Oops! I forgot to tell you about the On-Screen Keyboard. This is another keyboard available through Windows 8. You can access it by typing “On-Screen keyboard” on your Start screen. To add its icon to both the Start screen and the Taskbar right click on it and select “Add to Taskbar” and “Pin to...

In this blog I’ll cover what I’ve learnt about the Windows 8 Touch keyboard. There are several different types of touch keyboards available with Windows 8 providing you have a touch screen. The Touch Screen is available for the conventional touch screen computer and of course for the Surface tablet. The Touch...

Are you interested in Windows 8 but afraid to make the jump because of potential gaming issues? For many gamers, it makes sense to stick with the same OS on their gaming rig for as long as possible in order to avoid potential problems from making a platform switch. This is probably why Windows XP gaming...

TheVerge is reporting that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system will include a new set of parental controls. The so called “Kid’s Corner” option will be a separate Start screen environment designed for children to access apps, videos, games, and music that is shared by a parent. Windows Phone owners will...

It goes without saying that Windows 8 is very different from previous versions of the Windows Operating System. A lot of small businesses liked Windows XP, skipped Windows Vista and now love Windows 7. With Windows 8 being released in October 26th, a lot of businesses will be curious about some of the new...

According to Microsoft, Windows 8 will play nice with legacy hardware and even works better on older machines than Vista and 7. I have previously tested this theory with a Pentium 3 machine that was able to run Windows 8 (though not very well). It is nice to see that Microsoft is supporting a wide variety of...

A few days ago Microsoft revealed some details about its upcoming Windows 8 app store. It will use the same marketing model as Apple 30% cut for Microsoft, and a 70% cut for developers. A feature that is unlike Apple is that it also allows for open source apps to be distributed in the store. A developer can...

On nearly every virtual corner of the Internet malware and spyware lurk, just waiting to infect our precious computing devices. Before the Internet, viruses were much less common and much harder to spread. In today’s world you are pretty much asking for your computer to die if you don’t have any form of...

As you might have heard, Microsoft removed the conventional Start menu from Windows 8. If you you’d like your start menu back in Windows 8, here is a simple way to get it back. You have to edit the Windows Registry to enable the old Start menu in Windows 8. Step 1: Open Run dialog (use Windows + R), type...

It’s never a certain bet to put faith in a beta version of any software, let alone a Windows operating system. The pre-release of windows 8 already shows promising results and many have faith in its potential ability to outsmart its predecessors. Quick boot History has shown us that every version of windows...