Nokia Lumia 520 Review

The mid range budget segment for smartphones is still wide open and there are only few smartphones but none of them are popular enough to dominate the price range of ~10,000 INR. Lumia 520 is a great device from Nokia using the Windows Phone 8 platform and targeted at users of mid budget range of … Read more

Two-step authentication comes to entire Microsoft account including Outlook, hotmail

In view of the continuous attempts to hack user accounts of various web services, two step authentication is becoming an essential security tool to safeguard user accounts. Google introduced it for all Google services like Gmail using Google Authenticator App and PIN generation for non smartphone users. Starting today, Microsoft has started to roll out … Read more

Microsoft to release preview build of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 [Updated]

The Redmond based company announced last month that they will release IE 10 for Windows 7 users sometime in November. And in a press event at Beijing, China, Roger Capriotti, the Director of Product Marketing for Internet Explorer announced that Windows 7 users will get a taste of IE 10 with the preview build scheduled for release tomorrow.

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Disable Live Tiles in Windows 8

One of the primary features in Windows 8 is Modern (Metro) user Interface, which consists of  App Tiles. Some of these tiles are live tiles and connect to the internet for bringing you real time Weather Updates, Mail, News, etc. One question though may arise in the minds of some of the users “Do these Live Tiles drain my Internet Bandwidth?”

Of course you could limit the amount of bandwidth used by the tiles, but I am just going to show you how to turn Live tiles off in Windows 8. It doesn’t involve editing any registry key or geeky commands. Follow the steps outlined below to turn the live tiles off.

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Microsoft releases Panoramic Themes for Windows 8

Themes play a significant part for users who like to beautify their desktop screens, especially on home computers. And I am no exception to this, usually I just download HD wallpapers or a set of cool looking cursor packs. Microsoft Themes save us time by bringing us some cool wallpapers and matching sounds to give us a whole new experience.

Ever Since Windows 8 was released Microsoft have been releasing some excellent themes for it, the most recent being Panoramic themes which support Dual Monitors i.e the wallpapers stretch to fit on both screens. Let’s take a quick look at new Panoramic themes that are available:

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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.

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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.

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Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99

Microsoft has released its latest operating System Windows 8 which runs both on PCs and tablets like Microsoft Surface. If you are a existing Windows user and have a PC with valid license of running Windows XP SP3,Windows Vista, or Windows 7, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99.  This upgrade offer from Microsoft is valid from October 26, 2012 until January 31, 2013 and is limited to five upgrade licenses per customer.

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