Articles by Mark Guim

Events for me
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by Mark Guim
Aug 31, 2015

I'm relatively new in town, having just moved to Boston a few months ago. I still trek to New York every other weekend, but I've been exploring the new area, looking for things to do and places to see. One service that's especially helpful is Eventbrite (eventbrite.com). It lets you...

Microsoft Snip
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by Mark Guim
Aug 27, 2015

Microsoft has released a screen capture application earlier today called Snip beta. Think of it as an upgraded version of the built-in Snipping Tool in Windows 10. It lets you take screenshots and add drawings or annotations. You can also add your voice. Check out our hands-on video to...

Cortana Show photos
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by Mark Guim
Aug 27, 2015

A quick way to get to your files in your Windows 10 PC is by using Cortana's search feature. Sure, you can use File Explorer and go browse through multiple folders, but searching will probably be faster. Cortana can search your PC and the web from the taskbar to find help, apps, files,...

Instagram Image Preview
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by Mark Guim
Aug 26, 2015

I love sharing photos on Instagram, and 300 million other users feel the same, but I don't like the fact that my Twitter followers can't preview the images directly from my timeline. They need to click the Instagram link to view the photo. It used to work a couple of years ago, but...

Microsoft Edge clear history
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by Mark Guim
Aug 25, 2015

Forgot the site you were looking at yesterday? Don't worry; Microsoft Edge remembers your browsing history. We'll show you how to view your history and how to delete them after visiting some questionable sites.

Windows Store
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by Mark Guim
Aug 25, 2015

Windows 10 comes with built-in apps that can help you socialize, stay in touch, share and view documents, organize photos, listen to music, and more, but you can find even more apps in the Windows Store. There are also many great apps that are free, so you don't have to spend any money...

Cortana Android
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by Mark Guim
Aug 24, 2015

Cortana for Android was released as a public beta earlier today. I installed it on the LG G4 to see how it works. Is it better on Android compared to Windows Phone? Go watch our hands-on video to find out.

Cortana Restaurants
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by Mark Guim
Aug 24, 2015

Cortana, the personal assistant in Windows 10, can help you find things on your PC, manage your calendar, track packages, tell jokes, and more. She can also recommend restaurants in the area. You can get better recommendations if you let her know some of your preferences. We'll show you...

Windows Store Payment
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by Mark Guim
Aug 24, 2015

While there are several free apps and games at the Windows Store, eventually you're going to want to buy something. When you buy an app, game, movie, music, or TV show from the Windows Store, you'll need to add a payment method to your account. We'll show you how.

Lumia Camera Blu
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by Mark Guim
Aug 23, 2015

If your Windows Phone 8.1 device isn't a Lumia, it seems you can now install the Lumia Camera app. Previously exclusive to Lumia owners, we tried installing the Lumia Camera app on a BLU Win HD LTE and can confirm that it works. However, there's one catch. The Lumia Camera on non-Lumia...

Cascade Windows
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by Mark Guim
Aug 21, 2015

When you have multiple apps open in Windows 10, a great way to re-arrange them on your desktop is by using Snap. Just drag the top of the app window top edge of the screen to maximize a window or use any of the edges to snap them to a side or corner. However, did you know there are...

Show or hide updates Windows 10
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by Mark Guim
Aug 21, 2015

We showed you how easy it was to defer Windows 10 updates, however, it was limited to some editions of Windows 10. There is another method that even users with Windows 10 Home edition can utilize. It's not as straightforward as the first method, but you won't need to spend money to...

Windows Updates
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by Mark Guim
Aug 21, 2015

While many enthusiasts go celebrate every time an update comes out for Windows 10, there's a group of people and businesses who rather wait. Certain editions of Windows 10 allow you to defer upgrades, which ensures important software don't break. New features won't be installed for...

System icons Windows 10
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by Mark Guim
Aug 20, 2015

We showed how easy it was to pin apps to the taskbar, but now let's talk about those icons towards the right within the taskbar. Those are system icons, and you can choose which icons can stay or go. We'll show you how to select which system icons appear in the Windows 10 taskbar.

Windows 10 taskbar
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by Mark Guim
Aug 20, 2015

The Start menu in Windows 10 is a great place to pin your favorite apps and games, especially since you can take advantage of live tiles. However, if you have a few apps that you frequently use and want to open right away from the desktop, we recommend pinning them to the taskbar. It's...

Cortana send email
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by Mark Guim
Aug 20, 2015

Cortana, your personal assistant on Windows 10, can help you send an email without opening the Email app or even touching the keyboard. Want to see it in action? Check out our how-to video with the Surface Pro 3.

Windows 10 Wifi
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by Mark Guim
Aug 19, 2015

Connecting to a new Wi-fi network with Windows 10 is very easy. This guide is meant for new users, so you can stop reading now if you think you're already a Windows 10 expert. This may be helpful when setting up a new device or if you're bringing your tablet/PC to a new place. Are you...

Surface 3 no taskbar
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by Mark Guim
Aug 19, 2015

We recently showed you how to optimize your screen's real estate by using Task View and other multitasking tips for Windows 10. We have another tip that's especially handy if you have a smaller screen. We'll show you how to automatically hide the taskbar.

Magnifier Windows 10
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by Mark Guim
Aug 19, 2015

If you want to temporarily enlarge a portion of the screen in Windows 10, you can use the handy built-in Magnifier. It's one of the options you can use to make text, apps, and other items bigger in Windows 10. We'll show you how to use the Magnifier and share some tips to take advantage...

Windows 10 color option
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by Mark Guim
Aug 18, 2015

Build 10525, the first new build since the the release of Windows 10, updates how it displays color for Start, Acton Center, Taskbar, and Title bars. The change is not very obvious, so we'll point it out in a hands-on video. Take a look.