Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 will be launching soon with many new features and it will also be faster than Office 2007.

Introduction to Office 2010

Introduction to Office 2010 Mobile

Screencast of Office 2010

Google Music Search

Google has announced that Google Music Search is officially “rolling out.” This new feature will allow users to hear song previews and easily obtain artist and album information, and it is expected to be accessible to users across the U.S. soon.

Google Music Search
Google Music Search

According to Google:

Of course, this is just a first step toward making search more musical. There’s a lot of music out there in the world, and in some instances, we may not return links to the song you’re looking for. But by combining the strength of Google’s search algorithms with our music search partners’ efforts to increase the comprehensiveness of their music content, we’re on track to answer more of your rhymes with the right rhythms.

Read more at:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/making-search-more-musical.html

Fix Windows XP Errors with XP Quick Fix

Virus or Trojan attacks disable task manager, registry editor, run dialog box or send to context menu. Any user who has been running computer regularly can give list of such windows registry errors. There are over 32 such problems/errors that we come across again and again.

XP Quick Fix is a portable, small and fast utility which solves these problems (including command line utility) thus a must have on your computer!

Using XP Quick Fix is very simple to use, just run it, and click on the button with the relevant fix. Clicking a fix button is safe and will not harm even a proper configured computer!

XP Quick Fix
XP Quick Fix

Following are common fixes present in XP Quick Fix tool:

  • Enable Task Manager
  • Enable Registry Editor
  • Stop “My Documents” open at startup
  • Enable Folder Options
  • Restore missing Run dialog box
  • Enable Command Prompt
  • Restore “My Computer” properties
  • Restore Device Manager
  • Fix delay in opening Explorer
  • Restore grayed Explorer and Taskbar toolbars
  • Restore “My Documents” properties
  • Remove OEM splash and wallpaper
  • Restore My Network Places to Desktop
  • Enable Recovery Console
  • Restore grayed file associations
  • Fix right-click error
  • Fix slow network file/shared/remote
  • Restore Network icon to system tray
  • Fix slow hotkeys
  • Fix CD/DVD drive is missing or not recognized
  • Fix CD auto play
  • Restore “Send To” context menu item
  • Restore the native ZIP file integration
  • Fix error 1606 couldn’t access network location
  • Error when trying to access Add or Remove Program and Features program

Note: This program works great on Windows XP but some of the fixes may work on Windows 7 and Vista.

We recommend this portable utility, try it.

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Google Wave

Google recently previewed “Wave” a Social collaboration and communication service. The service seems to combine Gmail and Google Docs into an interesting free-form workspace that could be used to write documents collaboratively, plan events, play games or discuss recent news.

Communication and Collaboration
Communication and Collaboration

“In Google Wave you create a wave and add people to it. Everyone on your wave can use richly formatted text, photos, gadgets, and even feeds from other sources on the web. They can insert a reply or edit the wave directly. It’s concurrent rich-text editing, where you see on your screen nearly instantly what your fellow collaborators are typing in your wave. That means Google Wave is just as well suited for quick messages as for persistent content — it allows for both collaboration and communication. You can also use “playback” to rewind the wave to see how it evolved.”

Google Wave
Google Wave

Final Version of Internet Explorer 8

IE8Microsoft released the final version of Internet Explorer 8 last week on 19th March to continue the web browser war. This latest version brings a number of new user-friendly features, intended to make browsing the internet more convenient, fast and secure. Internet Explorer 8 is also the latest challenge to its main rival, Mozilla Firefox for the quest of web browser battle.

Internet Explorer 8 is now available in 25 languages for Windows Vista, XP and Windows Server. However, Internet Explorer 8 won’t be available for the Mac.

