Written by Alan Monday, 4 August 2014 07:00
You may not be getting the chance to take a European vacation this year, but you can experience all of majesty of nations located there. The best part is, you don’t even need to leave your computer
“Whitewashed town walls glowing on the Greek seaside, Alpine peaks towering above an Austrian meadow, lush Tuscan vineyards bathed in the warm light of sunset: These natural and manmade landmarks are as beautifully unique as they are quintessentially European. Add these and other scenic wonders from across the continent—from Russia to Spain and Iceland to Italy—to your desktop with this free panoramic theme for the new Windows, designed to span dual monitors”, the description reads.
The theme is compatible Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT. It’s geared towards multi-monitor setups.
Download: Panoramas of Europe
Written by Alan Tuesday, 22 July 2014 07:00
Chromebooks have been steadily gaining in popularity, but also in functionality. Many tasks can now be accomplished without a connection, and more Bluetooth capability is now part of the operating system.
To get started, you’ll need to head down to the task bar, and over to the far right where the system tray resides and click on it. This pops up a small menu that contains several options, including volume, internet, settings and Bluetooth. Tap on the latter to open it.
This will open a small windows that will display any installed Bluetooth object in the main frame, and the bottom will give you the option to manage devices and also turn the connectivity on and off by clicking the tiny icon on the right-hand side.
If you wish to make any changes, then click on “Manage devices”. From here, you will have the option to both add and remove devices, which is actually a part of the Chrome OS Settings page, though it’s a bit hidden. To remove items, click one and hit the “X” that appears to the right. To add a device, simply click the “Add device” button. You may also need to tap the “Connect” button if you have any issue actually getting the pairing up and running.
That’s all there is to it. Now you can connect all sorts of devices to your Chromebook and get rid of ones no longer in use.
Written by Alan Monday, 30 June 2014 07:00
Microsoft has been pushing its Community Showcase themes of late, letting the users submit images to be used in Windows themes. One of the newest ones released encompasses country landscape images. “Journey down remote roadways and country lanes to lakeside retreats, mountain hideaways, and forgotten ruins in this free theme for Windows, the second installment in the Rural Landscapes series by our community of contributors”. The theme package contains 19 images and is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8.x and Windows RT. You can grab the new theme by following the download link posted below. Download: Rural Landscapes