Tag Archives: Windows 8.1

OneDrive improvement

ZDNet reported on June 10, 2014 on a recent update to OneDrive, formerly SkyDrive: Microsoft slips sync changes into OneDrive on Windows 8.1 This is a useful small improvement that on Windows 7 systems was installed automatically but requires user-intervention on … Continue reading

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No more Windows 8.1 Preview

Happy New Year! The beta and preview versions of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have now all expired. You can still run them but only for a short period of time as the “welcome” banner tells you. It is almost … Continue reading

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Configuring Windows 8.1 for Adult Users

Cleaning the dross from Windows 8.1 Some three decades ago the watch industry suffered through an agonizing transformation. The electronic quartz oscillator replaced the finely-crafted mechanical escapement, injection molded plastics took over the precision machined metal cases, and new manufacturers … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 Importing Photos

One Giant Leap … This story is more than about Windows 8.1 Pro Preview – it is a tragic tale, oh, just read and weep. One of the biggest uses for computers by the senior folks is for managing and … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 – Libraries

A rose by any other name … Shakespeare may have been right in saying that a rose by any other name smells just as sweet, but names by themselves are powerful conveyors of feeling and information in addition to identifying … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 – Start button

The Start button returns in Windows 8.1 With the Windows 8.1 Preview Microsoft returns the Start button – sort of. Down in the lower left corner, on the taskbar, is the new Windows logo. It does not have the nice … Continue reading

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