Microsoft has finally released the public version of Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things) edition for the Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard MAX. This special version of Windows 10 is a stripped down (“light edition“) is officially called Windows IoT Core.
If you are a Raspberry Pi 2 or MinnowBoard MAX enthusiast and you are eager to develop for Windows IoT platform, you should visit the official Windows IoT website to download Windows 10 IoT Core ISO file, meant to run on your development board. To work on your projects, along with Windows 10 IoT you also need to download Visual Studio, Software Development Kits and other tools. You will find links to all of them from the official Windows IoT website.
Performing any tasks related to hard disk is a daunting task for majority of computer users. All operating systems are equipped with a built-in disk management software that provides basic functions like creating new partitions or deleting existing ones. Microsoft Windows is no exception here. The flagship operating system by Microsoft comes bundled with a Disk Management function accessible from the Computer Management window. It provides very basic functions like create new partition, delete partition, etc. What if you need to do some advance tasks like splitting an existing partition or resizing one? Truly speaking, not everyone wants to invest money to buy some expensive software that they are going to use very less. How about if we tell about a software which does more than what you want and still is free? Here, we are going to review AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. It’s a freeware hard disk management software for Windows that has some impressive features under its sleeve. Enough of talking, lets dive in to find out how it performs in our tests.
Microsoft has released a new smartphone app titled “Switch to Windows Phone” for Android users. This new application will allow Android users to easily move from Android to Windows Phone platform. The software giant is all set to launch Windows 10 on July 29, 2015. Unlike the desktop version of the operating system, Windows 10 Mobile will not be available for download on July 29. Microsoft wants to first make sure that all apps and services are ready before the mobile version of the operating system is released.
Apple’s new iOS 9 boasts a lot of new features and improvements. If you are following Apple’s keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference, you are already aware about many of them. Apple missed to mention a few features. One of them is the Move to iOS app which allows Android users to easily move to iOS device like iPhone pain-free.
The upcoming iOS 9 is set to launch this fall. It will be offered as a free upgrade to all iOS users who have a supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch device. With Move to iOS app, Apple is making it super easy for Android users to switch to iOS. This feature is not highlighted that much on Apple’s iOS 9 web page at this moment. Its tucked at the bottom of the page, with the description that says that Move to iOS app will allow Android users to “wirelessly switch” to iOS.
LibreOffice is a popular open-source office suite. Started as a fork of OpenOffice, LibreOffice is now considered as one of the best alternative of Microsoft Office productivity suite. The Document Foundation backs LibreOffice with the support of volunteers from around the world. The Document Foundation has recently released LibreOffice Viewer for Android. It compliments the desktop productivity suite and lets you view Open Document files and other proprietary document file formats. Let’s see how good is it as document viewer for Android users.
CCleaner is one of the most popular utility among our readers here at My Technology Guide. CCleaner helps you run your Windows PC smoother and faster. It removes temporary files and useless junks that accumulated in the Windows registry entries. It helps your PC to run smoother and faster like you just got it new. Here’s some good news for CCleaner fans who are testing Windows 10 or are getting ready to get it. You’ll be happy to know that the latest release of CCleaner adds support for Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.
For a long time Windows operating system lacked any proper application manager also known as a package manager. A central hub so you can manage all installed applications, get new ones and keep them updated. Mainly, Linux distributions had some form of a package manager. Apple came up with Mac App Store from where users can buy Mac apps, install them and keep them up to date. Having a package manager always made the job easy. It automatically installs all dependencies in case the operating system missed them. With the introduction of Windows 8, Microsoft came up with Windows Store but it wasn’t that good in managing your desktop apps. It did let users easily manage Modern UI Applications, made to run in the new Modern UI (user interface) only. Filling the gap, many package managers emerged which were developed by enthusiastic developers or companies trying to profit from it. Here, we are going to look into one such package manager that sounds very sweet when anyone hears it, Chocolatey.
The world is progressing towards “everything on cloud” phase, making web browsers the most used application for anyone and everyone. It now doesn’t matter much which platform you are using. Be it Windows, OS X, Linux or cloud based operating system such as Chromium, you always need a web browser to access the Internet. The omnipresent presence of web browsers in our day-to-day life has made it such, we never give it a second thought. Anyone accessed the world-wide web ever is already familiar with web browsers. Popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari etc are not new to anyone. But the world of web browsers is not limited to these few web browsers only. There are hundreds of web browsers available for you to try. In tech language they fall in the “alternative” web browser category. These so-called “alternative web browsers” come loaded with some unique features. And there are concrete reasons too to the question “why use an alternative browser?“.
Web browsers are the window to the open world of Internet. It doesn’t matter which operating system you are using, web browser is your most used application. Today’s cloud centric approach towards everything makes browsers a necessary. That’s one reason cyber-criminals loves your browser so much. They try to manipulate browser settings in many ways. Sometimes, it’s a pesky toolbar that doesn’t go away easily. Sometimes they change browser settings, your browser home page or tabs that redirects you to a malicious website of their choice. Almost all popular web browsers now enhances its functionalities using add-ons or extensions. Be it Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera or Safari, all supports add-ons or extensions. Unwanted and malicious browser add-ons and extensions thus has become a popular way to infect the browser. Although most web browsers comes with a reset button that are supposed to clean up your browser. Most of the time the reset button doesn’t hold well against the hard to get rid of unwanted items or settings. That’s when you need third-party tools like Avast Browser Cleaner to clean up your browser. Now, Google has released its own tool, aptly named “Software Removal Tool” to clean up Chrome web browser.
Hyperlapse is a time-lapse video recording app from the makers of the popular smartphone app and social network Instagram. Instagram app itself supports video recording and sharing. For Instagram, launching another app for video recording and sharing may sound confusing. You don’t have to wonder anymore. We will here clear your confusions about Hyperlapse app. Hyperlapse app is not your boring video recording app, it does more than just recording videos. Hyperlapse app lets you easily create professional looking time-lapse videos without any complex settings or expensive camera. It will record a full video while letting you select the playback speed. You can select playback speed from anywhere between normal playback to twelve times the normal speed. After saving the video, you can share it with your friends on Instagram, Facebook and Vimeo. If you haven’t heard or don’t know what a time-lapse photography or video actually is (see an example video below), visit this page on Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia, the technical term (not the app) Hyperlapse (also Walklapse, Spacelapse, Stop-Motion Time-lapse, Motion Timelapse, Moving Timelapse) is a video post-production technique that improves the appearance of a moving shot by reducing the jitter that results from camera movement during exposure.