Windows 8

Download Surface Pro Drivers

Posted by on February 26, 2013

Download Surface Pro Drivers

Surface Pro is the tablet from Microsoft running Windows 8  and was announced back in 2012 and made available a month back. As it runs a full version of Windows 8, you might need the special drivers in case you are reinstalling it or want to do any repair of Windows. So in case you(…)

Run Android Apps on Windows 8 with Bluestacks

Posted by on February 14, 2013

Run Android Apps on Windows 8 with Bluestacks

Android has more than half a million apps listed in the Google Play store in various categories and these include games as well. But unless you own an Android phone, you cannot try out these apps. But now with Bluestacks you can run any Android app on Windows 8. We had covered Bluestacks back in(…)

How to Remove all Default Modern apps from your User Account in Windows 8

Posted by on February 12, 2013

How to Remove all Default Modern apps from your User Account in Windows 8

Probably the most important feature in Windows 8 is the new metro UI start screen along with the the Windows Store which allows you to install modern UI apps. Apart from the Windows Store, Windows 8 comes with many built in or default modern apps. Microsoft calls them Bing apps and these includes weather, travel, finance,(…)

How to Set up VPN Connection on Windows 8

Posted by on February 10, 2013

How to Set up VPN Connection on Windows 8

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network and the resources contained in the network across public networks like the Internet. It enables a host computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were a private network with all the functionality, security and management policies of the private(…)

Control your Windows 8 PC from Android and Windows Phone 8

Posted by on February 2, 2013

Control your Windows 8 PC from Android and Windows Phone 8

Are you using a Windows 8 PC and want to control it remotely from your phone? If yes, you should be trying out the new Windows 8 Controller app for Android and Windows Phone. Windows 8 Controller lets you control your Windows 8 PC as if it is a tablet from your Android or Windows(…)

How to sync Google services with Windows 8 or Windows RT

Posted by on January 31, 2013

How to sync Google services with Windows 8 or Windows RT

Back in December Google had announced that it will stop support for new EAS or Exchange ActiveSync effective January 30, 2013. EAS is a technology that helps you sync your email, calendar, and contacts across multiple devices (like your desktop, laptop, and tablet). This means that from January 30, 2013, the Google services you can(…)

DuckDuckGo for Windows 8

Posted by on January 27, 2013

DuckDuckGo for Windows 8

DuckDuckGo is an Internet search engine. It uses information from crowd sourced websites such as Wikipedia to augment traditional results and improve relevance. The search engine policy emphasizes privacy and does not record user information. Because users are not profiled, all users are shown the same search results for a given search term. DuckDuckGo has(…)

Backup and Restore Windows 8 App Data

Posted by on January 16, 2013

Backup and Restore Windows 8 App Data

Windows 8 has many new features when compared to previous version of Windows 7 and one of them is the new Windows Store which allows you install apps using your Microsoft ID. But when you install Windows 8 apps, you cannot change the location or get data directly from the install location unlike the software(…)

Add Shortcuts for Shutdown, Restart, Sleep and Hibernate Tiles to Windows 8

Posted by on January 14, 2013

Add Shortcuts for Shutdown, Restart, Sleep and Hibernate Tiles to Windows 8

With Windows 8, there are quite a lot of changes when compared to previous version of Windows 7. The start screen with metro UI tiles is one of the most prominent one along with other features and changes. While there are many new features in Windows 8, it was often criticised for making important tasks(…)

How to Change the Install Location of Windows 8 Metro Apps

Posted by on January 14, 2013

How to Change the Install Location of Windows 8 Metro Apps

In previous versions of Windows, when you install a new software, you are asked the location of installation of the software. The same holds good for Windows 8 desktop apps, but when it comes to the metro apps which are installed from Windows Store, there is no such option available. And if you have allotted(…)