Windows 8 has been designed to boot so quickly that you have almost zero reaction time to get to the famous boot screens that allow you to choose a different boot device or enter into the troubleshooting utilities. If you want to enter the boot screens when booting up your PC, you need to hit the F8 key. Usually one tap doesn’t suffice and you’ll need to hit the key repeatedly several times so that Windows can detect one of them.
A secret to keeping your computer smoothly is to perform regular maintenance on your computer. Last week we covered ten tools to defragment your hard disk. Besides defragmenting, you should regularly clean all temporary files.
If there is one thing I really don’t like to hear is any sound when I am starting up the computer. Windows Vista doesn’t allow you to customize the startup sound and you are stuck with the same version. Well, I chose to disable it.
IndiaNewsBox is a new Indian startup that aims at being a news aggregator to display news on a single page while preserving the segregation in news source. Currently they offer news from the following categories: National Headlines International Headlines Business Sports -> Cricket Technology News Showbiz Regional News -> Hindi Regional News -> Kannada Market News Indian Blogs Each page has nine different sources for news. Clicking on an article takes you to the respective page.