With more and more Internet Service Providers capping bandwidth for subscribers, these users have to find ways to monitor network usage to avoid slow service and high fees. Windows 8 has a built-in tool to show network usage statistics as well as ways to limit your usage to help keep on top of it before your ISP caps you.
Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services around. Depending on how you watch Netflix on your PC, you may have performance issues. This guide will give you some tips on how to optimize Netflix playback on your PC.
If you prefer to use the screen corner to manage your apps, Preme is a useful utility that lets you manage your application windows more efficiently.
You may prefer the standard bubble notification than the new toast notification in Windows 8. Here is how you can disable toast notifications in Windows 8.
One of the best features in Windows 8 is the ability to bring your “desktop” with you no matter where you use a PC. This article shows you how you can force sync app licenses to the cloud to access them anywhere.
The File Recovery option in Windows 8 allows you to create a system image and back up your files, folders and programs to an external drive or even to a new partition on your computer. If you set up Windows backup properly, it can be a powerful way to keep a backup handy in the event you need to restore not just your computer but also your files.
One of the biggest complaints Windows 8 users have is that there is no way to get the Start Menu back. Microsoft took away one of the most used features of previous versions and gave users no way to get around it. With programs like Power8, you can get the Start Menu back in Windows 8.
Every social network has different guidelines to create profile pictures, headers and other pictures. Not everyone who uses social media has the skill or patience to create the right pictures for each network. Here is how you can do it easily.
While most of us are not designer, we do love to customize stuff to our liking, including our browser. Finding the right theme for a browser can be difficult depending on personal taste. Here is where an extension like Stratiform for Firefox comes in handy.
If your computer hang during the hybrid boot and shutdown process, you may want to disable the hybrid boot and shutdown feature in Windows 8. Here is how you can do so.
If you are using Facebook in Windows 8, you may have noticed most apps just follow the same old Facebook layout. If you are looking for a more visual way to experience Facebook in Windows 8, Metro Social may be the app for you.
Instagram is a great app to quickly take, edit and share photos on the go, but it is available on mobile device only. Instametrogram is an app for Windows 8 that allows you to view, comment and get geo-tagged photos from those you follow.
Upgrading to Windows 8 means saying goodbye to a popular screensaver, but you can add the popular Aurora screensaver in Windows 8 with these steps.
The Caps Lock key is one of the under-used key. Why not turn it into a useful key, such as the Google Search key, so you can press it to quickly launch Google search page?
While Windows 8 saw a complete makeover in the form of the Modern UI setup, Windows Explorer and several other apps are still utilizing the same old UI. That is where the EaseUS FileManager comes in handy. It gives Windows 8 users a modern UI feel to Windows Explorer.
In Windows 8, you will be at either the Desktop mode or the Metro mode. Here is how you can change the size and position of the Windows 8 Start Screen so you can access your desktop as well as all your tiles at the same time.
Facebook has become the go to destination for social networking. There are always ways to make Facebook better than what it gives you on its own, and we offer 7 tricks to improve Facebook functionality that will work for anyone no matter how often you use the social network.
One of the downfalls of the new Windows 8 Start screen and desktop setup is that you no longer get notifications while on the latter. The handy tool Windows Update Notifier can add that functionality to Windows 8.
Windows 8 does not give users a way to create or pin live tiles on their own, so users must rely on third party programs to do it. WinAero’s Pin to 8 is a great solution for users looking to pin to the Windows 8 Start Screen.
Windows 8 allows you to print from a variety of apps. While this feature is not advertised, it only takes a few steps to print from apps in Windows 8.
Microsoft introduced the new interface in Windows 8 that make full use of live tiles, but they failed to gives users the tools to create, modify and tweak the lives tiles. Here is how you can do so.
Some web sites, such as Google and Facebook, routinely ignore the Do Not Track settings. Here is how you can enforce the Do Not Track feature in Firefox.
With Google being a rival to Microsoft, it is no surprise that Google products are not integrated into the Windows 8 release. Here are a few ways to integrate Google apps into Windows 8.
There are so many social networks out there and only so much time in the day to share to them all. With the Extended Share for Google+ extension for chrome, you can share to multiple social networks from the comfort of Google+.
Microsoft has always wanted to keep users confined to what they want you to use and the Windows Store is another example. Here, we will look at some of the best alternatives to the Window Store out there so you can have every option at your disposal for finding apps for Windows 8.
When it comes to reading something online, we often bookmark the site, determined to get back to them later, but then forget. Read Later Fast gives you instant access to what you want to read whether you are offline or online.
Windows 8 does not give the users a way to backup the data utilized within its apps. Instead, you have to rely on complicated steps to manually backup the app data. Windows 8 Apps Data Backup is a simple program that you can start it up and begin backing up and restoring app data in Windows 8 in minutes. No installation required.