Today is the last day of February and time for us to share the best articles we published this month and the best news and tutorials we found on the web. We have a big list of recommendations which you will surely enjoy.
The Best Tech Related News
As usual, we start with some of this month’s most interesting news in the tech world:
SSDs have a 'bleak' future, researchers say - An interesting opinion published by Computer World on the future of SSD drives.
No joke: HBO Go coming to Xbox 360 April 1 - This is good news for all Xbox users who use their console as a media center for their home. Check this news article for more details.
Designing Windows 8 or: How to Redesign a Religion - Windows 8 will be the focus of attention in the next few days, with the release of the Consumer Preview coming later today. Gizmodo has published a very interesting video & text interview with Sam Moreau - Director of User Experience for Windows, Windows Live and Internet Explorer. They talk about what it means to design Windows 8 and redesign the computing experience we are all familiar with. It’s definitely worth reading (or viewing).
Windows Phone 8 Preview - This month we started covering the Windows Phone platform and you should expect regular updates from now on. If you are curios to know more about the next major update on this platform, read this insightful article from Paul Thurrott.
The Real Missed Opportunity: Integration & Rebranding - The Windows 8 logo has been a subject controversy even here at 7 Tutorials. Here’s what our readers had to say about it: What You Said About the Windows 8 Logo. The editors from The Verge bring an interesting perspective to the discussion about what the Windows 8 logo should have been doing and it doesn’t, in its current form.
[PDF document] Cyberthreat forecast for 2012 - Kaspersky has recently published a forecast about the cyberthreat ecosystem in 2012. If you are interested in security, you should read it.
LibreOffice Foundation Symbolises Maturity - Last but not least, we would like to highlight this article about the great work done by the LibreOffice foundation in updating a product which stagnated for a lot of time and lost a lot of ground in its fight with Microsoft Office. Here’s hoping we will see more great news from this open source community.
The Best Tech Tips & Guides
Next, we would like to highlight some of the best tutorials published this month on other websites with tutorials for Windows users:
How to Sync Subtitles and Videos Easily Using KMPlayer - This tutorial shows how to use the Subtitle Explorer feature in KMPlayer to sync subtitles which do not mach well with the audio stream of the video you are trying to watch.
How to Search Google Like a Pro: 11 Tricks You Have to Know - If you don’t consider yourself an expert, you should read this guide from How-To Geek.
Dropbox Automator Saves Precious Time by Automatically Processing Files and Tasks For You - Dropbox users will love this tool. Read this tutorial and try it out.
How Can I Connect Two Sets of Computers Within My Home Office So There's No Cables On the Floor? - This discussion is very interesting and will help others having the same dilemma.
List and Browse Windows 7 Sticky Notes with Sticky7List - our friends from the Windows Club cover in this tutorial an interesting little tool called Sticky7List. As the title of the article says, it will help you better manage and browse the Sticky Notes you create.
A Beginner’s Guide to Pinterest and How to Use it For Content Curation - I bet many of our readers have heard about Pinterest and the craze around it. If you want a brief guide on what it is and how to use it, look no further and read this article.
The Best of 7 Tutorials
Now it is time to share the most popular articles we published this month:
Download The Biggest Library of Windows 7 Shortcuts - We finally took the time to update our collection of Windows shortcuts and add news ones to it. Boy this was an inspired decision! This update turned this article into one of the most popular and referred to articles we ever published.
Uncovering Artists Through Windows 7 Themes - Ionut Caras - Our interviews and Windows themes are generally popular. That’s why there’s no surprise to see this month’s interview as the second most popular article we published.
6 Ways to Learn the Exact Version of Any Application You are Using - Little did I know when writing this article that our readers will appreciate it so much. I was happy to see this.
Lastly, let’s see the most interesting articles we published a year ago and two years ago:
The Easy Way to Copying the Display & Keyboard Input Languages plus Format & Location Settings to All User Accounts - A long title which explains what this article is about. Can come in handy when setting up your computer.
Streaming Your Windows Media Player 12 Library Over the Internet - This a great tutorial we published two years ago. If you ever need to stream your music from your computers to other devices over the Internet, here’s how!