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.
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.
In Windows, there is no centralized place to configure the notification system. Snarl is a free Windows Notifications replacement which can handle all the notifications and also features a centralized configuration. The best thing about Snarl is that it will not steal the focus of the window when showing a notification.
Did you know that you can sign into Windows 8 using a picture and gestures instead of a traditional alphanumeric password? Windows 8 has a feature called “picture password” that gives you a great alternative to logging into your computer with.
Page File in Windows can help to share the load with the memory, but will increasing the page file make the computer run faster? Read on to find out the answer.
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.
A browser hijacking is the practice of taking advantage of vulnerabilities in the browser to compromise the user’s computer in a manner that would serve the interests of the hijacker. There are a few ways a hijacker can achieve this, and we will detail each of them as well as discuss how to prevent them from happening.
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.
Many people who use Windows probably wonder why viruses and Trojans plague this operating system so much compared to other operating systems. We’ll explore it in detail in this article. Hopefully, by the end, you’ll have understood why Microsoft has to constantly step up security.
While creating your Word document, some of you might want to secure it and prevent others from viewing or making changes to it. There are some security features in Microsoft Word 2013 that allow you to protect and secure your documents. Let’s check it out.
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?
Microsoft has decided to make a significant update to Windows 8’s interface, dubbed Windows 8 Blue. let’s see what new features you will have in this new update.
Microsoft Word 2013 comes with a completely new layout called the Read Mode that is especially targeted towards the modern digital world of tablets. In this article, we will go deep into the Read Mode and show you the various ways you can configure it.
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.
If you’re a Mac user, you may be aware of the ability to apply folder actions to a given folder. Folder Actions for Windows is a great freeware application that can emulate the same behaviour and apply folder actions in Windows.
Are you keen to use the Android’s pattern lock security mechanism on your Windows 8 tablet? Here is how you can do so.
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.
If you just bought a new PC, you will know that transferring data and settings from the old PC to the new machine can be a hassle. When you find yourself in this scenario, there’s one application that can answer your call to migrate data and files: Zinstall WinWin. We have a giveaway for this event. Read on for more detail.
Bing is the default search provider in Internet Explorer 10 and it’s very difficult to configure another search provider. In fact, it almost looks impossible. We’ll explain how you can change the search provider in Internet Explorer 10, effectively ending the frantic search for that darned setting.
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.
While Windows includes a character map application, it can be annoying to look through all of the characters and still can’t find what you want. Here are some character map alternatives that will make your life much better.
There are tons of ways to optimize your Windows machine, and disabling the useless services is one of the easiest way to make sure your computer without additional overhead. In this article, we will show you how to manage and disable Windows services.
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.
If you have not been checking out the Windows store, here are some useful Windows 8 apps that have appeared lately!
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.
In Windows 8, you can right-click the bottom left-hand corner of your screen to get a context menu that takes you to places such as your task manager and control panel. In this tutorial, we will show you a way to add the shutdown and restart options to the taskbar context menu.
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.
For the giveaway of the week, we have 10 license keys for Stellar Partition Recovery (worth $990 in total) to be given away. Read on for more detail
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.
If you often use Alt+Tab to switch between applications in Windows 8, you may often wish that you could change it just a little. Here is a simple, yet useful tool that you can use to tweak the thumbnails, margins, icons, and more for Alt+Tab.
USB flash drive is a convenient tool for bringing your data around, but it can also be exploited to spread virus and malware across computers and networks. Here is how you can secure your USB drive and computer and prevent it from spreading virus.
We all listen to music on our computers, but not all of us know how to organize our music library well. This article will show you some useful tips to organize your digital music into a collection inside Windows that is both attractive and well-ordered.
One of the things that is lacking in the Spotify app is that there’s no internal equalizer, so you can’t boost the quality of Spotify music, and it often sounds kind of flat. Equalify is a free Windows program that can boosts the quality of Spotify music.
You’ve mistakenly deleted a file or folder and emptied the recycle bin. Will you ever get your data back? This article will focus on understanding the concepts behind file recovery on a PC.
In most situations, you will want to have as little apps running during startup as possible, but what if you want to do it the other way – force a particular app to run during startup? Here is how you can do it in Windows 8.
Are you happy with the look of the icons on your Windows 8 taskbar? If not, there’s an easy way to change them to anything that you’d like.
As technology continues to get smaller and increasingly mobile, many of us are stuck with CD and DVD collections that are growing less compatible with our new lifestyles. Here’s a guide to knock the dust off your stack of DVDs and CDs and turn them into a digital music library.
If you ever find yourself in a situation in which your Windows computer doesn’t start, and you’ve already tried more means to repair it and it still doesn’t work, what else can you do? Easy Recovery Essentials (EasyRE) is a great software that allows you to repair your Windows and backup your files even if you can’t boot into Windows.
One thing missing from Windows 8 is the Windows Media Center, If you are looking to turn your computer into a home theater, the following are a few applications that transform your computer into a multimedia center
Since Windows XP, Microsoft included a “System Restore” feature so you can easily restore to a previous working version when the system go down. In Windows 8, it goes a step further and added a “Refresh” and “Reset” feature that is able to repair and re-install Windows. Let check it out.
If you are having issue with your computer, check out this PC troubleshooting guide and find out what cause your PC to stop working and the possible solution to fix your PC.