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Wed
12
Dec
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Windows 8: How to Access Safe Mode

This great question recently made its way to us from a frequent Infopackets reader: "Hi guys, I just purchased a Windows 8 PC. For the most part I'm enjoying the new OS. However, I noticed that Safe Mode is no longer available. I think this is an ... important feature and can't figure out why it would have been removed. Is there a way to bring it back? Thanks! Richard F." Our response: Yes, Richard, it is an important feature. There are many situations in which it's helpful to boot your computer into Safe Mode. So it's good to know you can do this in Windows 8. Actually, there are two ... (view more)

Tue
23
Oct
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'PhoXo 8.0', and 'Bytescout Screen Capturing'

PhoXo 8.0 PhoXo is a free and powerful image editing software tool for Windows computers. It's tiny, fast, and easy to use, with high-powered features that include layering, undo, batch processing, and a wide variety of useful and powerful functions ... for selecting, cropping, painting, retouching, measuring image files. http:/www.phoxo.com Bytescout Screen Capturing Bytescout Screen Capturing software can record computerized video in the AVI format. It allows you to easily capture full screen video or select a specific field of vision. The screen recorder also supports audio recording. This ... (view more)

Tue
10
Apr
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Google Magic Spectacles 'Augment Reality'

Google has formally confirmed a poorly kept secret: it's working on 'augmented reality spectacles': glasses that display computer-driven text or images on top of a view of the real world. However, there's no sign the company will release the ... spectacles for commercial use in the foreseeable future. Unlike 3D viewing spectacles, or those designed to simulate a giant screen, the Google glasses are relatively low-key. They are much like an ordinary spectacle frame without corrective lenses, but with a microphone and a tiny screen visible only to the wearer's right eye. (Source: google.com ) The ... (view more)

Mon
19
Mar
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Microsoft Introduces New Interface for IE10

Microsoft has released additional details about its upcoming Internet Explorer 10 web browser. Once again, it appears users familiar with touchscreen devices are those most likely to enjoy the changes. Microsoft has revealed that Internet Explorer ... 10 is designed for the new Metro interface. Of the two different ways to use Windows 8, Metro is the one involving larger "tile" icons and a cleaner screen with less clutter, both of which are most helpful with touchscreens. Metro also lets users install or remove new software approved by Microsoft in a simple manner, much the same as today's ... (view more)

Tue
10
Jan
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New Samsung Camera Features Dual Screens, WiFi

A new Samsung camera allows users to see photos on both the front and back of the screen, and upload images directly to the Internet. The Samsung DV300F is the newest of the firm's DualView cameras, and features built-in WiFi (wireless networking) ... capabilities. Samsung says pictures taken with the DV300F can be saved to the on-board microSD memory card and then easily transferred to a PC with an Auto Backup capability. In addition, both videos and photographs from the DV300F can be transferred directly to the web, including cloud storage services like Microsoft SkyDrive, as well as to ... (view more)

Thu
01
Dec
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New Toshiba LED HDTVs Ultra Power Efficient

These days many people have flat-screen HDTVs (high definition televisions), whether it's in the plasma, LCD (liquid crystal display) or LED (light-emitting diode) format . But most of those fancy televisions are big power wasters, which is why the ... next wave in television innovation may involve energy-efficient TVs like Toshiba's new Regza 32BE3. Toshiba is hoping to set its new Regza TV apart by making it more efficient both when it is in stand-by mode (not on or off, but ready to jump into action) and when it's actually displaying a picture. Regza 32BE3 Uses No Power in Standby Mode You ... (view more)

Mon
24
Oct
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iPad vs Book: Study Probes Effects of Screen Reading

According to a new study, older people are able to read text off the iPad much faster than if they were using a "real" book. In fact, the iPad proved easier for reading than even e-readers like the Kindle. The study was performed by a research team ... from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, in Germany. "E-books and e-readers are playing an increasingly important role on the worldwide book market," the researchers said in their report. "However, readers can be particularly skeptical when it comes to e-books and electronic reading devices. The objective of the study was to investigate ... (view more)

Fri
07
Oct
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Windows 8 Start Menu to be Completely Overhauled

Microsoft says it is rethinking the way the Start Menu will work in Windows 8. It's partly a response to user behavior and partly a recognition that more people will be using touchscreen devices in the future. By default, the Start Menu appears on ... the left-hand side of the screen, either when the user clicks the Windows logo in the bottom left corner, or presses the dedicated Windows key on their keyboard. Fewer Users Use Start Menu, Says Microsoft The Start Menu menu serves several functions by listing recently used applications, commonly used applications, a complete list of all ... (view more)

Fri
03
Jun
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Microsoft Demos Windows 8 at First Public Event

On Thursday, Microsoft gave its first major public demonstration of Windows 8, and showed how it would be used to bridge the gap between PCs and mobile devices. To the surprise of many guests attending the event, Microsoft says that the new ... operating system's hardware requirements will actually be less than the requirements to run Windows 7. Windows 8 Optimized for Varying Screen Sizes and Processors Microsoft recently confirmed that Windows 8 would run on the ARM processor : a low-powered CPU (central processing unit) commonly used on mobile devices such as tablets, and mobile phones. In ... (view more)

Thu
24
Jun
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iPhone 4 Screen Revolutionary, but plagued by Shortages

An analyst is forecasting that problems with a new technology could cause significant shortages with Apple's new iPhone version 4. The new phone is due for release this week, with demand expected to be high. One of the main selling points of the ... iPhone 4 is that it has four times as many pixels in the same size screen, providing a resolution of 326 pixels per inch. That's more than many printed publications. According to Apple "the Retina display's pixel density is so high, your eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels." iPhone 4 Screen Made of High Tech Materials The glass for the ... (view more)

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