Microsoft Employees Are Trained To Be Able To Distinguish Between RT and Windows 8

Microsoft to train their employees to be able to explain the differences in the operating system Windows RT and Windows 8 to consumers.

“We’re trying to make sure our store teams provide explanations to consumers about Surface or PC Windows 8,” said Microsoft told CNET.

Meanwhile, an analyst at International Data Corporation (IDC) Bob O’Donnell said there should be an explanation of the differences in RT with tablet Windows x86 processor that brought Intel Corporation.

“Two devices (hardware) it becomes virtually identical, but the two processors in it to determine which software can work with the device,” said O’Donnell.

Windows RT is Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8 look similar to computer devices, including tablets based on ARM processors Surface.

A number of other computer manufacturers such as Asus, Dell, Lenovo, and Samsung has also confirmed that it will support Windows RT to produce a tablet device and a personal computer.

In addition to differences in Windows RT and Windows 8, Microsoft also had to face the ignorance of consumers about the use of the user interface (user interface) squares called “Metro” on both operating systems.

Here’s Some Free Calling Application for Smartphones

Although the majority of smartphone users prefer to communicate via messenger applications, many of them are also fond of making phone calls.

Some of the applications are available both on the iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry can be used for free calling via VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) with the help of data services. Here’s suite of applications that have such a feature.

1. Skype

Skype has always been known by its VoIP features. This application can be downloaded for free in the app store each platform. Later, the user can make voice calls over the Internet to friends of his Skype.

2. Tango

Tango also has features similar to Skype. Users can do a Voice Call or Video Call to other Tango users. Interestingly, you do not need a login by entering your username and password to be able to enjoy it.

3. LINE Messenger

This chat application is popular in Indonesia. In addition can also be used to call, you will be presented with a variety of sticker (alternative emoticons) that can make moments chatting becomes more attractive. Prepare a 3G network or Wi-Fi to be stable in order to maximize the experience.

4. BBM Voice

BBM Voice relatively new. Some time ago when BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Messenger 7 (BBM 7), this feature comes with updates in it. You can use the contacts on BBM alike have to install BBM 7. Unfortunately, BBM Voice can only be used through Wi-Fi connection.

5. Facebook Apps

Did you know that Facebook apps on the iPhone can now be used to call friends on popular social networking it? Yes, the latest update has brought the feature. If you’ve never tried it, just update your Facebook app and follow the steps in the link below.

iMadeFace, iPhone Application Change You Become Cartoon

iMadeFace

This week, modifier application to be like a cartoon face or an application iMadeFace in the 4th position popular iPhone apps in iTunes. IPhone users is being fond iMadeFace. So what’s so special?

On the iTunes page, iMadeFace claimed as the number one app in the U.S., UK, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, and 30 other countries. Simply put, iMadeFace change the object selected faces to be converted into an image Like the cartoon.

Let’s say in your iPhone contact addresses of your friends tertampang regular photographs. Bored with the photo, change it with iMadeFace. Not only change to the cartoon, iMadeFace allows adding ornament-specific ornaments.

Additionally iMadeFace supported social sharing features that unfortunately only two social networks: Facebook and Sina Weibo. This application also supports shake device to feature random face.

iMadeFace now running on version 2.0.0. What are the latest features in this updated version? Quoted from iTunes, on Saturday (02.16.13), the latest version had a number of updates as follows:

1. The addition of new elements and colors.
2. Sharing cartoon to Tencent Weibo and Huaban.com.
3. Sharing cartoon via email.
4. Random face are updated.
5. The addition of the ‘Lucky Pack’ and ‘Mask Pack’.

iMadeFace running iOS 6 and optimized for the iPhone 5. Have capacities of 7.4 MB of application developers created Keyloft LLC last updated on January 31, 2013 and can be downloaded free of charge here.

From Bulletin Board Services to the Development of the World Wide Web

How many email addresses do you have? Most people have one for work and at least one personal one. Others have junk email addresses they use when trying to get freebies and other things on the Internet. You want the freebie, but you do not want the spam coming into your regular email box. If you are like me, you check one email platform that every other email address forwards to. So, if you have a lot of email addresses, what is your oldest one? My mom still uses and MSN Hotmail sign in. That has been around since about 1995 or so. A lot of the people developing the Internet now were born around that time. Isn’t that crazy to think about?

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Routine HVAC Maintenance Saves on Long Term Costs

The cost of running a business, retail store, or building in New York City can be quite high. When you think of adding in the cost of repairs an HVAC system in time for summer, it can be a costly bill on the horizon. Although getting an HVAC repair in NYC might seem expensive, it is nothing close to the costs that you would incur if the system broke down entirely during the summer and required days or longer to fix it then. Remember the cost-benefit trade off in getting the work done early. Hire a trained professional with experience working with commercial clients or industrial settings. At times your system will need a major repair, but for systems that have been properly maintained over the years, the call for service can amount to more of a tune-up.

