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  • Add a shutdown button to the Desktop

    WindowsInstructed
    Pepijn van Gastel
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:44 pm
    I always used this tip under Windows 7 and luckey it still works on Windows 8. I never understood why I have to click on start to shutdown my pc. As I’m most of my time working on a laptop, I care a lot about my battery and therefor (beside using the right browser) I turn my pc off when I’m not using it. And to save myself some time, I have added the shutdown option to my desktop. Let’s learn how I did that. Add Shutdown to the desktop Richt-click on your desktop and select New->Shortcut Create Shortcut Make the location ‘shutdown-s-t 0′ Name the Shortcut…
  • New leaked Windows 9 screenshots show an operating system PC users can love

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    Preston Gralla
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Two new leaked Windows 9 screenshots show good news for users of traditional PCs -- it looks as if the operating system will be actually useful for them, and not just for those with touch-based devices. I've got screenshots and details.
  • Sheep for wheat, anyone? Internet Explorer releases preview of new social Catan web experience for free play

    The Windows Blog
    Justin Garrett
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Today, we’re excited to release the preview of Catan Anytime – the entirely new social version of the beloved board game The Settlers of Catan. Play is completely free and available on any device with a modern browser. We hope Catan fans will appreciate its simplicity – Catan Anytime is fast, fluid and designed for touch making it easy to play the game from mobile to your big screen with IE on XBOX and everything in-between. Catan Anytime is a partnership with creators of Catan, Mayfair Games and Bontom Games. This preview release features the latest HTML5 web standards and real-time…
  • Windows Weekly 372: Let the Bezel Be Big

    Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    The one where we list Microsoft's recent communication gaffs In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the Microsoft layoffs, five Microsoft communication miscues from just the past week, Lenovo's own communication miscue, Microsoft's quarterly earnings, and of course the wonderful OneNote parody video. read more
  • IBM & California Partner On Private Cloud

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    Shane O'Neill
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    CalCloud, the State of California's private cloud managed by IBM, aims to streamline services for 400 state and local government agencies.
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  • Sheep for wheat, anyone? Internet Explorer releases preview of new social Catan web experience for free play

    Justin Garrett
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Today, we’re excited to release the preview of Catan Anytime – the entirely new social version of the beloved board game The Settlers of Catan. Play is completely free and available on any device with a modern browser. We hope Catan fans will appreciate its simplicity – Catan Anytime is fast, fluid and designed for touch making it easy to play the game from mobile to your big screen with IE on XBOX and everything in-between. Catan Anytime is a partnership with creators of Catan, Mayfair Games and Bontom Games. This preview release features the latest HTML5 web standards and real-time…
  • Uber now available on Windows Phone!

    Steve Guggenheimer
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Uber, the popular technology platform that connects users with safe, reliable and seamless transportation announced their official Windows Phone app earlier today. Uber for Windows Phone is a fast, full-featured native app that makes ordering your next ride super easy. The app works on all Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices, is free, and is available for immediate download in the Windows Phone Store. We welcome Uber to our fast-growing Windows Phone ecosystem. Now with Uber on Windows Phone, our users will have a seamless ride at the touch of a button.
  • Meet the Lumia 530 – the most affordable Lumia yet

    Brandon LeBlanc
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Today, the Microsoft Devices Group has announced the very affordable Lumia 530. The Lumia 530 is the perfect entry to Windows Phone 8.1 which includes new features like Action Center, Word Flow, and Cortana - the world’s first personal digital assistant. The Lumia 530 comes with a 4-inch LCD display and a powerful 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It also has a 5-megapixel camera and expandable storage up to 128GB using a MicroSD memory card. The Lumia 530 will also come with dual-SIM capabilities too. For more details on the Lumia 530, see this post on the Conversations blog…
  • Tips and tricks for using XAML controls in your universal Windows apps

    Windows Apps Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    This post was written by Rohan Thakkar, Program Manager 2 - Developer Ecosystem Platform on Operating Systems Group at Microsoft. At //build 2014 we introduced the ability to build universal Windows apps, which are able to share a large amount of code between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 projects. In particular, three sessions at //build discussed the important features for developers working with XAML: What about XAML UI and Controls? by Shawn Oster Quality and Performance for XAML Apps by Stefan Wick Animations in Windows Phone XAML Apps by Kunal Deep Singh and Rohan Thakkar To follow…
  • Modern Combat 5: Blackout arriving soon for Windows and Windows Phone

    Brandon LeBlanc
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Modern Combat 5: Blackout is one of the most highly anticipated mobile games of the year. Many of you have been wondering when this first person shooter will be arriving on Windows and Windows Phone. Your wait will soon be over! Today, Gameloft has announced that Modern Combat 5: Blackout will be available for download on both Windows and Windows Phone on July 24th, just a few days away. The game looks pretty amazing.Gameloft has created some great, highly rated games for Windows and Windows Phone including Asphalt 8: Airborne, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, and many more. Many more games are on…
 
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  • Windows Weekly 372: Let the Bezel Be Big

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    The one where we list Microsoft's recent communication gaffs In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the Microsoft layoffs, five Microsoft communication miscues from just the past week, Lenovo's own communication miscue, Microsoft's quarterly earnings, and of course the wonderful OneNote parody video. read more
  • Chromecast, One Year Later

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    Google-focused but inexpensive Lost amid the huge list in my most recent What I Use article is a product I'm surprised no one commented on: Google's Chromecast. Like Chromebook, Chromecast was something that launched in a fairly half-assed state. But it's improved over time, and while I still think more expensive competing solutions like Roku 3 are better living room solutions overall, Chromecast earns a spot on the list for one very important reason: It's the only inexpensive living room device that works with Google's ever-improving Play services. read more
  • Tools of the Trade: USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    You need something like this In my What I Use article series, I occasionally document the hardware, software and services that use every day. But there are a number of other useful tools which are needed far less often and are yet no less valuable. Key among them is a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter, recently acquired to replace an older USB 2.0-based solution. This lets you access the contents of an internal hard drive externally, aiding in PC disaster recovery and other scenarios. read more
  • Microsoft is Not Dropping Xbox Music or Xbox Video

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Good, because Xbox Music in particular is excellent Another curious Microsoft executive misstatement this week raised questions about the future of Microsoft's Xbox Music and Xbox Video services. But Joe Belfiore responded to the rumors on Twitter with some good news: The firm has no plans to drop Xbox Music or Xbox Video. read more
  • Skype 5.0 for Android

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Wait, it's not remastered? Following in the footsteps of an updated Skype for iPhone—and what I assume to be a related release of Amazon's Fire Phone—Microsoft today announced the release of Skype 5.0 for Android. This major update to the app provides integration between your Skype contacts and your handset's contacts management system. read more
 
 
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  • Will Microsoft's Surface line ever make a profit?

    Preston Gralla
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    Microsoft's quarterly earnings report this week had a bit of deja vu: The company's bottom line once again took a hit because of woes with the Surface line. This time around, it was cancelling the Surface Mini. Will the Surface line ever make a profit?
  • Earnings reports show Apple matters to the world, Microsoft doesn't

    Preston Gralla
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    Yesterday's earnings reports from Microsoft and Apple showed a contrast in corporate strategies: Apple's aimed at consumers, Microsoft's targeted at businesses. Those reports and the press's reaction to them shows why right now Apple matters to the world, and Microsoft doesn't.
  • New leaked Windows 9 screenshots show an operating system PC users can love

    Preston Gralla
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Two new leaked Windows 9 screenshots show good news for users of traditional PCs -- it looks as if the operating system will be actually useful for them, and not just for those with touch-based devices. I've got screenshots and details.
  • Sounds like a training issue

    Sharky
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This medical supply company has a number of older, less tech-savvy users. But how many ways are there to misunderstand "click on the Start button"?
  • My, what an optimistic view of users you have!

    Sharky
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    It's been a long, hard effort, but this pilot fish's organization has finally managed to get rid of all its Windows XP computers -- almost. Now how to get rid of that last one-tenth of 1 percent?
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  • Foursquare to be the new Local Search; Swarm for Check-ins

    Vijay
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Few hours ago, Foursquare just sent an email to their power-users on their application road-maps and how check-ins are going to change. With so many of us using this application for check-ins and writing reviews, pictures etc, we knew that this was coming. Foursquare just announced that, their primary application will be the all ‘new Local Search’ with loads of information around you. Yes, you guessed right, with all the information we posted in the past 4 years. With this all new app, they have changed their logo as well. Its changing from the check-in checkmark to something…
  • Planning to buy a Xiaomi MI3? This Short Review might help you!

    Vijay
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    Welcome to this review of the Xiaomi MI3. Before I get to the device, let me start you a quick overview on this company. They have a philosophy of selling devices directly to customers; that helps them manage to keep the prices competitive. Xiaomi was founded in 2010 and they have reached great heights in just 4 years. They’ve brought together some real smart people from Microsoft, Google, Motorola Yahoo and other big players in the industry with a focus of making great stuffs at affordable prices. Mi 3 is Xiaomi’s highest performing smartphone and has been in news for a while…
  • Gionee Elife S5.5 gets the Latest Android KitKat upgrade over OTA

    Vijay
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
    Gionee Smartphones announced the much awaited update for Gionee ELife S5.5, the Android KitKat 4.4.2. The Over-The-Air software update for Gionee ELife S5.5 will allow its users to download and install the new software with ease. The new Android KitKat version is a big development for Gionee and will offer simpler, faster and more intuitive ways to use the device with a host of new features for seamless user facilities. The ELife S5.5 is set for a revamp in terms of its user interface, applications and layout.   With the new user interface design there will be enhanced features like an…
  • 8 things to expect from Google IO 2014 as Announcements

    Vijay
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Google IO is an annual conference conducted by Google to unveil different technology innovations and products which they have been working on. Google IO is just few hours away from now. Google was traditionally focussed on Consumer technologies; However, in the recent years, they have definitely made some good steps towards Enterprise Tech with Cloud, Chrome etc. If you are keen to watch the Keynote Live, you can check this link (June 25th, 9:00 AM PDT). Update: Watch the Keynote here: Firstly, with Vic writing about his plans beyond Google, it would be interesting to see who would present…
  • Best Practices to Move your Applications to Cloud

    Vijay
    6 Jun 2014 | 8:54 pm
    In this previous article, we had a quick overview on the different cloud service models and how it eases your challenges w.r.t administration. Now, let me ask you a simple question, can every software or workloads be moved to Cloud? The answer will definitely be a NO. “No single delivery model meets all needs, but the combination of public, private, and hybrid clouds offer a range of options suitable for many business requirements” Every application is different; and having a better understanding on what workload can be moved to a Cloud platform is a key to have the right cloud…
 
