Handful of fixes for Windows 8.1 Preview

Microsoft has been releasing Windows 8.1 Preview fixes on a more accelerated schedule. For instance, so far, about 11 fixes have been released over a four-week period.

Microsoft seems to be addressing basic problems in Windows 8.1 Preview in these patch releases. While the OS is still at a beta test stage, a more polished version is near at hand. Microsoft has indicated that the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 8.1 likely will arrives sometime late next month.

Windows 8.1 restores the Start button (or something like it), and allows bootups directly to the Desktop side of Windows 8.1, among other improvements. Installing the Preview, though, comes with lots of caveats. Some of the updates are

  • KB2863147 – Fixes a license notification issue. Basically Microsoft migrates your Windows 8 license to 8.1 and this will make sure it doesn’t expire and that you can still upgrade to the final Windows 8.1.
  • KB2865946 – Smart card PIN disclosure after an automatic restart for Windows Update.
  • KB2866512 – Internet Explorer 11 Preview freezes or crashes while loading a web page containing widgets.
  • KB2866537 – Windows Store app instability after an app update in Windows 8.1 Preview.
  • KB 2870257- Service metadata packages in Windows 8.1 Preview. This fix addresses problems with the service metadata packages of “some network operators.”
  • KB 2871052- Stability of SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 Preview. No details are provided on what is getting fixed.
  • KB 2871055- Viewing a Web page with a timer in Internet Explorer 11 Preview on Windows 8.1 Preview. This bug is described as being an issue with Web pages set to render in the IE 10 document mode that also contain VBScripts associated with timer code. When the pages are viewed in the IE 11 Preview browser, the VBScript code doesn’t start correctly

If you’re running the Windows 8.1 preview, all of the updates should be installed automatically. In a welcome change in Windows 8.1, both Important and Recommended updates are available from either the touch-friendly Windows 8 PC Settings or the desktop Control Panel.

Take a Screenshot in Windows 10

Capturing screenshots is absolutely one of the most important features in any operating system. It has become the need of hour because often you need to discuss about any app or feature in your device and you can easily discuss about it if you take screenshots of your desired app. Users of Windows 8.1 can also capture screenshots easily by using various methods to screenshot in windows 8.1, here you will find a quick way to take screenshots in Windows 8.1.

Steps to Take Screenshots in Windows 8.1

Actually there are 2 way in which you can take screen shot of  your desired app

  • METHOD 1:  By pressing the button “PrntScr” that is located on your keyboard
  • METHOD 2:  By hold windows key & print screen key at a time

METHOD 1

STEP 1: First, you need to open the app or the feature you want to capture.

STEP 2: Now you need to press the button “PrntScr” that is located on your keyboard in the very first row.

STEP 3: Now you need an app to save this screenshot such as Paint or any other app like that. Open Paint &  press CTRL + V  to save this                               screenshot.

 METHOD 2

This method is very simple , no need to follow any steps, what you have to do is hold WINDOWS KEY + PRTSCR  key to take a direct screenshot. It will appear in your MY PICTURES of your windows 8.1.

NOTE: When you hold down WINDOWS KEY + PRTSCR  key together the screen turnout to black & when you unhold them screen turn to normal , this means it took screenshot of the current screen.

Also read : Handful of fixes for Windows 8.1 Preview

Battery Doctor – A real Battery Saving app

I’ve seen and tested alot of apps that promise to save your battery life, but none live up to their promises like this app. Tested on my Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman and a Samsung Galaxy SIII and gave good results on both. This app has over 150 million downloads over Android and iOS worldwide.

Saves your Battery

With just a single touch, you can automate the app to set your phone into Battery saving mode. You won’t have to worry about checking your screen brightness and stuff at all. This app optimizes your battery to the fullest with the Battery Optimize option and helps in saving the all precious battery juice.

Fast & Calculated Charging

This app boosts up your charging, you can set your priorities in charging whether you have less time to charge your phone or you would like to charge it to the fullest. There are settings like Trickle Juice in charging mode which allows your battery to last longer while providing you backup if you enable it after full charging is complete on your phone. There is also an option calledProfessional Charging in this app. It is also equipped with an option to notify you when your Charging is complete.

Monthly Charging Report

You have an option to check your monthly charging report on your phone as this app keeps a record of all the charging events in a month.

The good news is that this app is for free on Android Market and you can download it here.