Windows 8.1 Store apps minimizing automatically issues

After my tablet upgraded to Windows 8.1 from 8, I notice that almost of the modern store apps keep minimizing to the taskbar by itself with the splash screen while trying to open it, even pressing the Win + Tab keys to maximize. It only happen with sign on by my Microsoft account, and the “app troubleshooter” does nothing. Now I am unable to re-install or update any of them and can’t figure out how to fix the issues. Continue reading

Windows 8/RT FLAC Player App for Surface tablet

Windows has been lacking of FLAC support and the software foobar2000, AIMP3, Winamp can do the good job. However, they are only working on Windows 8.1/8 os, and don’t support on ARM process device running Windows RT. If you would like to read FLAC music files on Surface tablet, the FLAC Player application could help you resolve the problem. Continue reading

How to fix broken modern app shortcuts in Windows 8.1 update

If your have installed Modern apps in Windows 8 pro and then upgrade to Windows 8.1 or apply the update 1, some Store app shortcuts will be not working and become broken while you are trying to open any of them., as well as right-click it can’t bring any option. The problem is caused by running anti-virus software like Avast 2014 during the process. 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

Windows 8.1 app store purchase error Request timed out

I have got a new Surface 2 tablet running Windows 8.1 Pro and signed in to my Microsoft account. When I open the Windows app store and try to download the free games, it just loads for a bit seconds and then pops up the message “Purchase error Request timed out.” on the screen. Clicking the “Try again” doesn’t take any effects and I can’t figure out how to fix the issues? Continue reading

VLC media player Beta for Windows 8.1/8 Download

VLC is a very popular and open-source media player and streaming server. After a year development, finally its Modern/Metro version is officially available as a beta build in the Windows Store. The Windows 8 built-in video player is very terrible, and this is good replacement for modern UI users. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Health Care Apps for Patients and Doctors

A lot of native health apps have been developed for Windows 8.1/8 and RT in Windows Store, and allow users to run them across multiple devices, such as Surface tablets, desktops and laptops. You might want to choose one to do somethings like improve health, change behaviour, monitor drinking, find medications, or get health answers instantly. Continue reading

How to sync app licenses in Windows 8.1 with multiple devices

Windows 8.1 allows you to sync app licenses which is purchased from app store to the cloud by Microsoft Account, so that you can access them anywhere. By default the system offers a option to let Metro apps automatically update in the background, but most users don’t realize they need to get the up-to-date information for that and manually make the syncing when log in to your own account on another new tablet or computer. Continue reading

How to Disable Update to Windows 8.1 for Free Notification in Windows 8

For some reasons, you might don’t want to update your Windows 8 tablet or computer to Windows 8.1 and it is good idea to skip it. However, while you are on the start screen, it will automatically notify the availability of free update to install through Windows Store app. Continue reading