Programs

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12.03.2013
When you first use apps from the Windows Store, it might not be easy to figure out how to close them, so that they no longer use system resources. If you are lucky and you have a keyboard, pressing Alt+F4 still works but what do you do if you don't have one? Here's how to close any apps in Windows 8...
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11.29.2013
The new Windows Calculator offers more precise calculations than ever and it also has a new and powerful interface. It now integrates the basic standard calculations with programming, scientific calculations and statistics. Beyond this, there are also other features which are very useful: things lik...
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11.29.2013
We noticed that many readers coming to our website were searching for how to find the Calculator in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Since we did not have a very detailed article on this subject, we decided to create one and share the methods you can use to start the Calculator. Here’s how it is done. 1. C...
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11.26.2013
Do you need to create dummy files with a given size, to perform tests with them? Do you need those files to have some actual content? If you do, luck has it that there are some good alternatives for Windows. It’s not just the Linux geeks who can create dummy files using the command line. Windows gee...
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11.22.2013
There are times when you need to free up some space on your system or you just want to learn how much space each installed application is using. If you are in need of such information, there are no obvious ways to find it. You might be tempted to search for programs that help with this task. You don...
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11.20.2013
If you've used computers for a while you know what Copy and Paste are and you might have heard of the Clipboard concept. But do you really know what the Clipboard is and do you know that there are third party tools that help you manage it better and turn it into a more flexible concept? What is the...
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11.12.2013
All of us have done our fair share of working with images. Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 offer an easy to use tool for taking more complex screenshots, named the Snipping Tool. In this tutorial I will share how to take screenshots with it, how to save, edit or email a screenshot, how to use t...
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10.30.2013
Search in Windows 8.1 has been completely redeveloped. It is so different from Windows 8 and Windows 7 that some users might have trouble understanding how it works. That's why I decided to create this complete guide on Search, filled with screenshots and examples. As you will see, the integration o...
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10.24.2013
Windows 8.1 also includes the new Internet Explorer 11. If, from a user interface perspective, this browser doesn't bring important changes, Microsoft has promised better standard compliance and more performance. Does it deliver on these promises? And how does it compare with the other important bro...
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10.21.2013
A new feature of Internet Explorer 11, in Windows 8.1, is the Reading View. What does it do? Well, it's similar to services like Readability or Clearly and it regenerates web pages without ads, menus and blocks that have nothing to do with the content of the page. It's a very useful feature, especia...
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10.14.2013
Windows 8.1 brings many welcome changes, some of which have not been communicated very well by Microsoft. One of the lesser known changes is that Windows 8.1 has very good privacy controls for working with Windows Store apps. As you will see in this tutorial, these controls are detailed and really u...
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10.11.2013
I will continue our series about OneNote for Windows Phone 8 with a tutorial on how to close notebooks, hide or unhide them, synchronize your notes, perform searches, delete notes or pin them to the Start screen. Here's how all of this is done: How to close, hide or unhide notebooks in OneNote for W...