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    IEBlog

  • Internet Explorer @ IETF 90

    ieblog
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    This week Microsoft is sending a number of engineers, including members from the IE team, to the Internet Engineering Task Force meetings in Toronto. We’re looking forward to the conversations and working groups as it’s always great to get together face-to-face with engineers from across the industry. In particular, there are several discussions we’re excited about including HTTP/2.0 and the safe preference header Internet proposal, which we’ve already been working on with several industry partners and has been enabled in IE as an early implementation. If any of you are attending the…
  • July 2014 Internet Explorer Updates

    ieblog
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-037 - Critical This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and twenty-three privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user…
  • Vertical writing mode improvements in IE11

    ieblog
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Internet Explorer 11 June 2014 update improves and advances vertical writing mode layout. This enables features such as constant center baseline and ruby positioning preserving line height. Together, those improvements enable rich, interactive textbooks and publications for locales supporting vertical writing mode, such as Japanese locale. To get hands on experience and see the improvements please try the Vertical Writing Mode Improvements Test Drive: Center baseline allows characters and glyphs to stay correctly aligned, even when they have additional ruby characters that are positioned…
  • Passwords in IE11

    ieblog
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Today’s Web relies on passwords as a form of authentication, which means people have to log into a variety of different services every day. Not only is typing passwords on touch devices cumbersome, but people are creating weak passwords and using the same password for every site, making them more vulnerable to identity theft. Having a secure, reliable password manager is the best method for encouraging people to create strong, unique passwords for every site.    With Internet Explorer 11, we’ve done work to make signing into sites faster and more reliable as well as give users more…
  • Announcing Internet Explorer Developer Channel

    ieblog
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Summary: Go get the new Internet Explorer Developer Channel at devchannel.modern.IE! Just a few weeks ago, we talked about creating a more open dialog between the IE team and the Web development community. Today we’re excited to announce the release of the Internet Explorer Developer Channel, a fully functioning browser designed to give Web developers and early adopters a sneak peek at the Web platform features we’re working on. The Developer Channel is available for download today for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 customers running Internet Explorer 11. IE Developer Channel…
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    Microsoft Security Bulletins

  • MS14-039 - Important: Vulnerability in On-Screen Keyboard Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2975685) - Version: 1.1

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.1 (July 16, 2014): Updated the Known Issues entry in the Knowledge Base Article section from "None" to "Yes".Summary: This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker uses a vulnerability in a low integrity process to execute the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) and upload a specially crafted program to the target system.
  • MS14-009 - Important: Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege - Version: 1.2

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.2 (July 16, 2014): Updated the Known Issues entry in the Knowledge Base Article section from "None" to "Yes".Summary: This security update resolves two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework. The most severe vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a user visits a specially crafted website or a website containing specially crafted web content. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit such websites. Instead, an attacker would have to…
  • MS14-030 - Important: Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Could Allow Tampering (2969259) - Version: 1.2

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.2 (July 16, 2014): Updated the Known Issues entry in the Knowledge Base Article section from "None" to "Yes"Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow tampering if an attacker gains access to the same network segment as the targeted system during an active RDP session, and then sends specially crafted RDP packets to the targeted system.
  • MS14-033 - Important: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (2966061) - Version: 1.1

    10 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.1 (July 10, 2014): Bulletin revised to remove the prerequisite requirement for the MSXML 6.0 update on Windows Server 2003 systemsSummary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a logged on user visits a specially crafted website that is designed to invoke MSXML through Internet Explorer. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit such websites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit a website,…
  • MS14-041 - Important: Vulnerability in DirectShow Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2975681) - Version: 1.0

    8 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.0 (July 8, 2014): Bulletin publishedSummary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker first exploits another vulnerability in a low integrity process and then uses this vulnerability to execute specially crafted code in the context of the logged on user. By default, the modern, immersive browsing experience on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 runs with Enhanced Protected Mode (EPM). For example, customers using the touch-friendly Internet…
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  • Media wall promotes engagement at Liberty University

    Kinect for Windows Team
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    Ah, the college library: a place of studious reflection and solipsistic quietude—and these days, a whole lot more. On many campuses today, parts of the library have become centers of interactive, multimedia experiences. And perhaps no school has taken this aspect of the modern library further than Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Serving more than 100,000 students—some 12,000 on campus and more than 90,000 online—Liberty University has established itself as a leader in digital education. Their commitment to using technology to engage and connect with students…
  • Compliance State=Not Detected

    Christopher Sugdinis
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
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  • How to add a refresh method to a backbone router

    Sanjeev Dwivedi
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    While creating a simple web app, where I created an ajax powered form using backbone.js, I needed the ability to clear the form if the user hit the reset button. So, I thought how about if I just refresh the current... ...read more...(read more)
  • Blackbook for guidance on designing Windows experiences

    ashishth
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Our QED team has put together a nice book (attached) helping developers and designers building unique experiences on Windows from design perspective - A must read!! 
  • Windows Developer Program pro IoT

    vyvojar
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Windows Developer Program for IoT je program pro vývojáře, kteří se zajímají o Internet of Things . V rámci tohoto programu byla vytvořena distribuce Windows pro minipočítač Intel Galileo , který je pinově kompatibilní s populární platformou Arduino . Vývoj aplikací probíhá ve Visual Studio 2013 s doinstalovaným doplňkem, který umožňuje vytvářet nativní aplikace pro Windows na Intel Galileo, tak, jako byste programovali pro Arduino. Velkou výhodou je možnost vzdáleného ladění aplikace přímo...(read more)
 
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  • KB: "An error occurred while retrieving the list of Virtual Machine Roles" in Windows Azure Pack 2013

    J.C. Hornbeck
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    When you attempt to view a list of managed virtual machines (VMs) in Windows Azure Pack 2013, you receive the following error: An error occurred while retrieving the list of Virtual Machine Roles Additionally, searching for virtual machines may return the following error: Virtual Machine Role Name is not available Also, an event similar to the following may be present in the Microsoft-WindowsAzurePack-MgmtSvc-TenantSite event log: Log Name: Microsoft-WindowsAzurePack-MgmtSvc-TenantSiteEventID: 220Level:…
  • Updates Available for Egypt DST Ramadan Exception in 2014

    Win DST
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    The government of Egypt has decided to pause DST during the holy month of Ramadan in 2014, from Friday, June 27 at 00:00 to Friday, August 1 at 00:00. Fix it solutions for Windows have been released to address this change, and you can find the details and download them here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2967990.
  • Updates Available for Morocco DST Ramadan Exception in 2014

    Win DST
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    The government of Morocco has decided to pause DST during the holy month of Ramadan in 2014, from Saturday, June 28 at 3AM to Saturday, August 2 at 2AM. Fix it solutions for Windows have been released to address this change, and you can find the details and download them here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2974661. Please note that for Windows 8.1-based and Windows Server 2012 R2-based operating systems, you will need to install another hotfix here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2984350.
  • Activating your Azure Internal Use Rights benefit

    MSFTTS2
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Wanted to make you aware of this recently posted video that covers the steps on how to set up your Azure Internal Use Rights (IUR) benefit.  Note that Action Pack subscribers and competency partners earn a US$100 credit per month, per tenant.  This allows you to start getting your hands dirty working with Microsoft Azure.  You can use it for any of the services.  Want to spin up a Virtual Network and a Virtual Machine to get an idea of how it all works?  This is a way of doing so with no financial risk.  Here is the video: There…
  • Featured BizSpark Startup - Nestpick

    BizSpark Online
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today’s Featured BizSpark Startup is Nestpick, a Netherlands startup that is enabling international students to securely rent places online. Here is our interview with Fabian Dudek, founder and CEO. He tells us how he got his idea and how Microsoft Azure is giving them the flexibility they need to expand, scale and grow. What is your company’s mission? We strive to enable international students from anywhere in the world to securely and conveniently rent their accommodation from any landlord or real estate company from all over the world.    How did you get the idea for…
 
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  • One OS or three, Windows still doesn’t add up

    Kip Kniskern
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    Microsoft released its 4th quarter earnings yesterday, and despite a big hit from the Nokia acquisition, the news was generally good. Microsoft’s cloud services (Azure, Office 365, and the like) are starting to take off, traditional server side businesses (SQL Server, Hyper-V, etc.) continue to do well, and Microsoft as an enterprise company continues to be healthy. The news isn’t all bad on the consumer side of the equation, either, despite the hit taken due to the acquisition of Nokia. Bing continues to gain share (although mostly at the expense of Yahoo!), and according to…
  • Xbox an entertainment platform? So much for that idea

    Kip Kniskern
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    More fallout from Microsoft layoffs announcements came later in the day yesterday, this time with the news that Xbox Entertainment Studios (XES) would be closing. The Studios, headed by ex-CBS exec Nancy Tellem, who was hired in September 2012 to help to help to “expand the Xbox platform beyond games”. In Microsoft’s press release announcing her hiring, she laid out the plans for Xbox as a consumer entertainment hub: “I am excited to be a part of the continued evolution of Xbox from a gaming console to the hub of every household’s entertainment experience,”…
  • Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs this year, realigning phones business – is it enough?

    Kip Kniskern
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Today, as expected, Microsoft announced significant job cuts as it moves into the new fiscal year and continues to integrate Nokia’s phones businesses into the company. The majority of those cuts, some 12,000 over the next 12 months (with 13,000 total cuts coming almost immediately, and the other 6,000 spread out over the next year), will come out of Nokia, or at least will eliminate jobs that have become redundant due to the Nokia acquisition. The job cuts are part of a systemic re-alignment of the Nokia phones businesses as they integrate into Microsoft. Both Satya Nadella and Stephen…
  • The coming Microsoft job cuts: more than just numbers

    Kip Kniskern
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    According to a news report coming out of Bloomberg, Microsoft could be announcing its most significant job cuts since 2009, and that announcement could be coming as soon as this week. Although the cuts are widely expected to focus on trimming the fat after the Nokia acquisition, with some 1,000 job cuts expected in Finland, the announcements, when they come, could shed some light on new CEO Satya Nadella’s plans for the future of the company. Back in 2009, when Steve Ballmer announced cuts of some 5,000 workers (the final tally was closer to 5,800), Microsoft took the opportunity to…
  • Nadella outlines changes coming to Microsoft in email to employees

    Kip Kniskern
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    It’s easy to take today’s email by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella as not much more than a high level, buzzword filled, overly long communique from a CEO to his some 100,000 employees. In it, Nadella re-describes Microsoft’s core mission, refining Ballmer’s “devices and services” company to the more encompassing (and long winded) “Microsoft is a productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world”. Although the email weighs in at something just over 3,000 words, it’s still hard to glean any concrete information out of…
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  • Best SSDs: July 2014 and more

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard Review Best SSDs: July 2014 Core i7-4790K Devils Canyon overclocking revisited Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review Deepcool Steam Castle Review First Look: The $799 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Core i3 Fractal Design Core 3300 Mid Tower Case Review GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs. GTX 750 Ti Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black WindForce Review Gigabyte Z97-D3H Motherboard Review Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 – mATX Gaming Muscle from Gigabyte GPU-Accelerated Vi...
  • Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
    Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company acknowledged Tuesday....
  • Microsoft claims Surface Pro 3 sales are outpacing earlier models

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Microsoft's Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said this week that sales of the company's 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet are "outpacing earlier versions of Surface Pro" but did not offer any specific numbers....
  • Best laptop 2014: which notebook should you buy? and more

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Here a roundup of today\'s reviews and articles: AKG Y50 Headphone Review Asus Maximus VII Ranger & Hero Motherboard Review Asus RP-AC52 Wireless Range Extender Review BitFenix Fury 550G Alchemy-Sleeved Power Supply Preview Buying Guide: Best laptop 2014: which notebook should you buy? Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 (GV-N770OC-2GD) vs. ASUS Matrix Platinum (R9280X-P-3GD5) Video Card Review Intel SSD 2500 Pro 240GB Solid State Drive Review iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Standard Charging Car Mount Review Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Hea...
  • Microsofts first post-Nokia phone is the budget Lumia 530

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    With Nokia's range of Android-powered smartphones all but dead, Microsoft is pushing its newly-acquired Lumia line harder than ever...
 
