Windows 8 no longer comes with Windows Media Center. To get it, you’ll need to purchase both the Pro Pack and Media Center Pack upgrades from Microsoft for a total of $110. Consider using a free, Linux-based media center system instead.
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This week’s edition of WIG is filled with news link coverage on topics such as Microsoft has confirmed that ‘Blue’ will be free for existing Windows 8 users, Firefox 21 has added support for new services via its Social API, malicious Chrome and Firefox extensions that hijack Facebook profiles have been found, and more.
Last year we shared a beautiful collection of Earth view wallpapers with you and today we are back with more. Send your desktop into near-Earth orbit with the second in our series of ‘Views of Earth’ Wallpaper collections.
Did you know that there has been an ‘uninterrupted’ human presence in space ever since November of 2001? That is rather awesome when you think about it, but all of the people who have spent time in space were born and grew up on Earth. What would things be like for a person who was conceived and born in space though? Vsauce discusses the impact this would have on human physiology in this terrific video.
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One the things that really irritates me about Outlook is that when you click reply it doesn’t close the original message. Here’s how to change that. Make Outlook 2013 Close the Original Message When You Reply To a Mail The first thing you need to do is click on File to enter backstage view. Then [...]
If you are a Raspberry Pi enthusiast, then you are going to love this latest bit of news. Camera boards are now available to add to your favorite Raspberry Pi device and we have the links you need to learn more about the latest bit of hardware goodness as well as where to buy the new boards.
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Windows 8 ships with a built-in SkyDrive app however it doesn’t allow you to add files to your SkyDrive account. For that we have the Desktop SkyDrive app which has a handy selective sync feature as well. Note: We will assume that you have the desktop SkyDrive installed. How to Selectively Sync Folders From Your [...]
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The Metro Bing app makes it really easy to search the internet, unfortunately it also filters its results by default. Here is how to change that. Change Your Safe Search Preference in the Metro Bing App The first thing you will need to do is switch over to the Start Screen and launch the Bing [...]
Google’s once-a-year developer conference began just a short while ago and we have the links you need to watch the event live as well as watching recorded talks you may have missed. So grab your favorite refreshments, sit back, and enjoy all the Google goodness!
Making the most efficient use of the free storage space provided by Google has been a quirky business at times. Perhaps you are a ‘heavy’ user of Google Drive and Google+ Photos, but have lots of space left in Gmail and wish you could trade that storage space out. Consider your wish granted! Google is in the process of merging all storage space across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+ Photos into one unified and shared storage space that you can use as best suits your needs.
Thanks to NASA’s Landsat satellites and Google’s new Earth Engine we are now able to view the long term impact humans are having on our planet. Whether it is the expansion and development of current cities, deforestation in the Amazon, or other human activities, you may be surprised or downright shocked at the difference 25+ years has made.