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Windows 10 Features 
Windows 10 is so familiar and easy to use, you'll feel like an expert. The Start Menu is back in an expanded form, plus we'll bring over your pinned apps and …

How to Upgrade to Windows 10 
Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use. It includes an improved Start menu and is designed to startup and resume fast. Plus, it's packed with new innovations …

Windows 10 FAQ & Tips
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the free upgrade to Windows 10 and the upgrade process.

What’s New – Windows 10

Windows 10 is full of new features and improvements. Take a look at the highlights!

Ready, set, Start menu

 

The Start menu is back—and it’s more personal, more organized, and more fun than before.

Select Start Start  on the taskbar. You'll find your most used apps on the left, the All apps list, and shortcuts to other locations on your PC, like File Explorer and Settings.

Get apps, music and more

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The Store is a one-stop shop for music, videos, games, and apps.

Try out an app before you buy it, or pick a free one. Your Windows 10 apps will work on all your Windows 10 devices.

Cortana can get it done

Cortana, your digital personal assistant, is right on your desktop. Ask Cortana to set up a meeting or send an email to a friend—even find your files for you and tell you jokes. Select the search box and type what you want Cortana to do, or just select the microphone to say it instead.

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Google Docs fonts

Google Docs panel lets users access thousands of fonts by The Next Web

Extensis, a developer specializing in font management software, has released Extensis Fonts, a new font panel for Google Docs that lets users access thousands of fonts from the Google Fonts collection.

Available as a free add-on via Google Docs, Extensis Fonts provides a panel where you can browse, preview and apply fonts directly from within Google documents.

Make Gmail account safer

3 ways to make your Gmail account safer by Sophos

Controls affecting Gmail security are mostly found at www.google.com/settings, or can be reached by clicking the user ID in the top right of any Gmail page and selecting "Account". (The user ID will usually be a photo or avatar, but it may just be your Gmail address if you do not have an associated Google+ account.)

Chrome’s Old-style bookmarking

Getting back to Chrome’s Old-style bookmarking behavior and manager

1. Visit chrome://flags/#enhanced-bookmarks-experiment link or if the link is not working, visit chrome://flags, find ‘Enable Enhanced Bookmarks’

2. Choose ‘Disabled’ from the drop-down, click on ‘Relaunch now’ button

3. Try to bookmark a new page or edit the already bookmarked one, you’ll see the old menu. You can open and see old bookmark manager by using Ctrl+Shift+O in Windows.

Google Security & Privacy Settings

Google’s My Account page gives easy access to privacy and security tools by Android and Me

Google adds central hub for your security and privacy settings.

Google has changed the way in which you can keep on top of your privacy and security settings across its services in a bid to make it easier for users.

Google's ‘My Account’ page will provide more context around your privacy decisions in relation to Google’s services.

There’s a security checkup on the page that will walk you through security settings and recent events, connected devices and which apps have access to your account info etc. 

Google’s included access Ad Settings tool, which allows you to tailor ads or opt out of personalized ads altogether.

In addition to the My Account page, Google also provides new site at privacy.google.com as a central location for questions about the company’s privacy practices.

 

 

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