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In this guide you will learn more about the concept of Microsoft Signature, with information such as the places from where you can purchase devices under this signature and its cost.
What is Microsoft Signature?
Microsoft Signature is the way Microsoft recommends software should be installed and configured computers by PC manufacturers before selling them to customers. There are some basic rules, such as maximizing performance. Consumers would then know that if they are buying a device under the Microsoft Signature label they can trust it adheres to the standards imposed by the company.
A Microsoft Signature computer would firstly have much less unnecessary preinstalled software. You will not see any evaluation versions, demonstration or commercial software installed on such a machine. This translates into a number of advantages:
- The initial setup after installing Windows may be done within 5 minutes instead of …
Usually, the property management companies are hired by the landlord for taking care of the rental properties for which they have to spend a lot of money for the management. Also, the companies charge extra fees for their service and maintenance charges. At the moment, the rental properties can be managed by the landlords individually without taking help from companies, with the help of the online software tools for property management that are easily found in a market.
With the growth and development of technology, the online software tools for the property management help the landlords in managing the property. The manager is able to execute the actions accurately, effectively and quickly with the help of the tenant software. The software stores the large amount of data in a consolidated database, which you can access any time with the help of your laptop. For using the landlord …
The idea behind Windows Store is similar to Apple’s App. Users can visit it to download Windows 8 applications or update applications already installed on their machines. Although the store offer is not very large at the moment, it is certain that then number of applications will continue to increase as the number of users of Windows 8 increase. If you want to know more about how Windows Store works and how it can be used, read on.
How do I access Windows Store? To open the store you must firstly go to the Start screen. After the Start screen appears, locate or store tile. It is hard to miss, as it has a green light. Click or touch the tile to enter the shop. You will be presented with the following window:
How to browse through applications in Windows 8 Store
Once you enter the store you can browse …
The swift increase in the number of big brands and rise in cut-to-throat competition have put small businesses in a trap of mounting struggle. Apart from surviving in an extremely competitive marketplace, these small scale ventures are also subject to obstacles that bigger brands never face. They need to confront these hurdles that include lack of financial resources, dearth of skilled sales personnel, and more need for visibility. In reality, the only weak point of small business exists in their marketing aspect due to which they somehow lag behind in beating the big giants. However, this does not mean they themselves are weak and can never beat their more famous competitors. It is just a matter of changing the way they market their products or services to their target customers. What small businesses need is a bit more technical way to boost their marketing campaigns or programs.
Which Technology Can Help?
For small businesses, there …
Themefuse is an incredibly famous WordPress theme developer that provides users with 32 different themes at an affordable price. Themefuse is known for providing users with exceptional support and professional themes, each of which is built to be responsive and compatible with virtually all WordPress plugins.
Themefuse has 32 themes available, each of which is tailored for a specific purpose or niche. The Bon Apetit theme, for example, is custom-built to the needs of a restaurant, while Freshfolio is designed as a creative portfolio theme for anyone who needs to showcase their artistic designs or services. Themfuse also offers a sports theme called Sportedge, a medical niche theme called Medica, and a theme for freelance writers simply known as Writer. Other themes from Themefuse, such as CreativeJuice, Gadgetry, and PixelWhiz may be ideal for certain niches, but can be applied to any industry and serve only to provide users with a variety of options.
The new Windows 8 apps are applications that run only in full screen. Depending on how they were created, they can provide simple or advanced functionality. But, at least so far, they offer only simple functionality, like the applications you use on an iOS or Android device. Although their use on a mobile device is something familiar and even comfortable, their inclusion in the operating system used on a desktop computer can be quite surprising for many users.
Windows 8 apps occupy the entire screen without even leaving the taskbar and without providing buttons to minimize, maximize or close them, which is definitely not something regular users of Windows would expect. Although this may be a discordant note at first glance, these applications are in fact very easy to use. Read on for some tips on how to get the most out of the new Windows 8 apps.
How to launch Windows 8 apps
Windows 8 is an operating system optimized for a wide range of devices. Whether you use a desktop computer, a tablet or a phone, Windows 8 can be used successfully. Although many features are available for all platforms, some actions are more easily achieved on certain devices than on others. This can be observed in action as simple as logging in.