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  • Best SSDs: July 2014 and more

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard Review Best SSDs: July 2014 Core i7-4790K Devils Canyon overclocking revisited Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review Deepcool Steam Castle Review First Look: The $799 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Core i3 Fractal Design Core 3300 Mid Tower Case Review GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs. GTX 750 Ti Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black WindForce Review Gigabyte Z97-D3H Motherboard Review Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 – mATX Gaming Muscle from Gigabyte GPU-Accelerated Vi...
  • Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
    Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company acknowledged Tuesday....
  • Microsoft claims Surface Pro 3 sales are outpacing earlier models

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Microsoft's Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said this week that sales of the company's 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet are "outpacing earlier versions of Surface Pro" but did not offer any specific numbers....
  • Best laptop 2014: which notebook should you buy? and more

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Here a roundup of today\'s reviews and articles: AKG Y50 Headphone Review Asus Maximus VII Ranger & Hero Motherboard Review Asus RP-AC52 Wireless Range Extender Review BitFenix Fury 550G Alchemy-Sleeved Power Supply Preview Buying Guide: Best laptop 2014: which notebook should you buy? Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 (GV-N770OC-2GD) vs. ASUS Matrix Platinum (R9280X-P-3GD5) Video Card Review Intel SSD 2500 Pro 240GB Solid State Drive Review iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Standard Charging Car Mount Review Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Hea...
  • Microsofts first post-Nokia phone is the budget Lumia 530

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    With Nokia's range of Android-powered smartphones all but dead, Microsoft is pushing its newly-acquired Lumia line harder than ever...
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  • Best SSDs: July 2014 and more

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard Review Best SSDs: July 2014 Core i7-4790K Devils Canyon overclocking revisited Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review Deepcool Steam Castle Review First Look: The $799 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Core i3 Fractal Design Core 3300 Mid Tower Case Review GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs. GTX 750 Ti Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black WindForce Review Gigabyte Z97-D3H Motherboard Review Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 – mATX Gaming Muscle from Gigabyte GPU-Accelerated Vi...
  • Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
    Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company acknowledged Tuesday....
  • Microsoft claims Surface Pro 3 sales are outpacing earlier models

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Microsoft's Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said this week that sales of the company's 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet are "outpacing earlier versions of Surface Pro" but did not offer any specific numbers....
  • Best laptop 2014: which notebook should you buy? and more

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Here a roundup of today\'s reviews and articles: AKG Y50 Headphone Review Asus Maximus VII Ranger & Hero Motherboard Review Asus RP-AC52 Wireless Range Extender Review BitFenix Fury 550G Alchemy-Sleeved Power Supply Preview Buying Guide: Best laptop 2014: which notebook should you buy? Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 (GV-N770OC-2GD) vs. ASUS Matrix Platinum (R9280X-P-3GD5) Video Card Review Intel SSD 2500 Pro 240GB Solid State Drive Review iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Standard Charging Car Mount Review Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Hea...
  • Microsofts first post-Nokia phone is the budget Lumia 530

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    With Nokia's range of Android-powered smartphones all but dead, Microsoft is pushing its newly-acquired Lumia line harder than ever...
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  • Best SSDs: July 2014 and more

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard Review Best SSDs: July 2014 Core i7-4790K Devils Canyon overclocking revisited Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review Deepcool Steam Castle Review First Look: The $799 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Core i3 Fractal Design Core 3300 Mid Tower Case Review GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs. GTX 750 Ti Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black WindForce Review Gigabyte Z97-D3H Motherboard Review Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 – mATX Gaming Muscle from Gigabyte GPU-Accelerated Vi...
  • Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
    Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company acknowledged Tuesday....
  • Microsoft claims Surface Pro 3 sales are outpacing earlier models

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Microsoft's Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said this week that sales of the company's 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet are "outpacing earlier versions of Surface Pro" but did not offer any specific numbers....
  • Best laptop 2014: which notebook should you buy? and more

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Here a roundup of today\'s reviews and articles: AKG Y50 Headphone Review Asus Maximus VII Ranger & Hero Motherboard Review Asus RP-AC52 Wireless Range Extender Review BitFenix Fury 550G Alchemy-Sleeved Power Supply Preview Buying Guide: Best laptop 2014: which notebook should you buy? Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 (GV-N770OC-2GD) vs. ASUS Matrix Platinum (R9280X-P-3GD5) Video Card Review Intel SSD 2500 Pro 240GB Solid State Drive Review iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Standard Charging Car Mount Review Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Hea...
  • Microsofts first post-Nokia phone is the budget Lumia 530

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    With Nokia's range of Android-powered smartphones all but dead, Microsoft is pushing its newly-acquired Lumia line harder than ever...
 
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  • Modern Combat 5: Blackout arriving soon for Windows and Windows Phone

    Brandon LeBlanc
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Modern Combat 5: Blackout is one of the most highly anticipated mobile games of the year. Many of you have been wondering when this first person shooter will be arriving on Windows and Windows Phone. Your wait will soon be over! Today, Gameloft has announced that Modern Combat 5: Blackout will be available for download on both Windows and Windows Phone on July 24th, just a few days away. The game looks pretty amazing.Gameloft has created some great, highly rated games for Windows and Windows Phone including Asphalt 8: Airborne, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, and many more. Many more games are on…
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy comes to Windows and Windows Phone

    Brandon LeBlanc
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    I am so excited for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy which hits theaters on August 1st. The movie looks fantastic. As we wait for the movie, Marvel has released the game Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon for us to get acquainted with this ragtag group of characters. The Guardians of the Galaxy include Star-Lord, Rocket the gun-toting raccoon, the tree-like humanoid Groot, the mysterious and deadly assassin Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer. You play as the Guardians in the game on a brand new adventure to recover the five pieces of The Universal Weapon before it falls into the…
  • Free group video calling now available with Skype for Windows 8.1

    Brandon LeBlanc
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    You can now bring family and friends together for free group video calling with Skype for Windows 8.1 on your Windows PCs and Tablets. Group video calling allows you to have group video calls with up to 9 people at the same time. This was previously available only as a premium feature with a paid subscription but now it’s free and really easy to do. For all the details on how group video calling works with Skype for Windows 8.1, read their blog post here. Or watch the below video! You can download Skype for Windows 8.1 here from the Windows Store.
  • Viggle now available for Windows and Windows Phone

    Brandon LeBlanc
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Who doesn’t like the idea of earning rewards for watching their favorite TV shows and listening to their favorite music? With Viggle, just hold up the app to check in to TV shows you’re watching or match music you’re listening to earn Viggle Points. You can then redeem the Viggle Points you earn for rewards like movie tickets and gift cards from BestBuy, Lowe's, Gap, Fandango and more. By checking into featured shows or songs, you can early 2X, 5X, 10X the points. With the app, you can also set custom reminders for your favorite shows and get access to exclusive celebrity content…
  • Windows themes from dawn to dusk

    Jennifer Shepherd
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Do people still read the Iliad? I studied it in school, mumble years ago, and one of the few things I remember about it is that every single time sunrise is mentioned, it is described as “rosy-fingered dawn” or “dawn’s rosy fingers.” I don’t know about you, but I have never once looked at the brightening eastern sky and thought, “Yep, that looks like a pink hand.” But dawn certainly can be beautiful, so I’ve curated a luminous set of misty morning images that I hope will bring a touch of quiet serenity to your desktop. Now you don’t even have to get up early to enjoy the…
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  • ExpressRoute + ASR = Efficient DR solution

    Praveen Vijayaraghavan,MSFT
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Microsoft recently announced the availability of Azure ExpressRoute which enabled our customers to create a private connection between their on-premises to Microsoft Azure. This ensured that the data to Azure used an alternate path to the internet where a connection to Azure could be established through an Exchange Provider or through a Network Service Provider. With ExpressRoute customers can connect in a private peering setup to both Azure Public Cloud Services as well as Private Virtual Networks. This opened up a new set of scenarios which otherwise was gated on the network infrastructure…
  • Azure Site Recovery adds InMage Scout to Its Portfolio for Any Virtual and Physical Workload Disaster Recovery

    Praveen Vijayaraghavan,MSFT
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    Azure Site Recovery with Hyper-V Replica already supports the ability to set up disaster recovery between your two Windows Server 2012+ Hyper-V data centers, or between your Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V data center and Microsoft Azure. Recently we acquired InMage Systems Inc., an innovator in the emerging area of cloud-based business continuity. InMage offers migration and disaster recovery capabilities for heterogeneous IT environments with workloads running on any hypervisor (e.g. VMware) or even on physical servers. InMage’s flagship product Scout is now available as a limited period…
  • Out-of-band Initial Replication (OOB IR) and Deduplication

    Aashish Ramdas [MSFT]
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    A recent conversation with a customer brought out the question:   What is the best way to create an entire Replica site from scratch? At the surface this seems simple enough – configure initial replication to send the data over the network for the VMs one after another in sequence. For this specific customer however, there were some additional constraints placed: The network bandwidth was less than 10Mbps and it primarily catered to their daily business needs (email etc…). Adding more network was not possible within their budget. This came as quite a surprise because despite the…
  • Azure Site Recovery – case of the “network connection failure”

