Get to know your Windows operating system inside out! Pick up tips & tricks, and discover the best Windows software & modern apps out there
Have you ever had a drive failure? Sadly, there’s no panacea for preventing hardware damage. But monitoring your HDD or SSD, to act when their death becomes likely, is a first step.
What if I told you that malware could be passed around using the unlikely medium of computer speakers and microphones?
Windows 8’s Refresh is like reinstalling Windows, but it’s easier, faster, and preserves your personal files. If Refresh fails or doesn’t solve your problems, these troubleshooting tips should help you fix things.
Microsoft finally did something right! OneNote turns your Windows 8 tablet into a handy notebook. Quickly scribble down notes and pick them up anywhere. Syncing via SkyDrive automatically makes them available on the desktop.
Want to make voice and video calls on your Windows 8 computer? A touchscreen version of Skype is available from Microsoft, but how does it compare to the desktop version?
After killing the Start button in Windows 8, Microsoft restored a mutilated version with the Windows 8.1 update. It’s now a shortcut button for the Start screen or desktop and some don’t like that.
With the release of Windows 8, several apps have come along that make enjoying TV on your computer much easier. The following apps are all free from the Windows 8 Store.
When you think about it, apps are the perfect gift. You can buy them online and instantly send them to someone, without having to mail anything or pay shipping fees. Here’s how.
It’s best to lock down your accounts well and Microsoft is taking a step in that direction with its new security features for online accounts, including recent activity, recovery codes and security notifications.
Are you using the easiest way to save time on Windows? It’s the Run dialog. We show you how to quickly create custom commands to open any program or file in two easy steps.
Christmas decorations are up everywhere. Decorating your computer is a great way to put yourself in the holiday mood and only takes seconds. Too busy to hunt for wallpapers? Just pick one below. Merry Christmas!
The Internet’s down, everybody panic! If you’ve ever said that, out loud, maybe it’s time to start thinking about how to prepare for outages.
You’re using Windows 8. You want the Start Menu back – but do you really need it? Instead of relying on a third party substitute, build a custom Windows 8 Start Menu with a few clicks.
Has Windows 8 slowed you down? We’ll get you back to speed! From boot to shutdown and everything in between – let us show you the best tweaks and shortcuts to efficiently use Windows 8.
Facebook recently introduced snap view and photo downloads on its Win 8.1 app, and has now pushed another update that brings better tagging and live tiles.
Microsoft: we need to talk. Yes, it’s about those Scroogle ads. No, I don’t think they’re funny, and no: I don’t think Google is worried about them.
Are you tired of the Modern interface? Windows 8.1 allows you to boot to the desktop. If only the restored Start Button would launch a proper Start Menu! Well, it sort of can.
The worldwide launch of Microsoft’s Student Advantage program now allows teachers to offer Office 365 to their students for free. The Student Advantage program is now open to 35,000 schools and colleges worldwide.
Default spell checkers can set you up for epic failure! Imagine how a grammatical error on a job application could work against you. Here are three tools that can check both spelling and grammar.
Buying a new computer can really set you back a pretty penny. So have you considered upgrading what you have now?
Windows 8.1 is much more than a simple service pack! Upgrading could mean you’re stuck with a buggy OS. Don’t be fooled into upgrading to Windows 8.1 before checking whether your current setup is compatible!
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Security firm F-Secure has made its foray in the crowded password manager market with the new F-Secure KEY, a cross-platform tool to generate and remember passwords across different devices.
It’s the digital age and you should stop printing to paper! Print to PDF instead. This article briefly discusses the advantages of PDF over paper and demonstrates how to print to PDF in Windows 8.
Do you love YouTube playlists, but wish you could watch them outside your browser? You can use VLC for the job, thanks to a simple extension. Here’s how.