How to Turn On & Download Windows 8 Updates

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*+-Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system didn’t just add a new touch-friendly screen and a store for users to download all of their updates. It changed a host of things. For the first time, resetting your computer is as simple as pushing a button and you don’t have to worry about updating your stuff. Windows 8 […]

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 […]

3 Tips for Buying a New Windows 8 PC

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*+-Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system didn’t exactly kick off a complete revolution in computing. The are pockets of innovation though. For all the talk we hear about Start Screens and Windows Store apps, Windows 8 PCs are better overall than their older counterparts. New backup and restore options mean you’ll never really need to take […]

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, […]

Should You Buy A Windows 8 PC Before Windows 10?

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*+-It was nearly three years ago that Microsoft gave us our first look at what would become Windows 8, the operating system that comes on millions of notebooks, desktops and tablets today. Back then no one knew how an operating system built to meld three different kinds of devices would go over with users. It […]

7 Things to Do with Your New Windows Notebook

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*+-That laptop you purchased this holiday may look similar to notebooks you’ve purchased in the past. It isn’t. The Windows notebooks we have to today are more agile, more media centric and more productivity driven. Some of the new features of notebooks are hardware focused. There are new hinges that allow buyers to flip the […]

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. […]

Best Windows Notebook Black Friday 2014 Deals So Far

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*+-Black Friday is an American tradition at this point. Every year, millions of shoppers around the world gather on the evening of Thanksgiving and come up with a way to get the best deals on tons everything and anything they can possibly think of. Sometimes those deals involve clothes or shoes. Sometimes its video games. […]

5 Best Windows 8 Notebooks & 2-in-1s

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*+-That Windows 8 notebook and 2-in-1s are so exciting is a testament to how much the computing industry has changed since Microsoft last shipped a major update to its Windows 8 operating system. It wasn’t that long ago that every Windows notebook you could possibly purchase came with some basic flourishes. Each had a clam […]

The Asus X205TA is a Stunningly Cheap iPad Rival with Windows  

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*+-The Asus X205TA is and isn’t a Windows laptop in the traditional sense. Looking at a picture of it would give you the impression that it’s just a Windows 8 laptop. Looking at it is ridiculously low $179.99 price tag at the Microsoft Store shows you just how unconventional of an iPad and Chromebook killer […]

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 […]

Windows 10 Is Coming to Battle the iPhone 6 Too

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*+-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 […]

Leaks Confirm Windows 9 is a Start Menu Lover’s Dream

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*+-New screenshots of what’s purported to be Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 9 operating system are confirming what other leaks, and the company itself have indicated: Windows 9 will be a traditional Windows user’s dream come true. German publications ComputerBase and WinFuture published what really does appear to be genuine screenshots from the Windows 9 Technical Preview […]

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. […]