August has been an eventful month for Windows fans and users. It is now over and, as usual, we would like to close with another episode of the "Best of the Web for Windows Users". We have some good reads for you to go through and we hope you won’t skip reading this article.
The Best Tech Related News
This month, we have lots of reading recommendations about Microsoft, Windows 8 and other software made by Microsoft:
Introducing the New Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker - This is great news for users of the Windows Live Essentials Suite. The products Windows Live Photo Gallery and Movie Maker received some important updates.Windows Live Movie Maker packs the most new features: video stabilisation, the possibility of adding music from different online services, additional audio tracks for your videos, new sound effects and enhancements plus new text effects. Photo Gallery now includes an automatic collage capability and allows you to upload video to Vimeo, directly from its interface.
Windows 8 takes security to the next level - A good analysis of the security enhancements included in Windows 8. After testing Windows 8 since its first preview version, I could not agree more - Windows 8 is the most secure Windows version ever.
Synaptics ThinTouch: Bringing the Capacitive Touch Revolution to Mechanical Keyboards - A short demo of the new keyboard technology for laptops, developed by Synaptics. Very interesting!
You’re Being Lied To: Windows 8 Isn’t Bad for Gaming - When I heard people from Valve and Blizzard saying that Windows 8 sucks and it is not a great choice for gamers, I could not be more frustrated about how they are trying to disinform people. This opinion article from Gizmodo sheds some light on the issue and tries to clarify what is really going on.
Microsoft now using 'Modern UI Style' to refer to Windows 8 'Metro Style' apps - Microsoft was forced to ditch the term Metro from all their naming related to Windows 8. There won’t be a Metro Start Screen, just a Start screen. There won’t be any Metro apps, just Windows 8 apps and so on.
Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install, Not Very Securely - Another article about Windows 8. This time, a less positive one. However, this article led to a positive outcome, for Microsoft and all Windows 8 users.
Is it time for Microsoft to 'retire' its tarnished brands? - This year Microsoft changed a lot, introduced many new products but also visual identities. Now they decided to change the company’s logo, to reflect its journey to a new era. I’m curious to learn what you think of the company’s new visual identity.
The Best Tech Tips & Guides
Next, we would like to share a few useful guides, from some of our friends in the tech scene:
What am I looking for in RAM? - If you would like to know more about the most important parameters to consider while purchasing RAM memory for your computer, don’t hesitate to read this discussion on Super User.
How to Transfer Files and Apps from One Android to Another Over Wi-Fi - While we choose to write tutorials about Windows Phone, we know there are many people amongst our readers that use Android phones. For them, we recommend this useful tutorial from Guiding Tech.
Clover Brings Tabs to your Windows Explorer - The team from gHacks has discovered a free little app that ads tabs to Windows Explorer. It works both in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
How to Combine All Your Email Addresses into One Outlook.com Inbox - Microsoft has launched the new Outlook service last month and since then lots of websites wrote about it. Our friends at How-To Geek have posted a useful tutorial on how to aggregate all your e-mail addresses into your Outlook inbox. If you like this new e-mail service, you will find it interesting and useful.
How to Backup Windows 8 Apps and Files Using RecImg - Even though Windows 8 is not available on retail channels, Windows 8 apps have started showing up already. Including useful ones which allow you to backup and restore your installed apps.
The Best of 7 Tutorials
Let’s recap the most popular articles we published in the month of August, on 7 Tutorials:
How to Install Windows 8 RTM on Your Computer - It is no surprise that this month’s most read article is our installation guide, updated for the final version of Windows 8.
Download Three High Definition Themes for Windows 7 Inspired by Windows 8 - The final version of Windows 8 inspired us to create three great looking themes for Windows 7. If you haven’t downloaded them already, don’t hesitate to do so now.
How to Dual Boot Windows 8 with Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP - A useful guide for people who would like to use Windows 8 alongside earlier versions of Windows.
We would like to share two great tutorials we published a year ago:
Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connection Problems by Yourself - A very useful logical diagram that will help you troubleshoot problems with your wireless network, on your own.
Make the Most of Your Laptop with Windows Mobility Center - The Windows Mobility Center is a great tool for the mobile worker. If you don’t know much about it, don’t hesitate to read this tutorial.
We hope you have enjoyed this roundup. If you would like to share other interesting tutorials and news articles, use the comments form below.