Differences between Surface RT and Surface Pro

Microsoft a few months ago showed what would be its first generation of own tablets, under the name Surface. Two models of these devices operating on the basis of its latest operating system, Windows 8 , in two versions, one designed for mobile devices with ARM architecture, and one for more professional devices, from computers to tablets with x86 architecture. This really can be confusing for anyone interested in acquiring a new Windows tablet. Which model do I choose? Surface What is according to my needs? Microsoft explains differences between Surface RT and Surface Pro.

Differences between Surface RT and Surface Pro

Differences between Surface RT and Surface Pro

In general, RT Surface is a device for more casual use. It has Windows version RT and is designed to read and reply emails, social networks, watch videos, surf the internet, play some games and even work hand some of the popular office applications Redmond giant. The greatest feature of this device is that it is really light weight, and battery life is pretty generous.

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Surface RT is limited to install applications from the Windows Store, so the user will be limited in this respect. For the user who wants a device for professional use , the option to consider is undoubtedly Surface Pro.

This other version being based on x86 architecture has the OS version Windows 8 Pro, allowing you to run any application we use in our personal computer. The battery life is poor, and its weight is greater than Surface RT, as its processor and components consume enough energy and increase the thickness of the device, but this tablet is designed for those who need a complete computer anywhere and time, a purpose that can meet smoothly.

Two tablets bears the same name but are aimed at very different markets.

Bitdefender Windows 8 Security Review

Bitdefender Antivirus is the most prestigious name in the Internet Security market. Bitdefender had outclassed its rivals including Kaspersky, ESET and McAfee in the independent third party Lab tests by scoring 99.99% reliability as compared to lower reliability percentage of the following security softwares.

Many of the internet security providers had come up with many softwares dedicated to Windows 8 Operating System recently but Bitdefender’s Windows 8 Security is the only security package which is completely designed for Windows 8 only.

Bitdefender Windows 8 Security

Bitdefender Windows 8 Security Review

The main addition to  Bitdefender’s Windows 8 Security is the compatibility for Microsoft’s new Early Launch Anti-malware feature, which allows the program to launch before other boot drivers and can inspect them for protection.

In addition, the program can also check your Windows 8 applications for security issues, and adds with the Security Center to keep you in touch with your system’s security issues.

Bitdefender Windows 8 Security holds features vital for internet security, they are:-

  • Interactive Main interface : The Main UI of the software as it is fully compatible with windows 8 is also has the modern windows 8 alike interface. Bitdefender makes its security easy to use for the user and access all features from Main UI. You can access all features of Antivirus, Privacy, Firewall, tune up from the Main UI. All the Issues and warning can be seen from the Main UI which is quite well managed.
  • Early Start-up Scanner:  It Uses Early Launch Anti-Malware (Elam) technology which prevents your system from dangerous malware trying to infect your computer at Windows 8 startup.
  • Proactive App Scanner:  It automatically analyses your Windows 8 applications and alerts you when one has been compromised or suspicious activity takes place.
  • Security Info: Bitdefender is integrated with the Windows Security Center and continuously keeps you up to date of the security of your PC.
  • Scan Boost Technology:  You will experience the antivirus product you’ve always sought – high scanning rate, top anti-malware protection and a smooth experience.
  • My Bitdefender dashboard: The Dashboard includes the option to update your Bitdefender and Registration. It also contains Remote management, Safe box option, Anti theft, Parental control and secure Social Networking.
  • Full Privacy Protection: – Personal data filter prevents critical data, such as your social security number, from ever leaving your computer. It blocks websites supporting various scams or credit card phishing attempts. It keeps your conversations private on Yahoo! and MSN Messenger.
  • Bitdefender Autopilot:   It provides an interruption free experience by making optimal security-
  • USB Immunizer: Immunizes all flash drives and other storage devices so that you don’t have to worry about USB infecting your systems any more.
  • Advanced Parental control: Windows 8 security blocks improper content, allow you to limit web access between specific hours, and helps parents remotely monitor their children’s online activity.

Bitdefender Security for Windows 8 provides five different scan options to choose from i.e Quick Scan, System Scan, Custom Scan, Vulnerability Scan and Rescue Mode. This security suite costs $74.95 for license of a year which is applicable for 3 PCs.

