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Archive for the ‘Windows 8’ Category



Organize Windows 8 Start Screen

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Tips for organizing a cluttered Windows 8 Start Screen. How to make and name new categories for apps. Continue reading

Microsoft is hoping to offering $100,000 in prizes to game developers who create apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Continue reading

Can I Run PaintShop Pro X In Windows 8?

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Artha wants to know is she can run Corel PaintShop Pro X on a Windows 8 machine. We look at her options. Continue reading

Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Janice needs an upgrade but she’s not sure if she should go with Window 7 or Window 8. We try to help her decide. Continue reading

How Do You Snap Apps In Windows 8?

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Ray wants to know what snap apps means in Windows 8 and how to do it. We’ll explain in this Quick Tip. Continue reading

It’s easy to put your favorite websites front and center on the Windows 8 Start Screen. We break down the easy steps in this article. Continue reading

Windows 8 Cocktail Flow App

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Windows 8 Cocktail Flow is an attractive and fun-to-use app that helps you mix up everyday and unusual cocktails. Continue reading

How To Resize Windows 8 Taskbar

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Hugh wants to re-size the Windows 8 taskbar. We give him the easy steps in this Quick Tip. Continue reading

Microsoft has some critical security patches ready for Windows. That includes one for Windows Defender and a vulnerability that lets hackers get to your computer through TrueType font files. Continue reading

Lowell wants to know if the Windows 8 Metro version of IE works with a mouse. We’ll explain the difference between the programs. Continue reading

How Do I Get My E-mail Profile Back?

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Alice needs Windows 8 help. Her e-mail address was changed and she wants to reset. We explain how to do it. Continue reading

What’s new with Windows 8.1? The Start Button Is Back, but there’s more. We check out the changes and let you know when 8.1 will be available. Continue reading

Windows 8: Is Wordpad Available?

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Sheila wants to know if WordPad and Notepad are available in Windows 8 and when Windows 8.1 is coming out. She’s got questions, we’ve got answers in this article. Continue reading

Windows 8 Passes Vista, XP Still Popular

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Windows 8 has finally passed the equally unpopular Windows Vista in the number of users, but Windows XP is still hanging in there. Continue reading

Windows 8 features two versions of Internet Explorer. I’ll explain why and look at some differences between the two. Continue reading

Windows Store Updates Nook App

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

The Windows Nook App is getting a big update along with a big discount for users. We detail the changes and the price cut. Continue reading

Updating Windows 8 Apps

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Windows 8 – learn how to keep your apps up-to-date, even though Microsoft won’t let you auto-update. How to spot when updates are available and the easy steps to get them. Continue reading

Windows 8 Bing Weather App

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Take a tour of the nifty Bing Weather App for Windows 8. There have been a lot of complaints about Windows 8 apps, but this one is pretty nice. Continue reading

Windows 8: Is There A Timer?

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Hazel’s Windows 8 computer shuts down after a period of time. I’ll explain how to change the sleep settings to keep that from happening. Continue reading

Beverly Williams from United States writes: I currently have used my email address with Time Warner Roadrunner many, many years. After buying a Win 8 laptop find MS won’t support pop servers accounts. RR told me MS hasn’t told them how to configure their email and to access it through the web which is slow and few options that Windows Mail used to provide. I looked into buying MS Outlook, over $100, but even then think it won’t support my accessing Roadrunner through it. What’s the best option for me? Continue reading

Pat from Oregon asks: I just had to buy a new computer and, of course, it is running Win 8. What I want to know is can I remove some of the tiles on the start screen? There are some I’m not interested in and don’t ever plan on using them. Thanks for any help you can give me. Continue reading

Outlook 2013 Coming To Windows RT

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Microsoft is bringing Outlook to Windows RT tablets and making other changes in hopes of attracting more business customers. Continue reading

One of the selling points for the Microsoft Surface is the easy-to-attach lightweight Touch and Type cover keyboards. But while these keyboards are small and light, they don’t have all the features of a full size keyboard. Now there’s an update for the service that will users to toggle between what the keys on the top row do and also offer some shortcuts. Continue reading

Microsoft has a new program that allows students to ask friends and family to chip in and buy them a new PC. The company is dubbing it a “student PC crowdsourcing program.” Continue reading

Users hoping that Microsoft would bring back the Start Button with the Windows 8.1 update are going to be disappointed. Instead, Microsoft will offer something called a Start Tip, a Windows logo that appears when you hover the cursor over the lower-left corner. Continue reading

Windows 8 Users Ignoring The Apps

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

If you are a Windows 8 user, the results of a new study by Soluto probably won’t surprise you. They found that most people using Windows 8 rarely touch the Metro apps. Which doesn’t seem to be particularly good news for a system with an interface built around apps. Continue reading

Connecting Windows 8 Tablet To PC

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Robert from Rock Hill SC writes: I recently purchased a tablet with Win 8 operating system. This unit has one “micro USB” outlet. I am attempting to connect the tablet to my desktop via a USB connector. The desktop runs on Win 7 Home Edition. Neither unit will acknowledge the other unit. Can you tell me if the issue is because the Win 7 and Win 8 are not compatible. Or, is the problem maybe because of the micro USB? Thank you very much in advance. Continue reading

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