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I’m Not Cut out for the City

I grew up in North Carolina, so it was a huge culture shock to me when I moved to New York City for a job. While I appreciated the opportunity, I never felt comfortable there. I felt so out of place, and I never felt safe. I knew that I would not last long there, which is why I was happy when a teaching position opened up in Asheville. I applied and was hired almost immediately, and I started looking at Asheville apartments for rent the same day I got the good news.

I knew that after living in New York City for two years, I could put up with just about anything in North Carolina. I was not ready to settle like that though. I wanted to be able to see the mountains again. (more…)

I Like Having a Chance of Pace

You do not have stay in one place all your life. My parents always told me that it is important to do that. They always felt that putting down roots and not moving around was the smartest thing to do. But I wanted to spread my wings and try and do new things. I decided to check out apartments for Toledo Ohio because I have a friend living there. It is also not too far from where my parents and my siblings live, so I knew I could easily come home on the weekends.

I decided to choose the Toledo area because of all the fun things there are to do there. I had been living in a much smaller city. (more…)

Getting Rid of the Junk Email

I work in a very small office. There are only four of us total, and only three of us are in the office at any given time. Because we are so small, all of us know how to do everyone else’s job, just in case one of us would fall ill or have an emergency absence. When one of the other women had to be out for a few weeks, I was responsible for our main email account. I never realized how much junk we received, and I wondered if I was able to report a spam email when one kept sending all kinds of junk to us.report a spam email (more…)

Scrap Copper Can Add Up

When I bought an old farmhouse for a really low price, I had so many ideas for it. I wanted to remodel it, and I was able to get all of that started since I paid a fraction of what it was worth. It took me nearly six months to get the house how I wanted it, then I decided to start working on the outbuildings. There were at least a dozen of them, and I had only looked in the barn. I knew that I was going to have to find out the price of scrap copper after looking in some of the others though.price of scrap copper (more…)

First WordPress Baltimore Meetup

We held our first Baltimore WordPress Meetup last night at the Beehive in Canton. Here are some notes on the conversation.

Plugins:
Margie shared http://www.wordpress-tips.org, and demoed security plugins mentioned during Brad Williams’ WordCamp MidAtlantic presentation
ServerBuddy – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/serverbuddy-by-pluginbuddy/
WP Security Scan – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-security-scan/
WP-MalWatch – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-malwatch/
WordPress Exploit Scanner – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exploit-scanner/
WordPress File Monitor – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-file-monitor/

Matt demoed W3TC, which is different, and more configurable than the more commonly known WP Super Cache

We discussed PODS, Custom Post Type UI, and GD Custom Posts and Taxonomy tools. We’ll probably discuss these in further detail at a future meetup.

Jim mentioned three useful plugins, one for events, one for data uploads, and one for helping to troubleshoot .htaccess and permalinks. We’ll look into finding the names of these.
Will mentioned his two websites, murallocator.org, and geoill.com. He’s using a customized version of the GeoMashup plugin for his mural locator. The app clusters points of interest for a zoomed-out view.
Matt mentioned a number of cool projects he’s working on, including presswp.com, and wpmodguide.com
Jason has an interesting game-based captcha alternative plugin in the works.
Gordon is developing a site for the Geek cycling community, bikebmore.com

Troubleshooting:
1. We tossed around several approaches to help Thor with an HTML issue. One was the Raw HTML plugin, another was similar code found on wpmodguide.com for functions.php
2. Will wants to upgrade hosts. Thor mentioned that he’s pleased with a2hosting.com
3. Margie mentioned issues on her new server with permalinks.

UPDATE: Permalinks now work on this site. I needed to run the following two commands on my server:

a2enmod rewrite
/etc/init.d/apache2 restart
(4. Related: Once we can troubleshoot weird timezone post-duplication issues with the p2 theme, we’ll make this site, wordpress-tips.org available to all members of the Baltimore WordPress community.)

Planning:
Audrey, Amanda and Thor are particularly interested in theming
Rich might present on marketing
Jim has an idea for a presentation next month, announcement to follow. He’d like to conduct a WordCamp for the Baltimore area next year.
We’ve invited core team member Andrew Nacin to present.
Other future topics include blogging, widgets, and custom content types

I catered the meetup, with East Indian Curry Lentil Stew, and baked apples with ginger and cashews.
(My catering career will be enhanced, when the propane container doesn’t somehow fall out of the box before arrival. Cold soup was enjoyed by all, okay, some! The apples were organic, and delicious.)

To join the meetup, visit http://www.meetup.com/The-Baltimore-WordPress-Group/