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How To Reset All Windows Security Settings To Default In Windows 10

If you recently tried applying a Group Policy or Local Policy in Windows and are having odd side effects, or notice the policy doesn't seem to be working as expected, you can try to reset / restore your local security policy settings to default in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP. I recently tried [...]

How To Reinitialize The Offline Cache in Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Sometimes you just have too many conflicts when synchronizing your offline files in Windows that you have to start over. In my case, I upgraded the file server to a new host and some clients were left with duplicate entries in their Sync Center. DISCLAIMER: Always create a restore point before editing the registry! If [...]

Tech Tip: Faster App Startup Windows 8 and Windows 10

Ever since Windows Vista, Microsoft has added a startup delay for apps. This remains true in Windows 8 and even the new Windows 10 Technical Preview. The good news is that you can do a simple registry tweak to disable this startup delay. If you have a lot of startup processes then this could actually [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:56:08+00:00 October 12th, 2014|Categories: OS, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Google Releases Chrome App Launcher For Windows

Today, Google quietly released its Chrome App Launcher for Windows 7 and 8. If you're a heavy Google user, this little app might come in handy for you, as it gives you quick access to Google services such as Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, the Chrome Store and more. It even has a Google search [...]

Microsoft Updates Maps, Video, and Finance Windows 8 Apps – Ads Coming To Bing Search In Windows 8.1

If you're a Windows 8 user, you'll see a couple of app updates available in the Microsoft Store today. Microsoft has released updates to their Maps, Video, and Finance apps. In other news, Microsoft has written a post on the Bing Ads blog, stating that with Windows 8.1, the integrated Bing search engine will also [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:57:06+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|Categories: Apps|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Microsoft BUILD 2013 Windows 8 App Announcements – Facebook, Flipboard, VS 2013 & More

While the big news at the Microsoft BUILD 2013 developer's conference has been the Windows 8.1 Preview, they also just announced a couple of apps coming to Windows 8. First up is an official Facebook app. Twitter released an app a while ago, but Facebook has yet to be seen. Microsoft has announced that it [...]

Tech Tip: More Tips To Speed Up Windows 8

A few months ago, I wrote an article that details some changes you can make to visually speed up Windows 8. This article will go into a few more technical things that you can change to speed up Windows 8 even more. Services Just like in previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 has services that [...]

By | 2016-10-16T15:57:09+00:00 June 25th, 2013|Categories: OS, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Samsung Announces New Galaxy Devices, Ativ Devices And Ultrabooks

Samsung is currently holding a press conference in London to announce some new devices coming to their Galaxy and Ativ product lines. A few of these look interesting to say the least! First up are the ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Book 9 Lite ultrabooks running Windows 8. They both have a 13-inch display [...]

Microsoft Releases Some Details About Windows 8.1 Update (Updated w/Video)

There's been some leaks and rumors over the last few months about Windows Blue, now known as Windows 8.1, which will be a free update to Windows 8 that will be released sometime later this year through the Microsoft Store. So far, Microsoft has been a little quiet about the new features coming to this [...]