Microsoft Needs These 3 Devices To Compete Against Its Rivals

Microsoft is fighting a war for consumers on every front. To compete against these different companies for the hearts and minds of consumers, Microsoft needs to do something it rarely does: focus on hardware to compete against rival’s devices. To understand how the three devices below could change everything for Microsoft, you first have to […]

How to Back Up Files and Settings to OneDrive in Windows 8.1

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Microsoft made Windows 8.1 easier to use. When the company launched the original Windows 8 operating system users reeled from all the changes Microsoft introduced. Now whether everything is easier with the Windows 8.1 update is unclear; however it did succeed in making it easier for users to back up their important data to its […]

10 Top Windows 8 Apps You Should Download for 2014

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There’s no denying it. The iPhone and iPad have changed the way users think about devices. In today’s world, having a well-stocked app store is important no matter what the device. That’s something Microsoft understood when creating Windows 8 and the Windows Store. The hope is that a centralized place for users to download apps […]

Titanfall Fixes Land To Frustrate Cheaters and Balance Game Play

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This week Respawn Entertainment released two new updates to its Titanfall first-person shooter game for the Xbox One and PC. One is designed to pair cheaters with other cheaters and the other is for creating matchups that aren’t completely dominated by the same team over and over again. Respawn announced the first of these two […]

How To Stop Windows 8.1 From Adjusting Your Screen Brightness

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Devices running Windows use an army of different sensors to make life easier for users. In Windows 8, Microsoft added the ability for Windows devices to detect how much light is in a room and adjust their screen brightness. Unfortunately, devices like the Dell XPS 13 notebook and Windows convertibles can be way too aggressive […]

Which Version of Microsoft Office Is Best For Your Needs?

Which Office Is best For Your Needs

Microsoft’s Office suite of productivity apps aren’t just best in class. Chances are that if you’re have a business of some scale or are a student you live in Office’s Word, the suite’s word processing utility. With all of that utility and power comes a big problem: there are a handful of different versions of […]

How to Create New Accounts in Windows 8.1

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For people with multiple users in their household, creating separate accounts for each user in Windows 8.1 isn’t just important; it’s essential to maintaining sanity. Without separate accounts users tend to overwrite each other’s settings and move files that they shouldn’t touch. Here’s how to create new accounts in Windows 8.1 and protect your information […]

5 Best Ways to Back Up Windows 8 Files and Photos

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Hard drive crashes and broken computers are common, here are the 5 best ways to back up Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to keep your files and photos safe from an external drive to cloud backup that protects your data from bigger disasters. As our smartphones, tablets and other devices have become essential to our […]

How to Fix Windows 8.1 Update Issues

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With any new software update on any device, there are going to be small hiccups, little issues that cause users to not be able to download the update even though they should be able to. Windows 8.1, the free update for tablets, desktops and notebooks running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system isn’t any different. Since […]

How to Find Command Prompt in Windows 8.1

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Windows has gotten more stable and user-friendly over the years. Every command, nearly every single one is directly available to users through Windows Explorer, the interface users are used to seeing on a daily basis. When you’re browsing your hard drive or even looking at a System information menu, all of that is Windows Explorer. […]

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 […]