How Microsoft plans to release Win10 updates

Here’s how to find the latest edition of the Windows Secrets Ultimate Utilities List on our site. Also: More information on Win10 updating and some interesting news on the OpenDNS security service.

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Broken features need people to fix them

Lounge member sylviesinc tried to send a photo or two via Windows Live Mail and ended with the service stuck in a prolonged — in fact, an endless — effort to send those photos. So sylviesinc asked for help in the Non-Outlook Email forum.

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Celebrating holiday with old and new technology

The spectacular July 4 fireworks display you’re about to see was photographed by videographer Jos Stiglingh a year ago in Florida. He flew a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter deep into the fireworks show and recorded it with an attached GoPro Hero 3 videocam. The performance — or rather, the entire collection of performances — was high-risk for a flying camera passing inside all that explosive technology. We’re in considerably less danger watching this video version of the show.

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Prepping a Win7 PC for the Win10 upgrade

Enhanced mice and keyboards for power users

Email: Drop the junk; keep your contacts

Moving to a new email address isn’t as daunting as moving to a new house. But sometimes it has to be done. You need to make sure that all the right people and mailing lists get your new address; you don’t want to share it with everyone.

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Lessons learned from infrastructure failures

Here’s how to keep your computers connected to the Internet come power outages or ISP disconnections. Also: Another nail in the privacy coffin, trouble for Kindle authors, and some clarification on Win10 upgrading.

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Data limit affects cost of cloud-storage uploads

Lounge member Frodough backs up his “My Documents” files to OneDrive. This practice seemed like a good idea until Comcast imposed a 300GB-per-month data limit.

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Sun-drunken solstice revelers parade in Seattle

Many people think they correctly understand Seattle as a city of industrious, tech-startup people or hard-working indie rock musicians living in a surfeit of glorious coastal and mountain scenery muted by damp weather. If you think that sums up the Seattle vibe, you haven’t seen the Summer Solstice Parade.

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MS sunsetting support for Java, ActiveX, etc.