Microsoft releases printable Windows 10 key shortcut list

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Well do you know your Windows key shortcuts in Windows 10? Just go through my previous post for handy keyboard shortcuts on Windows 10. If you need a cheat sheet, Microsoft has just published one that you can download and print.

While Microsoft already offers online documentation on keyboard shortcuts, the format of the page can be difficult to sift through. Fortunately, Microsoft now offers an offline version in Word .DOCX format

Thanks to Mary Jo Foley for spotting it.

There are 42 shortcuts in total, mostly dealing with window management, the Start menu, the Task view, and Cortana. Keep in mind the list only includes Windows key shortcuts, not shortcuts involving Ctrl or Alt.

You can grab the official document straight from Microsoft. Also the Office Web Apps version

Windows 10 – Keyboard Shortcuts

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Friends,

In this blog post, I’d like to share a list of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts with you.

Windows 10 has been launched and it is running on over 70 million devices as when the post is being written. This post lists many new keyboard shortcuts that have been included in Windows 10 and also the ones that pre-exist on Windows devices.

Here’s my list of Windows 10 shortcuts, and – in addition – some of my favorite “old but gold” shortcuts known from previous versions of Windows:

New Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

  • WIN + A : Open Action Center
  • WIN + G : Open Game Bar
  • WIN + I : Open Settings “Trusted Windows Store” App
  • WIN + Q : Search using voice in Cortana
  • WIN + S : Search using text in Cortana
  • WIN + X : Open Context menu associated with Start button
  • WIN + Print Screen : Capture Screenshot of current window and save it in Pictures folder
  • WIN + Ctrl + D : Create new Virtual Desktop
  • WIN + Ctrl + Left / WIN + Ctrl + Right : Switch between Virtual Desktops
  • WIN + Ctrl + F4 : Close Current Virtual Desktop
  • WIN + TAB : Open Task View
  • WIN + Left Key / WIN + Right Key : Snap Windows to Left/Right
  • WIN + Up Key / WIN + Down Key : Snap Windows to Up/Down

Existing Keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10

  • WIN + B : Show Hidden Icons in Task bar
  • WIN + D : Show Desktop
  • WIN + E : File Explorer
  • WIN + H : Open Share Bar
  • WIN + K : Open Connect Bar
  • WIN + L : Lock User
  • WIN + P : Project Screen
  • WIN + R : Open Run Box

I’m pretty sure there are much more keyboard shortcuts you can use to speed up your work with Windows 10. If you experience new ones, please let me know! I will try to keep the above list up to date.

Hope the shortcuts help you. Keep learning and sharing.

Microsoft announces India pricing for Windows 10

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Following the launch of Windows 10 on Wednesday in 190 countries as a free upgrade for Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1 users and new PC and tablet users, Microsoft on Thursday made the latest version of its desktop and tablet operating system available to buy for new users in India. Microsoft has now listed the pricing for the full version of the software.

The Windows 10 operating system can be purchased from Microsoft’s official online store – Microsoftstore.com.

Users who do not qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 10 (including users of Windows Vista and XP), people who’re assembling a new PC and Mac users can buy the full version of the OS at Rs 7,999 for the Home version and Rs 14,999 for the Pro version.

Microsoft is offering free upgrade to Windows 10 for users of Windows 7 and Windows 10 users provided they update their systems within one year of the OS’ availability.

People who reserved their upgrade to Windows 10 will be notified in phases when their upgrade is ready to be installed. For business customers, Windows 10 is available to start deploying within work environments, and starting August 1, organizations that have volume licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education.

A Microsoft Phone Companion app enables iPhone’s, Android or Windows phones to work with Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft Unveils – Windows 10 Launch Website

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Before of the launch of Windows 10 on Wednesday, Microsoft has unveiled a website dedicated to the launch event of the OS. The launch site — http://blogs.windows.com/launch/ — has tweets embedded that show individuals from all around the world talking about Windows using the hashtag #UpgradeYourWorld.

