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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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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skypeLogo You know the drill. You finally decide it’s time to clean up the cluttered contact list in Skype. Too late you realize that you’ve deleted some important contacts. Problem is you can’t remember their screen name, nor their email and you’re even unsure as how they spell their name. Sounds familiar ?

By default, Skype will store your chat log (unless you tell it not to). So the first thing you should try, is to look in the log file (You find it under the Recent tab). It’s really easy – unless of course you have deleted all the logs as well!

Then what ?Do you have to yield to defeat ? No, not just yet – There is a way… It’s a tedious task, BUT there’s a way.

 

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You can turn your laptop equipped with Microsoft Windows 8 into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

There are three ways to do this on your laptop. One of them requires that you delve into the command prompt, a task many feel unwilling or unprepared to handle. If you are one of these people, there’s still a way to make your laptop a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Windows 7 Hotspot instructions

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Zoolz LogoIn the past few years, the cloud backup services have become very popular. The main reason of their popularity is their versatile use across many platforms, devices and networks as well as the ability to access your cloud data from anywhere in the world. Now Zoolz has come up as a new player in this field and they are offering 100GB of free storage for the first 1 million users who sign up with them. Zoolz is a cloud backup storage service for all your requirements. You can use it to store your pictures, videos, music, documents and everything else that’s filling your computer’s hard disk. Unlike any other cloud service, they offer the full backup of your hard disks, externals drives and network drives.
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ISO disk images are the industry standard when it comes to the optical disk images. Most of the Linux variations line Ubuntu, Mint, Debian etc. are distributed in form of downloadable ISO images. Typically you have to download the ISO files and then use a software like ImgBurn to burn these disk images to a blank CD or DVD. But why waste your blank optical media when you can view and use the ISO images right inside Windows without having to write then on the media. The freeware software DVDFab Virtual Drive lets you load ISO images into Windows and use them like real disk drives. It supports loading of CD/DVD and BlueRay ISO images. Read more…