Some of my favourite...

Creating a beautiful and functional start screen is surely the holy grail of any Windows Phone user. As a graphic designer and chronic pixel scrutiniser, its essential for me to have control over the way my device looks. I grew frustrated with Android for this reason originally, removing...

Native File Explorer...

As I was browsing desktop websites on my Lumia 1520, I stumbled across something pretty cool. Whereas in previous iterations of Internet Explorer on Windows Phone tapping “Browse” on a desktop web-optimized website would do nothing, Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Phone 8.1...

How to Boot to your ...

Windows 8.1 is finally here and with it a bunch of improvements and fixes to the Windows 8 user experience. One improvement that many people have been asking for is the ability to sign in straight to the Desktop and avoid the Start Screen completely. To those non touch screen owners this may...

How to use Surface R...

How to Surface RT So Microsoft just lowered the price of the Surface RT model tablets. With this price drop we expect to see many new users of Windows 8 and Surface in general so we thought it would be a good idea to give new comers a short run down on how to use their new Surface RT. Office:...

Hidden Start Button ...

We have discovered the mother of all hidden features in Windows 8. This little feature will remove the need of a third party Start button. The solution is quite simple but can be easily missed by new users. All you have to do is go to the bottom left corner of the screen and right click. We...

How to stop Windows ...

Windows 8 comes in a variety of form factors; some good, some not as good. If you haven’t noticed by now the new Modern designed user interface is best used with a touchscreen. Sure you can use a mouse and keyboard with the new Start Screen but it isn’t as fun. Laptops users in...

Using a Micro SD Card to Install Programs

Recently, concerns were raised about the amount of operating system reserved storage on of the Microsoft Surface Pro. Here is how you can use Windows 8 to install programs to an SD card (without any hacks, funky drivers, or registry changes) as if the Micro SDXC Card (or any removable storage device) were a part of your C:\ Drive. Windows will not, by default, allow you to install programs to a removable device because of the obvious reason- they can be removed at any time, potentially affecting stability if removed while in use. However for devices like the Surface Pro, I do not intend to remove my storage card. Windows 8 allows for...

Customize Windows 8 ...

One of the coolest things about Windows 7 was having the ability to completely customize your home screen and change it to a completely different looking beast with a program like Rainmeter. Windows 8 RT brought with it some restrictions that made it so that you can only use the provided...

How to use Windows 8

Okay so after the holiday festivity you decide to finally sit down and have some quality time with your brand new PC. Now it might be a regular desktop, a laptop, or a new tablet. There is also the factor of whether or not it is touch enabled or not. Those who have received a brand new...

Is Microsoft’s...

With the release of Xbox Video and Windows 8, browsing video content is a breeze. One thing that caught my attention is the added discovery benefits of Windows 8. Using you PC you can easily browse and stream a video of you choice to your Xbox. The bigger benefit of the added screen in your...

Microsoft introduces...

My Achievements has just launched at the My Xbox Rewards website! My Xbox Rewards If you don’t know what My Xbox Rewards is here is a quick rundown. My Xbox Rewards basically rewards Xbox live users with free cash back in the form of Microsoft Points for their dedication to the Xbox...

T-Mobile’s HTC...

Every day gets nearer to the eventual launch of Windows Phone 8. T-Mobile seems to be pretty stoked about that fact and is reminding its customers they are indeed getting a premier flagship phone with the HTC 8X. If you sign up, the kind folks at the Magenta network will give you a friendly...

How to Log In to the...

Have you been having fun in Windows 8? I have, and just thought I would share with you a neat little trick. Some people hate the Windows 8 Start Screen for some reason and would prefer to just log in and get to the desktop as soon as possible.If you are one of those people, we have a solution...

W.I.N.C.O. PhoContro...

Back in the old days, when Windows Mobile was still alive, there were a plethora of options to control a Windows Mobile device with a Windows PC (even some official ones by Microsoft!). Of course, Windows Phone changed all that due to its closed nature. W.I.N.C.O decided to take matters into...

Windows 8 Improves M...

Yesterday, Mark Yalovsky, Senior Program Manager Lead for the Windows User experience released a video showing off features coming in Windows 8 Release Preview. The new features targeted one part of the Windows 8 user experience that up to now has been sub-par: multi monitor support. When...

Windows Mobile Marke...

Today comes the end of an era as the Windows Mobile 6.x marketplace will go offline once and for all. Those of you still carrying the HTC HD2 and other Windows Mobile smartphones will no longer have access to that marketplace. Of course, whatever you have on hand on your device will keep on...

Nokia Lumia 610 Devi...

After just two days of Skype’s release and the subsequent news of its functionality on low-end Windows Phone devices, Nokia has confirmed that their Lumia 610 will in fact have the Skype app working on it. From Nokia: Skype is available for the Lumia 610 in Marketplace and actually...

Changes to SkyDrive ...

Recently, Microsoft has made a number of changes to its SkyDrive service. These changes were obviously made to compete with other cloud storage devices. One apparent change is SkyDrive storage space. New SkyDrive members will be given seven gigabytes of storage space, which is more space...

Skydrive and Skype A...

Recently, there have been two updates for two of the most important apps that Microsoft has in its arsenal of goodies. Both the Skype and Skydrive apps have an update available to them. The Skydrive app now allows for moving and deleting files within your Skydrive storage, a valuable...

Lumia 900 Update Out...

It was a shame that there were a couple of difficult experiences after the Nokia Lumia 900 was released last Sunday. What with being released on Easter with many stores closed during the day, and with news of the dreaded data connection bug affecting some new owners, it’s good to know...

Avatar Legend of Kor...

  Here is a short and simple tutorial on how to get the first episode of Avatar Legend of Korra free on Xbox and PC. On Xbox Step 1: Sign in to Xbox Live Step 2: Go to the Zune Videos app Step 3: There is a free section on the Zune app Step 4: There are several Avatar Legend of Korra...

Microsoft Creates In...

  Facebook’s Timeline layout brought a fresh new way to share whats happening in your life. You can see everything that’s going on in your friends lives from start to finish. If you wanted something even more interactive, Microsoft might have the solution for you....

What’s New in ...

  There is no doubt that Windows 8 will be great on new tablets and touch based computers, but what about the average user who already owns a normal PC and will face the decision of whether to upgrade or not. A lot of emphasis has been placed on touch interfaces in Windows 8 which leaves...

Windows 8 Keyboard a...

Microsoft is betting the company on Windows 8 and from the look of the new Metro design, it does look a little bit risky. Microsoft has not had this much pressure and excitement in one of its products since the release of Windows 95, which became one of its most successful products of its...

Windows 8 Consumer P...

Today marks a momentous day for Microsoft with the launch of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Windows 8 marks the first massive change in the Windows Operating System’s interface since it’s inception. With the public release of this preview the general consumer public will have...