Saturday, November 30, 2013

Facebook app gets major updates in Windows 8.1


Facebook app has been updated with a load of new features. You can now pin a additional tile which will go directly to messages and Live tiles now show Friend requests,messages and notifications. You can send a photo in a message and also download images from a message. You can now change your profile picture and cover picture right from the app without going to facebook official site. Tagging has been added and it's easy to set your profile picture as your Windows account picture. Performance of this app has been improved and it's now fast and stable. So update as soon as possible to enjoy the latest features in the app.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Download Glowing beaches theme for Windows 8 and Windows 7

Microsoft has released one more cool theme for your Windows desktop, either in Windows 8 or Windows 7. You can get this beautiful theme for free from here.


This theme comes with 14 fantastic wallpaper representing the beauty of beaches in the world. 

Nothing reveals the hushed beauty of dawn and dusk quite like the backdrop of a coastline. Visit beaches around the world—from California to New Zealand—luminous with the multicolored glow of sunrise and sunset in this free Windows theme.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Microsoft compares Surface 2 with iPad air : Video


Microsoft is betting big in their newest tablet, Surface 2. In this video the tech giant compares Surface 2 with iPad air which is one of the most successful product for Apple. Microsoft explains that Surface 2 can do a lot of things better than what iPad air can. In a not so lengthy post, the tech giant explains the benefits of using Surface 2 instead of iPad air.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Microsoft pokes fun at Chromebook : Video

Microsoft is now taking Chromebook as it's prey in it's Scroogled campaign. Microsoft in it's new video about Chromebook states that Chromebook is a brick without internet connection which not completely true as Google is trying hard to deliver apps that run offline like Gmail offline.


Microsoft teases the Chromebook by saying that it is not at all a laptop with Office or Windows not installed and they call Chromebook a piece of hardware which tracks all your activity in it which will be used to serve ads to you. This is not completely true, though.A girl wants to sell her Chromebook to a shop but the shop keeper says that it is a useless laptop. And also it's scroogles your data.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gmail will look better in your iPad

Google have updated Gmail iOS app on iPad which features some new looks for Gmail. The improvements clearly lead to a better user experience and the official blog post shows these changes in action ! So if you are using Gmail app on iPad then consider updating your Gmail app to get the best of Gmail.


Monday, November 25, 2013

How to bring the classic Windows 7 file explorer features to Windows 8.1

If you have been using Windows 8.1 then you might find that some improvements made to the file manager is pretty annoying like the removal of libraries and the merging of removal devices with the local disks which makes hard to find the external devices.


So here is OldNewExplorer which brings all the Windows explorer features found in Windows 7.
Here is how the file explorer will look after running this tool in Windows 8.1.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Microsoft releases Snow Panoramic theme for Windows 8.1

Microsoft have been updating the Personalization Gallery frequently with new themes for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This time Windows 8.1 gets one more beautiful theme called Snow Panoramic which comes with 12 HD wallpaper which will also look great when used in dual monitors.
This theme looks fantastic and cool in my PC. I like it a lot ! You can download the theme for free from the personalization gallery . 

Start menu or Start Screen ? Better get them both ! : Video

Have you ever wanted the both Start menu and Start Screen working together. Well I have made a video which will show you how to get them both working in harmony so that you can launch the start menu or the start screen at any time via the taskbar.


You can get the best of both world's by this way ! Windows 7 start menu and Windows 8 Start Screen both at a single place. Hope it helped you !


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Journey through the middle-earth,a new Chrome Experiment



Google has released a new Chrome Experiment which puts the power of Chrome to test . This experiment is directly promoting The Hobbit sequel. The graphics are pretty much impressive and this experiment works best on Chrome in any device. The 3D graphics are well rendered in Chrome with WebGL and HTML 5. It's always nice to see these powerful technology used in eye catching experiments like this.

SkyDrive to NewDrive !

SkyDrive is a very popular cloud storage service developed by Microsoft. SkyDrive is playing a major role in the vision of the Redmond tech giant. But there is one problem with it's name which still hinders the company at several intervals. Back in September, Microsoft settled a trademark dispute with British Sky Broadcasting Group, promising to change the name of its SkyDrive cloud-based storage service in a reasonable time.

This is not the official logo !
So it's a long time since that announcement and the time has arrived for Microsoft to change the name of SkyDrive. It seems that NewDrive will be the new name for SkyDrive and it will come into effect at any time. It's notable that the tech giant has already purchased newdrive.com which currently redirects to skydrive.com. What do you think about this new name " NewDrive" ?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Chats come to life in Facebook

I reported that facebook has added a new feature in chat which shows where your friends are accessing facebook from. This time there is complete refresh of the chat interface with a light blue background. You can see the changes in the picture below.


