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4.5 out of 5

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Windows 8Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP
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ARM 64-bit 32-bit
PROS: Comes with case, small and lightweight, looks good, easy to use, great sound quality and microphone, touch buttons, input via Bluetooth and USB, output via 3.5mm jack
CONS: Quite expensive (although all professional products seem to have a similar price tag).
VERDICT: A modern, simplistic and easy-to-use speaker. The MS version works brilliantly with voice and music plays well too. Although it is relatively expensive, it is certainly worth the price!

Jabra Speak 510

PRICE: £110 / $115

VERSION REVIEWED: Jabra Speak 510 MS (Microsoft-optimised) – Item 7510-109

WEBSITE: Jabra Speak 510

WE HAVE FOUR JABRA SPEAK 510S UP FOR GRABS! PLEASE SEE BELOW.

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Windows DesktopIf you’ve not yet upgraded to Windows 8.1, you can instructions to do so here.

The source of many complaints about Windows 8 manifests itself each time you start your computer: starting with the live tiled interface by default. From my observations, most people utilize this interface mainly to click the “Desktop” icon to return to “normal” Windows. Well, Microsoft heard our cry and have provided a way to boot directly to the desktop in Windows 8.1. To boot to the desktop:

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pdf-converter-feature-1We are pleased to bring you another great giveaway product. If you are in the search of an Adobe Acrobat alternative then look no further. PDF Converter convert PDF documents to Word, Excel, Text, Image, and EPUB formats for easy portability. In addition, an OCR plug-in is available for converting scanned PDF into editable PDF documents.

Head over to the giveaway website: http://www.iskysoft.com/pdf-converter-windows.html

But hurry, there’s not much time

If you’ve created a virtual hard disk for use with a virtual machine (i.e. XP Mode—how to create a virtual machine), you may want to access these files without booting in to the virtual operating system. To access files on a VHD from Windows:

  1. Press Windows Key + R (or click Start > Run), type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter
  2. Click Action > Attach VHD

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  3. Browse to your VHD file and click OK

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When you are finished using the VHD, open Disk Management (step 1), right click the virtual drive and click Detach VHD

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Thanks to John Henderson for the tip.

 

windows81-00If you’re itching to take a tour and try the new features of Windows 8.1, including automatic app updates, booting straight to the desktop, (up to) four app split screen, radio, a health and fitness app, 3D printer support, and more, you can download it now.

Note: If you’re using an English version of Windows, you can only install Windows 8.1 Preview from the Windows Store if your OS base language is English (US)

If you do not have a Windows 8 disc handy, create a Windows 8 USB recovery drive in case anything goes wrong in the upgrade process and you need to recover Windows. To update your installation of Windows 8 to Windows 8.1:
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The unveiling of U.S. data monitoring worries many these days. But even if you are facing the most advanced form of modern computer espionage, there are always ways to keep other eyes away from your data communications. Even if you’re not concerned about what the U.S Government might see you do, there are times or certain information you might want to keep protected.

These days with the extended Internet availability on Computers, Laptops, Tablets, smart-phones etc. your documents and private information is easily at hand all the time. If you are concerned about security you would want to make sure everything you upload to the cloud is secure. But how do you go about that, without sacrificing your day-to-day work?

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4 out of 5
Compatible with
Windows 8Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP
System
ARM 64-bit 32-bit

CloudfoggerPROS: Simple to use. Install it, and forget about it. Works on all your devices making your files secure on every device. Allows for individual cloud folders to be protected.

CONS: It doesn’t opt to encrypt / secure documents or files already uploaded to your cloud-drive.

VERDICT: All in all a great product to automatically secure your online storage. If you want a hassle-free solution to secure your data without sacrificing your day-to-day work – CloudFogger should really be your tool of choice

PRICE: FREE

VERSION REVIEWED: 1.4.2143

WEBSITE: CloudFogger

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