How To Search For Apps in The Windows 8 App Store

When I first used the Windows 8 App Store, the most confusing thing I found was the ability to search apps. Usually, app stores come with a search bar for searching apps by entering relevant keywords. A good example of this functionality can be found in Google Play or the Apple App Stores. However, the Windows 8 App Store does not offer a built-in search bar, as the functionality is Continue Reading →

Which Type Of People Use Cell Phones And How They Spend Time On It?

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Cell phones have probably reached the end of their natural life cycle and maybe are close to being replaced by a more lucrative technology (Hybrids anyone?). Not to mention there are already a wide range of hybrid devices entering the market and are likely to become better in coming years. There is even talk of Windows 8 based Hybrid devices with a SIM card with conventional microSD slots. Until the Continue Reading →

How To Change Profile Picture in Outlook.com Or New Hotmail UI

Now that Microsoft has imposed the Outlook.com interface to Hotmail, there is no going back. Previously, I covered the process which allowed users to revert back to old Hotmail interface, however it appears that the option has now been removed. Whether you like the new look or hate the Outlook.com interface (like me), you might be interested in changing your profile picture. Since this image will be going with your Continue Reading →

Convert Text To Speech And Save It As Mp3 With Natural Reader

Natural Reader is a free software for Windows and Mac, which reads out text and allows saving it as an audio file. It is one of the most robust text to speech software that you are ever likely to find and comes with many features that allow you to not only listen to entered text but to convert it to Mp3 format, select the speed at which the text is Continue Reading →

How To Enable Or Disable Windows 8 Updates

Due to the Windows 8 Modern UI it can be a bit confusing to perform tasks which were quite simple in Windows 7, such as changing the Windows 8 Automatic Update settings. To do this you will have to switch to the classic Control Panel. In a previous post I showed you “How To Switch To Classic Control Panel In Windows 8”. This time I will show you the process Continue Reading →

How To Access Windows 8 Start Screen And Apps From Classic Desktop

Start Charming is a free Windows 8 app which makes it possible to access the Windows 8 Start Screen and apps right from your desktop. While there are many apps that can help you get the classic start menu in Windows 8 such as Pokki, ViStart and StartMenu8, Start Charming makes it possible to adapt to the Metro UI by “Taming it”.

How To Bypass Torrent Connection Blocking By Your ISP

It appears that various ISPs from around the world are blocking Torrents by either throttling all torrent downloads or blocking open ports. It can be hard to determine which ports may be open at a given point in time, as one cannot sweep through thousands of ports to check which one the ISP might have been kept open by the Internet Service Provider. A simple solution for bypassing Torrent throttling Continue Reading →

Tunnel Bear Now Provides Free Canadian VPN Connectivity

TunnelBear is a famous VPN app for desktop and mobile devices. We covered TunnelBear in its early days of release and later when it came up with the TunnelBear Android app. We also featured it among our list of Free Mobile And Desktop Apps For Accessing Restricted Websites. While TunnelBear previously provided users with the option to connect to a UK or U.S. VPN for accessing restricted websites on your Continue Reading →

Spotflux: Hotspot Shield Alternative That Removes Ads And Trackers

Spotflux is a software for desktop and mobile devices which removes ads, trackers and malware from attacking your device. Spotflux encrypts your internet traffic and performs cloud-based calculations to protect your mobile device or desktop/laptop computer from digital harm. Furthermore, it also acts as a VPN Service and you can also use Spotflux to access location restricted websites. In other words you can not only use this application for protecting Continue Reading →