Category Archives: Windows 8

Uses For A 7″ Tablet

One great use for my new 7″ Toshiba Encore Tablet is to use it as a media watching device while you are working out. I found the TWIT.TV app for Windows 8.1 and it works well. One question on this app is, why do they charge $1.49 for the Windows app but the IOS app I think is FREE? I am still waiting for the keyboard and case I ordered for this tablet. I am also hoping that the new 10.1″ tablet I ordered will be in soon. But for now if you have a 7″ tablet there is a … Continue reading

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Are You A Mac Or A PC?

One time in life this question would have meant something to a lot of people. Apple Macs and PC’s once were not on the same playing field. And today I feel they really still are not but we will get there in a minute. Today with the modern software we all love and use, and with great programmers bringing their products to both platforms we can now grab a computer and feel comfortable. Working at a school I have found a few ways that one can not replace the other. In our Auto CAD lab we still need Windows to … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Classic Shell

You have that shinny new computer and you just hate the new Windows 8 interface. As I wrote a before you could get use to the new Windows 8 interface. I know I had to give my brain a little time to adapt to the new system. If you feel that you would rather have it the old way. In other words have your desktop look more like Windows XP and Windows 7. There are two way that you can do this. The first and the one I recommend is to use Classic Shell. It is a FREE add on … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface and Windows 8.1

Are you using the new Windows 8.1? If you are using Windows 8 you need to download the FREE upgrade to 8.1. I have been working with this new version since RC1. There has been great improvements. I am also looking into the Microsoft Surface. We have one of our staff that bought one and I have to say it is really cool. Move over IPad there is a new tablet in the market. I am still running many Mac’s in the house and at work, but I always tell everyone Microsoft has been a part of my career since … Continue reading

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