Windows 8

Posted by Mayank on October 4, 2014 in Windows

Microsoft Windows has had quite a few drastic changes to way startup programs are managed. Though hard to imagine, but it was Windows Vista, which started to provide a useful interface to manage the startup programs. Microsoft removed it from Windows 7, forcing users to rely on more old-fashioned utilities. Then Windows 8 had a surprising and an even better solution for this problem. If you have a habit of installing and uninstalling a lot of prRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on April 24, 2014 in Windows

Windows 8 comes with a lot of pre-installed – most of which you may not even use in the lifespan of that computer. What is the use of having such apps in your computer, which you will never use. You get apps Reading List, Sound Recorder, Health & Fitness or Alarm and much more. Many of these apps won’t be useful for you. For example – XBOX apps are of no use to you if you’re a Playstation user. While this may be usefulRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on December 15, 2013 in Windows

I have a Sony Vaio Windows 8 T Series laptop and if you’re a Windows 8 user – you will agree that some of the settings are hard to understand. They really are! I was very uncomfortable with my Vaio touchpad, which used to keep switching apps upon touch of a finger, however light the touch. Those who have fat fingers like me will be able to identify themselves with me in a similar situation. Finding a solution was not easy either becauRead More...

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Posted by Mayank on July 23, 2013 in Games

Microsoft has officially released Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 worldwide. The new action game is playable on every major Windows Phone 8 smartphone and Windows 8 computers. The game will be exclusively available for Verizon subscribers for the first month. Windows Phone 8 consumers have something to brag about now – they have one of the best game franchise available exclusive to their platform. In its official blog Read More...

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Posted by Mayank on June 2, 2013 in Windows

Windows 8 has been designed to minimize battery drain and to accomplish this, in simplest terms – Windows has to minimize resource allocation to the apps which are active but not in use. Windows 8 has been designed so that most of the apps go into a quiet phase and they don’t take up any battery time at all. Apparently, sooner or later, Windows completely turns off idle apps. The exact timing and details are not known, but obviously, it Read More...

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