Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Microsoft to unveil latest Windows adjustments

Microsoft seeks to fine-tune flagship Windows operating system blamed for PC slump


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft is giving people a peek into Windows 8.1, a free update that promises to address some of the gripes people have with the latest version of the company's flagship operating system.
Although the preview version of Windows 8.1 is meant for Microsoft's partners and other technology developers, anyone will be able to download it for free starting Wednesday, exactly eight months since desktops, laptops and tablets with Windows 8 went on sale. The version of the Windows 8.1 update meant for the general public will come out later in the year, though a specific date hasn't been announced.
Many of the new features have been shown off already. A three-day Build conference, which starts Wednesday in San Francisco, will give Microsoft developers a chance to learn more about the new system and try it out. It also will give the company a chance to explain some of the reasoning behind the update and sell developers on Microsoft's ambitions to regain relevance lost to Apple's iPad and various devices running Google's Android software.
There's also speculation that Microsoft could show off a new, smaller version of its Surface tablet computers. One of the new features in Windows 8.1 is the ability to work well on smaller-screen devices.
Windows 8, which was released Oct. 26, was meant to be Microsoft's answer to changing customer behaviors and the rise of tablet computers. The operating system emphasizes touch controls over the mouse and the keyboard, which had been the main way people have interacted with their personal computers since the 1980s.
But some people have been put off by the radical makeover.
Although Microsoft has said it has sold more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses so far, some analysts have blamed the lackluster response to the operating system for a steep drop in PC sales in the first three months of the year, the worst drop since tracking by outside research firms began in 1994.
Among the complaints: the lack of a Start button on the lower left corner of the screen. In previous versions of Windows, that button gave people quick access to programs, settings and other tasks. Microsoft replaced that with a tablet-style, full-screen start page, but that covered up whatever programs people were working on, and it had only favorite programs. Extra steps were needed to access less-used programs. Settings, a search box and other functions were hidden away in a menu that had to be pulled out from the right. How to do that changed depending on whether a mouse or touch was used.
And while Microsoft has encouraged people to use the new tablet-style layout, many programs — including Microsoft's latest Office software package — are designed for the older, desktop mode. People were forced into the tablet layout when they start up the machine and had to manually switch the desktop mode each time.
Windows 8.1 will allow people to start in the desktop mode automatically. In that mode, it is restoring a button that resembles the old Start button. Although the Start button will now take people back to the new tablet-style start screen, rather than the old Start menu, the re-introduction of the familiar button may make it easier for longtime Windows users to get accustomed to the changes.
Other new features of Windows 8.1 include more options to use multiple apps. People will get more options to determine how much of the screen each app takes while showing up to four different programs, rather than just two. The update will also offer more integrated search results, showing users previews of websites, apps and documents that are on the device, all at once.
Although Microsoft is addressing much of the criticisms with Windows, it is positioning the update as more than just a fix-up job. From its perspective, the tuneup underscores Microsoft's evolution into a more nimble company capable of moving quickly to respond to customer feedback while also rolling out more innovations for a myriad of Windows devices — smartphones, tablets or PCs.
It's crucial that Microsoft sets things right with Windows 8.1 because the outlook for the PC market keeps getting gloomier. IDC now expects PC shipments to fall by nearly 8 percent this year, worse than its previous forecast of a 1 percent dip. IDC also anticipates tablets will outsell laptop computers for the first time this year.
The growing popularity of tablets is now being driven largely by less expensive devices with display screens measuring 7 inches to 8 inches diagonally. Microsoft built Windows 8 primarily to run on tablets with 10-inch to 12-inch screens, an oversight that Microsoft is also trying to fix with Windows 8.1.
Microsoft has said the company was working with other manufacturers to make smaller tablets, but it has yet to confirm reports that it is making its own. A smaller Surface with an 8-inch screen would be significantly smaller than its current, 10.6-inch models and would put the Surface in closer competition with Apple's iPad Mini, Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD.
Such a device would coincide with Intel Corp.'s recent release of a new chip line called Haswell. The company says Haswell chips offer a 50 percent improvement in battery life over the previous generation when playing back high-definition video.
In an indication that Microsoft Corp. is clearing out inventory of a Surface tablet running the lightweight Windows RT operating system, the company is effectively cutting the price of that by including a keyboard cover for free. The cover sells for $120 or $130 on its own.
Microsoft also said this month that it would give buyers of the RT version of Surface the Outlook email and calendar program at no extra charge — joining other Office freebies Excel, Word and Power Point — and sweetening the offer for the device that is priced starting at $499. That will come as part of the Windows 8.1 update. 

Original post can be found here:http://news.yahoo.com/microsoft-unveil-latest-windows-adjustments-144014632.html 
 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Best Social Share Gadgets for blogger to increase your traffic

There are many gadgets for social share in order to let users share your blog posts to their friends. this makes your blog traffic to increase and so your blog will have more visitors daily. I have seen and compared some gadgets, some are waste of time ,some are also excellent. the following are gadgets I liked most.

