Running Windows 10? Here are Some Tips and Tricks

Windows is, without a doubt, a great operating system to be running on your PC. While a lot of people prefer Mac OS over Windows, people who are invested in Microsoft’s services usually tend to stick with its own operating system.

The Creators Update for Windows 10 was just rolled out to devices a few weeks ago, and it brings with it lots of new features and changes in the overall software. However, there are some things that might go unnoticed due to being hidden in menus and settings. Read on to find out some of these hidden tips and tricks.

Be in Control of your Storage

The more you use your PC on a regular basis, the more it is bound to fill up with junk you don’t need. Sometimes you don’t even know it exists, which is why a feature called Storage Sense has been added in Windows 10. With it you can have your PC clean itself up, which included delete things like temporary files and recycle bin items, every 30 days. This also shows you clearly as to what kind of items are taking up what amount of space on your computer.

Take it Easy on the Eyes

Another great, albeit simple, feature that Microsoft decided to add in Windows 10 is Night Light. This casts a warm hue over your entire screen so that your eyes don’t have to deal with the negative effects of blue light during later hours. This can be found in Display settings on your Windows PC.

Troubleshoot All in One Place

Windows has finally consolidated all of the different troubleshooting options in one place. The new Troubleshoot option can be found in Update and Security settings. Here, you can troubleshoot any and all kinds of issues you might run into on your computer without having to Google as to where you should navigate or how you should tackle a problem.

 

These are only a few of the hidden tips and tricks that have been added in Windows 10 Creators Update. There are a lot more useful features like these that are bound to make your computing experience much better and easier than before.

 

Perhaps the Best MacBook Alternative is here

In recent years, Microsoft has shown the world that not only can it do great software, but has the ability to create some very interesting hardware as well. This was made clear when the software giant started releasing their Surface devices. These were well-built 2-in-1 devices that really pushed the boundary as to what these kind of devices could offer to the people.

After the success of the Surface Pro lineup, Microsoft has just released its first ever proper laptop, the Surface Laptop. This, unlike the Surface Book released previously, is not a hybrid computer but rather a more conventional laptop. And it might just be the perfect machine for you if you are looking for a MacBook alternative.

It has the Looks and the Muscle

Two of the biggest reasons people prefer the MacBook are its solid build quality and its excellent looks. The Surface Laptop has both. It’s a lightweight laptop that looks very sleek, and uses some interesting material choices like the Alcantara material that covers the entire keyboard area of the laptop. Not only this, but the Surface Laptop comes in a variety of interesting colors as well, including Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, Platinum, and Graphite Gold.

It is great for Students

The Surface Laptop is aimed directly at college students. The sleek and lightweight form factor, coupled with the colors and a special version of Windows 10 is what makes it a great choice for students. This version of Windows, dubbed Windows 10 S, ensures that no malware gets into the computer by using apps from outside the Windows Store. This may seem like a negative point to many, but this will ensure that the laptop stays secure and speedy.

Other than sheer looks and the OS, the Surface Laptop also features a great touchscreen that works with the excellent Surface Pen. Couple this with the Surface Dial, and you might just have everything you need from your computer if you are a college student.

But, it’s not Perfect

All that said, the Surface Laptop is not perfect for a number of users because of one glaring reason; it’s an expensive machine. Starting at $999 for the base model, the Surface Laptop is easily outdone by many other gaming-grade laptops by Lenovo, Dell, and Asus. However, none of those laptops have the quality of craftsmanship that the Surface does.

So if you want something that feel more premium than the plethora of laptops out there, and you have the money to buy it, go ahead and get the Surface Laptop. We assure you it’ll be a great alternative to Apple’s MacBook, if you’re looking for one of course.