Saturday, October 27, 2012

How to make Windows 8 Act & Look like Windows 7

Given that Windows 7 is or was almost perfect (for a Microsoft product), now a new version of Windows is threatening to kill productivity for businesses until they "figure out" how to interact with Windows 8. It is aimed more at the Consumer than Business professional. Works best with a multi-touch touchscreen or trackpad, both of which are not found plentiful in the wild at the moment.  Give it 6 months or so for the hardware to catch up. Until then stick with Windows 7 or modify Windows 8 per the article below.

The folks at CNET UK have published a great article on how to transform Windows 8 into looking and acting like Windows 7.  Some of the "tweaks" require some technical expertise, so it may not be for casual Windows users to try and install.  Read more here.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Test Your Brain Health for Free!!

BrainyApp was developed by Alzheimer’s Australia and Bupa Health Foundation to raise community awareness of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia and on how to live a brain healthy lifestyle.

New to Android, this app provides an insight to the health of your brain, heart, and body.  This app should be a must for all of us that have had a family member afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, as we too may develop this debilitating disease.

UPDATE: I have found that the app doesn't work with Cyanogenmod 7.2 custom roms (you get Force Closes), your experience may vary.  Please post your results in the comments.

Available now from the Google Play store.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My New Favorite Android Radio App "Songza"

has captured my heart and is my new favorite Radio App, beating out Slacker and Pandora!!  Great music lists, fantastic sound, stellar performance over 4G make this App really stand out.  They utilize the "echo" and bass enhancement features from the super-FM radio stations (remember them?) to give you really great sound on your earphones and through your Bluetooth connected car stereo system.  Give it a whirl, it's in the Google Play store.