1. Add this Share Buttons
this gadgets are very good to share your blog through Facebook, twitter, pin it and more. to add these buttons / gadgets , go to https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing#.UcGzi3dVWas and select/ check the blogger radio button and wait until a button labled "Install blogger Widget" shows up , then click it and choose your blog .







2. Floating social share buttons
to add this widget go to your blogger dash board 
lay out> add Gadget > HTML/JavaScript then paste the following code




Code

<!-- http://yohannesejigu.blogspot.com--><style type="text/css"> #pageshare {position:fixed; bottom:5%; margin-left:-721px; float:left; border-radius:5px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px;background-color: #b2e0ff;padding:0 0 2px 0;z-index:10;} #pageshare .sbutton {float:left;clear:both;margin:5px 5px 0 5px;} .fb_share_count_top {width:48px !important;} .fb_share_count_top, .fb_share_count_inner {-moz-border-radius:3px;-webkit-border-radius:3px;} .FBConnectButton_Small, .FBConnectButton_RTL_Small {width:49px !important; -moz-border-radius:3px;/*bs-fsmsb*/-webkit-border-radius:3px;} .FBConnectButton_Small .FBConnectButton_Text {padding:2px 2px 3px !important;-moz-border-radius:3px;-webkit-border-radius:3px;font-size:8px;} </style> <div id='pageshare' title="Get this from yohannesejigu.blogspot.com">
<div style="margin-left:8px;"><div class='sbutton' id='like' style='margin: 5px 0 0 5px;'><script src='http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1'></script><fb:like layout='box_count' show_faces='false'></fb:like> </div></div>
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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Laptop Battery Tips

Though your battery will eventually die, proper care make it to be used for longer age. Here's how to keep your laptop battery working for as long as possible. 

1. Don't use it till the last drop
you don't have to use you laptop battery until it is drained completely, this will strain and weaken your battery. using it in this way will eventually kill your battery and you may end up having a laptop on which you have to  use always plugged like a desktop.  

2. Give It a Rest
if you are using your laptop at the office or home and if you can always use AC power , Remove the battery and make it to rest. but if you use your laptop always plugged while the battery is in, you'll be wearing out the battery. But do not remove or insert back the battery while the laptop is running. doing so will crash your system and possibly damage your hardware.

3. Avoid Heat
Heat breaks down the battery, and reduces its overall life. When you use your laptop, make sure the vents are unblocked. Never work with the laptop on pillows or cushions. If possible, put it on a raised stand that allows for plenty of airflow.

4. Don't frequently Discharge it 
Lithium batteries wear out after some count of charge-discharge cycle , so to make it long lasting you don't always have to use unplugged. the more you use the battery the more you are killing it. but this doesn't mean you have to always use your laptop plugged to AC power. but it is to mean you have to care no to discharge it frequently.



 

How to make your PC super fast

Is your computer/laptop responding slowly? Is your  computer/laptop dull so it made you very angry? then check out the following tips...
1. find out what makes your computer slow and Remove it.
    usually your computer/laptop has a processor which handles user commands and program or process requests. when we have a lot of programs or processes running at same time, the processor(CPU) will be used intensively. specially those programs used for graphics design and video editing and rendering  take much amount of our CPU and resources including RAM (Random access memory) . So if we are opening such programs or multiple applications at a time we can see which one is using the CPU more. see the picture below
As you can see in the above screenshot I marked three processes that use my CPU as well as my RAM more intensively. here if you dont want those opened programs you can kill them by pressing DEL and free up more memory and make your computer fast. 

2. Derfag your Hard Disk.
Overtime our hard disk becomes fragmented and this makes the CPU slower to perform the given tasks and needs to be defragmented.

3. Clean your computer
Use some third party applications like CCleaner to remove temporary files from all of your browsers, as well as Windows and the registry and make your PC run faster .

4. Uninstall programs that you don't use
Some time we may have programs that we don't use or need but installed on our computer. this makes our computer slow and we have to uninstall such programs that we don't need them any more.

5. Protect Your PC from malware, viruses
  Viruses are one of the bad things about computers this days, some times not only in slowing our computer but also they may make our computer completely dead. to make our pc  fast we have to use antivirus programs and protect our system and files.







Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fix " BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" in Win 7 or Vista



After shutting down your computer safely and when you try to open it next time you may find your computer showing this "BOOTMGR is missing   Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". this happens when BIOS is trying to load the Operating system but culdnt find the boot manager.

Boot manager is located in a system partition which is also called "active disk". and such errors can happen due to many reasons, even we may have changed the active disk accidentally to other partitions. that means when the computer boots and looks for boot manager in a wrong partition/disk, It will not find it!! that is why it shows "BOOTMGR is missing   Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" error.

