In case you missed it, Google I/O 2013 was this week and the company talked about a lot of things, and updates coming this year including: the new Google+ redesigned, Google Music All Access streaming service, Maps, voice search and more. Microsoft officially announced that will stick to the “Windows 8.1” name and that it will be a free update. Bill Gates talked with 60 minutes, and Adobe rolled out Photoshop Express Metro-style app for Windows 8.
Welcome to 10Alert: IT Digest edition. Each weekend I will bring you a compilation of articles of the week, including how-to guides, features, tech news, and more. This is simply a list with a brief description of pieces you might have missed or you might just want to read again.
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- Adobe Photoshop Express app for Windows 8/RT released in the Store: Get a first look of the photo editing app and check out a nifty trick to take advantage of the premium features for free.
- How to view Google WebP images in Windows: WebP is a new image file compression technology developed by Google that you will start seeing on the web, but because it isn’t everywhere you’ll need to install a codec to view them in your system.
- How to download the Windows 8 ISO again after upgrading your system: Worried that you need to reinstall Windows 8, but you don’t have the DVD? Here is how to get Windows 8 upgrade one more time.
- Google I/O 2013: All the highlights and full video stream keynote
- Free Windows 8.1 update for those already using the OS, Microsoft says
- Bill Gates in 60 Minutes: Steve Jobs put the pieces together (Video)
- Google unifies Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos into a single 15GB storage pool
- The spacious, orange inspiring Firefox London’s workspace
- Desktop Fun: Delectable Designs theme for Windows
Below are also a few extra stories that I think were interesting but didn’t make it to the site. I didn’t want you to miss them, so I made a list here with a brief description and a link to the source (Disclaimer: I don’t work for any these companies, neither I am getting any money for sharing the links below).
Google announced “Save to Drive” a new button that websites owners can add to their sites and allows to save a particular page or file to Google Drive directly: An easier way to save files to Google
Next time you are searching for an image in Google, do a search for “Atari Breakout”, Google has a new Easter Egg for you: Google Easter egg lets you play Breakout with pictures of Breakout
Still can get used to the Start screen in Windows 8? Then you should try Start Menu Reviver, is a new application that adds a new touch-friendly menu to the desktop, and it’s free: Start Menu Reviver brings a free, touch-friendly Menu to Windows 8
An internal Microsoft parody video warning users about Chrome tracking every move you make in the browser emerged into the web:
Microsoft launches Xbox Wire, a new site inside Xbox.com to keep everyone updated with Xbox news: Xboxwire.com