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The Complete Guide To Pinning Everything To The Windows 8.1 Start Screen

start screenHave you ever wondered what kind of items can you pin on your Start screen? Well, there's a lot of stuff you can pin that you probably didn't know about such as libraries, networks locations, websites, different apps and many others. If you didn't really liked the Start screen or you never saw its usefulness maybe after reading our guide you will. If you haven't figured it out yet, our purpose is to teach you how to pin different items to your Start screen in a short but comprehensive guide. Let's go:

How To Configure The Default Viewing Templates In Windows Explorer/File Explorer

File ExplorerIn our quest to help improve your experience with Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and File Explorer in Windows 8.1, we created this tutorial which should help end all your frustrations about how this application displays the contents of folders on your computer. We are going to show you how to change the default viewing templates so that they include only the details you need. Read on to learn how.

The Best Benchmark Apps For Android Smartphones And Tablets

BenchmarkHere, at 7 Tutorials, we always want to test more and more devices each day. Recently, we asked ourselves… why wouldn't we also get into the Android business? So we did, but the first thing we had to do before being able to measure the performance of many Android devices, was to find which are the best and most reliable benchmark apps available for this platform. After some research and lots of testing, we've come up with a list that we think is pretty complete. Read on to find which are the best Android benchmark apps.

How To Get Rid Of Black Bars In Movie Maker

Movie MakerEver notice those annoying black bars on the sides or along the top and bottom of a video? Oftentimes, the culprit is an incorrectly set aspect ratio. In Movie Maker, it's easy to mistakenly save a movie in the wrong aspect ratio, thus creating these black bars in your final product. This tutorial will explain why these black bars appear and how you can get rid of them in Movie Maker for Windows.

What Are Internet Explorer Add-ons And What Do They Do?

Internet ExplorerIf there's one thing that is likely to confuse you about Internet Explorer, it is add-ons and the different types available. This is the only browser that currently has four types of add-ons, some even with sub-types. Therefore, we decided to help clear the mystery and explain each type and sub-type of add-ons in detail so that you can understand what they do and how you can use them.

Learn When OneDrive Last Synchronized Your Files & Force A Manual Sync, In Windows 7 & Windows 10

OneDriveEven though we like the OneDrive service and we use it a lot, there are a few quirks that we have trouble with. One of it is the fact that it is difficult to figure out how to convince OneDrive to manually synchronize your files right now, without waiting for it to discover your newly added files in a couple of minutes. Another quirk is that sometimes you need to know when it performed the last synchronization so that you have an idea whether it has synchronized the latest files you have added or not. Here's how these things are done in Windows 7 and in Windows 10:

Which Are The Best File Erasers? Comparing 5 Of The Most Popular File Shredders

HDD driveSome time ago, we talked about ways to recover deleted files from your hard drives. We've seen that deleted files are not necessarily lost forever and that with the appropriate programs you can restore them. But what if you don't want that? Maybe you have some files that you really want to delete. Maybe they contain personal or sensitive information, that you don't want anybody to be able to recover. To do that, you'll have to make sure the files are not just deleted, but also overwritten in such a manner that they cannot be recovered no matter what. In this guide, we will test and show you some of the best free tools for securely wiping files from your Windows computers.

How To Test The Health Of Your HDD Drive

HDD driveI had the misfortune to find out, not long ago, that a computer owner's worst nightmare is a failing hard disk drive. Not because of the need to buy a new one, but because you will face the risk of losing part or even all of your stored data. Moving on from the initial apocalyptic view, as the life expectancy of a hard drive is between 3 to 5 years, it is necessary to check its health on a regular basis. So I propose a short analysis which includes several programs that you can use to analyze your HDD. Let's get started.

How To Add Animations & Visual Effects To Your Movie Maker Videos

Movie MakerMovie Maker allows you to easily create photo slideshows and home movies without any technical knowledge. You can give them a more professional look and feel by adding transitions, pan and zoom and other visual effects. In this tutorial, we will explain the differences between each of these animations and effects and we’ll show you how to use them into your Movie Maker project.

How To Secure Your Dropbox Data In Windows Phone With A PIN

DropboxDropbox is a very popular cloud storage service that's also present on Windows Phone. One of the things you can do with the Dropbox app for Windows Phone is to lock all your data with a security PIN, so that people who get unauthorized access to your smartphone, don't get access to your data on Dropbox. Here's how to enable this security feature:

Which Are The Best Free File Recovery Tools? Comparing 5 Of The Most Popular Programs

file recoveryThese days you can find quite a few programs that promise to help you recover accidentally deleted files. It is great to have lots of options but, which programs are really good at recovering deleted files? Which of them deliver on their promise? To find out, we tested some of the most popular applications in this niche, all of which are free for personal use. Let's see what we discovered.