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.
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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.
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.
What are all the ways for starting the Control Panel, starting with the obvious ones and ending with geekier ways of doing it? To answer this question I did a bit of testing and experimentation. The result is a list with 9 ways that you can use to access the Control Panel in Windows 8.1.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are optimized for use on a wide range of devices. Whether you're using a desktop computer, a tablet or even a hybrid device, Windows 8 and 8.1 have you covered. While many features will be accessible across all platforms, some tasks may be easier done on one form of device or another. This can be seen with a task as simple as signing in. On a standard PC, you'll select your account and type in a password. Using a full-sized keyboard this is the fastest and easiest way to do the job. But what happens when you're on a tablet or touch screen? Suddenly, typing your secure password with varying cases, symbols and numbers is a bit of a headache. To alleviate this potential pain, Microsoft has included a number of sign-in options that you can configure. Read on to learn what these options are & how to take advantage of them.
As mentioned in many other articles, one of the biggest changes in Windows 8.1 is related to Search and its strong integration with Bing. In this operating system, Bing provides you with search suggestions and web results when performing any kind of search, directly from the Start screen. Some users will love this but will want to tweak the way it works while others will be freaked out and will want to disable it. Here’s how to configure the search experience in Windows 8.1.
Search in Windows 8.1 has been completely redeveloped. It is so different from Windows 8 and Windows 7 that some users might have trouble understanding how it works. That's why I decided to create this complete guide on Search, filled with screenshots and examples. As you will see, the integration of Bing into Windows 8.1 is both very powerful and scary. Here's how it works:
Task Manager is a great tool that helps you manage the way programs, processes and services run. In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, it has received many improvements, some of which are simply awesome. But, before you go into detail and learn how the new Task Manager works, we would like to share all the ways to launch the tool. There are many more than you would think and some methods will surprise you.
The Start screen was the most important novelty in Windows 8 and it was further improved in Windows 8.1. Even though accessing it is easy, figuring out all the ways to launch it can take some work and experimentation. That’s why I decided to create this guide and show all the ways to access it, both in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
If you just bought a new smartphone running Windows Phone 8, one of the first things you'll want to do is migrate your contacts. There is a chance that you stored your contacts on the old phone's SIM card, especially if the old phone was a "dumb" phone. In this tutorial, I'll show the necessary steps to import your SIM contacts into Windows Phone 8 and have them stored on your Microsoft account.
One of the many new enterprise-friendly features in Windows 8.1 is named Work Folders. Folders? Work? Sounds boring, doesn't it? :) But, to some people this feature will be very useful. Especially to people that have many devices and need to work also on their personal PCs and devices. Here's how to set up Work Folders on the client side and how to use them to do your work and have it synchronized with your company's servers.
When you first use Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you will have a hard time figuring out how to shut down or restart your computer. That’s why I decided to share this guide and help you out. You will surely find it useful so read on. You’ll discover a few cool ways to do this.