Author Archives: Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.

Hardly anyone more cooperative than a hungry dog

Witness the evident canine interest in a Rube Goldberg contraption that leads to both food and a dog’s favorite toy — the tennis ball.

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In Windows 8.1, you don’t sign out of Skype

A Lounge member used Skype before he upgraded to Windows 8.1. After the upgrade, he was locked out of Skype.

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Athletic competition — among Danish bunnies

The long-eared track-and-field champions performing in this video are, in all probability, unfamiliar to you.

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Parsing Office 365 requirements: Always online?

Lounge member CWBillow has been offered a deal: Office 365 for U.S. $20 a year through his university. But he worries about what will happen to his productivity in the Office suite if he loses his Internet connection.

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Uneasy lives of dogs in cats’ houses

Safe in its home environment, a cat can be just as inclined to be “top dog” as any dog is. This video is a tribute to mannerly dogs flummoxed — and even intimidated — by feline occupation of a dog’s special place.

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In Outlook, search might be a sometime thing

A Lounge member can’t find what he’s looking for in Outlook 2010 — even after rebuilding its index twice.

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Thanks to Lizzy, the level-headed chicken

How often have you been entertained by someone discussing the virtues of two-axis image stabilization?

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Look for software’s official download site

Lounge member globalist’s experience with the VLC media player began badly — twice. Because it came with so much junkware, he didn’t trust it.

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