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  • Windows 8.1 Tips & Tricks

    tipsntricksA great deal of people received new gadgets over the holiday season and are now sitting in front of a tablet, laptop or desktop running Windows 8 or 8.1. Now if your new device is still running windows 8 do yourself a favor an update to 8.1 as soon as possible. It is a free update and makes a huge difference on the usability of the operating system and will make a huge difference for new users who have never used Windows 8 before. If your system is running Windows 8 still here is a tutorial from Microsoft that will get you updated to 8.1 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/update-from-windows-8-tutorial. Continue reading

  • How To Run Your Favorite Android Apps on Windows

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    I have a friend of mine who has always been a diehard Android fan when it came to his cell phones and tablets, but always windows for his laptop. While he was over visiting we got to talking about Windows 8 running on a tablet. So I let him play around with one of my tablets. He started asking a million and one questions and for the next couple of weeks he kept emailing and texting me questions about different systems and configurations that they offer windows 8 on. Continue reading

  • How-To Set A Universal Background in Windows 8.1

    In Windows 8 the start screen used a different background image than the desktop.  Some people liked this while others hated it.  Personally I didn’t like it because I felt it caused an in-continuity between the desktop and the start screen.  Fortunately in Windows 8.1 there is an option called universal background to allow them both to use the same background. Continue reading

  • How-To Boot to the Desktop in Windows 8.1

    When Windows 8 was released a lot of people complained about the differences in the user interface compared to older versions of Windows. One of the biggest complaints that I heard when dealing with new users when it came to Windows 8 was the fact that it no longer booted to the desktop; it went directly to the new start screen. Surprisingly Microsoft listened to the user complaints and corrected this in Windows 8.1. Only problem is finding the option. Continue reading

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