What I Like in Office 2013 (and what I don’t)

A preview version of Office 2013 came out a few days ago. Being the intrepid beta / preview / alpha / use at your own risk software aficionado, I obviously had to put it on my main (and only) home laptop which is also currently the home for the Windows 8 Release Preview. The Office 2013 Preview come...
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview – Tasks and Windows

Having used the Win 8 Consumer Preview a lot since yesterday, I wanted to quickly touch upon a couple of things that are not very apparent ( not that much is). Windows 8 has a beautiful way of allowing you to work with two windows at the same time. and a much more useful task manager. First, the window...
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview – First Impression

I installed the Windows 8 Consumer preview last night on my Lenovo G550 laptop. Since I have only 1 laptop to play around with, I have put Win 8 on this sole laptop and will be using it as my primary OS till I have to. I have been playing around with this preview for the last few hours and I have to...
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Get Apps on the Desktop with Pokki

We have all gotten used to apps. We have apps on our phones, on our tablets, on our desktops / laptops and even on our TVs. There is something very comforting in the fact that you are using something designed to do a particular task well. I prefer to use apps even if there is an alternative way to use...
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Use the New Rupee Symbol in Office Applications

The new Rupee symbol was adopted officially by India mid last year. However, it has still not been incorporated into popular office and word processing applications like Office from Microsoft or even in the open source office suites like Libre Office. You still might end up using either INR or Rs. which...
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FTP Natively on Windows 7

In my opinion it is always better for an OS to support additional functionalities natively rather than through third party applications. Microsoft made a big leap in this area with the availability of Security Essentials free with Windows 7. Windows 7 has a lot of these small features that make it very...
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Windows 7 – Microsoft Security Essentials

Lets face it. If you are using Windows, you would be mad to not have a good antivirus installed on your system. That’s what you get when you are using the most widely used OS in the world. The bad guys are out to get you and your data. Yes, you, specifically. When it comes to antivirus software,...
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Androkkid for Windows Mobile

I use a Windows Mobile. To be more specific, I use a Windows Mobile 5 device branded by the now bankrupt i-mate. These days I just tell people that I have an HTC seeing as a lot of the younger folk don’t seem to have heard of i-mate. Coming back to the fact that my i-mate K-JAM runs Windows Mobile...
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Switch from Windows to Linux

If you are considering switching from a Windows only or a Windows & Linux combination desktop, then this article may be of interest to you. I have gone from a Windows only to Windows + Linux to an only Linux laptop in about a year and a half and am now comfortably surviving without Windows at all....
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Opera Mobile 9.7

Since Torch Mobile got bought over by RIM, their mobile browser Iris is no linger being distributed or the older versions updated. This was a browser that I really liked since it was light aand ran quick on my imate KJam. Its ironic that imate has also shut down their operations and now only the brand...
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