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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!

 1. Customize Your Start Menuwindows-10-21

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.



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.



Microsoft Surface 3surface31






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.



Lenovo Ideapad 100S14465195681238

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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How to Find Online Computer Training Courses

Online computer training courses have become very popular. If you are considering an online course you should first research the courses available to you. Unfortunately there are people who want to take your money without delivering what they promise. When looking for a course a good way of knowing what is a reliable one is the feedback from previous users. This article will attempt to show you what is a good online course and what you should avoid.

Reason for Online Training Course:

An online computer training course is a great way to improve your computer skills without investing a large amount of money. The more you understand how a computer works the easier it will be for you to perform the operations required. Almost all places of work today require you to be computer literate, especially in such programs as Microsoft Word and Excel. Online training will teach you how to use these programs ensuring you have the ability to perform your work.

What is a good Online Computer Training Course?

When searching for an online training course, there are two things that should be considered first:

• How reputable is the school?

• How much does the course cost?

Many times when you are looking for a school you will see feedback from satisfied customers. These should not be trusted as a lot of the times the school themselves put them on. One of the most reliable ways of finding out about a school is to Google it. This will show you if the school is accredited by CompTIA . Learning computer online is a great way of learning as you never leave the comfort of your home but you really need to be careful that you are getting the service you have paid for.

Prices vary at every school so you should shop around before deciding on one. Sometimes the higher cost is not justified. Many schools use their name to charge extortionate fees. Do not choose these schools without first researching their credentials . Again checking on Google will give you some idea of their reliability.

What is a bad Online Computer Training Course?

When starting an online computer training course you should check that all material you will need is included in the price. Many schools give you a price and then ask you for more money for the books and reading materials you will require to complete the course. Do not use these schools. A good school will supply everything in the price given. Finally you should take notice of any feedback from students who have used the school. If there are bad reviews then you are better to find another school.

This gives you a basic idea what to look for when searching for an online computer training course.

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Learn some Basic Computer Skills

Computers have become a normal part of everyday life just like the television. There is at least one in almost every home. Many people use their PC for keeping control of their finances or just for chatting to friends and family. There is even the possibility to talk on the telephone via your computer using Skype. Offices probably could not function without computers nowadays.

In this the computer age, it is important that everyone has at least a basic knowledge of how a computer works. There is an assortment of courses online and offline to suit the computer literacy of all people. If you have the time there are also classes at the local college and these are usually given in the evening. If you do not want to attend evening classes then you can search online for a good course.

Learning the basics of operating a computer is not difficult; you are not expected to be able to do everything  at the beginning. Here are some of the basic operations you will need to learn:

  • Starting up the computer. This may seem a silly thing to say but many people do not know where the button is to switch on the PC screen .
  • Searching: This is an important tool as it is common for a document to be saved and then the operator cannot find it. The search function can be found when you click on the start at the bottom left of your screen.
  • Copy and paste: This is useful when you would like to take some information from one document and transfer it to another. The function is really east to use. To copy you only need to hold the shift button and with the right button on your mouse drag it over the text you want to copy. This will be shown in black. Then you release the shift button and right click on the mouse. You will see a choice of action, you left click on copy. To paste go to your new document and right click and on the text box that appears left click on paste. It is a simple and quick operation.
    Saving a document: This is a skill that everyone needs. There is nothing worse than when you have spent one or two hours doing work only to lose it all. It is advisable to make a folder for the relevant documents. To save you click on file situated at the top left of the screen. This gives you a choice of how you want to save it.

These are the very basic skills explained in a simple way. Do learn them all you should start on a course. A good way is to take a video course. You will see how to perform all the operations.

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