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Using a touchscreen Windows device

Sat, 17 May 2014 11:27:47 +00002014-05-17T11:27:47Z

(image) Touchscreen devices running Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT are becoming increasingly common, and for anyone making the move from a traditional mouse and keyboard, the new methods of interacting with the operating system can feel a little strange to start with. But once you get used to the various techniques that are available, you should find that you're able to get around and get things done just as fast as before -- if not faster. For help with getting started, take a look at the guide to using your touchscreen.




Mastering the keyboard in Windows 8.1

Sun, 11 May 2014 14:34:42 +00002014-05-11T14:34:42Z

(image) We've already taken a look at what Windows 8.1 Update has to offer, but if you want to get things done faster  and more efficiently you're going to need to master the keyboard. Take a look at our guide to keyboard shortcuts and see what you can learn.




Introducing Windows 8.1 Update

Sun, 11 May 2014 14:26:08 +00002014-05-11T14:26:08Z

(image) Gone are the days of service packs; with Windows 8.1, Update is what it is all about. The name Windows 8.1 Update might be slightly confusing, but there are quite a new new features and options to try out. Here you can found out what the very latest version of Windows has to offer and how to take full advantage of it.




The return of Windows.About.com

Tue, 06 May 2014 15:27:47 +00002014-05-06T15:27:47Z

Things have been a little quiet around these parts of late, but that's all about to change. The past 18 months has been incredibly busy for Windows -- we've already made it onto the third version of Windows 8! Over the coming weeks and months I'll be updating the site with all manner of new content -- and it would be great to hear what you would like to see.

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Windows 8’s First Year in Review

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:26:08 +00002013-12-31T16:26:08Z

(image) Windows 8 was released at the end of last year to mixed reviews. It offered users a lot of enhancements and new features, but also included a bunch of unpopular features and UI tweak that users would rather have removed. Understandably, it had a pretty sluggish adoption rate at first reported often as being accepted even slower than the much maligned Vista.

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The Windows Store is Improving but it has a Long Way to Go

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:48:38 +00002013-11-30T21:48:38Z

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A simple fact that has kept a lot of new users from jumping on board the Windows 8 mobile app platform is that there are a lot of apps missing from the Windows Store. Sure, there are over 1,000 apps to choose from, but a lot of the big names people are looking for have been absent. Heck, just a few short months ago there wasn't even an official Facebook app in the Windows Store.

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With So Many Options, How do you Install Windows 8.1

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:47:49 +00002013-10-31T21:47:49Z

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Windows 8.1 has been unleashed on the world and it brings with it an arsenal of great new features and tweaks. Anyone with Windows 8, and a good many users of older versions of Windows, will likely want to get their hands on it. Though the installation is necessarily difficult, it can be hard to figure out the right way to go about it. There are three ways to install Windows 8.1 and the option you choose will depend on the version of Windows you're running.

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Why You May Not Find the Windows 8.1 Update in the Store

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:03:03 +00002013-10-29T13:03:03Z

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As you're likely already aware, Windows 8.1 is officially complete and released to the public. Though users looking to upgrade from earlier versions of Windows will obviously have to pay for it, Windows 8.1 is free of charge to existing users of its predecessor Windows 8. Such users should be able to simply download the update via the Windows Store and install it without any fuss at all, but that isn't working out for a lot of users.

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Windows 8.1 Released Next Month

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:01:04 +00002013-09-30T23:01:04Z

Windows 8.1 will be released to the general public next month on the 17th. Microsoft already released the finished version to TechNet members and business partners, despite their original intentions so the final build is out and about. I, for one, am pretty excited about it.

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Windows.about.com has Gone Social

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:17:26 +00002013-09-20T11:17:26Z

(image) Do you enjoy the content I post here on Windows.about.com? Do you ever wish you could get better access to new content or connect with me to ask questions or make comments? If you answered yes, you should know you have plenty of ways to do that.

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