Finding time for language classes is tricky but brushing up on a foreign tongue is easy and free with your PC, I show you how in this tutorial for Windows: The Official Magazine.
With documents, emails, songs, photos, video files and more all stored in different places on your computer, it’s no wonder that finding the exact file you want can be time-consuming and bit of a headache. Not in Windows 7, though, because the search function has been overhauled, so it’s both easier to use and faster. Microsoft knows that few of us store all of our files in one place any more, so Windows 7 can also search external hard drives, networked computers, and libraries. Sounds like a lot of search results, right? Not when you can narrow your search instantly using date, file type and so on. There are lots of reasons to love the Windows 7 search feature – you’ll be amazed at how much easier it makes your computing.
A photo or video is the perfect way to capture a moment for posterity, in my eight page guide to creating, editing and sharing your digital memories I show Windows: The Official Magazine readers how best to share and enjoy their memories.
Everyone takes pictures of people, but only by editing them can you achieve perfect portraits to be proud of. The good news is you don’t need expensive photo editing software to make effective adjustments, Windows Live Photo Gallery is perfectly capable. A few quick adjustments enable you to crop your shots for compositions with impact, banish red-eye, remove blemishes, correct colour casts and even exposure – pretty good for free. I show Windows: The Official Magazine readers how to perfect their portraits…
In this tutorial I show you how to create fun photo montages, using Picasa. Published in the Feb issue of Windows: The Official Magazine, on sale now.