News and Tips and Special Offer – 19July15

Google’s Search by Image Tool

You no longer need to begin the image search with a word or a phrase. You can now begin with an actual image that you see on the web, or that you have on your computer, to search for similar images or to find out more information about that specific image.
Visit this site for detailed instructions and video:

Confirmed: Windows 10 users to receive forced updates
On previous versions of Windows, users had options to block updates from being deployed automatically, for instance to run tests before deploying them or waiting a certain time period to make sure updates would not break anything. In addition to that, Helen Harmetz, Microsoft Senior Product Marketing Manager, confirmed recently that Windows 10 Pro users would not be able to delay updates indefinitely without serious consequences either. It is unknown if users may remove updates from the operating system and how those removed updates are handled in this regard. While it may make sense from a company perspective to deploy updates automatically on user machines, it is problematic for a number of reasons. First, updates may break things as the past has shown over and over again, possibly rendering the PC unusable. Second, forced updates remove control from users. Most computer systems running previous iterations of Windows may be configured to download and install updates automatically, which is not different from what Microsoft has in mind now, but for those users who block this, it may be a deal breaker. Read more at:

Microsoft revealed this year’s timeline and prices for Windows 10
July 29, 2015 – Windows 10 is available as a free upgrade.
August – Retail copies of Windows 10 become available, first PCs with Windows 10 are available.
September – New hardware is showcased on IFA. Important feature: Biometrie / Windows Hello.
Autumn –  Upgrades for Windows Phone and Xbox One become available
Retail prices:
Windows 10 Home – 119 Euros
Windows 10 Pro – 279 Euros
Windows 10 Home upgrade to Pro – 159 Euros

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