How to take screenshots with Windows

Microsoft’s Windows operating system (OS) is unarguably the most popular system used by businesses. While Windows has a wide variety of features, there are some that aren’t used on a regular basis but are nonetheless useless. One such feature is the screenshot, which allows you to capture what is on your screen as an image.…

New Windows Vista security threat

If you have used Microsoft products for any length of time you likely know that the company releases periodic security updates that address identified issues and weak spots in their software. In early November, the company released a security update for systems using Vista, Lync and older versions of Office. The early November security advisory…

Windows 8.1 updates tile interface

The instantly recognizable tile interface of Windows 8 is here to stay, with Microsoft keeping it’s innovative touch screen style for update Windows 8.1. Much like Apple with OS X, Microsoft are now introducing a schedule of yearly updates. For the latest OS update, the new features are tweaks and added extras, rather than an…

Questions to ask before upgrading to 8.1

On October 17 Microsoft released the newest version of Windows 8 – Windows 8.1 on the app store. Users can download it for free from the Windows Store and install the update with ease. This update is an incremental update, it’s not a new version of Windows, but it adds new features. While this is…

Windows 8.1 to feature more SkyDrive

Cloud storage services, like Microsoft’s SkyDrive, have become an important part of computing. By storing files in one of these programs, we can access them from nearly any device that has an Internet connection. While this is great news, accessing a file from a mobile device on a data plan could use an extraordinary amount…

Setting what the power button does

Chances are pretty high that you are using a computer with Windows installed on it. You are probably pretty adept at using this system, including how to configure your settings. There are some useful systems settings that many users often don’t know about however. For example, did you know that you can configure what the…

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

April 8, 2014. Businesses who are still running Windows XP on their systems need to mark this date, and circle it several times with a big red pen. If you’re wondering why then this is because that’s the date Microsoft is pulling support for XP. What this means for your business is a potentially increased…

The 6 different shutdown options

One of the more essential and useful buttons on any computer, or technical device for that matter, is the power button. However, when it comes to shutting down your computer there are a number of different options you have if you use Windows as an operating system (OS). And with the vast majority of computers…

New features of Windows 8.1

The most popular operating system (OS) in the world is Microsoft’s Windows. The latest version of Windows – Windows 8 – was released in October of 2012, and has been slowly adopted by companies and users alike. With the release of this new OS, Microsoft stated that they would move to a yearly update schedule,…