This is a tutorial on how you can clear your cache and other browsing files including your history, cookies, saved passwords, and other web form information, all in one click.
1. In the image above, you’ll see what looks like the top right of Internet Explorer. Some older versions of IE may not look the same, but basically you want to go to that sprocket icon, and click on it, then click on Internet Options.
2. While you are in the General tab which is the first tab that will be open when your in Internet Options, go to Browsing History and click on Delete.
3. This will give you an option to Preserve Favouriteswebsite data, and to delete your Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, History, Download History, Form data, Passwords, ActiveX Filteringand Tracking Protection data. Quite a crap load isn’t it?.
4. Anyways, after clicking all the boxes, or which ever ones that only apply to what you want to do, click on Delete again, and your done!.
Have you updated your PC to Windows 8 from Windows 7? What are the differences you experiencing at present? Well, there is no denying of the fact that huge advancement has been noticed in this recent operating system. The first noticeable change is the Startup screen of Windows 8 displaying Modern UI. However, there are so many other things to experience with this newly launched operating system.
Microsoft’s recent operating system has a series of enhanced features for you…
-Reset and Refresh
A trend has been noticed amongst the PC users – they make a customized system image and keep on reinstalling Windows on a quarterly or yearly basis for improving the performance of the hardware. Microsoft has come up with a new feature of “Refresh and reset” to make your task easier.
The refresh feature enables you to reinstall Windows without compromising with the settings, Modern UI and apps. The reset reinstalls Windows after removing your personal information and data.
-Automatic Change of Window Color
This is a new feature in Windows 8! You can automatically adjust the color of the window in traditional desktop so that it matches with the background image. Suppose you have the picture of the sky, the taskbar and windows will automatically turn blue. Again, again if the background image shows golden sunset, the windows will be golden in color and the change goes on accordingly.
The presence of the innovative hybrid system in Windows 8 has dramatically improved the boot time of this OS. The hybrid boot offers you a combination of hibernation mode and cool mode together with implementation of multiple cores and kernel session storage that runs in parallel at the time of booting.
You must have heard about Blue Screen of Death. Similar to this is Black Screen of Come On Already!. This is also known as check disk or chkdsk. It is the utility that tends to solve the file-system corruptions. The chkdsk’s GUI version of Windows 8 has the capability of scanning the active drive. This feature is not present in the GUI version of Windows 7.
So many improvements from Microsoft! Windows 8 include developed and improved features which you will not find in Windows 7.
About the Author: George Martin is a tech student. He has recently realized how innovative Windows 8 OS is. He plans to install this new operating system with the aid of Windows operating system support.
It was a shame when Apple removed support for Safari for Windows on June 26th, 2012. But you can still use version 5.1.7, and I’ll give some simple instructions on how to get it.
1. Go here, click on Download on the far right that is a generic Blue button, you won’t miss it.
2. Go to your Downloads in which ever web browser your using and double click on the downloaded Safari installer. Now, just simply install it!. I didn’t make it my default browser, I just like having all browsers installed on my Desktop.
Unfortunately you cannot get Safari through Apple Software Update within Windows any more, that’s basically how I found out in the first place that Apple no longer supported Safari, which was last year of course.
Another thing I’d like to mention is that, as when Microsoft discontinued Internet Explorer for the Mac, the backwards compatibility with IE for Mac suffered because of Apple’s transition over to Intel processors. That made IE for Mac not work anymore, because the code was designed to make IE run on PowerPC processors.
Fortunately for Windows, any older program is usually fully functional in any version of Windows. As for Windows 8 and beyond, I am unsure on that. All I know is, I won’t be updating my OS to Windows 8 for quite a long time, if ever at all. I just don’t know if all of my hardware is supported or not. It’s way too new. So enjoy Safari for the next few years!, most pages still display properly still and there are barely any bugs that I can see so far.
This is a huge question, because you remember when Laptops first came out their price tags were well over $1500 for just a basic notebook. Now you can get a Laptop for like $350 with a 15″ screen. That’s not bad at all if you ask me, compared to the first price tags. So since smartphones have become the norm now in today’s standards of cell phones, this is still the very beginning. I am in my 20′s, and I know when I hit the late 60′s mark like my current father, I will be looking back on the past and comparing the smartphones now to even more cutting edge smartphones in that future. I am sure they will be a slim as credit cards or something, or maybe they will be used through things like Google Glasses, while we will always have our “headsets” on because it will be a part of the glasses.
