Sunday, April 4, 2010

Youtube - New Look

The most popular video zone available on the net is Youtube.YouTube's streamlined new design has ruffled a few feathers, particularly among users who prefer the old five-star rating system to the new thumbs-up or thumbs-down options. Still, early impressions seem generally favorable. Playbacks are up, and more people are engaging by supplying comments and ratings.

Video is the center of universe, and it's the center of the user's universe, and that is much clearer in this redesign than it has been in the past," he maintained.So Youtube bringing everything back to centering on the video experience and how the users are engaging in that video.To avert clutter, the redesign groups all the information about a video in one place, and its detail can be obtained in a consistent way. The action bar on a video's page has also been cleaned up, and the presentation of controls for sharing, flagging and embedding videos streamlined.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Microsoft Windows7 Upgrade

Windows 7 have all of the features of the high-end Ultimate edition built in. A feature called Windows Anytime Upgrade lets users buy a code and unlock new features, a process that the software maker says can be done in just 10 minutes. Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn't had much luck making users aware of or interested in such upgrades.

The software maker is hoping to change that with a promotion that starts Sunday. Certain retailers will be offering those buying a new PC the opportunity to buy a discounted upgrade to a higher-end version of Windows 7. In the U.S., there are two offers, though not all retailers will be offering both. Those buying a PC with Windows 7 Starter (the version found on some Netbooks) will be able to go from that version to Windows 7 Home Premium for $49, as compared to $79, while a move from Home Premium to Professional will be sold for $79 as compared to 89$.

Windows Anytime Upgrade began with Windows Vista, although with Vista it required using a special upgrade disk that came with new PCs, in addition to buying the code. Thus Microsoft is offering new windows 7 upgrade deals.