One of the best hidden features of Windows 7 (and Windows Vista too) has found its way to Windows 8 – the very secret, and less-known, GodMode. Think of it as a special dedicated folder that provides access to pretty much all computer settings. It provides easy access to every feature that is built into Windows 8,...

Well, my Surface Tablet arrived one day early. It was due on Melbourne Cup Day, a public holiday here in Australia and it was delivered the day before. The packaging was first class. My neighbor an Apple fan suggested Microsoft was emulating Apple in this regard. I unpacked it and sure enough the Touch Cover attached...

This applet manages the ability of your computer to save or consume electricity. You can select a pre-defined power plan to increase the performance or power efficiency of the system. You can specify how much time a system should remain idle before going to sleep. You can select what physical actions like pressing...

Windows provides a plethora of customizations to the taskbar. You can change the position of the taskbar, customize how the items should look on the taskbar, change its size, change its display status, etc. All these customizations are provided by this Control Panel applet. How to Launch It Open the traditional...

Any person working on a computer has to manage several hardware components connected to it. They might be the components embedded inside the computer, or external hardware devices like pen drives, printers, scanners, mobile phone, etc. Usually, your computer will automatically handle any connected hardware, like...

Everybody wants to protect their personal data. You might possess digital data – documents, images, videos, etc. – that you don’t want anyone else to access; not even your family members (I won’t ask why!). This wish usually doesn’t become reality if you have a publicly accessible system. BitLocker to the rescue! It is...

Microsoft regularly dispatches updates to Windows. These updates fill any exposed security holes in OS, provide stability to OS, and also protect your system from malwares. Given the critical importance of such updates, there is a separate Control Panel applet to manage Windows updates. How to Launch It Open the...

A user account is an identity of a user in a computer system. The account of a user bears his/her name (hopefully) and his/her picture. Also, each user has a different need of a system. One may only want to use it to watch movies and to browse on internet. Such a user doesn’t, or rather, shouldn’t need too much...

If you have children at home for whom you want to restrict the access to PC, then this applet is your friend. Windows provides facility to restrict a user account so that it can access only certain type of content, use PC only certain amount of time and only at certain time and use only certain apps. All these filters...

The good folks at Winbeta got their hands on a copy of Windows 8 RTM and decided to make a silent video about it. No lie, it’s silent. Here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9akf69l4A84 If you are wondering what Windows 8 actually looks like (or will look like), here it is. Source