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.
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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.
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.
One of the best features of SkyDrive is that you can download and install it on any sort of device you might have. There’s an app for a desktop computer, apps for mobile devices and even an app pre packaged with Windows 8 devices. But, did you know that, in order to experience all of the best features that SkyDrive has to offer, you don’t need to install anything? The web interface is a great way to experience SkyDrive and in this article I will share the reasons why this is the case.
Once your SkyDrive account is set up and in use, you may want to check out your options to make sure everything is configured the way you like it. While the defaults are fine for most, power-users may enjoy the ability to change default file formats and tagging permissions. This tutorial will show how to change them.
Sometimes you will ask yourself this question. Maybe because you need this information for your work, because you want to brag about how stable your Windows installation is after all these years of abuse, or simply because you don’t want it to run for more than a 6 months without reinstalling it. Whatever the reason, we have a simple way for you to learn the correct answer, with incredible precision.
A SkyDrive group is a great way to share out files, documents and photos with a large amount of people. While that’s great on it’s own, groups can go a whole lot farther. Utilizing the communication features built in to SkyDrive groups, you can stay in contact with all of your group members with very little effort. You can send messages to everyone at once, schedule appointments that will sync with the calendars of its members and you can even have a group chat to communicate with everyone in real time using the Messenger. To learn how to use these great features, read on.
SkyDrive groups give the creator, or owner, a lot of power to change the way the group functions and how it is made up. You can alter permissions, disable features and even delete the group altogether if you want. Regardless of what you need to do, all of the group options are bundled together in a single location to make configuration simple.
In this tutorial we will cover in detail all the available configuration options so that the SkyDrive group works as you want it to.
Most SkyDrive users know the service as a cheap or free way to store and synchronize files online. While this capability of the service is useful, it isn’t unique. There are many cloud storage options that keep your files just as well. Where SkyDrive stands out is it’s additional features such as the ability to create groups. By combining a bunch of contacts into a SkyDrive group, you can make files available to everyone with one step. You can also use the group feature to contact your group members in a variety of ways. Whether you need to share a research project with a group, hand out assignments to a class or maintain file storage for a department, SkyDrive groups are a great way to go.
In previous tutorials we have shown how to add files to your SkyDrive using both the desktop application and the Windows 8 app, but did you know you could add files without installing any applications at all? Directly from your browser?
The web interface of SkyDrive doesn’t stop there either: you can edit, create, sort and manage your files online, without the need for external applications. Read on to learn all you need to know about working with files in the SkyDrive web app.
Storing your files on a SkyDrive is a great way to make accessing your data more convenient. Once your files are in the cloud, you can view or edit them using any device with Internet access. But what happens if you have a file you need but it isn’t on your SkyDrive. You may think you’re out of luck, but that isn’t the case. As long as you’ve got Fetch configured properly and the computer containing the file is on and connected to the Internet, you can find the file and upload it right from your account interface on the SkyDrive website. Read on to learn how to use this simple yet awesome feature.
We all know that SkyDrive is great for storing files online, granting you access to your data from any device with an Internet connection. While that certainly is enough to make the service worthwhile, it isn’t the only feature worth getting excited about. SkyDrive doesn’t only make it easy for you to access your own files, it also makes it easy to give others access as well. Want to show your entire family a collection of photos of your child on Christmas but don’t want to snail mail discs? Want to collaborate on a paper but can stand emailing it back and forth? Do you want to transfer a file to a friend that’s too large to email? Well stop wondering how to do it and read on to learn how to share your files and folders using SkyDrive.