3 Useful System TuneUp Utilities For Windows PC

It is essential to keep Windows PC updated and optimized. This is not only for performance reasons but also for security purposes. Newer versions of programs are always released to add more features and enhance security. Also, over a period of time, due to a lot of installed programs, the PC performance may become sluggish. This can be due to a number of reasons like lots of temporary files, lot of...

How To Reset And Restore Windows Phone 8.1

It is easy to reset and restore Windows Phone in case of any problems like botched up apps, performance issues and so on. Before resetting, it is essential to make sure that all the data is being backed up online to Microsoft cloud. To check this, first go to Settings > System >Backup Ensure that whatever data that is needed after the reset is being backed up. Next, to perform the reset, choose...

Optimize PC Performance By Quick Defrag In Windows

For optimum PC performance related to disk usage, it is essential to defragment the hard drives periodically. There are many free useful defrag tools available for Windows. Disk SpeedUp is one such tool. Not only is it very fast when it comes to defragmenting disk drives, it provides other useful options too related to disk maintenance such as defragmenting during boot up and scheduling. It is free...

How To Change Default Search Provider In Windows Phone 8.1

In Windows Phone 8.1, the default search provider for Internet Explorer is Bing. This can be changed to Google if required. Here is how : Open Internet Explorer in Windows Phone and tap the dots icon. Then choose “Settings”. Next, select “Advanced Settings”. Here scroll down to the bottom of screen and from the “Default search provider”, choose Google. From now...

Two Ways To Directly Open Folder Specific Command Prompt In Windows 8

Using the command prompt in Windows can often simplify tasks or make them quicker to perform. In Windows 7 and 8, there are ways to directly make a command prompt windows open that is specific to a folder. What this means is that there is no need to first open a default command prompt and then change directory to a particular folder. Here are two ways to do to directly open a command prompt with the...

How To Change Message Font Preferences In Windows 8/8.1 Mail App

The message font type, size and color of Windows Mail program that comes with Windows 8/8.1 can be changed as needed. Here is how : Open the Mail application and access the “Settings” charm bar. (Shortcut key : Windows key + I). List of shortcuts can be found here. Click on “Options”. Next, scroll down to “Message font” section and change the preferences of font...