How to Download YouTube Videos on Windows 8.1

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The Start Screen and Windows 8’s new interface might make it slightly more difficult for some users to get things done. On the other hand, its new Windows Store also make it incredibly safe and easy for Windows 8 users to download videos using YouTube apps made by third-parties. Here’s how to download YouTube videos […]

How to Check App Size on Windows 8.1

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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 make it incredibly easy for users to download new apps and games. Thanks to the Windows Store new apps are always just a few taps or clicks away. Unfortunately, if you’re one of the people who like to download as many apps and files as you can, you’ll quickly learn […]

How to Sync Internet Explorer Tabs in Windows 8.1

How to Check App Sizes in Windows 8 (3)

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 is meant to be used on desktops, tablets, 2-in-1s and anything else in between. The company touts this as how it plans to keep its software and services available anywhere and everywhere that a potential user might be. Many of the features that enable that vision also allow Windows 8.1 users to […]

How to Take Screenshots on a Windows 8 PC

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Microsoft’s decision to create a version of Windows that’s at home on laptops, tablets and 2-in-1s revolutionized the way millions of Windows users do everything from write messages to their friends to implying opening new apps and programs. Correctly embracing that change meant Windows needed to evolve and add multiple ways of doing the most […]

Why Sony Selling Its PC Business is Good For Microsoft

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The rumors were true. After just a day of speculation concerning the fate of its PC business Sony announced that it’d entered into a formal agreement to sell Sony VAIO to a Japanese investment firm. Since rumors of the potential sale first hit the internet yesterday, computing industry insiders have clamored over themselves to list […]

Reports Point to April for Windows 8.1 Update 1 Mouse and Keyboard Relief

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Excitement for Windows 8.1 Update 1, the often-rumored software update that contains quality of life improvements for keyboard and mouse lovers, reached an all-time high today. At least, it would have had all the talk about the update not centered on its impending “delay.” According to ZDNet, Microsoft is now planning to launch the Windows […]

How To Make Writing in OneNote MX Easier

How To Make Writing in OneNote MX Easier (10)

Of the apps that Microsoft needed to bring to Windows tablets, OneNote was always the app that made the most sense. Since debuting early last decade in Office, OneNote has become a great way to take notes with a mouse and keyboard and sync them effortlessly between devices. Where OneNote really shines is letting students […]

3 Windows 8 Tablets at Prices You Can Afford

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The Microsoft Store slashed prices on several Windows 8 8-inch tablets to put them more in line with more popular devices like the Google Nexus 7 or iPad mini. We’ll take a look at what these 3 low-cost tablets and offer buyers advice on which way to go. The Google Nexus 7 comes in at […]

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Leaks Point To More Mouse and Keyboard Concessions

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Users who aren’t fans of the way the Start Screen and its apps in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 behave may be in for treat. Screenshots leaks posted last night indicate that Microsoft will introduce even more changes in Windows 8.1 Update 1 to address desktop and notebook user’s concerns. New screenshots depicting the changes […]

Power & Portability: Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8 Now Available

Lenovo ThinkPad 8

The ThinkPad 8, Lenovo’s recently announced Windows PC that embraces the tablet form factor without breaking the bank or leaving users craving for more power, is now available for order. Announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the ThinkPad 8 looks like a traditional tablet. Instead of a monstrous and slightly unwieldy 10-inch display, the […]

5 Must Have Apps on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system attempts to bridge a large gap between the ways that different users get computing tasks done. Like the Windows operating systems of yesterday there are desktop apps that allow users to get the best of their mouse and keyboard. Microsoft has also integrated a new Start Screen and app environment […]

How to Get Pre-installed Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Apps Back

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In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Microsoft stepped up its efforts to provide first-party tools for new Windows users. It’s true that the company has always included apps with Windows. Utilities like a Mail and Calendar have been included with Windows or accessible as a free download from Microsoft’s website for years. The difference here is […]

Rough Sales Estimates Put Surface Tablets In Perspective

The Surface Pro 2 with purple Type Cover 2 accessory.

Users and fans of Microsoft’s Surface family devices might have spent yesterday celebrating Microsoft’s announcement that revenue for the line of tablets doubled at the tail end of 2013, however sales estimates from two Microsoft watchers indicate there’s only a few things for to celebrate. Estimates compiled by Microsoft watchers Paul Thurrott and Steve Kovach […]

Office Web Apps Get New Interface Fit For The Windows Store

The newly updated design of the Office Web Apps.

Office Web Apps, the online version of Microsoft’s Office desktop apps, have just gotten a makeover and they may provide the best look yet of what users should want when Microsoft finally releases Windows Store versions. Microsoft formally announced new versions of Office Web Apps late yesterday after the update’s refreshed navigation and stark contrasting […]

Windows 9 Leaks Show Microsoft Meeting Desktop Users in the Middle

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All indications are that Microsoft isn’t prepared to sacrifice its future for the sake of pleasing longtime users of traditional desktop apps in Windows. On the other hand, new screenshots indicate that Microsoft is preparing to meet users who have a Desktop-interface preference in the middle with some changes in Windows 9. According to screenshots […]

Windows 8 is the New Windows Vista? That’s a Bad Thing?

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By now everyone will have read the reports of internal Microsoft teams comparing its latest operating system, Windows 8, with Windows Vista. For those who don’t know much in the way of Windows-related lore here are the details. Released in 2006, Windows Vista was the successor to Windows XP. Although it had originally planned to […]

HP Declares Windows 7 to be Back, Gives Buyers $150 Off

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Windows 7, the previous version of Microsoft’s flagship Windows operating system that came pre-installed on desktops and laptops, is back according to computer maker HP. To celebrate, the company is knocking off $150 on PCs equipped with the operating system. HP formally announced the promotion in emails sent out to potential customers this past weekend. […]

Even Microsoft is Labeling Windows 8 as the New Vista

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Adding insult to injury, it is reported that internal employees at Microsoft are dubbing Windows 8 as the new Vista, a slight to the operating system franchise. Responding to an analyst question on whether or not it would be fair to call Windows 8 the new Vista, Paul Thurrott said on Twitter, “Call it what […]

How to Use a Picture as a Password in Windows 8.1

How to Use a Picture as a Password in Windows 8 (2)

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 introduces a lot of new features that are designed to make the computing experience of an average user easier. While it misses the mark in a few cases, being able to use a PIN number or a picture as a password replacement is one of the places where Microsoft’s latest operating system […]

How to Turn Off SkyDrive Syncing in Windows 8.1

How to Turn Off SkyDrive Syncing in Windows 8 (10)

When Microsoft first added SkyDrive syncing it expected most users to love it. It expected them to want to offload their files and settings to its servers and have them automatically sync between Windows PCs. It expected that users would want to have access to their files anywhere and everywhere they possible could. While the […]