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Top 10 free Windows 10 apps in the Windows Store

Microsoft’s app store – the Windows Store – is the place in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 where you can find modern apps that are designed to work both on touchscreen devices as well as traditional PC’s with a mouse and keyboard. It’s true that the Windows Store doesn’t have as many apps available as its competitors (Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store ) but it still manages to offer useful apps that are also of good quality. Many of these quality apps are free. » Read more

Watch out for “Microsoft” scam calls to fix your computer

How does the scam work?

Victims are cold called, usually by phone and told that there is a problem with their computer and for a nominal fee the suspect can fix it. The suspects often claim to be working with Microsoft who have identified that the computer has been infected with a virus and offer an update or fix. The victims are talked through the logon steps in order for the fraudster to gain remote access to the computer. The victims will then often witness the mouse moving and changes being made to the display. They then pay a fee (anything between £100 and £300 has been reported to Action Fraud) and are told the problem has been resolved. » Read more