Windows 8 New Shortcut Keys

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out and with it comes a host of new keyboard shortcuts to help navigate across the new Metro UI. Here’s a short list of the shortcut keys introduced with Windows 8. Shortcut keys Description Windows key Brings up the Metro start screen. You can start typing to search for anContinue reading “Windows 8 New Shortcut Keys”

Windows 8 Consumer Preview aka Beta is out

Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows 8 Consumer Preview aka the beta version of Windows 8. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available worldwide for download in English, French, German, Japanese and simplified Chinese languages. More information about Windows 8 and how to download the Consumer Preview is available at http://preview.windows.com. The ISO filesContinue reading “Windows 8 Consumer Preview aka Beta is out”

Restore Opera address field drop down arrow

Since version 11.50 Opera decided to hide the arrow in the address field drop down by default. So if you need to access the address list you will have to first set focus to the address bar and the pressing the down arrow key. But if you would like the address field drop down arrowContinue reading “Restore Opera address field drop down arrow”

System Requirements: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview

In my previous post Setup: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview, as pointed out by Ganesh I didn’t mention the system requirements for Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview. So here it is: Component Requirement Computer and processor 500 MHz processor or higher Memory 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher Hard disk 2 gigabytesContinue reading “System Requirements: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview”

Setup: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview

As mentioned in the previous post, I am testing the 64-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview, so here’s how the install process went. The installer for Office 2010 Professional x64 is 598 MB and contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access. There is a separate installer for Visio (342 MB), InfoPathContinue reading “Setup: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Technical Preview”

Tasks: the first graduate of Gmail Labs

Google has just graduated Tasks out of Gmail Labs, a nifty feature to keep track of your to do list. Tasks is a Gmail feature designed to help you keep track of the things you need to do. You can create lists of items, set due dates and notes, and even add Gmail messages directlyContinue reading “Tasks: the first graduate of Gmail Labs”

Official Tester: Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview

Yesterday morning when I checked my mails I was pleasantly surprised to see an email from Microsoft, stating that my request to be an Office 2010 Beta tester had been accepted. Yes, surprised because the news of it being previewed to the audience was already out on Monday, and so I had thought that IContinue reading “Official Tester: Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview”

New bike: Bajaj XCD 135 DTS-Si

Yahoo!, we have a new bike, Bajaj XCD 135 DTS-Si, and right now I’m feeling on of the top of the world. The bike with its stunning design, especially the classy rear twin LED tail lamp, a spec-sheet full of goodies:5 speed gear box, digital instrument cluster with analogue tachometer, front disc brake, alloy wheels,Continue reading “New bike: Bajaj XCD 135 DTS-Si”

VLC 1.0 Released

VLC Media Player, the media player that plays all the media files out of the box has just reached a great milestone of version 1.0.0. So here’s small quick list of changes Live recording Instant pausing and frame-by-frame support Finer speed controls New HD codecs (AES3, Dolby Digital Plus, TrueHD, Blu-Ray Linear PCM, Real VideoContinue reading “VLC 1.0 Released”

I’m back – My first post in 545 days

Its now officially 545 days since my last blog post and I know I should be crucified for not blogging. But well now hopefully I’m back and should start blogging regularly. I have given my Final Year B.Sc. (I.T.) exam (results awaited) and my PG course in Advance Software Technology only starts on 10-August-2009, soContinue reading “I’m back – My first post in 545 days”