This week we had plenty of news about Windows 9 and some of its upcoming features. Some of them are really exciting. Also, we have learned that Microsoft will quit using the Nokia and Windows Phone brands in the future. Are you intrigued? If you are, then you must read this week's recap.
Since Windows 8 and Windows Phone were released, having a Microsoft account has become essential to a complete computing experience. We have already discussed this concept and the pros and cons of using a Microsoft account, so we won't do that again. However, some readers asked us to share what they can do when they forget their Microsoft account password. How can they get back into Windows and log into their devices? Luckily, Microsoft has made things simple by providing an online password reset tool. Here's how to use it:
Even though the Internet Explorer 11 app in Windows 8.1 is a simple, touch oriented version of the desktop browser, it still has a lot of configuration options, that could be hard to understand for users who are just starting to use it. This is the reason why, in this article we will share all the configuration options that are available in the Internet Explorer 11 app and explain them as best we can.
If you created a password reset disk in Windows as soon as you set up your computer or device, can be a lifesaver if you actually manage to forget your password later on. As you will see from this guide, using the Password Reset Wizard is very easy and anyone can reset the Windows password in a matter of seconds. Here's how it works:
The human memory is fantastic. You can encode, store and retrieve information when needed very quickly but, unlike your computer's memory, it is not perfect. It lacks a basic feature: it doesn't have permanent storage. Unfortunately, passwords make no exceptions and you might be in a situation when you don't remember your Windows password. Don't worry, Windows comes to your rescue. If you forget your Windows password, you can use a password reset disk to create a new one, so you don't lose access to your apps and files. Obviously, the password reset disk must be created before you forget the password, otherwise the tool is useless.
Now that the Files app is avaialble for Windows Phone devices, we can use it to manage our files and folders with ease. Goodbye having to connect to a computer in order to perform basic file management tasks. Here's how to use this app to open files and folders, delete them, rename them, share them, move them around and view their properties.
We love the Lumia 520 and so do milions of people worldwide. It is a great and affordable smartphone that sold in record numbers. You can imagine how curious we were about the Lumia 530 when we first heard about it. This new model has big shoes to fill and we couldn't wait to test it. Luckily, we managed to get our hands on it and we have used it for 10 days. Today we are ready to share our conclusions in this review, one of the first in the world for this smartphone.
Windows Live Movie Maker makes it easy to create photo slideshows and home movies in seconds. Your OneDrive makes it easy to publish and share your movies. Friends, family and anyone else who has permission to view your OneDrive will be able to view, play and share your Windows Live Movie Maker movies directly from their web browsers. In this tutorial, I'll show how to upload a Windows Live Movie Maker video to OneDrive and share it with your contacts.
Windows 8.1 comes with the OneDrive service built-in but Windows 7, since it was created a couple of years ago, wasn't designed with such tight OneDrive integration in mind. However, this doesn't mean that you cannot use this service in Windows 7 to synchronize your files across devices and computers. Microsoft offers a very good application for this operating system and, in this tutorial, we will share how it works.
Although technology has evolved a lot and computers nowadays possess a rather high processing power, you might come across certain software that is either poorly optimized or just requires lots of resources. This can happen either at work, while using your daily office applications or at home, while enjoying a movie, playing a game or engaging in other entertaining activities. In such scenarios, you might just benefit from using software that automatically manages the resource consumption of your computer in order to improve your experience depending on the scenario you are in. One of the most interesting features that are found in the 2015 version of Bitdefender products is named Profiles. This feature automatically optimizes your system's settings, so that you get the best experience possible, depending on what you are doing. Here's how it works:
This week there was lots of good news about Windows Phone. We have both new devices (including the Selfie smartphone) and new accessories being announced. Also, new information and rumors have surfaced about Windows 9. It was a very interesting week and we highly recommend that you read our recap.
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