Best Windows 8.1 Features, How to Use Them, and Why You Might Want to Upgrade

Windows 8.1 was launched today, and even though it’s a free upgrade for current Windows 8 users, some people might still be wondering if they should even bother. On top of that, you have a ton of Windows 7 users […]

How to Update to Windows 8.1

If you have Windows 8 running on your device then you most likely are eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 8.1 and I recommend you do it, like as quickly as humanely possible. Reason I say that isn’t because […]

How to Enable Flash on the Microsoft Surface (IE 10)

While Microsoft did include Adobe Flash in the new Internet Browser 10 that comes on the Microsoft Surface, you may be left wondering why some websites are stillĀ asking you to install Flash. Well, as it turns out, even though there […]

How to Change the Default Search Provider on the Microsoft Surface (IE 10)

You may have noticed that whenever you search the web in the Internet Browser on the Microsoft Surface that it automatically uses Bing and it would seem the only way to search Google is to actually head to and […]

How To Disable Auto Brightness in Windows 8

When I installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Mac, I noticed one HUGE issue that I just couldn’t deal with; the screen would keep dimming down no matter how many times I would set the brightness to 100. […]

How To Enable Safe Mode in Windows 8

Occasionally in Windows, you might mess something up. Back in the day, you used to be able to turn off the computer and just hold F8 down when turning it back on to be able to boot into Safe Mode […]

New Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 8

  Windows 8’s new Metro UI might be all touch friendly but if you don’t have a touch screen then you might want to utilize the new hot keys / shortcuts that have been added for those of us with […]

How To Perform a Hard Reset in Windows 8

  What happens when you mess up? Well, luckily, Microsoft has made it quite easy to reset your WIndows 8 system without having to completely reinstall the OS. Here’s how.

How To Enable Xbox Companion in Windows 8

One thing Microsoft definitely is trying to get right with Windows 8 is the integration with Xbox. At the moment, this integration is minimal, but you can definitely see where Microsoft is heading with it: allowing you to play Xbox […]