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 […]

12 Minute Windows Phone 8.1 Video Will Make You Want It Right Now

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A new video showcasing many of the features coming to users with the Windows Phone 8.1 update has surfaced that details all of the new features users can expect when it finally arrives on their devices sometime this spring. As one might expect, the video, which was posted to YouTube by WinBeta late yesterday, details […]

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 […]

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 […]