Windows 10 Just Around the Corner

Microsoft has recently announced about its upcoming windows 10. The predictions were made for welcoming windows 9 but Microsoft has directly jumped from windows 8.1 to windows 10. Terry Myerson, The Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Operating System Group – said that the Windows 9 name wouldn’t be right according to Microsoft’s internal strategy.White-Wallpaper_Windows_10_HD_2880x1800

The expected release date of windows 10 is just around the corner, i-e, by mid of this year. Via Insider Program, Microsoft will start circulating the Technical Previews build of Windows 10. Well now, let’s get straight to our interest for learning the new features of Microsoft Windows 10.

  • The Inspiring Touch

Microsoft’s Joe Belifore said at a preview:  “We want Windows 7 users to feel like they upgraded from a Toyota Prius to a Tesla, but they don’t need to learn a new way to drive.” Microsoft hasn’t given up on touch with the new OS. It has been designed to appeal experts and beginners alike. Microsoft is of the opinion of supporting the touch users who have continued with windows 8 and ‘evolve’ the touch UI.

  • The Famous Start Menu

Another recognizable change in Windows 10 has been introduced in its famous Start Menu. It fairly looks like the old start menu but upgraded with few changes. It brings some features form Windows 8.1 start screen such as resizable live tiles.

  • Fresh Task View: Switch Between Virtual Desktop

The task switcher has been knocked off.  A new Task View has been familiarized in Windows 10. Users can switch between virtual desktops.  This will enable the new users to use the taskbar rather than switching in other ways.

  • The Snap Assist

Windows 10 welcomes ‘The Snap Assist’, a feature that helps users work out which way is best to snap apps to. Now, you can snap Windows into new screens and tile Windows.

  • The Command Prompt Makes Its Way to the New Era

For those who use Command Prompt are getting luckier with Windows 10. Command prompt will now get Keyboard shortcuts! This means you will be able to paste in your commands.

  • Continum- The smart detector

The most exciting thing that can be found out in Windows 10, The Continum. It is an on-the-fly mode for 2 in 1 devices which automatically changes its mode it detects there is suddenly no keyboard attached. For instance, a back button appears to help you control the desktop if the keyboard is removed.

  • The Universal Window Apps

Windows 10 initiates the new app model –Universal Window apps. This is a new name being given to Metro Apps/Modern apps/ Window store apps. Probably these will work on Windows phone too. Now you can run all devices from phones to servers with windows 10.

  • Improved Options for Business

The Windows 10 has got a lot to offer for business and enterprise. It renders plenty of options including a customized store and protection data. With Windows 10, you will be able to make a smart segmentation of personal and corporate data. If mixed data annoy you, with Windows 10 it won’t be a trouble anymore.

The few top changes have been identified. The overall modifications brought in the Window 10 are exciting and refreshing. The several variations are surely to assist the users for providing an ultimate better experience with Windows.

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Few Back to School Devices You Must Have

There were times when the list of school supplies included notebooks, colours, sketchbooks and more this kind of stuff but today this list is totally transformed. With all the typical school supplies latest electrical gadgets are also becoming essential for all levels of students from primary to college. Tablets, e-readers, Bluetooth keyboards and smart pens have taken place of heavy books, papers and pencils. Below is a list of some amazing back to school gadgets, it may include the one you’ve been looking for yourself.

Livescribe 3 Smartpen

content_sec1_imageTaking down notes is a thing we all have to do in schools and colleges, well it is made much simpler with Livescribe 3 Smartpen. It features a small infrared camera at the tip which captures your handwriting and saves it in the memory. When connected to the tablet it syncs all the notes to Livescribe+ mobile app. It uses Bluetooth technology to par with the devices plus its long lasting battery gives you 14 hours of usage on a single charge. Livescribe 3 Smartpen is compatible with most of the newer Apple devices.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

en-INTL-L-Surface-64GB-i3-4YM-00001-mncoSurface Pro 3 is a perfect device that gives you convenience of a tablet and functionality of a full fledge laptop. It is like a tablet which comes with a click in keyboard or a kickstand keypad. Powered by 4th generation Intel processor it gives you optimum performance in every task. In schools and colleges you mostly need these devices for web browsing whereas its high capacity battery gives you nine hours of web browsing between the charges. Its capability to run Windows 8 and full Microsoft Office Suit it makes it more ideal for a student.