Facebook is trying to unify the UI across Computer and Mobile devices. This change seems to be part of the transition. It look more like how chat looks in Mobile app.May be facebook is going to get small changes often.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Meet the new devices built for Windows : Video

Microsoft are promoting the new devices which are made to work perfectly with Windows 8.1. There are five devices showcased in this video which includes the newly launched Surface 2 and Nokia Lumia 2520. Other devices are Toshiba Encore,HP Split x2 and Dell XPS 18 . Of course all the devices run Windows 8.1 RT or Windows 8.1. Microsoft is busy promoting Windows 8.1 to make it a successful product.



Do you like these devices which brings the best Windows Experience to you ?

Opera 18 is out !

Opera is now more feature complete after the transition from Presto to WebKit. With Opera 18, you can install themes in Opera.There are some bug fixes which will make the browser more stable and the browser's engine has been updated to Chromium 31. Opera users are recommended to get this update as soon as possible and this update will be delivered in the background via the automatic update feature.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Windows Store gets bigger screenshots !

Here is another small change in Windows Store. Windows Store shows a bigger screenshot of the app you are viewing .


Microsoft are trying to get more users use the Modern UI apps but what they don't seem to understand is that the Modern apps are not feature complete as the desktop apps. There are some quality apps in Store but it needs more better and full featured apps to replace the Desktop !

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Facebook chat gets minor changes

Facebook has been improving chat over the last couple of years by bringing some drastic changes like the new big and interactive emojis. This time they have introduced a new feature which shows if the user available in chat is using facebook via mobile or web (which means via the facebook website).



This won't change how facebook works but it is just a good addition to fb chat !

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Microsoft launches 3D builder app for Windows 8.1


Windows 8.1 has got 3D printing in built. Implementing this new feature just got easier with 3D builder app which gives you multiple options to print in 3D in a easy to use UI. If you own a 3D printer then this app is a must for you.
Meet 3D Builder - the best place to view, prepare, and print your 3D models on Windows 8.1-ready 3D printers!
3D Builder is a fun, easy to use, free app that helps you turn bits into atoms and explore the exciting world of 3D printing. It also includes a library of example 3D objects to get you started.
Whether you are an experienced enthusiast or new to the world of 3D printing, 3D Builder is fun for Makers of all ages.

DDR4 is coming soon, This year


DDR 3 has been around for many years. Every PC bought today comes with DDR3 RAM. Now it's time for DDR3's predecessor, DDR4 to rule the world. DDR4 provides a lot improvements over DDR3.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Flipboard is now available for Windows 8.1


Flipboard is available for Windows 8.1 via Windows Store for free.Flipboard provides a cleaner way to get the news about the things you like. It provides all the new you want in a magazine like layout which is easy to read.

Surface 2 gets better battery life with latest patches

Microsoft is committed to provide the best tablet experience with it's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. With the same spirit, they have delivered a bunch of patches which will increase the battery life of the device.


Skype could make group video calling free !


Skype is a very popular video chatting platform these days but the lack of features in the free version may damage it's popularity. Group video calling is one of the biggest missing feature in the free version as this feature is offered by the competitors such as Google with it's Hangouts. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

‘Asphalt 8: Airborne’ now available on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8


Asphalt has released their latest game for Windows 8.1 and Windows phone users. Asphalt 8:Airborne is a great game with superb graphics. The latest game offers a lot entertainment as it's predecessors did.The description of the game reads.
LUXURY DREAM CARS 
• 47 high-performance cars (80% of them NEW!)
• Top licensed manufacturers and models like Lamborghini Veneno, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari FXX and Pagani Zonda R
• Newly recorded high-fidelity car motor sounds for realistic audio immersion
GET AIRBORNE
• Hit the ramps and take the race above
• Perform barrel rolls and wild 360ยบ jumps
This game will run great in a desktop with powerful graphics. Though the mobile version has been adjusted to work better in a smaller screen with good graphics. If you are on for gaming with Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8, then this game is a pure entertainer with cool graphics and visual and audio effects to make the gameplay better. Download for Windows Phone 8 , Windows 8.1

What's new in Surface Pro 2

Microsoft released the second generation of Surface and there has been a lot of reviews about the new tablets, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. They both play a important role for the Surface department as the first generation did not go well. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2013


Microsoft unveiled Visual Studio 2013 which brings many new features and better support to Windows 8.1 apps. There has been a lot changes in the product line-up as it includes the newly launched Visual Studio Online.

