Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Accessing Outlook.Com Email Accounts Using Imap

In Outlook, Microsoft has enabled the IMAP support in order to improve the connectivity of the email application. Earlier, users only had the option to enable POP3 connectivity or use the Exchange ActiveSync on those devices, which supported the feature. While getting connected to the POP3, the Outlook users could be connected to clients such as Thunderbird or Mac Mail. But then some users prefer using IMAP support instead of opting for the services of these clients. According to Outlook tech support, Microsoft included IMAP support to the Outlook email setup to improve support especially for those devices that do not support Exchange Active Sync.

As compared to POP3, IMAP does not need to be enabled on Outlook’s website before you can make use of it. In POP3, you’ll first will require enabling the feature under Options > Managing your account > Connect devices and apps with POP. For configuring the email client to use IMAP to connect to, you need to configure the following settings in the Outlook email setup:

Incoming IMAP
  • This includes configuring Server as, Server port as 993, and Encryption as SSL.
Outgoing SMTP
  • Here, Server needs to be configured as, Server port as 587 and Encryption as TLS.
For configuring in Mozilla Thunderbird, you need to follow these steps:
  • In the first step, you need to launch the Thunderbird email client in your system. Now, click on the File option, followed by New, and then on Existing Mail Account. Now, you need to type in the required information such as your name, the email address and password on the page.
  • Once you have filled in the information, you can click on Continue, and then select the Manual Config option on the next page. Here, you will see the POP3 option set as default, so you need to add the information manually to change it to IMAP.
  • For this, go ahead and choose IMAP under incoming and change the server hostname to, the port as 993 and SSL at SSL/TLS.
  • Similarly, you need to change the outgoing server hostname to and select the STARTTLS and port 587 options.
These steps would help you to successfully access email accounts using IMAP. For more information regarding the features of Microsoft Outlook, feel free to dial our 24/7 Outlook tech support number.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Running Android Applications On Your Computer

In this era of advancing technology where everyone has a smartphone, the app developers are having a good time as the number of users for smartphones is on a rise. However, with more and more applications and games being developed for Android smartphones daily, which are well accepted by users all over the world, some of the users have wondered if there is any way to run Android apps on PC. Well this thought has given rise to the development and deployment of emulators. If you have one of the emulators installed on your computer, you will be able to run all the applications that were previously only available for smartphones on your computer.

Now you will be able to access and run popular Android apps like WhatsApp, Fruit Ninja, Vector, WeChat and Where's My Water for free on your computer. One of the best Android emulators is known by the name Bluestacks and can be used for downloading and running the apps on your desktop or laptop computers. The best feature of the emulator is that it provides the users a mouse friendly interface such that they will get ease of access when using the emulator for running and downloading the Android apps.

One of the greatest features that make the Android users go head over heels on the Bluestacks emulator is that the application can be easily synced with your phone accounts, so that you will be able to play the paid apps installed in your mobile phones on the laptop as well. However, there is a slight disadvantage in this way of playing games, as you will not be able to get the same comforts while you run Android apps on PC when compared to playing on smartphones, as most of the games are touch optimized and it will be a difficult task for the player to play it with just the mouse.

However, with some of the guides available in the internet, you will be able to score high scores in the games even while playing it using the computer. You can use the tips given in the guide for setting new high scores for the games. The best thing is that since the Android operating system is completely open source, you will be able to get high quality emulators that are free of any legal issues that usually come with downloading of games for Apple and Windows.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Quickest Method To Uninstall Fast Browser Search Toolbar

One of the most frustrating problems some browser users face is the presence of annoying toolbars. Fast Browser Search toolbar is an example for this. This toolbar affects most web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera. In this article, we look at the steps for removing the Fast Browser Search toolbar from Internet Explorer as well as Mozilla Firefox.

How to remove toolbars from Internet Explorer

There is no specific method for removing the Fast Browser Search toolbar from Internet Explorer. The common method of toolbar removal can be used for the removal of Fast Browser Search toolbar as well.

  • Launch IE and locate the Fast Browser Search toolbar in the window.
  • ress the down arrow button beside the main search button in the toolbar.
  • A list of options would be displayed now. Locate and press the Help option to proceed. In the resulting options, you will find a button titled Uninstall. Click on this button and follow the prompts to remove the Fast Browser Search toolbar from your IE.
You have now successfully removed Fast Browser toolbar from your IE. Occasionally, some users would see the toolbar returning to the browser. To ensure that the toolbar does not return, clean your Windows registry and uninstall the toolbar from the Control Panel. You need to use a standard Registry Cleaner program to clean up your Windows Registry.

About the Fast Browser Search toolbar removal from Mozilla Firefox

Removing the Fast Browser Search toolbar from Mozilla Firefox is comparatively easier. Here are the steps.

  • Launch your Firefox web browser.
  • Go to the Tools menu, which is located at the top of the window.
  • Select Add-ons from the resulting dropdown menu. A new dialogue box with a list of all the installed add-ons and plug-ins will be displayed now.
  • Browse through the list to locate Fast Browser Search toolbar in it. Once located, highlight it and press the Uninstall button. Follow the directions to complete the removal of the toolbar.
  • Once the toolbar is successfully removed, restart your web browser.
You have seen the simple steps on how to remove toolbars from IE and Firefox. Once the removal of the toolbar from the browsers is done, you need to clean up your Windows Registry and uninstall the toolbar from the Control Panel. For any additional help, contact the Windows tech support personnel.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Troubleshooting Error Messages In Outlook

If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2007, you would have got error messages sometimes that say Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. This would prevent you from opening the application and accessing your information stored in the application. According to Outlook tech support, corruption in the file that maintains the Navigation Pane settings leads to the Microsoft Outlook cannot start issues.

