5 Windows 8 Annoyances You Can Fix in 2 Minutes

How to Disable Spell Check in Windows 8 (1)

A lot has been said about Windows 8, Microsoft’s first attempt at meshing what users expect from modern operating systems running on today’s devices and what users loved about previous versions of Windows. Even Microsoft is now willing to admit that it may have gotten the exact formula wrong and is preparing to even bring […]

How to Turn Off Live Tiles in Windows 8.1

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Introduced in Windows 8, live tiles are what happens when you mesh an icon and notifications. They not only take you to the apps that are most important to you, by default they also show information. That’s great, since just hitting the Start button on your device will immediately show you how many pending emails […]

How to Disable Spell Check in Windows 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system tries to help users in a lot of different ways. One of the most basic things it does is auto correcting what users type throughout Internet Explorer and practically anything else users open. In theory, that’s great news. The iPhone, Windows Phones and devices running Google’s Android operating system have […]

Windows 8.1 Update 1: Is This the Upgrade Users Have Been Waiting For?

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It may have taken longer than I would have liked, but the Windows 8.1 Update 1 upgrade finally makes Windows 8 tablets a best-in-class experience. Many video outlets make their content available through apps in the iTunes Store or using HTML 5-based video players, however some still require a flash plugin. That’s something the iPad […]

Windows 8.1 Update Full of Keyboard and Mouse Fixes Coming on April 8th

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Laptop and desktops owners, that is users with devices where a mouse and keyboard are the only means of interacting with their apps and files, are in for a treat on April 8th. That’s when Microsoft plans to let all users start updating their devices to Windows 8.1 Update 1, a fee software download that […]

Microsoft Universal Apps Come to Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox One

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Microsoft has been finding ways to unify its various operating systems across platforms and today its making a bigger step in that direction. During the company’s BUILD keynote today, Microsoft announced universal apps that will be coming to Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox One, allowing users to have a consistent experience across PCs, phones, tablets […]

Microsoft Listens To Users, Start Menu and Windowed Apps Are On the Way

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Microsoft is making two key concession as it moves to make future versions of Windows more usable for those who don’t like Windows 8. It’s bringing back the Start Menu and windowed apps in a future version of Windows. Microsoft announced the two key changes today during its BUILD 2014 conference aimed at developers. According […]

Windows 8.1 Update 1: Key Features for Mouse and Keyboard Users

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 hasn’t exactly gained a great reputation with mouse and keyboard users. However, those user’s experience is about to improve in all sorts of meaningful ways with the newly announced Windows 8.1 Update 1 upgrade. It’s easy to see why notebook and tablet users have had a very hard time adapting to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Add More Space for Live Tiles in Windows 8.1

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Barring the use of any downloadable programs like Start8, the Start Screen is the single most visited interface for millions of Windows 8.1 users. It’s coveted real estate. Here’s how to make room for more Live Tiles in Windows 8.1 Most apps hope to be so useful that they’re pinned here by users. Files too […]

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 […]

Microsoft Cuts PCs by $100 for Users Abandoning Windows XP

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With Windows XP support ending in just a few weeks, Microsoft is pulling every trick it can to get new PCs with their modern operating systems in users hands. This week its enticing users by slashing $100 off the PCs it sells if users are willing to transfer their data. The new deal is currently […]

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 […]