Welcome to comptech pc tutorials

July 12, 2016Posted by Eric Hall


Learn Windows 8

Getting used to Windows 8's new interface and features can take some time. Heck, just finding the desktop can be confusing. So this Windows 8 quick reference card from CustomGuide is handy to have around.

The 2-page PDF lists common shortcuts, callouts to key areas, and, basically, how to personalize, maintain, and otherwise use Windows 8.

The cost? The cheat sheet is free, but you'll have to fill out a form with a valid email address to get the download link to the PDF. It's not a bad tradeoff, since the reference card is jam-packed with the most important Windows 8 commands and settings you need to know. For further reading, check out our guide to not getting lost in Windows 8 (complete with an alternative shortcuts infographic).lg

the icloud settings

July 11, 2016Posted by Eric Hall


iCloud includes push email, calendaring, and contact services. That means whenever you get an email, it's immediately made available on all your devices. Whenever you make or change an appointment on your iPhone, it instantly shows up in your Calendar app on your iPad and Mac. Whenever you add or change contact information, its reflected in the contacts on all of your devices. iCloud will also sync Bookmarks, Notes, and Reminders. You're prompted to set all this up when you first set up your iPhone or iPad, but if you chose not to, it's never too late. You can also set it up at any time!

How to set up iCloud sync forMail,Contacts, Calendars, and more

If you didn't originally set up your iPhone or iPad with iCloud, or if you want to use a different iCloud account than you do for iTunes purchases, for example, or you simply want to add an additional account to your device, you can add an iCloud account at any time via the Settings app.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap iCloud.
  3. Enter your iCloud email and password and tap Next in the upper right hand corner.
  4. Turn On the services you want to sync with your iPhone or iPad. By default most, if not all, of iCloud's services are turned on.


learn widows 10 easy

September 09, 2015Posted by Devin D'amico


the Start menu returns

The new Windows Start menu combines the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. You can pin apps, access Settings, start programs and apps, open Explorer windows, and shut the computer down or put it to sleep. Right-clicking the Start menu gives you options for Control Panel, Device Manager, and other administrative tools for your computer, as well as the ability to run programs from a command prompt.