Complete list of Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8

Windows 8

Many Windows users are still accustomed to the handling of Windows 8 , the latest version of the Microsoft operating system that is available officially in a few days. Quite a few changes, particularly aesthetic, which has brought this new version of Windows and has also eliminated some common resources, such as the start menu.

It is possible that in these few days since its release, not everyone was able to finish familiar with the new features. Learn the keyboard shortcuts , the platform makes available, may be the first step to get more out and a way to save enough clicks.

Here you have the complete list of keyboard shortcuts available in Windows 8. I hope you find them helpful.

Windows key: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application
Windows key + C: Access the charms bar
Windows key + Tab: Access the Modern Desktop Taskbar
Windows key + I: Access the Settings charm
Windows key + H: Access the Share charm
Windows key + K: Access the Devices charm
Windows key + Q: Access the Apps Search screen
Windows key + F: Access the Files Search screen
Windows key + W: Access the Settings Search screen
Windows key + P: Access the Second Screen bar
Windows key + Z: Brings up the App Bar when you have a Modern Desktop App running
Windows key + X: Access the Windows Tools Menu
Windows key + O: Lock screen orientation
Windows key + . : Move the screen split to the right
Windows key + Shift + . : Move the screen split to the left
Windows key + V: View all active Toasts/Notifications
Windows key + Shift + V: View all active Toasts/Notifications in reverse order
Windows key + PrtScn: Takes a screenshot of the screen and automatically saves it in the Pictures folder as Screenshot
Windows key + Enter: Launch Narrator
Windows key + E: Open Computer
Windows key + R: Open the Run dialog box
Windows key + U: Open Ease of Access Center
Windows key + Ctrl + F: Open Find Computers dialog box
Windows key + Pause/Break: Open the System page
Windows key + 1..10: Launch a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows key + Shift + 1..10: Launch a new instance of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows key + Ctrl + 1..10: Access the last active instance of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows key + Alt + 1..10: Access the Jump List of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows key + B: Select the first item in the Notification Area and then use the arrow keys to cycle through the items Press Enter to open the selected item
Windows key + Ctrl + B: Access the program that is displaying a message in the Notification Area
Windows key + T: Cycle through the items on the Taskbar
Windows key + M: Minimize all windows
Windows key + Shift + M: Restore all minimized windows
Windows key + D: Show/Hide Desktop (minimize/restore all windows)
Windows key + L: Lock computer
Windows key + Up Arrow: Maximize current window
Windows key + Down Arrow: Minimize/restore current window
Windows key + Home: Minimize all but the current window
Windows key + Left Arrow: Tile window on the left side of the screen
Windows key + Right Arrow: Tile window on the right side of the screen
Windows key + Shift + Up Arrow: Extend current window from the top to the bottom of the screen
Windows key + Shift + Left/Right Arrow: Move the current window from one monitor to the next
Windows key + F1: Launch Windows Help and Support

PageUp: Scroll forward on the Modern Desktop Start screen
PageDown: Scroll backward on the Modern Desktop Start screen
Esc: Close  a charm
Ctrl + Esc: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application
Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel: Activate the Semantic Zoom on the Modern Desktop screen

