How to Connect Your Windows 8 Tablet to An External Monitor

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Tablets, convertibles, laptops and desktops running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system have a lot of advantages. There’s the way that users can reset them back to factory settings and still keep all of their data in the same place it was before the reset. Windows 8 devices start up and restart faster than past Windows […]

Move Your Music, Video & Pictures to an SD Card in Windows 8.1

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The music, videos and pictures that users store on their Windows 8 devices aren’t just pieces of digital content. They are tales of who those users are, documentation of their family’s existence and sometimes the only way to prove that they took a certain vacation or met a certain person. Essentially, those bits of data, […]

How to Set Up a Windows 8.1 Tablet

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Tablets built for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system are a strange beast. Essentially, they each have two separate identifies that allow users to get work done and enjoy their television shows, music and movies. This makes setting up a Windows 8 tablet a bit cumbersome. The first of those distinct personalities is its tablet persona. […]

The Start Menu Is Coming Back to Windows 8 in August

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A new report today has clarified the timing for the return of the Start Menu in Windows 8. Reportedly, users will be able to open apps and games within the new Start Menu Microsoft revealed at its BUILD 2014 event this coming August. The report on the new timing comes from The Verge, which also […]

3 Tips for A Better Windows 8 Tablet Experience

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All at once, Microsoft is both new to tablets and one of the oldest tablet focused companies there are. In the early parts of the last decade, Microsoft focused a bit of effort on making the tablet, or what was then considered the tablet PC, a market it could effectively compete in. The company released […]

Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Windows 9: Why All Windows Users Should Be Excited

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Windows 8 users should expect another update this year to deliver even more features designed to make the operating system easy to use for those with a keyboard and mouse, just like what Microsoft delivered with Windows 8.1 and the more recent Windows 8.1 Update. At least that’s according to longtime Microsoft watcher Mary Jo […]

How to Add Music to Xbox Music on Your Windows 8.1 Device

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Microsoft went to great lengths to enhance the user experience when firing up a device loaded with Windows 8, its latest operating system. It created the new Start Screen so that users with a desktop, notebook or tablet could quickly create documents, check their email and open up a large assortment of apps for other […]

Why You Want a Windows Tablet Over an iPad

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Today, most tablet buyers pick up an iPad. It’s easy to see why; Apple’s tablets have a lot of things going for them. The ease people can load their iTunes media. A wealth of different cases and other compatible accessories. Users should expect a decent experience from the iPad. But late as it may have […]

Why You’ll Want a Windows Phone 8.1 Device Over the iPhone 5s

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You’d be forgiven for thinking Microsoft had abandoned Windows Phone, its mobile operating system. Statements made by the company sounded as if it’d given up on topping the iPhone 5s. The company’s recent actions left Windows Phone 8 users, and potential Windows Phone 8 buyers, all asking the same questions. In a world where Microsoft’s […]

5 Windows 8 Apps Worth Using on a Desktop or Notebook Start Screen

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Regardless of whether I agree with it or not, the Start Screen in Windows 8 has earned a very bad reputation. Of course, that’s always the case, isn’t it? Longtime users of a single product not only don’t want change, they don’t want their favorite products to evolve. It doesn’t help that the Windows 8 […]

How to Set Parental Controls in Windows 8

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It used to be that locking down your family computer from inappropriate material or users sitting in front of their PC way too long was a chore. In Windows 8, the operating system itself is able to monitor underage users. Windows 8 is able to manage these tasks because of a featured called Family Safety. […]

How to Fix the Camera Bug in Windows 8.1

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Talking with friends and family face-to-face has never been easier. Solutions for cheap video chatting are all around. Microsoft includes Skype in Windows 8 and those who prefer not to use Skype usually prefer Google’s relatively new Hangouts service. Both are incredibly easy to use, but those running Windows 8 and the free Windows 8.1 […]

Universal Apps Trickle into the Windows Store to Save You Money

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Microsoft only announced that it’d be introducing Universal Windows Apps at its BUILD 2014 conference earlier this month, but already users are starting to see them flow into the Windows and Windows Phone Store. Updated listings for Halo: Spartan Assault and Skulls of the Shogun appeared overnight, with both of their pages now indicating that […]

How to Check Your Battery Life in Windows 8

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In our constantly connected world, having a notebook or tablet that can make it through the day isn’t just an extra; it’s essential that users get as much time as they can to check their email or pass the time by playing their favorite videos. In Windows 8, Microsoft made some changes to bolster battery […]

How To Turn On SkyDrive Settings Syncing in Windows 8.1

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Gone are the days when users were forced to change every little setting on each notebook, laptop or desktop that they have. Windows 8.1’s OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) syncing let’s you keep  your desktop background, mouse settings and more available across multiple devices. It just makes the Windows experience easier than its even been for users with […]

How to Get the Windows 8.1 Update

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Microsoft is releasing another update to Windows 8, the operating system that it hopes will enable users to comfortably move between notebooks, tablets and desktop PCs. Dubbed Windows 8.1 Update, this free software download doesn’t just add a few new features for touch users. Instead, it aims to fix key issues Windows desktop and notebook […]

How to Sign Out of Windows 8

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There are plenty of new features in Windows 8, the operating system that’s now available on tablets, desktops, 2-in-1s and notebooks, and a few of them have frustrated users. It’s not these features that have made Windows 8 unusable for some. Instead, it’s the simple things that have been changed, like logging out, that bother […]

Buying a Windows Tablet: 3 Best Options & What You Need to Know

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There’s never been a better time to purchase a Windows tablet. Yes, I know how nutty that might sound. Apple’s iPad pushed Microsoft into rethinking how it approached the tablet space, and how it continues to build software for different form factors. The result is Windows 8, an operating system and range of tablets that […]

Watch Windows in the Car, Microsoft’s Version of CarPlay

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Microsoft may have not finished battling Apple and Google for control over the smartphone market, but it’s already moving into another key area that’s expected to bolster the Apple’s dominance for years to come. Last week, it showed off a new concept for what it called Windows in the Car, a direct competitor to the […]

Windows XP Dies Today: What To Do If It’s Still On Your Computer

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Today marks the official death of Windows XP, the operating system that Microsoft rode to success early last decade (and that caused a million headaches for users). Computers with XP on them won’t suddenly stop working today. Owners of Windows XP machines will still be able to check their email and download new programs. However […]