Sep 062013

iOS 5 introduced a new capability within iOS device’s Messages app named iMessage. It can send text, picture, and messages to other iOS users without paying your carrier for a special messaging plan. In this article we’d like talk about how to send photos using iMessage.

How to Send an iMessage Photo Using the iOS Messages App?

iMessage is built right into the same Messages app and Share Sheet that sends SMS and MMS to your non-iPhone using friends, so you can do it with your Message app.

1.Launch Messages app and tap the New Message button in the upper right hand corner.

2. Choose the contact you’d like to send a video to.

3. Tap the Camera button next to the message entry area.

4. Select whether you’d like to take a photo now or choose an existing one

Choose existing or take video



















5. If you chose to send an existing photo, you’ll be shown all the pictures and videos in your Photos app. Scroll through and find the photo you’d like to send. Tap on it to select it.

6. Make sure the photo is the one you want and tap the “Choose” button in the lower right hand corner and it will be inserted into the message.


















7. Tap the Send button.




















How to Send iMessage Photo Using the iOS Photos App?

You can also send a single iMessage photo using the iOS Photo app.

1. Launch the Photos app and locate the photo you want to send. Tap on it to select it.

2. Tap on the Share button in the lower left hand corner and select Message.

3. The photo will be automatically inserted into a new message.

4. Type the contact name or search for the contact you want to send to by tapping the blue “+” button.

5. Tap the Send button.

Remember that iMessages photos can only be sent to people have an Apple device using iMessage, or your video will be sent as a regular MMS message. If the message appears in a green bubble instead of a blue one, it means you can’t send iMeassage to the contact you send and you’ll be charged any applicable text message or multimedia message fees.

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Aug 302013

Want to check the hard drive in your Windows 8 computer so that you can fix the hard drive errors timely? All hard drives have a time of life, thus it is important to check a Windows 8 hard drive for errors. In fact, Windows 8 has a series of tools to help users determine whether or not their hard drive contains errors. This article will show you how to check a Windows 8 hard drive for errors using the built in Windows 8 scandisk utility.

How to Check a Windows 8 Hard Drive for Errors

Details of using built in Windows 8 scandisk utility to check the hard drive in your Windows 8 computer.

1. Start the Windows 8 Metro UI and type the word computer and the search prompt will automatically display. Select Computer.

2. Right click on the drive you want to test and select Properties. Select the Tools tab and choose Check in the Error checking section.


















3. If Windows prompts you there are no errors found, you can still check the drive anyway by selecting Scan drive.








4. Wait for the error checking tool to complete and when error checking has completed you can click Close.








If you find errors on your hard drive, you need to backup your hard drive with software such as Windows Boot Genius as soon as possible to avoid any data loss because many times hard drive failures are slow corruptions that happen over time, so it is important to see errors as a red flag of potential future failures. For more tips on Windows 8 hard drive failure, click here.

Aug 242013

Want to speed up Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8? Windows Internet Explorer or IE (abbreviated) was developed by Microsoft. It is a web browser and was released in 1995. Many people use Internet Explorer 10 as their primary browser, thus the issue Internet Explorer slow really makes many people panic. If you have the same trouble, just keep reading and learn about how to speed up Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8.

3 Ways to Speed up IE 10 in Windows 8

There are many ways you can use to speed up your Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8. Here we list the 3 most commonly used ways for your reference.

Way 1: Disable Add-ons

A main reason caused IE 10 slow is loading a lot of add-ons during startup, thus disable unnecessary add-ons is an efficient way to speed up Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8.

Way 2: Increase Maximum Number of Connections per Server

The number of connections per Server determines how many files you can download maximum from one particular website at a time. IE 7 and below are bound to maximum 2 connections per server. That means you can download maximum two files from one particular website at a time. IE 8 raised this limit up to 6. IE 10 is more flexible.

Here you will come to know how to increase number of simultaneous HTTP connections to 10. This will make the loading of web pages faster.

1.  Open registry by writing “regedit” in “run” prompt.

2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings.

3.  Right click on Internet Settings. Go to New->DWORD (32-bit) Value. And the following screen will appear.






4. Now, edit “New Value #1″ & writeMaxConnectionsPer1_0Server






5. Double click on newly created entry. Edit screen will appear. Select Decimal & in the Value data box write 10. That means at a time 10 files can be downloaded from server.








6. Restart your computer and to see if your IE 10 is faster now.

Way 3: Clear Temporary Files & History

After using IE for a long time, the temporary files will get pied up which slow down your IE. It is useful to delete them in some time interval.

1. Go to Tools->Internet options.

2. Click Delete in General tab.

3. Select all (or you can leave some) & Delete.

These are the most commonly used ways to speed up Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8.  For more Windows 8 tips, click here.

Aug 092013

Everyone wants a faster PC or laptop. It is really frustrating if your computer runs slowly. There are many options for speeding it up. Below, we show you some of the best tips for speeding up your PC.