Alt: Display a hidden Menu Bar
Alt + D: Select the Address Bar
Alt + P: Display the Preview Pane in Windows Explorer
Alt + Tab: Cycle forward through open windows
Alt + Shift + Tab: Cycle backward through open windows
Alt + F: Close the current window Open the Shut Down Windows dialog box from the Desktop
Alt + Spacebar: Access the Shortcut menu for current window
Alt + Esc: Cycle between open programs in the order that they were opened
Alt + Enter: Open the Properties dialog box of the selected item
Alt + PrtScn: Take a screen shot of the active Window and place it in the clipboard
Alt + Up Arrow: Move up one folder level in Windows Explorer (Like the Up Arrow in XP)
Alt + Left Arrow: Display the previous folder
Alt + Right Arrow: Display the next folder
Shift + Insert: CD/DVD Load CD/DVD without triggering Autoplay or Autorun
Shift + Delete: Permanently delete the item (rather than sending it to the Recycle Bin)
Shift + F6: Cycle backward through elements in a window or dialog box
Shift + F10: Access the context menu for the selected item
Shift + Tab: Cycle backward through elements in a window or dialog box
Shift + Click: Select a consecutive group of items
Shift + Click on a Taskbar button: Launch a new instance of a program
Shift + Right-click on a Taskbar button: Access the context menu for the selected item
Ctrl + A: Select all items
Ctrl + C: Copy the selected item
Ctrl + X: Cut the selected item
Ctrl + V: Paste the selected item
Ctrl + D: Delete selected item
Ctrl + Z: Undo an action
Ctrl + Y: Redo an action
Ctrl + N: Open a new window in Windows Explorer
Ctrl + W: Close current window in Windows Explorer
Ctrl + E: Select the Search box in the upper right corner of a window
Ctrl + Shift + N: Create new folder
Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Open the Windows Task Manager
Ctrl + Alt + Tab: Use arrow keys to cycle through open windows
Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Access the Windows Security screen
Ctrl + Click: Select multiple individual items
Ctrl + Click and drag an item: Copies that item in the same folder
Ctrl + Shift + Click and drag an item: Creates a shortcut for that item in the same folder
Ctrl + Tab:  Move forward through tabs
Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Move backward through tabs
Ctrl + Shift + Click on a Taskbar button: Launch a new instance of a program as an Administrator
Ctrl + Click on a grouped Taskbar button: Cycle through the instances of a program in the group
F1: Display Help
F2: Rename a file
F3: Open Search
F4: Display the Address Bar list
F5: Refresh display
F6: Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog box
F7: Display command history in a Command Prompt
F10: Display hidden Menu Bar
F11: Toggle full screen display
Tab: Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog box
PrtScn: Take a screen shot of the entire screen and place it in the clipboard
Home: Move to the top of the active window
End: Move to the bottom of the active window
Delete: Delete the selected item
Backspace: Display the previous folder in Windows Explorer  Move up one folder level in Open or Save dialog box
Esc: Close a dialog box
Num Lock Enabled + Plus (+): Display the contents of the selected folder
Num Lock Enabled + Minus (-): Collapse the selected folder
Num Lock Enabled + Asterisk (*): Expand all subfolders under the selected folder

Press Shift 5 times Turn StickyKeys on or off
Hold down right Shift for 8 seconds Turn FilterKeys on or off
Hold down Num Lock for 5 seconds Turn ToggleKeys on or off

Hope this helps. Happy reading!

Via : Microsoft

How to install Windows 8 From USB Drive or Pen Drive?

Today We are gonna TUT++ on How to install Windows 8 from USB drive ?

There are many ways to make a USB bootable and install an operating system on your PC  by just copying the live cd to the thumb drive,  then later configuring the boot options in BIOS and bla bla bla …

But  Today I am gonna show you two easy ways of making your thumb drive or pen drive bootable for windows 8 installation.

Also Read : Complete List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8

1)How to Install Windows 8  Using Windows 7 USB Tool?

Windows 7 USB Tool was first introduced after the launch of windows 7. The purpose of this tool is to make  a USB thumb drive  bootable . So that the windows iso(image) which is downloaded from the Microsoft’s Official Website can be made written into the thumb drive and later make it bootable to install windows 7 without any need of optical drive.

We’ve  had enough info about the tool. So Lets just begin the Installation.

i) Download the Windows 7 USB Tool  and install it on your computer.

ii) After the installation , Run the program

How to Install Windows 8 from USB Drive

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

 

iii) Make Sure to Plug in your USB thumb drive ( minimum storage size of the pendrive must be 4GB ) then Locate the .iso file you have downloaded from the Microsoft’s website and Click Next

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

iv) Choose USB Device as your media type how to install windows 8 from usb drive

v) Choose your USB Device from the drop drown menu and Click  Begin copying

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

vi) The Windows 7 USB Tool creates your bootable USB disk.

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

vii) Once the process is Complete. You will be able to install windows from the removable drive.All you have to do is just Configure your BIOS settings by selecting the first boot media to USB_HDD  and you are good to go.

Note: Few people get errors while trying windows 7 USB tool method , if you are one of them then just go for the one below.

Also Read : Photo Editor for Windows 8

2) Installing Windows 8 Using  WinToBootic ?

