Version 8.1 of Windows brings back the Start menu, which looks dull and is not customizable. Windows 8.1 Start Button Changer allows you to change the start button in Windows 8.1
If Microsoft invested even a fraction of the amount of time it does on Windows 8, the Windows clipboard could be something revolutionary in the computer world. Instead, the Windows clipboard is a dull, barely functional tool for the majority of users. ClipJump is a supercharged Windows Clipboard add-on that helps make it different.
If asked what firewalls do, most people would answer that they keep you safe. You might have noticed that the firewall you’re using has two sets of “rules”: inbound and outbound. Do you really need both of them? We’ll discuss this and discover what you should know about these concepts.
Microsoft is well known for hiding some of its useful features in Windows. One thing many have missed in Windows 8.1, thanks to it being rather well hidden by the company, is a storage and syncing option called “Work Folders”. Check it out here.
One of the biggest memory drains on a Windows computer is search indexing. If you’re looking for a more intelligent way to search Windows PC without having to index it, take a look at SwiftSearch.
When using a laptop with Windows, you may notice that it has advanced battery management options. Before you start using them, though, there are a few things you should know about them.
The PowerShell help system is the most useful thing that you ever need to use PowerShell effectively. It provides help for the commands that you are going to use and even allows you to search for the commands to get your work done.
Windows comes with its own uninstaller, but it is mostly useless in removing all the files. To prevent this problem from happening, you need an uninstaller that looks through every crack and crevice of your computer for signs of life that the program doesn’t let Windows Installer see. Third-party uninstallers are exceedingly good at doing this.
Fancy a way to run Windows programs without having to install or update them? Here is a good way that you can do so.
Most OS set the CPU to run at a third of its speed so as to save battery life. If you are looking to run an application at full CPU speed, FullThrottle is a useful app for you.
Yes, the Start button is back in Windows 8.1. No, it is not what you expect it to be. Here is what you will get with the Windows 8.1 Start button.
Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 to the public on October 17, 2013. Whether you were waiting for the final release or you upgraded to the Pro Preview already, we will show you how to prepare for the first major upgrade to Windows 8.
Microsoft recently made headlines by acquiring Nokia. Will this be enough to get the one-time tech giant back into the mobile game? Let us know what you think.
Most USB creators only allow you to install one distro per USB disk. What if you want to create a multiboot Linux USB drive? YUMI is nifty app that allows you to install multiple Linux distros in one USB drive.
If you are using a RAM optimization tool, it is time to stop now. Windows comes with a good memory management function and using a RAM optimization tool can in fact make your PC run slower.
Dealing with languages in the Windows 8 is cumbersome and buggy at best. We showed you how to change the overall language in Windows 8, now we’ll show you how to set individual app languages.
Most of the Live USB creator tool are for Linux. If you are a Windows user, you can make use of Universal USB Installer to quickly download the distro and create a Live USB with it.
Most people think that they can use the same hard drive optimization techniques on a SSD, and achieve even better result. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Here are several SSD optimization techniques you should avoid at all costs.
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.
If you have several Skype accounts and wish to connect to them all at the same time, you will be frustrated at the limitation of the Skype client. Here is the workaround for you to run multiple Skype accounts in various OS.
There are times when you need to synchronize several folders in your computer, such as syncing several folders to the Dropbox folder. Synkron is a cross-platform compatible application that allows you to synchronize files and folders in your computer. It works in Windows, Mac and Linux and it can help you keep your files and folders updated.
Windows 8.1 introduced a variety of folders to This PC, and some of them aren’t really necessary. Check out how you can remove folders from This PC in Windows 8.1.
Windows 8 only allows users to install apps from the Windows Store. You will need to do a modification to install windows 8 apps without the store. Here’s the way.
Browser extensions are useful as they allow you to do things not provided by the browser. But that doesn’t mean you should install extensions without precaution. Instead, you should employ safety when using extensions.
There are plenty of automation tools for Windows that are easy to use, but if you prefer to use a more powerful automation tool, AutoIt is a useful tool for you to create automation scripts.
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.
Your computer can get infected by virus easily if you are not careful. Don’t worry, following these steps, you can recover from a virus attack quickly.
Instead of searching for the apps, with this trick, you can quickly launch apps from the desktop in Windows 8.
If you need to test your website in IE 7, 8 or even 9, you can easily do so in Internet Explorer 10, without having to own the individual browser.
There are many new features in Windows 8.1, but Microsoft has also removed some features for good. Here are 4 things Windows 8.1 has done away with for good.
Windows 8 does not close your modern app by default. Here is the way to close your app in Windows 8.
Microsoft debuted the first public beta of Windows 8.1. You don’t have to install it to find out what’s new. Read on for what you are really getting for Windows 8.1.
If you are not residing in the USA, you will not be able to access sites like Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and etc. Tunlr is a useful service that you can use to access Hulu, Netflix and many more sites from outside of USA, for free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.