1. Speed Up Your Startup

It may take you one or two minutes to boot up your computer, but it can seem like forever. It’s time to speed up your boot time. Try to turn off startup programs, MSConfig. To find it, go to “Search” or “Run” under “Start” and type “msconfig.” Under the “Startup” tab, uncheck the boxes of the programs you don’t need to run every time your computer is turned on, for instance, iTunes or your printer. If you don’t recognize a program, leave it be. Restart your computer and watch it fly.

2. Clean up Unnecessary Files on Your Computer

Clean up useless files on your PC: temporary files and log files created by Windows and programs; files you have deleted without emptying the Recycle Bin; temporary files, cookies, download history, form history generated when browsing the Internet.

3. Slim Down

This involves more than just uninstalling programs you don’t use anymore. If you’re not totally committed to the usual suspects, like Windows Media Player and Microsoft Office, switch to something that requires less computing power. Free applications can easily replace go-to programs, while speeding up your PC and giving you additional features at the same time.

4. Automate Your Updates

Updates are annoying. It’s easy to click “remind me later” and avoid the notifications, until you’re so frustrated with your computer that you finally set aside an entire afternoon to update everything.

Let’s solve this. Go to My Computer > Properties > Automatic Updates. Make sure this is set to Download and Install Automatically. To completely cover your bases, find out if any programs need to be updated manually by downloading Update Checker from The fast and free program scans your computer and reports back with any available updates in seconds.

5. Make Some Upgrades

If you’re into gaming, a $150 investment in a graphics card might be worth your while. Forewarning: You’ll have to toy with your motherboard to make this upgrade happen, but there are a lot of online tutorials you can follow.

Finally, the most effective way to speed up your PC – which also requires tinkering – is to add more RAM (random access memory). You can find 4GB of memory for under $50 online. If you have less than 2GB (go to My Computer > Properties to find out), an upgrade should be in your future.


Jul 272013

In order to increase the storage capacity of your Windows 8 computer, you may want to add a hard drive to your computer. This is really common among computer users as the reduced hardware costs make it affordable for every home user and computer professional. So in this article, we will take a look at how to add a hard drive to Windows 8.

Is it Difficult to Add a Hard Drive to Windows 8?

Generally, physically connecting a hard drive to a computer is quite simple task. You only need to connect power cable which comes out from the Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) to its respective port available in the hard disk drive. Then connect one end of the data cable to its respective port in the hard disk drive and the other one to the appropriate controller present on the motherboard.

The difficult thing is the initialization and partitioning of the hard disk after it is physically connected to your computer and the computer is started. Below I will introduce this part in detail.

How to Add a Hard Drive to Windows 8?

Follow the steps below t initialize a newly connected hard disk to the computer:

1. Logon to Windows 8 computer on which a new hard disk is physically connected. Make sure that you use an administrator account to logon.

2. Go to the desktop screen and from the desktop screen right click on “Computer” icon and from the context menu that appears click on “Manage” option.

3. Click on “Disk Management” from Computer Management. If you have installed a new hard disk, you will automatically be displayed with Initialize Disk box with the checkbox checked on the hard disk.

4. Click on “Ok” button and leave everything as default. Then the newly connected hard disk will be initialized.














After that, you can partition and format the hard drive according to the requirements. In addition, before adding a hard drive to your Windows 8 computer, I highly recommend you backup your Windows 8 with Windows Boot Genius as any improper operations may cause data loss.

Jul 192013

After using Windows 8 for a while, get tired of the default Window 8 Start screen background and wan to change the Windows 8 Start screen background? Or do not want a user have the ability to change your Windows 8 Start screen background. No matter what you want, you can easily find answers in this article.

Part 1: How to Change Windows 8 Start Screen Background?

Window 8 allows its users to customize the Start screen’s background and text color to meet its users’ preference. Here is a simple guide about how to change Windows 8 Start screen background.

1. Go to Windows 8 Start screen and Type “start screen” in the search box. When the search results appear, click on the Settings category as shown below.


2. Now click on the option labeled “Start screen” and the Start screen settings page will be shown to you. You will see a numbers of background pictures available to change here.

3. To use a new background, simply select the background you wish to use by left-clicking once on it.

Note: You can also change the color of the text shown on the y selecting a different color from the row of squares under the background choices.

Part 2: How to Disable the Ability to Change Windows 8 Start Screen Background?

Windows 8 also enable its users to disable the ability to change the Start screen background. You only need to follow the steps below.

1. Go to Group Policy Editor. Type “Group Policy” in the search box and then click on the Settings category.   Click on the Edit Group Policy option. Under the Local Computer Policy, expand the tree to the following path:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalization


2.  Double-click on the “Prevent changing start menu background” setting in the right-hand pane and its properties screen will open.

3. Select the “Enabled” and then click on the Apply button. Finally click on the OK button and close the Group Policy Editor. Windows 8 will not allow you to change the Windows 8 Start Screen background.

Following this steps you can easily change the Windows 8 Start screen background and disable the ability to change the Start screen background. And if you want to enable this feature latter, go back to the same setting and change it to “Not Configured”. Click here to see more Windows 8 tips.

Jul 122013


The PC business is still in depression. According to some resources, the worldwide shipments decreased by more than 10% year on year in the second quarter, which has become a record that it is an unprecedented fifth successive period of decline. On the other side, the market of tablets, smartphones and touch devices is flourishing.

