I purchsed the same i sep 2013, since November this year i have fond that the pre-installed windows 8 was giving authentication error asking me to activate the windows. while I had already authenticated earlier this was strange when windows failed to recognise my operating system.
I called up samsung service number, who immediately refered me to check with microsoft. The microsoft team was extremely... Read more →
One of the benefits of computing is being able to take everyday tasks and making them simpler to accomplish. Over the years what we can do has gotten more and more powerful while also getting quite easy. It seems like an eternity ago I remember reading everyone going nuts over Quicksilver [http://qsapp.com]. Which since has been replaced by Alfred [http://www.alfredapp.com] or LaunchBar [http://www.obdev.at/products/launchbar/index.html ] as the go-to Spotlight... Read more →
With OS X, the App Store has provided an easy way to keep track of updates to various applications and make sure you're always running the latest and greatest software.
However, not all the apps on my computer have been purchased through the App Store. And this obviously doesn't help with Windows applications. There are a number of third party applications that have their own update modules -- but these don't generally run unless you open up the app. So, if there's... Read more →
The post got me thinking a bit about some of the apps I continue to use throughout my time using computers. Shockingly the list isn't as long as... Read more →
It's been a long run, but Windows XP has finally reached its end of life. As of April 8th Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, meaning no more security updates and support. XP was, and still is, one of Microsoft's most successful operating systems with many fans holding out on upgrading. Looking through our user reviews you can see how much some of our users loved the OS.
Trewyy: "Windows XP is still the best OS to date."
ParasValecha: "A beast of an OS... Read more →
My favorites sites of late are the following:
The Sweet Setup (http://thesweetsetup.com/) -- this is a site started by Shawn Blanc where the focus is to pick the best... Read more →
Something that I have been trying to get into more is logging daily activities, work related duties, photos and just general journaling. This has become far easier thanks to smartphones and there is no shortage of tools to make this possible. I have a few different ones that I use to accomplish specific tasks, but I'm always open to hear how other people go about handling their daily journaling.
- Daily Journal - I can't speak highly enough of DayOne and everything it...
So, here I am in month two of my project to tackle my backlog of unplayed or unfinished video games. If you're just joining us, here's last month's post: http://www.engadget.com/discuss/operation-finish-all-the-games-december-2013-1myy/
But, a quick recap of the rules:
- Beat or finish one game a month. To "beat" means to undertake the actions that usually end the basic story and prompt a credits scroll.
- Only story sequences count, no...
Due to some certain reasons when Outlook users switch from old edition to the new edition i.e. Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013 then, oftentimes after adding up old PST to new Outlook account may not explore expected results. As when users open the PST into Outlook 2010 then, an error comes instantly... Read more →
I've made resolutions in the past to clear it out, usually to very little success. But backlogs in themselves are not insurmountable—I've managed to cut down my backlog of unread books, unread comics, and unwatched TV shows.... Read more →
I am in desperate need of a Lightweight Windows tablet that is tough enough to survive being used as a communication device by a five year old child (I'm talking seriously tough, we have been through all the supposed 'rugged' iPad cases with many not even lasting a day). The tablet will be dropped repeatedly due to the child's startle reflex, seizures, and motor difficulties. I am happy to fashion a case but the tablet itself needs to be powerful enough to run this program... Read more →
I plan to upgrade my desktop in the coming weeks. The biggest annoyance is reactivating Windows because of hardware changes. What is the safest way to go about it? Any suggestions?
-My budget is 400-500 for a strict tablet, and up to 900 for a full windows device.
-My device uses include Netflix (while in bed), Copious amounts of YouTube, Microsoft Word, Streaming media to a smart TV using... Read more →
We were having an interesting discussion in the office today about OS X Mavericks. Some people felt that Mavericks (along with Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard) seemed more like point releases than significantly new operating systems. (i.e., a simple update intended to fix bugs rather than add significant new features.)
A second example was mentioned with regard to iOS. iOS 7 has been the first new coat of paint in a long time. Prior to that, iOS 6, 5, 4, etc,... Read more →
However, on PCs, things are a bit... Read more →