The tried and tested Control Panel and the modern new PC Settings may have been woven from the same cloth, but they provide a different set of options, making both a necessity for desktop users. The former offers a myriad of features to manage a computer, while its Metro counterpart, obviously, handles the management...

Refinement is the name of the game in Windows 8.1 Update 1. Instead of bundling in dozens of new features, Microsoft looks set on enhancing and optimizing the current features in the two distinct environments of its modern OS. And not only does this mean comprehensive improvements for keyboard and mouse users of...

Today’s Windows 8.1 Preview bug report has us on an issue that is causing high usage of RAM on some computers that have installed the public preview version of the operating system. The likely culprit is a memory leak of sorts in the system process. According to users who have reported the bug on Microsoft’s support...

Scaling on high resolution screens has been a bit of a nag on vanilla Windows 8 since release, and users of the operating system had already raised the issue to Microsoft Surface team a few months back. The software titan acknowledged this and promised better DPI scaling in Windows 8.1. And even though the de facto...

The public preview version of Windows 8.1 has not only added many things, it has also removed a number of features. One of the more immediately notable omissions is the Messaging app. And now it seems that the test version has also removed a feature that first became part of the operating system with Windows Vista in...

Windows 8.1 comes with a dedicated option that allows users to skip the Start screen and boot directly to the desktop when they start their computers or Windows powered devices. Additionally, a separate setting opens up the possibility of launching an “All Apps” mode on the Start screen that displays all the...

It is easy to forget that the recently released preview version of Windows 8.1 is at the end of the day just a test build. A public test build — but still a test version of a very complicated operating system. And the newly released Windows 8.1 Preview indeed has several bugs and even lacks specific features. What...

Microsoft will soon be launching the Preview version of Windows 8.1, which will be made available for download for Windows 8 users via the integrated Windows Store. With the launch date of the preview version fast approaching (June 26 at the BUILD conference), the software titan has offered some more details for users...

Oh, what would we do without a regular dose of Windows 8.1 screenshots? The latest one to mark its arrival reveals an interesting new feature that Microsoft is working on. Speaking of which, the software titan did actually disclose a whole bunch of features and enhancements it had lined up for its upcoming operating...

Microsoft also provided new details about both PC settings and Internet Explorer 11. In Windows 8.1, the updated PC Settings give you access to all your settings on your device without having to go to the Control Panel on the desktop. You’ll be able to do things like change your display resolution, set power options,...