It is easy to lose your smartphone or have it stolen by someone. And what can you do if this happens to you? Is there any way to restore your data and use it on another phone? Luckily, Windows Phone 8 has a built-in backup feature that can be set up and used with ease. Let’s see how it works so that you won’t have to lose your data ever again.
Sometimes you may need to disable the sharing wizard in Windows 7 or Windows 8, in order to gain more control over how libraries and folders are shared. It shouldn’t happen often though. Using Advanced Sharing is more complex but it provides additional control over what gets shared, with whom and how. That’s why, in this article, I will cover the following: how to disable the sharing wizard, how to share folders with specific people or with the Homegroup and how to stop sharing a folder.
There are times when some applications require administrator permissions in order to work or to run specific commands. Luckily, both Windows 7 and Windows 8 provide many ways you can use to run programs as administrator. We found 5 methods and if you know others, you are welcome to share them.
Talk about a complex thing to do: installing Windows over the network. Even installing it via a USB drive is simpler. However, this doesn’t mean it cannot be done. Using a free tool named Serva and a bit of time and attention, anyone can set up his/her network environment so that Windows installations are performed with ease, from one network computer. Here’s how the whole process works!
What do you do when you have to insert special characters that can't be found on your keyboard? You use the Character Map tool found both in Windows 7 and Windows 8. It allows you to insert scientific notations, mathematical operators, currency symbols and characters from languages like Japanese Hiragana , Katakana, Korean Hanji and others. In this tutorial, I will show how to find the Character Map, share a few ways of searching for a character and how to copy characters to any Windows application.
In previous versions of Windows, the only tools available for restoring Windows to a previous state were System Restore and Windows Backup. Even though they are useful tools, you cannot use them to restore Windows to its initial, clean state. You have to perform a manual reinstallation of the operating system. And that is a bit of a pain. Windows 8 introduces a great new feature named Restore. With the Restore wizard, you can easily restore Windows 8 to its default clean state, as if you were performing a clean reinstallation of the operating system. Let’s see how it works.
Reading about the Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse and its specifications made me really curious. At least in theory, it seemed to offer everything I wanted from a good mouse. The Sculpt Touch Mouse has a smooth metallic strip in its center and that strip can be used for up and down and side to side scrolling, plus it comes configured as not one but three useful buttons—page up, page down, and whatever you want the middle click to be. This looked like the ultimate scrolling mouse and I was eager to take a look at it. Let’s see what I have learned after using it for a couple of days.
We're continuing the series about Family Safety in Windows 8 by showing you how to further its protection by regulating what applications and games children can interact with. Family Safety makes it simple to block any program based on its intended age demographic or title. Take a few minutes to read through and you'll be able to guarantee your kids can't get into anything that they shouldn't.
Windows Phone 8 has been on the market for some time now and an array of smartphones using this platform are available almost anywhere in the world. The first low priced smartphone that got out was HTC 8S. Luckily we got our hands on it and, after almost a month of using it and testing it, it was time to review it and take a detailed look at its strengths and weaknesses. If you plan to buy this phone, or maybe you just want to know more about it, this real life review will help you get a good picture of what it has to offer. Let’s begin!
Windows Phone 8 includes a nice new feature named Kid's Corner, designed to make it easy and safe for parents to share their phone with their children. In this guide, I would like to share what this feature is, how it works and how to use it to safely share content, games and apps with your children.
ESET Smart Security 6 was launched at the beginning of 2013 and, even though its developers claim many improvements, there are not that many reviews out there to confirm their claims. We decided to take it for a spin, test it as thoroughly as we can and publish our conclusions. Is ESET Smart Security 6 better than the previous version of the product? How effective is it when compared to other security suites? Let’s find out from this review.
The Public folder was first introduced in Windows Vista and it has appeared in every version of Windows since. It is not much of a feature - just a folder with a slightly special setup that can be useful in certain scenarios. To help you understand what the Public folder is, how to use it and when it is useful to use it, we created this guide which explains the important bits you need to know.