Best Of The Web For Windows Users - 28 June - 4 July 2015

Microsoft has been very busy this week: they released not one, but three new builds for the Windows 10 Preview, and the latest is also available to download as ISO. They published some info on how they will roll-out Windows 10 starting on July 29th and they also brought new features for Office, Skype and Xbox. Read the headlines about all these, and more, in our week's news recap:

Tech Lolz: Special Edition - The 10 Knights Of Facepalm Kingdom

Tech LolzYey, it's Friday again. This week we have a special edition, and not because it's one day before the 4th of July, but simply because I found too many special cases of facepalms this week. I just couldn't decide which to leave out so I decided to let you pick your favorite. So please let me know in the comments section which two guys from this list would you take with you on a deserted island. I do not recommend you count on them to save your life though. I am not very sure they are up to it. There is no specific topic, it ranges from basic logic issues to hardware issues, software issues etc. I left out the ones with emotional issues even if .. damn, people ask anything on the Internet. If only girls knew how many boys ask random strangers what to text them… Let's get down to business!

How To Use The Notifications From The Action Center In Windows 10

Notifications, Windows 10If you enrolled in the Windows Insider program and installed Windows 10, you might have noticed something new and different from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1: a small icon found in the system tray, that opens a notifications sidebar. Any smartphone or tablet user knows and regularly uses notifications, but for a desktop user, this is something completely new. If you want to know more about Windows 10's notifications, read this guide to find out how to open, view and clear them out.

Reviewing The ASUS ROG Orion Gaming Headset - A Good Buy For Any Gamer

ASUS ROG Orion Gaming HeadsetA couple of weeks ago, we received another gaming headset to review from ASUS. The headset is called Orion and it's one of the devices created by ASUS under their own gaming brand ROG (Republic of Gamers). ASUS' ROG devices are usually built with high quality materials and offer very good performance. You can imagine that we were quite curious to see if that's also true for the ASUS ROG Orion Gaming Headset. Read our review to learn more about this gaming headset, and find out if it's worth buying:

How To Create An Animated GIF Using Your Own Pictures, With GIMP

GIF, animateIn one of our recent Tech Lolz articles, we had a really good laugh about a guy who tried to make an animated GIF using a single picture and Paint. But to create any kind of animation, you need at least two different images, so that when you render them one after the other you get an animated sequence. Today, we thought it would be a good idea to show you an easy way of creating your own animated GIF file, with your own pictures, using a free application called GIMP. Let's dive in:

How To Connect & Work With An FTP Server From Windows/File Explorer

FTP serverOne of the lesser-known features available in Windows Explorer and in File Explorer is that these tools can handle connections to FTP servers. You can use them to do all the file and folder management operations you would expect: copy, move, delete, create, rename and so on. In this guide, we will show you how to use Windows Explorer and File Explorer in order to make quick connections to any kind of FTP servers.

Reviewing Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7 - A Good Tablet With Strong Hardware

Kindle FireRecently, we got our hands on the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7, a tablet manufactured by, you guessed it, Amazon. The company is a giant in the world of online retail, and it's also the most renowned e-book reader manufacturer out there. However, for some time now, they have also produce other mobile devices, like tablets, smartphones or TV sticks. The Kindle Fire HDX 7 is the third generation of Kindle Fire tablets and it promises to deliver great hardware and an improved operating system, that's both light, elegant and easy to use. This is our first encounter with an Amazon mobile device, so you can imagine how curious we were about it. Find out from this review all the strong and all the weak points of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7:

How To Reserve Windows 10 If You Don't Have The "Get Windows 10" App

reserve, Windows 10A while ago, Microsoft pushed the "Get Windows 10" app via its Windows Update channels. The app is supposed to help you reserve a Windows 10 copy for your computer, once it is officially released to the general public. However, many users didn't get this app and couldn't reserve their Windows 10 copies, even if, theoretically, they met all the requirements. This article will help you check if you meet the requirements for being eligible to a free Windows 10 upgrade, and also troubleshoot some issues that may stop your device from getting the reservation app.

Security On Facebook: The First Steps In Having A Safe & Pleasant Experience

FacebookNowadays it seems like nearly everyone is on Facebook. It's a great way to connect with your friends and family, get in touch with people from your past, and share what's happening in your life. But it's also a place where your personal information can get stolen, your computer infected, and your friends' computers and information compromised as well. Wherever people gather in cyberspace these days, cyber bad guys gather as well. Even though the Facebook interface changes frequently and they keep trying to make it safer, it's still all too easy to give out information you should have kept private. In this article we'll talk about the most important ways to set your Facebook account to keep away the bad guys. In the next article we'll go into other Facebook settings that will help safeguard your privacy.