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Act Now to Keep 15 GB Free OneDrive Storage and Camera Bonus

Posted in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 by Steve Sinchak

Early November Microsoft made the controversial decision to cut the amount of free OneDrive storage from 15 GB to just 5 GB.  In addition, Microsoft also decided to eliminate the camera roll bonus.  This has caused a number of users to abandon ship, but that may be unnecessary as Microsoft is offering current users of OneDrive to opt out of the upcoming changes and keep the 15 GB of free store and the camera roll bonus. 

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Speed up your Browser with Namebench

Posted in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 by Steve Sinchak

DNS (Domain Name Service) plays a critical role in the operation of all web browsers.  When you type in a domain, such as Tweaks.com, your browser must resolve the address into an IP address so your computer can talk to the site's server and download the web page.  Once the page is downloaded, it is processed by the browser, which then can trigger hundreds of downloads as the various resources on the page are fetched. Many of these requests for resources go to different domains which also must be resolved before the browser can download the file.  The result is a lot of domain resolutions, which makes the performance of your DNS provider critical to your web browsing speed.

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Free Office 365 for Students and Teachers

Posted in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 by Steve Sinchak

Microsoft now offers students and teachers of qualifying organizations a free Office 365 Education subscription.  Office 365 Education includes includes Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, and OneNote. Users can install the software on up to five PCs or Macs and five mobile devices such as an iPad or Android tablet.  Users also receive a 1 TB OneDrive online storage drive for the life of the subscription. 

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