Tag Archives: Windows 8

How to Add Classic Start Menu in Windows 8

First time user of Windows 8 finds surprised and totally lost with the missing Start Menu button in windows start screen. Like myself, I had a hard time navigating the programs and applications  I want to launch when I started using the new operating system. I admit, I got frustrated with Microsoft for dropping this very useful feature of windows.

A lot of us are still missing the Start Menu function and wish to have it back. The longing  led me to some exploration on how to add back this function into my windows 8 and I have learned and discovered the following program that brought back the feelings of using the old windows start menu function.

IFA 2013 Wrap Up: Asian Firms Lead The Way

To wrap up the recently concluded IFA 2013 in Berlin, Germany, it was apparent that Asian firms lead the way in the battle for consumer electronics dominance. Various new technologies spanning from smartphones, smartwatches, ultrabooks, smartTVs and more were showcased for over five days.

Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, LG and Lenovo were among the companies who show off their own products which will be available in the next few weeks.Yeah, its just about the right time  for the holiday season spending spree.

How Do I Close An App in windows 8

The Windows 8 has a windows app interface that is very much like the app interface of the smartphones. You can slide the apps and once you click on it, it will show up in full view of your computer screen. It’s a nice looking interface running in your computer desktop.

However, there’s one problem that a new user will struggle with when they try to close the windows apps. Windows users are used to see the X button to close every window. In windows 8 apps, this feature is not available. So how does a user close a windows app in windows 8?

Here’s how to do it:

How to enable Telnet in Windows 8

Telnet is a network protocol that allows a user on one computer to log on to another computer or network devices such as routers that is part of the same network. This protocol uses TCP/IP to connect to remote computer or network devices. It is a tool also to check if you can connect browsing problems that you might encounter in some websites. On the Web, HTTP and FTP protocols allow you to request specific files from remote computers, but not to actually be logged on as a user of that computer. With Telnet, you log on as a regular user with whatever privileges you may have been granted to the specific application and data on that computer.

In Windows 8, Telnet is by default disabled for some security reason. So how do we enable Telnet then?  Below is a step by step on how to do this.

Leap Motion Controller Like Kinect In 3D Motion Control Technology

Released last  July 22, 2013, Leap Motion Controller is a small, lightweight device that allows control of computers with the movement of your fingers. Yes it is almost like what you’ve seen in futuristic movie Minority Report starring Tom Cruise. An elegant  replacement to the mouse  or an alternative to touchscreen, you can navigate a website, draw with high-precision, play games and much more.

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This is not really a new breakthrough we have seen. 3D Motion Control Technology has been awhile like what we have enjoyed in Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360. However, Leap Motion Controller has expanded to more than just mere entertainment. These are the device’s new offering :