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3 Tips to Upgrade to Windows 10 Seamlessly

It won’t be long before Windows 7 or 8.1 users will be able receive a free upgrade of the latest Windows 10. Of course, if you’ve already made a reservation, your turn will come to download the new operating system at no cost whatsoever. Just in case you’re wondering, there’s a lot to love about Windows 10 since there’s not only an interface revamp but also under-the-hood tweaks that are worth upgrading for. Still, it’s best to take precautions before you do so in order to ensure a seamless transition between the two. Here are 3 tips that will help you do so quite easily: 1: Backup Your Data Before you upgrade, get a local backup done if your data is already uploaded to OneDrive or another cloud service. Of course, it’s good to have three copies: offsite and local backup and one backup on your system. 2: Acquaint Yourself With Windows 10 Those who begin using Windows 10 will see that there are a lot of features that resemble Windows 7. Of course, one familiar one is the Start screen. However, there are new ones such as Task View, the Edge browser, the Cortana personal assistant, modern Office, windowed modern UI apps. Last but not the least, Windows Hello, if you’ve got the right hardware. 3: Learn the Shortcuts At first glance, the new shortcuts on Windows 10...

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5 Steps to Removing a USB Drive Safely

Unplugging a USB drive before it is safe to do so can result in disaster. Corrupting files is one issue. The USB drive not being usable is the second. If anything, recognizing the importance of removing your USB drive should be understood here. So, here are 5 steps to removing a USB drive safely even Windows tells you that it isn’t: Step 1: Use the Windows’ Remove Hardware Tool Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area. Select your device. Wait until a message pops up which says ‘Safe to remove hardware’. Now, remove the hardware. If it is says ‘Device currently in us’, then move on to Step 2. Step 2: Take An Educated Guess In this case, think about what you loaded from the USB whether it is a portable program, document, photo or any other file. Sometimes the application in which you might have opened a file might still be hanging on to it. So, close that application and try again. Also, check both the Applications and Processes tabs in Task Manager to see if anything is hanging on still. Step 3: A Third-Party Utility Might Be Useful One example is USB Safely Remove which replaces the Windows Safely Remove tool. Only difference is that if it can’t remove the USB safely, it tells you which program is causing the trouble. It costs about...

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What You Need to Know About Sync & Storage and Backup Services

  Article written by Techicated, technology news & resources For those who aren’t aware of the difference between backup and sync & storage services, it’s true that they’re both cloud-based services but they’ve been created for different purposes. While both these services will back your files in a protected environment and they can be accessed from anywhere, there are certain differences that make each of them unique in their functions. While sync services such as Google Drive and Dropbox require you to upload all files to one folder while backup services allow you to upload files into separate folders if...

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Mobile Phones With Mini Projectors

The technology has so far advanced by reaps and bounds and one area which has not been left behind is the computer industry that is associated with the mobile handset. The mobile innovations have become ceaseless and the advancement in technology has now resulted to the innovations of the mini projectors. If you want to realize a total change when you are travelling then you need to consider owning a mobile phone that comes with the mini projectors. Now you do not have to worry on how to carry 12 pound projector, the mini projectors are portable and can...

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How to Turn Off Mozilla’s Ads for the New Tab Page

It’s been a few months riddled with controversy, tweaking and teasing after Firefox has placed its native ads on the “New Tab” page. Regardless of what you think, they aren’t so bad really. From one’s first impression of these ads, it is clear that they limit the attention drawn to them as much as possible, are labeled with clarity and avoid collecting user data that is personally identifiable. What is also clear is that they have stopped depending on Google, which does collect personal data, and this can only mean a good thing for the future. However, despite all...

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