Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview To Get Windows 8 Look

Microsoft Windows has not yet released their new Windows 8 Operating System but they do have released a consumer preview for those who want to experience the new look and feel of Windows 8, though, this new consumer preview is yet to be finalize and so can encounter some hiccups and bugs. It is recommended that download windows 8 consumer preview only if you are experienced PC user else you might face many bugs and errors, cause you lose some important files.

Microsoft itself has confessed that:

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is stable and has been thoroughly tested, but it’s not the finished product. Your PC could crash and you could lose important files. You should back up your data and you shouldn’t test Windows 8 Consumer Preview on your primary home or business PC.

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Windows 8 New Start Screen
Windows 8 New Start Screen

I hope you have read what consequences you might face (or read the FAQ) for which there is no online technical support; if you are not an experienced PC user, but still there are millions who want to test it on their previous operating system.

Not just the bugs and error you will get when you download windows 8 consumer preview but you will enhanced your experience with some very new technology Microsoft has brought for you with it’s all new Windows 8 operating system. Some of the features listed below:

  • Move easily between PCs, courtesy of the cloud
  • Type and click, or swipe and tap
  • Charms let you work faster
  • Search, searching now goes even deeper
  • Share, The Share charm makes it incredibly easy
  • Switching apps and snapping
  • Get apps from the Windows Store
  • Internet Explorer is new, too
  • Windows Defender in Windows 8 Keep your PC more secure
  • The Desktop is still around, and it still runs all of your apps

Remember: Windows 8 Consumer Preview is prerelease software that may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you’ll need to reinstall it from the recovery.

Download Windows 8 consumer preview or use the ISO images.

System Requirements

It works great on the same hardware that powers your previous operating system Windows 7:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher
  • To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multi touch
  • To access Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768

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How To: Merge Multiple MS Word Documents into a Single Document

You must have been stuck to a situation when you had created multiple MS Word file for some school or college project but at the end you realize that something had gone wrong as project file has to be submitted into a single document i.e. one MS Word File.

Now how you will fix the situation, you find that the only way to fix it is to create again using MS Word but this would surely waste your valuable time.

Here in this tutorial I’ll tell how to merge multiple doc files into one.

How to Merge Multiple Doc Files into One

Step 1: Open a new Microsoft Office Word document or can open the first file/document from those single documents you have created.

Step 2: Use the “Cursor Key” or press the “Page Down” button to take your cursor at the bottom of the page or you can put the cursor where you want to insert the next document so that it can be in order to read.

Step 3: Go to “Insert” (you can find insert on the top panel) and press “Object File”.

How To: Merge Multiple MS Word Documents into a Single Document

Step 4: One box will get open. Choose “Create from File” from those two options available in that previously opened box.

How To: Merge Multiple MS Word Documents into a Single Document

Step 5: Now browse and show the path of the document you want to put next to your first document file. Hit “Ok” and you are done.

If you have followed every step correctly you can see two different MS Word files are now in one single document. Repeat the steps if you want to put more documents to make one Single MS word Document.

Also Read: How To: Create Fake Screenshot by Editing Web Page Live

If still the issue is not clear watch the video to merge Multiple Doc Files into one.

Same thing had happen to me when I was creating an ebook for one of my client – Bamidele Onibalusi. He didn’t told me that the ebook should be in one single MS Word file so as obvious I had created multiple MS Word documents. Hence, on his request I have been told to combine word documents into one as that would be easier to upload so that incident has inspired me to write this trick on MS Word.

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How To: Remove USB Device Safely When Icon Get Disappear

Looking to safely remove USB device but the icon in system tray got disappeared, no idea what step should be taken next? Without clicking on the icon illusions of data losing or device crashes occurs. Remove USB Device Safely When Icon Get Disappear Getting the icon back is as simple as 123, though, you can get the icon back by doing some quick settings but I’m not going to talk on such geek stuffs. This is for those who need quick result; and that comes with a handy application; named ‘USB Safely Remove’.

It is a USB device manager which saves your time and extends your abilities on active work with flash-drives, portable drives, card readers and other useful gadgets. Once you have installed this USB device manager you no longer need to use windows safe removal tool, also, the icon in system tray will get back to use.

