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No More Patches For Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2

Windows 8.1 Update has barely been available for a week, but installing it is soon going to be essential if you’re already running Windows 8.1. From 13 May, Microsoft will stop offering security updates for consumers running a non-Update version Windows 8.1, while enterprise customers using Windows Server Update Services will be cut off from 12 August.


See Which Folders Are Taking Up Space In Windows 8.1 Settings

Among the other new features in Windows 8.1′s latest update, Microsoft has also added a small rundown of what’s taking up space in your home folder and Recycle Bin. It’s not nearly as detailed as some other tools, but it’s useful for taking a quick peek at your home folder.


Developers Can Now Submit Windows Universal Apps

Earlier this month, Microsoft outlined the concept of universal apps which can run on both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 developers. From today, Microsoft is accepting submissions for universal apps.


How To Slipstream Windows Updates Into Your Installation Disc

One of the horrors of reinstalling Windows is the endless amount of software updates and reboots required to get it secure, stable and current. But there’s a better way: slipstreaming. With a bit of prep, you can create a new installation disc with all the updates included, so everything installs at once.


How To Move 'Unmoveable' Files When Shrinking Windows Partitions

Shrinking a partition in Windows is not something one does often, but when it comes to creating a disk image for a new SSD, or splitting a drive’s space into multiple sections, you’ll probably need to do some resizing beforehand. Unfortunately, Windows doesn’t always play nice when you fire up Disk Management and hit the “Shrink” option — despite having a load of free space, you’ll often find a significant discrepancy in the area you can reclaim.


Top 10 Apps And Services Made Better By Add-Ons

The internet is filled with great apps and services to help you get things done. Alone, those services are powerful — but with a few choice add-ons, they’re unstoppable. Here are ten services you can power up with extensions, scripts, and other apps.


CopyQ Runs Commands And Scripts On Content Copied To The Clipboard

Windows: We’ve featured plenty of clipboard managers before. Where CopyQ stands out is its ability to run commands or scripts on content you copy to the clipboard based on which type of content it is.


The Best Apps For Automatically Cleaning Up Your Music Library

Your music library is precious. It’s full of hard-to-find tracks, ripped CDs and rare downloads. It might also be a mess. It can be easier to look up those songs on Spotify than enjoy the high-quality audio files you own. Luckily, there are free tools to help you clean it up and make sure that never happens again. Let’s check out the best.


MediaFire Launches Desktop Apps, Cheaper Storage

We thought Google Drive’s price drop was impressive (1TB for $US9.99 a month), but, heck, 1TB of space for $US2.50 a month is even better. That’s what MediaFire is offering now to celebrate its launch of new Windows and Mac desktop apps for syncing your files.


Rebar Tweaker Hides The Up Button And Search Box In Windows Explorer

Windows 8 brought a few handy improvements to Windows Explorer, including the “one folder up” button from previous incarnations of Windows. Explorer Rebar Tweaker is a small program that lets you customise the Windows Explorer address bar.