Tech roundup of the week – Nov. 13, 2011

Tech Roundup of the week - Blue

This week in Pureinfotech we looked at Google+ Pages the new latest addition to the Google’s social network and if you still didn’t create your first page, I have published a How-To guide that will teach you the steps to get your setup in no time — Google+ Pages: How to sign up and create your own page for your brand [Step by Step] –. Oh! and don’t forget to add Pureinfotech Page to your Google+ circle. Thanks!

And, of course, there is going to be time where you try something and you don’t like or you just don’t need it anymore, so I also have this week a How-To guide to delete pages from the social network — Google+ Pages: How to delete a page that you don’t want anymore.

Firefox: In web browsing this week, Mozilla has released Firefox 8. This new version brings better stability, Twitter search, Tabs on demand, and much more. Check out the article to learn more and grab the Firefox 8 download link — Download Firefox 8 final release: Adds Twitter search, Tabs on demand and more.

Windows: Microsoft this week has explained all the work they have been doing to improve Windows 8 battery life on all devices, this being on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. And we all know that during these times energy is important, every little thing could make a difference, and seeing that Windows operating system dominates most of the market, one little tweak done well can translate in a big difference. Check out the article to learn more — Windows 8 battery life is going to be awesome, according to Microsoft.

If you’ve been using Windows 8 you may have noticed that in the new Start screen, the shutdown button is missing. Well, while I am sure that Microsoft didn’t just forget about it, because it is an important function in the operating system and because you can use a pretty simple keyboard shortcut to access to this functionality; some people may still like to have a direct button in the Start screen to do shutdown their machines, so here is the How-To guide to that — How to create and add a Shutdown shortcut to the Start screen in Windows 8.

Finally, are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? Well, if not, at least you could start decorating your computer with the great wallpaper collection that I shared with you this week — Thanksgiving desktop fun – Wallpaper collection 2011

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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.