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High quality tutorials and how-to guides for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Phone users.

Why And How To Calibrate A Monitor In Windows 7 And Windows 8.1

DisplayIn a previous article, we discussed installing color profiles for your monitor, and where you can find those profiles for your own equipment. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 include a Calibrate Display Color wizard that can help you calibrate your monitor for the best possible color display. In this article, we'll discuss how to use that wizard to set everything to your liking.

How To Save Windows Movie Maker Projects As Video Files

Movie MakerAfter you have finished editing your project in Windows Movie Maker, maybe you may want to share it. However, when you export the project, it will be saved as a Movie Maker Project file with .wlmp extension. These .wlmp can be opened ONLY in Windows Movie Maker so, in order to share your video with friends and family or upload it to YouTube, Facebook or another website, you'll have to export it as a .wmv file or any other recognized video format. In this tutorial, we'll show how to save your movie in a shareable format using the recommended settings and for advanced users, we'll also go through the steps for creating your own custom settings for exporting video.

How To Use The Reading View In Internet Explorer For Windows Phone

internet explorerWindows Phone's web browser has many useful features which make navigation on the web faster and easier. One of those features is the Reading View which regenerates web pages without ads, menus and blocks that have nothing to do with the content of the page. Some articles are really hard to read because they have too many ads. Others are just not optimized for mobile reading. In situations like these, the Reading View makes reading on the web a much better experience. Here's how to enable the Reading View in Internet Explorer for Windows Phone and how to customize it in order to make your reading experience as pleasant as possible. Let's get started:

How To Take Ownership And Change Permissions Of Files And Folders

FoldersSwitching to another operating system or importing data sometimes means you can't access your files and folders after the switch. This is result of the fact that your user account has lost ownership of those files and folders or it no longer has the required permissions. Also, accessing certain system protected files or folders involves sometimes modifying the permissions for those resources. When you cannot read or change files or folders from your disk, it means that either you need to take ownership of them or you need to change your user's permissions. In this article you will learn how to change ownership of a file or folder and how to manage permissions for accessing and modifying files and folders.

How To Add Music To Videos In Windows Movie Maker

Movie MakerWindows Movie Maker is all about ease of use and when it comes to adding background music to your videos and photo slideshows, that theme remains the same. Windows Movie Maker's audio editing features are very basic and mostly limited to fading in and fading out, changing the start and end points for the audio and adjusting the volume for the entire clip. But if all you want is a little mood music for your home movie, then Windows Movie Maker lets you add a soundtrack from your own music collection. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to add music to your Windows Movie Maker project and how to edit audio clips.

How To Change The Name Of Your Xbox One Console In 3 Steps

Xbox One nameBy default, every Xbox One console is named Xbox-SystemOS. If you ask us, it's a rather boring name, without any personality. If your Xbox One is connected to a network with many devices, you may want to identify it by giving it your own name. Something more exciting and unique! Here's how to rename any Xbox One console in just three steps:

How To Use The Kindle App For Windows Phone 8.1 To Read eBooks

Kindle AppIf you enjoy reading and you want to have an entire eBook library at your fingertips and you do not own a Kindle device, you can always use the Kindle app for Windows Phone. Developed by Amazon, the app provides access to over 1 million books in the Kindle Store, including bestsellers and new releases. Install the Kindle app on all your Windows devices and take advantage of the Amazon Whispersync technology which will automatically sync all your devices. In this article we will show you how to use the Kindle app for an enjoyable reading experience on your Windows Phone smartphone.

Simple Questions: What Are Windows Essentials & How To Install Them?

Windows EssentialsWindows Essentials is a suite of free programs that has evolved a lot over the years. At first, it was named Windows Live Essentials. Now it has been rebranded to a shorter, simpler name. To make things even more confusing, the number of programs included in this suite has evolved a lot over time. That's why, in this article, we will explain what Windows Essentials are and how to download and install the free applications included in this suite.

How To Use The Kindle App For Windows 8.1 To Read eBooks

Kindle AppIf you own a Windows 8.1 device and you enjoy reading but you do not own an eBook reader like Amazon's Kindle, there's great news: in the Windows Store you can find the Kindle app which offers you access to over a million books from the Kindle Store including new releases and bestsellers. Besides reading your favorite eBooks with it, you can place bookmarks, highlight text and add notes. In this article we will show you how to use this Windows 8.1 app to make reading an enjoyable experience for you. Let's get started:

How To Edit Videos In Windows Movie Maker

Movie MakerYou need quite a bit of time to edit a movie or to create a new one using photos and clips that were captured with your digital camera or your smartphone. The Windows Movie Maker desktop application is one of the most simple products that you can use for these kinds of tasks and it is also free. In this article, we'll show you how to use its main movie editing features. Among others options, Windows Live Movie Maker lets you split and trim video clips and adjust their speeds. Let's stop "talking" and start editing videos:

How To Customize The WinX Menu In Windows, Using Win+X Menu Editor

WinXIn this tutorial we will show how you can customize the WinX menu from Windows 8.1 using a free application called Win+X Menu Editor. What you are about to learn also applies to Windows 8 or Windows 10. After you read this article, you will be able to add or remove items from the WinX menu, or create and configure new groups. We will walk you through the complete process of downloading, installing, starting and using the Win+X Menu Editor application.

How To Import Photos & Videos Into Windows Movie Maker

Movie MakerCreating movies from pictures and videos is a breeze with Windows Movie Maker. Once you have your pictures and video clips imported into this application, you can get right down to applying AutoMovie Themes, creating title clips and credits, setting your project to music and adding animations and transitions. But before you can begin, you'll have to import your multimedia, so in this article we'll show you how to do that.

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