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We've all been there - you're right in the middle of something very important, and then Windows decides that it's a great time to update your PC. While disabling updates entirely is hugely inadvisable (and very difficult by design), it is possible to get Windows to try to apply at more convenient moments. This month's HowTo delves into the Windows 10 update options.

While the SSD drives that are supplied as standard with most devices these days are great at speeding up loading times compared to the bulky magnetic drives, they do currently tend to be a lot smaller. While storing your files on network file shares or cloud services like Dropbox or OneDrive can help to take the strain off of your own device, it's all too easy to fill it up anyway. Our HowTo this month will demonstrate some steps you can take to try and free up some space.

Microsoft have unsurprisingly announced that there will be a new version of their Office suite launched this year. This new version will start rolling out to early adopters soon, with everyone else getting it a few months later. However, those not using Windows 10 will be out of luck...

Users of Microsoft's Windows 10 will now be getting used to the twice-yearly "feature" updates to the operating system. The next of these is due to be released very soon, so we're going to take a look at what new features you can expect to see once you've received the new update.

BT have recently revealed two new broadband packages - Ultrafast 1 & 2. The technology necessary to allow the speeds these new packages allow has not been installed in many locations yet, but this announcement provides the first indications of how much it will cost when it's available in your area.

We emailed our mailing list with an additional email last month covering the breaking news about a flaw found in almost all Intel chips (and others) that has huge security implications for pretty much everyone that uses any device - PC, Mac, phone or tablet. Now the dust has begun to settle following the initial disclosure, we take another look at this flaw and what it means for us all.

One request we get a lot is to work out why an email bounced back. This month's HowTo guide will explain how go about doing this, and will hopefully help you next time you receive a bounceback and want to know what has gone wrong.

Everyone knows how to do a basic Google search. Type in either a full question or just keywords, and it'll return the results it thinks are most relevant. However, you may not be aware there's a whole series of extra things you can add to your search to help refine your results.

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