OEM apps in the Windows Store

Cannot see OEM apps in the Windows Store

Whenever you buy a new Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 OEM computer or laptop, you my have noticed that they come preinstalled with some software, including special OEM Windows Store apps. Unable to view preinstalled OEM Windows Store apps Now [...]

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Quantum Computing explained by Microsoft Research

After cloud computing, there’s a new buzzword hitting the minds of tech enthusiasts – Quantum Computing. The technology, although in its infancy,  holds great promises in future. Therefore, experiments are being conducted by researchers to exploit the machine’s full potential. [...]

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How to minimize Outlook to System Tray in Windows 8.1

If you use Microsoft Outlook 2013 on Windows 8.1, as your default email client, then you may have noticed that, when you minimize Outlook, it minimizes to the taskbar and continues to occupy space. This can create a problem if [...]

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What is Hybrid Cloud? Defination, advantages and benefits

According to a survey conducted by Tech Pro Research, 68% of people using Internet know what a Hybrid Cloud is. However, the sample size was just 138 and constituted people interested in Information Technology field.  I am not inclined to [...]

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Know if your Windows Security Center is a virus or legitimate

Windows Security Center is a component of the Windows operating system, that was introduced by Microsoft in Windows XP and included in Windows Vista too. The program helped you keep a check on your system, by monitoring regularly the status [...]

Top Ten List of CLoud Service Providers

Best Cloud Computing Services

Until few years back, there were not many cloud service providers. Recent trend of businesses to move towards hybrid clouds has seen new entrants. I compiled a list of top ten cloud service providers. Note that I have not arranged [...]

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Cipher command line tool in Windows 8 / 7

Cipher.exe is a built-in command line tool in the Windows operating system that can be used to encrypt or decrypt data on NTFS drives. This tool also lets to securely delete data by overwriting it. Cipher.exe command line tool Whenever [...]

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How to take a Selfie

If you have been using the social networking websites, you might be very well aware of the term ‘Selfie’. A ‘Selfie’ is a picture that one has taken of oneself, with a smartphone or webcam to upload it to the [...]

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Fix: Windows laptop will not Hibernate

There have been cases when users have found that their Windows laptop just will not hibernate. If you are facing this issue with your Windows 8  or Windows 7 laptop, then you may try some of these troubleshooting steps. Windows laptop [...]

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Recordit: Free GIF Screen Recorder for Windows

Recordit is a free screen recording software for Windows, that lets you record your computer screen and upload it to the Internet as a GIF file. GIF files are smaller as compared to the normal video files, and they are easy [...]

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Fix: WiFi gets disconnected after Sleep in Windows 8

We all use WiFi on our Windows computers to access the Internet. But many a times, we run into different kind of issues pertaining to usage of WiFi. We have already seen how to fix poor WiFi performance, limited WiFi networks, WLAN [...]

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Auto-select language encoding setting in Internet Explorer

Whenever you visit a website, the web page tells the browser which language encoding to use. The browser uses this information, and renders the page. If the page does not include this information, it will find out the correct language [...]

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Dual Boot Repair Tool: Repair Boot Configuration Data for Windows

The source of most of the unbootable situations on Windows, is caused by misconfiguration or even corrupted Boot Configuration Data files, otherwise known as BCD. BCD contains boot configuration parameters on how to start your Windows operating system. In earlier [...]