The website also lists all the videos in the “10 Reasons to Upgrade” campaign, highlighting several Windows 10 features including Microsoft Edge, Cortana, Continuum, Windows Hello and more. And finally, Ninja cat is also represented. The site has also included a Windows Quick Guide

People Sense – finding friends on Windows Phone

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According to Spanish-language site Microsoft Place, the company is in the process of developing an app called People Sense, which looks to deeply integrate Bing Maps with messaging and calling features.

Currently in the development stage, People Sense, codenamed Buddy Aware will allow you to share your location in real time with contacts stored on your agenda. The basic concept is familiar if you’ve seen Apple’s Find My Friends, but there’s a stronger emphasis on reaching out — you can call or message contacts in-app, and even get directions if you’d like to meet face to face.

In addition to providing real-time location info for the people you follow, it will give detailed directions to contacts’ locations and also have calling and messaging baked right in. By the looks of it, the only thing it lacks is notifications for when friends are nearby, though more features might be on the way.

The features included are:

  • Share your location in real time with your contacts.
  • Integrated messaging and calling application.
  • Integration with navigation applications step by step drawing paths to your contacts.
  • Integration with your favorite places to show like “home” or “work”
  • New features to be added before leaving the store

 

The application is currently not available in the store . You must wait a little longer to enjoy it.

WhatsApp starts rolling out voice calling feature

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A few weeks ago, WhatsApp began rolling out calling through their app to a few users. No one really knew how to get it activated on their phone and keeping it activated. This meant that initial testers were able to extend it to their friends who further helped other WhatsApp users join the club. However, this invite system is not working for all users. It appears that today, WhatsApp has begun rolling out calling to everyone now. WhatsApp has flipped a few switches to get it going today, as there’s no new update here, and it works on version 2.11.528.

According to Android Police, a friend with WhatsApp Calling enabled has to call you to get it to trigger. As that’s how they got the functionality enabled. While it may be annoying, but it is a good way to have a slow rollout and make sure this feature doesn’t kill their servers.

WhatsApp has calls in its dedicated tab now. So you have Calls, Chats, and Contacts. So you are able to see your call log, your chats with various contacts, and then your contacts on WhatsApp. All from that “home screen”. Which is definitely nice to have. If you tap on the contacts picture, you’ll get a bigger picture along with the option to call chat, or view their information. Kinda similar to the Contacts app in Android.

The update seems to get activated when a user with voice calling capability calls his WhatsApp contacts. Once the update is activated, the user interface also changes to feature a separate voice calling screen. A phone icon also appears next to the WhatsApp contacts, and you can also see the call logs of your device.

WhatsApp hasn’t officially announced the roll-out but with the number of devices supporting the feature, we can anticipate an announcement any time soon.

With this offering, Facebook owned WhatsApp will also direct an assault at voice calling apps like Viber, WeChat and others. You can even expect a backlash from the phone companies in the form of increased data pack costs. But no matter what, the 700 Million WhatsApp users are going to get a reason to celebrate real soon.

Calling through WhatsApp uses Wi-Fi or 3G/4G to make calls. It appears that you are not able to make calls to your WhatsApp contacts from the phone app on your phone. You’ll have to exit the app to do that, unfortunately. Which probably isn’t a big deal, but if you’re in an area with slow internet, you may want to use their voice network. Hopefully WhatsApp will add the ability to switch between voice and VoIP in the future for their calls. But it is nice to see this feature finally rolling out

While calling feature is available with WhatsApp Version 2.11.528, it is buggy. For the better experience, use the Version 2.11.531, which is available directly from WhatsApp website.

