Reports Point to April for Windows 8.1 Update 1 Mouse and Keyboard Relief

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Excitement for Windows 8.1 Update 1, the often-rumored software update that contains quality of life improvements for keyboard and mouse lovers, reached an all-time high today. At least, it would have had all the talk about the update not centered on its impending “delay.” According to ZDNet, Microsoft is now planning to launch the Windows […]

Lenovo Miix 2 8 First Impressions

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After looking at the great Windows 8 tablet deals, the $250 Lenovo Miix 2 8 looked like a steal for someone wanting to try Windows 8.1 on a small tablet. I hoped to use it on the go as a tablet, with a Bluetooth keyboard as a mini laptop replacement or hooked up to an external […]

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Leak Confirms What We Already Know

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Early leaks of the rumored Windows 8.1 Update 1 confirm some of the features that Microsoft is speculated to bring to the desktop class operating system. According to the leaks, those changes could come to users ahead of Microsoft’s April BUILD developer conference and could appear as early as March 11. With Update 1 to […]

How To Make Writing in OneNote MX Easier

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Of the apps that Microsoft needed to bring to Windows tablets, OneNote was always the app that made the most sense. Since debuting early last decade in Office, OneNote has become a great way to take notes with a mouse and keyboard and sync them effortlessly between devices. Where OneNote really shines is letting students […]

3 Windows 8 Tablets at Prices You Can Afford

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The Microsoft Store slashed prices on several Windows 8 8-inch tablets to put them more in line with more popular devices like the Google Nexus 7 or iPad mini. We’ll take a look at what these 3 low-cost tablets and offer buyers advice on which way to go. The Google Nexus 7 comes in at […]

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Leaks Point To More Mouse and Keyboard Concessions

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Users who aren’t fans of the way the Start Screen and its apps in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 behave may be in for treat. Screenshots leaks posted last night indicate that Microsoft will introduce even more changes in Windows 8.1 Update 1 to address desktop and notebook user’s concerns. New screenshots depicting the changes […]

Microsoft Takes a Step Back to PC Era With Windows 8.1 Update

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Though Microsoft introduced the new Metro-inspired Start Screen on Windows 8 to better compete in the post-PC revolution against Android tablets and iPads, the company may be reversing course when it releases Update 1 to Windows 8.1. According to a report from The Verge, which cites unnamed sources “familiar with the matter,” Microsoft will now boot […]

Power & Portability: Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8 Now Available

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The ThinkPad 8, Lenovo’s recently announced Windows PC that embraces the tablet form factor without breaking the bank or leaving users craving for more power, is now available for order. Announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the ThinkPad 8 looks like a traditional tablet. Instead of a monstrous and slightly unwieldy 10-inch display, the […]

5 Must Have Apps on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system attempts to bridge a large gap between the ways that different users get computing tasks done. Like the Windows operating systems of yesterday there are desktop apps that allow users to get the best of their mouse and keyboard. Microsoft has also integrated a new Start Screen and app environment […]

How to Get Pre-installed Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Apps Back

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In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Microsoft stepped up its efforts to provide first-party tools for new Windows users. It’s true that the company has always included apps with Windows. Utilities like a Mail and Calendar have been included with Windows or accessible as a free download from Microsoft’s website for years. The difference here is […]

Office Web Apps Get New Interface Fit For The Windows Store

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Office Web Apps, the online version of Microsoft’s Office desktop apps, have just gotten a makeover and they may provide the best look yet of what users should want when Microsoft finally releases Windows Store versions. Microsoft formally announced new versions of Office Web Apps late yesterday after the update’s refreshed navigation and stark contrasting […]

Windows 9 Leaks Show Microsoft Meeting Desktop Users in the Middle

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All indications are that Microsoft isn’t prepared to sacrifice its future for the sake of pleasing longtime users of traditional desktop apps in Windows. On the other hand, new screenshots indicate that Microsoft is preparing to meet users who have a Desktop-interface preference in the middle with some changes in Windows 9. According to screenshots […]

Windows 8 is the New Windows Vista? That’s a Bad Thing?

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By now everyone will have read the reports of internal Microsoft teams comparing its latest operating system, Windows 8, with Windows Vista. For those who don’t know much in the way of Windows-related lore here are the details. Released in 2006, Windows Vista was the successor to Windows XP. Although it had originally planned to […]

How to Use a Picture as a Password in Windows 8.1

How to Use a Picture as a Password in Windows 8 (2)

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 introduces a lot of new features that are designed to make the computing experience of an average user easier. While it misses the mark in a few cases, being able to use a PIN number or a picture as a password replacement is one of the places where Microsoft’s latest operating system […]

How to Turn Off SkyDrive Syncing in Windows 8.1

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When Microsoft first added SkyDrive syncing it expected most users to love it. It expected them to want to offload their files and settings to its servers and have them automatically sync between Windows PCs. It expected that users would want to have access to their files anywhere and everywhere they possible could. While the […]

How to Change Your Password in Windows 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 is great for some users. Tablets, laptops and desktops all benefit from having a unified way to access most of the settings Windows users will come in contact with the most when using a device that is powered by the operating system. Of course, by introducing a new way of doing things […]

Sony Introduces New VAIO Flip 11A 2-in-1

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Sony’s newly unveiled VAIO Flip 11A convertible could be the best way to experience Windows 8.1 as long as users aren’t concerned about heft and weight. Announced during the company’s press event at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show, the $799 tablet-turned ultrabook includes some of the best technology from across Sony’s different businesses. The VIAO […]

Asus VivoTab Note 8 Uses Samsung Tech on 8-Inch Tablet Form Factor

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Asus’ VivoTab Note 8 may look like another 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet in the same space as the Dell Venue 8 Pro and the Lenovo  ThinkPad 8, but the VivoTab Note 8 is actually one of the smaller full-fledged PC tablets that comes with an active digitizer from Wacom. This will make the VivoTab Note […]

ThinkPad 8 Delivers Full Windows 8 Productivity in a Small Package (Video)

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Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8 isn’t just another small-screened tablet meant to bridge the gap between traditional Windows functionality and the portability that users now crave. Instead, Lenovo is aiming the newly released 8-inch convertible tablet squarely at business users. Announced and showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show this morning, the $399 ThinkPad 8 takes the traditional […]

Lenovo Y50 & Y40 Gaming Laptops Announced

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Gamers looking for powerful, affordable notebooks to suit their many needs will soon have two more options in the 15-inch Lenovo Y50 which will join the equally powerful 14-inch Lenovo Y40. Just a few years ago, high-performance gaming laptops would cost consumers thousands of dollars. Now, those looking to get the most out of their […]