Starting Windows 8 PC in Safe Mode

3 Jun

In earlier versions Windows can be started in Safe Mode by pressing only F8 key while Windows 8 booting up. Since Windows 8 booting process is too fast there is no time to press F8 key at the time of boot.

To tackle this situation here is the simple easy to follow steps to get start your Windows 8 PC in Safe Mode. Here are the steps:

  • Go to the Charms menu
  • Tap on “Change PC Settings” charm then tap on “General”
  • Now go to “Advanced Startup” option and tap on “Restart now”

Wait a while till Choose an Option windows appear.

  • Now tap on “Troubleshoot” then tap on “Advanced Options”
  • Now tap on “Startup Settings” and then tap on “Restart”
  • Now Windows 8 provides you 10 options to for starting the Windows 8.
  • You can choose “Enable Safe Mode” by pressing numeric key “4”

Hooray, you have been successfully start the Windows 8 in Safe Mode.

Watch this video for Live demo:

Copy Command Prompt output to the Windows Clipboard in simple steps

11 Mar

It was never easy to get your CMD line output to the clipboard. But here I share this video that shows you how to transfer the results of your command prompt command to a text file. You can copy these results to Windows clipboard and then paste them to Notepad or WordPad. Here are the steps:

Just write “: clip” at the end the command of which you want to copy the output and hit the enter.

Now open the Notepad or Wordpad and click on paste.

Who likes a laptop that refuses to start anyways?

1 Jan

Sure it is annoying to find that no matter how much you are trying to boot your Sony VAIO laptop, it won’t start up anyways. Rather than banging the laptop against the wall, how about trying out some easy troubleshooting steps to fix the issue? Yes, you can try them out too even if you are a beginner. Our solution steps do not require you to be a geek to try them out; in just a few minutes you should get your VAIO laptop up and going…

Here is what you can do to initiate the process:

  • Press the ‘Power’ button to turn on your laptop. Make sure that the power light is turned on when you turn on your laptop. If it is not turned on, then make sure that adequate power supply is available to your laptop.
  • If your VAIO laptop is plugged in to an AC outlet, ensure that the AC outlet is providing adequate power supply to your system. In order to verify that sufficient power supply is streaming in, plug another electrical device to that AC outlet to check it.
  • If your Sony VAIO laptop is running on battery power or any other external power source, then plug your system into an AC outlet by connecting it through an AC adaptor. Ensure the safety of the power cord and AC adaptor connections.

You can also perform the following checks in order to ensure proper working of your Sony VAIO laptop:

  • Remove primary as well as travel battery packs. Plug your Sony VAIO laptop in to an AC outlet using the AC adaptor. If your system turns on it means that one of your battery packs needs to be replaced.
  • If the battery light is blinking, it means that your battery pack has reached low battery condition. In such a case, plug your laptop in to an AC outlet using the AC adaptor. Allow the battery to charge for some time.
  • Blow air through the fans in to your Sony VAIO laptop and while doing that, just make sure that you physically stop them from spinning. It is necessary to do this to prevent fan from getting damaged.
  • Clean the fans with a clean cotton cloth. Now, if the fans spin freely the moment you give them a spin, it means they are perfectly fine. If you notice any other condition, understand that it is replacement time.
  • Clean the ‘Cooling Vents’ as buildup inside these vents can impede the proper cooling process of the same.
  • Clean I/O Ports by cleaning the debris which might have accumulated in and around these ports.
  • Clean the RAM with a soft rubber, avoiding any contact with the golden edge of the memory stick. While doing this, disconnect your laptop from the power source. You can also use Cooling Chill Mat to help cool the unit.

Each of the above mentioned measures should help you to start your laptop without an issue. If you are still unable to start it, it may mean that you require technical support for VAIO laptop to get down to the root cause of the same. For that you can visit following links:

Official website – http://esupport.sony.com/

Third Party Support Companies – http://supportforsony.iyogi.com/ and http://www.geeksquad.com/

Diff Displays App: Makes Working on Multiple Monitors Easy and Fast

10 Apr

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Use Diff Displays app for minimum distraction and maximum power saving while working on multiple monitors. Change the way you work on multiple monitors by downloading this app

 

 

Justin Ishley‘s insight:

Diff Displays works on the simple method of reducing energy wastage as well as distractions. To do it, this multi-monitor system engages the eye reading mechanism with which it dims the unused monitors and only keeps the one bright in which the user is looking at/reading from. In this way you save on energy as well as reduce unwanted disturbance as well.

Significant points to remember with the Diff Displays app

Each monitor has cameras fitted in them for eye-movement tracking.The dim monitor(s) records all changes and highlights (displays them in bright fonts) them for you when you make them (monitors) active.If you are a Windows user, you can download this app for free and check out right away.

See on www.techgenie.com

Twitter’s Vine made No.1 Spot On Top Free iPhone Apps

9 Apr

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Twitter's Vine in Top Free iPhone Apps

Just Six Months After Being Acquired, Twitter’s Vine Hits #1 Free Spot On Apple’s App Store

Justin Ishley‘s insight:

add your insigTwitter acquired the mini-video-taking app Vine last October before it ever launched, sending everyone into a frenzy about the company getting into the video space.

In late January, Twitter finally launched the app to much applause. Since then, it’s gone from being temporarily removed from the featured section due to an issue over adult content to being used in interesting ways by brands and celebrities.

