The good thing about the Windows 8’s Modern interface is that you can pin your favorite apps to the Start screen. However, if you pinned too many apps to the screen, navigating them can be a chore. On a tablet, you can move around in the Start screen by swiping left/right. On the desktop, you […]
Registry Key Jumper allows users to simply “jump” to a certain registry key without having to manually navigate through the registry menus. This can be very useful for those people who are afraid to make changes to their registry values.
Tenorshare Partition Manager allows users to easily create a new partition, resize/format an existing partition, or simply delete a particular partition on their hard disk.
Ceasium is a handy utility for Windows that allows users to compress their images up to 90% and upload them to popular social networking websites such as Facebook and Google+.
Have you ever used Skype and your voice can barely be heard by those you call? If so, you may need to boost your mic. Boosting your mic in Windows 8 can make it much easier for those you’re on a call with to hear you. If someone on the other end says you’re speaking too low, boosting your mic is a quick and easy solution.
The Homegroup feature had been around since Windows 7. It allows you to easily share files, folders and media with another Windows PC without having to go through complicated setup. In Windows 8, Homegroups are easy to create, even more so than they were in Windows 7. In this article, we will show you how to create homegroup in Windows 8.
Microsoft has rolled out a brand new update to the Bing Desktop that puts the app on steroids. Some new features in this update include inline search, weather report, Facebook integration and more. Check out our Bing Desktop review for more details.
In Windows Vista, 7 and 8, you can easily add up to 2 additional clocks to the notification area. This is useful if you are working with people in other time zones. On the desktop, click the clock in the notification area, followed by “Change date and time settings”. Click the “Additional Clocks” tab. You […]
It is disappointing that Microsoft didn’t make it easier to add shortcuts in “My Computer” area. There’s so much real estate there that’s not being used. It’s natural to be able to add program shortcuts there. Here is a workaround to create a shortcut in “My Computer” that works with today’s most popular operating systems!
Windows Performance Monitor is a tool created by Microsoft to analyze Windows performance over a period of time. Using this tool, you can find out how your system performs over time and what you can do to improve the performances. In this article, we will show you how you can use the Performance Monitor effectively in Windows 8.
If you are taking screenshot of a web page, you will find that in most cases, it will only capture the visible part in the screen. Here is how you can capture screenshot of entire web page, directly in Windows.
Network security is one of the main focus areas when creating or monitoring a network. The network administrators carry out random audits of network traffic by capturing the network data and analyzing the packets being transmitted from one host to another. In this article, we will discuss how to capture and analyze network traffic using the NetworkMiner tool.
Deleting a file from your computer may be the simplest thing to do, but do you know that the file still exists on your computer? Here are some tools that you can use to securely delete files in Windows.
After some months of buying my own passive polarized display, I’ve realized that anyone new to this kind of hardware is probably going to have a hard time figuring it out. The learning curve isn’t incredibly steep, but there’s not much information on how to get passive 3D movies to play just how you want them.
There are plenty of benefits for partitioning your hard disk. You can install new operating system on it, or use as an backup location. This article shows you the guide to partition your hard drive in Windows 8, without any external tool.
Windows Device Manager is good, but it does not provide detailed information about the installed devices. ServiWin let you manage Windows drivers with the detailed information that Windows Device Manager doesn’t provide.
Do you know that a simple task such as opening PDF files can infect your computer with malware? This is a very common method used by hackers to install malicious software on your system and gain access to it. Here is a list of PDF files that are known to be infected and one you will want to keep in your blacklist.
Knowing detailed information about the WiFi networks around you can be beneficial for diagnosing problems and just getting an idea of what others are doing in your area. WifiInfoView is a free utility that lets you see detailed information about Wifi networks from SSIDs to MAC addresses to router models and more.
If you are using multiple computers, you may find it a troublesome to update all the computers, especially when you are not connected to the Internet. In this article, we will show you how you can download Windows updates offline and then install on multiple computers without downloading the updates again.
Do you ever worry what would happen if your files fell into the wrong hands, especially those files that you kept on your external flash drive? Thankfully there are many options to encrypt sensitive data. Protectorion ToGo is one such application.
Many PC users believe that when you delete a file and empty your Recycle Bin, you’ve securely deleted any file or folder within it. This just isn’t true. Those files can still be recovered with the right software. In order to securely delete files in Windows, you need to rely on third party program. DeleteOnClick is one of them.
