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Windows 9 The Return of the Desktop

Windows 9 The Return of the Desktop

In the last few days there are news and rumors about the new Windows Operating System, Windows 9.Although only 2 years has been passed since the release of Windows 8 (26 October 2012), and only one year after the launch of Windows 8.1 (October 18, 2013) update, the launch of Windows 9 in April 2015 is now under preparation.Is expected that for the 30 september 2014 Microsoft convene a large press event, and show the new Windows 9 operating system, also known as Threshold.Everything points that the new Windows version will be focused on desktop users, and it returns back...
How to manage Windows using a PlayStation 3 (DualShock 3) Gamepad

How to manage Windows using a PlayStation 3 (DualShock 3) Gamepad

One year ago PlayStation 4 was launched. It is likely that many users will already have this video console or the other “Next Gen” video console (Xbox One, Wii U). Because of this, video consoles of previous generation (PS3) falls into disuse or simply are less played.Let's see how to take advantage of the PlayStation 3 Gamepads (DualShock 3), and use it to manage the PC (Windows). This way we take advantage of the PS3 wireless controller, which is a device of very high quality and high price, and avoid buying a new wireless device to control the PC. If...
Search any file with Total Commander

Search any file with Total Commander

When it comes to manage files and directories, a very basic and common operation is the search for files or specific directories. This type of operations are very simple, but rarely are used the right way, so file searched is not found, or it takes more time than necessary to find what we are looking for.In this tutorial we are going to address one of the most powerful functions of Total Commander: the search for files and directories.Let's start by clarifying a few concepts that are basic to continue with this tutorial: Full filenames: The full name of a file...
Windows Operating Systems Lifecyles

Windows Operating Systems Lifecyles

Microsoft desktop Operating Systems have a lifecycle in which receive updates and security patches.When an Operating System (OS) reaches the end of its cycle of life, doesn't mean that we will not be able to use this Operating System. For example, Windows XP reached the end of its lifecycle on April 8, 2014, and this Operating System is still installed and working in a multitude of world wide computers. According our users data, 20% of our visitors still using Windows XP on their personal computers.Then, What means that Windows XP has reached the end of its life cycle?The lifecycle of...
Skype stops support for Android 2.2 and below

Skype stops support for Android 2.2 and below

Recently, Microsoft sent emails to the users of Skype that have a version of Android 2.2 or below. The content of the email is the following:Skype apps for Android OS 2.2 (or below) are being permanently retiredWe've noticed that you are, or previously were, signed into Skype on a phone running the Android 2.2 (or below) operating system. We're sorry to inform you that we are now retiring all Skype apps that work on these older versions of the Android operating system. As a result, within the next few weeks, you'll no longer be able to sign in and use...
How to install external extensions in Google Chrome. The easy Way

How to install external extensions in Google Chrome. The easy Way

Latest Google Chrome versions doesn't allow to install extensions that do not come from Chrome Web Store. In a previous tutorial we explained how to install external extensions following some steps.Now we are going to explain an easier way to install external extensions on Google Chrome.We have tested this way to to install extensions on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with Google Chrome 36.0.1985.143 m version.Here is the video that accompanies this tutorial, where you can see a summary of the process to enable external extensions that aren't in Chrome Web Store.The first thing we need to do is download...
How to install gpedit.msc on Windows 7 Home, Home Premium and Starter Edition

How to install gpedit.msc on Windows 7 Home, Home Premium and Starter Edition

In some of the tutorials that are published in Usitility we make reference to the tool gpedit.msc, for example in this tutorial How to install extensions from outside the Chrome Web Store in Google Chrome.The program gpedit.msc is used for administrators system to monitor and edit group policies. These group policies can be edited directly inside the Windows registry, but thanks to gpedit.msc, we will be able to edit more easily those policies.gpedit.msc is not installed by default in all Windows operating systems. In this tutorial we will see how to install gpedit.msc on Windows 7 Home, Home Premium and...
How to configure PlayStation 2 PCSX2 emulator in HyperSpin

How to configure PlayStation 2 PCSX2 emulator in HyperSpin

This tutorial is aimed at users who want to emulate Sony PlayStation 2 games, and use HyperSpin front-end to browse the video games catalog and launch the emulator.First of all let's us to make a small introduction for those who don't know what is emulation, or don't know what it is HyperSpin. If you already know this information, you can skip these lines and go directly to the tutorial instructions.The emulation of systems is the capacity to run programs from one platform in a completely different one. For example, if we can play the Game Boy video games on PC,...
Learn how to play piano with Synthesia

Learn how to play piano with Synthesia

Summer is a time of year when we can enjoy our free time: reading, go for walks, chat with friends, and why not, learn to play a musical instrument.Thanks to Personal Computers and new technologies, we can learn to play different musical instruments from the comfort of home and without making large investments.In this case let's see how to learn to play the piano in a fun and simple way making use of a program called Synthesia.To use this program, it is not necessary to have a MIDI music keyboard, although, obviously, is something recommended, because we will be able...
Launch programs faster and easily, and clean up desktop

Launch programs faster and easily, and clean up desktop

When we use the computer, it is common that desktop ends filled up with shortcut icons of those programs most used, so we can access to that programs easily. This way of organizing shortcuts can be used if we use a small number of softwares.It is more likely that that desktop will be filled up with dozens of shortcuts, and we need to memorize the location of each program's shortcut to open it. This will slow down the process of launching programs.In this tutorial we will see how we speed up the access to the software installed in the computer....