How to Play from Spotify on Windows 8.1

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Today, there’s no bigger music streaming service in the world than Spotify. Launched in Europe, the service allows millions of users to stream themed playlists compiled by other users absolutely free. Users who choose to pay for Spotify get unlimited access to the company’s millions of songs. Downloading is allowed for offline playback, there are […]

How to Use Facebook on Windows 8.1  

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Our notebooks, tablets and desktops enable so much that it’s easy to forget the things we do with them on a daily basis. If you have a computer with internet access, chances are you visit Facebook often. Facebook has everything. You can instant message people regardless of geographic location or wireless carrier. You can scroll […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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, […]

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 […]

Acer V 17 Nitro Brings RealSense 3D to Gamers

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At CES 2015, Acer unveiled a new edition to its Nitro series of gaming laptops dubbed Acer V 17 Nitro. The company’s new laptop features a number of impressive specifications though the standout is a brand new RealSense 3D camera system from Intel, a feature that will help it separate from the crowd. With companies […]

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review

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The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is a slim and tempting Windows notebook that transforms from a standard notebook into a tablet, and other modes, thanks to a beautiful watch band hinge that lets the Yoga 3 Pro bend in ways normal notebooks can’t. There is a lot going for the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, with its premium design, […]

Windows Tablets: What to Know & 2 Black Friday 2014 Deals

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Over the last year or two, Microsoft has worked very, very hard to make its own Surface tablets and devices running the Windows 8 operating system legitimate competitors in the computing space.  The Windows 8.1 update made it possible for Windows tablets to be cheaper than they’ve ever been and more useful than previously possible. […]

Lenovo 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 Arrives with Windows 8.1

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The new Yoga Tablet 2 from Lenovo features a 13-inch screen, runs Windows 8.1 and starts at $699. This new Yoga Tablet 2 option arrives just a month after the first set of Yoga Tablet 2 devices premiered with Android and Windows options. Lenovo sticks with a familiar cylinder at the base of the Yoga Tablet […]

How to Update Store Apps on Windows 8.1

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If Windows 8 changed a lot of things for longtime Microsoft users than Windows 8.1 made those changes easier to swallow. The free update from Microsoft added new customization options for the Start Screen and options to kill off the Charms Bar so that they didn’t intrude on the Desktop at all. It’s not hard […]

Don’t Avoid Upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

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It doesn’t matter how great Windows 8 could have been, there were always going to be a large number of users who didn’t like the operating system. They’d have held out on upgrading their machines to the last moment and searched  the internet looking for a copy of Windows 7 that they could install on […]

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro: A Beautiful Bending Premium Notebook

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The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is a slim and stylish notebook that bends and folds into four modes to suit different usage scenarios. It’s the third iteration of the popular Yoga line and one of the more stylish notebooks you’ll find at retailers this holiday season. The Yoga 3 Pro is a premium notebook that will […]

Windows 10 Is Coming to Battle the iPhone 6 Too

Windows Phones Have Features the iPhone 5s Just Doesn’t (3)

Shortly after announcing its new Windows 10 operating system at an event in San Francisco, Microsoft dropped another bombshell on users. As it turns out, there won’t be a Windows Phone 9 operating system to compete directly with the iPhone 6 and smartphones running Google’s Android operating system. Instead, Windows 10 will take on that […]

Windows 9 Reveal Coming on September 30th

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With leaks of its Windows 9 operating system coming at a steady pace, many suspected it was only a matter of days before Microsoft would begin inviting the technology press to an event to reveal the operating system. Now Microsoft has done just that. This week the company sent out invitations for an event that […]

How to Watch Football on Windows 8: Breakdown

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The leaves are slowly starting to change colors and the pre-season is over. This past Thursday, the National Football League officially kicked of its new season. As is always the case, there were a lot of questions. Things like who’ll dominate player rankings and make it to the Super Bowl are all on people’s minds. […]

Windows 9 Feature Will Solve Major Problem For Millions 

How to Sync Your OneDrive Pictures & Documents to Windows 8  (1)

New reports indicate that Windows Threshold, or what could be known as Windows 9, will finally add a feature that has been sorely needed in the Windows operating system for years: a notification center. According to a report from Microsoft enthusiast site Neowin, newer builds of Windows 9 being tested inside the company have a centralized place where users can look at the latest information […]