Microsoft

Is Your PC/Laptop Unresponsive or Slow? Get a quick fix

Most computer users are oblivious of the diverse attacks while carrying out their activities online or offline (via external storage). Some visit webpages that have trojans, malware or virus imbedded in them. Some install cracked softwares which are also ladened with trojans and malwares. Some technicians or repairer will tell you all manner of story like your ram needs to be increased or you have to format your system. Before heeding their advice, we would like to draw your attention to some issues you need to check before losing ALL YOUR FILES or shelling out those quid. (more…)

How to Access Recovery Mode (Windows Safe Mode Version) on a Mac

Do you own a macbook? or Is your MacBook slowing down or a little bit unresponsive?

Windows users are very familiar with the safe mode while a recovery mode is available to Mac users. (See screenshots for the different OS)

Mac OS X

Mac OS X

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Get The Windows Start Button Back on Windows 8

Note: The below information applies to the original release of Windows 8. If you update to Windows 8.1 Microsoft has added the Start button that will give you the ability to get to the Start Screen. This doesn’t return the Start Menu, but if you’re ok with the Start Screen and just want the Start button we recommend getting Windows 8.1. If you have Windows 8.1 or want the Start Menu follow the below steps.

Microsoft is committed to having everyone use the Start screen instead of the Start button and start menu found in previous versions of Windows and therefore has no setting to enable or disable the start button. (more…)

SkyDrive Renamed OneDrive

A good change is on the way says Microsoft in a mail to Hotmail, Outlook and Exchange users.

In the coming weeks you’ll notice a change happening. SkyDrive will become OneDrive, an even better place to store and share your favourite things across all of your favourite devices. (more…)

Quick fix for issues with Non Responsive Windows 8 Keyboard

Windows 8 is a platform we detest. Why complicate matters for newbies and oldies?  

One of the numerous issues Windows 8 users are facing is the non responsive keyboard after restarting their laptops. 

It’s frustrating but you can fix the problem yourself. Simply follow  the guide below:

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Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Users

Microsoft has finally announced today that Windows 7 users who have not upgraded to Windows 8 can now download a copy of its latest internet browser i.e. Internet Explorer 10 (click on the link to download from Microsoft).

What you need to do?

  • Click on the link above i.e. Microsoft
  • Choose your preferred language and Windows version
  • Click on download and wait for the download process to complete.
  • Once the download is complete, run the set up file and just sit back or you can go get a drink (depending on the speed of your internet connection)
  • Follow the on-screen instruction and VOILÀ! You’re done.

What Microsoft has to say about the new Internet Explorer 10

  • Its fast and fluid
  • Perfect for touch
  • Safe and Private
  • Easy to use

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Migration from Windows Messenger to Skype starts 8th April

Hello,

Starting April 8th, we will begin upgrading customers from Messenger to Skype. The process will take a few weeks to complete. April 8th is the first day you may be required to upgrade. This is a bit later than the March 15th date we previously mentioned to some of you as we wanted to give you more time to make the transition.

To keep chatting with your Messenger contacts, simply upgrade to the latest version of Skype using the instructions below and sign in using a Microsoft account (this is the same ID you use to sign into Messenger). Once signed in, your contacts will already be there. You’ll be able to instant message and make video calls with them just like before, and start discovering new ways of staying in touch, including Skype on your mobile or tablet.

Upgrade now

Yours sincerely,
The Messenger and Skype Teams

This is a copy of the mail sent to customers from Microsoft.

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Syncing Google Calendar to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

Technology has a way of going in and out of popularity its has become a fad. The digital calendar has however managed to stay relevant this looming obsolescence. The move from PDA to smartphone has actually demonstrated the opposite, taking our personal calendars and transforming them into real-time collaborative scheduling tools.

However beneficial this added level of connectivity might be, the ubiquity of the digital calendar has created its own challenges. You have to juggle your own personal and work calendars, (and probably some that fall somewhere between). A smartphone or tablet can make this data available to you anywhere, but condensing it into a lean and efficient productivity system requires a bit of forethought and just a few minutes of technical setup. (more…)