Cannot remove/select multiple app tiles on Windows 8.1 Start Screen

The Windows 8.1 Update 1 is available for download and brings features like power button on Start Screen, and close buttons within running metro apps. The addition of classic context menu on Start Screen is very helpful on Desktops and laptops. When you right-click or hold and press on a app tile, traditional context menu will pop up next to it, and contains those options, such as Open new Window, Open file location, Resize to small/large. Continue reading

Fix Camera Black/Dark Screen in Windows 8.1 Skype, Hangouts chat

The Microsoft Skype and Google Hangouts service offer the face-to-face video chatting solution with your friends and family in Windows tablet and computer. However, once you have installed the Windows 8.1 update 1 on the device, sometimes you should notice that others app connect directly to the system’s Camera and it just shows the black screen or becomes too dark or too bright. Continue reading

First Windows 8.1 powered Smart Touch TV Apek Maxpad

A lot of devices such as laptops, computers, tablets and smartphones are running the Windows 8. Now Apek, a Brazilian company, has announced a range of Windows 8.1 powered touch TV and PC hybrid which is powered by AMD A10 APU based and available in different screen sizes (39, 50, and 63.5 inches). This is the first related TV in the world and a large screen product with a complete platform. Continue reading

How to rename computer and change product key in Windows 8.1 via PC Settings

Many people have installed the Windows 8.1 Update 1 on their computers and tablets and there are some new features. In previous operating system version, changing or assigning a name to a computer to join workgroup or domain membership network requires the process via the Control Panel and go to System applet, Advanced System. Continue reading

Close all apps won’t return to Windows 8.1 start screen instead of desktop

In Windows 8.1/8, the system will return to Start Screen while you close all background running Metro-style apps. Now the Update 1 brings a new way to manipulate them with the title bar, and you could handle those Modern Apps using the close and minimize buttons. However, I get such problem that the OS will go back to desktop mode instead of Start Screen if I do the same behavior after it’s installed. Continue reading

How to open Titlebar menu of Modern Apps in Windows 8.1 Update 1

Windows 8.1 spring Update 1 enhances the experience of mouse and keyboard users, because it brings many features and a bunch of interface changes for easily takeing control of the system on their computers and laptops, such as the generally more subtle with the welcome title bars of modern apps from the store to do some tasks. Continue reading

How to show/hide Modern Store Apps on Taskbar in Windows 8.1 Update 1

The Windows 8.1 Update 1 roll out on April 8th via Windows Update and bring a way for you to pin modern apps from the Store to taskbar. In the past, you have to switch back to Start Screen and open the app bar on the left of the screen. It was a pain but now the problem has been resolved easily. Continue reading

How to add/remove power button in Windows 8.1 Update 1

A wide range of computers have been installed the Windows 8.1 Update 1. A great feature is an easy-to-find power button in the upper-right corner for setting system to restart, shut down, or sleep and it is helpful while you use a mouse or don’t have a touch screen. However, if you are using the Surface Pro or other tablets, it would be too easy to tap accidentally and become uncomfortable. Continue reading

Install Windows 8.1 Update 1 Errors 80073712/80070020/800F081F/80242FFF/800F0922

Windows 8.1 update 1 also known as KB2919355 brings new features for mouse and keyboard users, but it also gets failing process to be installed through windows update. I take about 35 minutes to download the 800MB file and then it just stop working and won’t install. It poped up error code of 80070020, 80073712 and 0x800f081f and required KB2919442, KB2932046, KB2937592 and KB2938439. Continue reading