Today, it all paid off, as it hit the top of the charts for free apps in the U.S., according to co-founder and Creative Director Rus Yusupov:

Hey guys, remember that time we made the No. 1 most popular app in the world? @ckb @dhof @bobby @vineapp twitter.com/rus/status/321…
— Rus Yusupov (@rus) April 8, 2013

Vine: bigger than Batman. twitter.com/bobby/status/3…
— Bobby McKenna (@bobby) April 8, 2013ht…

See on techcrunch.com

BikeSpike Bicycle Tracker – Monitor Your Bike’s Activities

21 Mar

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A new GPS device for bike owners has just launched on Kickstarter, called The BikeSpike. If you’ve ever had your bicycle stolen, you’re…

Justin Ishley‘s insight:

A new GPS device for bike owners has just launched on Kickstarter, called The BikeSpike. bikespikes - bicycle trackerIf you’ve ever had your bicycle stolen, you’re probably familiar with the frustration of losing your two-wheeled mode of transport. A Chicago- based startup is addressing that pain point with a gadget that alerts your smartphone when your bike is tampered with and makes it easy to notify the police.

BikeSpike Features

What does BikeSpike do?

  • Monitor your bike’s location on a map using your phone or computer.
  • Grant temporary access to local law enforcement, helping increase the chances of recovery.
  • Digitally “lock” your bike and receive a notification if your bike moves from it’s geo-fenced location or if someone even tampers with it.
  • Collision detection system can alert key members of your contact list and share the location of an accident.Share your stats (distance, speed, and courses…) with friends, coaches and spectators.
  • Monitor your children and get notified if they ride out of their safe zone.
  • Open API allows developers to create gaming and fitness apps that you can download and use with the device or use the data created from the BikeSpike to integrate with the existing apps you already love.
  • Export a GPX file.PLUS, with the Hacker Pack, you can connect it to a motorcycle or other on- board batteries for a continual charge.


See on vividtimes.com

LovePalz: The Real-Time Virtual Sex Gadget For Long-Distance Couples

20 Mar

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LovePalz

LovePalz, the virtual sex gadget designed for long-distance couples, has finally set a launch date for both its products and Web-based control center.

Justin Ishley‘s insight:

LovePalz, the virtual sex gadget designed for long-distance couples, has finally set a launch date for both its products and Web-based control center. On March 29, you can get your hands (and other parts) on Hera and Zeus, the two devices designed by Taipei-based company Winzz.

The titillating wireless gadget has been generating buzz since announcing pre-orders in September. Winzz says that they received over 5,000 pre-orders within two months, back when the LovePalz set of two devices was available for $94.95 each. Now that the pre-order special has ended, each piece, called the Hera and the Zeus, is available separately for $189. Despite the higher price, Winzz reports that they have sold 1,800 items since February 28.

Lovers can control their LovePalz devices during a cybersex session by using the LovePalz Web site, which also has a mobile version. A spokeswoman told me that the company is still working on launching a LovePalz iOS app, but progress has been delayed because of the App Store’s restrictions on selling adult-themed content.

The Hera resembles a dildo, while the Zeus is like a sleeker, high-tech version of the infamous Fleshlight. (The names are interesting because although ancient Greek deities/husband-and-wife Zeus and Hera were often separated by long distances, that’s because Zeus was off having sex with everyone in the universe besides Hera).

See on techcrunch.com

Why Google redirects Picasa Web Albums to G+ Photos and How to stop it?

6 Mar

Everyone knowPicasa Web Album pic how hard Google is promoting its social networking website Google Plus (G+). Now Google is redirecting http://picasaweb.google.com to Google Plus photos instead of your Picasa albums. Google has already replaced Picasa Web with Google Plus Photos in Google navigation bar in 2011.

Google Navigation Bar pic

How to stop Picasa Links from redirecting to G+ Photos

If you don’t want to redirect to Google Plus photos from your Picasa Album then just type this URL https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1 in your browser address bar. This URL lets you to use the Picasa link http://picasaweb.google.com  and doesn’t redirect you to Google Plus photos.

Google Glass Features: How It Feels through Google Glass –

21 Feb

Google launches a new video of Google Glass that showing its features and what you can do with the help of it. View this video to know more about this wonderful wearable gadget.

Vertu launches its first Android smartphone “Vertu Ti”

18 Feb

This stylish smartphone is launched by Vertu who is the leading maker of luxury phones. You will be surprised to know the cost of this smartphone as Android is a free operating system. Vertu Ti is the first Android smartphone of Vertu with a cost of US $9,600. Vertu Ti handmade from 184 parts in England by a single craftsman, every Vertu Ti is signed by the craftsman.

Technical Specifications of Vertu Ti

  1.  it runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich,
  2. it has 1.7GHz of processing power,
  3. it has 1,250mAh battery with 72 hr talk time and 200 hr stand-by,
  4. it has 3.7 inch scratch proof sapphire crystal screen with 800 x 480 display,
  5. it has 8 megapixel rear camera with twin LED flash light and auto focus,
  6. it has 1.3 megapixel front camera,
  7. it has 1GB RAM and 64GB internal memory,
  8. it has Wi-Fi hotspot (tethering and portable hotspot)

Vertu Ti Colors and Cost

This beautiful smartphone will be available in four colors Titanium black leather (USD $9,600), Titanium pure black (USD $11,500), Titanium black alligator (USD $12,800) and black PVD Titanium red gold mixed metals (USD $19,900).

Where to Buy – To buy this phone visit http://www.vertu.com/en/help-and-support/contact-vertu/where-to-buy.aspx

By Justin Ishley

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