Source: ABC News
I think that in the future, these glasses will look even more modern, like normal looking glasses. Will it cause damage to our eyes?, only time will tell. Like sitting in front of a computer screen too long, can hurt the eyes, so could this theoretically. But I am used to that now, I don’t care.
But for the price of Smartphones to go down from the prices you see for the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III that you see in the top image for example, I think there is a good chance that they will one day cost (instead of well over $600), some where in between $150-$300 without a contract. Though, then that would get rid of these “deals” you get with contracts with mobile carriers. But then they would just give us more bonuses to signing up to their mobile services, like maybe a $100 gift card with a iPhone 8 or something stupid like that, as I attempt to forsee the future.
I personally am not into Windows phones, but I am sure they run decently well. Oh and the standard Dell Venue is an Android phone, running Android 2.2, which goes for $199 USD.
What some of us out there hate is the ball and chain that is required for when under a contract with a smartphone. I am on one right now and it’s almost over. I have been offered a device upgrade from Bell probably 10 times through email, phone sms, and letters in the mail. I have rejected all offers, and I plan on simply getting a 32GB iPhone 3GS outright so that I can enjoy my music and live without Data usage everywhere and strictly only using Wi-Fi, which is fine with me. This used iPhone 3GS 32GB smartphone is $200 even, and I may end up only paying $20/month instead of my current $65/month that I pay while on a contract.
So the answer is yes, I think Smartphones will down the road become cheaper, it will just take some time.
It seems that this is a very common problem, from what I’ve read in some Google searches I did. For my desktop and laptop both running Windows 7, they both have the same problems with Windows being extremely unresponsive during file transfers (just transferring files from one drive to another, not to the internet or from the internet). The people experiencing the same unresponsiveness in Windows 7 and Firefox, or any other program during those events, all are suggested to check their Event Viewer status and display the events in the threads that they posted their problems in. But I just think it’s a problem for a reason, that file transfers require alot of CPU and RAM….
So the first time this happened was on my desktop, I had my spare HDD connected and I was transferring files from my backup drive to the spare HDD, and it was going to take at least 4-5 hours. It was about 400GB’s, and this of course was in Windows 7 (I only say that because sometimes I use Ubuntu to transfer files to avoid Windows errors). Guess what, I could not do anything, I could not even use Firefox.
Specs for my desktop:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Core i7 860 2.80Ghz
1TB HDD (for media)
ATI Radeon HD 6870 1GB
So as you can see, my system shouldn’t have these slow downs at all. I used to have the AMD Phenom 1100T X6 CPU, which is a 6-core CPU running at 3.3Ghz. I never had these problems. Could it just be the Intel CPU?, I don’t know.
So the problem on my laptop was during a Comodo Internet Security scan, I get all the same symptoms as I got on my desktop during a file transfer. Everytime I click on Firefox it just says “not responding” on the top window frame.
Specs for my laptop:
Windows 7 Home Professional 64-bit
Dell Inspiron 17R 2nd Gen
2nd-Gen Intel Core i3 2.2Ghz
6GB’s DDR3 RAM
nVidia Geforce GT 525M 128-bit 1GB
I guess I made this post to see if anyone out there is experiencing the same issues in Windows 7, if you have a better solution to fixing it than what I have come up with (to just not do file transfers or antivirus scans while I’m using my computer) then post in the comments!. One thing I am going to try is to right click on explorer.exe after typing in CTRL+ALT+DEL and ending that process, that will make Windows Explorer completely restart without restarting my computer. I’ll only do that if I am not waiting on a file transfer or something…
I had to find that image from another site because I couldn’t take a screenshot properly, Firefox keeps closing by itself. I have tried things and tried again, I’m sick of this problem while using Windows XP Home 32-bit. I am obviously using Firefox 14.0.1, and I tried downgrading Firefox to 3.6. The second I did that it upgraded itself without even asking. What do you get from a browser that’s been around for years and has been trust worthy for the most part, first and foremost, while I was using Windows XP the whole time too?.
