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Windows 8.1 gway

Since our previous Windows 8.1 giveaway was so well received Daves Computer Tips is offering our subscribers a second chance to win a copy of Windows 8.1 64-bit, including installation media and genuine product key, absolutely free! With the recent Windows XP End Of Life we’re sure many readers will be looking to update their Read more


*A “navigation menu” is a menu which provides shortcuts to folders and system locations. Including personal folders such as Documents, Music, Video, and Pictures, and/or system locations such as Computer (This PC) and Control Panel. In other words, a menu which helps the user “navigate” around the system. Anyone who reads DCT regularly would be Read more

edward snowden - interview

Here’s a unique opportunity to hear Edward Snowden’s take on the internet, surveillance, and privacy, direct from the horse’s mouth. Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of Read more


As you know, you can create forms using Word and in those forms users can enter data. Once those users have entered their information in your form, they usually save the form as a Word document, but if you would like to use the entered information in a database (or any other program requiring unformatted Read more

Now where did I put that file?

(Article originally submitted under the title: “On the Synthesis of Search Terms in the Application of the Windows Search Algorithm to the Location of Desired Objects, with Particular Reference to the Precepts of Symbolic Logic Established by Professor Boole”.) In the first part of this two-part series, we did the groundwork for an efficient search Read more

cheap laptops - HP

In an obvious effort to combat the growing popularity of Chromebooks, Microsoft is helping hardware manufacturers to build low-priced Windows laptops. Microsoft is using Windows 8.1 With Bing, which was unveiled earlier this year, to spread Windows to more low-cost PCs and tablets. The OS is the same as Windows 8.1 except with Bing as Read more