Windows phone will be a serious contender by 2015

Windows phone is in the smartphone market for quite some time now but has not been able to get a significant market share until now.

The low end windows phone have shown silver linings but the high end phones are just not selling.

But that is not the end of the story. Windows and especially Nokia have been taking the phone quite seriously. Nokia has been constantly looking to improve the hardware and Microsoft is working on the software and apps.

Recently, some great apps including Vine, Instagram, FIFA 14 have arrived on the windows phone platform. Windows phone store now has more than 200,000 apps.

Microsoft is rumoured to be working on an iOS style notification centre and a virtual voice assistant code named Cortana.

Nokia’a take over by Microsoft will help integrating hardware and software in a way like never before. This blend will only boost the Windows phone ecosystem.

All Microsoft has to do now is improve the OS continuously and make developers improve their apps.
Windows phone has all the popular apps but these apps are of poor quality when compared with their android or iOS counterparts.

For now Windows phone is NO for me but I believe it could be the phone I want to own in 2016.

Windows 9 mockups

Windows 8 was a massive revamp by Microsoft and it was completely different from its predecessor – Windows 7. Designed for touch screens, this new Windows did not appeal to the masses. Microsoft came out with Windows 8.1 to sort some issues but there is still a lot that needs to be sorted.

Ajambrosino.com has some mockup’s of Windows 9. Let us have a look.

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Windows looks absolutely gorgeous in these mockup’s. Hey, Microsoft if you are reading this – THIS IS THE WINDOWS WE WANT.

What are your views about these mockup’s? Do let us know your opinions via comments.

Difference between Windows System Restore and Disaster Recovery

We have all experienced the joys of Windows computing failure. Whether it’s a complete system shutdown or malware that’s ruining your access, using Windows’ in-place backups will be an event that every Windows user will have to live through. The question remains, what does a system restore do? What about disaster recovery, aren’t they the exact same thing? Well, the answer is no. Not only are they not the same thing, they both have a designated role to play in preventing and assisting in protecting your computer from even more disastrous occurrences.

Windows System Restore

Windows comes in place with a system restore that will revert to the computer to its default, out of the box state that it initially began in. Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 all have a system restore in place that will take all existing system files, registry keys, and installed programs to their original state removing any updates and enhancements made.

A system restore does not remove viruses, malware, and has no effect on actual data. It only reverts the system to its original condition. A system restore backs up system files of only key extensions, those that are .exe, .dll, etc.. and saves them for recovery. It will not restore or backup user data, such as files and folders in “My Documents”. Since Windows system restore does not monitor or change documents or data, it is often done when the computer has met a large system failure.

Windows System restore can only be done by the Windows Administrator of the computer. When the restore has taken place, the system should recommend that files or folders created that were removed be placed in My Documents to prevent further loss or corruption.

Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery reverts the system to protect it from failure. A disaster recovery is essentially a backup of data that has the necessary applications to reboot a failed system. This includes the operating system, applications, and data. Disaster recovery is exactly as it sounds – it is to recover the system from disaster. It works with the files and is often slow, which is actually a benefit. Disaster recovery also goes through personal files and folders, although this is an option left up to the user. Disaster recovery is used to restore the Windows, program files, documents, settings, and the actual system.

Author Bio:

Deney serves as CEO for Nordisk Systems, Inc. As a preferred IT solutions provider since 1983, Nordisk Systems has the experience and expertise in providing disaster recovery solutions for businesses.

Windows 8 to release on 25th October

Apple has been in the news for launching events- The latest one being the iPhone 5. But Windows 8 is something people have been waiting for from a very long time. Infact millions of Consumer preview copies were also downloaded but finally the date has been declared.

Windows 8 is going to launch on 25th October

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Some keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7

Make all open windows transparent to view gadgets and icons on desktop.

[Windows] + [Spacebar] (Aero Peek)

Launch 3D representation of open windows and click [Tab] key again to flip through them.

[Windows] + [Tab] (Aero Flip)

 Cycle through desktop gadgets

[Windows] + [G]

Launches Windows Mobility Center

[Windows] + [X]

Android on Windows Via BlueStacks

Android is just growing and growing. Now you can run your favorite android app on your PC. Yes, you heard it right PC. PC are an addition to the already successful android handsets and tablets.

The Blue Stacks app player lets you run your android apps on Windows. Great isn’t it?

You can download the Blue Stacks app player for free from here.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 goes full fledged, upgrades at $79

Adobe Inc. today announced full fledged availability of its Aperture competitor Lightroom 4 software for Mac OS and Windows, listing the application at a penny less than $150 for the standalone, or $79 for an upgrade.  Alternatively, customers who purchased Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS5 Extended, or any Creative Suite 5.5 edition can get Lightroom 4 for $99. Previously, Adobe Vice President of Products and Creative Media Solutions Winston Hendrickson billed Lightroom 4 “a stunning new release that will enhance photography workflows and help photographs stand out from the crowd.”

More information is available on the Adobe blog.

How To: Submit your apps to the Windows 8 Store

Windows 8 is the next big thing for developers and Microsoft on its blog has given complete details on how to submit apps to the Windows 8 store.

The link educating about app submission to the Windows 8 store is here.

You can also watch the video here for more information.

 

Firefox 10 for Windows and Mac [DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS]

Mozilla is following its new update policy very well and has updated its popular browser Firefox to version 10 today, bringing along support for full-screen web apps and extension management improvements, apart from few other minor changes. Antialiasing for WebGL is also now implemented, according to the new version’s release notes. You can download Firefox 10 final for Windows or Mac from the links below:

Kinect for Windows

Kinect is one of the best gadgets in the market right now.Some tech experts also suggested that it outsold the iPad.Earlier we informed you how kinect and iPad worked together.That was obviously unofficial way to do it. But this time Microsoft have officially announced that Kinect will be available for Windows.

It is infact available for pre order at Amazon for $249.99. It is mainly for developers who want to develop apps using the technology of Kinect.