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What’s Coming with Windows 8?

Posted by Rich On July - 14 - 201013 COMMENTS

windows 8 Whats Coming with Windows 8?

I’ve been meaning to read this article for a while now and finally got round to it. Thus, the Windows 8 category begins with Paul Thurrott’s overview of some of the stuff coming with Windows 8.

Here are some highlights from the article if you don’t want to read the whole thing:

When Will Windows 8 be Released?

According to the article, Microsoft currently plans to ship Windows 8 by mid-2012; thus, the first beta should be released by mid-2011 and public beta should follow by the end of 2011. Windows Server “8”/2012 is also being developed concurrently.

User Detection

Windows 8 will likely support detection of which user just walked in the room so that it can automatically turn on your PC, log you in, and play your favorite music. When you get up and leave, Windows will automatically log your PC off for you.

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Best Word Processors

Posted by Rich On June - 30 - 20108 COMMENTS

Most of us use a word processor on a daily basis. In this article, I share five of the best word processors available and why you should consider each one for use. There are so many word processing programs out there that it would be ridiculous to say these are the only five you should consider; however, these are five of the best. Which ones did I miss?

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I know this is a little overdue but i wanted to be absolutely clear about the information surrounding this Jailbreak (JB from hereon in) before posting about it.

Here’s a list of devices that this JB will work on.


iPod Touch 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPod Touch 2G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmwareiphonehacked Jailbreak your iDevice on 3.1.3 Firmware [How To]
iPod Touch 3G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware


iPhone 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPhone 3G 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware
iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 & 3.1.3 Firmware


iPad 3G 3.2 Firmware
iPad WiFi 3.2 Firmware

Please note that this method is a JB only and is not an unlock.  If you rely on an unlock do not use this.  An unlock is unlikely to emerge until 4.0 has been released.

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thumbs up 238x2501 Follow up Suggestions mintywhite Readers Have Made to Developers [Update]You are lucky, you know that right ? You got us over here telling you about all kinds of wonderful software that can brighten your day, or help you out in some manner. Most of which are free of charge. It can be tough remembering all the great software you’ve read about in the last 6 months and if you’re new to this place – you may have missed out on something. As you know we also host competitions on our site. Competitions that let you talk directly to software developers. Giving them your ideas and suggestions. But do they follow through ? Are they actually listening and are they implementing your ideas in their work ?

I decided to contact some of the developers we’ve reviewed in the last 6 months, asking them. Here is what they told me

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CD/DVD -R +R RW – what does it all mean ?

Posted by Thomas On June - 18 - 201020 COMMENTS

confused 220x220 CD/DVD R +R RW what does it all mean ?

One of our readers (in our suggestion box) asked for a walkthrough on the different types of CD and DVD.

Unfortunately, a full description of the differences between all of the CD and DVD formats would fill an entire book. There are many, many different types of physical media, methods for storing the data, methods for writing the data and media formats (MPEG-2, MP3, AVI, MP4, etc.)

But… since most people use just a few of the CD/DVD formats, we’ll cover just those. The most common formats are generically known as CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, CD-Audio, DVD-Video, and the newer HD DVD and Blu-ray discs.

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lock LockThis! Password Protect Single Applications A few weeks back you got to read about a small utility that allows you to lock your keyboard and mouse when leaving your computer on (Read here). And a while back, I told you about Predator which allows you to lock your Computer using a USB Flash Drive (Read Here). This time I\’m bringing you a way to lock single applications, so that you can leave your computer on for others to use, and at the same time protect running applications from tampering or accidental shut-down.

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