What makes a browser crash so much?. Even in a profile I created in Firefox called “Guest” without any extensions, it still crashes. I can’t downgrade for the third time because I know I won’t be able to stay using Firefox 3.6, it will just eventually upgrade itself. I am providing two options here for you guys to try. But the second option was a personal option I took, so most of you will be using Option 1 I am sure.
Okay, I just did a Google search and here is a possible solution, to disable updates in Firefox once I downgrade. I will try this, and will let you guys know if it works good enough.
4. Under Update, click on “Ask me what I want to do”.
5. Click on “Ok”.
Now when there is an update, you can ignore it manually by clicking “No” instead of “Yes” when the update option window pops up.
Of course that window does not show the right version of Firefox as the current upgrade available (obviously 14.0.1). But you get the idea, that should be what it looks like, so all you’ve got to do then is click “Not Now”.
My own personal solution for myself unfortunately was to switch browsers, which may only be temporaily. I still love Firefox, and the Mozilla team. So I am trying a totally random browser called Maxthon 3, which is for Windows only.
So far, it’s a great browser. According to Wikipedia it was originally known as “MyIE2″, which is a freeware web browser for Microsoft Windows (obviously), and is also for the Android which is called “Maxthon Mobile”. The newest release, named Maxthon 3, supports Trident and also the WebKit renduring engines.
Maxthon won awards from CNET’s WebWare 100 Awards in 2008 and also 2009, and is PCWorld’s list of the 100 best products for the year of 2011. Maxthon is the highest scoring browser on the site HTML5Test.com, which is a site that ranks browsers for the basis of the support for the HTML5 standard and also other related specifications.
Okay here’s the interesting part, Maxthon was based on MyIE, which is a popular modification that was created by a Chinese programmer named Changyou in order to customize Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer web browser. Changyou had posted the majority of the source code for MyIE on his own Bulletin board system before giving up on the project in 2000. Chen then worked on it independently in developing MyIE and then in 2002 released a whole new version called MyIE2. Users then around the world were very active in helping out in the development of MyIE2, while adding numerous plugins, skins and also helping out with the debugging. MyIE2 was then renamed to Maxthon in 2003. Whew, it’s been 9 years already and this browser is still kicking. What’s also amazing is that they have kept the versions of the browser very minimal, where Firefox is now up to version 14.
Read further down the bottom for an update on this post.
I am using Windows XP Home 32-bit, and unfortunately this is something that I have been getting in the window you see above, this annoying error message, and it’s not just me experiencing it apparently, and obviously. The only way to fix it right now is to downgrade Adobe Flash. To be more specific and you may already know this but incase you don’t, the error message says: “Adobe Flash Player Update Service 11.3 r300 has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.” Everything else in that error message is the usual message you get with any program crashing in Windows (any version).
Here are the links to both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Flash that are older and will revert this bug. First thing you need to do is uninstall your current version of Adobe Flash Player and reinstall it with one of these installers depending on your OS kind (32-bit or 64-bit).
Remember to click on the version of Flash that is directly below the July 11th, 2012 release. So that would be June 22nd, 2012 which I am guessing is the last version that was released just before this new bug arrived.
Update: When you install the older version of Flash, you will first get a window saying to close Firefox or any other browser window. Then you will get this after it installs, click on “Never check for updates (not recommended)”. I recommend it, and to check for a new update in a few months. Every single new Flash update is like replacing a door knob on a door that is still good and works. You will have to literally CHOOSE to do this, as programs always recommend things that they want you to do, but you don’t have to. And in this case, you don’t have to.
Other than that, also remember that even the biggest companies that make any kind of very popular software (either free or paid) can have bugs. I remember when Apple released an update to iTunes for Windows, the update would make Windows crash repeatedly. Apple released a fix in a few days. I tried Googling that but I cannot find it for some reason, theres alot of articles talking about different related bugs, but if you can find the link please post it in the comments and I’ll update this post.
So far this fix works for me. All I can do for now is ignore any updates from Adobe for the next few weeks. I don’t need the update that bad though, I can survive with just one or two versions below the regular Adobe Flash Player version. If this fix doesn’t work for you please let me know.
