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Reviewing the ASUS RT-N18U Router - High-End Hardware for a Mid-Range Price

Asus has recently launched a very interesting single-band router: RT-N18U - a router that works using only the 2.4 GHz frequency, it has the hardware power of more expensive routers and it is reasonably priced. Its characteristics led us to believe that this might be the fastest...

Reviewing the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi EA6900 Router - Is This a Smart Router?

This is the first time we get the chance to test and review a router from Linksys and, luckily, we are reviewing a premium model which promises great performance and plenty of features: the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi EA6900 router. As you would expect, this is a dual-band router with...

5 Things You Can Do with the Travel App in Windows 8.1

As summer is coming with quick steps, it is also the time of year to start planning your holiday. The Internet provides a limitless resource for travel information, so much that it feels a bit overwhelming. For this reason, we have decided to test the Travel app that...

How to Set Your Default Programs in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Many of us prefer to use the same program to open certain types of files. For example, you may like to use Photo Gallery to open pictures and Windows Media Player to open music and videos. Or you may have third-party software that you like better. Fortunately,...

Introducing Windows 8.1: What is the Apps View & How to Use It

You will notice many of our tutorials referencing the Apps View from Windows 8.1. You can think of it as a full-screen Start Menu, organized in a similar way to the Start Menu in Windows 7 but with more options on how to display the list of programs...

How to Perform Natural Language Searches in Windows 8.1

With the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has introduced a new way of searching, named Smart Search. It is designed to make search easier and better for users. When performing a search, the list of results includes not only local results like your own files and apps but...

Learn the Serial Number, ID & Operating System Version of Your Xbox One

In case you have issues with your Xbox One and you need to return it to the warranty service or you simply need to talk with customer support, you might need to learn and use at least one of the following technical details: the serial number for your Xbox One, the console ID, the...

How to Use the Camera App in Windows 8.1 with Your Webcam

The Camera app is preinstalled in Windows 8.1. If your computer or device has a webcam, you can easily use the Camera app to take photos and record videos, or you can use it to update the picture of your Microsoft account. In this tutorial I'm going to show you how...

Set the Internet Explorer Version You Want as the Default in Windows 8.1

Each new version of Windows also comes with a new version of Internet Explorer. Windows 8.1 upgrades all users to Internet Explorer 11 which comes in two versions: an app version that is very suitable for devices with touch and the desktop version you know from...

How to Start And Configure Narrator Through PC Settings in Windows 8.1

In previous articles, I have talked about the Narrator tool in Windows 8.1 and how it has been vastly improved from the Windows 7 version. In Windows 8.1 it's actually worth using and there are plenty of options to make it work your way. Narrator will read...

Reviewing the ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 USB Adapter

In this review I take a close look at another wireless adapter from ASUS. This time I have tested ASUS USB-AC56 - a USB adapter which was designed to work on both desktop computers and laptops. After a couple of days of regular use, I can share my conclusions. Read on to learn...

How to Use the Narrator on Windows 8.1 Desktop PCs

If you tried to use the Narrator application in Windows 7, you know it wasn't quite ready for prime time. Fortunately, Microsoft has made some great improvements in Narrator for Windows 8.1, basically turning it into a whole new program. Let's see what the new...

7 Ways to Shut Down or Restart a Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 PC or Device

When you first use Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you will have a hard time figuring out how to shut down or restart your computer. Only Windows 8.1 Update improves the situation and offers an intuitive and "in your face" menu for shutting down your device. In this guide I will share...