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:
Hardware and Sound
Tutorials and how-to guides about managing hardware and sound devices in Windows 7 and Windows 8
We purchase smartphones not only because we want a phone but also a productivity device that's always connected to the Internet. That's why connecting to wireless networks of all kinds is very important for smartphone users, and Windows Phone 8 makes it easy to connect to all kinds of networks. Also, you can easily remove wireless networks from your smartphone's memory when you no longer use them. In this tutorial I will show how to enable the WiFi chip in Windows Phone 8, how to connect to new wireless networks and how to delete one or more wireless networks.
Another useful new feature in Windows 8.1 is that you can set in detail which apps can use devices like the webcam, microphone and others. This tutorial shows how this configuration is performed. As you will see, it is very quick and painless. :)
From the very beginning, laptop manufacturers have included special function keys on their keyboards, so that their customers could have quick and easy access to common tasks. However, each manufacturer's idea of what would be useful was unique, so there was no consistency from brand to brand. Beginning with Windows Vista, Microsoft has built the Windows Mobility Center right into the operating system, so all portable-computer users can have fast access to the most useful settings. In this tutorial, we'll take a look at the many ways Windows Mobility Center can make life with a laptop much simpler, when using Windows 7 and Windows 8.
FM Radio was included in previous versions of Windows Phone like 7 and 7.5, but for unknown reasons it was not available in the first releases of Windows Phone 8. But… good news, in the latest update to Windows Phone 8 - GDDR2 - Microsoft has reintroduced the FM Radio feature. If your smartphone has a radio chip, you can use it to listen to radio, without using your data plan. Here's how it works:
Did you know that you can connect your Windows Phone 8 smartphone to your Xbox 360 console and use your smartphone as a remote control? If you didn't, then you should read this tutorial and learn how to interact with your Xbox 360 from your Windows Phone. Here's how it all works:
Did you know that, with the help of your Microsoft account, you can connect your Windows 8 PCs or devices with your Xbox 360 console? You can view what’s going on on your console, from Windows 8, remote control the Xbox 360. Then, with the help of the Games app, you can purchase games for your console directly from Windows 8, install games remotely to your console and perform other useful tasks. But, to get you started, you must first connect the Xbox 360 console to your Windows 8 PC or device. Here’s how this is done:
When you travel a lot, there are higher chances for your smartphone to run down its battery and you cannot charge for another couple of hours. What can you do in these situations to squeeze the maximum possible time from your Windows Phone's battery? Here are six tips you can try to make it last a little longer.
As most of you have noticed, when you press the wrong key, when an error dialog pops up or when you use volume control, you hear a beep. After doing this a couple of times, that beep can get quite annoying. Therefore, in this tutorial, I will show you how to disable it in Windows 7, to make sure it remains silent and it doesn't bother you anymore. As you will see, there are two ways you can do this, both methods being relatively simple.
At first, you might like the startup/login sound used by Windows but, after a while it gets boring or just annoying. At some point you will want to disable it. Here’s how to do it, both in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Windows 7 and Windows 8 include a great little application you can use to record sounds - Sound Recorder. All you need is a sound card and a microphone plugged in, or a webcam with a microphone built in. Your recordings are saved as Windows Media Audio files and can be played by any media player. To learn how to use this program, don’t hesitate to read this tutorial.
There are a number of indirect ways that you can trick Windows 7 and Windows 8 into printing from a shared printer attached to a Mac, but the best way to do it is through Bonjour. That’s because with every version change - either between Windows or OS X - the process gets muddled and a new solution has to be devised. But Bonjour has been fairly reliable even as both operating systems have evolved. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to set up OS X so that its shared printers are available to Windows computers and devices.