Monthly Archives : July 2015

Windows 10 Desktop Wallpaper Uncovered | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT – Scottsdale 85251

As some know this already, Microsoft is getting ready to release Windows 10 on July 29th which includes a brand new operating system that of course comes with a brand new desktop wallpaper image. Of course Microsoft wasn’t going to settle for no basic Windows logo.

Microsoft created a team of artists to create this new special logo. They used lasers and light to create this new desktop wallpaper.

New Windows 10 Logo

Graphics designer Bradley G Munkowitz and the team built two installations in the photography studio in San Francisco to create the light coming from the windows.

Munkowitz said “It’s very exciting to be an artist in these times where your medium is constantly changing.” “I love the idea of delivering one prefect, pristine still.”

Chrome 36 vs. Firefox 31 vs. Internet Explorer 11: Internet Browser Review | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT – Scottsdale, AZ 85251

 

Firefox 31:

Firefox is the leader in security and privacy. It also had a major interface redesign. Along with this they have made huge strides in the memory consumption. What have won over millions of users is Firefox is the customization possibilities that you are allowed to do. With this customization tool, you are in control of the browser toolbars. Don’t forget the fast performance either that everyone loves.

Chrome 36:

Although Chrome might not be the ideal browser for privacy, they have a leading HTML5 support and fast JavaScript performance. This means it is ready for the highly interactive application-like websites. Chrome does have a competition in graphics hardware acceleration.

Internet Explorer 11:

IE11 is now available for Windows 7 and 8, unfortunately not for Vista or XP. This latest version is faster, trimmer and far more compliant with HTML5. This is a huge improvement for Microsoft. IE includes tab-pinning and leading hardware acceleration and supports WebGL and SPDY but not WebRTC. A great privacy tool includes Do Not Track enabled by default and Tracking Protection feature.

5 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Come In Handy | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

  1. Drag multiple tabs at once: Majority of people already know that you are capable of mix and matches the tabs together but while holding down Ctrl key and click on all the tabs you’d like to move, you can move them as one. For Mac users, hold the command key.
  2. Omnibox = Calculator: Some may or may not know that you are able to out a basic math problem into the search bar and get the answer. Without actually going to Google.com, you can access s similar math function in your omnibox. Doing this will give you the answer in the suggestions below the omnibox without having to push enter. To do this Google.com will have to be your default browser or you will not get an answer. It also does not work if you are typing into an incognito window, no matter the default browser.
  3. Omnibox = Unit converter: Just like your omnibox can be a calculator, it can also be a unit converter. It is very similar to the calculator just type into the search bar without pushing enter and you’ll get your answer below. Again, Google.com will have to be your default browser.
  4. Simple Image Browser: If you are ever cleaning or organizing your computer and come across an unknown jpeg and have no idea when or how it got placed on your computer? Simply drag it directly into your Chrome browser window and there you have it.
  5. Drag to Search: To some this might be fairly new. If you ever wanted to find out what a word or phrase meant, highlight the word and drag it to the omnibox and there you have it, your answer.

Hidden Messages in Tech Logos: Beats, Amazon, Jelly | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT – Scottsdale, AZ 85251

  • Beats Logo:
    • Beats logo is a lower case b which is also a profile of someone wearing a pair of headphones.
  • Amazon:
    • There is that little bright yellow arrow underneath has multiple meanings. Some of those meanings are just an arrow moving things forward, a sly smile and most of all its connecting A to Z which is “everything is available on Amazon, from A to Z”
  • Jelly:
    • If you notice the jelly’s tentacles they are little J’s and the top looks like a brain.
  • GameCube:
    • Some might be familiar with this one already, but it’s a square in a square that makes a G with a little cube in the middle.
  • Microsoft 1987-2012:
    • The space between the “o” and “s” were to emphasize “convey motion and speed.”

5 Must-Have Windows Phone App | BVA INC. emPowering Your IT –

 

  • Skype:
    • Video chat for people who don’t belong to an iPhone but a Windows phone or who even have an iPhone but would choose Skype over FaceTime. Skype is available for and Android, iPhone, Mac, or Windows PCs. Along with the video chat, you can also send instant messages, make calls, and SMS texts to regular cell phone.
  • Yelp:
    • Yelp is great for when you are on the go looking for the nearest pizza place, Starbucks, and gas station. Not only is it a helping hand, but you can also check in and get specials deals and add your own reviews.
  • The Weather Channel:
    • Who wouldn’t want to see how the weather will be like for the week or for your next weeks’ vacation in Miami? It offers far more detailed weather information and with a tolerable weather app pre-loaded. Don’t forget about the ten-day forecasts. This is all great for when you do not know what to expect when it comes to the weather.
  • Netflix:
    • Do you ever get caught in the doctor’s office waiting for your name to be called and have been addicted to watching your favorite show but couldn’t watch it because you can’t take you TV with you? That is why you can Netflix, choose from over 100 movies and TV shows you can’t get enough of. It’s a great go to source of entertainment when you aren’t home and Windows Phone Netflix app is up for the task.
  • Pandora:
    • Take all your favorite stations and music genes with you on your Windows phone. Although you only have 6 skips allowed, it lets your pin your favorite stations and block out explicit songs if a child’s account is using the mobile.