October has been a huge month for us at 7 Tutorials and for Microsoft. Microsoft launched Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 while we launched our Windows 8 book - Windows 8 Step by Step. Therefore, in this roundup you will find lots of news, reviews and articles about Microsoft products. Read on to learn more.
The Best Tech Related News
We start with our recommendations for news articles and reviews that are worth reading:
Windows 8 review - If you are looking for a detailed review of Windows 8, you should try this one from Engadget. It’s long and it looks at many areas and features of Windows 8.
The Windows RT Review - A very detailed and down to earth review of Windows RT, from AnandTech.
Microsoft Surface Review - Again, from AnandTech, a detailed review of the Surface tablets launched by Microsoft with Windows RT on them.
Windows Phone 8 review - A very good review of Windows Phone 8, from the The Verge. You can also view it in the embedded video below.
Microsoft at War: Grading Redmond’s Battle Record - A fun view of Microsoft’s battles in recent years and how it fared versus the competition. A fun and also informative read!
How a Google Headhunter’s E-Mail Unraveled a Massive Net Security Hole - The real story of a mathematician who found, by accident, a massive security hole in Google’s service.
The Best Tech Tips & Guides
Looking for good tutorials that are not found on 7 Tutorials? Check these recommendations:
Are there downsides to Windows 8 Hybrid Shutdown? - A great discussion on the Super User community about Windows 8’s hybrid shutdown procedure. Really interesting!
The Windows 8 Kindle Application - The folks from gHacks showcase the Kindle app for Windows 8, which looks and feels good.
How To Use CCleaner To Clean Context Menu - A tutorial that’s useful to any Windows user who has installed way too many programs.
What is Windows RT Anyway? - Do you find the name Windows RT confusing? What does RT mean anyway? When I read it I can’t stop thinking about retweet. :) Luckily, this guide clarified things for you.
Skype App for Windows 8 unveiled - Microsoft unveiled the Skype app for Windows 8. If you would like to learn more about how it looks, what it does and its performance, check this guide from The Windows Club.
HTG Explains: Why You Shouldn’t Use a Task Killer On Android - If you have an Android phone or tablet, you should really read this article. You will learn something useful from it.
The Best of 7 Tutorials
Let’s share the top three articles we published in October 2012:
Browser Wars: Is Internet Explorer 10 a Relevant Browser? - Unsurprisingly, our updated benchmark about Internet Explorer 10 and its performance proved to be the most popular article of the month.
Security for Everyone - Reviewing Norton Internet Security 2013 - Our series of security reviews remains as popular as ever with our readers. Therefore it is not surprising to see this review as the second most read article we published this month.
How to Work with WordPad in Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Who says WordPad is not popular? This article just proved them wrong. A good tutorial that was in need of an update, listed as the third most read article published this month.
Before we end this month’s episode, we would like to share some great articles we published a year ago and two years ago, respectively:
Simple Questions: What is The Recycle Bin? - Answering what apparently is the world’s simplest computing question. :)
Command Prompt - Advanced Networking Commands - If you want to learn how to work with the Command Prompt, you should know these commands well.
If you have any interesting articles and tutorials you would like to share, don’t hesitate to leave a comment.