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Test the CPU Performance of Your Windows 8/RT Device

Although the spec sheet of your Windows 8 or RT device may give a pretty big indication of its performance, it’s sometimes a lot more helpful if you have an idea of how well it performs in real life. But although there are plenty of software tools available to help you to do this, we...

Convert Units on Your Windows 8 Device with Global Converter

If you’re running Windows 8 on a device of yours, you’re probably already aware of the wealth of unit conversion programs and software granted by the platform’s capability to run standard Windows EXE files. Of course, one of the most glaring downsides with this is that most, if not all, of such standard PC programs...

Costs Keeper Helps Keep Track of Your Budget on Your Windows Device

Now that the gift giving season is over and we have all (hopefully) received presents we've been wishing for, there are probably a lot of folks who've been gifted with a brand new Windows device and are wondering what exactly to do with it. If you are on a budget or are trying to reign...

Install Extra Tool Menus on Your Windows 8 and RT Devices

If you're using a device running either Windows 8 or RT---be it a tablet, a PC, or a hybrid---you'll probably be familiar with the tools context menu that pops up when you right click on the desktop. And in all honesty, it's not that particularly useful other than to organize your desktop. This is a...

Tweak the Adaptive Brightness on Your Windows 8 Device

Automatically adjusting the screen brightness depending on ambient light levels, also known as adaptive brightness, is a pretty standard feature on modern smartphones, tablets, PCs, and anything in between. This is most definitely the case for Windows 8 and RT devices such as the Microsoft Surface RT and Pro (check out the review here), Asus...

Create Windows Apps with Microsoft’s New Project Siena

For Android users who have made the leap of faith to Windows 8 or RT, the limited number of available Modern UI apps can be quite a shock. But this shouldn't be a surprise, as the majority of tablets now ship with Android. This is then naturally reflected in user and developer contributions.It seems like...

Microsoft Considering Free Versions of Windows Phone and RT: Too Little, Too Late?

It's no secret that despite their previous successes in both the mobile and traditional computing spaces, Microsoft's market performance as of late has been lackluster. And while sales for all of their platforms are currently suffering to a degree, it's really only Windows Phone and Windows RT that are in serious trouble. Why have these two...

Microsoft Doesn’t Want Three Windows OS Versions

Which company has not one, not two, but three operating systems being actively developed at the same time? Microsoft does, and they're getting tired of it.The strongest suggestion of this comes with Microsoft executive Julie Larson-Green's statement that "We [Microsoft] have the Windows Phone OS. We have Windows RT and we have full Windows. We're...

Spotlite Brings Native Spotify Experience to Windows 8/RT

If you're a Spotify user running Windows 8/8.1 or RT, you may have noticed that there's currently no official offering available in the Windows App Store. While x86 users can simply download the official client directly from Spotify's website, ARM-based users aren't so lucky.To alleviate this, XDA Forum Member hsalps created Spotlite and uploaded it to...

Grab that Crowbar, it’s Half Life on Windows RT

OK, I must admit before I write anything else that this story hits extremely close to home on the nostalgia front. Having first played the game upon release in 1998 and considering it one of the best games of any genre ever made, Half Life's single player campaign not only forged a new genre of...

Get Detailed System Information With Process Hacker For Windows RT

If you own a Surface or similar device running Windows RT and are reading this, chances are that you've already jailbroken it and are always on the lookout for useful ported apps to install. You may have been using some of those already ported by the development community, or even begun to port them for yourself....

How to Compile and Port Win32 Apps for Windows RT

One of the things Windows RT users have found most frustrating is the inability to run traditional desktop apps on their shiny new(ish) device. Although it was never any secret that this would be the case, it's still something that many people were hoping would cease to be an issue thanks to the development community.The...