Despite the arguably neutral reception that Windows 8 has received, it has several very useful and improved features over Windows 7 that thousands of people enjoy using. However, if you think that Windows 8 has a bad experience overall, you can use several apps and tweaks to get these features on your Windows 7 installation.
This post will outline some of these apps and show what you can accomplish. It will not go into depth for any of the apps listed here, but you can find out more about each one from its website.
As I was setting up my new Windows 8 installation to test new apps on, I decided I wanted a nice and clean Metro or Windows 8 inspired wallpaper other than the default ones, to set it apart and help me differentiate it from my other installations. I decided to give a showcase of some of the wallpapers I came across on my search, in case anyone was looking for anything similar.
While not all of the wallpapers in this post are clean as I was looking for, they are certainly all inspired by Microsoft’s latest operating system to some extent.
So I had the wonderful opportunity of wandering around the most recent Eurogamer Expo at Earl’s Court, London last week. There were a surprising amount of fantastic games on show, a number of them also being the first time that consumers are able to play demos of them as well. Over the next week or so I’ll be listing off my experiences and opinions of a number of these great games, which will all eventually be making their way to PC.
A small note, however: I will not be covering Call of Duty: Black Ops II, I’m afraid. As a Call of Duty veteran, I’ve been so disappointed with Treyarch and Infinity Ward since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (and the whole Activision lawsuit debacle) that I cannot bring myself to stand in line to play it. Sorry guys and gals.
Hit the gap for my thoughts on Assassin’s Creed 3 and Hitman: Absolution
Dual screen monitors have become very prevalent these days since it makes every sort of computing work pretty easy. You can do your research on one screen while watching your favourite show on the other; at least that is what I do. Or if you’re the programmer or designer type, you can code on one screen and have the debug window on the other. It’s as rad as it sounds!
But what is the point of having multiple screens if you can’t flaunt with some funky wallpapers? Finding good wallpapers that span both screens seems to be the hardest part and so I took the liberty of finding you guys 60 googly wallpapers. Check them out and enjoy!
Photography apps are a dime a dozen. Personally, on the Windows Marketplace I’ve been through a variety of different apps which haven’t suited my desires as much as I would have liked. This was highly disappointing seeing as I love to edit and create by own photos. Luckily, I actually found some which made the mark. This allowed me to access my inner imagination and actually use my camera as it should be used.
In this roundup I’m going to split the apps into two categories. Firstly, the apps for getting the perfect picture, then some which allow you to have fun with your friends! Hopefully, there will be one for you here!
The sharing of data has evolved considerably over the last few years. There was a time when those square, 1.44MB floppy disks were considered sufficient for complete operating systems (DOS anyone?!) and now, I can’t imagine anything less than a few GBs of useful data. But what happens when you are stuck with a 3GB file that needs to be shared with your colleagues or family? Well, I have found the perfect answer to that in file-sharing services available over the internet.
I can broadly classify the different file-sharing services into dedicated and personal, with the dedicated ones being apt for a corporate environment and the personal ones, well, for sharing pictures, videos etc. with family and friends. Since there are several file-sharing services available, I have selected the 7 most used, most efficient file-sharing services that can help you get the job done in a jiffy. So, let’s take a look!
The Adove AIR platform may feel a bit outdated now that mobile and HTML5 apps are all the rage but that doesn’t mean great apps don’t exist for that platform.
We’ve pulled together 10 kick ass Adobe AIR apps you should definitely try if you haven’t already. Take a look!
File compression is not a new concept in computing. In the early days of the internet when bandwidth was not as abundant as it is today, reducing the size of files to share over the web was paramount. It also made for a great way to pack many files together than attaching them to e-mails one by one.
Although ZIP was and remains the most popular file compression format on the web, a number of other formats emerged and disappeared in an attempt to provide the best compression ratio for all kinds of files – and in some cases to bypass the ability of web and e-mail servers to look inside ZIP files.
Managing your money can be a time consuming task which can easily flummox even the best of us. To make this process less difficult you can leverage the gift of technology to help you in your everyday life. And they do say “there’s an app for everything!”
In this roundup I’m going to summarize my 12 favorite apps available on your Windows Phone!