In part two of Exploring Windows 8.1, James Oates takes us on a tour of all of the applications that are pre-installed on the start screen. The following applications are included in the demonstration: Mail, Skype, One Drive, Reading List, Calendar, Weather, Finance, Video, Music, Sports, Internet Explorer, News, and the Windows Store. James also briefly demonstrates Google Now on Chrome.
In this podcast, James Oates walks you through the layout of Windows 8.1. He explains live tiles, and how to change the appearance of the start screen. He shows you how to find your applications, and how to add them to your start screen or task bar. He shows you how to use the file explorer and search feature, add keyboard short cuts to access your most frequently used programs from anywhere on the computer, how to have your computer show the desktop at startup instead of the start screen, and how to bypass the login screen when starting your computer.
Hugo gives an in-depth demonstration of the Focus 40 Blue Wireless Braille Display from Freedom Scientific.
Hugo unveils his new microphone, Audio-Technica’s new AT2005USB is an all-purpose microphone designed to take you from the stage to the studio and beyond. This rugged handheld microphone offers two outputs, USB output for digital recording, and an XLR output that connects with a sound system’s conventional microphone input for use in live performance. The microphone plugs right into your computer’s USB port, and functions seamlessly with your favorite recording software.
If you are reading this, you are already dead!
Hugo fights off his oversized pet as he heroically demonstrates the free app, My Local TV for iOS devices.
Garth goes from tech-man to tool-man in this episode as he demonstrates his handyman skills on how to install blinds. This is one for all those people who ask you how you shave or cook when you are blind. Don’t let us down Garth.
Garth scales over Apple’s garden wall to unbox and configure his first Android device, the
Samsung Galaxy S4.