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Windows 9 Start Menu Leaked Video Demo

While everybody is eagerly waiting for official release of Microsoft Windows 9 Technical Preview, a newly leaked video is now gaining views as it demonstrates the "all-new" marriage between "Start Button" and "Metro UI". This seems a perfect solution for users who hated the extreme move by Microsoft to prioritize Metro UI over Start Button but at the same time keep the Metro UI alive and useful. The video gives Windows’ users a first look at the new Start menu in action, it clearly shows three brand new features in Windows 9 - the notification center, Windowed Metro apps and Virtual desktops.

Apple Unveils iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, iWatch And Apple Pay

The wait is finally over as Apple officially announces the new Apple iPhone 6 along with Apple Watch and Apple Payment. We have collected the best introduction and hands-on videos covering the new product and features from Apple, do watch them below.

Apple iPhone 6

Raspberry Pi Gets A New Modern Web-browser

Raspberry Pi team has been working with Collabora to offer a better web-browsing experience on the mini-computer, their efforts have now getting results in form of Epiphany (aka GNOME Web). The up-to-date, HTML5-capable web browser for the Pi aims to support a reasonably good multi-tab web-surfing experience with ARMv6-optimized 2d rendering and accelerated image and HTML5 video decoding. The new web-browser for Raspberry Pi is offers better interactivity during page loading and faster scrolling.

HTML5 Capable Web-browser For Raspberry Pi

Tox - A New Kind of Instant Messaging

Tox LogoThere would be a bunch of popular instant-messengers out there which we can name without taking a breath, however majority of them can be and are getting snooped into by governmental agencies and hackers. Free, Multi-platform and open-sourced Tox instant-messenger aims to solve this by providing an easy to use method to connect with friends and family without anyone else listening-in. Users can not only enjoy secure and encrypted instant-chats but also voice and video calls without the fear of anybody listening into it, also unlike other big-name services which require you to pay for additional features, Tox is totally free, and comes without advertising.

Tox Interface

Wakie: The app and social network for giving and receiving real live wake up calls

Are you the kind of person who loves getting wake-up calls when you stay at hotels, and wish you could bring that experience into your everyday life? Now there’s an app for that: Wakie is a free mobile app that brings together a social network of friendly strangers from all over the world to give each other wake up calls. It’s a great system; in the morning it’s easy to hit a snooze button every nine minutes until you’re late for work, but suddenly speaking with a kind person you don’t know really motivates you to become alert so you can speak with them at least somewhat intelligibly.

Wakie App

Windows 9 Codename Threshold Technical Preview Expected To Release Next Month

After some convincing internal builds leaks of Windows 9, we are now hearing rumors that Microsoft is working feverishly towards a release of "Windows Threshold Technical Preview" next month following the earlier announced rapid-release cycle schedule for Windows OS. The newest feature to make it's way into current builds of "Windows 9" would be the ability to upgrade "Windows builds" with a single-click without requiring a complete re-installation of the OS as needed with older Windows OS's.

Windows 9 Codename Threshold

Lantern : An app to end censorship

Proxies, VPN and Tor Network have been the most popular tools in hands of users wanting to bypass internet censorship in countries like China, Iran, Syria and North Korea. Lantern a free utility for Windows, Mac and Linux which allows users to bypass internet censorship by routing internet connections via "trusted" friends located in non-restrictive countries. Unlike Tor, Lantern is a tool having the priority to provide access via trusted computers and is not designed to prevent monitoring or anonymize a user's connection. Lantern also makes use of it's cloud-servers acting as proxy to provide access if no trusted peer-to-peer connection via a friend is available, these connections are also faster then other similar tools like GoAgent, Freegate, Ultrasurf, Psiphon and Autoproxy as it focuses to utilize it's proxy-resources in providing access to only "a list of known blocked sites" instead of all websites wasting resources.

Lantern

Review of MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

It is believed that most Windows users have encountered data loss situations, and the loss of important data may bring them countless trouble or even serious economic losses. Therefore, to furthest recover lost data seems so important. Recovering data lost due to hardware damage, users should turn to professional data recovery companies, but to deal with data loss situations caused by software errors, such as mistaken deletion, accidental formatting, virus attack, and power outage, they are highly suggested to ask professional data recovery software for help, which can help avoid privacy leakage to the largest extent. Nevertheless, most data recovery programs on the internet are so expensive that common users can not afford them, but MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition is an exception. Though it is a piece of freeware, its data recovery competence is much more powerful than that of most chargeable programs.

Functions of MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

Equipped with 5 functional modules, it can help recover data lost due to almost all soft errors.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

Apple Siri Vs Microsoft Cortana

"Now that is a smartphone," admits Siri as the comparison ends in the latest Windows Phone 8.1 commercial promoted by Microsoft. Pitting the Apple’s Siri digital assistant against the newly unveiled Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1, the advertisement shows how an iPhone 5S pitted against a low-end Lumia 635 fairs as Cortana handles location-based reminders, along with traffic alerts which Siri is not able to do. Do enjoy the "Siri vs. Cortana - Happy Anniversary" commercial shared below.

Apple Siri Vs Microsoft Cortana

MicroXwin Runs Debian & Android Together, Works Faster On Raspberry Pi

X- Window System is the core graphic-framework for Unix/Linux desktops. Sadly, it does not works very well with low-power mini-pc's like Raspberry Pi and therefore alternatives like Wayland are being developed. MicroXwin is a kernel-based X Windows implementation, which claims to be the smallest and fastest X implementation promising a faster, stable and has low-latency GUI on mini-pc's with the added advantage of being a unified Linux distribution that can run Android and Debian/Ubuntu applications simultaneously. Both Android and Debian apps run at native speeds and unlike other hacks Debian apps don't depend on Android and has full compatibility with all Android applications.

This is looking to be a great solution to the lack of proper graphic-driver problem on Debian ARM, which prevents proper YouTube and HD video playback on these devices where Android will act as the solution under the unified distribution. VolksPC, the company behind MicroXwin have also shared two videos - one showing Debian-Android duality, and the other showing upto 66% faster desktop performance on Raspberry Pi.

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