    Praveen Vijayaraghavan,MSFT
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Luís Caldeira is one of our early adopters who had pinged us with an interesting error. Thanks for reaching out to us Luís and sharing the details of your setup. I am sure this article will come handy to folks who hit this error at some point. Some days back, Luís sent us a mail informing that his enable-protection workflow was consistently failing with a “network connection failure” error message. He indicated that he had followed the steps listed in the tutorial (http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/hyper-v-recovery-manager-azure/). He had: Setup SCVMM 2012 R2…
  • Azure Site Recovery - FAQ

    Praveen Vijayaraghavan,MSFT
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Quick post to clarify some frequently asked questions on the newly announced Azure Site Recovery service which enables you to protect your Hyper-V VMs to Microsoft Azure. The FAQ will not address every feature capability - it should help you get started. Q1: Did you just change the name from Hyper-V Recovery Manager to Azure Site Recovery? A: Nope – we did more than that. Yes, we rebranded Hyper-V Recovery Manager to Azure Site Recovery (ASR) but we also brought in a bunch of new features. This includes the much awaited capability to replicate virtual machines (VMs) to Microsoft Azure.
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  • Sheep for wheat, anyone? Internet Explorer releases preview of new social Catan web experience for free play

    Justin Garrett
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Today, we’re excited to release the preview of Catan Anytime – the entirely new social version of the beloved board game The Settlers of Catan. Play is completely free and available on any device with a modern browser. We hope Catan fans will appreciate its simplicity – Catan Anytime is fast, fluid and designed for touch making it easy to play the game from mobile to your big screen with IE on XBOX and everything in-between. Catan Anytime is a partnership with creators of Catan, Mayfair Games and Bontom Games. This preview release features the latest HTML5 web standards and real-time…
  • Uber now available on Windows Phone!

    Steve Guggenheimer
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Uber, the popular technology platform that connects users with safe, reliable and seamless transportation announced their official Windows Phone app earlier today. Uber for Windows Phone is a fast, full-featured native app that makes ordering your next ride super easy. The app works on all Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices, is free, and is available for immediate download in the Windows Phone Store. We welcome Uber to our fast-growing Windows Phone ecosystem. Now with Uber on Windows Phone, our users will have a seamless ride at the touch of a button.
  • Meet the Lumia 530 – the most affordable Lumia yet

    Brandon LeBlanc
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Today, the Microsoft Devices Group has announced the very affordable Lumia 530. The Lumia 530 is the perfect entry to Windows Phone 8.1 which includes new features like Action Center, Word Flow, and Cortana - the world’s first personal digital assistant. The Lumia 530 comes with a 4-inch LCD display and a powerful 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It also has a 5-megapixel camera and expandable storage up to 128GB using a MicroSD memory card. The Lumia 530 will also come with dual-SIM capabilities too. For more details on the Lumia 530, see this post on the Conversations blog…
  • Tips and tricks for using XAML controls in your universal Windows apps

    Windows Apps Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    This post was written by Rohan Thakkar, Program Manager 2 - Developer Ecosystem Platform on Operating Systems Group at Microsoft. At //build 2014 we introduced the ability to build universal Windows apps, which are able to share a large amount of code between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 projects. In particular, three sessions at //build discussed the important features for developers working with XAML: What about XAML UI and Controls? by Shawn Oster Quality and Performance for XAML Apps by Stefan Wick Animations in Windows Phone XAML Apps by Kunal Deep Singh and Rohan Thakkar To follow…
  • Modern Combat 5: Blackout arriving soon for Windows and Windows Phone

    Brandon LeBlanc
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Modern Combat 5: Blackout is one of the most highly anticipated mobile games of the year. Many of you have been wondering when this first person shooter will be arriving on Windows and Windows Phone. Your wait will soon be over! Today, Gameloft has announced that Modern Combat 5: Blackout will be available for download on both Windows and Windows Phone on July 24th, just a few days away. The game looks pretty amazing.Gameloft has created some great, highly rated games for Windows and Windows Phone including Asphalt 8: Airborne, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, and many more. Many more games are on…
 
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  • Google Stumbles in Europe

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    No, not in search, they're still dominant in search Google is confronting a harsh reality that Microsoft learned the hard way a decade ago: Antitrust regulators in Europe aren't pushovers like their US-based cousins. And while the search giant is obviously facing a long line of legal challenges around the world, two EU-based issues are coming to a head: A proposed settlement over Google's search business there, and the firm's more recent attempt to meet a "right to be forgotten" ruling. read more
  • Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone, Mac Sales

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    But whither iPad? Apple on Tuesday announced its earnings for the quarter ending June 30. The consumer electronics giant posted a net profit of $7.7 billion on revenue of $37.4 billion, and credited strong iPhone and Mac sales for the results. But the word "iPad" was conspicuously missing from Apple's earnings press release. It turns out that product line has stalled at an inopportune time. read more
  • Microsoft Posts Solid Quarter Despite Nokia Hit

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Especially strong on the commercial side Microsoft earned a net income of $6.48 billion on revenues of $23.38 billion for the quarter ending June 30, in-line with expectations. But an operating loss of $692 million on Nokia's devices and services businesses dragged down stronger-than-expected results from Windows and Office. read more
  • R.I.P., TechEd

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    And MMS, MEC, and the SharePoint, Lync and Project conferences too How do you follow-up on a TechEd that featured only cloud-based product updates and not a single on-premises upgrade? Why you kill TechEd, of course. And then you bring it back from the dead ... as something else entirely. read more
  • Microsoft Earnings Today: And What a Year It's Been

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    In a year of transition, some solid results In the wake of a wildly successful partner conference and a much more dour and massive set of layoffs, Microsoft will announce its quarterly and annual earnings later today. It's an odd day for such a release—Microsoft usually does such things on Thursday—but my sources say the date was changed to accommodate the firm's schedule, which includes another massive event, this time for employees, that is happening this week in Atlanta. So what can we expect? read more
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  • Best SSDs: July 2014 and more

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard Review Best SSDs: July 2014 Core i7-4790K Devils Canyon overclocking revisited Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review Deepcool Steam Castle Review First Look: The $799 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Core i3 Fractal Design Core 3300 Mid Tower Case Review GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs. GTX 750 Ti Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black WindForce Review Gigabyte Z97-D3H Motherboard Review Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 – mATX Gaming Muscle from Gigabyte GPU-Accelerated Vi...
  • Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
    Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company acknowledged Tuesday....
  • Microsoft claims Surface Pro 3 sales are outpacing earlier models

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Microsoft's Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said this week that sales of the company's 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet are "outpacing earlier versions of Surface Pro" but did not offer any specific numbers....
  • Best laptop 2014: which notebook should you buy? and more

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Here a roundup of today\'s reviews and articles: AKG Y50 Headphone Review Asus Maximus VII Ranger & Hero Motherboard Review Asus RP-AC52 Wireless Range Extender Review BitFenix Fury 550G Alchemy-Sleeved Power Supply Preview Buying Guide: Best laptop 2014: which notebook should you buy? Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 (GV-N770OC-2GD) vs. ASUS Matrix Platinum (R9280X-P-3GD5) Video Card Review Intel SSD 2500 Pro 240GB Solid State Drive Review iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Standard Charging Car Mount Review Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Hea...
  • Microsofts first post-Nokia phone is the budget Lumia 530

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    With Nokia's range of Android-powered smartphones all but dead, Microsoft is pushing its newly-acquired Lumia line harder than ever...
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  • Online Stores that offer International Shipping

    Amit Agarwal
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    How do you buy something that’s available in U.S. online stores but none of your local shopping sites have the product in stock yet? Well, you can ask your friends in America to ship the item to your international address, you can use a package forwarding service or the other option would be that you find an online retailer that itself offers international shipping. Many online retailers in the United States, including the likes of Macy’s and Toys “R” Us, are now shipping their products to customers in international destinations. Yes, the overseas shipping…
  • How to Display Alternate Content to AdBlock Users

    Amit Agarwal
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Ad blocking software like AdBlock and Ghostery are installed on millions of computers and thus affecting the bottom line of web publishers who are dependent on online advertising networks like Google AdSense to pay their bills. It takes time and effort to maintain a website but if the visitors are blocking ads, the revenues are reduced. Ars Technica says this is equivalent to running a restaurant where people come and eat but without paying. As a website publisher, you have a few options. You can detect Adblock on the visitor’s computer and hide your content if the ads are being…
  • Add the new Google Maps to your Website with Street View

    Amit Agarwal
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    I have written a new web app that should make it extremely easy for you to embed the new version of Google Maps in your website or blog. Available at ctrlq.org, the apps lets you add basic road maps, satellite imagery or even maps with Street View Panoramas to your website (see video demo). Getting started is easy. Search for a place and pan or zoom to make sure that the Google Maps area you’d like to embed is visible inside the browser window. The embed code, available in the lower left corner, updates automatically as you move around the map. You may be wondering why would anyone need…
  • The Best Websites to Learn Coding Online

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The Learn to Code movement, with the backing of the likes of Obama and Bill Gates, is picking up momentum worldwide and that is actually a very good thing as even basic programming skills can have a major impact. If you can teach yourself how to write code, you will gain a competitive edge over your peers, you can think more algorithmically and thus can tackle problems more efficiently. Don’t just download the latest app, help redesign it. Don’t just play on your phone, program it. — Obama. There’s no reason why shouldn’t know the basics of coding. You can automate…
  • The Best Wikipedia Tools and Resources

    Amit Agarwal
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:33 am
    Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedians have created about 4.5 million articles on the English version of Wikipedia alone which is roughly equivalent to 2000+ print volumes of the Encyclopædia Britannica. If you are also interested in becoming a contributor, follow the Wikipedia tutorial or get the Missing Manual which is available online for free. Q: Can I download Wikipedia? Or maybe buy Wikipedia on a DVD just like Britannica? You can download Wikipedia through Kiwix. It is a single zip file that’s also available via BitTorrent. A children’s charity group in UK has created a…
 
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  • Capturing Facial Expressions with the Kinect for Windows v2

    Greg Duncan
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today Tom Kerkhove, Kinect for Windows MVP, shows off one of the coolest things in the new Kinect for Windows v2 Device and SDK, how we now have built in facial expression support...First look at Expressions – Displaying expressions for a tracked personOne of the biggest feature requests was the ability to track the expressions of the users. Today I’m happy to tell you that this is now available in the alpha [UPDATE (15/07/2014) – The sample is updated based on the public preview SDK.] SDK thanks to the facetracking!In this post I will walk you through the steps to display the…
  • Ian Hays: Building a MultiDictionary Collection for .NET

