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When you are using Windows 8.1 on a laptop, you may well encounter different lighting conditions that make it difficult to see what is happening on screen. If you are experiencing problems with the way screen brightness levels are being changed for you, you can disable it so your screen or monitor remains at the same, constant brightness level.
Automatic app updating may seem like this is a great idea, but there is no way of knowing whether you will like the new version of a particular app. Thankfully, it is possible to disable automatic app updating so you can take control of the situation and update apps at time that suits you. Here’s how to go about it.
While you can transfer files from PC to PC using a USB drive, it can be a troublesome task to plug in and remove the thumb drive again and again. Any Send makes it easier by allowing you to send files over the WiFi network.
An updated app can fix many bugs and add new features, but there is also the risk that an option you loved has been removed. A good way is to auto backup apps before they get updated so you can easily revert back to older version if there is a need to.
If you want to print from a computer that does not have a printer attached to it, or you don’t have the drivers to share it on your home network, how can you print files remotely? This is where Google Cloud Print can help you.
Rather than cluttering your Android homescreen with shortcuts, Methodic adds a smart homescreen shortcut that changes throughout the day and ensure that the shortcuts you need are at hand when you need them.
There are lots of things to hate about Windows and the slow startup process is definitely one of them. Here are five of the best tips that will help you to iron out niggles, eliminate bottlenecks and generally improve the startup process of 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.
Gmail comes with 15GB of storage space free of charge, but while you might think that will last you forever, as soon as you start to receive attachments, this space is very quickly eaten into. By using Attachments.me you can automatically back up your Gmail attachments so you are protected in case emails are accidentally deleted, or you need to free up a little space.
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.
Having too many tabs open can be a problematic issue at times. Not only does it become difficult to keep track of the sites you’re visiting, it can also slow your system down. With Sidewise, you can easily manage your Chrome browser tabs and place unused tabs into hibernation mode to help free up resources.