Windows 8

Tutorials, how to guides, books, apps, hardware and reviews for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

How to Share Files and Folders Using the OneDrive Website

OneDriveWe all know that OneDrive 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. OneDrive 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 OneDrive.

Check for Windows Updates, Learn What They Do & Block Those You Don't Need

Windows UpdateWindows Update is an essential part of running Windows, regardless of which version you have. It's the way Microsoft releases not only updates but also bug fixes and security fixes. It was changed substantially in Windows Vista and has remained much the same since then. In this tutorial we will show you how to use Windows Update in both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

How to Use Windows Update from Windows 8.1's PC Settings

Windows UpdateIn Windows 8.1 there are two Windows Update tools: one available from the Desktop (which hasn't changed since Windows 7) and one in PC Settings, that's optimized for users with touch devices. When using the PC Settings version, you can view information about available updates, check for new updates manually, install those that are available, view your update history, and choose how updates get installed in Windows 8.1. Here's how it all works:

How to Edit or Remove Your Recent Messages When Chatting on Skype

SkypeSurely, when chatting online with someone, there were times when you have brought "disgrace upon yourself" by misspelling words or saying things without thinking. And there was no way for you to undo the harm done. Before choosing the wrong messaging client for daily use, we suggest that you take a look at Skype. It is one of the few chat services that allows you to edit or delete recent messages, before they are forever stored in your chat history and cause more harm than good. Here's how this hidden feature works when using both the desktop client and the touch app for Windows 8.1.

How to Change the Windows Firewall's List of Allowed & Blocked Apps

Windows FirewallWindows Firewall is a security feature built into Windows that helps block unauthorized access to your computer while permitting authorized communications to and from your computer. It has been improved in each new version of Windows. With Windows 8.1, this tool can filter both inbound and outbound traffic or set rules and exceptions, depending on the type of network to which you're connected. In this article we will show how to edit the list of allowed apps and features. You will learn to edit existing connection rules, add new apps to the list of exceptions or remove them from it.

How to Use the OneDrive Troubleshooter to Fix Your Problems

OneDriveIf you have problems with OneDrive and your files are not synchronizing correctly, you may want to consider trying the official OneDrive Troubleshooter that's offered by Microsoft. It is a small troubleshooting wizard that you can download and run in order to fix your problems. Here's where to find it and how it works:

Simple Questions: What is the Windows Firewall & How to Turn It On or Off?

Windows FirewallThe Windows Firewall has been included in each version of Windows for the last decade and it is a silent tool that keeps our systems safe from all kinds of network threats. Because it is a silent ally, doing most of its work in the background, few users interact with it on a regular basis and even fewer know what this tool is and how it works. That's why, in this article, we will explain what the Windows Firewall is, what it does, how to find it and how to enable it or disable it, depending on whether you want to use it or not.

How to Use Bitdefender Parental Control to Restrict Your Child's Activity?

BitdefenderIn a time when online privacy is a highly debated topic, those of you who have children are likely thinking about how to protect them from inappropriate websites, games and all kinds of information that's not suitable for them. That's why many security companies offer parental control features, including Bitdefender. In today's article we will take an in-depth look at the Parental Control features included in Bitdefender security products, explain what they do and how they work. Let's get started:

How to Manage Your Downloads in the Internet Explorer 11 App

Internet ExplorerWeb browsers are usually the most used software when it comes to downloading files. This is why managing downloads has to be simple and intuitive, so users can find their way easily through the files they downloaded in the past. Because Internet Explorer 11 app for Windows 8.1 is a relatively new web browser, we will share with you everything you need to know about downloading and managing downloaded files in this browser.

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