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 […]

Microsoft Inadvertently Leaks Windows 8.1 Update 1

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We’ve been talking about the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1 for Windows 8.1for quite some time now. We’ve seen lots of leaked features and we’ve heard the rationale that Microsoft wants to try and appease skeptical desktop users who don’t want to go all in with the touch centric approach that debuted with Windows 8. Unofficial […]

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 […]

Microsoft Officially Talks Windows 8.1 Update 1

We’ve been talking about Windows 8.1 Update 1 for quite some time now. Now it is Microsoft’s turn. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft is now officially acknowledging that an update is coming to its latest operating system and what some of the features are. Microsoft isn’t officially calling it “Update 1,” or pinpointing […]

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 […]

Android Tablet v. Windows 8.1 Tablet: What to Buy

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With the availability of smaller 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets recently on the market with commendable specs, performance, and battery life, is it worth it to go full Windows or should consumers still opt for any number of Android slates in a variety of different screen sizes? I actually get this question asked a lot by […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]