Archive for August 22nd, 2011
The sole reason of Microsoft providing Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic editions is to enable manufacturers to produce low end netbooks which costs less than $200, to keep this netbooks competitive Microsoft has developed Windows 7 Starter and home basic editions with reduced functionality which requires less resources and processing power which these types of netbooks lacks, at the same time keeping Windows 7 experience high for end users.
Though not all netbooks has scarcity of processing power or RAM, infect some of high end netbooks are quite powerful, enough to compete with regular laptops and desktop. On those netbooks users may wont to enjoy all the feature of Windows 7 including Aero effect. Unfortunately there is no easy way to do that.
Personalization Panel (Aero Patch) is a lightweight utility that was designed in order to provide you with a simple means of activating advanced Windows visual features. After applying this patch, Windows 7 Home Basic and Starter editions will be able to displayAero Glass effects and themes.
Running this utility will automatically restart your system to apply the changes. However, before deploying it you have to deactivate the antivirus to allow the registry and system file modifications. If you want to revert the changes, simply run the executable again.
Flash based games and small animated movies may not be tread of today’s internet but still part of memory for those who are surfing internet since 98. The era of flash based games, movies & website may have come to an end but still you can find plenty of SWF based games and animated movies on old web archives. If you would like to enjoy those flash based games right from your desktop without having to connected on internet then here is useful tool for you, Flash Builder.
The Flash Builder lets you to convert SWF flash files into an executable Windows exe file. The executable has no standard windows border and supports translucency. The window can have any shape, even animated shapes are supported. You can also add a shadow or create automatically autorun.inf for CD-ROM autostart function.
The best part is Flash Builder also allows you to add your own Icon and splash screen to customize Windows Application created from SWF. Flash Builder doesn’t require any installation. Less than 400 Kb in size Flash Builder offers easy to use user interface.
When you start Flash Builder you will be presented with screen to browse and select SWF file and option to add your own Icon and splash screen. Once you have selected SWF file you can hut build button to initiate the conversion process.
Flash Builder will save the converted SWF flash file to Windows Application on your desktop. Which you can double click and run like usual programs and applications. Flash Builder also supports fscommand() of SWF4 and above.
Flash Builder is supported on Windows XP/Vista/7 (x86/x64).
Microsoft has discovered an issue in Windows 7 RTM where users searching via search box in Windows 7 for programs and files, Windows 7 returns incorrect results. The issues is widely reported in Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2. The option “Search Files & programs” under start menu definitely hany way to quickly locate files and programs.
But in certain circumstances the search results returned to users are not exactly what users are looking for. Only the category headings of the categorized search results are displayed, such as Programs, Control Panel, and Documents. Additionally, if you click the displayed category headings, nothing happens.
Fortunately Microsoft has fixed this issue in service pack 1 of Windows 7 but for those who don’t want to deploy SP1 now may download the hotfix released by Microsoft to fix this issue or follow the below workaround posted by Microsoft. This workaround involves modifying registry.
Fix Incorrect Results Displayed While Searching in Windows 7
1. Press Windows + R ley and type regedit in Run box.
2. Now locate follow subkey in left pan of registry editor
4. Right-click this subkey, and then select Delete.
5. Restart the computer for changes to take effect.
There are number of free applications available which lets you to burn ISO image or make audio or video CD/DVD. However most of those tools are resource hogging as well as big in size. If you are looking for utility small in size and does the job of burning ISO file to CD/DVD or USB flash drive then here is ISO2Disc.
ISO2Disc is simple ISO burner software to burn your ISO image file to CD/DVD disc or USB flash drive. It can support CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, CD-RW, DVD-RW, DL DVD+RW, HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc and USB flash drive. It’s the best and most essential free software for creating bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive from ISO image file.
To burn ISO file simply download & install ISO2Disc. Now Click the Browse button to select your desired ISO image file. Select the target device (CD, DVD or USB flash drive) from the drop-down list. Click the Start Burn button to start the burning process.
ISO2Disc supports Windows 7/2008/Vista/XP/2000/2003 and takes less than 2MB os hard disk space.
Laugh in the face of thick, bulky smartphone cases with the Motorola Defy ($TBA). Thanks to its dustproof, water and scratch resistant construction, it can defy convention by going case-less in places most handsets wouldn’t dare, and also offers a 1 GHz processor, a 3.7-inch display, Android 2.3, a five megapixel camera with flash, 2GB of internal storage with microSD expansion, Adobe Flash 10, and a spacious 1700mAH battery for up to 7.1 hours of talk time.
The terms of the deal, including price, aren’t being disclosed.
Just a couple of months after TechCrunch Disrupt the company closed a $850,000 round of financing from Betaworks, SV Angel, First Round Capital, Lerer Ventures and a number of prominent angels. Early this year the companyraised $10.6 million more from Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst and previous investors.
GroupMe allows you to create on the fly private phone groups with others, and then send text messages throughout the group and set up free conference calls.
The Microsoft transaction is still pending.
They’ll keep GroupMe as a standalone brand, Bates says, and look for integration points over time.“The group messaging space in general is one of the most important markets for Skype,” he told me via a Skype video call earlier today. He added: “GroupMe creates a very sticky instant feeling. Like Skype, it is an everyday interactive form of communication. Skype’s goal is to get to 1 billion users. Mobile is the place to do that.”
GroupMe, which has twenty employees, will remain in New York.