Most of you would probably have made a switch to the heavily advertised Windows 8 by now. Admittedly, Microsoft’s latest incarnation feels so nice once you get the hang of it. One of Windows 8’s distinctive features is the Start Screen. It’s been both lauded and loathed by users around the globe. And I have personally found it a good move from Redmond. Even though, I like the new Start Screen, I also hate the lack of some customization options. For instance, the OS doesn’t allow swapping Start Screen background with a custom image, which makes me wonder, why would Microsoft not include something this very basic. I have tried a couple of freeware tools to change the background, but none of them really worked for me, until I came across Decor8, a new app from Stardock. Read More
At Google I/O 2012, not only was the world introduced to Nexus 7 - the first ever Android tablet in the Nexus series - but the event also brought with it the announcement of the latest iteration of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. As it turned out, not even the most die-hard Android fanboys had anticipated the goodies that Big G had up their sleeves for the latest version of Android, especially considering that it saw the version number of the OS leap by a mere 0.1 points from its predecessor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, the fact of the matter remains that Jelly Bean is hands down the fastest, smoothest, safest and most user-friendly version of Android to have arrived to date. Ranging from the knowledge-powered Google Now to a better predictive keyboard and expandable notifications to auto adjustable widgets, there are dozens of innovative features in Jelly Bean to look forward to. However, as long as you can manage to go through our detailed post covering the most noteworthy features of Jelly Bean, we won’t be required to repeat them here, since this particular post focuses on the apps and mods that can help you get the taste of Jelly Bean on almost any Android device. Read More
Like previous Windows versions, each user can keep their own personalization settings in Windows 8. That means that everyone can have their own customized desktop with respect to theme settings, screen saver, sounds, desktop background, and other visual styles. Yesterday, we published a tutorial on how to restrict users from accessing internet connection settings property sheet in Windows 8, using the Local Group Policy Editor. The Local Group Policy Editor allows users, with administrative permissions of the system, to specify a wide range of system components usage settings, and put restraints on the amount of control a non-administrative user has on the system. In this post, we will show you how to restrict Users from making changes to the Personalization and Visual Style settings in Windows 8. Read More
Earlier, we showed you how to prevent PC users from accessing Internet Connection Properties dialog, so that they can not change the DHCP settings and DNS server address. Using the built-in Microsoft Management Console snap-in called Local Group Policy Editor, you could define a wide range of system components’ usage constraints to limit users' access to core system settings as well as visual configurations. Like previous Windows versions, Windows 7 lets you prevent PC users from tweaking the default or specified Desktop Personalization settings, including theme settings, screen saver, sounds, desktop background, and other visual styles. This post shows you a simple way of applying user access limits on Personalization and Visual Styles in order to prevent PC users from changing their settings. Read More
Android users looking for an effective way to manage the volume/audio settings of their device need not look any further than Volume Rocker. Sporting a customizable, extremely simple-to-use interface, Volume Rocker offers you with as a many as five (5) different volume presets, each carrying customizable volume/audio levels for your alarms, notifications, calls, media et al. Switching between various presets (audio profiles), too, is quite simple and requires just a simple swipe on a slider to jump from, say, normal to loud mode. Moreover, the app comes packed with multiple themes and displays the currently selected/active volume preset on your notification bar. Read More
ClickLock allows you to highlight or drag without holding down the mouse button. To start using this feature once it is enabled, briefly press the mouse button, and when you want to disable it just simply click the mouse button again. Here the simple steps to enable it in Windows 7.
Note: This guide is for those users who are migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 and are struggling to find Mouse Properties option.Read More