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Chrome Canary speeds up browsing with partial page loads

Chrome is fast, sure, but Google wants to make it even faster yet again. To wit, Chrome Canary now implements "lazy loading" for web pages. In essence, what this does is only loads the page elements currently in view in your browser window, loading t...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 16:00

Microsoft and Amazon start publicly testing Cortana-Alexa integration

Microsoft and Amazon finally are making available to the public their promised Cortana and Alexa integration across Windows 10 PCs and Echo devices in early preview form.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 09:00

OneDrive's Protect your important files feature rolls out

Microsoft is in the process of rolling out an update to the company's OneDrive application for Windows 10 that unlocks the Protect your important files feature in the client for home users.

The feature has been available since June 2018 for Business users and is now being rolled out to all other users of OneDrive provided that they use the OneDrive client on Windows 10 (may also be available on previous Windows versions).

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 08:53

Link Android to Windows 10 with YourPhone by Microsoft

Microsoft's strategy changed significantly ever since Satya Nadella took over as Microsoft CEO in 2014. One core change that come out of this was that Microsoft started to publish apps for the mobile operating systems Android and iOS. It was an acknowledgement of sorts that Windows Phone failed but also a strategy shift as it brought core Microsoft apps and many smaller ones to non-Microsoft operating systems.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 04:19

Block Windows 10 from preloading Microsoft Edge on Start

Microsoft Edge is the default web browser of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. It replaced Internet Explorer as the default browser even though Internet Explorer 11 is also still available on devices for backwards compatibility reasons.

Microsoft Edge loads quite fast when you run it on Windows 10 devices after sign in to a user account. If you check the Task Manager, you may notice that several Microsoft Edge processes run on the system even before you start the browser manually.

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 09:58

Unlock all Windows 10 TTS voices system-wide to get more of them

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system comes with a set of voices for each language installed on the device. Only some of the installed voices become available system-wide so that third-party software and services may make use of them as well. The majority of voices are restricted to internal use, e.g. for Cortana or other areas.

If you open Settings > Ease of Access > Narrator and select the voice menu there, you get a listing of  voices that are available.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 02:40

Why Can't I Get Predictive Text on My Desktop Computer?

Nothing kills typos faster than predictive text. Just think of how often you go about your day, texting away, using your smartphone’s built-in capabilities to predict the big words you’re trying to type before you finish them. If you’re good, you can compose a decent thought without ever hitting an actual letter.

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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:00

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