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As regular readers will know, Microsoft have been releasing twice-yearly feature updates for Windows 10 for some time now, and this isn't changing any time soon. We have covered what to expect from each of these released so far, so with the spring update due soon, what changes should we expect to find this time?

We're using this month's 3a-Analysis blog do a rare blowing of our own trumpet. It's been a while since we've highlighed any of the projects we've been working on here, so we're taking this opportunity to reflect on a project that we've just put live - a new boutique ecommerce website for Seiko. Minor spoiler: We're very pleased with the results.

A few years back, we wrote a HowTo outlining how to use the Snipping Tool in Windows to take screenshots. As any users of this app will know, it is being phased out and will disappear in a future Windows update. Fortunately, there's already a replacement installed by default in Windows 10 called Snip & Sketch. This month, we'll take a look at using this app to take full or partial screenshots.

Despite email almost being as old as time itself, it has been surprisingly difficult to find a decent well supported free desktop / laptop app to manage it on Windows for a while now. Microsoft's current "Mail" app is pretty lacking in many areas. They're now looking to change this with a new version of Outlook that will replace this.

With many in the UK now working from home again, one thing that might be missing from our setups are some of the bigger bits of office hardware like scanners. However, for those that would like to scan paper-based documents to PDF, and even be able to copy the text into an email or document, as long as you have access to a smartphone, help is at hand.

In this month's HowTo, we explain how to attach an email to an email in Outlook. There's a couple of situations where this can be particularly useful. If you want to include multiple previous emails on a subject, this is much neater than forwarding separately. Or it could be there's important techincal information in the email that a forward would remove.

In what is becoming something of a worrying trend for a company that you would have thought would have the resources to avoid such mishaps, a "bug" has recently been disovered in Google's Chrome browser. If you hit the button to delete all your browsing history, you'd rightly expect it to delete all your browsing history, right? Wrong...

As we covered last month, we're now in the final days of support for Adobe's once world-conquering Flash technology. By the beginning of next year, it will be all but impossible to use it in practical terms, even if you really want to. However, the app may still be lingering on your system unless you proactively remove it. This month's HowTo explains the steps to take to purge it completely.

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