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Top Windows 8 shortcuts you should know to speed up your work

If you have spend some time getting to know Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 8 you have without doubt noticed the major differences to previous versions of Windows. The start screen is without doubt the most prominent change with its new environment to run specially created applications. The new nature of the start screen and other features of Windows 8 have brought along new keyboard shortcuts that you should know to speed up your workflow when you use the operating system. This guide looks at the top new Windows 8 shortcuts that you may find useful when working with the operating system. Please note that I’m concentrating on new shortcuts, not existing ones. I suggest you check out the top 20 keyboard shortcuts you should know for a broader list of shortcuts that you may find useful. Windows 8 shortcutsWindows refers to the Windows key. When I write Windows-C, I mean that you need to press the Windows key and the C key on the keyboard to execute the shortcut. Windows: Swi…


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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:19:14 GMT

Three Important Pages From Microsoft’s Windows 8 Booklet

Microsoft representative are quite enthusiastic about showing Windows 8 and OEM devices to people at Times Square. Microsoft understands that Windows 8 has a learning curve, and the representatives are asking everyone who walks up to them if they’ve used Windows 8. At the stations, Microsoft has Windows 8 booklets, 20 pages of images and text elaborating on the various new features in Windows 8. The first 3 pages are the same how-to that is shown when you run Windows 8 for the first time, however, the last 3 pages are the important ones. The 3 pages have a list of 10 interaction features and how they can be performed using touch, keyboard or mouse. Useful for both pro and regular Windows users, these lists should get everyone up to speed with how to efficiently interact with the new Windows 8: Share:Comment | Tweet This | Share on Facebook
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BlackBerry PlayBook OS now available for download

The BlackBerry PlayBook has today received an OS update to v2.1.0.1088. While not a huge update from the previous version, this release does provide a hotfix for those who experienced a loss of local contacts and calendars. While the fix won't bring back what was lost, it has been implemented to prevent the same thing from happening in the future.  Of course, this update is for the WiFi PlayBook only, as the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook updates need carrier approval. If you're not seeing the prompt for the update yet, sit tight as sometimes they take a bit to roll out. Discuss in the CrackBerry Forums's feed sponsored by BlackBerry PlayBook OS now available for download
BlackBerry PlayBook OS now available for download
Michelle Haag
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:21:13 GMT

Microsoft Officially Announces Windows 8

Microsoft officially announced Windows 8 Thursday at a massive event in New York City. Windows 8 will be available in 140 markets and in 37 languages on Friday. Users can start downloading Windows 8 at 12:01 a.m. and copies will be available in stores at midnight local time at retailers around the globe. Existing Windows owners can upgrade to Windows 8 for $39.99. In addition to Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, Microsoft is also announcing Windows RT. Windows RT will come preloaded on ARM devices such as the Microsoft Surface tablet. At the launch event, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that Windows 8 is ushering in a "new era for Microsoft." Windows 8 is the first product o…
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Microsoft Officially Announces Windows 8
Christina Warren
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:38:09 GMT

Skype 6 released

The desktop version of Skype for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computer systems has just been released. You should not confuse the version with the Skype app for Windows 8 which will be released on Friday on the Windows 8 launch day. To update the desktop version of Skype, either by checking for updates from within the program interface by selecting Help > Check for updates and following the wizard that walks you through the updating of Skype, or by downloading the latest version of Skype from the official website were it is already offered as a download. It is interesting to note that Skype 6.0 has not been announced on the official Skype blog yet, only on the Skype Garage blog. One would think that a major version update would justify a post on the official blog, but maybe that is still coming. You are probably wondering what’s new in Skype 6.0. Probably the biggest new feature is that you do not need a Skype account any longer to use the application. You can instead also…

Official Google Search app for Windows 8

All major Internet companies will eventually create apps for the Windows 8 operating system. Those that do not, are at a severe disadvantage on the operating system, considering that competing services are likely available on Windows Store already. Google recently added its Google Search app to the store which brings search functionality to the start screen. The app displays a Google search form on the start page, and smaller icons below that linking to the search history, applications and voice search. The icon located in the top right corner furthermore displays the recent searches on the left side of the search window so that you can access them again here easily or look through them to make sure you do not search for the same phrase twice. The search results page looks almost identical to the regular search results pages on Google Search. Google displays links to various Google search engines like Web, Images or Videos at the top, and below that the results. The search results are…

LinkedIn for BlackBerry v2.0 now available

*Update: After many hours of frustration V2.0 is now live and will work. Looking good on my Bold 9900*
LinkedIn for BlackBerry v2.0 is now available for download. It's been quite a while (over a year actually) since we've seen an update for this one, so if you use the app at all you'll be very pleased with the new features. Version 2.0 brings along a new UI, inbox integration and much more. read's feed sponsored by LinkedIn for BlackBerry v2.0 now available
LinkedIn for BlackBerry v2.0 now available
Adam Zeis
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:19:46 GMT