DVD Drive not showing up in Windows 8? Here's a fix
I recently installed Windows 8 Pro on my computer and everything was working fine until I had to write something on to a DVD and to my surprise found there was no DVD drive in the Windows Explorer or the Device Manager. I knew the drive was working fine, because I had installed Windows 8 from a bootable DVD.
A quick google search proved that I wasn't alone in facing this issue. And a simple fix was available too.
Iobit StartMenu8: A free tool to get Start Menu back in Windows 8
Many users are complaining that Windows 8 lacks a basic feature, the Start Menu. I am not sure if I really miss it, I think the metro screen is good enough but I do miss few features like the "Send to" menu, especially for creating shortcuts on the desktop. There are a few softwares which enable you to get the Start Menu back to Windows 8 but my favorite one is Iobit's StartMenu8, not just because it is free. Read on to find out more about it.
Skype for Windows 8 coming on Oct 26
The most popular VOIP client Skype is about to get a major upgrade. Skype for Windows 8 is going to be released on October 26, the same day as the release of Windows 8. This is announced on both the Skype Blog as well as Windows 8 Blog by Microsoft. Skype for Windows 8 is going to be a major upgrade as it will coming with a tight integration of Skype features with Windows 8 operating System.
Get Windows 8 Modern (Metro) UI on Windows 7, Vista and XP
Modern UI (Metro UI) is the most visible feature that differentiates Windows 8 from Windows 7. Majority of Windows user won't even notice Windows 8 running on a PC in desktop mode unless they see the Metro or Modern interface. Even though there are loads of changes in Windows 8, this Modern UI is one feature which is desired by users running the older versions of Windows like Wndows 7, Vista or even XP.
Whenever a new version of Windows is released, many apps and tools are also released by developers and third party vendors which help users imitate the new Windows 8 looks and feel on older version of Windows.
Get Kaspersky Pure 6 Months license key [Facebook Promo]
You can grab a free 6 months license key or activation code of Kaspersky Pure 2.0, the all in one security product from Kaspersky Labs thanks to Facebook Promo. Kaspersky Pure provides additional tool in addition to features provided in kaspersky Internet security (i.e Antivirus, Firewall etc.). Some of these additional tools include Password Manager, Scheduled & Automatic Backup, Encryption capability, File Shredder and PC Clean-Up Tools.
Adobe releases Reader XI, adds features and security
The most popular tool used for reading PDF files i.e Adobe Reader just got a major upgrade. Adobe has released Adobe Reader XI with added security and additional features. It is available for download as a web installer and also as offline installer on Adobe website. I always prefer to download and save the offline installers instead of web installers for any application as they can be used to install it anytime anywhere.