Month: January 2015

What Is The WinX Menu & How To Access It?

Because Microsoft decided to remove the Start button and the Start Menu in Windows 8, they have created a hidden replacement for what once was the Start Menu. Since then, they have reintroduced the Start button in Windows 8.1 and they will reintroduce the Start Menu in Windows 10. But, this hidden replacement – the WinX menu is still there. Let’s see what this menu is, how it can be useful to you and how to access it in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

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Introducing Windows 8.1: How To Use The File Menu In File Explorer

In Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, File Explorer has been given a major overhaul in the form of the ribbon interface. This new design brings all of the tools that were previously buried in the menus of the previous Windows Explorer from Windows 7, and puts them out in the open, organized and easy to find. Upon exploring this new interface, you’ll find the only menu to survive the cut is the File menu, though you’ll also find that it looks nothing like it used to. It turns out that this menu is very useful and includes lots of tools that you will want to use. Here’s how it works:

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2015 APCUG International Computer & Digital Technology Conference

2015 APCUG International Computer & Digital Technology Conference

September 25-27, 2015

Palace Station Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada

 Whether you are a computer or mobile device user, you will find sessions that will be beneficial to you. It doesn’t matter whether you are using a Windows-based, Linux, and/or Mac computer or an Android or Apple mobile device, many programs and applications have cross-platform functionality: there will be something that piques your interest. Or interests you – this was just a different wording instead of piques – someone needed to make a decision on which one to use.

Workshops include: Digital Photography, Microsoft’s Windows Server, “iPad instead of a PC,” Facebook, Instagram, Linux, Internet Security, Social media, “Traveling with your iPad,” plus many more.

Your registration fee allows you to choose from the 20 or more presentations. As an attendee, you will receive a welcome bag with vendor items, various discounts and special pricing order forms. Additionally, you will be eligible to win door prizes. Several meal events are planned where you can network with other attendees.

Conference reservations will be handled through Eventbrite at:

Fee Schedule

Early Bird Registration – $85 through June 30

Regular Registration – $100 July 1 through July 31

Late and On-site Registration – $120 August 1 through the conference.

  • Hotel Registration: Palace Station Reservation Department at 1-800-634-3101
  • Identify yourself as attending the APCUG conference (group code PCIAPCU)
  • When you make your hotel reservation be sure to request a Boarding Pass card; it will give you discounted meals at the hotel restaurants.
  • Room reservations come with access to pools and Jacuzzis, shuttles, fitness gym, and 24-hour Business Center.
  • Conference rate for Courtyard rooms: $55 Friday and Saturday ($30 per day three days prior to and after the conference)
  • Conference rate for Tower rooms: $79 Friday and Saturday ($49 per day three days prior to and after the conference)
  • Conference rates are based on reservations made through September 8, 2015
  • After the cut-off date, any new reservations, date or other changes to an existing reservation will be accepted based upon space rate availability.
  • The conference rate cannot be changed at check-in or check-out for guests who fail to request the APCUG conference rate. A credit card and one night’s room rate and tax must be provided for deposit. If the deposit information is not received within 14 days from the date the room reservation was made, the reservation will be canceled.
  • Reservations can also be made using this Conference URL:

The Palace Station Hotel & Casino is conveniently located a few minutes from the Las Vegas strip.


How To Free Up Storage Space On Your Windows Phone

If you have bought an affordable Windows Phone 8.1 device like Lumia 530 or Lumia 630, chances are that their amount of storage space is a problem for you. Cheaper devices like the ones we mentioned generally have limited storage space available and reaching its limits doesn’t take too long. To help you out, Microsoft offers the Storage Sense app, which allows you to check how much storage space is available and clear up some of it. It works both with your smartphone’s internal memory and with yourSD card. In this guide we will show you how to use the Storage Sense app to learn how much space you have available and how to clear up some of it

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