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.
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.
7.9 inch iPad Mini with A5 chip, 5 MP camera unveiled by Apple
Apple has finally unveiled its smaller version of iPad i.e. iPad Mini. It is just 7.2mm thick, weighs 0.68 pound, has a dual-core A5 processor just as iPad2 with 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display and with Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity. iPad mini pricing starts at $329 and will be available to order on November 2.
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.