Showing posts with label Windows 8 Features. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows 8 Features. Show all posts

Get Weather Forecast by Windows 8 Weather App!




If you're a regular visitor of this site then you might know that several posts have been made about Windows 8. Several times I mentioned about Weather Forecast app of Windows 8. 

Previously I wrote about Windows Reader. Today I will try to give you a detailed information about Weather app. 

This app is named as Weather or Bing Weather. And specially made for Windows 8. And it is not readily available for Download. It is bundled with Windows 8. 

If you're connected to online you can view the world weather through this weather app. It collects information from the server and shows you updates. You can get 10 days weather forecast with historical data. You can also search your desired location and get information of it. 




How to use it? 
This app is very handy to use and easy to navigate. To use this app press the Start Button and click on weather app tile. Immediately it will run full screen. 
  • To find a particular city- Click right button of your mouse and then hit on places button from the top. Then hit on + button and type the name of the city and choose it from the list. 
  • To see the world weather- Click right button of mouse and choose World Weather. Then click on your desired location in the map and get the necessary information.
  • You can also view the historical data, hourly forecast and 10 days forecast of a particular location by this app.

10 Exceptional Features of Windows 8



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10 Exceptional Features of Windows 8- Upgrade to Enjoy!




I've already written more than 3 posts about Windows 8. But all of these were related to preview versions. And I'm writing this post just after installing the Final Version in my PC. 
  1. Built in Security for your overall PC protection! 
  2. Built in Reader to view your PDF and XPS files! 
  3. Live tiles that let you know the latest weather forecast, news updates, sports updates and so many.
  4. Touch friendly and drag and drop interface that eases the use of mouse. Don't be afraid. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts for Windows. 
  5. Efficient use of hardware.
  6. Task Manager with new useful features. (Shift+Ctrl+Esc)
  7. New apps for view image and video, using camera.
  8. New apps for Mail, Messaging and connect with people. You can also integrate your Facebook account with Windows Mail. 
  9. Great way of multitasking. Quickly switch between the apps. Press Alt+Tab or just move your mouse at the top left corner of the screen to switch the app. 
  10. New Start Screen! That irritates many users. This is the most important visual change of Windows 8. But if you use this for a week, you will enjoy this. This new start screen will be useful for searching apps, files and settings too. Just press the Start Button and type your query. Immediately you will get the result! 

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Use Snipping Tool to Take Screenshot!



If you're using Windows 7 or Windows 8 Preview then you've snipping tool provided with the windows. You can use Snipping Tool to take a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then you can make little change, mark, save and email it to someone. 


You can capture the following types of snips:

  • Free-form Snip:  Draw a free-form shape around an object.
  • Rectangular Snip:  Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.
  • Window Snip:  This option will allow you to capture the the full window. 
  • Full-screen Snip:  This will allow you to capture the entire screen. 


You will find the snip tool in the program list. Go to the start menu and type snip. Then it will appear in the list. 

You can also make a handy shortcut of it. Just right click on the snipping tool and select Pin to Taskbar. 

Funny Trick: If you need to reduce the size of a large image then you can just take the screenshot of that image. For example if your image is 3 or 4 MB in size, you can reduce it to 40 to 50 KB by taking a screen shot using snipping tool.