Internet explorer 11.0.1 released for Windows 8.1


Microsoft has delivered IE 11.0.1 to Windows 8.1 users and they have patched a lot of bugs and the browser is expected to play well with most of the sites that were not loading correctly in IE 11.

Microsoft improves Windows 7 performance with latest updates


Windows 7 remains the top choice for Windows users with nearly 46% of market share. So every month the updates are delivered to millions of people running the OS. Microsoft has used the patch tuesday to deliver performance improvements to Windows 7. You can expect a nominal speed boost but not a drastic one.

Chrome 31 Stable released


Google Chrome has been updated to version 30 with some new features and some background changes which improves the performance and security of the popular browser. The new version includes support for Web payments, portable native code, and 25 security fixes.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Adding Ads to my blog !


This may sound different but I have added ads to my blog. Don't worry there is no effect in viewing the blog. The ads get embedded with the posts rather than hide the post. I have made sure that these ads provide some revenue to me as well as not hindering my blog. It's been a long time since I started blogging. Since then I have tried to focus more on what my blog is about and these ads encourage me more to deliver newer and fresh posts which means that the quality of this blog is going to improve a lot in the coming years.

I take blogging seriously and it's even fun to blog around. Earning with fun is all we want isn't it ? :) 

Comodo dragon : A browser for privacy seekers


Comodo Dragon is a great browser for those who want the speed of Chrome with a bit more privacy.

Time to Patch your Microsoft products : Patch Tuesday


Today marks the second Tuesday of the month and it's the same day when Microsoft will release patches for all their products like Windows,IE, Office and more. There will be eight security bulletins delivered to Windows and Office users . These updates will be delivered to all the users in the background if they have Windows update on.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Zero day flaw in Internet explorer exposes Windows 7 and Windows XP


There it goes again, a new day , a new exploit attacking Internet explorer users in Windows XP and Windows 7. It's notable that they are the most popular OS in the world with a share of nearly 75% combined.

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.4 released


Microsoft has released a newer version of MSE for all the pre-Windows 8 users running MSE. MSE is one of the most popular antivirus in the world,thanks to the Microsoft branding. But unfortunately MSE proves to be a very basic antivirus. This update won't do a miracle to increase the detection rate of the antivirus but it does improve the overall stability and fixes the bugs. So if you are trusting MSE to protect you then you must update to the latest version as soon as possible.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pear OS 8 : A new and beautiful OS based on Linux


Pear OS 8 looks a lot like Mac OS X which makes it really attractive and beautiful. Mac users who want to change to Linux based OS should consider moving to this OS as it looks very similar and easy to use.

Facebook app for Windows 8.1 gets updated


The Facebook app was released with Windows 8.1 and since then the app has been constantly updated with new features and bug fixes. Now a even more bigger update is available for this app which brings in some useful and new features.

Microsoft rolls out a update to fix Mouse lag bug in Windows 8.1


Microsoft has been solving a lot of bugs after the launch of Windows 8.1 . They are trying get all the Windows 8 users to Windows 8.1 without any problem so they have released many updates to make sure that Windows 8.1 is working correctly for everyone.

Petition launched to bring back the old YouTube comments system

Google wants to integrate all their services with G+ so that they can expand G+ to a bigger and better social network but they are doing this in a undesirable way.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Microsoft to release Eight Windows,Office patches This month

Microsoft have always wanted to keep their products and users in the safer side and they have been releasing a bunch of updates which will improve and keep their products updated and safe. So this month Microsoft will release Eight updates aimed at Windows,Office users.


Mozilla prepare to launch Australis for Firefox soon !


Mozilla has been developing Australis, a new and completely revamped UI for Firefox for more than a year and there is always small improvements to this project. But until now they have been testing Australis under a separate UX branch of their source code. 

Meet the new Anime for Internet explorer

Meet the new Anime for Internet explorer named Inori Aizawa.


Microsoft launched IE 11 to Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 while they also created a new anime to promote their newest browser. This might be a start of anime series for IE or even dry out as a normal ad. But this video is getting so popular that Microsoft will make up a series. Do you like the Anime for Internet explorer ?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Microsoft promotes IE 11 touch : Video

IE 11 was released with Windows 8.1 and yesterday marked the launch of IE 11 for Windows 7. So Microsoft is now fully focusing in IE 11 and it's promotion. Microsoft wants all the users to upgrade to IE 11. Windows 8 users should update to Windows 8.1 to get the new browser while Windows 7 users can separately download it.



