Colorful Flat Round theme for Windows 7

Its been quite a while i published my last theme on this site. I am regularly checking my site stats that you all are too busy with my all-in-one Windows 7 download page, that's why i am a little bit late to publish anything new! But don't worry. I am back. Today i am sharing one of my favourite Windows 7 theme for you. The theme is not created by be. All the credit for this theme goes to Alex from Deviant Art.

I have only two things two say about this theme. It changes everything in Windows 7. Some are gorgeous, some are nice and some seem a little bit odd. But overall its a nice package. And the theme is very easy to use. You just have to install SkinPack Flat Round Win7.exe first by double clicking it. Then after a complete restart showdown install Sage Thumbs.exe file too. It will help you to view the thumbnail of folders properly.

Thats it. If you are bored with the theme then just go to Program list to uninstall it. Hope you all will enjoy it.

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Download Windows 8.1 Update 1 offline installer

Last year Windows 8.1 brought some of the most demanded features missing on the original Windows 8. But those were not enough to make all the people happy. Because some of the ‘Born with Windows’ features were still not there. That’s why Windows 8.1 Update 1 is a must update for every Windows users all around the globe. The main purpose of this update is making the Windows more conventional keyboard and mouse friendly, Start Menu with more options and making desktop mode the default Windows Start Screen for the first time in Windows 8 era.
Microsoft released the Update of Windows 8 on April8, the day of death of Windows XP. It’s an almost 900MB+ update. So it’s irritating for someone who has a slow internet connection like me. Or if you have a more than one Windows 8.1 device than updating all your devices must be annoying for you. That’s you this offline Windows 8.1 Update 1 file is the solution for you to make you happy.

32-bit:
KB2919442 / KB2919355 / KB2932046 / KB2937592 / KB2938439 / KB2934018

64-bit:
KB2919442 / KB2919355 / KB2932046 / KB2937592 / KB2938439 / KB2934018

ARM:
KB2919442 / KB2919355 / KB2932046 / KB2937592 / KB2938439 / KB2934018


Links provided here are from Microsoft’s official site. You have to download all the six MSU files for your corresponding windows 8.1. As these files are standalone, you are just clicking away to install the Update 1. You have to click on every individual file serially to install. While installing, if an update file is applicable for your windows, it will ask you to grant the installation. Just click “Yes”. And you must need to restart your PC after installing all these.

For your easy understanding what are included in this update, here goes the change log for you-
  • Title bar, close and minimize buttons, are available on apps from Windows Store.
  • Windows Store apps can be pinned to the Desktop taskbar.
  • Directly boot to the Desktop is now default.
  • Power and Search Buttons added to Start screen.
Link Credit: Extremetech

Microsoft unveiling DirectX 12 on March 20

After a long time Microsoft decides it’s a good time to unveil the next generation of DirectX to the people. They recently announced that they will unveil the 12 version of graphics API on March 20 at Game Developer Conference, which is known as GDC too. We don’t have any more information right now regarding DX12. But it’s good to see the logo of AMD, Intel, NVIDIA and Qualcomm logo on Microsoft invitation paper. That mean all the major players will be there right from the start.

What are the new features of DirectX 12?

It is expected that the DirectX event does give a good hint at what we can expect. According to the description, it seems DirectX 12 will offer lower-level access to hardware, similar to AMD’s Mantle API. Having low-level access to your hardware means you are able to get the most out of it and make better use of it.

The next important question is when Microsoft will actually release DX12. And it’s safe to bet Microsoft usually releases major version of DirectX with new versions of Windows, we could see it arrive with Windows 9 next year. DirectX 12 will also be in future versions of Windows Phone and will supports the same features as on the desktop version of Windows, so a game made for DirectX 12 on Windows will technically run on Windows Phone.

But again I have to ask myself what about iOS and Android? Because surely this two OS will run most of the computing devices over the next decade surely.

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2014 FIFA World Cup Game will not be available on Sony PS4 or XBOX One

You you bought the generation of XBOX and PlayStation to play your favourite game in most realistic environment, than i have one big shocking news for you. As the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil is coming towards us, the gamer community is also eagerly waiting to grab their copy of EA Sports FIFA 14 World Cpu edition surely. Yes, the game will come but not for everyone. While the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil title will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, you will be surprised to find out that EA Sports won't be bringing it to their next-gen revisions, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Here's what Mat Prior, the game's Lead Producer told Engadget-
When we made the decision we considered a number of factors but most importantly we wanted to create the best game we could that could reach as many people as possible and the way to do that was make our best game yet on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. We gave our team the mandate of setting a laser focus on building the highest quality game for X360 and PS3 they could, and that's exactly what they are doing.
The news will likely disappoint the hardcore football folk, as they were probably looking forward to playing this year's World Cup game on their shiny new Xbox One or PS4. On the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will be sold as a full, standalone title for $60. But EA will release some other ‘engaging content’ for the XBOX One and PS 2014 owners to cut their pocket too! Time will tell us how bad their strategies are.

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Windows 8.1 Update 1 may be delayed for one month

In my last post I write about the release of Windows 8.1 Update probability indicates March timeframe. OK now I have to admit that Microsoft can turn out my word. Because rumor has it that the first major update for Microsoft’s latest Operating System will launch in early April. Initial reports indicated that Update 1 would be available in March, but now it seems that it’s been pushed to April 8th. Windows 8.1 Update 1 is a collection of features and fixes for Windows 8.1. Most of the new features are aimed at making Windows 8.1 more palatable to those who prefer using a mouse to navigate the latest Windows release.

Windows 8.1 Update 1 change list

One of the first purported additions with the new update comes the ability to run Windows 8 applications on the desktop. Not many people are happy with the “tile heavy” approach Windows 8 has forced upon its users, and the fact that Microsoft is allowing us to work more within the familiar desktop framework is a welcome addition.

It’s also rumored that booting straight into desktop mode will be available with the update, as well as the ability to pin Windows 8 applications to the taskbar.

Microsoft’s //BUILD/ developer conference takes place over April 2-4. While we know Windows Phone 8.1 will dominate the news at Build, it’s also a good place for Microsoft to talk about their other platforms like Windows and Xbox. They can talk Windows 8.1 Update and release it a few days later via Patch Tuesday. Makes sense to us.

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