Just earlier this month, it was said by MacRumors that Microsoft was taking a major attempt at pushing their own products into the living room, while using their Xbox 360 hardware as a media hub for streaming video content and also a “SmartGlass” application for numerous different platforms which would allow two-way Airplay-like wireless streaming of media in between different devices while an Xbox is connected to the TV.
Though it’s not reported by Bloomberg that Microsoft will also be making a gigantic dive into the music industry, and they are currently talking to labels about releasing a hybrid music service which would be offering both iTunes-like downloads and also Spotify-like content for streaming.
The Redmond, Washington-based software maker is in talks with major record companies for the needed rights, and plans to begin service later this year, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions aren’t complete.
By combining the best features of competing services, Microsoft seeks to build a digital product that lets customers consume music any way they like. The maker of the Xbox console is building the new music business after its unsuccessful effort with the Zune service, which will close and move customers to Xbox Music, the company said on its website.
The music service offered by Microsoft will also apparently be including a locker that is digital that is alot like iTunes Match as well, which will be allowing consumers to stream their entire music libraries into the cloud which would be accessible from multiple devices. The talks with major music labels is still happening, and Microsoft possibly may have issues within obtaining the rights they are seeking, though it’s not clear if the company is actually once again trying to compete against Apple with their iTunes Music Store and other services and hardware products.
As you can see in the image above, you can see Microsoft’s new tablet (which is only a temporary product to show their hardware partners of how they want their Windows 8 tablets made), and the Xbox 360 connected to a TV and last but not least the Windows Phone 7 smartphone on the far right. I believe this is a fan-made concept of what the devices would be like but, you get what I mean. Microsoft has nothing to offer compared to what Apple already is offering with iOS and such and such.
If you want to see the tutorial first then scroll to halfway down this page, below (in other words the top of this page) is the news behind this new app for the Mac.
It has been announced by Bluestacks, that with their software for the Mac, you can now run Android applications on the OS, in an release made during Google’s “I/O” event. The application is called the “Android App Player”.
The firm normally pushed out a beta version of their newest App Player for the Windows OS previously in March. The beta software allowed anyone to run their Android applications directly on their Windows computers, and also the newest version starts off with extending the functionality to the Mac OS.
As the Windows version of the software gives you the option to run any kind of Android application without any kind of modifications at all, the earlier Mac version had seemed to be very limited to 15 applications normally which came with the download itself. The new apps that are bundled with the software came with Android apps such as Air Control Lite, Alchemy, Basketball Shot, Drag Racing, Elastic World, Facebook, Glow Hockey, Guns ‘n’ Glory, Paper Toss, Pulse, Pulse, Robo Defense, Seesmic, Twitter, Whatsapp, and last but not least Zebra Paint.
The support page claims that very soon or in other words, “in the very near future” they are planning to bring the Mac version to include over 400,000 Android apps:
The BlueStacks App Player for Mac OSX (alpha) supports both Lion and Snow Leopard. You can test drive a fixed set of curated apps for the first release (alpha-1). In the very near future, BlueStacks will let you select from over 400,000 Android apps to play on your Mac.
The newest alpha version is currently available as a free download from the website for BlueStacks.
Now to instruct you guys on how to run the software.
First off, download the SDK for the Android OS for Mac OS X OS’s.
Click twice on the Android SDK file that is zipped and unzip it into a folder of your own choice.
Now open a New Finger Window and then go over to your “Utilities” folder in the Mac “Applications” folder. Now click twice on “Terminal” and then open a new Terminal window.
Now type in this command and install the Android app in your emulator: SDKFolder/tools/abd install /locationofapp Replace “SDKFolder” with the original location of the Android SDK. Now replace “locationofapp”that comes with containing the SDK.
Type in your keyboard: “SDKFolder/toolsemulator” (no quotes) and run the Android emulator right away. Remember to replace “SDKFolder” with the folder that contains the SDK.
Now press your “Home” key button on your keyboard while the emulator is launched to see a list of the apps that are available. Now if you run the application you just installed you can test it on your own computer.
