The first time you bring up the Windows 8.1 Calendar app, you may think that you’re seeing double. Or triple. Assuming you have added two or more accounts into Metro Mail or Metro People, the calendars [more…]
If you can find a photo you want to edit, in spite of Windows 8.1 Metro Photo’s truly incapable search capabilities, editing it is quite easy — and the tools at hand, while rudimentary, are quite powerful [more…]
The Windows 8.1 Metro Photos app has a very, very limited picture-import capability. You’re much better off using Windows Photo Gallery or any of the many photo apps. [more…]
If you’ve never used the Windows 8.1 tiled Metro Music app, Xbox Music, now’s a good time to give it a try. Follow these steps: [more…]
If you want to stream videos directly to your Xbox, the Windows 8.1 Metro Xbox Video app lets you control the streaming. The Metro Xbox Video app works almost exactly like the Music app. [more…]
The Metro Xbox Music app has a rudimentary playlist capability. A playlist is just a list of songs that the app is supposed to play in order.
Remarkably, any playlist that you create in a different app, [more…]
Skype on the Windows desktop is considerably more powerful than Metro Skype. Here’s how to put the regular, old, everyday Windows version of Skype on your Windows 8.1 machine: [more…]
Windows 8.1 offers several ways to switch from one open app to another. Use your mouse, the app switcher, key combinations, or the Windows key to get to another app. [more…]
While Windows Live Essentials were hyped as one of the great reasons to buy Windows 7, in Windows 8.1 they’re going the way of the do-do.
Several of the Windows Live programs are considerably better than [more…]