Tech Lolz: Halloween in a box, a speaker-box!

weird soundsPoltergeists, ghosts, zombies, witches, vampires and what not. This is what you might see going along the street in this time of the year. That doesn't necessarily freak you out now, does it? Well what about if you do not have to go out but still encounter one of the above without a possible or reasonable explanation? Would that freak you out? Don't be a hero for nothing. If you were the guy in this week's episode you would reconsider your priorities and faith. You would reconsider the fine line between the "dead" and the "living". In other words, you would crawl right back to your mommy.

Prestigio MultiPad Visconte 3 Review - A Good & Affordable Windows 8.1 Tablet

Prestigio MultiPad Visconte 3Prestigio is a multinational company that’s headquartered in Cyprus which sells all kinds of gadgets from tablets to smartphones and eBook readers. The company has recently announced a new generation of Windows 8.1 tablets, the latest addition being the MultiPad Visconte 3. It is a low-cost, affordable tablet, that comes with Windows 8.1 with Bing preinstalled. The tablet is rather exciting, both in terms of design and specifications. It comes in multiple variants, that differ in the storage they provide and the inclusion of a built-in 3G connectivity. We got our hands on the version with 16GB of storage, Wi-Fi only. Read this review to learn more about this device and what it has to offer.

When Is Each Sound From A Windows Sound Scheme Played?

soundA few days ago, one of our readers asked us an interesting question: "is there a place where I can check when does a Windows sound play?". While we have shown how to customize the sound scheme in Windows, we did not talk about when each system sound is played. That's why we decided to answer this question and detail when each system sound is played by Windows. Let's get started:

The Best 5 Free Weather Apps for Windows Phone

WeatherIf you have returned home soaking wet because the forecast said it will be sunny with 0% chance of rain and you didn't feel like taking an umbrella, this is the right article for you. There's not much you can do about the weather but at least we can keep you informed, so we searched and tested several weather apps to recommend as our top 5. Our choices are primarily focused on weather, can be used for more locations, have good reviews (at least 3 stars), they are free and they look good. Let's see what we have found:

Why Are There Two Desktop.ini Files On My Desktop & What Do They Do?

filesIf you've set Windows to display all the files on your computer, including those that are hidden and those that are protected by the operating system, you will notice on your Desktop two hidden Desktop.ini files. Why are there 2 files with the same name on your Desktop? How can that be? What purpose do they serve? In this article we will shed some light on this matter, so read on to find the answers you seek.

Enhance The Lock Screen Of Your Windows Phone With Live Lock Screen

Lock ScreenThe Windows Phone operating system has a beautiful lock screen that can be customized to add both notifications and useful information. However, for some people its customization options are not enough and they want even more personalization. That's why Microsoft has released a beta version of their Live Lock Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1 This app replaces the default lock screen with a new one that can customized in multiple ways. Let's take an in-depth look at the Live Lock Screen app, learn how it works and how to configure it.

9 Tips That Help You Use The Windows Taskbar More Productively

TaskbarThe Windows taskbar is an underappreciated tool which, when used properly, can have a very positive impact on your productivity. You can quickly start pinned applications, switch between multiple instances of an application, open a file with a specific application and so on. In this guide we would like to share several tips and tricks that will help you use the taskbar more productively. Let’s get started:

Introducing Windows 8.1: How To Use The Scan App To Scan Documents

Scan appIn Windows 8.1 Microsoft has included a new modern app that you can use to quickly scan documents and pictures. All you need is a scanner that's connected to your Windows 8.1 PC or device and the new Scan app that's included with the operating system. Here's how this app works and how you can configure its settings.

Best of the Web for Windows Users – 19 - 25 October 2014

This week Microsoft has shared their financial results for their latest quarter and they were nothing short of impressive. Also, they have announced that they are replacing the Nokia branding for smartphones with Microsoft Lumia and have revealed details about their new design. Also, a new build for Windows 10 Preview has been made available which brings some new features as well as new bugs. To learn about this news and more, read this week's recap. We have plenty of good reading recommendations for you.

How To Update The BIOS Of Your Computer's Motherboard In 5 Steps

BIOSOne of the most important things that you should not mess up is updating the BIOS of your computer's motherboard. Yes, the process is not that complicated even though it is not easy either but there are so many things to you must get right, that it might seem overwhelming. We decided to help and share a list of best practices that will help you update the BIOS without problems from your very first try. Let's get started:

Tech Lolz: Washing Your Belongings, Both Non-Digital And Digital

washing gadgetsIn my life I have washed many things and I don't want to hear even one misogynistic joke about that. :) However, never have I managed to just wash what I initially intended to. It's because I never check the pockets for stuff. I find that as the most useless thing to do, especially in our country. Romanian money is made of plastic, so mainly it will do it good, condoms are rubber and are also wrapped up, napkins… well who has used napkins in their pocket? So yes, for these small reasons, I never check the pockets of my clothes before washing them. And I regret nothing. However, I'm not sure how I would react in the case of this week's episode. Let's see what this is all about:

ASUS EeeBook X205TA Review - An Affordable & Good Looking Netbook

ASUS EeeBook X205TAASUS has announced the launch of new netbook with Windows 8.1. It is called ASUS EeeBook X205TA and, for a netbook this affordable, it looks and feels great. We had the chance to use it for a week, and now we are ready to share our conclusions. It this device worth buying? What does it offer for its low purchase price? Read this review to learn the answers to these questions and more.