Miguel Santos's photographs are full of Brazil's luscious and at times solitary fauna, enveloped in mists and vivid colors, remnants of a dark forgotten wilderness. Originally from Portugal, Miguel is currently based in Santa Catarina, Brazil. He works in graphic design and marketing as a freelancer, but photography has gradually seeped into it, turning his beloved hobby into a semi-professional activity. He loves traveling and hiking and particularly enjoys visiting lesser known regions where he can immerse himself in the surrounding nature, meet travelers like himself and capture his experiences through the viewfinder. He values friends and family above all things and human connections are indispensable to him. To find out more about Miguel and see the haunting Brazilian landscapes he has shared with us through his Windows themes, check out his interview below.
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Sebleu is a 35 year old photographer originally from France, currently living in Hua Hin, 250 km south of Thailand's capital - Bangkok. He prefers using a pseudonym because he believes authors are secondary to their work and their photographs should speak by themselves. He considers himself a 'world citizen', having lived in several parts of the world, including French Polynesia, before settling in Thailand ten years ago. He is a professional diver and loves the sea and the outdoors. After spending his days in Tahiti in the water from 5am to 6pm, he believes he's become part fish. To find out more about Sebleu and see the stunning Thai seascapes he has chosen to share with us, we recommend reading the interview below.
Wojciech Toman's photographs are full of lively colors that present nature in all its vivacious beauty. Originally from Warsaw, Poland, Wojciech is a passionate travel photographer who loves spectacular landscapes and HDR techniques. He was introduced to HDR techniques while working as a 3D graphics programmer for video games and is now a software developer by trade, currently part of the Photomatix Pro development team. Photomatix Pro is a photo editing software that he himself uses for most of his HDR photos. He also runs a successful photography blog and loves to share his knowledge and techniques through tutorials and free presets. To find out more about Wojciech and see the beautiful autumn mountain scenes he has chosen to share with us, check out his interview below.
While I like the modern interface in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, there is one thing I definitely do not like about it: you cannot create any desktop shortcuts to different apps and configuration panels, including the new PC Settings. That’s why I decided to create my own special shortcut, which involved a bit of custom scripting.
A picture is worth a thousand words they say. But a good image is more than that, it creates a different world in which you get lost, with characters for whom you fall in love. This is the feeling that you get from viewing Andreea Retinschi's photos. In today's interview I invite you to get to know a young, talented (and beautiful) photographer, and get the chance to enjoy a glimpse of her work through a theme for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The busy city life usually makes us oblivious to the beauty of the architecture around us. In today's article we propose to you a portrait of the city, as David Gutierrez sees it through his lens. David's photos impress through their strong, faithful colors and their unexpected capture angles. We strongly encourage you to read this interview with David Gutierrez to find out more about him and his city-based universe.
Microsoft did not provide any support for setting Windows 8 to boot straight to the Desktop and skip the new Start screen. There was no registry setting available, no group policy and most of the hacks that worked with the test versions of Windows 8 do not work in the final version. Since many people want this feature in Windows 8, Microsoft gave in and, in Windows 8.1 is can be done with just a few clicks. Here's how to set both Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, to boot to the Desktop.
"Wow!" was all we could say after we saw some of Steve Coleman's photos. Impressive colors and original perspectives are two characteristics of his photography that made us want to promote his work. We gathered a few of Steve Coleman's photos into a theme for Windows 7 & Windows 8, to share with all our readers. Also, we have a great interview with Steve, so that you get to know both the artist and his work.
We invited another Romanian photographer - Georgiana Gîrboan - to join our series of original Windows themes and share her work with our readers. Approaching a wide range of subjects, Georgiana proves her talent and versatility in every picture: no matter if it is a portrait, landscape, animal photography or even a self portrait. We invite you to find out more about her in a short interview, and discover her work through a gorgeous theme for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
There's an old saying that everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. While it's still not possible to do much about the weather, nowadays there are all kinds of ways to find out what the weather is and will be just about anywhere in the world. With that in mind, I searched the Windows Store to see whether I could find some good and free weather apps for Windows 8. I was surprised by what I found. Let me tell you about the experience.
If you are using Windows 7, you have a small selection of buttons available on the Windows Explorer toolbar and this may not help you be very productive. You may want more buttons on it. Luckily, the team from WinAero have created a free tool that you can use to enhance the toolbar and add new buttons to it. With it, you can transform the boring toolbar into a mini-ribbon. Here's how it works:
Do you need an easy way to add the Take Ownership entry to the right-click menu in Windows 7 or Windows 8? If you do, we have two options for you, both of them quick and reliable. They work with both Windows Explorer and File Explorer.