On June 18th, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer held the “Surface” tablet at the launch party that was running Windows 8. The new tablets are apparently going to run Windows 8 and also Windows RT. Microsoft traditionally relies on their own PC partners in providing the hardware for their software, the Windows operating system.
Is this already the end though for Microsoft’s own entry into this market?. Apparently they will later on be backing out of making their own tablets in a few months and right now they are just showing hardware developers what they want in terms of hardware, which is not a move Microsoft usually makes. Anyways, they are offering currently two different Microsoft-branded tablets on their own which are both going to be running Microsoft Surface.
Of course Microsoft isn’t making the hardware themselves though, it’s just re-badged with their name on it all. The same way they “make” the Xbox consoles or the now dead Zune portable MP3 player (which tried to compete with the iPod and failed). All the pricing details have not been revealed yet, and I don’t expect it to be a cheap tablet and it probably won’t take over the iPad.
The Surface with Windows RT will be 10.6 inches and will be including Office Home & Student 2013 (which the actual next version of Microsoft’s Office 15 applications). It will be including support for a cover that is attachable allowing you to type and use it as a kickstand. It will come in in 32GB models or 64GB models.
Additionally the Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet will be available aswell, which will be 10.6 inches in size and also has the same cover option. It will come in models of 64GB’s and also 128GB’s, now that’s alot better.
So one tablet will be running Windows RT and the other will be running Windows 8 Pro. One will be running the “ARM” processor for the RT model and the other will be running an Intel core processor with Windows 8 Pro.
Microsoft Surface w/ Windows RT:
-Light at only 676 g.
-Thin at 9.3mm.
-Clear 10.6″ ClearType HD Display.
-Battery is 31.5 W-h.
-Software includeded is the Office “15″ Apps, Touch Cover and also the Type Cover.
-VaporMG Case and Stand included.
-Models come in 32GB’s or 64GB’s.
Microsoft Surface w/ Windows 8 Pro:
-Light at only 903 g
-Thin at 13.5mm
-10.6″ ClearType Full HD Display.
-Battery is 42 W-h
-Includes a microSDXC port, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort Video, 2×2 MIMO antennae.
-Comes with Touch Cover, Type Cover, Pen and also Palm Block.
-VaporMG Case and Stand included.
-Available in 32GB models and 64GB models.
I think they are wise to just enter and leave this market this time. If they show what they want to the hardware partners they have, then those partners can release tablets with Microsoft’s Windows 8 software and no matter what tablet you buy with Windows 8 will be a win for Microsoft. But even with that possibility, they will only capture maybe around under 15% of the market, while Apple will sit around at the biggest market share probably at around 65% and the Android tablets sitting around 15-25%. But I know, I shouldn’t think that far ahead, but I’m actually thinking of the current table market statistics that I saw on a Mac blog (which I am so sorry I cannot find the link!).
There are more developers interested in developing for the iPad than any other tablet, or I should say there are more interested in the iOS platform. But clearly, for educational use and just regular use the iPad can do it all with this much developer interest and support. If Apple wasn’t in the tablet market with the iPad, then Google wouldn’t be there to copy Apple’s design with the Android, and so Microsoft and other hardware and software developers would make their own boring tablets and crank the price up and take the full market share, which is of course, again, what I think.
So will the Surface, from Microsoft break the surface in the market of tablets?. No, but it will certainly have time to reach the surface for a breath of fresh air to later return to the bottom where Microsoft will then give up on purpose while in the know that they would fail no matter what and that their hardware partners will just keep Microsoft sitting at 25% above the sea floor instead of at the very bottom. What’s next for Microsoft in their own markets that they dominate in, like let’s say, operating systems?. Well all Apple has to do is partner with hardware developers like Microsoft originally did and make their PC’s CHEAP, or currently right now make their current Mac Mini’s, iMac’s and Mac Pro’s even cheaper. Anyways, that’s what I’ll save for another article. This is Mike, signing off. Oh and here is a video on Youtube about the Microsoft Surface:
Mike is an ordinary geek that works weird early morning shifts like some people, that has a striving interest in anything to do with Technology, and with this blog he wants to share what he has learned to show how passionate he is about his hobby.