    Charles
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Here, we meet Ian Hays, a Summer Intern on the Developer Division's .NET BCL team. Ian wants to be a professional software developer when he graduates from college, so having the opportunity to be a Microsoft SDE for the Summer has been a great way for Ian to learn some of the ins and outs of professional development. Of course, the best way to be a dev is to dev and that's exactly what Ian has been up to. He designed and implemented an experimental .NET collection type, MultiDictionary, which is something many .NET developers out there have requested - in fact, it ranks among the top…
  • Load Testing | Visual Studio Toolbox

    Charles Sterling, Robert Green
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    Continuing with our exploration of testing, Chuck Sterling joins Robert this week to discuss load testing. Load testing provides you with the ability to see how well your software responds to various levels of usage. Chuck shows how to create load tests for a Web site and evaluate the data it returns. He shows how to use Application Insights to monitor the Web site's performance. He then shows how to use load testing with unit tests.
  • "Kinect Physical Therapy – Boat Driving"

    Greg Duncan
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today's inspirational project comes from a new Friend of the Gallery, Unity 3D Armenia and Vardan Meliksetyan.You all know how what I think about how the Kinect is being used in medical practices, practically for Physical Therapy (in short, it's I love seeing this kind of thing!). Today's project combines that and also the very awesome Image CupKinect Physical Therapy – Boat DrivingAbout the ProjectGame is called “Kinect Physical therapy – Boat Driving”. There are 410 buoys in the ocean which need to be taken by the boat within the certain time limit. Each buoy is a point. The…
  • New Windows Developer Portal and UX Guidelines too

    Greg Duncan
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    No code today (well that's kind of a lie, there's lots of code, but, well, you'll see), sorry. Instead I'm going to highlight two different resources that every Windows/Windows Phone Universal App developer will want and need to check out.First, last week we introduced a new unified (shall we say universal) development portal for Windows/Windows Phone development, dev.windows.com...Unified Windows developer portal and documentation...dev.windows.com, the one place to learn about Windows app developmentIn the unified site you will find the content and guidance for both Windows Phone and…
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  • Capturing Facial Expressions with the Kinect for Windows v2

    Greg Duncan
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today Tom Kerkhove, Kinect for Windows MVP, shows off one of the coolest things in the new Kinect for Windows v2 Device and SDK, how we now have built in facial expression support...First look at Expressions – Displaying expressions for a tracked personOne of the biggest feature requests was the ability to track the expressions of the users. Today I’m happy to tell you that this is now available in the alpha [UPDATE (15/07/2014) – The sample is updated based on the public preview SDK.] SDK thanks to the facetracking!In this post I will walk you through the steps to display the…
  • Ian Hays: Building a MultiDictionary Collection for .NET

    Charles
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Here, we meet Ian Hays, a Summer Intern on the Developer Division's .NET BCL team. Ian wants to be a professional software developer when he graduates from college, so having the opportunity to be a Microsoft SDE for the Summer has been a great way for Ian to learn some of the ins and outs of professional development. Of course, the best way to be a dev is to dev and that's exactly what Ian has been up to. He designed and implemented an experimental .NET collection type, MultiDictionary, which is something many .NET developers out there have requested - in fact, it ranks among the top…
  • Load Testing | Visual Studio Toolbox

    Charles Sterling, Robert Green
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    Continuing with our exploration of testing, Chuck Sterling joins Robert this week to discuss load testing. Load testing provides you with the ability to see how well your software responds to various levels of usage. Chuck shows how to create load tests for a Web site and evaluate the data it returns. He shows how to use Application Insights to monitor the Web site's performance. He then shows how to use load testing with unit tests.
  • "Kinect Physical Therapy – Boat Driving"

    Greg Duncan
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today's inspirational project comes from a new Friend of the Gallery, Unity 3D Armenia and Vardan Meliksetyan.You all know how what I think about how the Kinect is being used in medical practices, practically for Physical Therapy (in short, it's I love seeing this kind of thing!). Today's project combines that and also the very awesome Image CupKinect Physical Therapy – Boat DrivingAbout the ProjectGame is called “Kinect Physical therapy – Boat Driving”. There are 410 buoys in the ocean which need to be taken by the boat within the certain time limit. Each buoy is a point. The…
  • New Windows Developer Portal and UX Guidelines too

    Greg Duncan
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    No code today (well that's kind of a lie, there's lots of code, but, well, you'll see), sorry. Instead I'm going to highlight two different resources that every Windows/Windows Phone Universal App developer will want and need to check out.First, last week we introduced a new unified (shall we say universal) development portal for Windows/Windows Phone development, dev.windows.com...Unified Windows developer portal and documentation...dev.windows.com, the one place to learn about Windows app developmentIn the unified site you will find the content and guidance for both Windows Phone and…
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  • Microsoft Shows How Surface Tablets Come to Be – Video

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    If you love Surface tablets, you probably know that Microsoft is spending a lot of time designing and testing every single model, with the company itself confirming that it’s even performing some extreme tests on the device to make sure that it copes with everyone’s demands in real life. As you can see in this video published on YouTube by Bloomberg, Microsoft’s Panos Panay, the man in charge with the Surface division at the Redmond-based tech giant gets us inside the so-cal... (read more)
  • Despite Massive Layoffs, Microsoft Still Needs Some 3,000 High-Skilled Workers

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Microsoft last week announced that it’s firing approximately 18,000 workers following the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services unit, but despite this massive layoff program, the company still needs more than 3,000 high-skilled workers. It’s no secret that Redmond has complained on several occasions of the “skills shortage,” explaining that it cannot find enough tech workers in the United States. Microsoft has even asked for more H-1B visas in order to hire... (read more)
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 31 – What's New

    Softpedia News (Elena Opris)
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Yesterday, Mozilla has released a new version for Thunderbird for all supported platforms (Windows, Linux, OS X), its comprehensive, approachable and free email client which supports RSS feeds and other handy features. The new edition brings numerous fixes and some modifications. We're taking a look at it to see what it's all about. For those unaware with Thunderbird's history, the developers from Mozilla have ceased to actively work on the application a while back (apart from security-rela... (read more)
  • Microsoft Questions UK’s Decision to Choose ODF over OpenXML

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    The United Kingdom government earlier today announced its decision to adopt the ODF format as standard for all ministries and departments, thus stepping away from Microsoft software and encouraging everyone to choose the productivity suite that better addresses their needs. While this is clearly a strong hit received by Microsoft, the Redmond-based tech giant said in a statement for IT Pro that, even though the decision was supposed to cut costs and give citizens more choices when it comes to... (read more)
  • Windows 8 Transformation Pack 9.1 Released for Download

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    If you do like the way Windows 8 looks right now, but you’re still running an older version of Microsoft’s operating system, the so-called Windows 8 Transformation Pack surely comes in handy. As you could easily guess by simply reading its name, this is a software solution that can help make your old Windows installation look like Windows 8 by deploying some visual changes and utilities which can bring the Modern UI on your system. Version 9.1 adds the Iconized Taskbar button for... (read more)
 
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  • Sky release NOW TV app for PlayStation 4, what happened to the Xbox One edition?

    Ian Dixon
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    Sky have released a NOW TV app for the PlayStation 4 brining its pay TV channels to the games console. NOW TV is a subscription free, pay as you go service and with the app you can get content from Sky Movies, Sky Sports and Sky TV. You don’t have to subscribe to get the content, you just pay for what you want to watch. NOW TV is available for the Xbox 360 and was announced as an app for the Xbox One during its launch but hasn’t turned up yet. I wonder what has happened to it? I checked on the app list at Xbox.com and it still says coming soon. Press Release: From today NOW…
  • Xbox One SmartGlass Beta for Windows Phone

    Ian Dixon
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    Microsoft continue to roll out changes to the Xbox One SmartGlass beta app for Windows Phone. The Android version was updated today and the Windows Phone version shares many of the changes. You can purchase Xbox One games and addons from the app and then they will download automatically to the Xbox One. You can also browse for recent popular games and addons, plus there are the standard bug fixes and stability improvements. You can find the Windows Phone version in the Windows Phone Store What’s New •Like a Game Clip •Like an item in the activity feed •View items that have been…
  • Xbox One SmartGlass Beta for Android updated

    Ian Dixon
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    Microsoft have updated the beta version of the Android Xbox One SmartGlass app adding feature that the Windows Phone edition recently picked up. With the app you can now purchase Xbox One games and addons from your Android device, browse for recent and popular games plus there are minor other changes. The beta version of the app gets the new features first and then they tend to make their way down to the standard app over time. You can find the beta Xbox One SmartGlass app in the Google Play Store. What’s New • Like a Game Clip • Like an item in the activity feed • View items…
  • The Digital Lifestyle Show #459 – One Handed

    Ian Dixon
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    Welcome to this week’s podcast, we look at Microsoft’s announcements about job cuts and look at how that will impact their strategy going forward. We know it will see the end of the Android Nokia X devices so we talk about that. We also look talk about Jason’s new Lumia, my 1520 and my sons new 635. We talk Media Browser, Amulet Remote controls, Windows Media Center Remote addin and lots more. Come and join us for our meetup October 18th at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. You can meet up with likeminded tech enthusiasts to talk Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, home…
  • BBC iPlayer for iOS and Android updated

    Ian Dixon
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The BBC have pushed out updates for the Android and iPhone/iPad version of its apps. The Android version gets improvements to live playback of TV shows and various bug fixes, the iOS version just gets “various improvements and big fixes” With the app you can watch live TV from the BBC and catchup with shows on demand. The updated iOS app is available in the iTunes Store and the updated Android version is available in the Google Play Store. BBC iPlayer for iOS: What’s New in Version 4.1.0 Included in this release: - Various improvements and bug fixes BBC iPlayer for Android:…
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    Petri IT Knowledgebase

  • Test Connectivity to an Active Directory Domain Controller from a PC

    Daniel Petri
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    To test connectivity to an Active Directory domain controller (DC) from a Windows PC you can use several methods, which this article will outline. Related: Provision Domain Controllers in Azure using PowerShell In most cases, domain-joined computers have established connections to at least one Active Directory DC, and if there are no errors in that computer's event log, then you may safely assume that AD connectivity functions correctly. However, in some cases, the testing computers are not members of the tested Active Directory domain, as they are either part of a stand-alone network or are…
  • Enable Telnet Client in Windows 8 and Server 2012

    Daniel Petri
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The Telnet client is one of the most basic connectivity and management tools that any IT professional needs, and this article will show you how to enable Telnet client in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The Telnet client not only lets you connect to a remote Telnet server and run applications on that server, but is also useful for testing connections to remote servers, such as ones running web services, SMTP services and others. Using the Telnet client is simple enough and the use of Telnet clients has been covered in several different articles on the Petri IT Knowledgebase. The idea is…
  • Proximal Data AutoCache Review

