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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

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 29.01.2014
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 8.1 provide a great alternative with their bundled Weather app....

How to Use Windows Defender in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 16.12.2013
Guess what Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 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 a comparatively...

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

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 04.11.2013
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 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 8.1 have you covered. While many features will be accessible across all platforms, some tasks may be easier done...

How to Remove Network Locations Mapped as Drives in Windows 8

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 23.04.2013
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...
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10 Features that Make Windows 8 the Most Secure Windows Yet

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 19.03.2013
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 like early launch...

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

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 13.03.2013
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 reinstallation of the operating...

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

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 10.01.2013
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. Though the user interface does...

Introducing Windows 8: The Complete Guide to the Messaging App

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 09.01.2013
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 Windows 8 has...

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

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 18.12.2012
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...

Introducing Windows 8: How to Configure Mail App Accounts

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 16.12.2012
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, some would rather...

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

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 21.11.2012
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...

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

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 19.11.2012
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...

How to Use the People App to Manage Social Networking Accounts

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 17.11.2012
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 app doesn't end...
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Introducing Windows 8: How to Manually Add and Edit Contacts in People

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 15.11.2012
When working with the Windows 8 People app, your contacts will typically be entered in bulk lists by adding your social networking accounts and email accounts. Their information will all be added automatically, you'll only have to type your usernames and passwords. However, times will arise when you'll need to...

Introducing Windows 8: How to Add & Sync Accounts to the People App

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 13.11.2012
The Windows 8 People app is a tool for aggregating all of your contacts from all around the Internet. You can pull contact information from email accounts, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social networking accounts as well. Having to add each contact individually would most likely be a monumental task,...

Introducing Windows 8: The Complete Guide to the Calendar App

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 08.11.2012
Life can be hectic. As your individual worlds of work, play and family come together you can be left with a jumbled schedule of overlapping appointments, parties and events that can be impossible to keep track of without help. Windows 8 offers you the help you'll need with the bundled...

How to Use Outlook.com to Import POP3 Mail to Windows 8 Mail

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 07.11.2012
For those of you who've had a chance to try out the new Mail app in Windows 8, you'll know that it's a convenient tool for aggregating all of your emails into a single location, that is, unless you have a POP3 email account. While most email providers have updated...

Introducing Windows 8: How to Rename an Account in Mail

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 06.11.2012
When you add an email account into Mail, the app automatically configures the name of the account to match the account provider. That means you're likely to see accounts named Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo or others such as that. While that makes perfect sense and will work quite well for most...

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

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 01.11.2012
Once you get your hands on a copy of Windows 8, you'll notice it comes packaged with a few useful apps to get you started. These apps aren't the standard Desktop applications you're used to, they're Windows 8 apps, and they're nothing like anything Windows has offered before. The first...
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Introducing Windows 8: How to Configure App Notifications

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 31.10.2012
Have you ever had an appointment that you remembered about 15 minutes after it was past? Have you ever had an important email message that sat in your inbox far longer than it should have? If you've known these annoyances in the past, you don't have to repeat the experience....