You have heard a lot about the “cloud”, but do you really know what it means? In this article, we will explain what is cloud computing and some of more popular example of cloud services.
Did you know that you can improve your productivity with some little nifty applications? Here are 4 Windows applications that will help you achieve that!
If your Windows processes are constantly running at 100% and taking up system resources, What should you do in this situation? Here are the solutions to fix these busy Windows processes.
If you’re into repairing computers and laptops, there’s a big chance you have all the tech tools you need already. But in case you are forgetful, here is a quick checklist of tools that you should have in your arsenal for every computer repair visit.
When some people see the word “refurbished” placed in the title of a PC, their immediate reaction is to avoid the item like the plague, not knowing all the differences between a refurbished and new PC. Refurbished PC is not as bad as you think, and with a little attention, it could save you money too.
You could have the most awesome computer, but still, your games crash on you. It could be due to a bug in the game or that your graphics card is fried. Nevertheless, let find out the probably cause for your game crash and also the solution to fix it.
What should you do when a Windows 8 app stop functioning the way it should? Sometimes these apps can just stop working and you have no idea what is wrong. Here are some ways you can use to troubleshoot a broken app in Windows 8.
Windows 8 boots up very fast, but as time passes, you’ll probably start to notice a slower boot time among other things. This article shows you the ways to tweak Windows 8 and make it run faster.
Even after Microsoft’s simplified the licensing system for Windows 8, people are still confused which version of Windows 8 they should get. In this article, we are going to go through the various version of Windows 8 and which license you should get for your machine.
If you are not careful, Windows 8 can uses up bandwidth for an enormous amount of its operations and applications and cause you to pay more for the exceeded bandwidth. Here is how you can minimize the damage by using this OS in a stingy network, known as metering.
Internet Explorer is now available in Windows 8. Here are 3 reasons why you should reconsider using it.
You may have decided to buy a Surface RT, but before you do, you might want to find out what you can and can’t do on the Windows RT desktop, so you won’t regret it later.
There are tons of features in Windows 8, but some of the better ones are locked and hidden from the public. Here are 3 features you can unlock in Windows 8
I’ve noticed some common mistakes people make when buying PC hardware. Today, we’re going to talk particularly about the mistakes people make when choosing PC hardware, and how to remedy them.
The Microsoft Surface RT tablet is now available for purchase. You may be wondering if it is really good and worth the investment. Today, we’ll take a look at the device and discuss on whether your next purchase should be a Surface or something else.
Unless you are willing to shell out money to get the expensive software, here are some free video editor that can still make you a professional videographer.
If you are looking to do some simple audio editing, and don’t need to use any sequencer or special equipment to record, you don’t need to shell out hundreds of dollars in software. There are plenty of free and better alternatives. Check out some of them here.
Some call “Easter Eggs”, while others call them bugs, but nevertheless, these weird stuff doesn’t stop appearing in Windows. Let’s have a look at instances when Windows starts acting weird in ways that are completely reproducible!
The usual way to deactivate a screensaver is to type on the keyboard or move your mouse. What if you can do it via your webcam when it spotted a movement? Let’s have a look!
Shortcuts can be extremely handy and useful, but sometimes it is difficult to create. Here are 5 really useful shortcuts you should have in Windows.
in Windows, right-clicking, dragging, pointing, and double-clicking aren’t the only things you can do with your mouse. There are some unknown operations that can help you save time and be more productive. In this guide, you’ll find out all these cool mouse operations that you can use.
Google Chrome is not without problems. The download Bar remains there even after the download finishes etc. Here are some extensions that can reduce/eliminate these simple annoyance.
Pinning apps to the taskbar is a bit more complicated in Windows 8. Here is the complete guide to pinning (almost) anything to the taskbar.
Losing your password and get lock out of your computer is a painful experience. Luckily, there’s a little-known tool in Windows 8 that allows you to reset your password with a USB key. Let’s learn how to create the key!
Gmail is one service that has exploded over the last few years, particularly because it is free, simple to use and the flexible features it has for power users. Little do Gmail’s users know that the service has some features that could ultimately improve your experience significantly. Let’s have a look at a few of those!
When you install a new OS alongside your Windows, you might face a situation where you can’t boot into the new OS. EasyBCD helps you resolve this problem much more easily than you would with MSConfig.
Windows Explorer doesn’t come with tabbed browsing, which makes it kind of suck. Some Linux distributions have been way ahead of Microsoft on this, and it’s about time we have our own tabs. Here is how you can enable tabbed browsing in Windows 7 and 8.
