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Killing Cortana: How to disable Windows 10's info-hungry digital assistant

July 31, 2015 | BRAD CHACOS

Cortana, Microsoft's smart, snarky digital assistant, is one of the highlight features of Windows 10, imbuing the operating system with a sense of presence that never existed in previous versions of Windows. Cortana's natural language search capabilities rock, and her intelligent surfacing of news and notifications that matter to you help to tailor Windows 10 to suit your specific needs. I'm in love already.

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How to uninstall programs and apps in Windows 10

July 31, 2015 | IAN PAUL

After using Windows 10 for a while it becomes pretty clear that Microsoft is slowly moving as many former Control Panel functions as possible to the new Settings app. Given how central the Control Panel is (or was) to Windows, that must be a massive job.

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OneNote 2016 for Mac review: Intuitive and versatile, but still not up to par with Windows version

July 31, 2015 | JEFFERY BATTERSBY

It's been about a year since Microsoft released (and I reviewed) OneNote for Mac, which was, at that time, available only from the Mac App Store. Over the past 14 or so months Microsoft has made numerous incremental changes to the app, adding or updating features and making the app more versatile and, perhaps, making it a better note taking choice than the everpresent Evernote.

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Using_Oracle ASM Preferred Read Failure Groups with FlashSystem

IBM

The concept of Preferred Read is now implemented in Oracle’s ASM volume management in Oracle 11g. This is to read from the storage that can present the needed data at a lower latency. This whitepaper discusses the merits of using PRG technology with Oracle ASM and FlashSystem technology.

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