In all of the examples below, you start by pressing the Windows Logo key on your keyboard:
Windows logo key +Tab
|This little gem allows you to cycle through any recently used apps on your Windows 8 PC.|
Windows logo key +start typing
Need to search for something quickly? Holding down the Windows Logo key and typing with any letter or numeral on the keyboard allows you to search for anything you need on your PC
Windows logo key +Shift+period (.)
Make room for more. Quickly snap an app to the left of your display.
Windows logo key +period (.)
Looking for something? Cycle through all of your open apps with this cheeky shortcut.
There’s a lot to learn on the new Windows 8 platform. What are your tips and tricks for getting more from your Windows 8 PC or Tablet?
I’d like to say “I can’t believe another year has gone by” but you know, I guess I can. It seems the longer you are in business the faster everything goes – especially technology.
In fact, this month marks our 11th year in business. I can remember being told by other business owners at the time: “just get through your first year”, then after that “just get through 5 years”. The reality is [...]
While attending HP Discover 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, I got the chance to have a look at and review a few of the HP Tablets. Let us know your thoughts below.
When I was at HP Discover I put together a video review of 3 of their new tablet PC’s (2 of the Slates and 1 of the Omni’s) and this video should be online in a day or so (jetlag allowing), but it really got me thinking about the sudden choice we have in tablets other than iPad. Microsoft has the Surface of course, and there are scores of Google Android based tablets out there too.
Just before I left for Spain I interviewed some of our clients about their use of the iPad, and the response was overwhelming that they didn’t feel as though they were getting full productivity value out of the iPad at all – some even claimed that whilst they carry their iPad around everywhere, they were rarely using it for anything much more than email and often waiting until they got back to the office to do any real work.
With HP, Fujitsu and a bunch of other companies making Microsoft Windows based tablets, do you think we’ll see a decline in the use of the iPad in business? Would you trade your iPad for a Windows or Android based tablet?
Keep an eye out for the video this week, and I look forward to your comments below.
One of the topics that has always lurked in the background is now very much at the forefront of technology conferences like HP Discover in Barcelona. In fact, of the numerous challenges facing IT (and their overarching businesses) HP describe Security as being in the top 3 of all areas of focus in the organisation. One would assume #1, so long as it’s monetised
But why hasn’t security always been at the forefront over the latest gadgets or even Cloud? In effect, I think the world is only now suddenly waking up to the fact that their personal information can be used for more than credit card fraud. Recent compromises by media organisations such as Wikileaks highlights that anyone in possession of private information (even third party contractors) can do enormous, irreversible amounts of damage to anyone implicated in that information. Up until these sort of incidents began to occur, most business owners and technology stakeholders felt rather immune or that security issues could easily be contained with a few password changes and a recovery from backup.
At all levels of Government, Corporate and Local Business hacking attempts are occurring every single day minute of the day. Even members of my family who run a small training organisation had their web page hacked and vandalised inadvertently by an Indonesian hacking organisation pissed off at the Australian Government while they carried out a malicious attack on Australian web hosting company Yodel.
At I Know IT, we have seen a dramatic increase (think once a year 5 years ago, to once a week) in hacking attempts on clients [...]
Hi All – here’s my video of HP Discover 2013 in Barcelona on Day 2. Check it out – what do you think?
One of the things I learned about this city is it’s unique architecture, in particular the Gothic style architecture and the work of Gaudi who created incredible structures throughout the late 19th Century largely based on the historic Gothic style. Architecture is constantly changing and what resonates for me here with HP Discover is that the architecture of our computing models are changing dramatically with it. For example, with servers moving from the office to the data center or “the cloud” we see organisations like HP redefining what a server looks like. [...]
Internet has been somewhat patchy at HP Discover – not unusual for an IT conference with 10,000 odd people (I mean geeks) slamming the wireless network.
That certainly hasn’t stopped me from absorbing one of the largest tech conferences I’ve ever attended. In fact, this place is so overwhelming that it takes some time just to adjust to the size of the halls which seem to be bigger than all of Sydney Convention Centre and loaded with people from all over Europe and the USA and a few Aussies and Kiwi’s thrown in for good measure.
I will post content as the Internet improves but here are some quick learnings:
- Language of tech companies like HP is changing from hardware to services. They talk a bit of product but the trend is changing to delivery of outcomes
- The hardware that HP has is getting sleeker with lots of new tablets, ultrabooks and microservers, on the server side of things, saving space and reducing power consumption is of primary concern, on the tablets and ultrabooks there is a definite feel of change in the industry toward a Windows 8 Microsoft tablet away from Apple devices that have dominated corporate users to date
- I am somewhat jetlagged!
HP Discover 2013 is a 3 day event in Barcelona. Keep the conversation happening @JamesVickery on Twitter and let me know if you have any questions or comments below!
HP Discover 2013 is just a few hours away and I am honoured to be a guest this year.
Intentions upfront, I am invited to this event as a Guest Blogger for HP, I am not paid by HP nor am I expected to talk favourably about the company. But they did fly me to the event and I’m grateful to be attending, notwithstanding it is in a very unique location: Barcelona!
My interest lies [...]
Dropbox, as we know, is an online storage tool that can be synchronised to your desktop and/or mobile phone. It’s a great way to backup and safeguard your files when an external hard drive is not available. It’s also a convenient facility to share and collect files to and from other users from anywhere around the world. Millions of people are now in the habit of storing their files into Dropbox every day, despite the fact that there are quite a few risks involved.
In a recent debate conducted by AccountingWEB, some users pointed out that the issue of security is a major drawback. For them, Dropbox is not as secure as most people think. Dropbox servers are US based and consequently have minimal privacy. Although Dropbox is hosted on Amazon’s US-based S3 web servers, which are covered by an agreement that effectively grants equal status to European Union-based servers under the Data Protection Act (DPA), one user delved further into certain [...]