Well this is a similar software like the windows 7 tool and good fact is, its free and I probably suggest encourage the free developers by donating a thanksgiving fund. WinToBootic works fine to create a pen-drive bootable  for installing windows 8 without any hiccups.

So, lets begin the installation method part-2

i) Download WinToBootic  and Install the program.

ii) Now Run the Program, You will see a window popping just like the figure shown below.

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

iii) Now,  the Software will Detect your thumb drive.  If it didn’t detect then just select your drive from the drop down and select your source by clicking on the arrow or just drag in the .iso onto the arrow and please make sure your thumb drive is formatted in NTFS format. The NTFS formatting can be done by opening my computer(START + E) and  right clicking on your thumb drive and then clicking on  format and then choosing NTFS mode and then format the drive by clicking ok.

After you drag your iso file onto it you’ll find it looking just like the below figure.

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

 

iv) Click Do it! and a pop up will be popped up as shown in the below figure. Now make sure about your drive is correct and everything is good to go

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

v) Click OK and the process begins and the software makes the windows 8 copied to the pen drive , below are few installation pics put on for more information.

 

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

 

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

 

how to install windows 8 from usb drive

>>How to Install Windows 8 from USB Drive

That’s it now you are ready to make installation of windows 8 from your thumb drive,  Just  Configure your Boot options in your BIOS settings  and select your Boot first priority to USB-HDD and let the set up begin ..

Well these are the simple methods of installing windows 8 from pen drive. Hope it worked well for you, If you have any trouble while performing this task please make sure to read this carefully again and perform it. If still problem persists give us a comment and we will get back to you. If you know more easy processes then please do share with our viewers by commenting on the comment section.

 

Fresh Paint – A Best Drawing Application in Windows 8

If you are taking the canvas and brush, to express your creativity and compose beautiful works of art, you have to try Fresh Paint . It is a best drawing application specific charge for the new Windows 8, A powerful drawing tool that hiding behind a simple interface .

Fresh Paint - A Best Drawing Application in Windows 8

Fresh Paint – Best Drawing Application in Windows 8

You can create a design from scratch, use a template , work on an image from our gallery premises or take a photograph with the webcam . Fresh Paint has different brushes to shape the art is only a matter of time, not lack a complete color palette .

Fresh Paint is an application based on the re-imagination of the new operating system from Microsoft: Windows 8; This App paints wonderfully is designed for you, your friends and family.

Also Read : Create Facebook Cover with the look of Windows 8

Remember that the human being is creative and artist by nature and we are born that way. From the first small scribbles do both with different items ranging from food, as some jam, to crayons, as this is a natural expression is a fundamental human need.

Creation is as natural as breathing and through scribbling yearn and imagine a different life. We believe that brilliant and innovative ideas can come from anyone at any time, because within each there is a creative genius awaiting release.

It’s time to set our creativity and exploit it to the fullest, which is why I present Fresh Paint, an exclusive app for Windows 8.

If you want to use this app then show you the steps you must take to install on your PC.

  • Install Windows 8 on your PC and access the Windows Store.

Also Read : How to install Windows 8 From USB Drive or Pen Drive?

  • Join the Entertainment section.
  • Search for the app Fresh Paint & Click to access and view its features.
  • Click Install and proceed automatically to download 25.8 Mb and then it is automatically installed on your PC.
  • Go back to your home screen and search access to the app installed.
  • Get Fresh Paint and begins to explore and enjoy its features.
  • Fresh Paint will receive a panel where you can choose between different tools such as pencils, brushes, eraser, crayons and an advanced color palette.
  • You can choose from solid colors or textures to use as background on your canvas, you can also import any image from your local files or you have shared in the cloud, or if you want to take a picture with the camera on your device and either a tablet or a web cam.
  • Save your canvas locally or store it directly in the cloud int the .PNG Format, lightweight format so you can also easily share this image on your social networks.
  • Finally, the access to Fresh Paint will again welcome a gallery like the recent file history where you can directly modify any canvas done before.

As you see Fresh Paint App is a very powerful but easy to use at a time, and you will make the best designs like you are a professional artist. Recommended for children and entertainment for any artist remove their full potential.

If you want more of this app you can visit their website : FreshPaint

Also Read : Photo Editor for Windows 8 – Fhotoroom