Category «Microsoft»

Use Rufus to create Windows or Linux bootable USB drives

Rufus

Rufus is a free app for Windows which can be used to create bootable USB flash drives. The developer behind Rufus claims that the app is up to twice as fast at creating a USB drive, compared to Microsoft’s own Windows download tool as well as alternatives like UNetbootin, Universal USB Installer, RMPrepUSB and the …

Fix Windows 10 Start Menu not working

Windows 10 Start Menu not working

Ever since Windows 10 was released, a common issue that randomly plagues users is that the Start Menu, Cortana and task bar become unresponsive. I have had this unfortunate issue on a Lenovo tablet and the only solution used to be a complete reinstall for Windows. However, after some tinkering, I figured out that there …

AirPlay from Windows 10 to Apple TV with these apps

Windows 10 AirPlay to Apple TV

One of the biggest benefits of Apple’s ecosystem is the interoperability of the devices and software with each other. One example of this is AirPlay, which lets users use any iOS device or Mac to either mirror its display or stream any media content from it like photos, videos and music to an Apple TV. Officially, AirPlay …

How to fix Windows Store not loading error 0xD000000D

Windows Store

Windows has a habit of showcasing unpredictable behavior after major updates. One of these issues happened recently with yours truly, when Windows Store stopped working after the Windows 10 Creators Update. The error number that showed in the Windows Store app was 0xD000000D. Luckily, after a bit of research, the fix seemed simple.

Load websites faster in Google Chrome using these extensions

Web Boost for Chrome

Modern day websites use a number of frameworks like jQuery to provide a good user experience to users. This means that the framework libraries to be fetched from different links every time a website loads. One way to speed this up is to for web developers to reduce server requests which helps load websites faster. However, there are a few new …

Visual Studio for Mac Preview released to developers

Visual Studio for Mac Preview installation

Microsoft has released a brand new Visual Studio for Mac Preview for developers. The new IDE is based on Xamarin Studio, which was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year. Visual Studio for Mac Preview is different than Visual Studio Code for Mac – they share the same name but the former is a full-fledged development …