We've been hearing about Windows 10 for months, and by most accounts the new OS was worth the wait. If you've largely ignored Windows 10 news and tips until now, get the basics of what's new in Windows 10 with Microsoft's quick guide.
The 14-page PDF simply highlights the main new features, so don't expect to find hidden secrets of Windows 10 here. Much of it is also written not just as a guide but as marketing material (e.g., "Get the best games, graphics & Xbox built in with Windows 10. From casual games to intense multi-player blockbusters, PC gaming is at its best on Windows 10.").
Amazon has unveiled a bold vision for integrating drones into the skies above our cities, proposing drone superhighways that would crisscross the sky and enable thousands of unmanned vehicles to fly at high speeds under completely automated control.
The proposal, delivered at a key industry conference in Silicon Valley on Tuesday, received a cautious welcome from at least one regulator and is the latest move in a back-and-forth between U.S. government regulators and private companies eager to make money off drones.
“It’s really a call for action,” said Gur Kimchi, co-founder of Amazon Prime Air. “We need to come together as an industry, both public and private, NASA and Amazon, many other companies here.”
When Microsoft rolls out a new version of Windows, the company always likes to rearrange the furniture a little bit and put old features in new spots. If you’re coming to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1, one such feature is the ability to mark a Wi-Fi connection as metered (a.k.a. data capped).
Upgrading to a new client operating system is a massive headache for the CIOs of most organizations. That's because it's disruptive, it impacts hardware purchasing decisions, it drains IT budgets and it can take up hours of IT staff time.
So the release of Microsoft's Windows 10 on July 29begs some awkward questions about if, when and how best to proceed with a move from Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows Vista or even the no-longer supported Windows XP.
If you're not planning a migration to Windows 10 any time soon then you’re in good company. A survey carried out by WA-based systems management company Adaptiva at Microsoft's Ignite 2015 conference in in May found that 71 percent of those polled said their companies plan to wait at least six months from the release of Windows 10 before migrating. 49% said they planned to wait more than a year.
Windows 10 is here, and with it a change that may surprise some home users used to handling Windows updates on their own. Microsoft will not support manual updates on Windows 10 Home PCs. Instead, all updates are automatically downloaded to your machine and then scheduled to install when your PC is idle.
There are some exceptions and workarounds to that, but for most of us updates are a mandatory affair. The one thing that Microsoft will let you do, however, is decide when your system actually restarts to install the updates.