Microsoft’s Windows 8 Pro Upgrade offer for general users expired on January 31, 2013, Windows 8 Pro now retails for $199.99. Microsoft has announced a new promotion exclusively for students across 50 countries. The Windows 8 student offer, through which students in the U.S. and in 49 additional countries can purchase Windows 8 Pro upgrade license for $69.99. Windows 8 student offer will be available in the U.S. from February 1st, and by March 19th, the offer will be available in the rest of 49 countries. Students in the U.S. can get the Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition online via the Microsoft Store for just $69.99. The price may vary slightly across other countries. [Read more...]
If you are using Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 or Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 on your Windows 8 system, you may be excited to know about Kaspersky Now. Kaspersky Now is a free Windows 8 app developed by Kaspersky to keep its customers up to date with the latest security news, threat alerts and expert views. Other than keeping you up to date with the latest happenings, it will also let you do common tasks like quickly see your computer’s security status, scan your computer with KIS 2013 or KAV 2013, update KIS 2013 or KAV 2013 database, etc without leaving Windows 8 Modern UI. You can also renew the license for the two security software products. [Read more...]
Microsoft has limited which domains can load Flash contents on Internet Explorer 10 running on Windows RT or Windows 8. The list of domains are actually saved in a “whitelist” in Internet Explorer 10, which tells the browser if the domain you are visiting is allowed to run the plugin or not.
If you are running Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, then this is not a big issue. You can simply run IE 10 in Desktop mode to overcome the limitation or you can run any alternative browser like Chrome or Firefox, to run Flash on all websites. But, if you are running IE 10 in the new Windows 8 user interface (Metro/Modern UI) or have a Windows tablet with RT (as the Surface, or Asus), where there are no alternative browsers available, only whitelisted domains are allowed to run Flash content.
There are two ways to enable Flash for any website in Internet Explorer 10 Metro Browser running on Windows RT or Windows 8. You can manually edit the “whitelist” file,
iecompatdata.xml or use the Windows RT Whitelist Flash Tool to whitelist flash domains. [Read more...]
Are you a music-freak? Here comes a new app that stores and satisfies your soul with music for your different moods. You know one thing, from morning till night you are always in different moods and in another day you are in a different mood but music helps you re-energize yourself easily. What about if you could listen to music according to your different moods without creating custom playlists?? With Smart Music app for Windows 8 you can do the same; its built-in player enables you to stream the right song directly on to your Windows 8 computer device and thus helps you re-energize yourself without the hassle of creating playlists. [Read more...]
Happy Holidays! As holidays have started, Microsoft has created a special category in the Windows Store called “Great offers on apps.” From this special category, you can buy some of the best apps for Windows 8 at special prices, you can even get premium Windows apps or games for free.
The description of the “Great offers on apps” reads, ”Check out these offers and save some money. You’ll find great apps, subscriptions and premium services for a reduce price or, in some cases, for free! The fine print: offers valid through January 31, 2013 (while supplies last), in the Windows Store, in the United States only and made available by the app publishers, not Microsoft.” [Read more...]