I think the Translator app on Windows 8 App Store is awesome. It allows me to point the camera of Lumia 920 smartphone at whatever foreign texts on whatever (e.g., pictures, wall, newspapers, etc…) and it translates such texts into my preferable language that I can understand. Cool? Well, check out the video which I had posted right after the break for brief demonstrations and a brief talk on it. Enjoy!!!
Toolbox is a very cool Windows 8 app which allows you to multitask various things. For an example, I can browse the web, check the weather, use the calculator, and so on at the same time. Although the idea isn’t new at all, but the execution of the app is beautifully done within Windows 8 environment. Nonetheless, I think the developer of Toolbox app can totally improve it by enabling more tools within the app. Anyhow, check out the video above and you’ll know what I mean. Enjoy!!!
Watch the video above, and I’ll walk you through how to create a Windows 8 image. Basically, what Windows 8 image does is to allow you to restore your Windows 8 system back to the time that you had created the image for Windows 8. So, let say couple months after you had created Windows 8 image your Windows 8 system acts abnormally, you can just do a Refresh (a recovery feature within Windows 8) with the Windows 8 image and your Windows 8 system should be back to how it was when you started to create the Windows 8 image. This means your Windows 8 file systems, personal data, software that came with Windows 8 and software that you installed from various sources, and the settings of Windows 8 will all be restored. Just remember though, before you do a refresh, you might want to backup your abnormal Windows 8 system so you can actually restore the files and software that you had created/installed right after the creation of the Windows 8 image. Anyhow, enjoy the video!!!
Update: OK, so I was a bit too harsh on TechSmith. After talking a lot more to them, a tech support guy at TechSmith was able to point out why Camtasia 8.0.3 would not launch on Windows 8. It turned out that the upgrade for Windows 7 to Windows 8 would definitely prevent Camtasia 8.0.3 to work correctly, because to have it worked one needed to install Windows 8 from scratch. That meant I had to reformat the computer, re-installed Windows 8 as if it was brand new, and then Camtasia 8.0.3 would work correctly when installed onto Windows 8. I was able to confirm this as I had done exactly what they told me, which was to re-install Windows 8 from scratch. You guys can read the rest of my original blog post, but only part of the old paragraphs are still meaningful now, because this paragraph right here is the solution to my complaint in the title. I’m smiling at the moment, please share the joy with me! Read the rest of the old post so you get what I’m saying in this post!
If you’re using Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise, you don’t really have to rely on a third party encryption software to encrypt your files and hard drives. You can totally rely on BitLocker as this is what came with Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise by default. Anyhow, right after the break you get to see me use BitLocker in real time to encrypt a C: drive on my Windows 8 Pro computer. Enjoy!!!