Windows 10 is mostly intuitive, especially if you’re upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.1, but everyone will probably need some help understanding one of the operating system’s flagship features: the Cortana voice assistant. The digital helper is turned on by default, but you’ll still need to sign in before it responds to your beck and call.
Once you’ve got Cortana up and working to improve your day, there’s plenty of things you can ask its help for. Here at Laptop Mag, we put together a list of how-to’s to help you learn how to make the most of your new assistant. You’ll learn the basics, like how to turn Cortana on and change the name it [...]
The new standard for wired connectivity, USB Type-C, will charge your laptops and phones, transfer data and even send 4K video to your monitors. If you check the inventory at popular retailers, you’ll see scores of cables and adapters featuring the reversible connector, but unfortunately, some of them don’t work well. A few cables that go from USB Type-C to USB Type-A (aka “legacy” USB) fail so badly that they permanently damage your hardware.
Google Engineer Calls Attention to the Problem
Google software engineer Benson Leung has been buying and reviewing USB Type-C cables, adapters and accessories on Amazon and posting about it [...]
Private browsing, also known as incognito mode, lets you surf the web without storing your browsing or search history. Here’s how to quickly turn private browsing on or off in Safari.
It’s worth noting that private browsing won’t disguise you from the sites you visit. They could still record your IP address and any information you enter into their sites, such as search terms. Additionally, private browsing won’t protect you from web-based malware attacks, so you’ll still need to be careful about what you click on whether you’re in private or normal browsing mode.
Private browsing mode is helpful when you [...]
Breitling appears to be targeting a pretty niche market with its Superocean Chronograph M2000. It might look like just another upmarket diving watch, but this particular timepiece is rated water-resistant to depths of 2,000 m (6,600 ft), so it seems to be aimed at record-breaking mixed-gas deep-sea divers and people who would take comfort in knowing that the watch they lost overboard is still ticking on the bottom of the ocean.
The main function of a diving watch is very simple; to keep water out, so it can keep working. The problem is that even electronic diving watches need holes in the case for buttons to [...]