Friday, February 28, 2014

Closing apps completely. What's the difference ?

Are you used to close your apps swiping them from top to botton ? Well, you probably do it all the time, but when you do it quickly, the apps is not totally closed.

In fact, it remains in the memory almost like "sleeping", so it loads much quicker when you click to run it again later.

It's a cool feature to improve performance and works great, BUT....

Sometimes, applications like Windows Store, Skydrive, Bing News and other have a misbehavior for some reason we don't know. 

Example: Windows Store shows there are apps to be updated on its tile on Windows Start, but when you click on it, it shows NO apps to be updated.

Hot to fix it ? Just close Windows Store apps "completely: and runs it again.

How to close an apps completely ?

Swipe it from top to down as you usually do but HOLD it in the bottom for two seconds before you release your finger from the touch screen.

You will see that the apps small windows image twist/turn while you hold your finger on the screen. Now your apps is closed !

You can solve many apps misbehavior closing them totally and re-running it.
You will perceive that running it again after a completely close will take a little bit longer that when you do a quick apps close.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Troubleshooting Skydrive on Windows RT 8.1 - Sync Problems

So many Windows RT and Windows users still complaining about sync problems on Skydrive after more than an year of Windows RT devices were launched.

The problems are not new and Microsoft seems to be "blind" to users complaints.

I'm not different to thousands of users having this problem.

If you look for a solution on Microsoft community and Support Forums, you will take hours to find a link to a troubleshooter application for Windows RT 8.1 (easier to find for Windows 8.1). So, after I found it, I decide to make it available here:


On the page of the link below, click in the linked word "troubleshooter" under the paragraph "Note" and you will download a (.cab) file. RUN IT !


Here is what you will see on the web page clicking on the link above.


ps: there's no guarantee that running this (.cab) file, your problems will be solved, but it worth to try.