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Windows 10 Update

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Windows 10 Update

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet? If not, it is really worth doing! Windows 10 is great and user friendly. Windows 8 was not for everyone and many people who used previous version of Windows hated it, I was one of them. Now windows 10 is GREAT. Whether you already have the update or are waiting in line to get it you will find it to be awesome especially if you know some tricks.

Windows 10 Review

Start Button

Make Start Button Your Own!, Start button is back just like in Windows 7, which was the major drawback for Windows 8, well at least for me. Not only it is back, you can make it your own, customize to what you need to be there and what you use most and make it work for you. You can add or remove files, folders, programs. Just select ‘pin to start’ by right clicking an icon. And there it is on Start menu, then you can move it by dragging it where you want it to be, you can also put icons in the desired categories.

Windows 10 Start Button

Windows 10 Start Button

Updates managing

No longer are the days of choosing the updates you would like to install. Now, you will get them all and automatically and so more efficiently. If you want you still can control the updates you get in the Settings screen. To get there click Start and choose “Settings” and from there “Update & Security” and then “Windows Update”.

Windows 10 Updates Management

Windows 10 Updates Management

Do you like using Control Panel? It is still around and now easier to access. Just right-click the Start button and select “Control Panel”

Search

Search through Windows programs, folders and files is now smarter? Windows 10 has Cortana, which is Microsoft’s solution to Siri and Google Now, your personal assistant, voice activated or you can type. Cortana is very smart too, once you start using her services she will learn your behavior and over time she accesses information faster and faster. Of course, you can just opt to deactivate Cortana, if you would like, just click ‘Not Interested’ the first time she appears. Or you can try her and choose to change the settings later, just ask her how to do it.

Windows 10 Search & Cortana

Windows 10 Search & Cortana

Task View and Multiple Desktops

In addition to pressing ALT & TAB to multitask and see the current running programs you can just click the Task View button on the taskbar, it is at the bottom right next to the Search icon, the three little boxes icon. In addition while in the Task View you can click the + button to add additional desktops, you can have a desktop for personal use, the office, family, kids, etc. Each desktop is like a separate computer to help you stay on task and organized. To switch between the desktops just go to Task View and click the one you want to use. Pretty cool!

Task View and Multiple Desktops

Task View and Multiple Desktops

All in all Windows 10 is pretty cool, sure it is a bit different and takes a bit of getting used to, however, it is a really nice platform and we like it! Enjoy!

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Microsoft Windows 10

Google new structure now named Alphabet

Google new structure now named Alphabet

Google now under Alphabet

Google new structure now named Alphabet was announced Monday afternoon, Google is going through a major reorganization at the company, which will help them to grow even more. Started in 1998, Google, now employs over 400,000 people worldwide and the reorganization of the company will surely generate more opportunities and eventually make lives of many people better, which is a goal of Google founders.

Google's new structure now named Alphabet

Google’s new structure now named Alphabet

In Monday’s press release Larry Page outlined the goal of Alphabet as:

Getting more ambitious things done. Taking the long-term view. Empowering great entrepreneurs and companies to flourish. Investing at the scale of the opportunities and resources we see. Improving transparency and oversight of what we’re doing. Making Google even better through greater focus. And hopefully, as a result of all this, improving lives of as many people as we can.

Alphabet is now a new parent company for Google and all of Google ventures. All of the branches of Alphabet will have their own CEO. Alphabet’s CEO is now Larry Page, formerly Google’s CEO, with Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder, being president of Alphabet. Google will be parented by Alphabet and led by Sundar Pichai, it will include YouTube, Maps, Search Ads, Apps and Android as well as Technical Infrastructure. Some of the other branches of Alphabet will be Google Capital, Google Ventures, Sidewalk Labs, Google X, Fiber, Nest and Calico.

Alphabet is still Google and is owned and operated by same people. It is an infrastructure change to improve the company and have better clarity as to what and how each branch is doing and to be able to pour or withdraw resources as needed.

The new structure will be introduced over time of the coming months, however, some of the major changes have been confirmed by Larry Page, as we outlined above.

This of course is a major step for Google, a positive step that will allow them to flourish even more, which we all look forward to see and experience.

You can find more about Googles new structure now named Alphabet at Alphabet.

Vallarta Surf Guide – Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

Vallarta Surf Guide is one of our most loving web sites we have work hard to give this web site a high rank in to the search engines and now trip advisor recognize the customer service crew, reservation agents, guides hard work awarding  Vallarta Surf Guide  with the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 thank you to the great reviews of all Vallarta Surf Guide customers that recognize the guides and instructor hard work and professionalism.

  

Now we will work to get the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

Microsoft Office 2013 Compatibility Pack

Microsoft Office 2013 Compatibility Pack

Microsoft Office 2013 Compatibility Pack

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats

To open a Microsoft Word 2013 .docx or .docm file in Word 2010 or 2007, you don’t need to do anything extra. Just open the file.

Install this compatibility pack if you want to modify or view any document created with Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Office 360 in any previous version of Microsoft Office like XP, 2000, 2002 and 2003

Install this compatibility pack if you would like to open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations that were created in the newer versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Scroll down to see instructions and system requirements.


Microsoft Office 2013 Compatibility Pack

Microsoft Office 2013 Compatibility Pack

Factory restore iPhone 5

Factory restore iPhone 5

Reset Passcode, app, user information & iOS

If you forgot your iPhone passcode or want to resale it or buy it from other person and want wipe out all user information and apps you can bypass the passcode lock screen and delete all data completely and reset the your iPhone 5 by using iPhone recovery mode.

Instructions for Resetting the iOS iPhone 5

  1. Disconnect the USB cable from the iPhone, leave the other end connected to your Mac/PC
  2. Launch iTunes
  3. Press and hold the Home and Power button on the top of the iPhone to turn off the device
  4. Press and continue to hold the Home button while you reconnect the USB cable to your iPhone, this will cause the iPhone to turn on
  5. Continue to hold the Home button until an alert message in iTunes appears that an iPhone in recovery mode has been detected

This is the general message you will see:

iPhone recover mode message

iPhone recover mode message

Having Trouble? Alternate Instructions for Resetting the iOS Passcode

This is another reader provided alternate approach to initiate the recovery process, it’s similar but requires the device to be turned off first. If for some reason you are having problems with the repair shop method above you can try this instead:

  1. Turn the iPhone OFF by pressing and holding the Power button until the device powers off
  2. Attach the USB cable to the computer and launch iTunes – do not connect the iPhone yet
  3. Hold down the Home button, and while continuing to hold it connect the iPhone to the computer via USB
  4. While continuing to hold the Home button, the iPhone screen will turn on and show an iTunes logo and a USB cable
  5. When an alert box opens in iTunes indicating that a device has been detected in Restore mode, now let go of the Home button
  6. Click the “Restore” button in iTunes – if a local firmware file is found it will restore immediately, otherwise it will download the appropriate firmware from Apple’s servers
  7. Now just wait until Restore is completed, the device will boot as if it was brand new

Once the phone has booted, you can either use it as brand new or initiate a recovery from a backup. A backup is necessary if you wish to restore personalization data like Contacts, apps, SMS, photos, and phone numbers. iCloud will do that for you so long as the device was routinely backed up to iCloud and that the same Apple ID is used during the setup, but a backup stored in iTunes will also work. If you are only looking to restore apps and not personal data, simply use the same Apple ID and then launch the App Store to download the apps again to that device.

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