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Upgrade Your Outlets for USB Charging PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 21:11

Upgrade Your Outlets for USB Charging


When you have more than one or two gadgets, the outlets near that kitchen counter can get very cluttered. If you want to clean things up, you can upgrade your outlets to support not just standard 120-volt power cords but 5v USB charging too. USB is now the ubiquitous standard for charging smartphones, fitness gadgets and everything in between. Further, all the gadgets we use are increasingly power hungry and we spend a lot of effort ensuring they are fully charged and nearby. If you have a location in your home or office where you frequently chew up a few outlets with charging devices, you might prefer to upgrade the outlet to support USB charging. With an upgraded outlet, you can use both 120 volt outlets for non-USB devices (like a nightstand lamp or the TV on your kitchen counter) as well as charge multiple USB devices. It’s a great no-clutter way to charge your devices without busting out a power strip, sacrificing use of the outlet, or taking up counter space with a full charging station. For readers who are handy and familiar with basic electrical wiring safety precautions, it’s a trivial task to swap out a standard 120v wall outlet with a 120v wall outlet + USB charging. For readers who aren’t comfortable doing their own electrical work, we highly recommend getting a qualified electrician..This step by step how to is posted at windows10newsinfo forum.


The spaceship rises PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 07 March 2016 23:48

The spaceship rises


Apple's new campus has received significant attention during its development phase, from design renderings and blueprints to aerial footage captured by drones. Apple has shared with Mashable exclusive details and photos of its new corporate offices, including the theater that will serve as the venue for future Apple product launches. While we've been hearing about the design of the campus and its facilities for nearly five years, installation of the massive, curved glass panels that surround the Main Building’s spaceship-like design is about 33% complete. Overall construction is projected to wrap by the end of this year, with the opening scheduled for 2017. The company has paid as much attention to the precise details of Apple Campus 2 (located a few miles from its existing headquarters) as it does to its products. In fact, the new campus required the creation of custom-made machines — which Apple calls “manipulators” — to handle the lifting and placing of nearly 900 curved glass panels, some of which measure an incredible 46 feet long and 10.5 feet wide. The project is not only a massive undertaking on the ground, but Apple is working with design firms, material suppliers and other vendors across 19 countries. While more details about Apple's Main Building, which will house about 13,000 employees, have trickled out in the last year, little has been revealed around the “Theatre” until now...More details and images can be found at windows10newsinfo forum.


DisplayPort 1.4 will support 8K displays PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 04 March 2016 04:44
DisplayPort 1.4 will support 8K displays


DisplayPort 1.4 graduates from supporting 4K, though it's not certain when devices will be compatible with the new standard. Big changes are coming to the popular DisplayPort display standard, with version 1.4 promising support for 8K displays. DisplayPort 1.4 will allow 8K displays to hook up to laptops, smartphones and other devices via a USB Type-C port. The new standard was announced by VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) on Tuesday. The USB Type-C connector is already gaining popularity, so DisplayPort 1.4 will be easy to implement in devices. There's another 8K connector called SuperMHL under development that requires new ports but can also be slapped on USB Type-C connectors. 4K TVs are gaining popularity, but will be replaced by 8K in the coming years. Sharp was to first to retail an 8K TV for a whopping $133,000. Other top TV makers have shown 8K TVs, and may release them in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, which will be broadcast in 8K. It's still a challenge to transfer 4K video in real-time through USB Type-C port considering the amount of bandwidth required. But VESA has figured out a way to resolve the issue of 8K video transfer. A Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology in DisplayPort 1.4 is designed to compress video into smaller packets, which will make it possible to transmit 8K video from a device to displays.VESA says video quality won't be affected by the compression...More can be found at windows10newsinfo forum.


Windows 10 Redstone: Second wave PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 March 2016 15:51
Windows 10 Redstone: Second wave


Microsoft is currently developing the next version of Windows 10, codenamed Redstone which will introduce a whole batch of new features, fixes and other operating system improvements. So far, Microsoft has released multiple pre-release builds of Redstone to Insiders for testing, but is yet to give any dates as to when Redstone will be ready for the public. We already know that Redstone will launch in two waves, the first of which will be happening in June. This first update is being developed under the tag RS1, and according to my sources will focus mostly on the convergence of different Windows 10 devices such as PC, Xbox and Phone. RS1 will heavily concentrate on the Universal App Platform, bringing the Windows Store to Xbox One and introducing more Project Centennial and Islandwood apps to the Store. There will also be a bigger focus on universal AAA video game titles between Xbox and PC, which is something we have already started seeing as of recently. In short, the Windows Store in RS1 aims to be a hub for all media-related content on the Windows platform, accessible from any Windows 10 device. As mentioned in the past, Continuum will also be a big focal point in Redstone. The ultimate goal here is to use Continuum as a way of bringing devices closer together, and this should happen with Redstone...To learn more visit our forum.


