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Nokia Lumia 710 Released

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Let us introduce you to the Nokia Lumia 710, the fun, funky younger sibling of the Lumia 800. With the Lumia 710, a different day means a different look with easily swapped Xpress covers giving your handset an injection of colour, you can even match them up with your start screen. Speaking of the screen, it’s gorgeous; Nokia’s ClearBlack display lets you see clearly, even in bright sunlight – so you’ll never miss a beat as you tweet, share, like, check in and keep your friends in the loop whilst on the move. With Windows Phone your social networks are so easy to manage you’ll wonder how you had time to do it before. Natasha Lomas of CNET says “it’s well built, runs on easy-to-use Windows Phone, and comes with free music, sat-nav and mapping apps.”

The Nokia Lumia 710 is available to buy now. Plus, the good news is that the fun doesn’t stop with an eye catching new phone either – you can enjoy thousands of different apps from social to gaming, productivity to entertainment in the Windows Phone Marketplace.


Microsoft Reveal Windows 8

Microsoft have unveiled the latest version of their OS, and as it’s the sequel to Windows 7, they’ve cleverly named it Windows 8. Good, solid start.

It’ll have a dual interface, aimed at users of both desktop and tablet computers and has been unveiled so that developers can start working on third-party apps for it. The OS itself won’t be publicly available for about another year.

The tablet version of Windows 8 is called Metro and resembles the design used for Windows Phone 7. The main display has chunky tiles, one of which will fill the screen when you choose. You’ll also be able to run two apps at once, with one filling most of the screen and the other purring away alongside it.

Apps for tablets running on Metro will be obtained from the Windows Store, with Microsoft approving all apps that are available. One feature that Metro apps will have that Apple don’t have is the opportunity to try before you buy – a built-in ‘trial mode’ so that you can road test an app before forking out for it. If you ask us, that’s just as likely to cost the Windows Store sales as it is to bring them in.

But what if you’re not using Windows 8 on a tablet or touch device? Well, you’ll still get the Metro appearance, with the old-style ‘Desktop’ look available as an alternative view, almost like an app itself.

It looks as though Windows as we know it will never be the same again, and that Microsoft are looking to a future of touch-control, with touchscreen monitors eventually leading to the death of the good old mouse. How long before we control our computers by the power of our MINDS? Surely then it’ll only be a short time before the robots take over and kill us all!

Read the whole story on Holy Moly! http://www.holymoly.com/gadgets/news/microsoft-reveal-new-windows-8-and-its-very-much-about-touching59374#ixzz1Xx7PUma1
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How to remove unneeded programs in Windows XP

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The removal of an unneeded programs from a computer with a Windows XP operating system can be accomplished by using two different methods.  The first method should be used by anyone with considerable knowledge or is comfortable with recognizing files associated with certain programs.  The second method is using the Control Panel to remove unneeded programs, and it is the most practical method used for program removal on a computer with Windows XP.

The first method is more of a brute force way of removing unneeded programs.  First step, you should locate the source file of the program by clicking on start menu, and navigate your way to the heading titled My Computer. You would click on the icon that resembles your hard drive, and is usually labeled with a “C”.   Your next step would be to click on the folder labeled Program files.  You would click on the file that contains the program that you are trying to delete.  The folder is usually titled with the same name  as the program you are attempting to remove.  You would highlight the folder and then click delete to remove the program. IYou will restart your computer as a final step to ensure changes will take place.

There is an advantage and disadvantage to using the brute force method of removing a program from your computer.  The advantage of using a brute force method for removing an unwanted programs is it quick. The disadvantage of using the brute force method, you sometimes will risk deleting a program needed by your computer to function properly; therefore, the brute force method is only recommended for anyone that has an advanced knowledge of the computer, software and Windows XP.

The second method for removing a program is with the use of the Control Panel. First step is to click on the Start Menu.  You should see the Control Panel as choice on the Start Menu; therefore, click on the Control Panel, and navigate your way to Add or Remove Programs.  By clicking on the Add or Remove Program, you will reveal a list of programs that are loaded on your computer.  You would locate the program you are attempting to remove, and select the program by clicking on the Currently Installed program box.  You can click on Remove to remove the program from your computer. In most cases, your computer must be restarted for the changes to take place.

The advantages of removing unneeded programs via the Control Panel are, it is most practical, easily understood by all users, and widely accepted method for removing programs from a computer with a Windows XP operating system. The disadvantage for using the Control Panel method is some programs can be pesky such as malicious programs that cannot be removed by using the Control Panel method. It would require an advanced knowledge of the computer and software to remove malicious programs that is meant to cause harm to your computer. The Control Panel method will easily remove unneeded programs from your computer under the correct circumstances.


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The 50 Best Registry Hacks that Make Windows Better

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We’re big fans of hacking the Windows Registry around here, and we’ve got one of the biggest collections of registry hacks you’ll find. Don’t believe us? Here’s a list of the top 50 registry hacks that we’ve covered.

It’s important to note that you should never hack the registry if you don’t know what you’re doing, because your computer will light on fire and some squirrels may be injured. Also, you should create a System Restore point before doing so. Otherwise, keep reading.

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 In Action (Video)

We got our first look at Microsoft’s new Windows 8 yesterday, with its newly designed user interface which has a similar look and feel to the UI on Windows Phone 7, and it certainly looks very interesting.

Now Microsoft has put together a video to show us how Windows 8 will work, and in the video below you will see that Windows 8 has been designed with touchscreen computers and tablets in mind.

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How to Open God Mode on Windows 7 & Vista

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Windows in God mode? On first instance this looks joke but it is true and NOT A JOKE. God mode makes you true Windows God allowing you to access all Windows settings without having to click or hop between different dialog windows. You can open God Mode in Windows 7, Vista 32 bit and Windows Server 2008 (32 bit) operating systems.

Enable & Open God Mode on Windows

1. Right click on desktop to create a new Folder.
2. Name the folder as:
GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
3. You will see God Mode icon on the desktop. Double click it to open window as seen below.

It provide access to virtually every setting of Windows operating system. As pointed by lessthandot, there are over 46 different sections of settings. Ready to be GOD of Windows?


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