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November 17, 2012 /

All who are using windows 8 might have been missing a full fledged browser for metro interface. Well google listened to you and is currently developing the Google chrome browser for windows 8. The interface of this windows store app is the same as the original chrome you have been using. You can see the screenshot below and you would that the interface is exactly the same as the desktop version.Image

Not only the interface but it also has all the features of the desktop version including the extension. I was using the IE metro app but seriously felt there need to be more control. And Chrome brings it here. For desktop i still prefer IE since my experience with Chrome has not been satisfactory. Read the Post The All new Google Chrome Metro App (Windows Store app)

November 17, 2012 /

Above is picture from a Nokia China slideshow that shows the upcoming features in the Windows Phone 7.8 update. While none of these features will be earth shattering news to anyone it nice to see that they are officially coming  to the “legacy” Windows Phone 7 devices. Different sized Live Tiles Bing wallpapers on the lock screen New feature to prevent accidental touches to the screen Choice of 20 accent colors Internet Explorer security upgrades Ability to convert MP3 as ringtones Sharing of media via Bluetooth Ringtone creation app Upgraded contacts transfer app Upgraded contacts sharing app One feature that…

Read the PostWindows Phone 7.8 Upcoming Features Leaked by Nokia

September 30, 2012 /

Windows-Phone-8September has been busy month for the Smartphone manufacturers. Apple, Nokia, Samsung and HTC all have been revealing their upcoming new smartphones. While apple brought out the iPhone 5, HTC, Nokia and Samsung revealed their Windows Phone 8. Here’s a list of upcoming WP8 this year just after the release of the windows 8 (26th October’ 2012) and windows phone 8 (29th October’ 2012).

Here’s a list of these smartphones:

  • NOKIA
  • SAMSUNG
  • HTC

Let’s see what they have in there boxes. Here i am giving you an overview of these phones.

Read the Post Upcomming new Windows Phones

September 23, 2012 /

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If you are an Apple user and use your iPhone for navigation purpose then you need to be careful with the new Maps coming out in the Apple iPhone 5 (iOS6). There has been continuous criticism for the replacement of the Google maps by apple maps from all over the world.  People have been loosing ways using these maps.

 

Within minutes of the launch of the iOS6 operating system, which comes preloaded with Apple Maps, users were reporting that London had been relocated to Ontario, Paddington station had vanished, the Sears Tower in Chicago had shrunk, and Helsinki railway station had been turned into a park.

 

There’s a post on CNET that shows how bad the ios maps really are. These maps show us that the 2D maps were really better than the 3D maps. Thanks to these maps that  people are getting lost in there towns. I have used Google maps and Nokia Ovi maps and both of these seems to be great choice for me. I like the offline mode of the Nokia maps and also the fluidity of the google maps in displaying live information.  Read the Post How to get lost: Use Apple maps

June 22, 2012 /

The traditional start menu in Windows 8 has been replaced by Metro-UI and the start button has also been removed from taskbar. But, you can get the Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 style start menu easily by using a utility. You can also get the Windows 8 logo on the start button orb easily.

Although, there are many third party software available to bring the start menu back but, they don’t insert the start button on the right place and you have to use some difficult tricks to get the button positioned on right place. But, this utility, ClassicShell brings the start menu back and you can also customize the look of menu as well as start button orb.

ClassicShell has the following features:
  • Get any of XP, Vista or Windows 7 Style Start Menu.
  • There are many more start menus available.
  • You can also customize the start button with different styles.
  • Windows 8 logo can also be used as start button.
  • Special cut, copy and paste option can be enabled in Windows Explorer as well as Internet Explorer.
  • The Metro-UI is still accessible with special keystroke e.g. ‘Shift + left click’ on button etc.
  • The Metro-UI thumbnail is disabled after installing the start menu.
  • Many more options like search option in start menu can be used by right clicking the start button and selecting ‘Settings’.

How to get Special Windows 8 logo as Start Menu button

ClassicShell have three different start menu buttons but, the Windows 8 logo is not available to set as the start button. You can always set custom icons as start button and in the same way we will set the Windows 8 logo as start button.

Read the Post How to Get Start Menu and Button with Windows 8 Logo in Windows 8 Release Preview
June 21, 2012 /

Windows Phone 7 has been the phone with a completely new interface. It is optimized phone OS but had less number of features compared to Android. Now Microsoft is bucking up to be in the competition with other phones available in the market with its new updated OS – Windows Phone 8 or Apollo. Windows Phone is so optimized that it is able to run smoothly on a 800Mhz processor when compared to Android ICS which requires multiple core CPU’s to run smoothly. WMPoweruser has found that the  leaked roadmap shows an expected release of Apollo(Windows phone 8) in Q4…

Read the PostWhat’s new in Windows Phone 8

June 20, 2012 /

Here’s Microsoft with its own tablet computer to compete with Apple Ipad. If Microsoft really want to compete the Ipad, it needs to bring out something unique and that what is seen in the tablet.

Although we don’t have much information about the specs of Microsoft surface. Let’s first compare there specs which we know:

Read the Post What’s Unique about Microsoft Surface?