Many people have been using Google's Picasa photo management software to store and share their photos in the cloud for years. It's free, easy to use, and makes sharing your photos with other people about as simple as it gets. But, as we've seen, Windows Photo Gallery offers a lot more features than the Picasa desktop app does, so if you're looking for good, free, photo and image editing software it makes a lot of sense to use that instead. What if you use Windows Photo Gallery on your computer but you've got a lot of Picasa web albums, especially albums that you have shared with other people, that you're not ready to move to a different format? Can the two be used together? Let's find out.
Although the notification area has been around since Windows 95, it wasn't very customizable and useful until Windows 7 was launched. Even though many know what it is and what it does (or at least in theory), few know how customizable it has become. In Windows 7 and Windows 8 you can change every aspect of its functioning and make it look and behave the way you want to. Here's how:
Irina Iacob's pictures showcase a fascination with the human figure and urban settings. A tireless photographer of beautiful people, industrial backdrops and a combination between nature and decay, 26 year-old Irina currently resides in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where she studied Theatre and Television at Babes-Bolyai University's Faculty of Theatre. However, after graduating, her passion for photography took her in another direction. Her love of theatre has remained one of her chief interests though along with cinema, music and, of course, photography. She currently works in media monitoring, but earns money on the side as a wedding photographer. To find out more about Irina and what inspires her, we recommend reading her interview below.
SkyDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage and sync service. As expected, it is available in Windows Phone as a standalone app. The SkyDrive app has many features which we will present in detail, in a series of articles. To get you started, we will share what you can do with it and how to use it to access what is being stored on your SkyDrive.
Let's settle this from the start: this is not rocket science, it's not even a complicated thing to do. However, it is a question you may have to answer. If you handled computers before, the answer is a couple of clicks away. On the other hand, if you're like my mother, you call your child/friend at 7 a.m. and ask him/her how to do it. This tutorial is, mainly, for everyone who wants to save the cost of a call and do it on their own.
As promised, we have extracted the winners in our "Spread the Word & Win" competition. After sorting out all the emails, eliminating duplicates, etc - we identified 26 eligible candidates. Let’s find out who won the five ESET Smart Security 6 licenses available.
In previous versions of Windows, users would have had to install third-party applications in order to properly work with ISO image files. These disc image files, which store the entire contents of a single optical disc, can be used to install programs, play games, watch movies or do anything you could do with an actual disc. Windows 8 has changed all that by providing this feature into the new File Explorer. Let's learn how it works.
A lot has changed with the release of Windows 8. The new interface is stealing all of the buzz, but there is a lot more going on in this new operating system than fancy tiles and the new Start screen. Case in point, the new Task Manager. The basic tool included with every version of Windows since way back has gotten a facelift. It's got a bunch of new tabs that offer a ton of information that will appeal to everyone from a power user diagnosing system problems to a novice trying to find the Internet.
Do you remember those little disposable panorama cameras? They let you take a few very wide photographs on a roll of 35mm film. Since the advent of digital cameras, making panoramic photos has been done by merging several photographs together and, in the beginning, that was something you could only do with expensive editing software. Now, anyone can make a panorama using Windows Photo Gallery 2012 and the process could not be easier. Here's how.
This week, Nokia launched its Lumia 925 in London, Microsoft caved in to demands from Google to include ads in their Windows Phone YouTube app and Internet Explorer 10 tested highest against malware attacks. ZDNet approved of Microsoft's recent response to user criticism of Windows 8 in their construction of the upcoming Windows Blue. SkyDrive improved its users' experience with a new photo timeline. For all this and how you can still play classic DOS games on your computers, read this week's episode.
The Nokia Lumia 620 is one of Nokia's low-end smartphones with Windows Phone 8. Its main competitor is the HTC 8S which managed to get a head start in terms of availability to market. But how does the Nokia Lumia 620 fare against the HTC 8S? Is it a better choice? Let's find out from this detailed review & comparison.
While reviewing ESET Smart Security 6, we were impressed by its design, usability and performance in securing a Windows computer. Then, we thought: what if we were to reward our readers by organizing a giveaway together with the folks from ESET? We contacted them and they agreed to sponsor us. Today we can reward our readers with one of the best security products on the market. Here’s how you can win a license.
NOTE: Today is the last day to enter this giveaway.