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February 16, 2017

NEON – the new look of Windows 10

Microsoft confirms the existence of NEON during a meeting with developers, offering a first look of the new design of Windows 10.

Project NEON is the name given by Microsoft to indicate the new Windows 10 stylistic path which will be enabled with Redstone 3, expected by the end of the year. The look was revealed as a background image in Microsoft’s sneak peak of Windows 10.

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“Make beautiful, engaging experiences possible on the Windows platform- simply, and by default”

In the screenshot showed at the Windows Developer Day, the company displayed a dark window overlaid with this description. The new [...]

 
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June 1, 2015

Windows 10 launching July 29th

Microsoft announces Windows 10 release date

Microsoft has announced that their next version of Windows – Windows 10 will be available on July 29th as a free upgrade to all genuine customers running Windows 7 and 8.1.

Users will have one year to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Once upgraded, Microsoft will provide free updates for life. You can upgrade by clicking the small Windows icon on the bottom right of your task bar to reserve your free copy and be notified when it launches.

Windows 10 will be the last version of Windows in its current form, after this release future updates will be released in an OS X style manner.

Windows 10 has many new features [...]

 
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September 23, 2014

How to get your PC work with accurate speech; guide

Voice control is something that people often experiment with and has had great strides in improvements over the years as well as being easy to use, but it can still malfunction. For the PC, speech recognition can be a very useful thing, as most people can speak faster than they can type making their day to day lives more productive. Even the number of speech recognition programs released to students usually with learning difficulties have increased meaning more and more people are using it every day.

NaturallySpeaking is a new software that allows you to communicate with you PC in every area. This [...]

 
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September 5, 2014

Access your desktop or laptop securely from anywhere! How to guide.

Are you a busy body that might have access to your home computer when you’re away. Or does you’re laptop have to be in two places at the same time. In this easy guide you’ll learn how to access your laptop anywhere in the world be it your operating system is Windows, Mac or Linux.

 

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With windows 7 and above you can very easily access your computer remotely in four easy steps, no fee.

1)      Ensure that your computer is turned on and connected to the internet.

2)      Click start and in search type in ‘Remote desktop connection’ and click the Remote connection links at the top of the list, as can be seen in fig 1.

 
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August 21, 2014

How to increase the RAM in a Chromebook

Increase RAM to speed up your Chromebook What’s a Chromebook?

Chromebooks are notebooks that run Google’s Chrome OS (uses the Linux kernel) for their operating system. They are designed to be affordable, easy to use and they are completely centered around the ‘Cloud’ and web apps. They boot in under 10 seconds and usually have USB 3.0 ports for fast transfers to your external devices. Chromebooks are also the most secure computers out there as they run their own OS and only allow applications to be installed from the Chrome Web Store, they also automatically download and install updates whenever available to ensure your Chromebook stays up to date and never [...]

 
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August 19, 2014

Turn anything to touch interactive; How to guide

How to turn anything….. Computer monitor or projection into an interactive display!

 

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 Obviously research is key. What you’d like to do it to decide which touch screen overlay is best for your screen .i.e. has it got the right dimensions.  EASY! When you receive the overlay, just attach it to the monitor using side clips and fasteners – which the overlay will probably come with (do check this). It should come with a CD (See 4) Obviously this thing isn’t registered with the monitor. Attach the USB connector it came with into one of the computers USB ports. The computer should register the device. Insert said disk (see 2) into [...]
 
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August 11, 2014

How to recover deleted files on your PC

Restore your deleted or lost files

We’ve all done it, we have emptied our recycle bin only to realise moments later that an important file was still in there.

No matter how long ago you deleted your files, by following this simple step-by-step guide you can restore these files with ease for free.

Download and install Recuva Open Recuva Click ‘Cancel‘ to exit the wizard At the top left there will be a drop-down box that should say something like ‘Local Disk (C:)‘, if this is not the drive you want to recover files from then change this to the correct drive Click ‘Scan‘ and wait A list will be created with all the files you can [...]
 
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August 1, 2014

Quantum not? Quantum is! The future of screens.

TV screens, computer monitors and even the new iPhone (to be released) are now being made with a screen using quantum dots in matrices formats. The screens will also be bigger, thinner and more flexible.

We are all familiar with TV screens, phones and monitors are currently made of pixels (the tiny box’s of colour), which are tiny squared made out of a matrix (group of data) of red, blue and green phosphor (phosphorus coating). Much like the cathode ray in the first TV sets, electrons (tiny negatively charged particles) are fired at the screen and are controlled by magnets to make the picture that we see, as controlled by a signal received by the set via satellite or [...]

 
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June 10, 2014

Tech Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Over the past week, Apple has completely dominated the world of technology news. While the new features iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are certainly exciting, there were many other interesting items and tidbits that came to light outside of WWDC.

Google Chrome Overtakes Microsoft Internet Explorer in the United States. While Chrome has been the browser of choice on a global basis since 2012, it has now surpassed Internet Explorer in the U.S.   According to the Adobe Digital Index, Chrome now controls 31.8 per cent of the U.S. as compared with 30.9 per cent for Internet Explorer. Amazon to Launch Smartphone This Month. Multiple sources are reporting that Amazon will unveil its first [...]
 
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June 3, 2014

Apple Unveils OS X “Yosemite” and iOS 8 at WWDC – Highlights

Apple announces iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

Apple unveiled its new OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 operating systems today during the opening session of WWDC. Although many hoped that Apple would debut its next “big thing” the audience of 6,000 developers were largely introduced to moderate improvements to the existing operating systems.

Apple fans will be quite pleased with some of the new features – particularly the increased connectivity between Macs and iOS devices. Still, many people were hoping for more exciting news.

Here are some of the highlights from today’s Keynote Address:

OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”

Graphical Redesign: Apple has made some slight improvements to the [...]

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