Thursday, November 29, 2012

Set up Local Account with Windows 8 not Windows Live Login User

The default option of Windows 8 installation is to use Microsoft Account to log in Windows. If you want the traditional way, i.e. use local Windows account, there is an explicit option to override the default.

Just pay attention to setup screen, you’ll find it – click “Sign in without a Microsoft Account”:

Choose between Microsoft and Local Account to sign in Windows 8

Then on next screen the installer outlines the pros and cons of these two account types:

Click Local Account button to complete Windows 8 installation, so you won't have to use Microsoft Account to log in Windows.

If you still want to choose “Local Account” for signing in Windows 8 (as a matter of privacy or you’re using broadband with low monthly quota), just click the right button to proceed.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gmail, meet Google Drive -- and behold 10GB file transfers

Anyone who has ever had to send enormous files across the Internet has a new option. Google announced today that it has integrated Google Drive with Gmail, allowing users of both services to insert files from Drive directly into their messages.

Notably, file sizes can be up to 10GB, or 400 times larger than is allowed in a traditional attachment. The team also built some "smart assistant" technology into the feature to make sure recipients of your shared files have the necessary permissions. Like a smart assistant, Gmail will also double-check that your recipients all have access to any files you're sending. This works like Gmail's forgotten attachment detector: whenever you send a file from Drive that isn't shared with everyone, you'll be prompted with the option to change the file's sharing settings without leaving your email. It'll even work with Drive links pasted directly into emails. The feature is rolling out over the next few days to users who have already upgraded to Gmail's new composing window.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Easiest way to close Windows 8 Apps

The simplest method is by hitting Alt-F4 on your keyboard, which, like with Desktop apps, immediately terminates the app. Windows 8 Task Manager: Simple view, for closing Metro apps The other option is pushing your mouse all the way to the top of the screen until your pointer becomes a hand, clicking, and then dragging the Metro app to the bottom of your screen. This is quite tiresome with a mouse, but it’s the easiest way of closing Metro apps on a touchscreen. You can also do the same thing from the Metro task switcher. Swipe in from the left (or use the hot corner), move your finger back towards the edge, and the task switcher pops up. From here, you can drag the thumbnails to the bottom of the screen to close them. The one exception is if you’re on the Metro Start screen; you can’t close apps from there, for some reason (probably a bug). If you are using a mouse, you can right click a thumbnail and select Close — and this works from the Start screen, too.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Download FB Photos the easy way!

Pick&Zip is a free software that will allow you to backup and download Facebook pictures in a single zip or pdf file. Now you can also download videos! Download tagged photos of you With this free software you can download photos where you have been tagged even if you have not uploaded them. Backup your Facebook pictures Pick&Zip is a great solution to backup all your Facebook photos, with just a few clicks you can download all your albums and tagged photos. Build your selection If so you prefer, you can make a selection of the pictures you like best among your own, your fan pages and those of the groups you belong. Download Facebook videos Now you can download videos from your Facebook profile, from your friends or videos where you have been tagged! Login HERE (the green login button at the top) with your FB account and it give Pick & Zip permission to access FB and then you will be logged in and can access all your photos for download..... it works GREAT!