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 →

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”.

Run Windows 8 Modern Apps On Classic Desktop With ModernMix

Do you love an app you found on the Windows Store but wish to run it on the classic desktop? Try ModernMix. It is a Windows 8 application by Stardock which enables users to switch your full-screen Metro apps (Modern apps) in windowed mode. In other words, you can run your Metro apps on the classic Windows desktop. This can help you avoid switching between the Windows 8 Metro UI Continue Reading →

New Features Of Microsoft Excel 2013

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The new version of Microsoft Excel 2013 has been crafted to users get the most professional results. The new version gives more liberty to draw a more comprehensive image of your data for better understanding and explanation of the available information. In previous posts we provided you with the new features of MS Word 2013 and the latest upgrades for MS PowerPoint 2013. This time we will explore the new Continue Reading →

New Features Of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

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The initial version of Microsoft Office 2013 is now available and you can “Download Microsoft Office 2013 Free Trial” to benefit from the revamped user interface, performance enhancements and latest nifty features. With MS Office 2013 you can get the windows 8 treatment and upgrade to the newest version of PowerPoint for making stunning presentations. The user friendly interface and exciting new features can add value to your slides, as Continue Reading →

How To Update Windows 8 Metro Apps

With the introduction of the Windows 8 Modern UI, there has also been the release of a number of Microsoft and third-party Modern Apps (Metro Apps). While many Windows 8 users regularly use these applications, they might not be aware of the fact that these applications periodically receive updates that can be installed to benefit from newer versions. Let’s take a look at the process involved in updating these Metro Continue Reading →

Add Widgets To Windows 8 Lock Screen With TuneUp IncrediLock

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Ever wanted to add a weather widget or stick note on your Windows 8 lock screen? TuneUp IncrediLock is a free Windows 8 application that provides numerous options for customizing the lock screen, including the option to add widgets and change the lock screen image. TuneUp IncrediLock is available at the Windows Store and seems to be in early stage of development. However, it is still good enough to allow Continue Reading →

Change Windows 8 Metro Start Screen Image With Decor8

Decor8 is a Windows 8 app by Stardock, which allows personalizing Windows 8 Metro UI features. With Decor8 you can change the Windows 8 Start Screen background image, create your custom Windows 8 color schemes, randomize the display of your Windows Metro Start Screen background and also personalize your Windows 8 default row count.

How To Install Windows 8 On VMware Workstation

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In a previous post I showed you “How To Install Windows 8 On VirtualBox”. While VrtualBox is a good option as a free virtualization software, VMware applications have better virtualization features which are even good enough to create virtual machines for professional and enterprise use. The initial builds of Windows 8 have seen a lot of issues on earlier VMware applications and installing Windows 8 on VMware Workstation, the VM Continue Reading →