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.
Tutorials about Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
In previous articles, we introduced you to the Processes tab of the Windows 8 Task Manager. There you can get detailed information about how programs use system resources. That tab is new to Windows 8 and it is very useful, but old time users will remember that the Processes tab in Windows 7 had significantly more information to display. For those of you wondering where your detailed data points disappeared to, search no farther. We'd like to show you the new Details tab in the Windows 8 Task Manager - the place to go when you need a ton of info about the processes running on your computer or device.
Would you like to know how many open ports are found on each computer or device that is part of your network? Do you want to evaluate how good their firewall protection is and how vulnerable they are? Then, you should try Nmap - an open source tool for security auditing. We use it in our reviews for security solutions and we think it is awesome. You should also try it out.
Do you want to change your Windows screensaver? Or do you want to disable the screensaver completely? Or do you want to change the way it works? This tutorial shares all the steps you need to go through. The procedures are the same, both in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The Homegroup is a very useful networking feature that allows users to share their libraries, folders and devices with just a few clicks. Windows 8 allows you to manage Homegroup connections both from the Control Panel and PC Settings. Since we have covered the Control Panel in one of our tutorials, here's how to work with the Homegroup from PC Settings.
If you collaborate with people all over the world, it is very useful to add more clocks to Windows 7 and Windows 8, so that you can quickly view the time in other parts of the world. Luckily, Windows makes it easy to add additional clocks to the notification area of the taskbar, on the Desktop. 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 it has received many improvements, some of which are simply awesome. But, before we go into detail about how the new Task Manager works in Windows 8, 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.
Using the Services tab in Windows 8’s Task Manager, you can view the complete list of system services, view which services are running, handle basic management tasks and even open up the main Services tool, if you need to handle more in depth tasks. Here’s how it works.
Recently I have encountered weird problems with some modern Windows 8 apps. A few of them (not all) were malfunctioning. When I was launching these apps they never started and, after a second or two, I was back to the Start screen. I did a bit of research with the help of the Event Viewer. It was saying that those apps crashed with the 0xc0000005 exception code and that the atidxx64.dll file installed by my AMD/ATI video card driver was the cause of the problem. What was going on? How to solve this problem?
If you have a network where multiple devices and operating systems are used, you might not be able to use the Homegroup for easy network sharing. In such scenarios, you need to share your folders and devices using different procedures. For example, sharing a printer with the network involves a different and lengthier set of steps. Here's how it works, both in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Installing Windows network shared printers in Mac OS X is easier than it used to be. However, some users will need a bit of help the first time they go through this procedure. To help them out, we decided to publish this detailed step by step tutorial.
Geeks and IT professionals love the Command Prompt and for good reason - it allows you to perform many administrative tasks with ease. But what are all the possible ways to launch it? Have you thought about that? I did, and I have come up with 7 methods for launching this tool. Do you know other methods?