Seagate Portable Drive

downloadOur PCs often crash down which lead to loss of our important data including all presentations and assignment. To save our self from this kind of crisis it is better to keep an external drive which backs up our important documents. Seagate Portable Drive is slime and light so you can easily carry it around plus its 2TB storage capacity is more than enough for storing your files and even your favourite media.

Virtual Keyboard

kbdiamondVirtual keyboard is the latest technology used in institutions these years. Most of the students own tablets so virtual keyboard makes it easier for them to work. It is a keyboard projected by a laser on a flat surface like desk, the advance optic tracks your finger movement and works accordingly. It uses Bluetooth technology for connecting.

MediaShair Hub

RAVPower_FileHubMediaShair Hub is a device that allows you to take your media and important files everywhere with you and enables you to share them with various wireless devices. You can easily plug in any SD card, portable hard drive or USB drive to the media hub and the built in wi-fi will share the content with up to seven devices including laptops, Apple and Android devices. It runs for up to nine hours on a single charge and also serves as a portable power station.

 

 

 

Toshiba WT310 Review

After enjoying tremendous success in Laptop market Toshiba is now planning to rule Tablet market. In past few years Toshiba has launched some great tablets which offer us incredible features in affordable price. Toshiba WT310 is also among those amazing tablets launched by Toshiba. Let’s review it so we can decide whether this tablet is a good option or not.toshiba-tablet-wt310

Toshiba WT310 was designed by keeping business users in mind which makes it a competitor of Windows Surface Pro. It may not succeed in beating the ultra-stylish design of Surface Pro but its features are a good catch.

Design and Features

Toshiba WT31 has a solid built and a robust design which allows users to use it freely without worrying about its damage. Where this solid design has some advantages it also has some disadvantages on the other hand. This design makes it a bit heavier than other tablets of this size and also lacks elegance and modernity. This 825g and 12mm thick tablet features a brace of speakers on board but the volume seems particularly low and the sound quality is also just average.wt310-design-features

Toshiba WT310 can surely satisfy some of the most demanding customers with its connectivity options. It offers us a full-size USB, micro HDMI and headphone jack all on one side. Plus there are options of wireless connectivity as well, including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. You can also get compact docking station that holds the tablet upright and offers additional connections, including two more USB ports, Ethernet, 3.5mm headphone jack and HDMI just for £50.

Screen and Styluswt310-screen-stylus

Toshiba WT310 is equipped with an 11.6-inch screen with a fingerprint-resistant coating. This coating helps in reducing fingerprints but it gives a matt look while robbing its sharpness. Its HD resolution of 1,920×1, 080 pixels deliver vibrant colours and bright images. It also includes an all plastic stylus which elegantly fits in the slot at the side of the tablet. Its this feature makes it a bit superior to other tablets like Surface Pro which still wants you to awkwardly clip the stylus at the side. It also includes handwriting recognition so you can convert your scribbling into clear text.

Processor and Windowswt310-processor-and-windows

Powered by a 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3439Y processor clocked at 1.5GHz Toshiba WT310 gives optimum performance in your everyday tasks. Backed by 4GB of RAM along with 128GB SSD memory it gives you a satisfying speed and responsiveness. It runs Windows 8 pro so you can get more productivity in less time by utilizing some amazing features of this Windows. Microsoft Office comes as standard and there’s a raft of security measures from Intel on board, including Anti-Theft which allows you to shut your lost or stolen tablet remotely.

Camera and Battery

Toshiba WT310 comes equipped with two cameras. A three megapixel camera on back with autofocus and a simple one megapixel webcam on the front. The battery life is also average. With Toshiba WT310 you can enjoy an uninterrupted entertainment for five hours as its battery lives up for almost 5 hours between the charges.

Technology That Will Change PCs of 2015

With cellphones and all other latest devices getting slimmer and more interactive, why should PCs stay behind? The technology that will be used in 2015 will completely transform PCs. Hardware developers took inspiration from gaming consoles, mobile devices and even 3D printers to bring innovation in laptops and desktops. Let’s have a look at the technologies which will be used in future PCs.

