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SkyDrive and Windows 8.1

Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud-based storage solution will see some updates with next week’s newest version of Windows, Windows 8.1. These updates are intended to make cloud storage solutions more relevant and useful for both general and business users. Microsoft has said that there will be deep integration between the updated operating system and SkyDrive. Here’s an

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How to change the function of the power button

Once a computer is switched on, the machine’s power button is pretty much forgotten until the next morning, when it’s time to turn it on again. Most Windows PC users aren’t aware that the power button can be configured to take one of four different actions. The available actions are very similar to what we

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RIP XP – April 8, 2014. Are you ready?

April 8, 2014. If your business is still running Windows XP you need to mark this date, and circle it several times with a big red pen. That’s the date Microsoft is pulling support for XP, which means potentially increased security risks, no further help from Microsoft, and ultimately the possibility of increased IT costs.

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The 6 different shutdown options

Shut Down. Sleep. Hibernate. Lock. If you use Windows as an operating system you have likely noticed the multiple different options you have for shutting down your computer. Have you ever wondered just what the differences are? Here is an overview of the six different options Windows users have when it’s time to shut down

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New features of Windows 8.1

When Microsoft released Windows 8 in October of 2012, the company stated that they would move to a yearly update schedule. The first of these updates – Windows 8.1 – has recently been announced. If you have used previous versions of Windows, say XP or Windows 7, you may be familiar with Service Packs which

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5 tips to get more out of Windows 8

When Windows 8 was released last year, many viewed it as a drastic departure from the more traditional versions of Windows we saw in XP, Vista, and Win7. This is accurate to a degree, as the new interface is reminiscent of mobile operating systems and does come with a bit of a learning curve, which

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