Admit it, you are yet to come across an operating system like Windows XP. This operating system cannot be described as ‘hip’ or ‘swanky’ but definitely gets the job done better and faster than any other operating system out there.
If you are used to Windows XP operating system, Windows 8 would be a bad option. Although it might look enticing, the interface is horribly designed to the point that some users opted to downgrade their system to Windows 7 because they were fed up with the interface. The Start screen looks fancy on first look but is questionable when factoring in functionality.
It is inadvisable to continue with the outdated operating system. Microsoft will no longer furnish any security updates or patches, increasing the chances of some malware attack. Moreover, the thirteen year operating system rarely offers a single program that supports it, which means you will have to adjust with outdated programs.
Most of today’s computers are extremely powerful. We do not use much of the power on a daily basis making the investment unjustified. Unless you are going to operate processor intensive software running some PC game or so, you can adjust with a simpler and cheaper computer. Knowing this, Microsoft’s competitor Google is trying to woo the Windows XP users using its own OS, the Chrome OS. Working on a Linux kernel, this operating system is light, functional and fast. You can contact our Windows tech support desk to know about the differences between Chrome OS and Windows.
The latest ChromeBooks are ideal for home or business use if your primary objective is browsing the internet and making use of Office suite programs. In order to enable this, Google has released a plethora of interesting offers, which include built-in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides that work online, or offline. All ChromeBooks are released with the QuickOffice program that has all the features of the Microsoft counterpart, the Microsoft Office.
Moreover, in order to extend the usability of this system, Google has gone ahead to offer sweet deals like offering a discount as high as $200 for Chromebooks for Business with VMWare to make the transition simpler.
All these developments will be a blow to Microsoft which is already having trouble with the Windows 8 operating system. Update 2 for the latest Windows 8 operating system has recently been released and yet, Windows 8.x operating system has failed to attract attention. To know more about the Windows 8.1 operating system, contact our Windows tech support desk.Read more »
Admit it, you and everybody you know hate toolbars! Although by consensus, toolbars are deemed as malware, security firms believe they do not qualify to remain in the same category. However, by any standards, toolbars are unwanted software that sit unused, taking up disk space, screen space, and slowing down your browser.
Rather than removing toolbars every time you come across them, it is better to refrain from downloading them at all. Next time you download and install free third-party software, be sure to disable any additional installation. This is the usual route for toolbars to gain entry to your computer.
Babylon toolbar removal is easy if you know what you have to do. Depending on the web browser you want to remove it from, here’s what you have to do.
As you can see, Babylon toolbar removal is extremely easy and can be achieved by making simple changes to the settings. There is no need for installing and running any special toolbar removal software in order to get rid of every trace of the toolbar. If you come across any trouble while uninstalling the software, you can seek assistance from our expert support staff.Read more »
Xbox One Controller for Windows! Sounds tempting? It is not a dream but a reality. Yes, Microsoft released hints about its brand new Xbox One Controller for Windows PC gamers. The name the company has given for this controller sounds awkward because it is too lengthy; Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows. But, as long as Windows PC gamers are concerned, it is rather a tempting name.
The latest report published by Windows online support has mentioned the price of the controller. It says that you can get the controller for just $59.95. Well, if the price appears colossal, be surprised to know that you can use the same controller for multiple devices or platforms, say Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Xbox One indeed. Moreover, the controller is powered by a USB cable, which saves you from the requirement of buying batteries for the controller on a regular basis. If you are a frequent gamer and the controller is powered by batteries, I don’t have to tell you about the regular supply of batteries you would have to avail for the controller and the cost it can incur on you.
Better than Xbox 360 Pad
If you have been using Xbox 360 Pad for Windows PC games, I am certain that you know the hardship of using it, although it was low priced at $39.95. The latest D-Pad has many improved features such as ergonomic controller options and redesigned thumbsticks. Clearly, there is $20 difference between Xbox 360 Pad and Xbox One Controller for Windows in terms of price. But the improvements the latter has is worth the money you spend for.
