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Tutorials, how-to guides, and blog posts about using Windows. How to use laptops, tablets, PCs, and other gadgets with Windows.

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...

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...

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...
Language

How to Install and Enable a New Display Language in Windows 8

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.11.2012
Not too long ago, we wrote a tutorial on how to add or remove keyboard input languages in Windows 8. To continue with the topic of working with languages, I would like to show how to install and enable additional display languages. I'm sure many...

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...

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...
Windows 10 Notifications

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...

Introducing Windows 8: The Complete Guide to the Windows Store

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 18.10.2012
The Windows Store is Redmond's answer to the Apple Store and Google Play. Users can visit it to download new Windows 8 apps and update their existing apps. While the Store is a bit sparsely stocked as of now, offerings are sure to expand as...

How to Remove a Trusted Windows 8 PC From Your Microsoft Account

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 12.10.2012
Having a trusted PC is a great asset to a Microsoft account holder. It allows you to synchronize passwords between trusted Windows 8 PCs and also makes managing your account easier. Rather than having to prove your identity by accessing an email or phone, Microsoft...

Introducing Windows 8: How to Trust a PC Using Your Microsoft Account

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 11.10.2012
If you are a Microsoft account holder, one of the first things you should do after creating the user account is to add your PC as trusted. From an account security standpoint, having a trusted computer gives you a secure place from which you can...
Printer

The Geek's Way of Managing Printers - The Print Management Console

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 21.09.2012
Have you heard about the Print Management console in Windows 7 and Windows 8? I did but I ignored it blissfully for years. Until recently when, by chance, it stirred up my attention. I began to use it and I loved it. Therefore I decided...

Introducing Windows 8: 7 Tips for Working with Apps

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 20.09.2012
Windows 8 apps are applications that run in full screen mode in Windows 8. They can provide both basic and advanced functionality, depending on how they were designed. But, at least so far, they provide basic functionality just like apps you'd use on your iOS...

How to Use Desktop Gadgets in Windows 8 with 8GadgetPack

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 17.09.2012
In one of our previous articles, we mentioned that Windows 8 has removed a few features from Windows 7, even though they were used by quite a few people. One of the most important missing features in Windows 8 is desktop gadgets. Therefore, I searched...
Wi-Fi

How to Manage Wireless Network Connections & Profiles in Windows 8

  • tutorial
  • Robert Kingsley
  • 12.09.2012
When you connect to a wireless network, the network's security information, settings and password are automatically stored on your computer in the form of a network profile. This profile allows Windows to connect automatically the next time this network is in range. In previous versions...
Windows 7

9 Windows 7 Features & Applications That No Longer Exist in Windows 8

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 11.09.2012
Many websites have covered what's new in Windows 8 but very few have covered the tools and features that were included in Windows 7 that no longer exist in Windows 8. That's why I decided to make a side by side comparison and identify the...

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7, Windows Vista or Earlier

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 23.08.2012
While some users will prefer to install Windows 8 alongside Windows 7 or another version of Windows, others will want to make a straight upgrade and use only Windows 8. For those users, I prepared this step by step guide on how to upgrade to...
Windows logo

Download the Windows 8 Logo & Other Windows 8 Icons

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 21.08.2012
Do you want to use the Windows 8 logo as an icon on your computer? Are you interested in using other icons found in the final version of Windows 8? We extracted, converted and packaged together some of the Windows 8 specific icons, in a...