How To Manage your Programs and Windows Features in Windows

How to Browse the Web Incognito In All Major Internet Browsers

privacyA very useful tool that any web browser offers is Private browsing. Even though each browser calls it by a different name (InPrivate, Private Browsing, Incognito or Private Tab), this feature always does the same thing: allows users to browse the web without saving data like cache, history or cookies. However, this is done locally, meaning that only people using your computer won't be able to find out what websites you have visited. The websites you visited, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and, in fact, every server your requests pass through, know what you visited. In this article we will show how to enable Private browsing in all the major web browsers and how to check if you are browsing privately or not.

What Are Those Windows Features That You Can Add or Remove?

Windows featuresA couple of days ago, one of our readers asked us to explain what are all those Windows features that can be added or removed from your Windows installation. Even though all of them have some description, the information offered by Windows is either too little or too hard to understand. That's why we decided to publish this article and walk you through every Windows feature that's available in Windows 8.1 Pro. We will describe each Windows feature in a lot more detail than Windows does, so that you can decide for yourself whether to keep it or remove it.

Did Add or Remove Programs Disappear? Where to Find It?

programsAs Microsoft continues to make changes and improvements to its operating systems, users have to get used to new ways of doing the same old things. Starting with Windows Vista, the familiar Add or Remove Programs from previous versions appeared to vanish. It wasn't really gone, of course, but Microsoft gave it a brand new name. Let's take a look at Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, learn where to find Add or Remove Programs and how it works today.

Introducing Files - The File Manager for Windows Phone 8.1

Files AppConsidering the large number of users requesting a file manager for Windows Phone, Microsoft decided to develop and launch the Files app. It is a simple yet efficient file management tool, which will allow you to perform common file management tasks on your Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone. In this article we will provide an overview of this app's interface, its features and limitations. Read on to learn more.

How to Restore Your Network Card's Original MAC Address

networkingAs discussed in some of our previous articles, you might find yourself in situations where you need to change the MAC address of your network adapter in order to connect to a certain network. But what do you do when you have to restore the original MAC address and you don't know what that is? Luckily, you can easily restore the MAC address by using either the Network and Sharing Center in Windows or a third party application, like the one we will share in this article. Read on to learn how to restore the original MAC address of your network card.

How to Access & Manage Your Favorites in the Internet Explorer App

Internet ExplorerWhen browsing the web, chances are that you will encounter articles or websites that you would like to get back to later. That's why it makes sense to bookmark them or save them to your list of Favorites. In Internet Explorer, bookmarks are called Favorites. In this article, we will share how to access your Favorites, how to organize them and how to edit them, using the Internet Explorer app in Windows 8.1.

How to Turn On or Off Enhanced Suggestions in the Internet Explorer App

Internet ExplorerWhatever you type on your keyboard, you want it to be as short and as quick as possible. This is the reason why the Internet Explorer 11 app in Windows 8.1 and many other web browsers offer you suggestions as you type: to make your life easier. When you type a URL or a search term in the address bar, two types of suggestions are displayed: suggestions based on the websites that you have visited in the past and suggestions from Microsoft's search engine - Bing. These are called enhanced suggestions and, in this tutorial, we will explain how they work and how to disable them or enable them, depending on whether you would like to use them or not.

How to Use Windows Defender Offline to Clean Nasty Malware

Windows DefenderThere are times when your devices are infected by malware that's very hard to remove with traditional antivirus software. On other occasions, the malware blocks the installation of any antivirus software and you cannot remove it manually. In such delicate scenarios, you need to create a bootable disc or flash drive with an antivirus that can be run before the operating system is loaded. This is the only way to disinfect that malware that you are confronting with. For such scenarios, Microsoft has created Windows Defender Offline - a free tool that does a very good job. Here's where to download it, install it and use it to clean that nasty malware from your Windows devices:

How to Add or Remove (Un)Wanted Windows Features, Programs or Apps

programsEach edition of Windows comes with a predefined set of programs, features and apps installed. You can customize Windows by removing the features you don't need and by adding those which you do need, but are not installed by default. And if you remove unwanted features, programs or apps, you can save quite a bit of space on your hard disk. This tutorial will show in detail, how to add or remove Windows features in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

How to Browse the Web With the Internet Explorer 11 App in Windows 8.1

Internet ExplorerBrowsing the web on a touchscreen device can be really painful if you are using a desktop browser. That's why, in Windows 8.1 you have a whole new browser, designed for touch, which provides a great experience for users of tablets and hybrid devices. The touch version of Internet Explorer is awesome and we love using it on our touch devices. To help you get started, here's a quick overview on how to use it to browse the web.

How to Enable, Change or Disable Email Signatures in Windows Phone

emailEach time you send an email using your Windows Phone, it goes out with a standard signature saying "Sent from my Windows Phone"? You might not want to use a signature at all or you may want to use a different signature. In this tutorial we will share how to disable the email signature completely, how to change it to a different one and how to enable it back when you need to use a signature.