Most Windows PCs come with English as their default language. However, you can add or remove language packs as necessary and Windows 8 makes it easier than ever. While in Windows 7, only the Ultimate or Enterprise version comes with the ability to install additional languages via Windows Update, language packs in Windows 8 can be quickly downloaded and installed without much trouble.
Would it be great if you can bring your Windows apps wherever you go? This article will show you how to use Evalaze to virtualize Windows applications and make them portable.
A clogged printer queue is not something you want to deal with. Many who are in such situations watch helplessly as their ink and paper go to waste when their printer incessantly print old documents that they may not even need anymore. Fortunately, it is possible to fix this problem. This article shows you two quick ways to clear printer jobs from the queue.
Microsoft has revamped the functionality of its Disk Defragment tool. Optimize Drives in Windows 8 not only defrags your disks but can also help TRIM SSDs. This can free up a lot of space not being reintegrated into your PC as well as help improve the overall performance of Windows 8.
If you’re used to using jump lists in Windows, being able to backup jump lists and restore them on another PC can be beneficial. This article shows you how.
While Remote Desktop Connection is useful for you to connect to a remote machine, it is utterly useless if it takes forever to connect. Here are some things you can do to speed up the process.
The Windows Action Center is the place that monitor your system and keep it running smoothly. If you have seen a white flag showing up in the system tray, that is when the Windows Action Center is working in the background. This article show you how to make effective use of the Windows Action Center.
Other than exe files, there are a few different file types that viruses can be present in. In this article, we will show you the different file types and discuss them in detail.
One of the easiest way to check if a file is malicious is to upload it to VirusTotal and get it to analyse your file. To make it even easier, you can use the Phrozensoft VirusTotal Uploader to scan files for viruses directly from your desktop, without having to go through the process of opening the browser, loading the VirusTotal website and upload the file.
Windows lets users create, modify and even delete libraries, but for those who don’t know exactly how to go about it, it can be a confusing process. That’s where WinAero Librarian comes in handy and takes control of how you work with your Windows libraries.
There are some websites that we refer to regularly. Those websites could be handy to have offline in the event you can’t get on the Web, and WebCopy can make that happen. WebCopy allows you to not only save websites for offline viewing but allows you to customize how they download for optimal offline performance.
Backing up allows you to recover and get yourself back into the swing of things smoothly and quickly. The key question is – which files, other than our personal data, should we back up to recover from a hard drive crash?
You probably have invested money in a good antivirus software, but how do you know that your anitvirus software is working, without actually infecting your computer intentionally?
In Windows, you can easily convert a storage format from FAT/FAT32 to NTFS without losing the data within. This will allow you to store files more than 4GB. 1. In Windows, open a command prompt. 2. type convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs For example, convert E: /fs:ntfs would format drive ED: to the NTFS format. Note: This […]
By default, Office gives you the option to store your data on SkyDrive. But what if you have an account on Dropbox that you use a lot? This article will explain how to add the third-party cloud storage services Dropbox and Google Drive to Office.
Windows App Boss is a handy tool to manage Windows 8 apps from the desktop. You can install, uninstall and even request a developer license from Microsoft through this program. It makes it easy for developers and the average PC user.
Have you ever tried copying and pasting some information from a webpage or email to a word document only to have the pasted content not appear in the same style as the rest of the document? The reason this occurs is that the original html formatting in the copied content is retained in the process. Thankfully, there is a way to paste content without retaining the original formatting; this feature is called “Paste Special.”
With Windows Menu Plus, you can add powerful new options to the Windows app title bars. If you ever wanted to be able to kill processes, change the transparency of windows or even free up unused menu from an app, Windows Menu Plus is the solution.
Windows 8 introduced several nifty tools to diagnose and troubleshoot issues on your PC. The Windows 8 Reliability Monitor allows you to see system errors, warnings, informational events and critical events that can help you troubleshoot problems in Windows.
Remote Desktop Connection is a feature in Windows operating system that allows you to control your computer from a different or isolated location. In this guide, you will learn how to set up Remote Desktop Connection.
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.
While Google has implemented two-factor authentication a long time ago, many people will wonder what took Microsoft so long to follow suit. While they are late to the game, it is still better late than never. Here is how you can activate the two factor authentication for your Microsoft account.
Ever get caught up in activity, grow tired and forgetful, and wish there were a way to recover passwords for Windows apps? Here is a great Password recovery tool and we have a giveaway for it.
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.
The Start Button in Windows 8 was eliminated, and while Windows 8.1 is promising to bring back the Start Button, what about the Start Menu?
There are no lack of communication apps for Windows 8. In this article, we will focus on the top 3 new communication apps for 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.