Using the built-in windows safe removal tool it is quite difficult to recognize a needed to stop device. Most devices have the same name – “USB mass storage device“. Also, Windows does not let you hide a device you would not want to stop from the menu. But using USB Safely Remove device manager saves you from these problems and gives you an original and multifunctional stopping menu, by displaying actual device names including icons. Using this menu you can find and stop a device in no time. Check the screenshot displaying actual name of my mobile phone and pen drive.

Remove USB Device Safely When Icon Get Disappear

For those who like to use Keyboard to complete every task, this device comes with few hotkeys. No needs to stop any application, being in any application, press the key “Win+S” and you will see the stop menu. Use the Up\Down Arrow keys to select the device you need and press “Ctrl+B” to view the contents of the device disks or hit enter to stop that same device. Also you can assign a dedicated hotkey to stop a certain device.

Review: I’m using this device since last 20 days now and the experience is quite amazing. I would like to continue using this device so would love to upgrade its free version. You can Download It From Here.

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How To: Create Fake Screenshot by Editing Web Page Live

You might have seen people revealing their income through their blog by capturing the screenshot of its payment structure, did you believe on them in one go, you will say yes as I too got believe when I see these kind of screenshot on peoples’ blog telling they have earned thousands of dollar (I’m not targeting any blogger’s monthly earning report post). Mostly scam sites do it!

Fake Screenshot by Editing Web Page Live

Just check out the amount of money Harsh Agrawal have sent me to redesign his blog’s (shoutmeloud.com) logo, if I say a week back Harsh had got to know about my service and I had impressed him to deal with me for the design of his blog’s logo, will you believe on me? I’m sure you not, just check out the screenshot of my PayPal transaction money received from Harsh Agrawal.

Let me first tell you it’s a fake screenshot created by me to tell you how people scam by revealing their income on websites/pages/blogs. Even you too can create such screenshots by editing web pages live in your browser, I’ll tell you how.

How to Edit Web Page Live:

As you can see the above screenshot was not made by using Adobe Photoshop (though i’m expert in it) but by using a trick. Here you can find the Trick.

Javascript:document.body.contentEditable=’true’; document.designMode=’on’; void 0

This is the code which helps us in editing any web page content from browser itself.
The simplest way to use that code is by bookmarking it (our brain can’t store such things for long) and use whenever you feel you want to edit any webpage to take its screenshot.

Here is the code to edit (click on the link and start editing) any webpage content. You can bookmark it by simply dragging the code to the browser’s bookmark toolbar.

Try clicking on the code link now and by using cursor, edit or delete this article. It’s as simple as even a kid can edit a top blog post to take fake screenshot, but as it’s not permanent you can lose the content you have edited in one refresh. Not that it works in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari.

So next time bewares of the screenshots you check on facebook, it can be real but it can also be fake images created by using this trick.

Hope you have enjoyed reading my article, please tell me about your views in comments and if you like you can share on facebook and twitter!

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Thanks QOT for the inspiration!

How to Optimize Computer’s Light Automatically?

Years ago having vision problem was not so common but since the day people started working on computers their eyes sight become weaker and the problem get so common, I’m not against or blaming computer for the weakness of my eyes but this is a fact.

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Today most of the people work on their respective computer for hours (even I do so) and without having any concern of their eyes they lose their vision power. The hard lights coming from the display of computers makes eyes sight weaker and its cause eye damage.

Introducing, f.lux it helps you give better lighting for your computer so your eyes will not hurt when you read your computer screen at night, this software optimize your computers display light automatically and set it according to your room light for the comfort of your eyes.

  • Download and install the software in your computer, currently it is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Download flux

  • Once you have downloaded it will start working on background, you can find its icon on the taskbar.

Optimize Computers Light usinf flux

  • You can adjust your day and light lightning by these two buttons (see the screenshot).

Optimize Computers Light usinf flux

  • Or set your location by changing your zip code or latitude and longitude and it will work automatically so when the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again.

Optimize Computers Light usinf flux

Review – Since I have installed this software in my computer I feel my eyes are protected. I can use the settings manually and can make the level of light according to the comfort of my eyes. No more pressing the hard buttons of my monitor to adjust the level of light, just my mouse and this software makes the job pretty easy.

A Guide on How to Convert AVI to DVD

How to Convert AVI to DVDKnowing how to convert AVI to DVD files will let you play AVI files on a DVD player. You can then watch them on your TV.