Under the big depression of the PC business, Lenovo, one of China’s famous PC brands, has got good sales performance and it emerged as the top seller according to separate data from IDC and Cartner, which are two research companies.

According to Cartner, the worldwide PC shipments fell to 76.0m from 85.3m in the second quarter of 2012. One of the principal analysts at Cartner said: “We are seeing the PC market reduction directly tied to the shrinking installed base of PCs, as inexpensive tablets displace the low-end machines used primarily for consumption in mature and developed markets. In emerging markets, inexpensive tablets have become the first computing device for many people, who at best are deferring the purchase of a PC. This is also accounting for the collapse of the mini notebook market.”

Some analysts pointed out that the fall of the PC business suggests that not only the marketing shrinking, but also the shrinkage is accelerating.

Before the release of Windows 8, there was an expected decrease of 2% as PC OEMs and business paused while they waited for new products and new software from Microsoft.

However, surprisingly, Windows 8 has not proved to be the life-saver for the PC business. According to the feedback of the consumers who make up half of purchasers, they prefer to buy tablets and smartphones.

In May, IDC predicted that the tablets would outsell laptops this year and that by the end of 2015, they would outsell the entire PC segment. In the US market, where Apple emerged as a surprise third place, following HP and Dell, despite shipping only 1.8m units, is presenting that enterprises are beginning to shift from Windows XP, which is approaching the end of its support period 12 years after launch to Windows 7.

Yet, many users have good experience with Windows 8 while some criticisms are still approaching to it. From the feedback of the users, they love the new ways to protect their PC. However, sometimes they would suffer forgetting password. If you are one of the users, the nice advice here for you is to try Windows Password Recovery Tool to help you recover the lost password.

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Jul 052013

A Microsoft spokesman has confirmed that the company had launched Windows 8, Office 2012, Outlook and Internet Explorer 10 in Te reo Maori this week. It is said that schools, universities and government would take part in to handle this software.

This news has brought many cheers from those users of Microsoft who want to contact with New Zealand’s native people. They now can email or look up contacts after the global technology giant launched versions of its software in the Maori, which is the native language of the local habitants of New Zealand.

There are three official languages in New Zealand and te reo Maori is one of them. Globally, about 157, 000 people speak this language.

The Microsoft spokesman introduced that this software would not charge any money from the local people. “it’s a free download so there is no money in it…… But we feel it is nice to be part of the revitalization efforts in New Zealand……(the program’s) been pretty popular in the Maori language classes and schools.”

It is said that the launch of the new language marked that Microsoft now has 108 languages including KiSwahili, and Scottish Gaelic, for its products.

Windows 8 can bring a lot of cool things for users to explore, but sometimes you may get trouble, like you forgot your Windows password and could not get access to your computer. If you are in this case, try Windows Password Recovery Tool. This program can help you to easily recover password for local administrator and other user accounts.

Here is the general tutorial to guide you to recover Windows 8 password.

1. Burn Windows Password Recovery Tool to CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive after you download and install it on your computer. Insert a USB Flash Drive into a USB port on the available PC and specify the USB burning drive from the pull-down list of the USB flash options. Click “Burn” button. Click “Yes” button and select “OK” in the pop up burning completed successfully window.

2. Insert newly created CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive and reboot your computer in Windows 8.

3. Select Windows installation to remove the password, and then choose “Reset your password”. Click “Next” to proceed.

4. Choose “administrator” account, select “Remove the password” and click “Next” to proceed. Click “Reboot” to restart your computer.


Jun 212013

Windows 8, a touch-able, completely remained version of its nearly three-decade old PC operating system, is launched last year. Microsoft also released two related operating systems called Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. They look exactly alike, there are some small variations between Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, but there’s fundamental technical difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT. Therefore, we compared Windows 8 with Windows RT to help you choose the right one for your needs.

Windows 8 vs Windows RT
  Windows 8 Windows RT
Release Date October 26 October 26

Microsoft Official Price: Windows 8 upgrade $119.99 USD ERP


Windows RT is literally priceless, because you can’t buy it, but licensing fees to manufacturers should be significantly less than for Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.
Hardware Only runs on x86 devices, powered by Intel or AMD chips. Only runs on ARM-powered devices. ARM chips tout better battery life and lower prices.
Battery Life Has an estimated battery life between 6 and 8 hours. Has “all-day” battery life, or between 8 and 13 hours.
Interface Full-featured Start Screen and desktop mode. Only has a desktop mode: won’t be able to run any third-party software on the desktop in Windows RT
Software Support It not only supports all your old Windows software that runs on Windows 7, Vista and XP, but also a batch of new, tablet-like app available through the just-launched Windows Store. Windows RT only run Start app, and the only place to get software is through Windows Store. On the other hand, it doesn’t support any Windows software that ran on older versions of Windows.

If you  are using Windows 8 and Windows RT, chance are you need to reset Windows 8 password, try Windows Password Recovery Tool at once. It can reset both administrator and standard user password on Windows 8 and Windows RT PC.

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