How to Change Windows 8 Start Screen background

Windows 8 UI Changer Preview

Windows 8 Start screen allows you to have a different background but its limited to what Microsoft offers and even though you can change Lock Screen Picture, there is no way to pick a custom background picture for Start Screen. I am guessing this has been limited, so you get less distracted from the Tiles. How to add a custom ...

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Windows 8 : How to turn off Skype & Live Messenger Notifications

Skype App Settings for Windows 8

Recently when I installed Skype for Windows 8, it merged Windows Live messenger account when I chose to opt in. What was good that it was one messenger service less, but it also resulted in lot of notifications as Facebook, Skype and Live Messenger all are in one place. What really disappointed me is that there is no direct way ...

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Windows 8 : How to bulk Reinstall Apps from Store on a new PC

Windows 8 Apps not Installed on this PC

Windows 8 has a heavy integration when it comes to syncing settings like Passwords, Personalization, Language, Browser, App preferences etc between multiple PC and tablets when they are trusted with your account. However, one thing you will notice is that it does not sync Apps itself i.e. If you install one app in one PC, there is no option to automatically ...

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Should I Buy Microsoft Surface Windows RT or Windows 8 Pro or an Ultrabook

Microsoft Surface

Recently Microsoft announced availability of its first tablet running Windows RT. Even though the pre-orders have run out the biggest confusion that’s drooling around are What is Windows RT Is it right to buy Surface running Windows RT ? What is the difference between Windows RT and Windows 8 Will everything run on Windows RT like it was running on my ...

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Important Facts about Microsoft Surface answered at Reddit AMAA

Surface Windows RT

Microsoft opened up the online store for pre ordering Surface, the awesome tablet running, Windows RT starting at 499$ for Australia, Canada, Deutschland,  France and UK. There are three versions of Surface as of now, the basic version is 32 GB with no cover + keyboard but if you are ready to pay 100$ extra, you get the touch cover. In case ...

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YouTube : Add Image Watermark and Promote any Video in all your videos

YouTube Watermark and Intro Video

YouTube has rolled out one of the biggest feature request from any YouTube Publisher, weather he is a pro and or a hobbyist video maker. You are now allowed to have a custom watermark for your channel which will be always shown on  videos, at any corner, and you can increase visibility of any video by making it appear on all ...

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LastPass App for Windows 8 is here but seems to be broken

Last Pass for Windows 8

Finally a good news for Windows RT users who been missing the LastPass for Windows 8 as there is no support for browser plugin.  The company behind lastpass has finally rolled in the app which can be used with the IE App for Windows 8. Since Windows 8 has contract sharing feature, this app makes use of it to connect ...

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Windows 8 : How to make IE (Desktop Mode) as secure as IE App

IE 10 Desktop Enhanced Protection Mode

IE 10 App on Windows 8 is pretty limited when it comes to plugin and other access like downloads etc. The primary reason is the Enhanced Protection mode which is enabled by default which makes sure that no website or plug-ins can access data on your computer without permission or using any backdoor. This is the primary reason why you ...

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Windows 8 : Password protect Xbox Game & App Store Purchases

Windows store password protection

Windows 8 Games section will be one of the attractive section for kids and if you have ever kept your account logged in and unattended, quite possible, that your kid or anybody else might buy a game accidentally. So just to make sure you don’t get into trouble, Xbox App & Windows Store has settings in place which you can turn ...

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