This file, known as profilename.xml, is located in the Navigation Pane settings and here, the profilename represents the name of the user’s Outlook profile. You can view this file in the following folders:

In Windows XP computer, you would find this file in the following location:

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

If you are using Windows 7 or Vista in your system, the file location would be:


If the file size is shown to be 0 KB in size, you can confirm that the file is corrupted.

In such cases, where you get error messages that say Microsoft Outlook cannot start Microsoft Outlook 2007, you can use the following instructions provided by Outlook tech support:
  • In the first step, you need to click on Start menu and click on Run. Now, enter the following command in the Run dialog box:Outlook.exe /resetnavpane, and click OK.
  •  However, if you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 OS in your system, you would need to click on the Start menu and then on All Programs. Now, click on Accessories followed by the Run option.
Now, you need to follow these steps in your Windows XP computer:
  • You need to click on Control Panel and then go to the Classic View option. Now, you can double-click on Mail and then click on the Show Profiles option.
  • If you are able to see more than one profile in the General tab, check the drop-down control under the When starting Microsoft Office Outlook, use this profile option, and check the default profile.
  • Now, you can click OK and exit the Mail control panel.
If you have a Windows 7 or Windows Vista computer, you need to follow these steps:
  • After opening the control Panel, you need to Search Control Panel box, type Mail.
  • Now, you need to click on Mail followed by Show Profiles. Here also, if you see more than one profile, go to the When starting Microsoft Office Outlook, use this profile and check for the default profile.
  • Now, click on OK and you can close the Mail control panel.
These steps would help you to successfully troubleshoot the error message in Outlook. For more assistance, please contact our technical support team.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Connecting Your Windows 7 Computer To The Internet Via Tethering

Tethering is an advanced technology that enables users to connect one device with another. This means that if you have a smart phone, you can easily share an Internet connection with your other device such as laptop or a tablet. With this useful option, you can use your cellular provider’s data plan on your computer. This proves to be quite handy especially in those cases when you are away from a wired or Wi-Fi connection.

If you are using a Windows 7 computer and have Android phone, you can easy use the phone’s Internet data on your system. Thus, you can easily manage your work even if you are not at your office or home. For connecting your system to the Internet via your Android phone, you can follow these instructions provided by the technicians available at the Windows support number:
  • The first thing you need to ensure is if your phone is capable of creating a Wi-Fi hot spot. In some cases, you may not know how to check this feature. Here, the best option would be to do a search for Android phones with hot spot and then check by adding your phone’s model number. The result would show you if your phone supports this feature.
  • If your phone supports hotspot, you can download, find and run your Hot Spot app. Once you have downloaded, you need to follow the on screen directions to set up your hotspot.
  • For this, first you need to choose the start tethering option on your app so that your phone becomes a Wi-Fi hot spot.
  • Now, turn on your Wi-Fi card is turned on your Windows 7 computer. You would be able to find this option by clicking on Control Panel, followed by Networking.
  • In the next step, you would require refreshing your wireless networks. Here, in the list of wireless networks, you would see an option that says Android Phone or Android Tether. At any point of time, you can also dial up the Windows support number to seek assistance from the technicians.
  • Now, you need to connect your system to the Android tether and then open your browser to browse the web.
These steps would help you to connect your Windows 7 computer to the Internet via your Android phone. For more information on tethering, please contact our 24/7 Windows technical support team.

Flipboard On Windows 8.1

After its early success on iOS and then on the Android OS, the popular news aggregator named Flipboard is now available on the Microsoft Windows platform for the first time. The Windows 8.1 update is now available in the Windows Store and it will work in both Windows 8 OS and Windows RT. As with the company’s iOS and Android apps, the readers will find that the conventional controls are still in their place. The users will still be able to flip through magazines, subscribe, and then add content to the magazines. 

This is where the familiarity ends. This is because the new app has been slightly tweaked to match with the Windows 8 platform. For instance, the users will now need to swipe from the bottom of the screen to display the action icons like Subscribe, Edit, Refresh, and Flip It. Swiping down will present the recommended users to follow magazines from the other contributors. Above all, this app offers split screen support and gives the users the opportunity to resize the windows. This offers multitasking as well as support for the Live Tiles. This was confirmed after contacting the Windows live support team.

The tech world hopes that the launch of Flipboard on the Windows 8.1 will boost the sales of the Windows 8.1 platform. The final version of the application will be available in the Windows Store shortly. If you have used the app in iOS or Android OS, the experience on the Windows 8.1 will be very familiar one. After the small set up phase, the app will enable a Live Tile when it is pinned to the Start Screen of Windows 8.1. It also gives the option to create additional Live Tiles for other sections. 

The support for Live Tiles is particularly useful as it lets the users view what content has been added without the need to enter the app. Flipboard also says that the users will be able to pin specific magazines to the home screen for easy and quick access. The user will be able to read TabTImes on Flipboard by choosing it as a source in Mobile channel, or by directly going to the website. Flipboard currently has ninety million users and was lately valued at around $800 million, which is reported fewer than 50% of the market capital of The New York Times. 

If you wish to know more on Flipboard on Windows 8.1, you can contact the Windows live support team.