How to Set Apps to Open in the Desktop in Windows 8.1

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Here’s how to set apps to open in the Desktop in Windows 8.1 and use the interface that’s best for your needs. Most people consider the Start Screen and Desktop areas of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system to be completely separate operating systems even if they really aren’t. To be clear, both are very distinctive […]

5 Windows 8 Tips & Tricks

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Whether Windows 8 was the right move for Microsoft to make in the face of a burgeoning tablet market and slipping sales of traditional laptops and desktops isn’t yet known. Surely, the company’s move to expand Windows outside of its core area, that is to create a possible future for Windows that wasn’t just attached […]

Get the Keyboard and Mouse Improvements of Windows 8.1 Update 1 Right Now

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Today could be a great day for any Windows 8 users waiting for the Windows 8.1 Update 1 software that includes all sorts of tweaks to make Windows 8 better for mouse and keyboard users. Microsoft has yet to officially reveal the operating system’s features, but that isn’t stopping enterprising users from updating their machines […]

How to Print from Windows 8.1

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Like other activities, Microsoft fundamentally changed the way things work in Windows 8.1. Chief among those changes was how people interact with devices like printers. It used to be that every device maker created their own drivers and software experience that was exclusive to that particular printer maker. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case and […]

How to Remove Apps in Windows 8.1

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Every device running Windows 8.1 comes with a pre-installed apps. These apps usually consist of two types. First, there are the traditional applications the run on the Desktop. Desktop apps are what most users think of when someone says apps. That’s because until Windows 8, they were the only types of apps that users could […]

How To Restart Apps in Windows 8.1

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Microsoft threw away the rule book when it designed Windows 8. Before, things like restarting an application were simple because of the nature of Windows apps themselves. If you hit the X in the top right corner of the screen, they closed and you could select the app from the Start Menu again. Because apps […]

How to Stream Video to the Xbox One from Windows 8.1

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It’s a great time to own an Xbox One, Microsoft’s latest all-in-one entertainment system. However, it’s not a great time to own the console and want to watch video that wasn’t purchased through the Xbox Video Store, or available on Netflix. Today, the Xbox One lacks the ability to read hard drives and let users […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know Windows 8 Could Do

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system has earned a bit of a reputation. It’s to its credit that Microsoft choose to rethink some of the ways users interact with their PC. After all, paradigms like the Start Menu had gone functionally unchanged for decades. Unfortunately, change also comes with a slight side effect: new options aren’t […]

Use Your Xbox One Controller With a PC Right Now

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Microsoft’s Xbox One controller is a modern marvel. Having mostly left the design of the controller alone as it worked to create it from the Xbox 360 controller’s design, last fall the company said that it’d made 200 different prototypes to get it just right. Thanks to an unofficial software hack, now PC users can […]

Is a $250 Chromebook a Better Value than a $350 PC

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As Chromebooks become more popular, people ask if they should buy a low-cost Chromebook, which often runs around $250, or spend an extra $100 on an inexpensive Windows PC. We did a search at Amazon to see what $350 can buy in a Windows computer. On average a user gets an older version AMD or […]

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Coming to Save Desktop and Notebook Users Next Month

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Keyboard and mice uses could be in for some relief sooner soon. New reports now indicate that Microsoft has finished work on Windows 8.1 Update 1 and could begin rolling out the update to users as soon as next month. Rumors of Microsoft finishing work on the operating system update surfaced today thanks to Russian leaker WZor. It’s his claim that […]

How to Add Events and Accounts Windows 8 Calendar

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system disposes with a lot of the pre-loaded applications Windows desktops and tablets have come with in the past. In their place is a new kind of application. Dubbed Windows Store apps, settings and information stored in these apps automatically sync between PCs and Outlook.com. They put each user’s information at […]

How to Pin A Website in Windows 8

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Just like Windows Phone, Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating seeks to blend the notifications, shortcuts and even favorites features that owners already love into its colorful Start Screen. In short, this means that users always have the most up-to-date information about what’s going on in their lives and can quickly navigate to the websites and apps […]

The 7 Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Know

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There’s no denying it. Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is a dramatic departure from the way older versions of Windows used to work. Announced and released at a time when no one can deny that Microsoft’s operating system is under increased pressure to simplify and change thanks to Apple’s iPad, Windows 8 is the company’s […]

The 3 Things You Need To Look For When Buying a Windows 8 Tablet

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Tablets running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system are in a league of their own. Instead of adding tablet compatibility to its Windows Phone operating system, Microsoft decided it would be a better idea to make Windows, the operating system that dominates laptops and desktops, much more of a mobile-friendly operating system so that users could, […]

How to Keep the Address Bar On Screen in Windows 8.1 Internet Explorer

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 addresses a lot of the issues that users have complained about on PCs for years. There are automated backup features and even the Flash plugin has been built into the operating system, allowing for users to seamlessly start their new Windows device and get going quickly. Unfortunately, changes in the design of […]

Google Enlists Windows Apps in War on Microsoft

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So far, one of the biggest obstacles to Google’s Chrome OS has been the ridiculously large amount of enterprise applications that are only available to desktops and laptops running Microsoft’s Windows ecosystem. That advantage could be a thing of the past soon, however. Google announced is teaming up with VMWare to bring Windows app compatibility […]

Leaked Slides Hint at Coming Windows RT and Windows Phone Collision

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Many of the latest rumors about the direction Microsoft is planning to take Windows Phone and Windows RT indicated that the company would eventually merge the two. Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t yet commented on the fate of either operating system publicly. Now a new side discussing Universal Store apps has all but confirmed the merging of […]

Report: Microsoft Could Bring Android Apps to Windows & Windows Phone

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What if Windows and Windows Phone users didn’t have to wait for native versions of apps like Flappy Birds and the latest popular calendars to arrive in the Windows Phone Store but were able to load Android versions of their favorite apps instead? Reports indicate that Microsoft is actively considering making that scenario a reality […]

How to Edit Videos Using Free Software on Windows 8

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It used to be that completing everyday tasks on devices running Microsoft’s Windows operating systems required users to download all sorts of software and tools. Sometimes these software tools cost hundreds of dollars and weren’t really that user-friendly. For example, tools like Premiere Elements are the standard by which all other video editing apps are […]