Common Windows 8 complaints

Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows 8 for release later this year. It says the changes are designed to address complaints and confusion with the new operating system. Windows 8 is the most radical overhaul of Microsoft’s operating system since Windows 95 came out nearly two decades ago. It was revamped to embrace the types of touch-screen controls popular on smartphones and tablet computers, devices that are siphoning sales from the desktop and laptop PCs that have been Microsoft’s traditional stronghold. Windows 8 was released with much fanfare in October, but got a lukewarm reception from consumers. Part of the problem is that Windows 8 tries to be all things to all people. It’s designed to respond to touch-screen controls, but it also works with traditional mouse and keyboard commands. It offers a new layout that resembles tablet computers, but it also has a desktop mode that looks like previous versions of Windows. What results is confusion.

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Microsoft brings back the ‘start’ button

Microsoft is bringing back the Windows “start” button, offering a stripped-down version among a slew of improvements aimed at winning over tablet users and placating PC customers alienated by Windows 8. The world’s largest software company is looking to re-energize sales of its latest Windows version, which has not made the splash with computer users it was hoping for. Executives say the plan is now to update Windows periodically, rather than waiting three years or so between big releases. Although Microsoft has sold more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses since October, broadly in line with Windows 7 three years ago, the company must tackle a dwindling PC user base and its inability to make a mark in the exploding tablet market.

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A list of useful android apps

I have received a lot of requests from my friends to do a post on my favorite and useful android apps.  The problem with such a post is that it would be an unending list and too long. But then, the idea is good. So I thought I will give it a shot today. Let us discuss this more today.

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How hackers attack webcams

Most hackers utilize so-called Trojan horse attacks. You click on an attachment or download a piece of music or video infected with malware, and a hacker is able to remotely control your PC’s functions.Imagine the world getting to see what you are doing without you realizing this. There are many educated and experienced folks who overlook securing their webcam. The webcam which is otherwise a wonderful tool can become the source of a global embarrassment to you.

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Android phone essentials

Android is the IN thing and offers the whole world in the form of customization and apps. People all over the world are finding innovative ways to make them more and more useful in supplementing your life and lifestyle. Whilst all this is good, this also puts the onus on us to keep the phone in a safe and sound mode. Here are a few essential steps to do that

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Some interesting uses for DropBox

Dropbox is an exciting and widely used service. It is brilliant for multi-location cloud based file sharing and has a devoted and huge user base. The huge user base is now discovering many innovative ways to use DropBox. Here are a few of my ideas. I use all of them. Go through them and maybe you will find them interesting.

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Why I haven’t moved to Windows 8

I am a long time Windows user and swear by the OS. By long time, I mean atleast a decade and a half. I love Windows and am at my productive best when I am using it. Having said that, I want you to know that I have not yet moved my PC and Lappy to Win 8 and do not intend to. And almost all my like minded friends are doing the same. Why is this happening? Let me tell you Continue reading