Tag Archive: Windows 8

Aug 03 2013

Checking TRIM is Enabled Under Windows 7 or Windows 8

Another quick tip regarding TRIM which has been mentioned a few times on the blog recently. If you’ve got an SSD you might want to double check that TRIM is enabled to ensure that the garbage collection processes can run and keep your SSD in peak performance. Usually, Windows 7 and Windows 8 will set …

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Jun 24 2013

Panasonic AX2 Business Rugged Convertible Ultrabook Unboxing

The unboxing videos keep on rolling! So far in the last week I’ve been very lucky to unbox: the Panasonic HC-X920M 3D camcorder, the Pebble smartwatch, the Ouya Android-based console. This time around, we get back into mainstream computing with an ultrabook from Panasonic that you probably haven’t seen in the shops. Panasonic isn’t well …

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Jun 05 2013

Sharing Wi-Fi Via Your Microsoft Surface

One of the biggest gripes that people may have is the lack of 3G/4G/LTE connectivity on both versions of the Microsoft Surface. Of course, on Surface Pro you can plug in a dongle and add such connectivity but it can become cumbersome to have a USB device protruding from the tablet or a dongle hanging off …

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May 28 2013

Fitbit Dashboard Receives Metro Styling

A while back I wrote about how Fitbit developed a Metro app for Windows 8/RT which, in my opinion, did a fantastic job of aligning with the design language whilst still retaining the Fitbit identity. I think it is a great way to check my Fitbit stats without having to fire up and login to …

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May 26 2013

Free Windows 8 User Guide

I remember back in the day of DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1 you’d get chunky paper manual to learn about virtually every single bit of functionality. The vast majority of box heft would be due to the manual whilst the floppy disks would be a fraction of the overall weight. However, as the years have …

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Apr 19 2013

RSS Feeds Arrive in Bing News

This may have slipped under the radar for some but I reckon this is a fantastic update that will have me using Bing News far more often on my Microsoft Surface. It could also be a handy alternative for those facing the prospect of being orphaned by the shutdown of Google Reader. In the most …

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Apr 11 2013

Disable Programs With High Start-up Impact

Here’s a quick tip for Windows 8 users out there. If you want to help ensure that your computer is always quick out of the blocks you might want to check out what programs impact that ability. This is really simple to do in Windows 8 as follows: Press Alt + Ctrl + Del on …

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Apr 09 2013

Nokia Music Arrives on Windows 8 and Windows RT

Just a quick note for those into Nokia Music on Windows Phone 8 and also use Windows 8/RT. Nokia has seen fit to release a Nokia Music app for these additional platforms to get some further traction in the music market against the likes of Spotify (who are still yet to release an app for …

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Apr 04 2013

Push YouTube Videos to XBMC from Windows 8/RT

YouTube has become a staple website in terms of video streaming with it being very popular across smartphones, tablets and traditional computers alike. It’s handy to be able to share links with others via e-mail or social media but what if you’re in the same room with other people and you fancied pushing a video …

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Mar 30 2013

Find an App in Windows 8

Another quick tip. In Windows Vista and Windows 7 we’ve had the handy ability to hit the Start button and type in the name of the applications we want to run. This is useful for applications that you might not have pinned to your taskbar or access all that often. For others, it might be …

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