Windows XP Dies Today: What To Do If It’s Still On Your Computer

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Today marks the official death of Windows XP, the operating system that Microsoft rode to success early last decade (and that caused a million headaches for users). Computers with XP on them won’t suddenly stop working today. Owners of Windows XP machines will still be able to check their email and download new programs. However […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Release Date Details Surface

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Windows Phone 8.1, an upcoming update for devices running Microsoft’s iPhone and Android competitor, couldn’t possiblly come soon enough. That’s why it’s good Microsoft is sharing more details about when users can expect the update on their handset. So when is the Windows Phone 8.1 release date officially? That much remains unclear. Typically, there is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dell Venue 11 Pro Mobile Tablet Keyboard Review

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Dell has made two different keyboard accessories available for the Venue 11 Pro tablet, a powered keyboard that adds some weight to the tablet along with a slimmer keyboard cover that’s fashioned in a similar manner to Microsoft’s Type Cover for the Surface tablet. The former is marketed as the Mobile Tablet Keyboard and essentially […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Remove Apps in Windows 8.1

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Every device running Windows 8.1 comes with a pre-installed apps. These apps usually consist of two types. First, there are the traditional applications the run on the Desktop. Desktop apps are what most users think of when someone says apps. That’s because until Windows 8, they were the only types of apps that users could […]

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 […]

Is a $250 Chromebook a Better Value than a $350 PC

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As Chromebooks become more popular, people ask if they should buy a low-cost Chromebook, which often runs around $250, or spend an extra $100 on an inexpensive Windows PC. We did a search at Amazon to see what $350 can buy in a Windows computer. On average a user gets an older version AMD or […]

Dell XPS 11 Review

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Though the Dell XPS 11 may look like an Ultrabook hybrid in the same way that Lenovo’s Yoga series is, to fully appreciate Dell’s premium offering you must understand Dell’s design philosophy behind this sleek, sophisticated tablet. Unlike systems like the Yoga and the recently unveiled HP Pavilion x360, Dell has crafted its XPS 11 […]

5 Leaked Windows Phone Features for iPhone Users To Get Excited About

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Excitement about Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update is growing. Though the update isn’t believed to be arriving on Windows Phone devices until early this summer, owners of Windows Phone devices hunger for news about the new operating system. Thankfully, a never-ending stream of leaks and screenshots have wet their appetite. The interesting thing is that many of these features […]

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 […]

Dell Venue 11 Pro Review

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The Dell Venue 11 Pro is a business-friendly Windows 8.1 tablet, but there’s more to this 10.8-inch slab of glass than meets the eyes. Through several optional accessories, the Dell Venue 11 Pro can wear many hats and is equally adept at home docked as a desktop replacement or can be a productivity work house […]

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 […]

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 […]

Action Center: Is this Windows Phone’s Notification Area?

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A new report indicates that Microsoft isn’t just preparing to finally add a notification center to its Windows Phone 8.1. Instead, the company will attempt to rival the notification systems of Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone and iPad with a new take on getting mobile users information it’s reportedly calling Action Center. Detailed in a […]

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 […]