Tech tricks

December 2013

Something to try if a website doesn’t reload properly

12:42PM | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas When a website is really misbehaving, here’s something you should try.

How to restore Windows 8 from a backup

12:26PM | Monday, 9 December 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Last time, I explained how to create a backup image of your computer hard disk in Windows 8. If you ever need to reinstall Windows, here’s how to restore your backup.

Create a backup of your computer in Windows 8

12:38PM | Friday, 6 December 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Creating regular backups of your computer is always a good idea. If your computer runs Windows 8, here’s how to do it.

Boot into safe mode – with Windows 8

12:34PM | Thursday, 5 December 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Sometimes, you will install a new device or driver on your computer and it will start playing up. Here’s how to force your computer to boot into safe mode on Windows 8.

Something to try if Windows 8 stops working

12:12PM | Tuesday, 3 December 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Do you have a computer running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 that’s playing up? Microsoft has included a number of built-in tools to help you to fix it – and here’s how to access them.

November 2013

Bring back your libraries in Windows 8.1

11:03PM | Friday, 29 November 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Libraries are one of the handy features from Windows 7 and Windows 8 that seems to have gone missing in Windows 8.1. Thankfully, if you use them, there is an easy way to bring them back.

Android KitKat: How to print an office document from your smartphone

11:31PM | Friday, 22 November 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Here's how to print a Word document from your smartphone.

October 2013

Plug in more than one accessory at a time

10:00AM | Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | By Andrew Sadauskas Don’t let an Android device with only a single USB port stop you from using multiple USB accessories at a time – there’s a simple solution.

Run apps side by side in Windows 8

10:00AM | Friday, 11 October 2013 | By Patrick Stafford Did you know that you can open two apps side-by-side using Window 8’s start screen? Here’s how to do it.

Restore a previous tab in Chrome or Firefox

10:00AM | Thursday, 10 October 2013 | By Patrick Stafford It happens – you’ll be working away in your internet browser, and then suddenly, you accidentally close the tab you’re working on. Thankfully, if you use Chrome or Firefox, there’s a quick way to restore it.