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 a Cleaner Windows 8 PC

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Things in the Windows world have changed a great deal. Today, there are desktop PCs that fit in your hand and are powerful enough to get basic tasks done. These Windows PCs have astonishingly low price tags to match their diminutive stature. What’s more, these PCs are feature complete. They come with a full version […]

3 Tips for Buying a New Windows 8 PC

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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 […]

Dell XPS 13 2015 Review

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The new Dell XPS 13 2015 is the best Windows notebook you can buy. After multiple refinements Dell delivers the best Windows notebook experience for users who need a great screen, wonderful design and a very portable notebook. Dell doesn’t try to deliver a tablet and a notebook Windows 2-in-1 that often leads to sacrifices […]

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

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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 AirPlay to Your Mac or PC

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One great feature about the Apple TV is its ability to act as an AirPlay receiver, allowing iPhone and iPad users to beam content from their devices to their televisions using the Apple TV. However, if you don’t have an Apple TV, here’s how you can add AirPlay support to your Mac or Windows PC. […]

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 […]

GTA 5 for PC Gets Hit With Big Delay

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It turns out, GTA 5 for PC won’t be making its way to store shelves on January 27th after all. Today, Rockstar Games, developers of Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 revealed the game would be missing its release date. Now, the developer is expected to deliver the […]

Encore 2 Write: Hands On With the Best Writing Tablet

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You might have thought that the note taking and handwriting experience on a tablet couldn’t get better than on Microsoft’s own Surface Pro 3 and other devices running Windows. You’d be wrong, the new Toshiba Encore 2 Write delivers a best in class note-taking experience thanks to what it calls Feel technology. Toshiba unveiled 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 […]

How to Get Better Windows 8 Battery Life

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Devices running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system have a bad reputation these days. They’re instantly seen by some as a disappointment, running an operating system that changes too much and makes no sense. Some may have a point, Windows 8 changes a lot, but many of those changes make it easier for Windows 8 users […]

How to Setup Parental Controls in Windows 8.1  

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We were all children once. There’s not a single person who didn’t read a book they shouldn’t have or watched a television show they knew wasn’t allowed by their parents. We’ve all been there. Modern operating systems, with their web browsers, app stores and built-in search, make finding anything and everything you shouldn’t have access to pretty easy. Microsoft’s […]

7 Things to Do with Your New Windows Notebook

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That laptop you purchased this holiday may look similar to notebooks you’ve purchased in the past. It isn’t. The Windows notebooks we have to today are more agile, more media centric and more productivity driven. Some of the new features of notebooks are hardware focused. There are new hinges that allow buyers to flip the […]

Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade Windows

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As far as I’m concerned, there is almost never a reason to not upgrade Windows. Sure, upgrading is sometimes annoying. There’s always that awkward transition period when you’re trying to figure out where the new things are. Then you get to the point when you start to wonder why someone bothered changing the way something […]

HP EliteBook 1020SE: The Business Notebook You’ll Want to Use

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HP announced two new thin and light business class notebooks today, rounding out the company’s portfolio of portable workstations with the HP EliteBook 1020 and HP EliteBook 1020 Special Edition. These new HP EliteBook 1020 notebooks are designed for mobile workers who need more durability than a consumer notebook, which HP delivers with a magnesium-lithium alloy and […]

Windows Tablets: What to Know & 2 Black Friday 2014 Deals

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Over the last year or two, Microsoft has worked very, very hard to make its own Surface tablets and devices running the Windows 8 operating system legitimate competitors in the computing space.  The Windows 8.1 update made it possible for Windows tablets to be cheaper than they’ve ever been and more useful than previously possible. […]