Tools and Materials required:

  • File converter (this guide uses WinAVI Video Converter)
  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • DVD player

Step 1:

Get WinAVI Video Converter from the Net or another program that can convert the files. Most of these programs are shareware, but some are free to download. Follow the instructions on how to install the file. Enter the code and registration name.

Step 2:

Open the program and click the DVD button. This is at the bottom of the window just to the right. When the box opens, look for the AVI file that you want to download.

convert AVI to DVD files

Step 3:

Select the AVI file. If you want to add more files – click the green button and if you want to remove some files – Click the red button. It is also possible to merge several files into one. You can also separate the title on a single DVD. Make all your choices before you convert AVI to DVD. You may continue after making the appropriate choices.

Step 4:

Browse the output folder. Select the output format. The default is for DVD. There is no need to change it. Click OK.

Step 5:

The conversion will now proceed. This may take a while to finish depending on the file size.

convert AVI to DVD files

Step 6:

To burn the DVD you need to click on the button at the bottom left of the screen. When the window opens go to the output folder you just made. Put the DVD label on the right side and click the Burn button that will burn the disc.

  • #Downloading or Buying AVI / DVD Converters

Make sure that the program can convert the files correctly. It must also have all the options you need. As stated earlier, some of these apps are freeware, while others require payment to use. The free programs have basic features, but for casual users they may be sufficient.

If you are serious about editing video, consider buying a dedicated converter it will have more advanced options and features. Before you do so, make sure your computer meets the system specifications.

  • #Tips and Warnings

Read user reviews before you download or buy a program. Some of these apps may have bugs. They may also not be compatible with software that is installed in your system. You should also look at a few programs before deciding what to buy. Many of them are affordable, but that’s no reason to waste money.

The process described on how to convert AVI to DVD is applicable only to WinAVI Video Converter. Other programs will have a different way of converting the files.

 

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Author – Alicia Conrad writes on how to convert AVI to DVD and how to burn a DVD.

4 Tips to Help You Get the Best from Your Wireless Internet

Being able to connect to the internet wirelessly at the comfort of your home using your mobile device or your wireless enabled laptop can be one of the best things to ever happen to the internet. The wireless internet is definitely a great contribution to the future of the internet and something every internet user should leverage to the fullest. This article will be giving you 4 tips to help you get the best from your wireless internet connection.

4 Tips to Help You Get the Best from Your Wireless Internet

Share Your Network with Others

You can easily ensure you are able to get a lot more from your wireless internet connection by sharing your wireless internet with your loved ones. That way they will all be able to avoid paying for different packages and you all can both contribute to getting a faster package for all of you to enjoy.

Another great advantage of sharing your network with others is the comfort it provides. Those you share your wireless internet with can work wherever they want without being tied down to a specific spot.

Connect Multiple Devices

Why try to connect to your wireless network using your laptop alone when you have a lot more devices that can easily make use of your network? There is every probability that you have an iPhone or any smartphone and most smartphones today have wireless internet support. Instead of having to pay your ISP for internet connection for your mobile phone you can easily connect your smartphone to your wireless network and start enjoying your internet browsing.

Build a Super Connected Home without the Wires

Another way you can really enjoy your wireless internet connection is by building a connected home without the need for wires. By this I mean you can easily connect the printers, the scanners and every other devices to the server computer and then enable sharing of printers and files so that everybody using the internet in your home can easily connect to your network and use whatever devices they want to use without the need to buy it on their own.

Improve Your Security Tips

Part of enjoying your wireless internet connection is preparing for its future and that is exactly why it is very important for you to be working hard on improving your security. It will be really frustrating for all your fun to be cut short just because a hacker has been able to infiltrate your network so it is important to ensure you use strong security keys and passwords that you change regularly and that you are careful with who is able to access your network.

 

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Author – Paul who helps people choose the right wireless broadband providers.

How To: Install And Configure COMODO VPN

Comodo VPNComodo Virtual Private Network is a very easy software to use. It has been designed in such a manner as to bring out the same features found in other instant messaging software such as Yahoo Messenger and Skype. Using the interface of Comodo VPN is quite simple and for people who have gotten used to using IM software over the internet, using Comodo VPN should be a walk in the park.

