Lately, I notice a strong debate about Windows 8. People tend to either hate it or love it. There are no moderate verdicts being shared. Those who hate it share mostly the same complaints, many of which I think are wrong. That’s why I decided to share my view on those arguments and what I believe is the main thing people don’t understand about Windows 8.
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While reading a few other tech sites, I stumbled upon a very useful tip on a website named Raymond.cc. It turns out that there is a free tool you can use to quickly create complicated folder structures, in any version of Windows, with a press of a button.
One of the biggest changes in Windows 8 is the fact that the Start Menu has been replaced by the Start Screen and now you have a very different way of launching applications. While the Start Screen is great for making instant searches and launching applications with a few keystrokes, it is not that friendly to users who love using the mouse instead of the keyboard. Therefore, I decided to make a quick analysis and see how the new Start Screen compares to the old Start Menu. Does it help in getting faster access to all the shortcuts installed by your applications? Let’s find out!
To round our series on the most popular apps used by Windows Phone users, we would like to present the top 7 most downloaded paid apps for Windows Phone 7.5. When an app is free, it's rather easy to garner a high tally of downloads, but what kind of apps will people actually spend their money on? That’s an even more interesting and revealing question.
The next few days are special to us, as we are getting very close to reaching 1000 Facebook fans. We wanted to celebrate this in a big way and we were lucky to find a great sponsor: Trend Micro. They are sharing with our fans and readers a whopping 25 one year licenses for their ultimate security product: Titanium Maximum Security 2012. The whole sponsorship is worth almost 1400 USD.
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Today is the last day of May and the time for another episode of the "Best of the Web for Windows Users". We would like to share with you a few interesting news articles, useful tutorials and the most popular articles we published this month.
A technology blogger from India, called Nirmal showcases on his website a free tool that you can use to enable thumbnails for all video formats in Windows Explorer. I found this surprisingly useful and I would like to share with you Nirmal’s tutorial and the tool being used for the job.
We previously brought you the Top 7 Most Downloaded Apps. Next, we would like to see what does rate high on Windows Phone user's list? In this follow-up article we bring you the Top 7 Highest Rated Apps on the Windows Phone Marketplace, as compiled by AppFlow App Discovery. Because all of the apps featured in this article are those with the highest ratings, you have a good chance of discovering some useful apps.
As promised, I would like to continue our series of articles on 64-bit browsing with Internet Explorer. I’ve used it for a couple of days, tried to find the plugins and add-ons I needed, and evaluate if I can actually make the switch from the 32-bit version. Can you browse the web on 64-bit, without ever returning to the 32-bit edition of Internet Explorer? Learn from this article.
This week I was invited to participate in a small workshop organized by BitDefender, on the topic of safety for online banking & other financial transactions. I’ve learned some interesting things and I was inspired to start a conversation with you on this topic. What would you recommend that others do, in order to make safe banking and financial transactions online?
Our friends from Guiding Tech published a tutorial which shows how to keep an eye on who is accessing your shared network files and folders. They are using a very old-school tool for the task but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t work and it is not easy to use.