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Windows 9 to Bring Back Start Menu; to Get Rid of Charms Bar

Rumors about Windows 9 continue to pop up all over the place as anticipation to its upcoming release rises. Will it be a better operating system than its predecessor? No one really know yet but if these rumors are to be believed, Microsoft is set on appeasing users who were not impressed with the way Windows 8 and its updates turned out.

One of the biggest improvement of Windows 9, at least according to rumors, is the impending return of the iconic Start button, which was kicked out of Windows 8 in favor of the Charms Bar, those icons that pop up on the right side of the screen when you move the mouse cursor over there. While convenient for touch screen devices, the Charms Bar is found to be a nuisance by users of desktop PCs. (more…)

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How to Summon the Charms Bar via the Trackpad

The Charms Bar serves as a “one-stop” access to several commonly used functionalities of Windows 8 devices. Depending on the device, it can be summoned in different ways. For touch screen devices, the Charms Bar is accessed by swiping in from the right edge of the screen. The keyboard also provides easy access to the Charms Bar. Simply hit the “Windows Key” + “C” and the bar will pop out of the right side of the screen.

Unfortunately for mouse-navigated PCs, invoking the Charms Bar is not as easy. It requires moving the cursor to the “hot corners” (either the top-right or bottom-right corners of the screen) to make the Charms Bar to “partially” appear, then, slide the cursor up or down the edge depending on what corner was chosen, to make the bar fully active. (more…)

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Microsoft releases Video Tuner app for Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft launched on Wednesday Video Tuner, a video editing app for Windows Phone 8.1. The app boasts of features that go beyond Movie Moments app for Windows Phone 8.1, another video editing app which Microsoft debuted a couple of months ago.

The Movie Moments app only allows Windows Phone 8.1 users to edit a clip down to 60 seconds or less before saving or sharing it online. The Video Tuner app, on the other hand, is designed to let users easily edit a video they have captured and quickly share it online. (more…)

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Resetting Windows 8.1

Resseting your Windows 8.1 device is the last thing anyone would want to perform on his gadget. But sometimes, it is a necessary task. For instance resetting is inevitable when a nasty virus wreaked havoc on your device or you just want to clean it up before reselling or handing it over to a new user.

Fortunately, Windows 8.1 devices now offers a convenient method for restoring or resetting a device. It requires no extra hardware and can be done using the Charms Bar. Here’s how to reset or restore a Windows 8.1 device. (more…)

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How to Turn On Your PC’s Firewall Using the Charms Bar

When you go on to the internet, your computer becomes vulnerable to hackers or malicious software (such as worms) which could completely disable your computer or give access to someone to use your computer to spread worms or viruses to other computers without your knowledge. A firewall is beneficial to prevent such malicious activity.

A firewall is software or hardware that checks information coming from the Internet or a network, and then either blocks it or allows it to pass through to your computer, depending on your firewall settings. It serves as a protective barrier between your computer and the internet and the rest of the computers you are connected to. (more…)

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