If you are a tablet user with Windows 8.1 and you have a poor data plan, then you will want to limit how much data is used by the operating system, including the tiles. Depending on the apps you have installed and what updates they display on their tiles, they might end up consuming a lot of data. Luckily, Windows 8.1 provides a way for you to control how much data is used for tile updates. Here's how it is done:
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One of the minor but welcome changes in Windows 8.1 is that it allows users to use the File History from PC Settings. If you have a tablet or a computer with touch, you can quickly turn on this feature, select the drive where your data is backed up and perform manual backups. Here's how it works.
Some people assume that, in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, nothing works the way it used to, not even printing. You could not be more wrong. Even when using modern apps, from the Windows Store, the printing process works using familiar paradigms. Here's how:
When you first use apps from the Windows Store, it might not be easy to figure out how to close them, so that they no longer use system resources. If you are lucky and you have a keyboard, pressing Alt+F4 still works but what do you do if you don't have one? Here's how to close any apps in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, using touch or a mouse.
File History is an awesome tool included in all versions of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. It allows for easy automated backups of your data and it works with a number of devices on which data can be stored. As you will see from this guide, it is very easy to setup and use, it needs few system resources and it knows how to store multiple versions of your files so that you can easily revert the version you need, when you need it. In this first guide about File History in which you will learn how to find it, enable it and change the way it works.
The new Windows Calculator offers more precise calculations than ever and it also has a new and powerful interface. It now integrates the basic standard calculations with programming, scientific calculations and statistics. Beyond this, there are also other features which are very useful: things like mortgage calculation, a multifunctional converter and a few more options which deserve their share of attention. In this article I will present them one by one and also share some possible usage scenarios.
We noticed that many readers coming to our website were searching for how to find the Calculator in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Since we did not have a very detailed article on this subject, we decided to create one and share the methods you can use to start the Calculator. Here’s how it is done.
We are all used to the old and familiar desktop shortcuts on our Windows computers. But with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, we have a new way of launching and organizing things, using a concept called tiles. What are they, what do they do, what’s the difference between them and the classic desktop shortcuts? How do you customize tiles? These are the questions answered in this article.
Do you need to create dummy files with a given size, to perform tests with them? Do you need those files to have some actual content? If you do, luck has it that there are some good alternatives for Windows. It’s not just the Linux geeks who can create dummy files using the command line. Windows geeks can do the same. Here are three ways to create such files in any modern version of Windows.
There are times when you need to free up some space on your system or you just want to learn how much space each installed application is using. If you are in need of such information, there are no obvious ways to find it. You might be tempted to search for programs that help with this task. You don't need to do this though. As you can imagine, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 offer this information. It's just a bit hidden and you might need some guidance to find it. We found four ways to learn how much space your installed applications are using.
One of the most important features in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are theCharms. "Charms"... in Windows? It sounds strange! Right?
Actually, they are not that hard to understand. To help you out, we will share how to access them, what they do and how to use them.
If you've used computers for a while you know what Copy and Paste are and you might have heard of the Clipboard concept. But do you really know what the Clipboard is and do you know that there are third party tools that help you manage it better and turn it into a more flexible concept?