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Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016): Not an overhaul, but certainly more oomph
Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016): Not an overhaul, but certainly more oomph By Christopher Picaro

Microsoft made a new Surface Book. And it looks a lot like last year's model.The company introduced a refreshed Surface Book i7 during its hardware event in New York City, where we got a chance to play with the device for a few minutes. Microsoft told... Read more

Microsoft Surface Studio: A stunning all-in-one PC that doubles as a drafting table
Microsoft Surface Studio: A stunning all-in-one PC that doubles as a drafting table By Christopher Picaro

Microsoft is taking a page out of Apple's playbook by catering to creators.People in illustrating, graphic design, and other related artsy fields have long used MacBooks and iMacs as their tools of choice when it comes to running software like Adobe Photoshop,... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update tips and tricks
Windows 10 Anniversary Update tips and tricks By Christopher Picaro

Four days after the one-year anniversary of Windows 10 on July 29, Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.With the update comes features that make the entire operating system much easier and more fluid to use, but some of these changes will... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How does Action Center work?
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How does Action Center work? By Christopher Picaro

The Action Center is a much more important area with the Anniversary Update. You can now edit the way you receive rich notifications, and so you will find yourself checking it more often and not just clearing your notifications.Thanks to upgrades in other... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the Start menu changed?
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the Start menu changed? By Christopher Picaro

With the first major update to Windows 10, Microsoft has made a number of changes that will affect the way you use your devices. What has been done to the Start menu will make finding anything on your computer easier and convenient.Before the Windows... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What new things can Cortana do?
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What new things can Cortana do? By Christopher Picaro

After experiencing the updated Cortana in the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it would be difficult to imagine using Windows without her. Cortana now has many features to make daily tasks much easier and almost effortless.Many things can now be done... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's new with the lock screen?
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's new with the lock screen? By Christopher Picaro

Sometimes you want to do something quick on your computer, like play music, but you don’t want to do all of the work.Well, with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that's rolling out now, you don’t even need to unlock your computer to do so. With Cortana’s... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What does the Settings app offer?
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What does the Settings app offer? By Christopher Picaro

There are a bunch of small changes in the new Settings app, thanks to the new Anniversary Update to Windows 10 that's rolling out now, but one of the more visually-pleasing changes is the new Dark mode.The Settings app is now more user-friendly and... Read more

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the taskbar changed?
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the taskbar changed? By Christopher Picaro

There are a few tweaks in the taskbar, and many of these improvements will make working on your device much easier, as you'll no longer have to dig for anything, with much of what you need being a mouse-click away.Here's what's new in the taskbar, thanks... Read more