Microsoft seriously upset consumers this past month when the new licensing terms for Office 2013 were revealed. At that time the license did not allow for the transfer of Office 2013 to another PC unless a PC failed under warranty. Now, after ‘passionate’ feedback on the new licensing terms from consumers, Microsoft has relented and will allow transfers to other PCs every 90 days.
At least once a week, my best friend asks me “What’s that keyboard shortcut for Task Manager” again? And then I respond with CTRL + SHIFT + ESC, and then he tells me I should write up a tip about it. So… that’s what I’m doing.
Windows redesigned its screenshot feature in Windows 8, and you no longer need to launch the Snipping Tool or run any third-party screenshot tool, such as Greenshot. You can easily capture everything on the screen using one key combination.
Web browsers store your personal data – bookmarks, history, settings, extensions, and more – in a profile. You can create separate profiles to split things up – for example, you could have one profile for work and one for play.
It was only a matter of time before somebody figured out how to use Metro / Modern apps in a regular desktop window, and naturally it was Stardock who came up with the solution. It’ll cost you a couple of bucks, but you can use the trial mode for free.
If you’ve bought a PC with Windows 8 or 10 installed, you may be surprised to find that there is not quite as much storage space available as you would expect based on the size of your hard drive. This could be for a couple of reasons, including a Windows recovery image occupying several gigabytes.
In this edition of Geek School we are going to cover the configuration of hardware in Windows 7. Come join us.
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Do you believe there is gravity in space or do you think space is gravity-free? The answer might surprise you! Learn more about gravity and how it affects all objects in space with this terrific explainer video from SciShow.
Accidentally closed the wrong tab in your browser? You can get it back by using the CTRL + SHIFT + T shortcut key combination to quickly re-open that tab. In fact, if you press the shortcut key again, it’ll open the tab you closed before that, and so on.
If you’re looking to relive the classic titles of yesterday on the console you have today, the Nintendo Wii makes a perfect platform for emulating older Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System titles—read on as we show you how.
There are many programs available for taking screenshots. If you’re looking for a free option, Greenshot is a great program that provides many useful features, such as cropping, annotations, highlights, and obfuscating (like the smudge tool in GIMP).
Android may not have Siri, but it does have Voice Actions. Voice Actions are a powerful way to perform actions – searching, getting directions, making notes, setting alarms, and more – with just your voice.
In the second installment of our new Geek School series, we walk you through Upgrades and Migrations for Windows 7, from the perspective of learning to take your certification exam.
Your home network is likely packed with various Wi-Fi devices transmitting back to the Wi-Fi node; how does the the node handle all the traffic without all the incoming transmissions colliding?
Oracle has just released an emergency patch to fix critical vulnerabilities that malware authors have been exploiting in last month’s Java releases. Anyone who needs or actively uses the Java Runtime Environment for work or gaming should install this update as soon as possible.
It’s very easy to delete apps on your iPhone or iPad. Just hold your finger down on the app icon until everything starts wiggling around, and then press the X on the app icon. The app will be immediately uninstalled.
Mix together one Raspberry Pi and a sprinkle of cheap external hard drives and you have the recipe for an ultra-low-power and always-on network storage device. Read on as we show you how to set up your own Pi-based NAS.
In this guide we will show you how to enable programs or custom scripts to run when Windows boots up. You may prefer that your Outlook opens up every time you log in to your computer in the morning at work, or you may want a custom batch file to run every time the desktop loads. Whatever your needs, this guide will show several convenient ways for configuring this behavior. We will also take a look at other methods programs use to run at boot and how to disable them.