Windows never seems to make the easier things easy and the hard things hard. For consumers, it's a constant battle of finding practical ways to do things that should be practical to do from the start. If you're interested in finding the date and time you originally installed Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 on your PC, we're about to show you the steps and why this is an important thing to check on time from time.
Although Microsoft didn’t catch the smartphone train, they look to be catching on quickly to the popular 3D-printing scene. They recently released what they’re calling 3D Builder to Windows 8.1, which allows 3D-printable objects to be molded and created. Although you technically need a 3D-printer to utilize any of the models, you can still play around with them until you get your hands on one. They have several categories with many pre-made structures you can customize and save as your own. We’ll take a look at how to get the 3D Builder app and what it looks like in operation.
Windows 8.1, and Windows 8, make it a bit more complicated to find the things you need to work with when you want them. By creating custom shortcuts and workarounds, you can make the operating system easier to use. These shortcuts can be used for a variety of purposes, but they make it much quicker to navigate in and out of Windows 8.1 features and settings. Devices is one of those areas in Windows that users find handy to have easy access to, especially when troubleshooting. We'll show you how to create a shortcut to devices in Windows 8.1 so you can get to these settings quickly when you need them most.
Flipboard has been out for the iPhone for quite some time, though it was recently released for Windows 8.1 as well. The design of Windows 8 makes viewing articles with Flipboard fantastic. Add content categories like news, politics, or food and combine these stories with your own by logging into Twitter and Facebook. Navigation is wonderful if you’re using a tablet with Windows 8.1 installed, but we’ll look at just how nice it can be for a desktop version, too.
The landscape has changed when it comes to the average person's must-have gadgets. Smartphones very often replace laptops nowadays. This sure wasn't the case six years ago. But this spells good news for prices on laptops. They've been dropping in price impressively over the last few years. There are several quality budget laptops competing for your dollar that do high-powered computing. However like all things, there are a handful that reign supreme. We've compiled the five best budget laptops based on the lowest price and features with no laptop in our list climbing over $600. Our guide will outline the five best low-end laptops.
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.
Windows 8 Enterprise is a business-minded version of the Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 Enterprise features all the things you've come to love in Windows 8, plus several additional features that help IT administrators help employees in an office environment. We've put together some tips for upgrading from Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 Enterprise.
Windows 8.1 did away with the default desktop tile on the Start Screen. This is part of Microsoft's overall push to get users to take advantage of what the Modern UI has to offer consumers. However, not all Windows 8.1 users want to avoid getting to the desktop. We'll show you how to get the desktop tile on your Start Screen so you can always use Windows 8.1 the way you want to use it and not the way Microsoft wants. Read on to know how to get this button back on your start screen
Windows 8 has a built-in PDF/XPS reader that most users have no clue is included in the OS. Windows Reader is a fully functional PDF/XPS reader, similar to what is built-in to the Chrome Web browser. It works just like the Chrome Web browser version does, except it’s integrated into Windows. This hidden app can be your default PDF or XPS reader in Windows 8. No need to download external software when one is integrated with the OS. Let’s take a look at how Windows Reader works in Windows 8. How to Use Windows 8 Reader Windows Reader comes with
Windows 8.1’s launch day went off without a hitch. We’re just joking, of course. As it’s to be expected, issues popped up throughout the day for users trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1. We wanted to cover them each in more detail so you can get the most efficient upgrade possible in the coming weeks. Let’s look at some of those issues and how to fix them. If you haven’t upgraded yet don’t miss our step-by-step guide to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. Troubleshoot the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Let’s take a look at how to troubleshoot some of
Page 0 of 22