Tech roundup of the week – Apr. 1, 2012

Tech roundup of the week - Metro style

This week on Pureinfotech: Learn more customization on Windows 8 and a few more tips, Google released Chrome version 18 with improvements on graphics, create a Google Chrome theme in seconds, make a backup on World Backup Day, and much more.

Windows 8 has hundreds of new features, some very useful and some just for looks. If you like simplicity check out — How to disable the Lock Screen in Windows 8.

In a two-part series, this week you learned how to set up Windows 8 File History to backup your data periodically to an external drive or shared folder in the network to recover previous versions or files that could be accidentally deleted, and how to restore files using Windows 8 File History. All it’s explained step by step for you to get the most out of this new backup feature.

Also this week, Google made available Chrome 18. This time the company added to its web browser many bug fixes and new graphic improvements that even an old computer with low hardware configuration will be able to take advantage. Check out the article to learn more and to grab the download link — Google Chrome 18 available now with better graphics capabilities [Download].   

Would you like to have a unique appearance in your web browser? Then My Chrome Theme extension for Google Chrome is what you are looking for. This tool will help you to create a more personalized theme for Chrome, check out the article to learn more — My Chrome Theme: Design your own Google Chrome theme in no time [Extension].

Yesterday, Saturday March 31st, was World Backup Day, a new kind of holiday that celebrates something that we all should be doing at least every week, but most of the time we prefer to look the other way, that is until your computer hard drive crashes. Be smart and protect your data by backing up, visit the article to learn various useful tips — Backup your data: March 31st is World Backup Day.

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About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.