Did you know that you can connect your Windows Phone 8 smartphone to your Windows 8 computers or devices via Bluetooth? Once connected, you can transfer files between devices, remote control devices and do many other cool things. But, before doing this, you need to pair them, so that they "speak" to each other.
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I recently got my hands on a Windows Phone 8 and I am happy to start covering this new mobile operating system. Like any other smartphone user, one of the very first things I had to do, was to update my phone. In Windows Phone 7.5 this process was a bit cumbersome and I did not know what to expect from Windows Phone 8. Is the process simpler, faster, better? Let’s learn the answers to these questions together, from this tutorial.
The new Task Manager gives you a lot of power when it comes to monitoring system resources. The Processes tab shares more information than ever before and even allows you to customize the interface to a point. You can choose what data is displayed and how it is displayed, ensuring that you always have what you need at a glance.
Read on and we'll show you how to tweak the Processes tab, in Windows 8, so that it displays the data your are interested in, in a way that suits your needs better than the default view.
The Task Manager in Windows 8 and any other version of Windows, is a tool that many users work with. There are many tabs, with plenty of information being displayed. However, the bulk of your time will be spent in the Processes tab. This tab shows all of the processes running on your system and also how much of your system resources each is using. It is very handy when troubleshooting system slowdowns or when killing misbehaving processes. Windows 8 has made this process simpler than ever. Read on and we’ll show the new Processes tab, how it works and what it can do for you.
In a previous article we explained what the SmartScreen Filter is, how it works and why it is important to your security. However, if you decide that the SmartScreen Filter is rather annoying and you want to turn it off, here’s how this is done.
The Devices and Printers panel was first introduced in Windows 7 with the aim of providing a friendly way to interact with external devices connected to your computer. However, in order for the concept to work as intended, hardware manufacturers need to provide support for this feature in their Windows drivers.
This article will explain what Devices and Printers panel is, where to find it, both in Windows 7 and Windows 8, and how to use it to interact with devices.
The first time you open the Task Manager in Windows 8, you might be in for a surprise. There isn’t much to see in its window. Don’t panic, this is a compact view of the awesome tool. This is not the whole tool. Though there isn’t much going on in this view, it is still very useful for switching between open apps and desktop applications or for killing programs without having to switch to them. This works especially when especially on computers and devices with touch. Read on and we’ll show how this simple interface can help you out.
Windows Defender is an antimalware scanner that’s been baked into Windows since the days of Windows Vista. Users may know it and dismiss it as a lightweight spyware scanner that is helpful, but by no means comprehensive. That was true of the old Windows Defender; it could never be used as a sole means of protection from malware, but that is not true of the version included in Windows 8. That’s why we decided to make a more detailed comparison and show what’s different about the new version of Windows Defender when compared with the one included in Windows 7 or Windows Vista.
Until you learn how to configure File History, so that you find a balance between the backup space you have available and your backup needs, it is very likely that you will run out of space quickly. What should you do when there’s no space left to continue making backups?
You clean up versions of your saved files and improve the way File History is set, so that it doesn’t consume the available backup space as quickly as it did. In this tutorial you will learn how this is done.
Many people visiting our website are interested in our tutorials about working with the Bluetooth technology. That’s why we decided to share more about this technology and its uses. In this article, I will share what Bluetooth is, how it works, where it used and how to get Bluetooth on your own computer. I guarantee it will prove to be an interesting and useful read.
One of the things I do not like about the Start screen in Windows 8 is the fact that it doesn’t show the time and date, as the taskbar does on the Desktop. I wish Microsoft had provided an easy way to add a clock in a live tile. Luckily there are quite a few apps available to fill this gap. The better ones cost money but there are also some free alternatives to consider. In this roundup, I tested the latest free apps and tried to identify the best app for showing the time on the Start screen. Here’s what I found.
SkyDrive is a great cloud storage service that offers its users a variety of options for interfacing with it including a standard desktop application, a Windows 8 app and a web interface. With all of these options, it can be difficult to decide which application is right for you. Each app style has its strengths and weaknesses and they may not be apparent at first glance. We’ll walk through each of SkyDrive’s various interfaces comparing their features and discussing when each would be best to use.