On an operating system installed on a standard desktop computer, you will select the account you want to use to log in and type the password. Using a standard keyboard is the fastest and easiest way in this case. But what happens when you use a tablet? Typing a secure password containing both uppercase and lowercase letters along with symbols and numbers may not be such a reliable option. In order to eliminate this discomfort, Microsoft has included several methods for logging in that you can configure. Read on to see what these options …
Most Windows users are definitely familiar with computers the classic desktop shortcuts used for quick access to an application. But with Windows 8 comes a new way to launch and manage applications, tiles. In the next lines we will discuss what tiles are and what their main advantage over classic shortcuts is.
What are tiles in Windows 8? Classic shortcuts are useful for opening applications, folders, network locations and libraries quickly. They are also present in Windows 8, but because of the addition of the new interface, this is not the only type of shortcut users can benefit form. The latest operating system from Microsoft also introduced a new element borrowed from Windows Phone, entitled tiles. These are similar to the classic shortcuts, but with some new features:
- There are rectangular, without transparency and more dynamic then desktop shortcuts;
- They are displayed in a grid only in the new Start screen.
- You can …
One of the most important features introduced in Windows 8 is defined by the Charm buttons. In this guide you will learn how to get the most out of these special buttons, along with information about what features they offer.
How to access Windows 8 Charms
Charms are in fact a set of shortcuts to common tasks available anywhere in the system. There are many ways to access these special buttons in Windows 8. You can use the keyboard, mouse or even the touch screen device if you are using one. With your keyboard all you need to do is press the Windows + C key combination. If you are using the mouse, you need to go over the top or bottom right of the screen and then move the slider up or down. Finally, with a touch screen device you could also pull the right edge of the screen towards the center. All these …
When using Internet Explorer 8 or Windows 8, you may encounter warning messages when you try to download or run certain files. You may get warnings saying that the file “is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer” or “running this application can put your PC at risk”. All these messages are presented through a tool called Smart Screen Filter, which will be discussed in the following lines.
Windows error messages through SmartScreen filter When some action has been performed for the benefit of your machine, a message similar to the one below will be shown:
On the other hand, there are also possible errors and warning messages that can be shown. For example, the desktop version of Internet Explorer may show messages such as “this program is not commonly downloaded and could be dangerous for your computer” when downloading a program. The message should be similar to the one shown below:
There are many Windows users who need to use multiple languages for their keyboard to edit their documents. Adding multiple languages and switching between then is fairly easy in Windows 7 and Windows 8. Both operating systems provide this option without too much effort from the user. In the following lines you will find out how this can be done with just a few clicks.
The Language Panel Before adding a new language for your keyboard, you must first know where to make the required changes. Most of these can be configured in the language panel, which can be found in Control Panel. Open Control Panel and then select ‘Clock, language and region’. This will give you access to two options: Date and Time and Region and Language. For the purpose of this guide we will use the second one. Click on Region and Language and a window similar to the one below will …
Sometimes it is necessary to run an application with administrator access rights in order for it to work properly and to be able to run certain commands. This tutorial will show you different ways of running a program in this mode, along with the advantages of doing so.
The first thing to note is that all the settings explained in this tutorial are the same for both Windows 7 or Windows 8, so you can use the information under both operating systems.
How to run an application with Administrator rights If you are running Windows 8 and the program you want to run is included in the home screen, then all you have to do for it to be executed with administrator rights is to right click on it and select the “Run as administrator” option from the drop down menu. The program will then be run and you will have full permissions for …
Windows 7 was considered one of the best operating systems release by Microsoft, offering various features that were particularly useful for the users. However, some of these features were forgotten in the latest version of Windows. In the next lines we will discuss what these tools are and what they could be used for in Windows 7.
Although desktop gadgets have never been popular among software developers, many Windows 7 users liked them. In Windows 8, Microsoft has decided to remove them, even if they were present in some beta versions of the operating system. The aim of Microsoft is for Windows 8 applications to completely replace the gadgets in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Windows DVD Maker
Windows DVD Maker is an application that allows users to burn videos in a format that is readable by all DVD players. Although it was easy to use, it was …