    Aidan Finn
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The Proximal Data AutoCache is a product designed to boost read performance of virtualization storage for Hyper-V and vSphere. I first found out about this product at the Petri IT Knowledgebase author meet and greet with readers at TechEd North America 2014. While there, I met some folks from Proximal Data. They described AutoCache, and I was intrigued. I was offered a trial of the software, so I decided to play with it a bit. What follows is my review of the product. What Does the Proximal Data AutoCache Offer? Normally your hypervisor (vSphere or Hyper-V) will read virtual machine…
  • Provision Domain Controllers in Azure using PowerShell

    Russell Smith
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    In this Ask an Admin post, we'll learn how to provision domain controllers in Microsoft Azure using PowerShell with a single click of the mouse. The cloud is supposed to make provisioning new services easier by providing organizations an 'elastic' infrastructure on which IT services can be deployed, managed and extended as needs change. But even simple tasks in Microsoft Azure, such as deploying a domain controller (DC), can be time consuming if undertaken manually with the web management portal and using Remote Desktop to complete the process. Manually provisioning a new DC usually takes…
  • How to Change the Windows 8.1 Lock Screen

    Jeff James
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Regardless of how much you use your Windows 8.1 computing device -- whether it's a tablet, laptop, or desktop -- you'll likely see a lot of the Windows 8.1 lock screen. It's there when you log in, and it's likely there when you're waking the device up from sleep mode. Since we see the lock screen often, why not swap out the default lock screen image and put something a bit more personalized there? So let's get started: Follow the steps below to change the Windows 8.1 lock screen image. Note: The instructions listed here should be applicable to all versions of Windows 8.1, including the…
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  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    SpeedyFox is a free portable software available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The developers of SpeedyFox claims to boost performance of Firefox, Chrome, third-party web browsers built on them and more. SpeedyFox eliminates fragmentation and compresses the databases to optimize applications it supports. Without much adieu, let’s see how this portable application works and if it really live up to its expectations. SpeedyFox Review Introduction In the big world of web browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the most popular browsers. They give the best web browsing…
  • How To Install iOS Update On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:23 pm
    iOS 7.1.2 update is now available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. When a new iOS update releases, people who are new to the iOS world, wonders how to install iOS update. So, here we are with a simple tutorial that will help you out. There are three ways to install iOS update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device. The easiest way is to install iOS update via over-the-air (OTA). The next procedure allows you to install update using iTunes. This is useful if you fail to install the update via OTA. The third method involves using a IPSW file to update your…
  • Download iOS 7.1.2 Update For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Apple released a new update for all compatible iOS devices. iOS 7.1.2 is now available for download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iOS 7.1.2 is the second minor update to iOS 7.1. It comes after more than two months of iOS 7.1.1 release. The latest iOS update brings with it bug fixes and security updates. The official change log highlights fixes for iBeacon, data transfer and mail attachment encryption. iOS 7.1.2 Update Change log The latest update improves iBeacon connectivity and stability. Fixes a bug related to data transfer for third-party accessories and bar code scanners. iOS…
  • Windows 9 May Be Offered As Free Upgrade For Windows 8.1 Users

    SK Mezanul Haque
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The websphere is buzzing aloud with the rumor that Microsoft may offer the next version of Windows, Windows 9 as a free upgrade (or at a discounted price) for Windows 8.1 Update 2 consumers. Although nothing is announced officially but according to WZOR (a Russian group which is popular for leaks related to Microsoft products), Windows 9 may be released as free upgrade. This move (if Microsoft makes) may be similar to what its competitor Apple has adopted. The move makes sense in the present scenario of release and distribution of operating systems. Almost all competitors is now offering…
  • How To Find Out If My Windows 8.1 Is Running Windows 8.1 Update 1

    SK Mezanul Haque
    14 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    Microsoft for Patch Tuesday this month released 66 patches. Most of these patches are for Internet Explorer. It fixes a lot of undisclosed security issues in the web browser. But you may not receive this update if you don’t have Windows 8.1 Update 1 installed on Windows 8.1. Microsoft always delivers security patches and bug fixes via Windows Update. Good way to keep Windows updated but not for everyone especially Windows 8 or 8.1 users. They may be missing the updates if they don’t have Windows 8.1 Update installed. Microsoft already warned 8.x users saying they will not receive…
 
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    AddictiveTips » Windows

  • Digify: Secure, View Only, Self-Destructing File Sharing With Dropbox Support

    Waqas Ahmed
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    It’s seemingly pivotal, from time to time, to discuss the essential process of protecting your sensitive data. We’ve discussed apps before that are designed to help you securely share files online, but today we’re going to take a look at another entry in that race that combines Snapchat like prowess with Dropbox-esque file sharing. The app is simply referred to as Digify and it aims to give you the most secure file sharing solution. The application achieves this via the good ‘ol file destruction method. That is, rather than giving recipient permanent access to a file, it sets a time…
  • New Features In Firefox 31 For Desktop & Android

    Fatima Wahab
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    Has it been six weeks already? Yes it has and that means it’s time to get a new version of Firefox for both desktop and Android. Firefox 31 is now available for direct download or you can upgrade the current version by clicking the help button in the options panel. Firefox 31 for desktop brings new features for both end users and developers. Noteworthy among them is the Prefer:Safe feature which tells websites the current user is accessing the web behind parental controls. A new search field has been added to the new tab page, and a nice color picker tool has been added for developers,…
  • BrightExplorer Adds Tabs To Windows File Explorer

    Waqas Ahmed
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    It feels surprising that Microsoft has not redesigned the default File Explorer of Windows in ages. Even though some features like the Ribbon UI were added in Windows 8 for improved navigation, the core usability issues still remained untouched. Windows Explorer, for instance, doesn’t offer users a way to open multiple directories via tabs. Now imagine if you had to browse the web without the multi-tab interface which is now found in many modern web browsers like Firefox and Chrome. That being said, if someone needs to work with multiple directories, the Windows File Explorer doesn’t cut…
  • Lingua.ly Teaches You English, French, Spanish, Arabic & Hebrew

    Waqas Ahmed
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:33 am
    Learning a new language online isn’t something new. We’ve seen tools like Duolingo that make the process easy and fun. And a quick search on Google will reveal a lot of similar techniques and methods, in the form of browser extensions, web and mobile apps, and well, whatnot. Lingua.ly is one such amazing tool that wants to make the entire web your language learning playground. It lets you know how well you know on particular language and then recommends different words and text to read and improve your skills from there on. Quizzes can also be taken from time to time to see the outcome of…
  • Icecream Image Resizer Is An Image Resize Utility With Size Presets

    Fatima Wahab
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    UPDATE: It’s been discovered this app brings malware with its installer. We have removed the link and would encourage you to remove it from your system, if you installed it. We apologize for the mistake. Image resizing tools for the desktop are about as common as weather and photography apps for mobile devices. It’s come to a point that unless an application comes with a clown juggling flaming swords, you aren’t going to be able to differentiate it from others. Icecream Image Resizer is a free Windows application that resizes images and while it doesn’t come with a…
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    The Windows Club

  • Know if your Windows Security Center is a virus or legitimate

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Windows Security Center is a component of the Windows operating system, that was introduced by Microsoft in Windows XP and included in Windows Vista too. The program helped you keep a check on your... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Microsoft announces new Lumia 530 at just 83 Euros

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    For Lumia fans, it can’t get better than this. Believe it or not, at just 83 Euros, here comes the Lumia 530, the most affordable Nokia Lumia Phone till date. Microsoft Devices Group, today,... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Best Cloud Computing Services

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Until few years back, there were not many cloud service providers. Recent trend of businesses to move towards hybrid clouds has seen new entrants. I compiled a list of top ten cloud service... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Cipher command line tool in Windows 8 / 7

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Cipher.exe is a built-in command line tool in the Windows operating system that can be used to encrypt or decrypt data on NTFS drives. This tool also lets to securely delete data by overwriting it.... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Analyze and Troubleshoot Wi-Fi networks with Xirrus WiFi Inspector

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    If you are looking for a tool that can analyze and troubleshoot your problematic Wi-Fi networks, Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is the right application to use. It is free powerful software for monitoring... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
 
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  • Peek Battery Status from Windows Phone Lock screen using Battery Peek

    Kamaldeep Singh
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:40 am
    The post Peek Battery Status from Windows Phone Lock screen using Battery Peek appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. A cool Windows Phone application called Battery Peek allows you to peek at your battery directly from your lock screen in a fun way, instead of showing you percentages and numbers, your battery status is visualized as icons. Users select their favorite background and an awesome icon from the range available in Battery Peek, including […]
  • Simple.TV Introduces Windows Phone 8 Support with New App and Custom Program Guide

    Priya
    5 Jun 2014 | 7:38 am
    The post Simple.TV Introduces Windows Phone 8 Support with New App and Custom Program Guide appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Simple.TV has introduced Windows Phone 8 support to become the only cord-cutting solution to support the most popular mobile operating systems. The company has released a free app supporting Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, giving users the ability to access their whole-planet DVR. Users can watch live TV, schedule recordings of their favorite TV shows […]
  • Currency Convertors for Windows Phone

    Kamaldeep Singh
    27 May 2014 | 10:21 am
    The post Currency Convertors for Windows Phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Are you looking for a currency convertor for your Windows Phone? Well here is the list of best currency convertors available for the WP platform (in no particular order). We have enlisted the ones that work and have easy to use UI. 1. XE Currency Convert every world currency with XE Currency. With live currency […]
  • BLOCK x 3: A Windows Phone Puzzle Game

    Priya
    8 May 2014 | 11:23 am
    The post BLOCK x 3: A Windows Phone Puzzle Game appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Block x3 (block block block) is a simple yet very addictive game for windows phone. All you have to do is solve the puzzles by getting 3 blocks of the same color in a row or column. The game is free and installed just fine on our Nokia Lumia 520. The game took about 30 […]
  • Flipkart Reduces Lumia 520 Price To INR 7207

    Priya
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:21 pm
    The post Flipkart Reduces Lumia 520 Price To INR 7207 appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Popular Indian shopping website has reduced the price of Lumia 520 by INR 468 (USD 8). Despite Lumia 525 being only few thousand rupees costlier, the 520 is still the cheapest and most popular windows phone on the website under INR 10000 (USD 167) territory. Of course if you cannot pay the full price upfront, […]
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  • Nokia Lumia 930 Review - The New Windows Phone 8.1 Flagship Device

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    Nokia Lumia 930 is a long awaited device by Windows Phone fans. In terms of hardware and software specifications, it is a very impressive smartphone and we were very curious to learn how well it works. We tested it for a week and we are now ready to share our conclusions. Is this truly the new flagship Windows Phone device? Learn the answer from this detailed review.
  • How to Switch to a Local Account from a Microsoft Account in Windows 8.1

    Vlad Falon
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:03 am
    We've already provided information about how to switch from a local account to a Microsoft Account for those Windows 8.1 users who want to take advantage of new features of Microsoft's newest operating system. However, we've neglected to help out any users who have tried out using a Microsoft account and aren't impressed. If you are such a user and you want to switch from logging in with a Microsoft account to logging in with a traditional local account, read this tutorial.
  • How to Upgrade a Local Account to a Microsoft Account in Windows 8.1

    Vlad Falon
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:14 am
    As even the newest users to Windows 8.1 will quickly discover, Microsoft's newest operating system offers a choice of account types that you can use to log in. A local account works like a typical user account from any older version of Windows, while a Microsoft account offers a bunch of new and useful features that help you get more from Windows 8.1. Many users, not knowing the details of each account type, may simply opt for a local account because it's more familiar. Those users, after learning what they're missing out on, may want to upgrade to a Microsoft account. If you're one of those…
  • How to Browse the Web Incognito In All Major Internet Browsers

    Ilie-Alexandru Munteanu
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    A very useful tool that any web browser offers is Private browsing. Even though each browser calls it by a different name (InPrivate, Private Browsing, Incognito or Private Tab), this feature always does the same thing: allows users to browse the web without saving data like cache, history or cookies. However, this is done locally, meaning that only people using your computer won't be able to find out what websites you have visited. The websites you visited, your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and, in fact, every server your requests pass through, know what you visited. In this article we…
  • Did You Win a Bitdefender Total Security 2015 License? Learn Here!

