Robert Kingsley is a full time freelance tech writer with a degree in Computer Networking Systems. His experience as an IT Support Engineer gives him a strong background in the use, support and administration of all varieties of Windows operating systems.
Robert Kingsley is a full time freelance tech writer with a degree in Computer Networking Systems. His experience as an IT Support Engineer gives him a strong background in the use, support and administration of all varieties of Windows operating systems.

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The Complete Guide to the Weather App in Windows 8 & 8.1

Knowing the weather is essential to planning anything from an upcoming weekend away to which route to drive to work While many users watch the news for their weather information and others might check the Internet, Windows 8 and Windows 81 provide a great alternative with their...

How to Use Windows Defender in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

Guess what Windows 8 & Windows 81 users: when you're using Microsoft's newest operating system you don't need to install virus protection Oh god, we sound like those Mac elitists, don't we Well, we aren't saying this due to an over-confidence in virus coders lack of interest in...

Introducing Windows 8 & 8.1: How to Switch Between Sign-In Options

Windows 8 and Windows 81 are optimized for use on a wide range of devices Whether you're using a desktop computer, a tablet or even a hybrid device, Windows 8 and 81 have you covered While many features will be accessible across all platforms, some tasks may be easier done on one...

How to Remove Network Locations Mapped as Drives in Windows 8

The process called mapping, assigns a drive letter on your computer to a location on a remote system allowing you to access and save files over the network easily We have shown how to make these links permanent by reconnecting them every time you log on, which assures they'll never...

10 Features that Make Windows 8 the Most Secure Windows Yet

It will be quite obvious to any first-time user that Windows 8 is very different from previous versions While the obvious interface changes will be the most talked about, the addition of a number of great security features is really worth getting excited over Combine new features...

How to Restore Windows 8 to Its Initial Clean State Using Reset

In previous versions of Windows, the only tools available for restoring Windows to a previous state were System Restore and Windows Backup Even though they are useful tools, you cannot use them to restore Windows to its initial, clean state You have to perform a manual...

Windows Defender in Windows 8 and Windows 7 – What’s New & Different?

Windows Defender is an antimalware scanner that's been baked into Windows since the days of Windows Vista Users may know it and dismiss it as a lightweight spyware scanner that is helpful, but by no means comprehensive That was true of the old Windows Defender; it could never be...

How to Schedule a Virus Scan with Windows 8’s Built-In Antivirus

If you've spent any time looking at Windows 8's Defender interface, you've likely noticed that it doesn't include any options for scheduling a scan While Windows Defender provides most of it's protection in real-time, if you're like us, you'll want a back-up scan occurring regularly...

Introducing Windows 8: The Complete Guide to the Messaging App

Chatting has become a very large part daily computer usage for many people Whether messaging on Facebook or with a chat client, you've likely spent a significant amount of time messaging with friends back and forth Using separate clients to chat with contacts can get annoying, so...

Introducing Windows 8: How to Manage Your Mail App’s Inbox & Messages

While we've already covered the basics of configuring and using the Windows 8 Mail app in quite a few guides, there's more to it Once you've got your accounts set up and you're receiving emails you may want to dig into the intricacies of this useful app At first glance you may think...

Introducing Windows 8: How to Configure Mail App Accounts

When adding accounts to the Windows 8 Mail app, most of the account settings are configured automatically For most providers all you'll need to do is enter your email address and password to get the account configured, synced and functional While this is preferable to many users,...

Introducing Windows 8: The Complete Guide on How to Use the People App

Most of our web savvy readers likely have more than one contact list One for each email account, one for each social networking account and maybe even more While that may seem like an accomplishment in this digital age, isn't it really annoying If you have ever tried to email a...

How to Sort & Manage Contacts in the Windows 8 People App

After you've added your email and social networking accounts to the People app, you may find that your list of contacts is getting a bit unruly Even sorted by name and including pictures may not be enough to help you find the person you need quickly Luckily, the Windows 8 People app...

How to Use the People App to Manage Social Networking Accounts

Essentially, the Windows 8 People app is an all-inclusive contact list You add your various accounts and the app stores contact information for everyone you know, regardless of whether they're an email contact or a Facebook friend While that is useful enough on its own, the People...