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How To Maximise Battery Life On Windows 10

Whether you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 on your laptop or bought a brand new machine, you’re going to want to eke out as much battery juice as you can while you’re on the go. Microsoft’s shiny new OS includes a new native battery saver feature — and there are a few other tricks you can pull to make sure your laptop lasts until you can find a power socket.


Cortana On Windows 10 Officially Comes To Australia

Good news folks. Microsoft has made Cortana for Windows 10 available to Australian users. Previously, the digital personal assistant was only accessible in seven countries. The list has now grown to 10 with the addition of Japan, Australia and Canada.


Artificial Intelligence And Human Emotion: Why The 'Frampton Test' Matters

Forget the Turing and Lovelace tests on artificial intelligence: I want to see a robot pass the Frampton Test. Let me explain why rock legend Peter Frampton enters the debate on AI.


In Defence Of The Clean Install

These days, a new operating system can be downloaded from the web and installed in a couple of reboots or “purchased” for free from an App Store. It might seem like a clean install isn’t worth the time and effort. Nothing could be further from the truth. Upgrades may be convenient, but sometimes it’s better to give yourself a clean slate and not just for that “fresh out of the box” feeling.


How Apple's Mobile Ad Blocking Will Hasten The Death Of Online Advertising

Apple is about to open a new front in the ongoing war against online advertising. The new version of its mobile operating system, iOS 9, will support ad blocking by Safari, its mobile web browser.


Why Do So Many Companies Still Use Internet Explorer?

I remember the sheer contempt that coursed through my body when I had to use Internet Explorer to access the work intranet in one of my previous jobs. I, like so many others out there, hate Microsoft’s former browser with a passion. So why do our employers still insist on ramming it down our throats? Let’s talk about that.


VMware Brings Windows 10 To Macs Through Fusion 8 And Fusion 8 Pro

VMware has released the latest version of its Fusion product line that brings Windows 10 virtualisation to Apple Macs. Here’s what you need to know about VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro.


How To Deal With 'Shadow IT' In Your Organisation

Your employees have gone rogue. No, they’re not selling secrets to competitors or anything so nefarious, but they are using IT systems and services without the express knowledge of the company they work for. This is known as Shadow IT and it’s a growing problem within enterprises propagated by the fact business leaders seem to be turning the other cheek.


Celebrate Windows 95's 20th Birthday By Resurrecting It On Your Computer

Windows 95 was the first operating system I ever used as a kid and it certainly brings back a lot of memories for a swathe of die-hard PC users. The iconic operating system has just turned 20 today and you can drown in its nostalgia by bringing it back on your current computer.


You Can Now Get Microsoft's SharePoint 2016 IT Preview

Microsoft has released its SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview. Here’s what’s new and how you can start using it now.


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