Windows 10

Continuum : The next paradigm shift

Continuum, as the name somewhat suggests, provides you with an always handy & continued Windows Experience. Continuum started or was introduced as an answer to touchscreen & desktop experiences in Windows. Earlier with Windows 8, it was very much a universal computing experience, be it a tablet or a desktop | laptop.

With Continuum, Windows now has the capability to switch between tablet & desktop mode based on either the hardware you are using ( touchscreen setup ) or if your device supports a flip to tablet experience. You connect a keyboard | Mouse to your touchscreen setup, Windows detects it and goes into the normal PC | Desktop mode, where you get your usual Windows desktop & your apps go in to the mode where they can be easily resized or dragged, changed with Mouse & Keyboard.

Similarly, if you go into tablet mode, all your apps go full screen & are optimized for touchscreen & gesture support. This makes the new Continuum feature an amazing addition to Windows 10.

Now, that’s not all. With every new build, continuum is getting more polished & feature enriched. A recent blog post for Build conference showcases a video that shows how continuum can prove to be the next paradigm shift in always handy & always on computing.

Check out the video below:


Steps to Fix Laptop / Desktop Computer Thermal Shutdown

One of the most common reasons behind sudden shutdown of a computer system is heat. When the processor of a Laptop or Desktop Computer heats up, either due to dust or improper ventilation, a computer system puts itself into a thermal shutdown to avoid any damage to the hardware in your computer system. If proper maintenance is not provided to the computer overtime even the slightest change in weather conditions or even room temperature can add to the heating up of your computer processor triggering a thermal shutdown. Here are a few steps that can be applied to any computer, be it a laptop ( portable computer ) or even your home /office desktop.

  • Keeping it Clean
  • Many companies out there have a standard computer cleaning toolkit that you can buy. These cleaning toolkits come specifically for either a laptop or a desktop.
  • Wipe the dirt of processor fan ( in a desktop )
  • If you do not fear opening up your laptop a bit, open it & clean the Fan blades, Heat Vent & the Heat Sink with either a soft brush or a lint free cloth.
  • Note: you should open your computer system at your own risk & author of this article will not be liable for any damage occurred while this operation.
  • Using a Laptop /Notebook Cooler
  • Lot of people use a External Notebook cooler that helps circulate air & keeps your laptop cool.
  • Companies Like Cooler Master offer very good quality notebook coolers ( Cooling Pads )
  • System Beeps & says CPU is heating up
  • This is the point where you take your Laptop for a check-up at the Authorized Service Centre.

Desktop Systems

  • For a Desktop system, you can clean almost every part very easily, specially the CPU Fan
  • You can also try putting some thermal compound on your processor ( if you don’t know what & how thermal compound is applied, ask a expert professional or Search the internet for DIY guides)
  • Install a better CPU cooler
  • A lot of variety exists in Desktop CPU Cooler Range, select from simple Air Coolers or a Liquid Cooling solution.
  • In some rare cases a failing Processor ( CPU ) might actually be the case for a thermal shutdown.