Modern times, modern options. If you have installed the upcoming Update 1 (also known as the Spring 2014 Update) for Windows 8.1, then you are already aware of the new options that Microsoft has built for the Start Screen. These basically are designed to make it easier for keyboard and mouse users to use the operating...

Like most things in life there are two type of Windows 8.1 users. Those who live and breathe the Modern UI, and those that stay as far away from Metro and like to spend their time in the tried and tested traditional desktop environment. Sure, these can then be further divided into the uncompromising and those that...

Fan of Windows 8 on your computer, but still stuck with an Android phone for some reason? Or want to give someone you know that uses an Android device a taste of what they are missing? There are a number of simple tricks you can use to turn your Android tablet or phone into a pocket sized Windows 8 PC — or something...

Ever felt the need to make clips of short sections of a video you are watching? Welcome to the club. The needs are many, sending a small video to your friends and family, inserting it into presentations, or just save a portion of a video as a copy. For better or for worse (probably the latter) this is easier said than...

Those that live by the sword, die by the sword. Same goes for fans of Metro UI in Microsoft’s modern operating systems. Most fans of the new environment have completely transitioned to the new Start Screen and shiny new features like Live Tiles and charms. But if you are the type that still lives and breathes the...

Microsoft may have added a million and one features in the newer versions of Windows, but there is still room for some slight improvements here and there. This hold particularly true for power users. And if you are one such power user and spend a substantial amount of time in Explorer then a bit of tabbed management...

So a pretty obvious tip here but this one is based on my recent experience. I recently upgraded my primary PC to Windows 8 Pro and made the mistake of doing the actual upgrade as opposed to a clean install. To set the context, I am an online marketer and a techie as well so I have more apps and files on my PC than you...

The good folks at Windows8update.com have just released a new Windows 8 eBook that’s free to the public. The eBook called “Windows 8 – The Top 50 Questions and Answers you need to make a decision” was formerly sold at the price of $9.95 a few months ago. Now it’s available for free as long as you share on either FaceBook,...

Training Site Lynda has a new online course out right now. It’s called Windows 8 Essential Training. Windows 8 is a significant departure from previous versions of the operating system, offering new mobile integration, cloud storage, and security enhancements. This course shows you all the essential features...

I found this demo showing differences in boot speed between Windows 8 and Windows 7.  Ignoring the hokey music for a second, the difference in boot speed is quite dramatic on a Toshiba Satellite 300 with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of DDR Ram and 320GB Hard drive. I’ll give the spoiler after the video below, but...