How to Switch to a Local Account from a Microsoft Account in Windows 8.1

user accountsWe've already provided information about how to switch from a local account to a Microsoft Account for those Windows 8.1 users who want to take advantage of new features of Microsoft's newest operating system. However, we've neglected to help out any users who have tried out using a Microsoft account and aren't impressed. If you are such a user and you want to switch from logging in with a Microsoft account to logging in with a traditional local account, read this tutorial.

How to Upgrade a Local Account to a Microsoft Account in Windows 8.1

user accountsAs even the newest users to Windows 8.1 will quickly discover, Microsoft's newest operating system offers a choice of account types that you can use to log in. A local account works like a typical user account from any older version of Windows, while a Microsoft account offers a bunch of new and useful features that help you get more from Windows 8.1. Many users, not knowing the details of each account type, may simply opt for a local account because it's more familiar. Those users, after learning what they're missing out on, may want to upgrade to a Microsoft account. If you're one of those users and you want to switch from your local account to a Microsoft account, read on for step-by-step instructions to make this change happen.

How to Browse the Web Incognito In All Major Internet Browsers

privacyA very useful tool that any web browser offers is Private browsing. Even though each browser calls it by a different name (InPrivate, Private Browsing, Incognito or Private Tab), this feature always does the same thing: allows users to browse the web without saving data like cache, history or cookies. However, this is done locally, meaning that only people using your computer won't be able to find out what websites you have visited. The websites you visited, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and, in fact, every server your requests pass through, know what you visited. In this article we will show how to enable Private browsing in all the major web browsers and how to check if you are browsing privately or not.

Introducing Windows 8.1: Should You Use a Local or a Microsoft Account?

user accountsWindows 8.1 offers you a choice that has not been available in older versions of Windows. Right from the start, before you even log in and see the operating system's interface, you'll have to choose whether you want to log in using a local account or a Microsoft account. Users who don't plan on taking advantage of the new Windows 8.1 apps and don't want to use most of its new features, will be more comfortable using a local account, which works just like any account you've ever had on a previous version of Windows. But is there any value in using a Microsoft account? Let's take a deep dive into the differences between these two account types and see when to use each of the options.

Reviewing ASUS RP-AC52 - A Range Extender for 802.11ac WiFi Networks

ASUS RP-AC52Many wireless routers were launched which promised compatibility with the latest wireless networking standard - 802.11ac. While this is good, it doesn't mean that all of them offer a wide coverage and a strong signal in larger apartments and homes. When you don't have the WiFi coverage you want, it is a good idea to consider buying a range extender. While you may find many range extenders on the market, very few of them offer compatibility with the 802.11ac wireless networking standard. Luckily ASUS has launched the RP-AC52 Dual-band Wireless-AC750 range extender which is capable of extending both older wireless networks running at the 2.4 GHz frequency as well as modern networks using the 5 GHz frequency and the 802.11ac standard. Learn how well it works and whether it is worth buying, from this detailed review.

Tech Lolz: Smoking Makes Your Computer Stink?!

clean computerSummer is the universal season of bad smells. In the bus, at the mall, at work, in the park, wherever you are, a bad smell is definitely near. However, I would have not believed that the bad smell would come from your computer. Never mind that, as always, there are people out there who prove me wrong in my naive opinion. Apparently, smoking near your computer stinks things up worse than you would have thought. Let's see more about what happens and how to make sure that your computer won't end up being the source of bad smells in your home.

What Are Those Windows Features That You Can Add or Remove?

Windows featuresA couple of days ago, one of our readers asked us to explain what are all those Windows features that can be added or removed from your Windows installation. Even though all of them have some description, the information offered by Windows is either too little or too hard to understand. That's why we decided to publish this article and walk you through every Windows feature that's available in Windows 8.1 Pro. We will describe each Windows feature in a lot more detail than Windows does, so that you can decide for yourself whether to keep it or remove it.

Here's Your Chance to Win a Bitdefender Total Security 2015 License

Bitdefender giveawayBitdefender is celebrating the launch of their new 2015 generation of security products. Their new products are pretty exciting: they introduce a simpler user interface that works well also on devices with touch screens, as well as new features that make it easier to use than in the past. Bitdefender has been very kind to sponsor us and reward our readers with 5 licenses of Bitdefender Total Security 2015. Here's what you have to do in order to have a chance of winning:

Security for Everyone - Reviewing Bitdefender Total Security 2015

BitdefenderThis summer Bitdefender launched their 2015 version of security products. We were curious to test it and learn what's new, how well it works and, most of all, if Bitdefender remains one of the top security products on the market. We received a license of Bitdefender Total Security 2015 a week ago and since then we have been using it on a regular basis. Here's what we have learned:

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