SOURCE: Android Police

So how many of our readers use WhatsApp? Are you excited about their Calling feature to finally be rolling out? Be sure to let me know in the comments down below

Bing Rewards Program – Get OneDrive 100 GB Special Offer

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Microsoft is offering 100GB of free OneDrive storage for two years if you sign up for the Bing Rewards program. All you have to do is sign-into Bing and keep searching using Microsoft’s search engine to earn Bing Rewards credits. Consider it a “frequent flyer program” for Bing, allowing you to redeem credits you earn for searching and can be spent on gift cards, sweepstakes entries, and other goodies.

Just as Bing Rewards provides its members with rewards across multiple Microsoft brands such as Xbox, Skype, Windows Phone and Windows Store, OneDrive has deep integration with so many of the products you already use. You never have to worry about manually saving your photos and videos. And no more trying to sort out what video format to use—it just works. Plus, Start screen integration with Windows 8.1, and even Xbox slide shows, means there are countless ways your favorite photos and those photos shared with you come to life. And with OneDrive, you can share photos or videos directly to Facebook or via email with one click. You can even record and share gameplay from your Xbox One

New members receive 20 bonus credits just by signing up, getting you well on your way to earning enough credits for this new OneDrive offer in your first week. It’s easy to join today by visiting http://www.bingrewards.com and following the instructions to create a Bing Rewards account.

                   – Alex Danskin, Senior Marketing Manager, Bing Rewards

Signing up for the program is a simple process of connecting your email address to Bing Rewards. Once you are signed up, you can begin searching Bing.com while logged in to earn credits. Head over to the VIA link below to claim your 100GB of free OneDrive storage as part of this promotion.

Bing Rewards allows you to search with Bing on your PC and phone, allowing you to try new Bing features and take advantage of exclusive offers as your credits build up. And all you have to do is stay logged into Bing.com

Free OneDrive storage for two years for US residents only

Update: The offer is for 2 years. At the time of this post, Microsoft had yet to update the offer to indicate 2 years (it was still mentioning 1 year).

Note: Bing Rewards is a program for US residents only. Bing Rewards is not available in any other country.

WhatsApp finally launches on the Web

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Many people have been waiting for it & it’s finally here – WhatsApp is now available on your desktop, but only if you’re an Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry user.

The new Web client is actually  an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device — this means all of your messages still live on your phone. So in order to use it, you’ll need to have an active connection on your phone, not just your computer.

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To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp client, simply open https://web.whatsapp.com in your Google Chrome browser. You will see a QR code — scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to go. WhatsApp is now paired on your phone with the WhatsApp web client. Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone.

Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone. Also its advised that connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network to prevent data charges, as of web client syncs messages from the phone over web.

This service is available for Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry. Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.

So now enjoy your best messenger app on your desktop. I hope you find web client useful.

➤ WhatsApp Web

Face a Ban! – Using WhatsApp Plus?

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WhatsApp is imposing 24-hour lock-outs on people trying to access its service via an unauthorised Android app.

The Facebook-owned messaging service said that it had acted against users of WhatsApp Plus because of concerns that the program might cause private data to be leaked to third-parties. The unofficial app offers extra ways to customise how conversations appear.Experts say Android users should be cautious about where they download apps from.

FB Techwire :- Facebook’s Tech News Page

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Facebook on Tuesday 18th November 2014 launched a new Tech News Page as FB Techwire devoted to surfacing strictly tech news in your timeline. An extension of FB Newswire, will serve as yet another tool for journalists for exposing the highest-quality work of those working in the tech community,billed as a showplace for technology talk shared by influential sources.

“The goal of FB Techwire is to aid in the discovery of original content including breaking news, first-person analysis, photos and videos for journalists that care about and cover tech,” Facebook said in an email to AFP.

Posts on the page will also be shared on Twitter from an @fbtechwire account

As Andy Mitchell, Facebook’s director of news and global media partnerships, said earlier this year about Newswire, “It’s all about thinking of Facebook as a primary source of news content, formatted so journalists can easily scan content and pick out what’s newsworthy.” Techwire will surely be treated the same way.