Windows 8

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Windows 8 : Windows 8 is fast compare to Windows 7. Windows 8 comes in different versions like basic, professional, enterprise and RT. RT is for the tablets. In Windows 8 the Start screen replaces the Start menu and has Live Tiles, shortcuts, built-in search and its own applications. There is no start button in Windows 8 . Microsoft is going to release update version 8.1 later this year code named “blue”. This version will be going to sort out many difficulties being faced by the current users. The new version will have a ‘start tip’ which functions like a  start button in Windows 7.

In Windows 8 ,if you know the correct keyboard shortcuts, you can work faster and more efficiently.

1. Windows Key + C: Displays Charms menu.

2. Windows Key + X: Brings up a menu of advanced system options, including Windows Control Panel, Command Prompt, Task Manager and File Explorer.

3. Windows Key + I: Displays the Settings menu for the current app. For example, if you’re in Internet Explorer 10, this key shows Internet options. If you’re on the Start menu, it shows general OS settings.

4. Windows Key + Q: Brings up the apps search menu that allows you to search your list of installed programs.

5. Windows Key + D: Activates desktop mode.

6. Windows Key + Tab: Brings up the Task Switcher and toggles between Windows 8-style apps.

7. Windows Key + H: Brings up Share menu for the current app. For example, hitting Windows Key + H in Bing Maps, lets you email or share map information on social networks.

8. Windows Key + M: Opens desktop mode and minimizes all windows.

9. Windows Key + W: Opens universal search menu and sets it to search settings.

10. Windows Key + F: Opens universal search menu and sets it to search files.

11. Windows Key + R: Opens Run menu where you can launch programs by typing in their executable file names.

12. Windows Key + E: Opens File Explorer to the “My Computer” view which shows all your drives.

13. Windows Key +Number Key (1-9): Switch to desktop mode and make the Nth application on the task bar active where N is the number key you hit and 1 is the furthest taskbar icon to the left.

14. Windows Key + . (period key): Docks the current Windows 8-style application to the right or left, depending on how many times you hit it.

15. Windows Key + Z: Brings up app menu, which shows contextual options for the active app.

iPhone 5

 The thinnest, lightest, fastest iPhone. It is just 7.6 millimeters thin. iPhone 5 is 18 per cent thinner (7.6 mm), 20 per cent lighter (112 grams) than the iPhone 4S. The width of iPhone 5 is same like 4S and the height is slightly more than 4S. It has a bigger 4-inch Retina Display and the wireless connectivity is ultrafast . The phone also has a bigger battery, which  will last for 10 hours on WiFi and 8 on 4G. The phone also has an 8-megapixel iSight camera, which can click panorama pictures. It will be available in two colours, black and white.

Blu-ray Disc

 

Blu-ray Disc is the name of the new optical disc format developed jointly by Blu-ray Disc Association(BDA) and a group of media manufacturers. The Blu-ray Disc can store more than 5 times of the normal DVDs. It can store 25GB on a single layer disc and 50 GB on a dual-layer disc. The Blu-ray Disc can store video of over 9 hours of high-definition (HD) video on a 50GB disc.If it is standard definition video(SD) it can store upto 23 hours video on a 50GB disc.Blu-ray uses Blue-violet laser whereas traditional DVD uses red laser to read and write.

The advantage in using Blu-ray Disc is HD video. In fact HD offers 5 times the amount of detail compared to SD format which means incredibly sharp pictures.