Lenovo Miix 2 8 First Impressions

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After looking at the great Windows 8 tablet deals, the $250 Lenovo Miix 2 8 looked like a steal for someone wanting to try Windows 8.1 on a small tablet. I hoped to use it on the go as a tablet, with a Bluetooth keyboard as a mini laptop replacement or hooked up to an external […]

Dell Venue 8 Pro Keyboard Review

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The 8-inch Windows 8 Dell Venue 8 Pro is one of the most well-appointed and affordable 8-inch Windows tablets on the market today with a screen size that’s designed to compete against consumer-grade devices like Apple’s iPad mini and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8. With that in mind, Dell had committed to building out the tablet’s […]

How To Make Writing in OneNote MX Easier

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1 Coming March 11?

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The Windows world is full of rumors and release date possibilities. Another one popped up today. Mary Jo Foley is reporting that the new release date for Windows 8.1 Update 1 is now looking like it will happen on Tuesday, March 11. That would be a regular Patch Tuesday date which, if accurate, means the […]

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

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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

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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 […]

How to Change Your Password in Windows 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 is great for some users. Tablets, laptops and desktops all benefit from having a unified way to access most of the settings Windows users will come in contact with the most when using a device that is powered by the operating system. Of course, by introducing a new way of doing things […]

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Review

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The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is a Windows 8 2-in-1 that delivers a tablet and a notebook experience in a single package that starts at $899 and improves on the original IdeaPad Yoga which we previously reviewed. Windows 8 2-in-1 devices are growing in popularity and the new generation of devices brings marked improvements to […]

These Trends Defined Microsoft in 2013

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No matter which way you look at it, 2013 came to define Microsoft. Some have claimed that it was the company’s decision to mostly continue the road it began driving down with Windows 8 that marked the company’s resurgence as an actual contender for top-teir technology company. Others feel that the Microsoft’s endeavors weren’t defined […]

iPhone, Xbox & Notebooks…They’re All PCs and PCs Are Insecure

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As the world seems poised to begin another year, we find ourselves collectively asking how large security agencies and corporations managed to get around our sense of privacy and fair play. For sure, lawyers and Constitutional scholars will debate that for years, however I don’t think the early causes are that hard to nail down. […]

The Xbox One Proves Microsoft Needs to Reign In Metro

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There were no users left on the sidelines when Microsoft originally debuted its Metro Design Language with Windows Phone 7 back in 2010. Characterized by its almost monochromatic interface and flat design, Microsoft billed the new interface design and paradigms as both “fast and fluid” and “authentically digital.” The company made its intention to redesign […]

How to Reset Your Password in Windows 8

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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 introduced a lot of new ways for users to do things. In some cases it makes activities, like searching or setting wallpaper, a lot easier. Unfortunately, password recovery isn’t one of those things. Don’t misunderstand, the process in unlocking a Windows 8 machine that has a forgotten password isn’t more […]

How Windows 8 Gets More Apps: Microsoft’s Project Siena

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Debuting with Windows 8, the Windows Store is the only way that Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT users can download apps designed for the new Windows Start Screen and app platform. That’s why Microsoft’s newly released Project Siena is such a big deal. In theory, Windows 8 users should see a serious uptick in available apps thanks to the […]