We all know that Microsoft has removed Windows Media Center from Windows 8. If you use Windows 8 and want to install Media Center to watch or record live TV, you’ll need to purchase it separately from Microsoft in form of a new “Windows Media Center Pack”.
Once you purchase a license of “Windows Media Center Pack”, you can install Media Center in Windows 8using following tutorial:
Now the good things is that Microsoft is providing an absolutely free license of “Windows Media Center Pack” to Windows 8 users. Its a time limited offer which will expire on January 31, 2013. The license key is valid up to 5 computers.
To get the free license key of “Windows Media Center Pack”, you just need to provide an email ID and Microsoft will send you the free license key on your email ID. Different email IDs can be used to get more than one license key.
2 Days before it was supposed to Skype for Windows 8 has launched although the website still not updated.
MSFT announced earlier that Skype will be available on the 26th but already released ahead of the schedule. Skype is now listed in the Store available for Windows 8 and RT users. If the app isn’t available in your region just yet, it should pop up sometime in the next few hours.
Integration with the People app is included, and Skype runs in the background as you’d expect in Windows 8. This is the second piece of the Skype and Microsoft puzzle, following the release of a Windows Phone client earlier this year. Skype is now building an Xbox version that will likely debut next year.
26th of October of this year is going to be truly amazing. Phenomenal actually. Here are the things that are going to set the technology world rock and roll.
Skype for Windows 8
Updates for Windows Phone 8
…and maybe Microsoft comes with something else in the middle? Who knows. But what is the good news over here that the official Skype Metro Application is coming to Windows 8 on the 26th.
“WE’VE BEEN RELATIVELY QUIET SINCE THE ACQUISITION.”
“For the last six months or so we have been moving people to the Messenger backend,” says Snyder. “The big advantage there is that Skype doesn’t always have to be running. It wakes up when it’s time to deliver a chat message or call etc.” The changes also mean that around 80 percent of all IMs sent on Skype are sent over the new Messenger backend. Skype’s Windows 8 app is the first to take advantage of this new model, with updates coming to iOS and Android later to complete feature parity.
Bill Gates may have stepped down as Microsoft CEO and chief software architect nearly 13 years ago, but that hasn’t stopped him being involved in the software maker’s upcoming releases. In an interview with Microsoft’s Steve Clayton, Gates talks up the future of Windows with touch and tablet experiences, but he recognizes this is a big step for Microsoft.
“THIS IS THE BIG TIME FOR US.”
“People will be pretty amazed about the energy that Microsoft is putting behind this new wave of products, we really saved up in terms of knowing that this was such an important set of innovations,” adding “This is the big time for us.”
“The camera, speech, touch, responsiveness, speed – everything is just awesome in Windows 8” says Gates — hinting that over time Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will grow into a single platform. “Unbelievably great is what Surface is! – I got my Surface RT just recently, I’ve been using it day and night,” says Gates. “It was one of the first ones off the line and I was anxious to get one…it is absolutely incredible.”
Everyone appears to be absolutely in love with the Chrome app for iOS. The first impression of the new iPhone web browser might be that it is perfect, and has got all the features anyone can possibly want. However, that is not the case. Although Chrome is better than Safari in quite a few areas, there are still things that could have been better in Google’s official browser app for iPhone and iPad. If you don’t believe that, and happen to think that nothing can be improved in Chrome, take a look at our post discussing some of the best Chrome-related Cydia tweaks available in the jailbreak store. The Cydia developer community isn’t satisfied with the Chrome app just yet, and the latest tweak released for the enhancement of the browser is named EasyRefresh for Chrome. If you have ever used the Chrome app on your iPhone, you are sure to have noticed that if you want to refresh any page, you have to go to the app’s options menu and tap the button from there. EasyRefresh solves this problem by adding a new refresh button to the address bar, just the way it works in Safari!
Before installing the tweak, go to the Chrome app and take a look at the address bar. It has got nothing except the URL of the page you are currently on. The options menu features the refresh/ stop button at the top of the list. EasyRefresh for Chrome will not disturb this refresh button, it will just copy it to the address bar. The tweak can be downloaded from the BigBoss repo of the Cydia store, where (quite expectedly) it is available as a free download. The whole package is just 13kB in size, and will finish installing in the blink of an eye. After downloading EasyRefresh, launch Chrome again. It is better if you kill the app from the App Switcher tray before re-launching it, but that is not a necessary step. Once the app is up and running, take a look at the address bar, and you will see the newly added refresh button there. While a page is loading, the button will be displayed as a cross icon that can be used to stop loading a page at any time. Other than that, the button is there to let you refresh the page.
Of course, EasyRefresh is just one of the ways you can have an alternative to the stock refresh method in Chrome. The Chromizer tweak (covered in detail in our list post linked in the intro) adds the pull to refresh functionality to Chrome. However, if you are a fan of the address bar refresh button, EasyRefresh is the tweak you need.
Ok, so today I am not in the state of mind to write about anything because I am just stunned by the preview of Microsoft Surface 2.0 tablet. Damn, just watch the trailer by yourselves guys.
Here is the Specifications of the Surace Tablets that run on Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro.
Download the wallpaper pack with amazing wallpapers of the tablet. Really. This surface is worth buying and I will bring it for sure and make an unboxing + review video of it. Promise 😉 /The Download//