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Top 7 Free Games For Windows 8.1 That Are Found In The Store

Top 7 Free Games For Windows 8.1 That Are Found In The Store

Do you have a tablet or a hybrid device with Windows 8.1 that you want to use to have fun playing games? Do you first want to try some games without having to pay for them, just to get a feel of what's available in the Windows Store? Luckily, the Windows Store offers both free and commercial games, some of which are of great quality.
A Geek's Quest To Quitting Coffee - How I Managed To Pull It Off

A Geek's Quest To Quitting Coffee - How I Managed To Pull It Off

Have you ever found yourself getting through a day with excruciating headaches and then remembering that you forgot to drink coffee? You're not the only one. There is a very large number of people trying to quit coffee. A simple Google search yields a comparable number of results for "quit coffee", "quit alcohol" and "quit drugs". Impressive, right? Yet, nobody really pays attention to this
Reviewing ASUS RT-AC87U - The WiFi Router Batman Would Use

Reviewing ASUS RT-AC87U - The WiFi Router Batman Would Use

When we have learned about the latest router from ASUS - RT-AC87U and its impressive specifications, we really wanted to get a chance to test it. Reading its specifications, we couldn't feel anything but excitement and, after unboxing it, we jokingly said that this is the WiFi router Batman would use. :) But is this true? Is this router as impressive as its specs would
ASUS Transformer Book T200 Review - Is It Better Than The T100?

ASUS Transformer Book T200 Review - Is It Better Than The T100?

ASUS has been kind enough to send us one of their newest Transformer Book devices. It is the big brother of the T100 that we tested a while ago - the new ASUS Transformer Book T200. We were very curious to learn what's different about this device and whether it is a worthy upgrade over its predecessor. We've tested it for a week and today
Reviewing Linksys WRT1900AC - Is this the best router in the world?

Reviewing Linksys WRT1900AC - Is this the best router in the world?

Linksys WRT1900AC is the modern successor of the iconic Linksys WRT54G - one of the most popular routers ever made. It has a very similar look to its predecessor and the most impressive hardware specifications we've seen so far on a wireless router. Some even said that this router is the best in the world. You can imagine that we were very excited to test
How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

While connecting to a broadcasting wireless network in Windows is a very simple process, the same can't be said of a hidden network. By not broadcasting its SSID (service set identifier), or network name, a hidden network is not visible in the list of available networks you can access from your computer. You'll need to know the SSID, as well as all of the other
How to Connect to Wireless Networks in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

How to Connect to Wireless Networks in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Windows 8 and 8.1 provide a simple interface for connecting to wireless networks. The procedure varies depending on whether or not the network broadcasts its name (also known as SSID - Service Set Identifier). If the name is broadcast, connecting to the network is as simple as entering a password. But enough talk, let's see how it works: NOTE: Because the process is very
How to Delete or Forget Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 8.1

How to Delete or Forget Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 8.1

As soon as I installed Windows 8.1 on my laptop, I noticed a pretty big annoyance: the absence of the "Forget this network" option in the Networks pane. I was left with no intuitive way of removing wireless networks that no longer worked because their password has been changed. How do you get around this problem and remove wireless networks in Windows 8.1? Let's find
Does ReadyBoost Work? Does It Improve Performance for Slower PCs?

Does ReadyBoost Work? Does It Improve Performance for Slower PCs?

The theory behind ReadyBoost is that it helps speed up older computers with low amounts of RAM memory. However, nobody knows how much of an impact this technology has, so we decided to make our own measurements and learn whether ReadyBoost has a positive impact or not. Read on to learn what we have found: The PCs Used for the Test Comparison We used
35 Keyboard Shortcuts That Increase Your Productivity in Windows 8.1

35 Keyboard Shortcuts That Increase Your Productivity in Windows 8.1

While using Windows 8.1's user interface might require some time to accommodate, the tasks of navigating through the operating system and its new apps can be simplified by using the keyboard shortcuts that Microsoft has made available. The shortcuts shared in this article were chosen by us while thinking what apps or settings you might access or use on a regular basis. They are simple
How to Use the Action Center in Windows 8 & 8.1 to Keep Your PC Secure

How to Use the Action Center in Windows 8 & 8.1 to Keep Your PC Secure

The Action Center was first introduced in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and, since then, it has been constantly updated. In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 it offers many of the old and familiar options but also some exciting new ones, aiming to further increase the security and stability of your system. In this tutorial I will show how to open the Action Center in
How to Create a Recovery Drive on a USB Memory Stick in Windows 8 & 8.1

How to Create a Recovery Drive on a USB Memory Stick in Windows 8 & 8.1

Both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 offer a new tool for creating recovery drives on all kinds of devices, from USB flash drives, to external hard disks to partitions on your computer's internal hard disk. This is a big step forward from the manual and error prone procedure you had to go through in Windows 7. In this tutorial I will show how to use
How to Boot to the Desktop in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

How to Boot to the Desktop in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

Microsoft did not provide any support for setting Windows 8 to boot straight to the Desktop and skip the new Start screen. There was no registry setting available, no group policy and most of the hacks that worked with the test versions of Windows 8 do not work in the final version. Since many people want this feature in Windows 8, Microsoft gave in and,
How to Install Windows 8.1 RTM On Your Computer

How to Install Windows 8.1 RTM On Your Computer

If you have gotten your hands on Windows 8.1, the final version (build 9600) or on any of the leaked builds, you can install it using this step by step guide. We will cover each step of the process and share useful information regarding more special installation scenarios. What to Expect from Windows 8.1 There are many new things in Windows 8.1. Some were
5 Reasons Why the Windows Firewall is One of the Best Firewalls

5 Reasons Why the Windows Firewall is One of the Best Firewalls

Since we launched 7 Tutorials, we have tested lots of security products. Over the years, we learned a lot about what it means to provide a good security product and, we also learned that the Windows Firewall is one of the best firewalls available. Here are five reasons why we believe that the Windows Firewall is awesome: 1. The Windows Firewall Offers the Best
How to Install a Windows 7 or 8 Network Shared Printer in Mac OS X

How to Install a Windows 7 or 8 Network Shared Printer in Mac OS X

Installing Windows network shared printers in Mac OS X is easier than it used to be. However, some users will need a bit of help the first time they go through this procedure. To help them out, we decided to publish this detailed step by step tutorial. NOTE: This guide was updated for Mac OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8). Important Prerequisites - To
How to Use Special Characters in Windows with Character Map

How to Use Special Characters in Windows with Character Map

What do you do when you have to insert special characters that can't be found on your keyboard? You use the Character Map tool found both in Windows 7 and Windows 8. It allows you to insert scientific notations, mathematical operators, currency symbols and characters from languages like Japanese Hiragana , Katakana, Korean Hanji and others. In this tutorial, I will show how to find