To use Comodo VPN, One Should Use The Following Steps

  1. Download the EasyVPN software from several websites which can be gotten through the use of search engines. Some of the websites that one can use to download this software include easy-vpn.comodo and download.cnet.com.
  2. Once the software has been downloaded, one can then install it on the PC. This can be done through using the run button to install the software.
  3. Once the software has been launched, one can then register with Comodo VPN and follow the activation link through a message sent on ones email to make the account active.
  4. Once the account has been activated, one is almost done and the only thing to do is to log into the account to start using the service. Once logged in, an IM window such as that of Gtalk or Skype comes up.
  5. Once the IM-like window comes up, create a new network by clicking on the networks place and come up with your own username and password. Once this is done, your network is already active and ready to run.
  6. In order to grow your network, it is necessary to invite friends to your network or have friends invite you to their networks. For friends to invite you, they must also have Comodo VPN installed in their computers as the software can only be used by people with it commonly.

Verification as to whether one is connected can be done by clicking on the Networks tab. When this is done, one can see their friends PCs and vice versa and this way, one knows that a connection was established.

 

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Author – Sathishkumar is a Blogger and Internet Marketer from India. He now works for Pixloo, a free
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services company.

How to Burn a DVD Like a Professional

DVDs that are burned at home and are compatible to pay with DVD players are economical. They may be shared with family and friends. If you wish to learn how to burn a DVD like a professional? Why not give a read here and now?

What You Will Need

A computer system with dvd burning software downloaded.  The software that you use will play a pivotal role in determining how professional the resulting DVD will be.

The DVD that you wish to copy along with blank DVDs preferably rewritable.  A CD/DVD compatible printer will also be needed to label the DVD after it has been burned. Since Nero is so common we will use Nero as our software for this tutorial.

Step One – Load The Software

After deciding on the software you will use. Load it to the system. Also load the DVD that you are going to copy. This is usually a simple process since you will be prompted on what to do next by the wizard.

Step Two – Open The Software

Open the Software that you wish to use to burn the DVD . It can usually found on the start menu. If it is hidden then select all programs. It should emerge among the options.  After opening Nero Rom you should close its wizard and all other opened windows. The screen that appears should have ‘Nero-Burning- ROM‘ as its title.

Step Three – Start a New Compilation

You can do this by selecting file on the top menu and then clicking ‘New Compilation. An alternate way to do this is to click on the ‘create new compilation‘ icon. The shortcut ‘Ctrl+N‘ can also be used to start a new compilation. The ‘New Compilation’ window should pop up. On this window look to see if ‘DVD’ is written in the “selection” box the is located in the top left hand side of the page. If it is not there you will have to change it from Cd to DVD. Select ‘DVD-Video‘ as the mode.

Select Your Burn Preferences

Ensure that the correct setting has been selected. Under ‘File/Directory name length’ it should be ‘ISO Level 1 (Max. of 11= 8+3 char ‘while under ‘Character Set’ it should be ‘ISO 9660‘. Make sure that all the other options remain blank before moving on to the next aspect, the ‘label‘ tab. On the label tab you select the title for the DVD. Move to the date tab and keep the settings there.

Step Four – Initiate The Burn Process

The final tab is the burn tab. In this window you have the option of allowing the program to select the burn speed or to select it yourself. After all this is done; you should click ‘new‘ which is located in the top right hand corner of the window.

A new project will automatically be created. It will bear the name that you selected in the label tab. Find the shrunk files on the browser on the right and drag them to the empty Video_TS folder in the left panel. Click on the ‘Burn Disc‘ icon that is found at the top of the page and select ‘write‘ from the options in the top left hand corner. You have now initiated the burn process. Nero will let you know when it is finished.

Step Five- Packaging

Nothing says professional like the appearance of the finished product. Polish your burned DVD by adding a label. Buy DVD labels at a computer supply store. Design the label and print. Attach it to the DVD. For an even more polished look, print the label on the DVD itself. To do this you need a printer that is CD/DVD compatible printer. You could also use the less popular and more outdated method which entails the use of an old-fashioned, press-on disc-labeling kit.

Tips and Warnings

Ensure that you are not infringing on the copyright privileges of the owner when you burn a DVD. Also prepare to use up quite a bit of time when burning DVDs as the process is more lengthy as a ‘do it yourself project’ than it would be if a professional is hired.

Now that you know how to burn a DVD like a professional, don’t hold back. Start making your very own professional quality DVDs today! And let us know your thoughts here on comments.

Author – Belle Mutchler who blogs about burn dvd and free dvd burning software.