Entries by Kim Grimes

People-first Sharing

If you already have some of your favourite people pinned to your taskbar (see my last article, if you want to know how to do this), you can now more easily share files. Sharing is as easy as dragging a file directly onto the pinned contacts in your taskbar.

My People

Get quick access to your top people! Now you can pin your top people to the taskbar for one-click access to those who matter most. Communication apps, starting with Mail and Skype, come up together custom-filtered by individual. Tap on your pinned contact to send an email or chat using Skype without having to open the […]

More Windows 10 Shorcuts

Here are some more useful shortcuts to use with Windows 10; Windows Key + A = Open “Action Centre” Windows Key + S = Open Search Windows Key + C = Open Cortana in listening mode Windows Key + Tab = Open “Task View” Windows Key + Ctrl + D = Opens a new virtual […]

How to create a system image backup of Windows 10

Follow these simple steps to create a system image backup of your PC, so in the event your computer fails you can use this to restore everything from the full Win 10 installation, settings, files, apps or even any additional drives you have connected. Open Control Panel. Click on System and Security. Click on Backup and Restore (Windows […]

Choosing the Audio Source

On Windows 10, choosing the audio source can be done right from the comfort of your current window. Just click on the volume icon on the taskbar and select the appropriate source. This is much more user friendly in comparison to what we used to have to do, which was opening the Audio Properties window and then […]

Block Notifications

Windows PC never stops ‘notifying’ you on everything, whether it’s a software update that’s available or an app notification. If you get annoyed by all these interruptions, there’s an easy way to turn it off. To do this head over to Settings > System and Notifications and actions and turn whatever notifications annoy you the most off.

Bad Rabbit – New Ransomware Virus

Organizations in Russia, Ukraine and a few hours later also the U.S. are under siege from Bad Rabbit, a new strain of ransomware with similarities to NotPetya. The outbreak started Tuesday and froze computer systems in several European countries, and began spreading to the U.S., the latest in a series of attacks. Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued […]

Office 2007 is now End Of Life!

Please note that Office 2007 is now End Of Life! What does End of Life mean? Almost all Microsoft products have a support lifecycle during which Microsoft provides new features, bug fixes, security fixes, and so on. The end of this lifecycle is known as the product’s End of Life. When Office 2007 reaches its End of Life […]

Adobe Acrobat XI ends!

Support for Acrobat XI ends! As of October 15, 2017, Adobe will no longer offer technical support, including product and security updates for Acrobat XI. Adobe strongly recommends that you make sure you are current on all security updates. Click here to learn more. If you need assistance with checking on your security updates or to order the latest […]

Dark Theme

If you are tired of the standard, ordinary Windows look, the Windows dark theme could be your answer. Initially the darker theme could only be enabled through the registry, but now we can turn it on with minimal effort. Head over to the Settings > Personalisation > Colours, scroll down and choose Dark as the app mode. You […]