a difficult or as daunting as it looks. Guides like this can really help you keep track of the new things coming out in electronics. It is not as hard as it looks! For more on budget laptops, here is a complete and comprehensive list of budget laptops in 2016:

 

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The Ideal PC for Your Work From Home Needs

Working from home has gone from being a contemporary fad, to one of the primary ways in which people can earn their living and complete their company assignments. In fact, with the advent of special technological advancements such as cloud and virtual computing amongst many other forms of solutions, working from home has become so much easier and a convenient experience. However, before you can kick start your home career; it’s important that you have the appropriate regime. This would be to invest in the

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Features

 

Excellent performance .

Power through your day with performance and speed with the excellent hardware features that his work on a budget PC has to offer. To be specific, it comes with ample sized dual core processors that deliver well over 3.0 GHz of sufficient power for your unique computing needs. Along with the 8GB of DDR3 memory, this computer provides the ideal level of power to easily handle all your data-intensive multi-tasking and computing applications as well. This HP Desktop Computer Pro 6005 also comes with a 750 GB HDD that provides sufficient room to store your pictures and videos as well.

 

Easy Connectivity.

When it comes to completing your home tasks and jobs, you want a computer that can provide you with versatile connectivity options for added choice. For this reason, This PC also provides its users with a rich set of connectivity solutions for their work from home needs. According to cnet.com.Whether it’s the conveniently placed VGA port, audio jack, wireless network card or the USB port this PC is tailor-made to provide you with the options you need for your convexity.

 

Compact, ergonomic and appealing design.

Besides that, this PC also comes with a small and slim design that seamlessly makes this PC a perfect fit for tight spaces such as home offices and cubicles. Besides that, it also comes with an appealing matte finish that not only makes the PC an excellent addition to your home office, but it also lets you complete your favorite computing activities with style as well.

 

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Brand Name- HP

 

Series – 6005

 

Hardware Platform – PC

 

Operating System – Windows 7 Professional

 

Item Weight -16 pounds

 

Product Dimensions – 20.6 x 19.4 x 7.9 inches

 

Processor Brand – AMD

 

Processor Count – 2

 

Computer Memory Type- DDR3 SDRAM

 

Hard Drive Interface – Serial ATA

 

Voltage – 110 volts

 

Conclusion

 

Finally, your productivity levels when working from home are not only impacted by focus and determination levels but is also impacted by the technology you have available in your hands. Therefore, a worthwhile investment for your work from needs would be the the HP Desktop Computer Pro 6005 due to its solid performance and impressive affordability.

 

 

 

 

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Best Gaming Laptops for Under $1000 on a Budget

 

PC gaming is the latest trend in video games. Finding the perfect laptop to play video games on can be quite an expensive investment. But it is an investment none the less! The perfect setup can save you money in the long term, and can potentially give you access to a library of games you wouldn’t otherwise have access to. It is important to get yourself a good gaming setup in order to be able to play the games that you can to play. But finding a decent gaming laptop on a budget can be a pain. With all these new releases coming out, you owe it to yourself to find something decent you can play the games on.

Remember, setting yourself up with a good gaming laptop can save you money in the long run. If you think about it, there aren’t too many games released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that are not also released on PC. Why spend ridiculous amounts of money on new consoles every couple of years when you can have something that works better, with a larger library of games, on a gaming laptop.

So, to help guide you in the right direction when it comes to gaming laptops, here are a couple of the best laptops for gaming on a budget of under $1,000.

 

 

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For people on a budget the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is one of the best gaming laptops under $1000 you can find out there on the market. It’s got quiet fans and stays cool when you’re gaming. For around $800, this laptop includes an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, a graphics card called the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M with 4 GB memory, and a 1TB hard drive. This laptop can play games like Witcher 3, League of Legends, and even Batman: Arkham Knight.

 

 

Lenovo Ideapad Y700


The second gaming laptop we recommend is the Lenovo Ideapad. It comes with a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive. The Lenovo Ideapad also stays cooler than the Dell Inspiron 15 while in the middle of long gaming sessions. However, the Lenovo is more difficult to upgrade than the Dell.

 

 

Acer Aspire E5-573-G

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The Acer Aspire is another good gaming laptop if you’re on a budget. The Acer Aspire has Intel core i5-5200U processor and 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940M GPU, and also a 1TB hard drive. This laptop can play a wide range of games, however, newer games will have to be played on lower settings. Obviously, with a budget laptop, you won’t be playing at optimal settings.

Those are some of the best laptops for gaming on a budget. Remember that gaming on a laptop will likely save you money in the long run. There is no point in playing games on a separate consoles when you have a bad ass laptop setup to play a wide array of titles, new and old.

 

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Apple and Windows Platforms. Which one is Better?

 

Apple vs. Windows

 

For those who are not aware Apple and Window are simply the most prevalent operating systems that are available with most flagship computing devices in the consumer market. From computers, handheld devices to fitness trackers, all these types of consumer items usually comprise of the operating systems. According to recent studies by Net Applications, which monitors usage based on internet traffic, Windows was regarded as the most used operating system when it comes to personal computers in 2016, with well over market share. More so, when combined with usage statistic from all devices, Windows operating system represented a market share as compared to for Ios devices.

For several years, the OSX and windows have been improving and are nowadays simply amazing. In particular, Windows 8 Microsoft had taken its computing platform into new realms, thereby incorporating speech and touch functionalities for its users. More so, Apple is also not that far behind and are set to unveil the incorporation of Siri on the desktop computers with the release of OSX Sierra late this year, which is believed will be a key rival for the Cortana by Windows.

 

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Apple is an American based multinational company that is headquartered in California. The company specializes in the development, sale and design of computer software, consumer electronics, and online services as well. According to Pcadvisor.net, some of its flagship hardware products include the iPads, iPhones, and the Mac computers as well.

The first benefit of using Apple devices is that they are less prone to computer viruses of computer hacks as well. On average Macs are available for an average of $500, which is the Mac mini that often comes with no mouse, keyboard or display unit. On the laptop aspect of things, the most affordable unit is the 1-inch Macbook Air, which is available for an average of $990 for your unique computing needs.

 

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Microsoft Windows have introduced their first commercial operating system software in late in 1985 with a compatible GUI for the high consumer demand for such innovations. Windows grew in market share and came to dominate a large portion of the personal computer market with well over of total consumer market share, thereby overtaking Apple, which had been introduced in early 1984.

One significant benefit of using Windows is that its applications are readily available and are easy to download as well. Windows is also integrated with a broad spectrum of devices, and some are available for as little as $150. In fact, you can easily procure the conventional desktops and laptops, which are usually readily available on the prevalent shopping platforms online

 

Conclusion

All things considered, when it comes to the Apple vs. Windows debate, both companies provide top-notch software solutions for their users. More so, both have an immense influence in the consumer market and are often delivering cutting edge computing solution to suit the ever increasing needs of their users.

 

 

 

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