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Please note Arundel Computers will be closed on Saturday July 2 in observance of Independence Day. We wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth!

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Many have suggested Microsoft might continue to offer the free upgrade to Windows 10 well after the initial 1 year period, however that will not be the case. The offer will come to an end on July 29th; if you wish to take advantage of the free upgrade to the latest version of WIndows, be sure to upgrade before that time. The upgrade price after this date for Windows 10 Home is set to be $119. On the positive side, Microsoft has announced that it will turn off the upgrade reminders on this date, so those who are happy to stay put with your existying version of Windows will be able to do so in peace.

Source: NeoWin

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Users of Microsoft’s free email service and free email client take note; the two will no longer play well together. Microsoft has made some under the hood changes to their Outlook.com email service, and they will not be updating the 4 year old mail client to take advantage of the changes. As an alternative, Microsoft suggests using the Outlook.com web interface, the built in Mail and Calendar Apps in Windows 10. or of course the Outlook 2016 desktop app.

Source: Thurrott.com

 

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Microsoft has released some details about new features that will be included in the upcoming Anniversary Update, which include interface improvements, new security features, developer features, and more. Check out some of the highlights over at PCWorld.com.

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In celebration of Easter, Arundel Computers will be closed on Saturday 3/26/2016. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Easter!

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Engadget reports that three Japanese PC manufacturers are moving forward with plans to merge their PC computing divisions to stay competitive in the tough PC market. No word yet on what to expect in terms of changes to branding or product lineups.

http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/16/the-big-vaio-toshiba-and-fujitsu-merger-is-still-on/

 

 

Written on Feb, 16, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

Mary Jo Foley over at All About Microsoft has posted details about how the free Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users has been moved from an optional upgrade to recommended. Check out the link for details, as well as a link to how to disable this for those who know they wish to stay with their current version of Windows

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-starts-pushing-windows-10-as-a-recommended-update/

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Feeling a little nostalgic for the days of cooperative multitasking and 16-bit applications? The Internet archive has posted a collection of Windows 3.1 games and applications so you can re-live the good old days right from your web browser.

https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_win3_showcase&tab=collection

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Since the release of Windows 10 Microsoft has been less than transparent about the purpose of updates to the operating system. Unlike in previous versions Windows 10 updates contained very little information on what they actually changed. Now Microsoft has opted for a little more transparency with a blog which highlights what fixes are in each update. So for those who concern themselves with such details, the link is:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/update-history-windows-10

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Office 2016 has been released this week. Interested in seeing what’s new? Check out these reviews!

Office 2016 for Windows Review – Thurrott.com

Microsoft Office 2016 review – The Verge