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October 5, 2014

Finally: You Can Put Windows 95 On Your Smartwatch

In what is probably the least useful hack of all time, Corbin Davenport—who clearly has too much time on his hands—has managed to install Windows 95 on a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch. Thanks to emulator software available for Android, we can now run a 20-year-old desktop operating system on a watch with a 1.63-inch display. There’s probably no practical use case for this, but why not?!

Check out the results in the video above.

 
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October 2, 2014

Windows 10 May Have Gotten Its Name Because Of Lazy Code

If you’re wondering why the new version of Windows is 10 instead of 9, a note posted to Reddit could provide an answer. Reddit user cranbourne claims to be a Microsoft developer, and cites rumors that early testing with the name “Windows 9” revealed problems with code from third-party developers used as a shortcut to detect when apps are running on Windows 95 or 98. You see, the shortcut was written to check for versions that start with “Windows 9” to catch 95 and 98 in one swing.

A simple search reveals just how many apps are guilty of this, so it’s entirely possible that Microsoft went with Windows 10 to avoid breaking all of [...]

 
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September 10, 2014

Minecraft Creator Markus Persson Set His Price At $2 Billion In 2012

Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft is in talks to buy Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, for $2 billion. That number is no coincidence, it seems. Back in 2012, Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson tweeted, “Anyway, my price is two billion dollars. Give me two billion dollars, and I’ll endorse your crap.”

The developer also wasn’t too fond of Microsoft or Windows 8 around that time:

To be fair, there were some positive tweets as well, but it’s interesting to see such a dramatic change of heart in two years.

But he did say his price was $2 billion.

[h/t: The Verge]

 
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July 30, 2010

Tips For Reformatting

Every once and a while, your computer will get so full of stuff, so slow, or maybe it gets a few to many viruses and you just say that’s enough. It’s time to reformat your computer. Clear everything off. Start from scratch. Get your brand new, super-fast computer back. I’ve put together a couple of tips for when you decide to take on this task of reformatting your hard drive.

 
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June 2, 2010

Mac vs. PC: Part Three

Part three is here. You’ve read part one and part two of Mac vs. PC Inflecto Vita style but you’re still not quite sure. You are still a little bit anxious about a Mac. What about all of those things your PC friends said? Welcome to part three. I will be going through all of the most common Mac myths and debunking them just for you.

 
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May 24, 2010

Mac vs. PC: Part Two

In Part one of Mac vs. PC Inflecto Vita Style, we discussed hardware issues and what Apple seems to be doing right. Part two is going to have the same feel but we are going to be talking about software related topics as opposed to hardware.

 
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March 5, 2010

Undo Button for Windows

The best way to keep your data safe is to prevent bad things from happening. Keep your computer up-to-date and don’t let it get infected with anything.

Even if you know all of this and do everything you can to prevent bad things from happening, it’s bound to happen sooner or later. You’re going to get a virus, you’re going to delete something or something isn’t going to work right. What do you do when something happens? You use System Restore. System Restore is basically an undo button for your computer. If something bad happens, just hit undo and restore your system to a previous, better state.

Go into the Start Menu > All Programs > [...]

 
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February 26, 2010

Don't Lose With Windows 7

When using a computer, one of the most important types of security a user can feel is that of their files are safe. The best way to know that files are truly safe is to have a backup of them. With USB and external drives becoming so cheap these days, it doesn’t make sense not to back up anymore. According to a study done at Carnegie Mellon University, annual disk replacement rates of 2-4% were common but they ranged up to 13%. That gives your hard drive an average lifespan of about 5 years. Do you want to back up now?

Microsoft made it even easier to backup all of your important files in Windows 7. Here is a quick step by step on how to do it.

 
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February 10, 2010

How to Use Gmail with Windows Mail

If you use Gmail, it can be frustrating when you need to access an email offline, but can’t.  In this tutorial, I’ll show you a very easy way to use Gmail in your Windows Mail email client.

1)  Open Windows Mail.  Go to Tools > Accounts.

Click Add.

Select “Email Account” and then click Next.

Type in your display name.  This is what people will see when they receive an email from you.  Click Next.

Type in your preexisting Gmail email address, then click Next.

Set everything exactly the way it is set in the screenshot above, then click Next.

Enter your [...]

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