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Top 5 tweaks to make Windows 8.1 feel more familiar

By Kirsten Ballweg

Let’s face it: Windows looks a whole lot different than Windows 7 or Windows I mean, the desktop we all know and love is still there (awesome!) but the Start screen can take some time to get used And I… Read more

New PC settings to play with

By Anna Brinkmann

A new OS means cool new settings to play Of course, sometimes it involves a bit of a learning curve, so you know where things In Windows most of the new settings are in PC settings, and here are a… Read more

8 hidden Windows Phone 8 settings you’ll actually use

By Michael Stroh

OK, so none of these are technically But I know many people treat the Settings section of their smartphone or PC like terra pericolosa—scary territory worth venturing into only when absolutely If your travels there have been primarily limited to… Read more

Getting around in Windows 8

By Kent Walter

A common thread we’ve seen in the feedback so far about Windows 8, on this blog or elsewhere, positive or negative, is that people using Windows 8 for the first time might need a little help getting their For me,… Read more

Tip Tuesday: Extending your phone’s battery life

By Michael Stroh

One unintended consequence of all the great new features of Windows Phone is that I’m using my phone a lot And that means I’m burning through my battery a bit faster than I once Luckily, there’s a new feature of… Read more