How to solve this?
1. enter windows setup and boot your PC from the CD/DVD rom and you will get a welcome screen. then click on  start up repair and wait until it scans for installed operating systems.
2. then choose restore system using system restore. then when a dialog appears, choose cancel. this is just done to get to the dialog containing many options includin COMMAND PROMPT.

3. Command prompt is best solution for the problem stated above. but if the problem is associated with other hard ware or driver problem you may have to look for other solutions.

4. Click on command prompt and type DISKPART then enter the following commands carefully.




5. enter this command :    LIST DISK

6. enter this command: SELECT DISK 0

7. enter this command : LIST VOLUME

Here carefully look at available volumes/ partitions what we need is the one which is "system" volume. in my case that is volume 1

8. enter this command:  SELECT VOLUME 1  
      (in your case  select the volume with "system" lable)

9. after you  care fully do all the above enter this command: ACTIVE

this where the magic happens. after doing this we will have to restart normally to see it if it works. am sure if there is no other hard ware or driver error your computer will boot normally.

have a nice time!!!





Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Amharic Bible for Android

License: GNU GPLv3
It has been almost two years since I have been developing and providing amharic-bible software for free. till this time my releases were only on Nokia Symbian phones and later on Windows. the users have commented me to develop for Android and finally I did go through some learning and training myself on how to develop on Android developer tool.

our new version of android Amharic bible is released today. it is very nice looking application with good UI design and also user friendly. and it has some features of  our Nokia relaese. like verse SMS, Verse Image, and bookmark, goto menu etc...

please download it at:  Google play 


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Monday, November 26, 2012

Amharic Bible for windows


I released new Beta version of Amharic bible for windows 7,Vista, XP (SP 3 only)is released.Currently it is not much reach in features. but more features like bookmark, search ,and verse share on facebook will be added .
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License: GNU GPLv3
Version 1.0
compatiblity- win7,vista, xp (only service pack 3)


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Amharic sender (an email and sms sender)

This new application is made to make things as easy as pushing button to send Emails & SMSs in amharic for every ethiopian nokia smart phone users.

It has aPC like UI ,like pointer, button, right click popup menus...etc

Yuo can get it at our project site:


Amharic sender

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Amharic Bible for Nokia Symbian new V5.1 released with search function.

License: GNU GPLv3

V5.0(1) is released with
What is new?
1. Search function added
2. Resume mode added(when you open the bible it will resume the last position you stoped.)
3. Minor bug fixes
4. Comment form added (to let people send thier comment or Q. in amharic to me)
5. Auto rotation customized
6. Faster data unpacking at 1st time use
7. Bible errors fixed(specially jeremiah)
8. An amharic keyboard for writing in search and comment.

S60 3rd Edition 3.0 9.1, pre-FP phones
,
3250,
5500 Sport,
E50,
E60,
E61,
E61i,
E62,
E65,
E70,
N71,
N73,
N75,
N77,
N80,
N91,
N91 8GB,
N92,
N93,
N93i
*. Samsung SGH-i570

S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1 3.1 9.2

*. LG KS10
*. LG KT610
*. LG KT615,
5700 XpressMusic,
6110 Navigator,
6120 Classic,
6121 Classic,
6124 classic,
6290,
E51,
E63,
E66,
E71,
E90 Communicator,
N76,
N81,
N81 8GB,
N82,
N95,
N95 8GB
*. Samsung SGH-G810
*. Samsung SGH-i400
*. Samsung SGH-i408
*. Samsung SGH-i450
*. Samsung SGH-i458
*. Samsung SGH-i520
*. Samsung SGH-i550
*. Samsung SGH-i550w
*. Samsung SGH-i560
*. Samsung SGH-i568

S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 3.2 9.3
,
5320 XpressMusic,
5630 XpressMusic,
5730 XpressMusic,
6210 Navigator,
6220 Classic,
6650 fold,
6710 Navigator,
6720 Classic,
6730 Classic,
6760 Slide,
6790 Surge,
C5-00,
E5-00,
E52,
E55,
E71x,
E72,
E75,
N78,
N79,
N85,
N86 8MP,
N96,
X5
*. Samsung GT-i8510 (INNOV8)
*. Samsung GT-I7110
*. Samsung SGH-L870


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Major update comming soon!

The 1962 bible in unicode is found. And that will help me to make afull Amharic bible.

This open source project is growing.and many bugs fixed and many advanced featurs added and It ofcoarse is more user friendly and has good features like
-SMS VERSE,
-GENERATING WALLPAPERS WITH VERSES(640X480 PIXELES OR MORE)
-UPDATE CHECKER,
-MULTIPLE FONTS,
-MULTI-LANGUAGE,
-CALENDAR CONVERTER etc.

That are not available in comercially available Android and Iphone amharic bible softwares.

Keep intouch for the upcoming update.