We all know that Windows 7 comes with its own Firewall tool, but very few people makes good use of it to protect themselves. It is not the fault of the users. This is mainly because the Firewall tool is hidden deep in the control panel and the minimal and confusing interface make setting it […]
If you’re on the go constantly, perhaps you’d miss having Windows 8 around, especially if you’re surrounded by computers using older versions. Here is a quick and easy way to create a portable version of Windows 8 on your USB drive.
It is common to have problems on your computer, but if you install a hefty application for every problem you have, very soon, your computer will have tons of applications that not only take up plenty of storage space, but also plenty of useless features that you never going to use. It’s hard to find something small and sleek, do the thing that it supposes to do and do it well. You got 10 of them below.
Many users love Windows 7. In fact, they might love it so much that they are ready to ignore some of its shortcomings and annoyances. What if I tell you that you can have all of Windows 7’s positive features while getting rid of some of its annoyances? It’s possible to get rid of some of the most annoying things in Windows 7 with a few simple fixes. Here’s how:
Safe mode is present in every Windows version since Windows 95, but getting it to work in Windows 8 is not as easy as it should be. Here is how you can add the option to start in safe mode to the boot menu when you turn on your computer. Let’s see how!
Are you constantly looking for ways to navigate and circumvent issues you are having with Windows 8? Here is a list of tweaks you can perform either on the Metro or desktop interface of Windows 8.
The Metro UI in Windows 8 is supposed to make the navigation better and easier, but when you can’t resize the tiles and the interface, you know this is going to be a frustrating experience. Luckily, there is a way to resize the tiles and it is pretty easy to do it. Here are the steps.
Are you going to skip the awesome features of Windows 8 just because of the Metro UI? It is a better idea to bypass it and boot into the desktop when you turn on the PC.
We’ve already covered Windows 8 to death, but I don’t think we’ve really covered the essential “tricks” you can do to better modify your experience. Today, we re going to show you several tricks you can use to improve your usage experience, and that is if you’re considering upgrading.
Are you just as frustrated at the lack of a Start menu as I am? Do you find it inconvenient to be forced to enter the Metro UI (the one with all the little squares) every time you want to get somewhere you’d rather go through the desktop for? How about some applications that could bring the Start menu back?
As the date for Windows 8’s release draws near, many people are starting to wonder if they should upgrade to this newer version. Today, we’re going to discuss what you should know before upgrading so you can prepare your PC beforehand.
The Windows command line is loaded with features that give you plenty of control over your OS. Here are some simple and useful ones that give you a seamless desktop/cmd experience.
Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 is going to be released on October 26th, We have a look into the good, bad, and ugly side of this operating system so you can decide whether you want this running on your computer.
Previously, you can install Windows from your USB drive, but not run from it. This tutorial shows you how to run Windows 8 from your USB drive, much like a Linux Live CD.
Sometimes, you want to know whether your hard drive, network, or GPU are being overused without having to deal with a ton of third-party applications that simply take up screen space. With these gadgets, you get control over the information you want while saving that screen space. Let’s have a look!
Microsoft will be releasing a new version of Microsoft Office (15) that would operate seamlessly on the Metro interface. There’s just one question: Is it worth using?
Windows 8 is just around the corner, and many people are still rather wary of the new Metro UI that Microsoft intends to introduce. Today, I’m not going to try to convince you to use Windows 8. In fact, this article will just be about some Metro apps you might find enticing. Let’s have a […]
While firewalls are not particular to the Windows operating system, many Windows users feel the utter need to use a firewall. However, they don’t know enough about how it works to tell what it’s doing for them. If you’re wondering what makes a firewall tick and how it’s protecting your computer, this article is for […]
Welcome to another segment of Ask a Windows Expert, where we dissect our readers’ questions that arrive at our inbox and publish concise answers every week on this site! If there’s anything that bothers you or arouses your curiosity, and you’d like to ask a question about it, let us know and send it to […]
When it comes to security, most people will think of installing anti-virus software (particularly for Windows OS). However, most people are not aware that anti-virus software does not help when you are not taking the necessary precautions.
Although Windows RT isn’t available for PC models, we have the luxury of speculating whether you should get a device with either operating system because Windows 8 Professional is going to come pre-installed in one of Microsoft’s Surface tablets. We’ve gotten a few more details on how the two OS versions work. Now, we’re going […]
Whether your computer is giving you weird errors or you simply have a curiosity about the Windows operating system, we’re here to answer any questions you may have at “Ask a Windows Expert.” Today, we start the 22nd edition of the Q&A we’ve been posting weekly, answering questions by readers like you. If you have […]
The most annoying phenomenon in any person’s day is probably when they notice that, all of a sudden, Windows has decided to show a Welcome screen and make you click on your username to log in. Not only is it annoying, but it’s yet another obstacle to your day especially when you’re in a hurry. […]