The cloud may be all the rage among Internet users but not everyone wants to be connected to it. Windows 8 relies heavily on SkyDrive to save user settings, app data and PC customization. If you don’t want to stay linked to the cloud in Windows 8, here’s how you can disconnect SkyDrive in Windows 8.
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BitTorrent makes use of a distributed technology to download bits of a file from different sources and combine them together at the end point. This results in faster downloading without adding burden to any server. Wouldn’t it be great if you can use the same technology to sync files across multiple devices?
There’s been a lot of talk about what the changes in Windows 8.1 have done right for Windows 8. Very few users have talked about why Windows 8.1 actually failed them. We were not impressed with Windows 8.1 and here are some of the reasons why there are still tons of improvement need to be made in Windows 8.1.
Anyone who has upgraded to Windows 8 has been able to take advantage of the Store to install all of the latest and greatest apps. But if you have decided to stick with Windows 7? Here we take a look at three options that can be used to bring an app store and app management option to older versions of Windows.
While there are plenty of Google reader alternatives, most of them are web-based and few allow you to host your own RSS feeds server. Sismics Reader is a new open-source RSS feeds server which allows multiple users to connect to it and host their own RSS feeds.
Shutting down the PC in Windows 8 is not really a straightforward matter. You have to move your mouse over to the lower-right corner and open up the Power settings before you can select the “Shut Down” option. Using the trick stated here, you can easily pin a “Shut Down” tile to the Start screen […]
If you are concerned about the security of your data on Dropbox’s server, and are fed up with the storage limitation, you may want to try out AeroFS. It sync your files across computer without storing them in the cloud and you can store as many files as your hard disk can hold.
Who would’ve ever known that running 64-bit Windows makes your computer more secure? Tell this to any so-called computer wiz and they’ll laugh. However, there are some things you have to understand about Windows that will probably make you think twice about ever settling for a 32-bit version ever again.
Every time the system notifies us of low hard drive space, we have to analyze which files and folders are taking the most space and remove those folders. What we are not finding though are those duplicated files that are taking up plenty of space. In this article, we will show how to find and delete duplicate files from your Windows PC to free up some space.
When you are running Windows 8 modern apps, you will find that the Windows 8 apps have no access to files on external drives. It is unclear why Microsoft impose such limitation to their apps, but you can easily get around this issue by tricking Windows 8 into thinking your external drive is actually a Windows library.
Don’t you find it frustrating when you are searching in Windows 8 and it didn’t give you what you want? Wouldn’t it be great if you can access all the Settings in one folder? This will save you time and effort to search for the specific Setting. In Windows 8, this folder is known as […]
Microsoft’s release of Windows 8.1 Preview addresses a number of issues that have bugged users of Windows 8 since it was made available, but many people have run into problems when attempting to install the preview software. If you have not been able to get the Windows 8.1 update installed, here’s what you need to do.
Have you ever wish that you can open the unfinished document in your office computer, and access it on your home PC? What about sharing that same document with others? CupCloud provides a practical solution for users who prefer the luxury of saving their currently open items and accessing them at a later time on an alternate PC.
Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 Pro Preview. It’s available as an upgrade to all Windows 8 users. In the meantime, users can make the choice if they want to take advantage of Microsoft’s beta test of the first Service Pack for Windows 8.
It happens to all of us – we type a document up in Microsoft Word or Excel only to find that a word used multiple times was inaccurate or just plain wrong. It’s a “Ctrl-F” moment, but if there are many instances of said misspeak then you could be in for a tedious and time-consuming chore. There is a better way to replace words in Word and Excel.
There are times when a user wants to know the startup and shutdown history of a computer. Mostly, system administrators need to know about the history for troubleshooting purposes. If multiple users use the computer, it may be a good security measure to check PC startup and shutdown times to make sure that the PC is being used legitimately. In this article, we will discuss two ways to keep track of your PC shutdown and startup times.
One of the common issues with Windows 8 is that app notifications keep appearing after you have seen them. You may restart your PC and see the same notifications you did when you logged off. Using the Local Group Policy Editor, you can clear these app notifications when you log off your computer.
Microsoft rolled out its Office 2013 product, bringing numerous updates and new features, but they forgot to include a basic, yet useful function: tabs. For those who want to add tabs to Microsoft Office, Office Tabs is one great solution that you should try out.
Windows Aero became a popular interface for PC users with the release of Windows Vista in 2007, but only a portion of it still remain in Windows 8. For users who want to utilize Aero features in Windows 8 and are not sure how to do so, here are the methods you can use to enjoy Aero features.
Holiline Reminder is a useful freeware app for Windows that allows users to set up reminders and remember important life events from a simple and easy to use interface.