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Windows 8 on a Tablet

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Basic Troubleshooting on Your Windows 8 Tablet

Occasionally, your Windows 8 tablet either misbehaves, or falls ill. Following are some possible treatment plans, as well as a few tweaks to solve specific problems. [more…]

Ten Things to Do Now to Your Windows 8 Tablet

When you first turn on your Windows 8 tablet, it’s a faceless, nameless device. After you've completed these ten tasks, though, your tablet becomes truly [more…]

Ten Essential Apps for Your Windows 8 Tablet

Windows 8 on your tablet comes with several core apps pre-installed, but the Windows Store offers thousands of other apps, with hundreds more pouring in each week. Too many, in fact, to know which ones [more…]

Ten Essential Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Windows 8 Tablets

There are a lot of tips and tricks you might need to know to get the most out of your Windows 8 tablet. Although it's difficult to limit it to ten, here are ten essential tips and tricks to wring the most [more…]

Ten (or So) Essential Windows 8 Tablet Accessories

This list covers the most important accessories to add to your Windows 8 tablet. Your needs may differ, of course, so they're listed in general order of importance and portability. [more…]

Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8 Tablets

Tablets work best with your fingers — until you find yourself on the Windows 8 desktop. Then, most people plug in a mouse and keyboard to help them grab the desktop’s tiny window borders and information-packed [more…]

Playing Your Own Media on Your Windows 8 Tablet

Windows 8 tries to wean people from storing and playing their own songs and movies. Windows 8 can’t even play your DVDs, for example. Instead, Microsoft wants people to stream their music and movies from [more…]

6 Differences between the Surface RT and the Surface Pro

Microsoft’s new Surface tablets come in two very different models: Surface with Windows RT and Surface with Windows 8 Pro. Which model of Surface is better? There’s no clear answer, because each model [more…]

Turning on Family Safety

Unlike some other tablet operating systems, Windows 8 lets several people share a single tablet. Everybody can have his or her own account, which keeps everybody's files separate. However, parents can [more…]

View Your Facebook Photos in the Windows 8 Photos App

If you are running Windows 8 with a Microsoft account and you have connected that account to your Facebook profile, you can use the Photos app to view your Facebook photos. After you open a Facebook photo [more…]

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View Your Flickr Photos in the Windows 8 Photo App

If you are running Windows 8 with a Microsoft account, you can connect it to your Flickr account. After doing so, you can use the Photos app to open a Flickr photo album and then swipe through the images [more…]

Part of the Series: Working with the Windows 8 Photos App

Features and Settings of Windows 8 Apps

Windows 8 supports two quite different types of apps — the standard Desktop type and a new type of program designed specifically to work with Windows 8. While using a tablet, you will mostly use the new [more…]

Navigate the Windows 8 Pictures Library

Before you can work with the images on your Windows 8 tablet, you need to be able to view the images. You do that by using the Photos app to open the Windows 8 Pictures library, which is a special folder [more…]

Part of the Series: Working with the Windows 8 Photos App

Start a Slide Show in the Windows 8 Photos App

Instead of viewing your photos one at a time, you can easily view multiple photos in Windows 8 by running them in a slide show. You can run the slide show from within the Photos app. The slide show displays [more…]

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Delete an Image from the Windows 8 Photos App

The images that you create may not always turn out perfectly. A photo may be blurry, or an edited image may not turn out the way that you wanted it to. When you are viewing an album or watching a slide [more…]

Part of the Series: Working with the Windows 8 Photos App

How to Configure the Start Screen of Windows 8

If you're new to Windows 8, the Start screen will look quite different than what you're used to. But you can customize it to work for you by adding and removing tiles, or by moving and grouping tiles. [more…]

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