iMessage is both one of the most useful products I've used and proof that Apple does not understand how to provide online services. On one hand, I love that I can send texts through iMessage and SMS from my Mac and iPhone and that they sync between the platforms. On the other, I hate that my messages are only available on a Mac, and a Mac that I've signed in on. iMessage is awesome, as long as you only use a Mac. If, like me, you find yourself on a Windows machine at work, it means no more quick access to a full keyboard for texting. Unless, of course, you're willing to make some creative changes to your iPhone. You can actually use iMessage on Windows, Linux, Android or any platform with a web browser thanks to some cool tweaks. You can even add all your notifications on top of that. Here's how.
Present computers and devices offer a number of states for keeping the system on hold for short or extended periods. Unlike devices released a decade ago, today’s devices have built-in functions to automatically store and retrieve data in a matter of seconds to allow the users quick access to applications they were working on. The two major states that allow devices to easily store temporary data are the Sleep and Hibernate modes. Each of these modes functions a bit differently to allow added functionality. Let’s dive deeper into the two modes to better understand how they work and the best way to use them in different situations.
One of the biggest issues when using a built-in fingerprint reader in Windows is the drivers involved. A simple driver update, even when necessary, can break the way the fingerprint reader works with your computer. This has to do with incompatibility between the drivers Windows thinks you need, and the drivers your PC manufacturer thinks you need. Let’s look at some simple troubleshooting steps to get your fingerprint reader to work again if drivers cause it to malfunction in Windows 8/8.1/10.
When it was announced Satya Nadella would take over when Steve Ballmer stepped down as CEO of Microsoft, those in the company’s corner and those who would like to see it burn down applauded. Almost six months later and those following Microsoft’s developments are still wondering: Is this a different company than when it was under Ballmer’s control? Truth be told, it’s hard to tell. Sure, Microsoft is moving in the right direction, but at a slower pace than most thought. Let’s look at Nadella’s latest remarks and whether or not Microsoft is moving forward instead of just standing still.
While many Windows users turn elsewhere when it comes to software to clean up the machine, Microsoft has included a variety of tools to help you do just that. While you may want to rely on third party software, the Windows cleanup tool is an effective way to rid your system of Windows files, temporary files and more that eat up storage. Learn how to use the Windows Cleanup tool in Windows 8 or 8.1.
Younity is an app for iOS that pairs with a Windows PC or Mac computer to give you access to all your files while on the go. The app can view any folder you give it access to, and then you can share the files with others or download them to your own iOS device. This can be done without syncing a single file. Setting up Younity is really easy. Just select the drives or folders you want the app should have access to. Then just download the app and login to your account to view all your files remotely.
When Windows XP was introduced in 2001, Microsoft fans rejoiced. Finally, an operating system that seemed more like what they wanted than what Microsoft wanted. Windows XP had a good run, followed by Windows 7, which to sum is the most popular and well-rounded Windows operating system in history. As Windows XP's retirement draws near, here's what you need to know to be prepared for when it hits April 2014.
Months after Windows 8.1, codenamed Windows Blue, hit Windows users, rumors are floating around about the next major Windows update: Codename Threshold. For Microsoft and Xbox fans, you know that Threshold is part of the Halo series lore. For others, you may be wondering: What could Threshold do that Windows 8.1 couldn't? Let's look at the rumor mill surrounding Windows Threshold and what it can do for Windows 8.1 users.
Here are TechNorms, the Windows platform has always been the preferred topic for coverage. We have written extensive guides, provided solutions to our readers' queries and created amazing themes for multiple Windows versions. So much so that our coverage has been mentioned on the official Windows blog alongside sites like TechCrunch, WinSupersite and The Verge. We've written extensively about Windows 7 and Windows 8, and all that concentrated effort has culminated into creating our first dedicated section - The Windows 8.1 Superguide.
Don’t want Windows to automatically put an arrow on shortcut icons? There’s a very simple way to remove it and you don’t even need to install anything. We previously looked at editing the shortcut arrows with a registry tweak. This may not be the approach you want to take if you’re hesitant to dive into the registry, which is completely understandable. This is why Windows Shortcut Arrow Editor has been created. The program doesn’t require an install and works from Vista to Windows 8. Read on to find out how this program works.
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