Nokia has officially confirmed that it will use Microsoft’s new mobile OS Windows Phone 7, in what it calls as the third ecosystem, Windows Phone 7 will be one of the primary platforms for Nokia.
Windows Phone 7 will bring a range of things to Nokia smartphones, as well as the Windows Phone 7 OS we will also see Microsoft brands like Bing, Xbox, Microsoft Office, on Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices.
This post may be a bit more nostalgic than useful, but it does answer a question that I’m sure that many new computer users have wondered at one time or another. When you buy a brand new PC, you’ll notice that C:, your primary disk drive, is always the first letter listed under your Computer. Your DVD/Blu-Ray is probably next, as D:, and then following that are any peripherals you add such as external drives or memory slots. Yet, the letters A: and B: are never used. Let’s look at why! Continue reading
Microsoft has competed construction on its new modular “cloud farm” data center in Quincy, Washington. The design of the next-generation facility is driven by Microsoft’s use of data center containers that come packed with up to 2,000 servers. These containers, known as IT-PACs (for pre-assembled components) can be deployed faster and cheaper than traditional raised floor data center space. The modular design helped Microsoft complete the initial deployment in Quincy in just eight months. Here’s a closer look at the modular data center technology being deployed in the new Quincy facility. Continue reading
If you use a laptop or you tend to shutdown your computer when it’s not in use, then you’ve probably missed out on a at least a few virus definitions updates from Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). The problem lies in that MSE is designed to only update once every 24 hours, and if your computer is not powered on, or is not connected to the internet at the time, it will simply pass you by. But, we can fix all of that by setting up a simple task rule in Windows; this works similar to the tutorial for fixing the Java update program.
Step 1 – Open Task Scheduler
In the Start Menu, Search for task scheduler and Press Enter.
Internet Explorer is at 57.1%, Mozilla Firefox has kept most of its users, while Google Chrome continues to grow its market share.
According to data by NetApplications, quoted by ConceivablyTech, Internet Explorer has experienced its biggest market share decrease of the last two years in December 2010 – 1.4 percentage points. Continue reading
If you’ve been looking through Task Manager you’ve likely seen a process running called wmpnetwk.exe. This executable isn’t a virus, in fact, it is made by Microsoft and is automatically there on most operating systems. However, this process is taking up precious system resources, so for those of us who don’t need it, why not shut it down? Let’s take a closer look and examine wmpnetwk.exe so you can decide if you need it or if it’s just a waste of resources.
What exactly is wmpnetwk.exe?
When Microsoft introduced Windows Media Player 10, they also introduced network media sharing. The process then lingered on and is included with Windows Media Center as well. This feature includes sharing videos and music to your Xbox 360, other computers, and some mobile devices. But, none of the network sharing will work without something to host it. This where wmpnetwk.exe comes in, it literally is the service that “shares Windows Media Player libraries to other networked players sand media devices using Universal Plug and Play.” The only downside is that the process runs 24/7 regardless of if you are actually using it, and in doing so uses up a chunk of system resources. Continue reading
ImageUSB is utterly useful for users who write images to USBs on regular basis. ImageUSB is developed on a different concept than XBoot but keeping the very same users in mind. It enables you to write an image file to multiple USB flash drives simultaneously, so you wont need to wait until writing process on one USB gets completed, just plug-in USBs to write data on all of them at once.
Additionally, it allows you to not only write data to flash drive but image can be created from USB onto multiple flash drives as well. These modes can be selected prior to starting the writing process. As of now, it is only capable to write and create BIN files. According to the developer, support for other eminent image formats will be added in forthcoming releases.
Application usage is simple, first you need to plug-in USB drives which are to be written, it is recommended to use pre-formatted disc because it will cleanup all the existing data without any prompt. Once flash drives are listed, specify the mode – Write to UFD (USB Flash Drive) or Create from UFD followed by the location where BIN file is residing. Now Click Write to UDF button to begin the process.
Since writing data manually on more than one USB drives is a tedious job to go by, having an application like ImageUSB will prove to be one real time-saver. It supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Testing was done on Window 7 x64 system.
Microsoft says its next generation video game console is backed by a half-billion dollar ad campaign and packs in technology ripped from the fantasy world of Minority Report. It’s also already sitting in more than 40 million living rooms.
It’s not a new version of Microsoft’s Xbox, but the five-year-old Xbox 360 paired with an all-new camera the Redmond giant has dubbed Kinect. Continue reading
We’ve complied this stupendous lineup of 360 controller mods for your hacking pleasure including LEDs, rapid fire, tilt control, paint jobs, keypads, and oh so much more. Did you enjoy this insanely awesome article Do you love hacking? Continue reading