Get a PC Settings Shortcut on the Windows 8 Desktop

Windows 8, which will debut on October 26th, doesn't provide users with the ability to create desktop shortcuts to modern (formerly Metro) apps.  Traditional software and settings programs like Control Panel can […]

Access YouTube Experimental Design from any Browser

Google is famous for their Labs, which rolls out lots of experimental software, but they also test lots of different designs for their big web properties like Reader, Gmail, YouTube and more. […]

fake iphone 5 launcher

iPhone 5 Launcher for Android Released

This may have been done partially as a joke, but an iPhone 5 launcher for Android devices has been released.  I say joke because Android users are notorious for making fun of […]

Google Street View Goes Underwater at the Great Barrier Reef

I have become convinced that there really isn't anywhere that the Google Street View team won't take their cameras.  They have not only covered the actual streets around the world, but have […]

android update

Force an Android Device to Find an Update

Android phones are the top-selling devices in the world today with Google recently announcing that they are currently activating 1.3 million handsets every single day. With all of the different versions of the mobile […]


3 Free Windows Alternatives to Media Center

With the move to Windows 8 Microsoft has not killed Media Center as many had feared they would, but they have made it much less appealing in several ways.  The popular home […]

chrome 23 show home button

3 Cool Hidden Chrome Features

Chrome, the popular web browser from Google, is known for being fast and reliable, but there are countless other reasons why users, especially techie-types (geeks) love this web browser.  The software has […]

Acer Readying their next-gen Chromebook

Acer, along with Samsung, was the first hardware maker to produce a Chromebook, which is a laptop based on Google's Chrome operating system.  The Chrome OS was introduced back in December of […]

chrome shockwave flash crash

Fix the Chrome Shockwave Flash Plugin Problem

Many people use Google's Chrome web browser for surfing the Internet because it's fast, stable and generally reliable.  However, quite  a few users have a problem with Adobe's Shockwave Flash plugin for […]

windows 8 store release preview

Windows 8 Store Tops 1,500 Apps

When Microsoft rolled out the Windows Store with the release of the Consumer Preview version of the operating system there were only a few apps available, and many of them were actually […]

windows 8 control panel

Windows 8 Built-in File Backup

There is perhaps no more important thing for users to do than backup their files.  Hard drive crashes can happen unexpectedly and the risk of losing important and irreplaceable files like family pictures is […]

windows 8 charms pc settings

Change App Notifications in Windows 8

With Windows 8, Microsoft has almost completely changed the face of their flagship product, doing away with the Start button that has been so integral since the Windows 95 days, as well […]

firefox advanced settings toggle

Enable the Built-in PDF Reader in Firefox 15

Mozilla recently rolled out Firefox 15, the latest version of the browser in their new rapid-release schedule.  With this new release there are quite a few new features, which have been outlined […]

word 2013 share

Share and Blog from Word 2013

Microsoft recently rolled out the first public beta of Office 2013, formerly known by the code name "Office 15".  While many things are still similar to the previous Office 2010 version, many […]

windows 8 right-click menu properties

Encrypt Files and Folders in Windows 8 with EFS

For those using Windows 8 there is built-in file encryption, called Bit-Locker, available, but only if you are using the Pro or Enterprise version of the operating system.  However, every version of […]

activision app menu

Activision Launches Classic Games App for Mobile

Classic games have been making a comeback lately with Microsoft recently partnering with Atari to bring arcade games to Internet Explorer.  Now, today, another name from the past, Activision, announced a new […]

microsoft requesting access can Connect to your Facebook and Twitter Accounts

Microsoft rolled out recently and it's slated to eventually replace the aging and reputation-challenged Hotmail service.  For now, users can choose to upgrade or not, but eventually it will become required. […]

clover tabs

Clover Brings Tabs to your Windows Explorer

There are several options available for those who want to add tabs to Windows Explorer – something Microsoft should probably have done themselves when they redesigned the app for Windows 8, including […]