NFC is an acronym that is often used when referring to modern smartphones and tablets. But what does it mean? And what does NFC do? I've seen many people who have very expensive smartphones with NFC but they have no idea what NFC is or how they can use this technology. If you would like to learn more about it, including how to tell whether you have NFC on your smartphone or not, read this guide.
Hardware and Sound
Tutorials and how-to guides about managing hardware and sound devices in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Surface and Surface Pro tablets from Microsoft do not have an HDMI port and it isn't very obvious how to connect them to an external monitor. The same is true about many other Windows 8.1 devices, including laptops and tablets created by HP, Dell or Lenovo. All these modern devices do have a Mini DisplayPort that you can use for connecting them to all kinds of displays and projectors that work with an HDMI input. In this tutorial you will learn how to connect your Windows 8.1 device to an external display, using the Mini DisplayPort. You will also learn what kind of cable to purchase for this task and what to pay attention to when buying one, so that you are not fooled into paying too much.
Modern laptops and tablets get smaller and smaller. As a result they provide fewer USB ports for connecting other devices and they rely more on Bluetooth. That's why Bluetooth mice and keyboards are becoming more popular. But how do you connect them with your Windows 8.1 device? The procedure is not that long but you do need to pay attention so that you perform each step in the correct sequence. Here's how it works:
The theory behind ReadyBoost is that it helps speed up older computers with low amounts of RAM memory. However, nobody knows how much of an impact this technology has, so we decided to make our own measurements and learn whether ReadyBoost has a positive impact or not. Read on to learn what we have found:
The way Xbox One handles system updates is different from Xbox 360 or Playstation. In this guide I will share everything there is to know about Xbox One updates, how they are performed, the changes they bring and how to find the release notes for each individual update. Let's begin:
When using a mobile device, spending energy as efficiently as possible is a must, so that you can use it as long as possible. This is why in modern versions of Windows, you can configure lots of advanced settings to get the best balance between performance and power saving. Read this article and learn 13 advanced ways to configure power plans in Windows, so that you can save as much power as possible.
All modern Windows operating systems allow users to create their own, custom power plans and use one of the default plans as the starting point. The procedure for creating them is not very complex and it allows you to configure in detail all the aspects that are related to power plans. Here's how to create your own power plan in Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 includes a reasonably large bundle of apps when you install it. One of these apps is Sound Recorder. This is a very interesting app that allows you to record sounds, trim their length, save them and share them with your friends. Let's take a closer look at the Sound Recorder app and see how to use it.
ReadyBoost is a component of Windows operating systems, that was first available in Windows Vista. Its purpose is to help the SuperFetch service in making your system run smoother, by using a fast USB flash drive that helps reduce number of read and writes to your hard drive. If you would like to learn what SuperFetch and ReadyBoost are and how they work together, don’t hesitate to read this article.
One of the great things about Windows is that it allows you to customize almost everything you want about it. This includes modifying the default power plans found in Windows, so that they better suit your needs. Here's how to customize all the basic settings of any power plan and how to revert to its default settings when you are not satisfied with the end result.
Using a mobile device is very useful, especially if you travel a lot, but these devices are limited by the amount of energy their battery can provide. For this reason, paying attention to the power plan you are using and its settings, can make a huge difference in how much battery time you have available. Fortunately, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 provide us with the necessary tools to see which power plans are available, what's the active power plan and easy ways to switch between power plans. Here's how it all works.
Have you bought an Xbox One console? Are you feeling excited? Do you want to go home, set it up in five minutes and start playing games? Not so fast buddy! You can't do that. Unfortunately, the initial setup process for the Xbox One is complex, lengthy and prone to failure, if you don't pay attention. That's why I decided to create this long and complete step by step guide on how to setup your Xbox One. Read it and follow each step of the way.