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 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

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 […]

Dell XPS 13 2015 Review

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

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

How to Add Calendars to Calendar in Windows 8 (3)

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 […]