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:03 am
    Last week we published our Bitdefender-sponsored giveaway. Lots of people have expressed their interest and today we are announcing the five lucky winners. Read this article to learn if you are one of them:
 
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    The Verge - Microsoft Posts

  • Microsoft made a terrible parody of 'Sexy and I Know It' to promote Surface Pro 3 and OneNote

    Jacob Kastrenakes
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Despite being a major institution of the tech industry, Microsoft has always been willing to be fairly lighthearted and get a little goofy. That's for better or for worse, depending on how you take it. Microsoft has a long history of making silly videos that often fall on the more embarrassing side of goofy, and little to its concern. Microsoft may well know this, but its videos don't necessarily present the perfect image for the company or its products. Case in point: a new video from its OneNote team parodying LMFAO's 2011 hit "Sexy and I Know It" to promote the Surface Pro 3. "When I…
  • Uber finally launches a real Windows Phone app

    Chris Welch
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Windows Phone users can finally take a ride with Uber. Well, technically they could before by using Uber's previous "app" which was little more than a wrapper for the mobile site. But native software that's actually designed for Windows Phone is always better, and today there's finally an official Uber app. Yes, it arrives long after Uber debuted on rival platforms Android and iOS, but most of what you'd expect is there on day one. Set a pickup location in the app, choose the vehicle you want to ride in (Uber taxi, UberX, black car, etc.), and then sit back and wait for your driver. Payment…
  • Microsoft's Lumia 530 takes on Android at the low end

    Tom Warren
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    Microsoft has a new smartphone competitor for the low end: the Lumia 530. Designed as a successor to the popular Lumia 520, Microsoft’s Lumia 530 includes similar specifications and a low price point of just 85 euros ($114) before taxes and subsidies. While the Lumia 525, a revision of the 520, included 1GB of RAM, Microsoft has opted for 512MB of RAM in the Lumia 530 and just 4GB of storage and a quad-core processor.  The Lumia 530 also includes on-screen buttons, joining the Lumia 630 as the second Windows Phone to include this new functionality. Continue reading…
  • Microsoft will merge separate versions of Windows into one unified operating system

    Rich McCormick
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that his company will amalgamate all major versions of Windows into one operating system. Speaking on the company's quarterly earnings call today, Nadella told analysts Microsoft will "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system." Describing the implications of the change, Nadella said "this means one operating system that covers all screen sizes." Previously, under the management of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft had multiple teams producing different versions of Windows working…
  • Microsoft's Q4 2014 earnings show improved revenue, decreasing profits

    Tom Warren
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Microsoft has published its Q4 2014 earnings report, and the company has made $4.6 billion in net income on $23.38 billion in revenue. Revenue has increased compared to $19.9 billion from the same period last year, and net income decreased only slightly compared to last year's $4.97 billion. In all, the earnings don't seem to hold many big surprises — at least not compared to the massive layoffs it recently announced. Stronger-than-expected PC demand helped Intel’s latest quarterly earnings, and it has also impacted Microsoft’s. OEM revenue for Windows increased by 3 percent this…
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  • Gartner predicts 10 per cent market share for Windows Phone

    richardmilton
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    Windows Phone’s market share will reach 10 per cent by 2018, according to market researcher Gartner Group. Market growth will be fuelled by the fact that since February, Microsoft has added 11 Windows Phone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to its original stable of four. Many of the new manufacturers are in developing markets where the potential for growth is still high, including the low-end smartphone arena, where Android is dominant. Microsoft also launched the second generation of the Nokia X in June. While the Nokia X2 runs an open source version of Android, it comes with some…
  • Access the company network via Windows Phone

    richardmilton
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:04 am
    Company staff can now get secure access to corporate networks straight from their Windows Phone. Intercede has announce virtual smart card (VSC) management – a form of authentication that uses inbuilt security – for Windows Phone. Intercede is a software company specialising in identity and credential management. Companies need to verifying the identity of people attempt to access their networks and premises but usernames and passwords are insecure and awkward to use on mobile devices. Virtual smart cards offer an alternative using two-factor authentication, the standard for secure…
  • Cortana versus Siri on Windows Phone

    richardmilton
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    Anick Jesdanun writing in The Guardian gives the thumbs up to Cortana, Siri’s competitor in Windows Phone 8.1 due to be released here shortly. For more information see this page http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/14/cortana-microsofts-siri-like-assistant-fills-a-windows-phone-gap There’s also a useful Youtube demonstration of Cortana in operation here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMPZ1KTCV54
  • Microsoft pushes EMS

    richardmilton
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Microsoft’s has unveiled more about its Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). This package is aimed at companies and businesses who manage a number of devices in a network, such as IT professionals who manage installations. EMS enables IT divisions and administrators to create a bring your own device (BYOD) environment. Windows Intune, Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Azure Rights Management will be packaged in the EMS. Microsoft Intune is set to support the next major upgrade to Windows Phone, 8.1. Intune was demonstrated by Microsoft’s Julia White, showing how easy it is to…
  • Now you can date on Windows Phone

    richardmilton
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:58 pm
    EHarmony has launched an app for Windows Phone. The app is free to download, but there is also a full feature version which costs at $19.99 a month. The app lets you create a new eHarmony account, complete your relationship questionnaire, and upload photos from your phone. You’ll also receive compatible matches every day for free, and can send “smiles” to those you like. Paying subscribers get perks like the ability to send and receive eHarmony mail, see who has viewed their profile, and see when a match last logged in. The app also brings the popular “What If”…
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    Windows Phone Area

  • AT&T Windows Phones starts receiving the update, Lumia 1520 is first

    Michael
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    US Carrier AT&T has today announced that Nokia smartphones will start receiving Windows Phone 8.1 along with Lumia Cyan update this week. The first model on the queue is Lumia 1520 but we assume the rest of the Lumia phones ... Read More The post AT&T Windows Phones starts receiving the update, Lumia 1520 is first appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Compare rates and request a ride using Uber for Windows Phone

    Diyan
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    Popular travel tool Uber is finally available for Windows Phone after being pulled from the Store in April 2013 due to a large number of complaints. With Uber you can easily find a car a taxi, private car or shared ... Read More The post Compare rates and request a ride using Uber for Windows Phone appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Nokia Lumia 530 is official, priced at just $114 / 85 EUR

    Diyan
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    Yesterday we informed you about Lumia 530, an upcoming device with low-end specs and a possible replacement of the best selling Windows Phone to date. Today, Microsoft made the Lumia 530 official, so we can share more details on this ... Read More The post Nokia Lumia 530 is official, priced at just $114 / 85 EUR appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Possible Lumia 530 specs – quite disappointing

    Michael
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    A Vietnamese online retailer has listed the yet unannounced successor of Lumia 520 on its website. If the listing is to be believed (we bet on that), then we will have a weak windows phone having almost the same hardware ... Read More The post Possible Lumia 530 specs – quite disappointing appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Microsoft in attempts to unify all platforms

    Diyan
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    A few years ago the name ‘Windows’ was only connected with desktop computers, but today the situation has changed. Mobile phones and other devices are quickly gaining more popularity and all these new devices require different software environment. Microsoft, being ... Read More The post Microsoft in attempts to unify all platforms appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
 
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    Tech Attend

  • 5 Must-Have LG G3 Cases You Would Love To Own

    Waqas Ahmed
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    The LG G3 is the latest flagship smartphone from LG. It is also one of the most interesting and sought after phones released this year so far. LG has tried hard to deviate from the norm by offering some truly unique features. A laser assisted focusing system and the back mounted buttons, for instance, are ... Source: 5 Must-Have LG G3 Cases You Would Love To Own via Tech Attend.
  • How To Root LG G3 (F400K) And (D855)

    Ammar Malik
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    LG has created quite a bit of buzz with the launch of the G3, and with good reason. It is one of the most interesting phones to have launched this year. With a laser assisted autofocusing camera and a quad HD screen, it’s no secret that the LG G3 will be on the bucket list ... Source: How To Root LG G3 (F400K) And (D855) via Tech Attend.
  • 10 Best Smartphones Money Can Buy

    Ammar Malik
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    It’s hard to keep track of all the phones being released everyday. The competition has gotten so cutthroat that manufacturers regularly need to churn out phones to stay in the market. Choosing the right phone in this flooded market can be a daunting task. No one has time to read lengthy reviews from a plethora ... Source: 10 Best Smartphones Money Can Buy via Tech Attend.
  • 5 Biggest Disadvantages Of Rooting Your Android Device And Why You Should Avoid It

    Ammar Malik
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    Rooting an Android phone is more popular today than it has ever been before. For those unaware, rooting  can give a user access to parts of the Android OS that are off-limit by default. It is the equivalent of jailbreaking an iOS device and it opens up the phone to a whole new world of ... Source: 5 Biggest Disadvantages Of Rooting Your Android Device And Why You Should Avoid It via Tech Attend.
  • 11 Best Android Apps To Fully Customize The Lock Screen On Your Phone

    Waqas Ahmed
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    One of the first things you encounter as you pull out your phone from the pocket is the infamous lock screen. This makes it the most important aspect of a mobile device – something that needs to be done right – because we all know how important the first impressions are. Besides, you would ideally ... Source: 11 Best Android Apps To Fully Customize The Lock Screen On Your Phone via Tech Attend.
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  • How Experts Exchange made me a better consultant