According to the Windows Online support, Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows will be made available globally only by November. Chances are that the controller may be sold cheaper than the said price if you buy it via Microsoft’s own online store. Until you get the brand new Xbox One Controller for Windows, it is wise to retain your current Xbox 360 Controller. The updated drivers for the existing controller are available in Microsoft Download Centre. Download and install them to improve your gaming experience with Xbox 360 Controller for the time being.
Xbox One Controller for Windows is certainly going to make Windows 8.1 and Xbox One more popular and tempting to use. Rumour has it that the controller works better on Windows 8.1 platform that older Windows platforms.
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Whenever you install software on your computer, there are chances that it comes with third-party offers in it. These offers can range from other software that you may install on your computer to browser extensions, toolbar add-ons, or modifications made to your web browser settings including the default search engine and the homepage. OpenCandy is one such service that the developers of software use to power these third party offers. Unlike many other services, it displays custom offers for the users while the software program is being installed.
Some other software wrappers may display the same offer to all the users who run the installer while OpenCandy displays different offers depending on different factors like the location of the users. The easiest way to find out if an installer uses OpenCandy or not is by checking for the OpenCandy EULA link in the installer. OpenCandy collects information when it is run on a PC like the operating system in use, the version, location, country, and time zone. OpenCandy should terminate after you have finished the installation process of the software regardless of whether you accepted the included third party offers or not.
If you have installed a third party offer, the OpenCandy helper application may run on the PC afterwards for some time. It is being used to make sure that the third-party offer was activated before it removes itself automatically. The OpenCandy Cleanup Tool is designed to remove any traces of OpenCandy from a Windows computer. The users will be able to run the portable application right after downloading and unzipping. It has a basic interface that displays a button and a progress bar. The Start button initiates the system scan, and it does not take longer than a couple of seconds to finish.
The progress will be displayed all times in the interface of the program and a success or failure status message will be displayed at the end so that the user will be able to know if the operation finished successfully or not. Usually it is not necessary to run the cleanup tool on the computer, as OpenCandy should not stay on the PC permanently as per the developer company, it may prove to be useful if you notice it on your PC or just need it removed immediately after you notice files of the service are on your computer.
If you wish to know more on removing OpenCandy from your Windows PC, you can contact our Windows tech support team. The Windows tech support agent will help you remove OpenCandy services from your PC with ease.
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Google has now released a version of the Chrome web browser. This version includes support for the 64-bit version of Windows and Google claims that the new version offers improved speed, security, and stability. This new version also offers fixes for a number of security flaws that could allow a remote attacker get unauthorized access to your PC or may cause denial of service.
The 64-bit version of Google Chrome improves the speed of video and graphics including high definition YouTube videos. This is as per a blog post from Google. This 64-bit version is also twice as stable as the 32-bit version while handing typical web content. Google also said that the increase in capacity makes it much possible for the security mitigations to better defend against some of the types of attacks. This is a part of Google’s defense in depth strategy. This strategy is aimed at deploying a number of obstacles to the attacker. This was confirmed after contacting the Windows support number.
Chromium, which is the open source web browser project from which Google Chrome gets its source code, has worked to make the web browser more modular. This makes it very much possible to separate the different functions and make an extra layer of defense, which is known as sandbox, for each one to increase security. The new version of Chrome, also available for Mac, Windows 32-bit version, and Linux offers fifty fixes for the security issues. Every six weeks, Google updates the Chrome web browser to resolve the security issues that are found both by their engineering team and by a group of external security researchers. This is as per the spokesperson from Google, Veronica Navarrete.
The most important one of the fifty patches is a critical fix for a series of vulnerabilities that could allow malicious code escape the web browser and then attack other applications that are installed in your PC, Dennis Fisher, who is a security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, said. Like the other web browsers, Google Chrome also has a sandbox that is built in to prevent malicious code from infecting via the web browser.
The security team of Google has made it much difficult to occur, to the point that the attacker needs a number of vulnerabilities joined together to accomplish the task, Fisher said. If you wish to know more on this news, you can contact the Windows support number.Read more »