Windows 10 Redstone Gets Antivirus Scanning At Boot PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 March 2016 01:11

Windows 10 Redstone Gets Antivirus Scanning At Boot


While antivirus scanning at system boot is not an entirely new concept, it appears that Windows 10 Redstone might come with this feature in order to remove threats before the user logs in. Into the operating system, obviously. Microsoft continues to make Windows 10 as secure an OS as possible, and the latest preview build released for Insiders come with an important improvement in this regard — what the software titan calls Windows Defender Offline. Conveniently named, this feature allows users to scan for threats before logging into Windows. The newly released build 14271 offers this boot scanner feature, which actually should be standard on all modern antivirus solutions, considering it can block malware from running at startup. As noted, this handy new option is now integrated into Windows Defender, and is very much a step in the right direction. Obviously, this is not something for everyday use, but it’s very welcome nevertheless. As you can see from the screenshot above, this functionality is now directly integrated in Windows 10 and can be accessed from the Settings screen. In fact, this feature has been part of the OS since build 1511, but not in the Settings app. And the only way to start it was via the MpWDOScan PowerShell command. Redmond actually rolled this out all the way back in 2011, as a standalone application that allowed users to scan their computers at boot...Turn to windows10newsinfo forum for further details.


Microsoft Support may have a tough time handling Windows 10 help requests now PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 February 2016 16:55
Microsoft Support may have a tough time handling Windows 10 help requests now


Will Microsoft Support be able to cope up with the deluge of help requests that may come up, after offering Windows 10 as a Recommended Update? Suddenly you may have a lot of computers upgraded to Windows 10 – most successfully, but some bricked or with problems maybe. Microsoft has now decided to push Windows 10 as a recommended upgrade. Offering Windows 10 as a Recommended Update is expected to push Windows 10 adoption faster, since most users already have this option checked in Windows Update setting. While for most, including myself, the Windows 10 Upgrade has been a smooth affair, for many it has bricked their laptops or caused problems & issues. What will happen now, after it is pushed as a Recommended Update to Windows 8.1/7 users? You find issues all over the Internet forums saying that the Windows 10 upgrade created problems for them. Seriously, here is a guy whose upgrade is stuck, and he is asked to clean install Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool. Isn’t it a little too much to expected from a regular John or Jane computer user? I mean, isn’t it unfair to expect a regular home user who cannot open some file types, to open CMD or PowerShell and Run SFC, DISM and finally if all fails to install Windows 10 using the Media Creation tool? Sure a geek may be able to do it, but a regular home user!? Many a times, the question is not either presented properly or if it is, then it is not understood properly – and then then the users is directed to some KB article which an average computer user finds too technical to understand....To learn more and read user complaints visit windows10newsinfo forum.


Nintendo Releases Details about Its First Mobile App Miitomo PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 21:24
Nintendo Releases Details about Its First Mobile App Miitomo


Five years ago Nintendo’s late great Worldwide President Satoru Iwata stated that developing software for mobile devices was “absolutely not under consideration”. Despite investor pressure to follow modern trends and hook up with smart devices and criticisms that the company was stuck in the dark ages of gaming, it seemed like Nintendo was fixing to stay with what it knew. Since Mr Iwata’s remarks the company launched the Wii U home system in 2012. Sticking with tradition but adding a touch-screen twist was a gamble that didn’t pay off financially. This console initially confused gamers and brought little market success. Nintendo saw massive losses in the following years. Fast forward to March 2015, and Nintendo made the shocking announcement that it has entered a long-term partnership with Japanese app maker DeNA but little was made public about how this would affect the brand – only that Nintendo IPs would cross over onto smart devices in the next few years. This would be one of Mr Iwata’s last announcements before his passing in July of that year. With the direction of the Nintendo brand now in the hands of new President Tatsumi Kimishima everything was about to change. Almost a year later Nintendo has released information about its first mobile app, a social interaction platform called Miitomo...Learn more at windows10newsinfo forum.


Microsoft starts pushing Windows 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 February 2016 05:25

Microsoft starts pushing Windows 10


Microsoft is stepping up its Windows 10 push by making the OS a 'recommended' -- though not required -- update for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, beginning February 1. In October 2015, Microsoft officials outlined a schedule for stepping up the company's push to get Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to move to Windows 10. On February 1, Microsoft started making good on the promised push. "As we shared in late October on the Windows Blog, we are committed to making it easy for our Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers to upgrade to Windows 10. We updated the upgrade experience today to help our customers, who previously reserved their upgrade, schedule a time for their upgrade to take place," said a company spokesperson. What does that cryptic statement (delivered at 5 pm ET, right in the middle of the Google earnings call, by the way) actually mean? It means today's the day Windows 10 moves to "recommended" status. In October, Microsoft execs said the "reservation" phase of upgrading to Windows 10 had ended. That phase of the upgrade push involved users proactively "reserving" their free copies of Windows 10 for download.The next phase of the push was to mark Windows 10 as an "Optional" update in Windows Update for all Windows 7 and 8 customers. After that, Microsoft officials said in early 2016 they'd re-categorize Windows 10 as a "Recommended" update. Officials did concede that users with automatic updates enabled might see the Windows 10 upgrade automatically initiate on their devices. But they said that users would not be fully moved to Windows 10 unless they proactively chose to do so. And if anyone does move -- intentionally or inadvertently -- to Windows 10 and are unhappy with it, they have 31 days to roll back to their previous Windows versions...For more turn your attention to windows10newsinfo forum.



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