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6 things Mac users need to know about Win 10

Apple is busy putting the finishing touches on its next operating system, but Microsoft gave the world an early look at the next version of Windows today that is set to run on everything from smartphones to PCs.

Microsoft says its next version of Windows will be the most comprehensive platform ever, and while the company is retreating from the disaster that was Windows 8, it’s bringing back some classic features and stealing a few things from the Mac too.



How to help parents with child internet safety

With the internet becoming a normal part of the life  of a child as there are literally born with a cell phone in their face from day 1, we need to learn how to protect and teach them about their digital life.

This ebook has a guideline for parents of children from ages 3-16. It entails ways to protect and talk to your child about the dangers of the internet and the responsibility they have when using the internet as they grow up.  It includes many great links to softwares about web filtering and monitoring your home, social media sites with most activity, and advice/tips on how to talk to your kids about certain areas of online content.

Remove apps in Win8

The traditional Add/Remove programs in control panel is still there, but there are some other ways to remove apps now from your OS. Check it out!

Windows 8 arrives

Windows 8 is available today  and is a whole new start for Microsoft as they  market their touch user friendly brand. I’ve been trying the developer version for months on a HP touch computer and RM tablet. I like the Metro interface – its odd at first, challenging to navigate and get accustomed to.  The boot process is fast and a change from the typical splash screen that takes forever to load. Games, Skype and social media apps are available at the Windows Store,  but I’m interested to see how soon we’ll see more utility apps become available. It has an enhanced lock screen, desktop that becomes more familiar as it reminds you of Win7.  The Start menu, is gone—instead, you can move your mouse to the bottom left hot corner and click to return to the Start screen.

There is a great review here on the about all the features you’ll find in Windows 8.

Dual boot Windows 8 with Windows 7

Article from Tiny

Small Pc’s for small price

The Raspberry Pi , a $35 computer has moved beyond the proof-of-concept phase, are now shipping to early adopters — mostly developers and programmers who want to see what the inexpensive, minimalist machines are capable of. The short version: a $35 Raspberry Pi can do pretty much anything a normal desktop computer can do.

And it’s not alone. For an additional $35, you can pick up the Mele A1000. Unlike the Raspberry Pi, the Mele comes nicely finished in a black plastic enclosure. It’s also decked out with additional ports, like HDMI,VGA and RCA audio and video hook-ups. On the top of the A1000, there’s also a SATA connector so that you can plug in a standard internal hard disk drive for additional storage. It’s also got an 802.11 b/g/n wireless adapter, 2GB of internal storage (with Android pre-installed) and an SD Card expansion slot, twice as much RAM as the Raspberry Pi, and a faster ARM processor (1GHz).

The $70 A1000 isn’t necessarily intended to be a full computer, but the SD Card slot is bootable. That means you can load any ARM-compatible operating system (like Ubuntu, the most popular Linux-based OS) onto a spare card, boot it up, and turn this little Android- powered networked media player into a desktop computer. Throw on something like Ubuntu for TVs (or GeeXboX) and you’ve got an inexpensive way to turn any television into a smart TV — even an ageing CRT.

Are devices like the Mele A1000 and Raspberry Pi suitable for every PC user? No, of course not. Their limited hardware makes them a poor fit for intense tasks like high-end photo and video editing or hardcore gaming, but they’re certainly capable of handling more mundane computer use. Word processing, web browsing, instant messaging, and casual gaming are all well within reach of these humble systems.

While the A1000 and Raspberry Pi are cool devices in their own right, the really exciting news here is that they’re part of a whole new breed of low-cost computers. ARM chips have ruled the smartphone and tablet market for years. Now, manufacturers are starting to experiment with the low-cost, high-efficiency chips in a desktop setting. They’ll even be supported by Windows 8 when it arrives later this year.

More manufacturers dabbling with ARM puts more heat on Intel and AMD, and ultimately that should help drive desktop computer prices down. You can already pick up a Windows netbook for $249 today, so it’s not hard to envision a time in the near future when $100 or less will get you a very capable multi-core computer system.

[Source: Liliputing]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Microsoft made Windows 8 available this week for consumer preview. Still beta version, but if u wanna give it a try download it here:

Windows 8 Consumer Preview