How to Set Up Windows Backup in Windows 8 to Save Your Files and Folders

How to Set Up Windows Backup in Windows 8 to Save Your Files and Folders

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.

By Melissa Popp -
Adding A Powerful Start Menu in Windows 8

Adding A Powerful Start Menu in Windows 8

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.

By Melissa Popp -
How to Receive Better Windows Notifications with Snarl

How to Receive Better Windows Notifications with Snarl

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.

By Usman Khurshid -
How to Safeguard Your Windows Computer from a Browser Hijack

How to Safeguard Your Windows Computer from a Browser Hijack

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.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
3 Ways to Protect Your Document in Microsoft Word 2013

3 Ways to Protect Your Document in Microsoft Word 2013

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.

By Usman Khurshid -
Everything You Need To Know About Word 2013 Read Mode

Everything You Need To Know About Word 2013 Read Mode

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.

By Usman Khurshid -
EaseUS FileManager: An Alternative to Windows Explorer With The Modern UI

EaseUS FileManager: An Alternative to Windows Explorer With The Modern UI

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.

By Melissa Popp -
How to Use Folder Actions in Windows

How to Use Folder Actions in Windows

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.

By JJ -
How to Get Desktop Update Notifications in Windows 8

How to Get Desktop Update Notifications in Windows 8

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.

By Melissa Popp -
Migrate Windows Data, Files And Settings Easily with Zinstall WinWin 2013 + Giveaway

Migrate Windows Data, Files And Settings Easily with Zinstall WinWin 2013 + Giveaway

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.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
How to Change Internet Explorer 10’s Default Search Engine

How to Change Internet Explorer 10’s Default Search Engine

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.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
How to Pin to the Windows 8 Start Screen

How to Pin to the Windows 8 Start Screen

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.

By Melissa Popp -
How to Print From Apps in Windows 8

How to Print From Apps in Windows 8

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.

By Melissa Popp -
3 Character Map Alternatives For Windows

3 Character Map Alternatives For Windows

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.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
How To Manage The Windows Services In Windows 8

How To Manage The Windows Services In Windows 8

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.

By Usman Khurshid -
How to Create Custom Live Tiles in Windows 8

How to Create Custom Live Tiles 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.

By Melissa Popp -
How to Integrate Google Apps into Windows 8

How to Integrate Google Apps into Windows 8

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.

By Melissa Popp -
3 Alternatives to The Windows Store For Windows 8 Apps

3 Alternatives to The Windows Store For Windows 8 Apps

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.

By Melissa Popp -
How to Backup App Data in Windows 8

How to Backup App Data in Windows 8

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.

By Melissa Popp -
How to Tweak the Alt+Tab App Switcher in Windows 8

How to Tweak the Alt+Tab App Switcher in Windows 8

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.

By Charnita Fance -
How to Secure Your USB Drive And Prevent It From Spreading Virus

How to Secure Your USB Drive And Prevent It From Spreading Virus

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.

By Usman Khurshid -
Useful Tips to Organize Your Music Library

Useful Tips to Organize Your Music Library

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.

By Diogo Costa -
Boost the Quality of Spotify Music with Equalify

Boost the Quality of Spotify Music with Equalify

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.

By Charnita Fance -
MTE Explains: How File Recovery Works on a PC

MTE Explains: How File Recovery Works on a PC

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.

By JJ -
How to Make Applications Run at Startup in Windows 8

How to Make Applications Run at Startup in Windows 8

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.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
How to Change the Windows 8 Taskbar Icons

How to Change the Windows 8 Taskbar Icons

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.

By Charnita Fance -
How to Turn Your DVD/CD Library Into a Digital Library

How to Turn Your DVD/CD Library Into a Digital Library

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.

By Bertel King, Jr. -
EasyRE System Recovery Disc Review + Giveaway (Contest Closed)

EasyRE System Recovery Disc Review + Giveaway (Contest Closed)

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.

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
Transform Your Windows 8 Into a Multimedia Center

Transform Your Windows 8 Into a Multimedia Center

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

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez -
How To Repair Windows 8 Using The Refresh and Reset Feature

How To Repair Windows 8 Using The Refresh and Reset Feature

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.

By Usman Khurshid -