Have you upgraded to Windows 8 yet? Launched last fall, Windows 8 received some positive reviews, but also received its fair share of criticism.
Microsoft is hoping to change that and just confirmed rumors of Windows Blue, which will now simply be called Windows 8.1.
Did you upgrade to Windows 8 or purchase a Windows RT tablet? Microsoft is heavily promoting its new touch friendly interface, but for some reason, decided not to make a file explorer and instead relies on the Desktop mode for browsing files. Windows Explorer is great, but its clearly designed for a mouse, not your finger.
Need an easy touch-friendly way to browse your files? EaseUS FileManager is a free Modern UI file explorer from the Windows Store.
Do you spend too much time on the computer? When we’re on the computer, whether its to do real work or just browse cat videos, many of us forget to take breaks and end up sitting in front of a screen for hours. However, this can be harmful for your eyes, neck and back.
Here are 3 free applications that will remind you to take regular breaks to relax your eyes.
Are you using Windows 8? One of the most notable changes to the desktop (besides the removal of the Start button) is the inclusion of the Ribbon UI to Windows Explorer.
Unfortunately, the number of options available can prove to be confusing for some users. In addition, almost all of the options are already available through the right click menu, so the ribbon could be seen as a waste of screen real estate.
Have you upgraded to Windows 8 yet? Or have you picked up a new Windows RT tablet such as the Microsoft Surface?
One of the first things you will notice about the new Start screen (Windows 8 UI, Modern UI, Metro UI) is the lack of a File Manager. A file manager is available in the Desktop mode, but it’s simply an updated Windows Explorer and even on Windows RT, it’s not very touch optimized (if at all). How about a file manager that is fully optimized for touch, using the new Windows 8 UI?
Guest author Leo Preston gives a brief introduction to the new backup features of Windows Phone 8.
Are you a Windows user? Tired of traditional two button mice? Want something like the Apple Magic Touch Mouse?
The Microsoft Touch Mouse is one of the few touch mice available for Windows users. The mouse supports one, two, and three finger gestures for a variety of common tasks, such as managing windows and navigating the web. The mouse is priced at $79.95, making it more expensive than Apple’s mouse and the most expensive Microsoft-branded mouse. Is it worth the money?
Remember the Surface tablets that Microsoft announced last June? The Windows 8 tablets looked very promising, but Microsoft intentionally left out one key piece of information from the announcement: the price. The mystery regarding the price is no more as the Surface tablet with Windows RT is now available for pre-order, starting at $499 for the 32 GB model.