This week on tech, new rumors emerged about Microsoft planning to combine Windows RT and Windows Phone into a true single mobile operating system. Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet images made its way to the web giving us a first glance of the device. Facebook announced is globally removing the option to opt-out profiles from appearing in search results and to mitigate this bump in the road for some users, I created a list of very useful tips to help you keep your Facebook profile out of search results.
This week was also Microsoft Patch Tuesday, the company released 8 updates for a range of products, including a firmware update for Surface Pro in preparation of next week’s Windows 8.1 roll out.
Also Google is apparently gear up a new version of Chrome that includes parts of the Chrome OS built right in Windows 8. I have the review and the opinion on the topic, check it out.
Finally, the software giant released a new Windows 7 SP1 update to help users free up more space in their hard drives by deleting old updates files. All this and more…
Welcome to Pureinfotech: Tech Recap edition. Each weekend I will bring you a compilation of articles of the week, including how-to guides, features, tech news, and more. This is simply a list with a brief description of pieces you might have missed or you might just want to read again.
- Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet leaked images and tech specs
- How to limit Facebook profile visibility in search results
- Best Buy runs Surface trade-in program, you can get up to $350
- Microsoft could merge Windows RT with Windows Phone sooner than you think
- How to reclaim space with new Disk Cleanup option in Windows 7 SP1
- Google’s master plan to move Windows users to Chrome OS
- Microsoft Patch Tuesday, October 2013, has 8 updates and Surface Pro firmware
To view all this week’s articles, click here.
Road to Windows 8.1
If you have been following all my coverage of Windows 8.1, you probably already know that Microsoft will finally roll out the Windows 8.1 update next week, to be more exact next Friday, October 18th, 2013. And this is the best time to start getting ready for such an important update that no one should ignore. Windows 8.1, formerly known as Windows Blue, brings stability to the OS, hundreds of tweaks, and a handful of new features. Here is a list of useful articles with guides and information that will help you to get ready for a smooth transition:
- How to update to Windows 8.1 final from any OS version covering all the basics
- Windows 8.1 pricing, only full versions starting at $119.99, no more upgrades
- In-depth Windows 8.1 demo: all features, apps, and devices (video)
- Microsoft’s Compatibility Center updated for Windows 8.1
- Apps and services bundled in Windows 8.1, Skype is also included
- System Image Backup returns to Windows 8.1
- How to create a Windows 8 system image or full backup (step-by-step)
Use this link to view all my Windows 8.1 coverage!
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