Wireless Chargingwireless_charging

Charging has always remained an obstacle in our way of uninterrupted entertainment. But with drastic changes made by latest technology, our problem is also about to be solved. Intel is planning to make wireless chargers. You will just keep a laptop on table and it will start charging. Intel wants to make wireless chargers as common as a Wi-Fi signals, so people can easily find them in cafes restaurants, airports and other such public places. The first laptop with wireless charging is expected to come this year.

Creative Desktopscreative-desktops

Desktop PCs started with a dull white box and now has become a hub of creativity and productivity. Desktop PCs these days include technologies like depth-sensing cameras and 3D printing. In future we will be using devices like HP’s sprout. It looks like a normal all-in-one PC, but packs the latest imaging and collaboration technology. It features a Touch Mat which can be used for dual-purpose as images can be scanned and also manipulated on it. In future PCs will come with virtual keyboards as they will be given more priority over regular keyboards.

Biometric Sensorsbiometric-sensors

By the end of this year, Intel will be introducing a software which will enable users to log on to a website using biometric system. It will be used for two purposes, authentication as biometric authentication is relatively secure and more reliable plus the users will not have to remember dozens of passwords. Apple is already using this technology in authorizing credit card payments and Intel is planning to bring it in PCs.

Interactive Computersinteractive-computers

Computers are expected to become more perceptual and more interactive this year. With a combination of gesture, voice and visual recognition technologies being installed, PCs will change completely. The 2D cameras will be replaced by Intel’s RealSense 3D cameras which will identify objects and be able to measure distance between the objects. PC gaming will also become hands free with camera’s Kinect-like gesture recognition capabilities. Intel is also planning to combine visual, voice and sound input to recognize human moods and reading habits.

Thinner, Faster and Lighterthinner-faster-lighter-laptops

With so many options of laptops, hybrids and tablets, buying a PC is not a simple decision and it would become even more difficult this year. With PCs becoming more flexible, thinner and lighter it will become difficult for you to choose one. Laptops will be introduced with just 15 millimeters thickness and PCs will also offer long lasting battery with new Broadwell and Skylake processors from Intel and Carrizo chips. Applications will become faster with DDR4 memory and Windows 8 will be replaced by Windows 10.

“Cortana”, a new world of artificial intelligence

With the emergence of various technological advancements, the tech devices are for long have a voice recognition facility. But to have an interactive voice recognition feature is something more worthy. With the interactive technology idea emergence, iPhone were equipped with an arterially intelligent assistant that do the task on your smartphone for you with just your orders from your mouth. Siri, an artificial intelligent assistant on phone, gave people a huge more lot of excitement while doing their task on their mobiles.

Cortana

Cortana

Microsoft, with its target to have the same operating system through the tablets, laptops, PCs and the smartphone, took a step in making their operating system features fully in competition with the others. Microsoft present an artificially intelligent assistant like Siri, “cortana”.

Cortana is the new addition in the upcoming windows 10 operating system. The feature list leaked of windows 10 shows the super improvement in this artificial assistant technology. Windows 10 claims to have solved and improves the reported damages that were caused by windows 8. So in windows 10 the artificial assistant feature is added with more enhancement.

With cortana as your artificial assistant you can have all your work done with a word of mouth. You can speak to the cortana to have you set your reminders, take your notes, show the directions to specific place, call someone, make a Skype call, sort out and give you your desired contact, show you all the updates regarding weather and other news.

It not only gives you the task done that you want but also truly gets to know you. It makes the efforts in recording your activity tasks noting your interests and your friend’s selection and helps you with the latest updates regarding this information.

With the reminders and to do list it keeps your back like a real person does. It always make you remind your important tasks your assignments or places you need to be. Not only has this but it also given you an early reminder for early leave due to traffic delays.

With the release of the cortana, siri is somehow not the preference anymore. Once siri was the only talking phone, and soon the title was taken away with the introduction of Google now and Cortana. But there are lots of features which siri is unable to process where cortana takes the lead.

With cortana as your smart phone artificial intelligent assistant, you feel to have more personalized smartphone. There are some of the features that cortana is capable of and is now available in the competitors like Google now and siri. These include traffic situation indication so that you may know that you need to go early for your flight. A contact based notification that allows you to automatically greet your loved ones whenever they call even if you are not on the phone. Cortanna is also credited to have the answers of some tricky and sassy questions such as what is your name. Who created you? Etc.