    Gareth Gudger
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    That heading may sound like a sponsored blog post but I assure you it isn’t. I can safely say I have never done a paid review. Nor do I ever plan to. So, what’s the reason for this post? Well, two reasons. First, I hit a major milestone at Experts Exchange. Yep! I am quite elated right now! Second, I have always wanted to write this post. But, so many others were pressing to be written first. So, what’s the major milestone? I hit 1,000,000 points at Experts Exchange. Much more than points Don’t get me wrong. Points are great. Who doesn’t want to be top of a…
  • Designing a simple namespace for Exchange 2013

    Gareth Gudger
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    One of the most frequent questions I receive concerns namespace design. I covered this recently in an article geared towards Exchange 2010. However, it quickly became apparent I needed to revisit this topic specifically for Exchange 2013. Especially with the big GUI rewrite. So, let’s get started! What’s in a namespace Namespace is very important. Not only does namespace govern services like Outlook Web App, or, ActiveSync, but it also governs items such as the distribution of the Offline Address Book, or, the Autodiscover service. A correct namespace design is key. Out of the box…
  • Hide Mail Contact from Global Address List

    Gareth Gudger
    3 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    That seems a little counter productive doesn’t it? Isn’t the whole point of a Mail Contact to put an external address in your Global Address List? Well, yes and no. There are certain situations where you may not want an external contact to be generally available to your user base. Take this scenario for example. You are the sole IT person at your company. You contract an external company to perform network monitoring 24×7. Your devices email out alerts to a distribution list. This distribution list contains two people. Yourself and the mail contact for the monitoring…
  • Add External Email Address to a Distribution List

    Gareth Gudger
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    So why would you do this? You may need to send an email to a group of internal and external recipients on a regular basis. Take this scenario for example. You are the IT person for a small company. The company has a number of silent partners. They are not involved in the daily operations of the company. But they do need regular notifications on the company financials. As a result, they do not have an email address with the company. Instead they wish to receive all communication to an external address. That of their investment firm. You already have a distribution list for your active…
  • Move the database path in Exchange 2013

    Gareth Gudger
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    You just upgraded to Exchange 2013. Congrats! Now you plan to change the location of the database files. You open the EAC, browse to the database tab, only to have trouble finding a way to move the database files. Right-clicking the database does nothing. None of the buttons seem to indicate a way to do it. So, now what? The big change This all changed in Exchange 2013. Moving the database and log files is only possible via the Exchange Management Shell (EMS). This differs from earlier versions of Exchange where you could do this from the GUI. Don’t despair! If you are not a…
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  • VideoGIF Review & Rating

    Nipun Parikh
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    Review:VideoGIFMany times we see GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) files, those little animated things on forums and sites. GIF files are a good way to show a small animation. It's different from a video file. You do not need a dedicated player to watch a GIF. Web browsers display them by default. And they are cool!VideoGIF is an app by Pearl Mountain Soft which creates GIF files for you. Its available for Apple Macintosh computers right now. Getting and Installing the app:A trial version of VideoGIF is availabe on the Mac store for download. The full version is available as a part of a…
  • How to convert PDF files to JPEG or PNG image files, batch convert PDF to JPEG?

    Nipun Parikh
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Convert PDF to JPEG & other image formatsIf you need to convert a PDF file to image file formats like JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PNG or other file formats, then you have a nice little software that can do the task for you. PDF-Xchange Viewer is a software that allows you to view and edit PDF files easily. With the paid version of PDF-Xchange you can easily add pages, remove pages and many other things from PDF files. PDF to JPEG conversion can be done in the free version. Just select a pdf file and export it to any image format like JPEG, TIFF, PNG etc. You can also provide naming macros, it has…
  • Best Free casual Windows Phone 8 Games

    Nipun Parikh
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:37 am
    The Best Casual Games for Windows Phone 8If you own a Windows Phone 8 device like the Nokia Lumias and if you think you dont have games like Android and iOS, then you got to think again. Here we present some of the best casual games for Windows Phone 8 that can make you addicted to them!1)ReaperReaper is a free RPG game on the Windows Phone store. You take the role of a black swordsman and use your swords and other weapons to slash enemies!WP Store Link 2)Don't Tap on the While TileOnly one rule, don't tap the white tile. Simple game, isn't it? Well you got to play it to see how simple that…
  • 100 Very Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 7

    Nipun Parikh
    7 May 2014 | 11:04 pm
    100 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 7We Windows users are comfortable with our mouse, but sometimes knowing the right keyboard shortcut key can really save time, and increase efficiency at work. So here are 100 keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7 which will be useful for daily tasks. Also check out some tips to speed up your computer by doing some simple steps: Speed Up Your Computer.Here the WIN stands for the Windows key, between the CTRL and ALT keys:The WINdows Key Keystroke Function WIN Open Start Menu WIN+E My Computer WIN+R Open RUN Dialog Box WIN+F Open Search Window WIN+U Ease of Access…
  • The most essential Plugins and Add-ons for Mozilla Firefox.

    Nipun Parikh
    3 May 2014 | 1:05 am
    Best Plugins for FirefoxMozilla Firefox, the free and open-source, is the third most used Web Browsers, only behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Google's Chrome. Firefox is liked by many people because of its stability, security, and large amount of available plugins. Firefox is the preferred browser for many professional internet users, because of its interface. If you are using Firefox, then you must be using some plugins. Plugins make web browsing more easy and efficient. One tip for everyone is to remove ALL unnecessary and unknown extensions and plugins. Some of them may be…
 
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  • Add a shutdown button to the Desktop

    Pepijn van Gastel
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:44 pm
    I always used this tip under Windows 7 and luckey it still works on Windows 8. I never understood why I have to click on start to shutdown my pc. As I’m most of my time working on a laptop, I care a lot about my battery and therefor (beside using the right browser) I turn my pc off when I’m not using it. And to save myself some time, I have added the shutdown option to my desktop. Let’s learn how I did that. Add Shutdown to the desktop Richt-click on your desktop and select New->Shortcut Create Shortcut Make the location ‘shutdown-s-t 0′ Name the Shortcut…
  • Windows 8.1 Wallpaper Collection July

    Pepijn van Gastel
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Windows 8 works beautifully with a variety of  different photo’s. Thanks to the transparent Windows task bar, your Windows will get a complete different look when using other wallpapers. There are many different options, and it’s up to your own taste which one you like and want to use. If you are not sure how to set up a new wallpaper for your setup, I would refer you to this article on how to select a new wallpaper. DeviantArt collection This month we are featuring a collection of art made by the DeviantArt community. DeviantArt is an online community showcasing various forms…
  • How to select a new wallpaper in Windows 8

    Pepijn van Gastel
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Your desktop background can be a different picture set for each specific monitor, a single picture set for all monitors, or a slide show playing selected pictures randomly on all monitors. In this tutorial we will show you how to select the images of your choice as your desktop background wallpaper or slide show in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1. To get the best results, you will have to select a screenshot with the same resolution as your monitor. If you are using a Microsoft account and have the Personalize setting turned on to sync, then the desktop background you…
  • How To Fix: “LPK.DLL IS MISSING”

    Johnathan Martin
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Are you getting “LPK.DLL IS MISSING” error? Here is a possible fix! What is LPK.DLL? LPK.DLL is pretty much the language pack DLL for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. Sometimes it can become corrupted due to malware or software conflicting. The fix First boot into safe mode Turn on computer Hold down f8 and go to Advanced Boot Option Menu Go to Safe Mode Once in Safe Mode-> Search in start menu-> Type “command prompt”-> Right click run as administrator Now that your in a elevated command prompt run the following command SFC /SCANNOW  - This will check…
  • Weekly comic: Windows too Pricey?

    Pepijn van Gastel
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    Life is not always serious =) We use this section to promote some of our favorite technology related comics. Have fun! The post Weekly comic: Windows too Pricey? appeared first on WindowsInstructed.
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  • Best New Music Players for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    We already covered some great music player apps in our Top 4 Music Players for Windows Phone article. Since then, Windows phone store has got numerous new ones. So we’d to come up with another article. Not to mention the torrent of search queries we’re getting for this. Here are the top 5 music player apps that were debuted on Windows phone in the past few weeks. P.S. the apps are sorted randomly.   Muzik Player     MuzicPlayer is a streamlined and feature rich alternative to Xbox music app. The home screen is divided into several tabs, sorting your music…
  • LocalEvents – Facebook Event Manager for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    features of LocalEvents for Windows Phone – Discover Facebook events: concerts, parties, conferences, sports events and tons of other good reasons to be with friends. Thousands of new cool events added each week. – Explore, where your friends are going: specify where, when and with whom you want to go out or just look through the most popular venues. – Share and invite, invite and share: find the right company in a few clicks. All of your friends are already here, so just go on. – Keep your plans under control and don’t miss out: receive invitations and reminders of upcoming events…
  • Threepointer – Gorgeous Dribbble Client for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    features of Threepointer for Windows phone • log in with your dribbble account • search for shots, users and colors • see your activity • like shots • comment on shots • follow users • lockscreen support • live tile support • pin almost everything to your startscreen Screenshots TL;DR Threepointer is an unofficial and probably the only Dribbble client available on Windows Phone. For those who don’t know Dribbble, it’s a social network for designers. If you’re a designer or love to explore new digital artworks, Dribbble is the website to go. It is a home to…
  • Gamestreams – Feature packed Twitch.tv app for Windows 8.1

    Rahul Mathur
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Features of Gamestreams for Windows 8.1 Watch streams of most popular games on Twitch.tv List of featured streams View streams in High quality (source quality) Twitch.tv Chat support Snapped view Search for Games or streams View online followed streams Screenshots TL;DR GameStreams for Windows 8.1 is a feature packed third party Twitch.tv client. All you need to do is sign in to your Twitch.tv account and you will be shown a familiar UI. Frontpage has Featured Games (the most popular ones – Dota, LoL, SC, etc) in a beautiful image heavy panorama. There is a panel of buttons adjacent to…
  • Owl Reader – Quintessential Pocket Client for Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    Features of Owl Reader for Windows phone - Multiple themes (dark, light, sepia, teal, custom) - Handles thousands of articles in the list - Clean mobile view with fully customizable font and colors - Two color schemes with easy switching - Position within an article is remembered - Scrollbar for quick navigation throughout the article - Automatic downloading of articles (including images) - Three alternative services for mobile article parsing - Support for YouTube videos (including thumbnails), videos can be opened in IE, Metrotube, myTube, or YouTube apps (WP8 only) - External links can be…
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