Keep track of the Apps that were installed on Windows 8.1 devices
If you use Windows 8.1 on more than one device and you try lots of apps, you will quickly lose track of the apps that you have installed on your devices. Luckily, the Windows Store has a nice feature that allows you to view all the apps that were installed on all your devices. Here's how to keep track of all your installed apps, using the Your Apps lists available in the Store.
How to view PDF and XPS Files with the Reader App
The Reader app is a free app developed by Microsoft for Windows 8 and 8.1 and it is included in both operating systems. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a tile on the Start screen and most users do not know about its existence. That’s why we have decided to write this tutorial and show how to use it to view PDF or XPS documents or TIFF files. You don’t need to install third-party apps to read PDF files in Windows 8.1. All you have to do is to use the Reader app. Here’s how:
What is WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)?
If you have configured a wireless router on your own, you have encountered the term WPS in its configuration menus. Or you have have seen a button named WPS alongside all the ethernet ports on the router's back. Do you know what WPS is? What does it stand for and how is it used? Which devices and operating systems provide support for WPS? Learn the answers to these questions and more, from this tutorial.
How to connect Windows 8.1 devices to wireless networks via WPS
If you have a Windows 8.1 laptop, tablet or hybrid that you can connect to wireless networks, you may need or want to use the WPS standard to make quicker connections to some networks. If that is the case for you, here's how to connect any Windows 8.1 device to a wireless network by using the WPS feature on any router.
2 Ways to generate the link to a shared network folder or library
When working with shared resources on a network, I have encountered the need to quickly learn the link to a shared network folder and paste it into a chat window or a document I was about to share with others on the same network. Even though they are not very easy to figure out, Windows offers two ways for generating the direct link to any folder or library that is shared with the network. Here's how they work...
How to report problems with Microsoft services
One of the good things about Microsoft's services is that they offer a quick way to report when you have issues. Also, Microsoft provides complete service status history so that you can find out what issues have happened in the past and when they were fixed. If any Microsoft service is not working for you (OneDrive, Outlook.com, Family Safety, etc), here's how to report your problem in just a couple of seconds...
What is the BIOS & what does it do?
If you are a casual computer user, you may have heard about the BIOS, or BIOS failures or Dual - BIOS motherboards, but you may not understand very well what all these terms are. What is a BIOS except a weird-sounding acronym? What does it do and why is it important? If you read this article you will learn the answers to these questions and more.
Find, Install and Review Apps in the Windows 8.1 Store
Windows Store is the place where Windows 8.1 users can find, install and update their apps. Because the Windows Store was launched with Windows 8, it does not yet have a large number of apps, like other app stores from Microsoft's competitors, but their number is increasing steadily. Since nobody wants an operating system without apps, you will want to use the Windows Store to discover and install apps and games of all kinds. In this article we will share how to browse the Store and use it to find apps, learn more about them, install them and review them.
How to use the remote desktop App
Remote Desktop is a free app available in the Windows Store and it is developed by Microsoft for Windows 8 and 8.1 users. This app is very useful when you need remote access to another Windows computer or device. It works both with devices available in your network and devices with public IP addresses that are accessible from the Internet. Here's how to use it to work with remote computers and devices.
Setting the the types of Apps displayed by the Windows 8.1 Store
The Store in Windows 8.1 is generally well organized and user-friendly. It also allows you to set your preferences regarding the apps that it displays or it recommends for you. Setting these preferences is done using the Settings charm in Windows 8.1 Here's how it all works and what exactly you can configure...
How to Take Screenshots in Windows Phone 8 and 8.1
Taking screenshots in Windows Phone has been problematic, at least until the recent release of Windows Phone 8. Now this task can be done with ease, by pressing two buttons on your phone. Also, Windows Phone 8.1 has changed the procedure for taking screenshots, which will confuse users. To learn how to take screenshots in Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, read this quick tutorial.
When OneDrive last synchronized your files & force a manual sync
Even though I like the OneDrive service and I use it a lot in Windows 8.1, there are a few quirks that I have trouble with. One of it is the fact that it is difficult to figure out how to convince OneDrive to manually synchronize your files right now, without waiting for it to discover your newly added files in a couple of minutes. Another quirk is that sometimes you need to know when it performed the last synchronization so that you have an idea whether it has synchronized the latest files you have added or not. Here’s how to do both these things without having to waste time figuring out how to do them on your own.
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 Narrator is all about and how to use it on any desktop computer.
How to quickly Share or bookmark an App
When you discover a cool game or a useful app in the Windows Store, you may want to share it with your friends or co-workers. With the help of the Share charm you can easily share a direct link to an app's page in the Windows Store or a screenshot of it. Here's how it is done:
How to delete to forget wireless network profiles
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?
Windows 8 - 8.1: 7 Ways to Shut Down / Restart
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 all the methods you can use for shutting down a Windows 8. PC or device. You'll discover several new ways of doing this, so read on.
How to resize, move or unpin tiles on the start screen
We all know how important it is to be able to personalize your smartphone and if there's one area where Windows Phone stands out, it is its customizability. In this operating system you can pin, resize, move or unpin any app or shortcut you want, so that you can truly make the Start screen your own. In this tutorial we will share how to resize the tiles on the Start screen, move them around and unpin them when you no longer wish to use them.
Customize the tiles displayed on your Windows 8.1 Start Screen
The Start screen is an important concept in the Windows 8 operating systems. While it may have its share of issues, the principles behind it are good. Also, with each new version of Windows 8, the user experience has been improved. For example, in Windows 8.1 Update 1 Microsoft has further tweaked the way you customize the Start screen. Therefore we decided to share how to customize the Start screen in the latest version of Windows 8.1, on both classic PCs and devices with touch.
How to Pin Anything to Your Windows Phone's Start Screen
Windows Phone users know and appreciate the fact that this operating system offers a very highly customizable Start screen to which you can pin just about anything. Even our team did not realize just how many things can be pinned to it until we tried writing this article. Read it and learn how to pin: apps, games, contacts, groups, chat rooms, Office documents and locations, OneNote notebooks, websites, email folders, maps, music, playlists, videos and photo albums. This is a long list, isn't it?
Shiny rss button creation
This is a shiny rss button creation in illustrator; it has been designed by using simple effect, using different color and technique. You have to follow only five step carefully and sure you reach on final result.