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Pinning a program’s shortcut to the Windows 8 desktop

Pinning a Start screen tile to your desktop, rather than the taskbar.

Will Windows 8 be too difficult to learn?

Q: I am considering purchasing a Windows 8 laptop. Being a senior and not as savvy as these young whippersnappers, do you think it’ll be too difficult to learn? I’m presently using Windows XP, and I have used a computer for the last ten years.  But I understand that Windows 8 is a different animal […]

Turning Off Birthdays in the People App

Q: How do I delete a birthday from Windows 8’s Calendar app? Unlike regular appointments, birthdays don’t have a delete button. I don’t want to delete any of these people, but I don’t want everybody’s birthday cluttering up my computer’s Calendar app. What can I can do? A: Windows 8 harvests a lot of information […]

Making a Recovery Drive for the Microsoft Surface RT

One of the first things to do after bringing home your new Surface RT is to create a Recovery Drive: a USB flash drive capable of bringing an ailing Surface RT to life, even if the Surface’s built-in recovery partition is damaged.

How do I add Adobe Flash to my new Android tablet?

Q: I love your books, and I’m awaiting Samsung Galaxy Tab for Dummies. I am not able to download Adobe Flash for my tablet, and I wonder if you can help. I can stream videos on my desktop, but I’m devastated I cannot do the same on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet. It runs Android version […]