On July 14, Microsoft announced it will conclude its relationship with Prometric as an exam delivery provider on December 31, 2014. Candidates who wish to take an MCP exam after December 31, 2014, must schedule their exams through Pearson VUE.


Posted by: mymce | July 3, 2014

How To Turn YouTube in to a Internet Music Hub

If you are a great music lover then this is for you. Just visit  MuzicGenie. in the Search box type in the music or song you are looking for.Not only this, it also shows related videos.The streaming is smooth with excellent audio clarity.There is advantage of registering here.If you register it will allow you to save music and create permanent playlists.



A couple of days ago I decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (with update 1). I decided to run Ubuntu from a USB stick. I did the followings:

1.I took a USB stick of 4 GB and formatted that (FAT 32). You need at least 2GB of free space into your PC.

2.I downloaded UNetbootin. UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows also.

3.I already downloaded the ISO image of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit)

4.Next I  inserted the FAT 32 formatted USB stick in to the USB port.

5.I executed UNetbootin installer.


6.I selected Ubuntu 14.04 Live from the drop down menu under the Distribution.Also selected ISO image and selected the exact location of the ISO file which I downloaded earlier.



7.It started  extracting and copying files.

8.Once done it installed the bootloader and finally rebooted.



9.During booting I opted to boot from USB .

10. From the list of menus select Try Ubuntu without installing….Press the Enter Key.

11.Enjoy Ubuntu.


Posted by: mymce | June 28, 2014

A large update for Xbox.com is coming up

A  large update for Xbox.com is coming up next week.


Posted by: mymce | June 17, 2014

Surface Pro 3 Home Button-Inside Story

I just read this blog article.The author had basically some problems with the  Home button.He approached Microsoft Surface team and came out with a fix.Really enjoyed the article :)

Penny Arcade


Posted by: mymce | June 15, 2014

Microsoft’s TV Series Starts on 15th June

Enjoy this interactive TV series on your Xbox console, or watch via Xbox Video on your Windows PC or tablet.It will start from 15th June.

Source: Microsoft

Posted by: mymce | June 11, 2014


This is the central app for Sphero and a required app for all Sphero owners. Use it to get rolling with Sphero Original or 2.0, upgrade firmware and personalize your gameplay like never before. Level up your individual Sphero’s speed, colors, core reactor, and boost times. Complete missions, purchase tricks, and master your skills. The more you play with Sphero, the better he gets.

You need to own a Sphero Robotic Ball in order to use this application. Visit GoSphero.com to get Sphero 2.0, learn more from our tutorial videos, or become part of the Sphero community.

Check it here

Posted by: mymce | June 11, 2014

New Windows Themes

Microsoft has added some new themes for your desktop.It includes foxes,hot air balloons,dramatic skies,flora,landscape and many more.Enjoy these wonderful themes.

Those who are using Panasonic Smart Viera E6,32″as a monitor then must have noticed how it becomes difficult to read the texts.The texts are either blurred or have dark shadows behind them.The desktop icon texts are no exception either.So to use this tv set as  personal computing monitor is a real challenge.

There are many calibration tools available in the market but I have decided not to use any of them.So I went through trial error methods.

My Operating System is Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1  with Media Center.The system has ATI graphic card.After connecting the HDMI cable between the set and the graphic card first thing I noticed when booted to desktop,the four corners or edges of desktop have shrunken a bit.There are two ways to correct this:

Open AMD Catalyst Control Center and select Scaling Options (Digital Flat Panel) you will find a scale.Now drag the scale from the side of the Overscan to Underscan till the screen size becomes perfect.If you get the perfect size then press Apply.

The second method is to press the Menu button on Panasonic Smart Viera Remote Control.Select Picture > Option Settings > 1080P Pixel Direct > On

Now lets move to calibration part.Once again press the Menu button of the Remote and select Picture and keep the following settings:

Viewing Mode:Custom






Colour Temperature:Normal

Vivid Color:On

Adaptive Backlight Control:On

Ambient Sensor:Off

I also turned off Viera Connect Banner:

  • Hit the main Menu button on the remote
  • Navigate down to Setup, hit OK.
  • Navigate down down (or up) to the second screen until you land on Advanced Setup. Hit OK.
  • Hop down to Viera Connect Banner and turn it Off using the left or right directional arrows.
  • Hit Menu to exit.

I didn’t touch other settings.Now I am getting perfect texts at  1920 x 1080 P @60 Hz .Great to work with Panasonic Smart Viera.

Posted by: mymce | May 31, 2014

Files App For Windows Phone 8.1

Files is a free app for managing files on your Windows Phone. By using this app you can: • Access files stored on your phone and SD card • Browse, search and launch files • Easily share one file or multiple files • Create folders to organise your files • Copy, move, rename and delete files.


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