How to Use Facebook on Windows 8.1  

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Our notebooks, tablets and desktops enable so much that it’s easy to forget the things we do with them on a daily basis. If you have a computer with internet access, chances are you visit Facebook often. Facebook has everything. You can instant message people regardless of geographic location or wireless carrier. You can scroll […]

Windows 10 10049: What’s New & Different 

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Just last week Microsoft enthusiasts were figuratively climbing over each other to get their hands on Windows 10 10041. Like the versions of Windows 10 before it, the operating system upgrade included plenty of tweaks and new features designed to bring Windows into the modern age and put the civil war being fought between mouse […]

Can an iPad Replace a Laptop (2015 Edition)

Can the iPad replace a laptop?

When it comes time to replace your aging laptop the most common question we hear is, “Can an iPad replace a Laptop?” The second most common questions are about the iPad vs laptop comparisons asking what each device does better. In the next five minutes you’ll learn about using the iPad as a laptop, including […]

How to Search Windows 8.1

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There are some things that go beyond being considered cool add-on features. These things are fundamental to your experience with any device. You’re comfortable with a mouse because it works in the same predictable way year after year. You know where to go to browse the web because it’s been in the same program since […]

How to Turn Off OneDrive Syncing in Windows 8.1

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No matter how great their internet connection is or how crucial maintaining off-site backups become, there are always going to be people who don’t like the idea of Microsoft’s OneDrive syncing in Windows 8.1. These people are likely looking for a way to turn off OneDrive syncing in Windows 8.1. With Windows 8 you had […]

21 Windows 8.1 Tips 

Windows 8.1 is able to get in the way of productivity in some cases.

Lately, it’s been Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system that’s snatched headlines. Like with previous updates, many are hoping that Windows 10 will deliver the features they want and the add-ons that they need to stay product and entertained. The features coming with that update that’ll certainly please most PC buyers. What we forget is that it […]

Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Review

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Since the moment I saw Windows 8 I’ve been a proponent of the 2-in-1 PC. To me, buying anything that can replace two things seems logical. Instead of spending less money on two different devices, 2-in-1 buyers can pool their resources and get something of better quality. What’s more, there are no intricacies. You don’t […]

Add-On is Why You Shouldn’t Install uTorrent

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New details about how popular torrent application uTorrent generates profits have some security researches and consumer watch dogs fuming. According to one new report, uTorrent bundles an app that allows the company to make money off users PCs without them knowing. Trusted Reviews was the first to break the news about uTorrent seemingly installing a […]

How to Set a Background in Windows 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1, isn’t well known for how easy it makes restoring PCs and tablets to factory settings or getting the latest apps and games from a safe place. Mostly, it’s known for the Start Screen and how it utterly alienated people who liked the Desktop. It’s the Desktop that allows users to resize apps […]

3 Tips for Buying a New Windows 8 PC

The Dell XPS 13 2015 display includes a QHD+ option that looks amazing.

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system didn’t exactly kick off a complete revolution in computing. The are pockets of innovation though. For all the talk we hear about Start Screens and Windows Store apps, Windows 8 PCs are better overall than their older counterparts. New backup and restore options mean you’ll never really need to take […]

Windows Change Could Make Big Chromebooks a Better Buy

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If reports of Microsoft changing the way it handles Windows 8.1 with Bing are correct, the next cheap full-size notebook most users buy could be running Google’s Chrome OS instead of Windows. The Register is reporting that sources inside Microsoft say the company is planning to make big changes to Windows 8.1 with Bing. Windows […]

5 Top Windows 8 Tablets: Asus Transformer Book & More

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Before Windows 8, the state of the Windows tablet market was absolutely laughable. Microsoft, the biggest software company around didn’t have a single Windows tablet they could point potential buyers to for the best experience. To be clear, the problem wasn’t that Microsoft was missing a direct competitor to Apple’s iPad. No, the problem was […]

Windows 8 vs. Windows 10: What You Need to Know

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To let everyone else tell the story, Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating systems are direct opposites. In most stories, Windows 8 is a perfect example of hubris and overreach. In a mad dash to stop the iPad and Android tablets from eating into its share of computing, Microsoft created Windows 8 and forced […]

Fix For Huge Windows Problem Finally Arrives

How to Add Calendars to Calendar in Windows 8 (1)

Without releasing a single software update or significantly changing the way they handle upgrades, Microsoft, may have just fixed one of the biggest issues facing its Windows ecosystem. Earlier this week the company revealed a single unified website allows users to download versions of its Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating system if they have […]

How to Add Calendars to Calendar in Windows 8.1

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For most, there are only a few essential things their device needs to do for them to stay productive. The first is give them access to their email account and Microsoft’s Mail app for Windows 8.1 does that pretty well. The second is keeping track of their various appointments and obligations with a Calendar. Luckily, […]

Should You Buy A Windows 8 PC Before Windows 10?

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It was nearly three years ago that Microsoft gave us our first look at what would become Windows 8, the operating system that comes on millions of notebooks, desktops and tablets today. Back then no one knew how an operating system built to meld three different kinds of devices would go over with users. It […]

How to Stop OneDrive from Syncing Your Background

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With Windows 8.1, Microsoft added in cloud services like back up and syncing directly to its operating system. It was the best thing the company ever did for those looking to embrace cloud storage. With a few clicks – or none at all – every file, every setting is synced to a new PC from […]

Toshiba Portege Z20t: A 2-in-1 with All the Right Stuff

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Today, getting a Windows 2-in-1 is all about compromise. Toshiba is hoping to change that by not forcing users into making bad hardware choices and giving them amazing battery life. The Toshiba Encore Portege Z20t is still a tablet, but it has an optional hardware dock free of the negatives associated with other convertibles. Toshiba announced the […]

Intel Compute Stick is Startlingly Small

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At the CES 2015 technology show in Las Vegas, Intel didn’t just push its hardware partners to think differently about what their devices can look like. The company made famous for processors also introduced the Intel Compute Stick, a Windows 8.1 PC the size of a USB flash drive and joined the ranks of device […]

Acer V 17 Nitro Brings RealSense 3D to Gamers

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At CES 2015, Acer unveiled a new edition to its Nitro series of gaming laptops dubbed Acer V 17 Nitro. The company’s new laptop features a number of impressive specifications though the standout is a brand new RealSense 3D camera system from Intel, a feature that will help it separate from the crowd. With companies […]