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Internet Explorer 11 stable is out for Windows 7

Internet explorer 11 is already available in Windows 8.1. IE 11 for Windows 7 was available as a preview version till now. The Stable version of IE 11 brings in a lot bug fixes and performance improvements over the previous preview version.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Microsoft explains the new features of Mail app in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is out for everyone and Microsoft continues to market it's newest OS. So this time they are talking about the new features of Mail app in Windows 8.1.

Windows Store hosts 125,000 apps now !

Metro scanner shows that Windows Store is now hosting more than 125,000 apps.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Windows Store has a lot fake VLC media player apps!

VLC media player is one of the most popular media player. It's is available only in desktop mode of Windows. Windows 8 brought apps which run in fullscreen mode and away from desktop with it's own separate Window. Windows 8 apps are available only via the Windows Store and they are mostly small and supports touch input. VLC is developing the official app and they have not yet released a official beta or stable app.

How to get Desktop Gadgets back in Windows 8/8.1

If you loved the desktop gadgets found in Windows 7 but you are using Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 which does not come with desktop gadgets, then I have found a permanent solution for you. It's great to hear and it works great too.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Microsoft Surface 2 512 GB has just 451 GB available for you

Microsoft Surface 2 offers various devices with different storage capacity . Starting from 32 GB till 512 GB (pro version). But you are not going to get the full storage because of the preinstalled software and apps.

As you can see Surface 2 with 32 GB gives you only 18 GB.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Outlook 2013 RT may replace Mail app in Windows

Windows 8 got a mail app baked inside the OS. It was basic one but the mail app in Windows 8.1 has been improved in all ways to provide complete and feature rich app experience. But Outlook 2013 RT is a version of Outlook 2013 which runs in the Windows RT 8.1 touch environment.

They have made a lot of improvements in this app to make it work perfectly with touch. They have got some plans to replace the current mail app with Outlook RT 2013. So Microsoft might also develop a touch-friendly version of Outlook 2013 RT to completely replace the built-in Windows 8.1 Mail app and provide users with a full-featured email client for their tablets.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

avast! antivirus gets updated


avast! gets updated with some bug fixes and security improvements which in-directly affects the security of your computer. avast! free antivirus,pro,internet security and premier versions got this update.

The firewall is said to be improved and also avast! is now more compatible with Windows 8.1 which means that each and every Windows version is now protected by avast!. And as always the stability of this app has been improved which means faster scans and responsive antivirus. Overall this is a important update to your existing avast! antivirus. Make sure you grab it as soon as possible . Here are the release notes


  • Fixed connection issues from Java applets
  • Fixed issues with Security Center registration
  • Fixed problems with non english languages in RescueDisk
  • GUI fixes
  • Fixed issues with WinDVD and SQL connectors

Microsoft wants to sell 16 Million copies of Windows This Christmas


Microsoft is trying hard to boost the sales of Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 puts forward a new way of computing and it improves Windows 8 by a mile. But it's a new OS and it is not pre-installed in most of the PC's. Of course nearly every PC runs Windows 8 these days which means that every PC is ready for the upgrade via the Store for free. But selling 16 Million copies of Windows is not easy thing and Microsoft bets that it can do it Windows 8.1 .

Friday, November 1, 2013

Microsoft takes one more chance with $405 Million

Microsoft spent a lot of money promoting Windows 8. In all the ways possible,they had promoted Windows 8 but by seeing the uptake of the OS. It is sure that they did not reach all the users.

According to WinSuperSite, Microsoft is going to do all the things once more with a huge budget of $405 million. But with a different approach than what they did with Windows 8.

Microsoft might release iso files for Windows 8.1


Microsoft planned not to release Windows 8.1 as a standalone ISO file but it seems that they have a change of heart. Microsoft may release the ISO files for Windows 8.1 later this month.
Softpedia writes One of our readers told us that Microsoft’s support staff confirmed such plans, which would basically provide users with a second option for updating, but also with an easier way to perform a clean install.
 This will provide users to perform clean installation of the OS without installing Windows 8. Also if you have more than one PC then this method will prove effective as downloading Windows 8.1 in all the machines take a lot of time.

Internet Explorer is on top !

Source :- www.netmarketshare.com
Internet Explorer is the world's most popular browser as of now and this won't change any sooner as the market share of Internet Explorer has shown improvement over the last few months, thanks to IE 10 in Windows 8 and Windows 7. 

Windows 8 goes down as Windows 8.1 grows

Windows 8.1 is already in full phase replacing Windows 8 and this is clearly found in the new reports from netmarketshare .