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Windows 8 Apps Don’t Connect to Your Google/Gmail Account?

Windows 8 Apps Don’t Connect to Your Google/Gmail Account?

Do you have troubles with any of these Windows 8 apps: People, Messaging, Calendar or Mail? You can't get them to connect to your Google account and access your contacts, email or calendar? This tutorial will help you solve this problem. IMPORTANT NOTE: As of January 30, 2013, Google decided to drop Google Sync support for their free Gmail accounts. This means that you
How to Stop the Shut Down Procedure from Completing

How to Stop the Shut Down Procedure from Completing

Does it happen that sometimes, you remember that you need to do one more thing, just as soon as you hit the shut down button? Would you like to find a way to stop the shutdown procedure from completing? Luckily, we have some solutions that can help. Here are the ways you can stop a Windows shut down from completing. Stop the Shut Down
Reviewing the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse

Reviewing the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse

We would like to start our series of reviews of Windows oriented gadgets with a very good looking device: the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse. Even though this product has been launched at the end of 2010, it is still one of the best looking mice you can find on the market. I have used it for more than a year and, in this, review I
How to Backup and Restore Windows Vault Passwords

How to Backup and Restore Windows Vault Passwords

One way to use the Credential Manager is to export your Windows credentials to another Windows computer, or to back them up and import them after you reinstall Windows, so that you don't have to manually type them again. This can be useful in some scenarios and we would like to show how to backup Windows credentials and restore them when needed. Backup Your
The Book Steve Jobs Would Not Have Approved: The Biography of Steve Jobs

The Book Steve Jobs Would Not Have Approved: The Biography of Steve Jobs

Reading the title of this book review - I'm sure you have an ironic smile on your face. Why would a blog about Windows, for Windows users, review a book about Steve Jobs? Because no matter how much he berated Microsoft and Windows, Steve Jobs had a great influence on the tech world and contributed to the exciting & privileged context in which we find
Roundup of Software Uninstallers - Reviewing IObit vs Ashampoo vs Revo

Roundup of Software Uninstallers - Reviewing IObit vs Ashampoo vs Revo

Today you can find lots of software which helps remove programs and clean up leftover files, folders and registry settings. In theory this is a good thing, as it helps eliminate some of the bloat on your Windows computer. But are these solutions really effective at removing all traces? To find out, I tested some of the most popular applications in this niche, both free
Connecting Smartphones to a Windows 7 PC via Bluetooth Device Control

Connecting Smartphones to a Windows 7 PC via Bluetooth Device Control

Bluetooth connections between computers and other devices are often tricky. The experience varies a lot depending on the Bluetooth chip on your computer, the drivers you installed for it and the device you are connecting via Bluetooth. For example, while most normal phones will connect to you computer as described in a previous tutorial, most modern smartphones will not connect that way. The connection is
Transfer Files via Bluetooth Between Phones & Windows 7 PCs

Transfer Files via Bluetooth Between Phones & Windows 7 PCs

Bluetooth is a big topic on our website as lots of people are searching for a good guide on how to connect their computers with other Bluetooth devices such as mobile phones (smart or not), consoles (PSP) or music players. We had an old tutorial which, even though it aimed to be complete, it failed in helping many people. That's why we decided to update
How & Why to Purchase Network Your Computers & Devices Step by Step

How & Why to Purchase Network Your Computers & Devices Step by Step

We are very proud to have published our first book: Network Your Computers & Devices Step by Step. Our publisher is the prestigious Microsoft Press and the book is distributed by O'Reilly Media. If you would like to know how to purchase the book, what you get with your purchase, and what others had to say about it, read on to find out. What
The Best Remaining Desktop Gadgets for Windows 7

The Best Remaining Desktop Gadgets for Windows 7

Microsoft used to maintain a Desktop Gadget Gallery that showcased quite a few gadgets for users interested in using them. However, in preparation for the upcoming Windows 8 launch, Microsoft decided to (as some put it) "stop pretending to support gadgets". For the company, supporting them is no longer a good idea. Windows 8 and the Metro interface is supposed to bring to the Windows
12 Reasons why Windows Explorer in Windows 8 Rocks

12 Reasons why Windows Explorer in Windows 8 Rocks

Windows Explorer has been a weak-spot of both Windows Vista and Windows 7. Many users complained about it being inferior to the version used in Windows XP and a lot more frustrating to work with. Luckily, with Windows 8 things are improving a lot. After using Windows Explorer for a few days in Windows 8 Developer Preview, i can say that it rocks. It is
Geek Tips for Managing Connections to Wireless Networks in Windows 7

Geek Tips for Managing Connections to Wireless Networks in Windows 7

Do you need to set priorities for Windows 7 about which wireless networks to connect to, automatically? Do you need to make it stop connecting each time it detects certain networks? Do you want to modify the connection settings for a wireless network? Answers to all these questions are found in this article. Opening the Manage Wireless Networks Window In order to access and
Password Security - Turn Your Dumb Habits Into Geek Habits

Password Security - Turn Your Dumb Habits Into Geek Habits

When it comes to computing habits, people are always bad at security and passwords. We keep reusing the same password(s) over and over again and we don't realize how easy we make it for the bad guys to steal our credit card details and other important information. Even after the big fiasco that was the hacking of the PlayStation Network, both people and companies remain
Installing a USB Wireless Adapter on a Desktop Computer

Installing a USB Wireless Adapter on a Desktop Computer

If you want to get rid of wires in your home, you will be tempted to use USB wireless network adapters on your desktop computers. If you want to do this, then you should know that installing such adapters can bring a bit of trouble at times. That's why we created this tutorial, to guide you through the process of installing a USB wireless network
Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connection Problems by Yourself

Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connection Problems by Yourself

Lots of people have issues with wireless network connections and they don't know how to fix them. If you have access to an Internet connection, at least you can Google things and find some help. But what do you do when the wireless connection you have trouble connecting to is the only that can give you Internet access. Well... you can read & learn our
The Geeky Way of Personalizing Windows Themes

The Geeky Way of Personalizing Windows Themes

Did you know that, beyond the basic personalisation of Windows themes, there's a slightly more hidden but more powerful way to customize visual settings? With the help of the Window Color and Appearance window, you can change the background color used by certain applications, you can increase the size of the scroll bar or change the fonts used for menus. This tutorial will show how
Fix Windows Explorer Annoyances in Windows 7 with Classic Shell

Fix Windows Explorer Annoyances in Windows 7 with Classic Shell

Many of you complained about bugs being still active in Windows Explorer, even after a lot of time since the Windows 7 launch. We read your complaints and we tried to find fixes for them. Today, we are happy to present a free tool called Classic Shell, which can help you fix some of the most annoying bugs in Windows Explorer: the jumping folders in
Configure the Windows Explorer Viewing Templates for Libraries

Configure the Windows Explorer Viewing Templates for Libraries

In previous articles, we've shown how to edit a viewing template and how to apply it to any folder and its sub-folders. To complete the picture, we will show how to edit and change the viewing template used for any library in Windows 7. Step 1: Configure the Viewing Template on a Folder Windows Explorer has five types of viewing templates it applies to