Microsoft says IE8 beats other top browsers in page-load time on almost 50 percent of the top 25 comScore Web sites. Microsoft also pointed to some new features to help consumers save time, including accelerators, Web slices, and visual search suggestions. Accelerators are built-in tools to let user translate text, search or handle mapping inside through window inside the working browser window. Web Slices let users put a small portion of busy web page to their favorite bar and keep it updated, such as bidding activities. The Instant Search Box in Internet Explorer 8 enables real-time searches of sites such as The New York Times, Amazon.com and Wikipedia, as well as users’ favorites and previously visited sites, complete with visuals and detailed information, to save time.

There are number of security features has been added to Internet Explorer 8 such as protection against installing malicious Active-X controls, cross-site scripting attacks, increased protection against malware, and click-jacking. To secure browsing activities, Microsoft has added InPrivate browsing mode that keep no history of user activities.

The user interface in Internet Explorer has been significantly improved, make web browsing more convenient, faster and more organized. The features such as ability to recommend sites, a new visual search, and group color-coded browser tabs are welcomed additions, especially to anyone that use the internet frequently.

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Six Editions of Windows 7

Windows 7
Six Editions

Microsoft has announced that its upcoming Windows 7 will have six editions – Starter, Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise. But unlike Windows Vista, upgrading to a higher, more featured version will not result in loss of existing features from the lower version. Also Windows 7 is designed to be more hardware compatible and will run easily on small netbooks as well as power packed gaming desktops.

Windows 7 Editions

Windows Starter edition – It will be pre-installed by an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), this edition is available only in the OEM channel on new PCs limited to specific types of hardware. Which means you cannot buy is directly from the market.

Windows 7 Home Basic edition – It will be available only in emerging markets, for customers looking for an entry-point Windows experience on a full-size value PC. Which means you cannot buy it in the US.

Windows 7 Home Premium edition – It gives full-function PC experience and a visually rich environment in everything from the way they experience entertainment to the way they connect their devices. It is recommended for all consumers like us.

Windows 7 Professional edition – It will be available for small businesses and people who work at home but have to operate in an IT-managed or business environment where security and productivity are critical. Vista Business users will prefer this version.

Windows 7 Ultimate edition – It will be available PC enthusiasts who want it all and customers who want the security features such as BitLocker found in Windows 7 Enterprise edition. This would really be loaded with features Windows7 will boast about.

Windows 7 Enterprise edition – It will offer advanced data protection, lower cost compliance and IT tools to streamline PC management and help save costs, while enabling access to information from anywhere for business users. It will not be available at retail or by OEMs for pre-installation on a new PC. So you cannot buy it from stores.

Most Popular Web Browser Toolbars

A toolbar sits on your web browser and facilitates quick access to many useful functions making online surfing easier. Here is a list of popular toolbars for your web browser.

Popular Browser Toolbars

Google Toolbar – Search with Google from any web page, block annoying pop-ups and automatically fill out forms are just few of the popular features. Check spellings, Auto link and see the page Rank. It also provides quick access to all major Google services.

Yahoo Toolbar – It allows searching the web with pop-up blocker, Anti-Spy Window Spyware protection, Quick access to Yahoo services, and add fresh content to My Yahoo! easily to name a few features. And now available with tabbed browsing in IE.

Windows Live Toolbar – It is available with tabbed browsing in IE, form filler, pop up blocker, multiple search options, self updating and feed detector.

MSN Toolbar – Browse smarter with tabs and switch between websites within the same IE window. Search the Web and easily locate documents, e-mail messages etc. Fill out online forms and one click Access to MSN services.

Alexa Toolbar – A free search and navigation companion that accompanies you as you surf, providing useful information about the websites you visit including traffic info. and contact info. Find related links for each page and share opinions.

Stumble Upon – Lets you surf, review and share great webpages while meeting new people. Vote sites you like and read reviews about them.

Wikipedia Toolbar – The Wikipedia Firefox extension makes editing of Wikipedia pages easier by adding a new toolbar to your browser and by providing new menu items in the context menu (right mouse key).

So which toolbar you consider essential?