- Red Rings of Death fixed
- Fewer crashes
- Get rid of “Always on Connection”
- Hope we can freely play Used Games
I got an email from Gamestop that says
I got an email from Gamestop that says
How much will an Xbox One and a Playstation 4 Cost? Well…
I’ve also been wondering what the price point is going to be for these Next-Gen consoles and lo and behold I got an email tonight from GameStop Power Up Rewards with a link to Gamstop’s Xbox One Pre-Order page. Evidently they are selling Pre-Orders with a minimum of one game for as low as $559.98 (USD).
Hmm, curious I popped on over to Microsoft’s Xbox One Pre-Order page and they are selling for $499.99 (USD). So Xbox is the first out of the gate with prices, and it may actually be more expensive than the base PS4, ironically, of Kotaku’s source is correct. What do you think this would mean for the Xbox One’s pricing? Well, I think Sony knows what that means. It means Microsoft runs projections (best and worst case) and runs with what they feel is s safe price. The Sony finally reveals their price – and no matter which way they go, Microsoft is in the position of reacting.
Do the math:
Are you just dying to check out Windows 8? What do you think about your PC using an Xbox-like Interface? Or maybe you’d say Xbox’s Interface is Android tablet-like? Either way you can’t get around the fact that Windows 8 has the look of the Xbox 360’s latest interface.
The upside is that it lends itself more easily to a wider range of devices, as you can see on the video below.
The downside is that initial feedback I’ve read on their Youtube videos – which admittedly is just the top 10 comments on the first one, comments are disabled on the second – is all negative. I can’t say I disagree with some comments, especially this one:
I can tell what I’m going to disable the first time Win8 is installed!
I’m going to make the assumption that the Windows 7 Interface will be available on Windows 8 for the following reasons:
Microsoft Windows Vista is still around (I’m using a Vista laptop tonight) and so looking around for ways to speed my system – disable Vista transparency. I’ve added RAM to computers before, but this tip is free, and doesn’t have any negative effecton the Operating System (in my opinion). I found this little gem on TechRepublic.com originally posted back in 2008, but its still as useful as ever.
For instructions and screenshots click the link above, or do this:
Right-click an empty spot on the desktop > click Personalize > click Window Color and Appearance. When the Window Color and Appearance window opens uncheck the Enable transparency checkbox, then click OK.
You’ll notice you can’t see through as when transparency was on, but the window edge background now gives the appearance of transparency since the “background pattern” doesn’t move when the window does.
This info applies to Windows 7, and I understand it also works in Windows Vista.
Next, type in your new account name (John, The Laptop, etc…) and choose the account type “Standard user” (see note below). Now click the Create Account button. At this point you can add a password to your new account, or there are other options like managing other users. When you are done close the window and you’ve created your new user. Next time you start or reboot your computer, it will stop and let you choose which profile you wish to login with.
NOTE: Only choose an Administrator if you need to, and you understand exactly what that means. Otherwise you can end up with big trouble as you accidentally leave your computer less secure than it could be. If you needed a user with Administrator privileges you probably wouldn’t be reading this unless you need a refresher.
For Outlook 2010 users out there (with 32-bit systems) who want to sync with Google Calendar your prayers have been answered…
FROM THE” GMAIL BLOG:
Google Calendar works with a number of desktop applications and mobile devices including iCal, iPhone and iPad, Blackberry, Android, Nokia/Symbian, and Windows Mobile phones. Google Calendar Sync for Outlook is also available, but one thing was missing — until now.
Now take the power of Outlook’s Calendar and sync with Google Calendar to get maximum flexibility and usability by extending yourself to the web – easily.
As a user of Microsoft Internet Explorer for years, a computer enthusiast since before the days of Windows, and a web designer I figured if my Internet Explorer 8 had any problems it would be easy enough for me to fix using my current knowledge.
If you are having problems with Internet Explorer, you may be reading this in another browser, and I will assume so below. If you can’t get Internet Explorer running try “Get it Running” below.
My issue with Internet Explorer 8 appeared earlier today while trying to check out a web page I was working on that popped up a notification that Adobe Flash Player had to be updated. I clicked the install button and got an error that boiled down to 2 choices – debugging Internet Explorer’s error or closing Internet Explorer. Following common sense choices (clicking Update Flash followed by closing Internet Explorer) the browser would crash and then restore the previous page, and repeat. On the third time instead of trying to restore the previous page I got a message that it could not be restored. After a couple of times of going through this cycle I went to Google for help. I even clicked on an Adsense ad that promised an IE fix and landed on an attractive page letting me know that Softpedia certified their download as 100% Free, and having no spyware, no adware and no viruses. However checking SoftPedia for their Perfect Optimizer product did not yield any links to the site, so I got discouraged and went back to Google.
Depending upon your Operating System you can try one of these pages. If you have Windows XP, try either and follow instructions as closely as possible. If you can’t get Internet Explorer to run right try this (first option on both of the pages below):
Get it Running
Click Start > click All Programs > click Accessories > click System Tools > click Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) and hopefully this will fix or get around your problem for the moment, now visit one of the links below.
RECOMMENDED INTERNET EXPLORER FIX LINKS
Thanks to Sun Microsystem’s VirtualBox I can run both Windows XP and Windows 7 (Release Candidate) on my Windows XP machine with a 2.4GHz Athlon CPU and 2GB of RAM. Naturally, its not the fastest running setup mainly due to RAM, but its really cool for me. I wanted to check out Windows 7 first-hand and I didn’t feel like figuring out how to partition my laptop’s hard disk into partitions to allow Windows 7 to be run along-side Windows Vista or by overwriting it.
Click to enlarge screenshots.