Microsoft replaces SkyDrive with OneDrive

Microsoft’s very popular SkyDrive has now been renamed to OneDrive. The software giant has registered and the company has a promotional video on YouTube announcing the new name. 

Microsoft has been forced to rename the cloud storage service after litigation by BskyB.

"We believe the new OneDrive name conveys the value we can deliver for you and best represents our vision for the future. We are excited about what is to come, and can’t wait to share more."
Ryan Gavin went on to say that as the transition commences, current SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro customers will see no interruptions to the service. All of their content will also be available in the new OneDrive.

Most helpful keyboard shortcuts

There are times when it's just easier to tap a few keys on a keyboard rather than fiddling about with a mouse. We use keyboard shortcuts every day to save time and bother — here some of our most-used shortcuts.

Close window/tab
Windows: Ctrl+W
Mac: ⌘Cmd+W
This shortcut closes your currently open window, not the entire program. This means that if you have various word processing documents open, it will only close the current one. Within a browser, it will close the current tab.

Reopen closed tab

Windows: Ctrl+⇧Shift+T
Mac: ⌘Cmd+⇧Shift+T
Ever slip and close a tab that you needed open? Most browsers now have a feature where you can find your most recently closed tab and reopen it, but this shortcut will do it for you. If you've closed more than one, continue tapping the T key to open them in the reverse order in which you closed them.

Cycle through browser tabs

Windows: Ctrl+PageUp/PageDown
Mac: ⌘Cmd+Opt+←/→ (Firefox and Chrome); ⌘Cmd+Shift+←/→ (Safari)
You can use the Tab key instead of PageUp and PageDown for this one, but the latter two keys let you cycle in both directions. PageUp will take you to the tabs on the left, PageDown to the tabs on the right.

Minimise/maximise window

Windows: Alt+Space+N (minimise)/Alt+Space+X (maximise)
Mac: ⌘Cmd+M/⌘Cmd+L
There are a few shortcuts for minimising and maximising your windows. This is just the most basic: minimising and maximising the current window.

Minimise/maximise all

Windows: ⊞Win+M
Mac: ⌘Cmd+Alt+M
Want to go to a clean desktop? This one puts all your programs neatly away in your taskbar. To undo in Windows, just add the Shift key (⊞Win+Shift+M).

Cycle through all open applications

Windows: ⊞Win+Tab
Mac: ⌘Cmd+Tab
Holding the Windows or Command key and tapping the Tab key lets you cycle through all of your open programs.


Windows: Ctrl+N
Mac: ⌘Cmd+N
This one is context sensitive depending on what you're doing. If you are using a browser, it will open a new window. If you are using editing software, such as word processing or Photoshop, it will create a new document. If you are in your file explorer, it will create a new folder.

Rename file

Windows: F2
Mac: Enter
Tap the appropriate key for your OS when the file you want to rename is highlighted.


Windows: Ctrl+F
Mac: ⌘Cmd+F
Using the web, a reader or a word processing program, this helps you find a word. In file explorer, it helps you find programs. Type the term in the box that opens and hit the Enter key. Hit Enter again to cycle through all instances of that word.

Find and replace

Windows: Ctrl+H
Mac: ⌘Cmd+Shift+F
This opens the dialog box to perform a "Find and replace" operation in an open document.

Go to beginning or end

Windows: Home/End
Mac: ⌘Cmd+←/→
This is particularly useful on the web: it takes you to the top or bottom of the open page. In word processing, it will take you to the beginning or end of the current line. Adding Ctrl in Windows will take you to the start or end of a document; using a Mac, just switch out the left and right arrows for up and down.

Move one word backward/forward

Windows: Ctrl+←/→
Mac: Alt+B/F
Like it says on the tin, this shortcut moves your cursor one word to the left or right. If you hold down the Shift key while doing this in Windows, you can also highlight the word you've jumped.

Go to next text entry field

Windows: Tab
Mac: Tab
It seems like everyone should know this one, but we can never tell. When filling out web forms or dialog boxes, Tab saves you clicking on the next entry field.

Go to address bar

Windows: Alt+D
Mac: ⌘Cmd+L
This moves your cursor to your browser's address bar and highlights the text, so all you need to do is start typing your search term or URL.

Rotate screen orientation

Windows: Ctrl+Alt+any arrow key
If you do this to your co-workers while they're away from their desks, your IT team will love you forever.

Do you have a favourite keyboard shortcut that you don't see listed here? Share it in the comments below.


Android 4.3 OTA Updates for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10

During Google’s Android and Chrome event that took place some days back in San Francisco, Hugo Barra announced that most of the their Nexus family of phones would start seeing OTA updates to Android 4.3 almost immediately. That list includes the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus (GSM). But while these updates technically started the next day, we know that almost everything involving software at Google these days happens in stages, so you may not be prompted to update for some time. Thankfully, we’re already finding OTA update links, meaning you can manually update today if you’d like. 

Download Links (JWR66V):

Nexus 4 | Nexus 7 WiFi | Galaxy Nexus (“yakju”) | Galaxy Nexus (“takju”) | Nexus 10
*Note:  In order to update with these files, you need to be running stock Android 4.2.2 (JDQ39).

If you are stock & non-rooted, this procedure is for you...

You can use the “adb sideload” command and make magic happen without root or a custom recovery.It may take a minute to get the Android SDK setup, but that’s something you should have anyway if you own a Nexus. 
So for those that keep it stock and still want to update early with the cool kids, this guide is for you. Below, you’ll find the instructions to adb sideload.

Instructions:  How to use “adb sideload”

1.  First, you need to install the latest Android SDK (or at least steal the newest adb.exe from it). [Android SDK]
*This isn’t a guide on how to get the SDK installed or basic adb. There are dozens of those out there.

2.  Plug in your device to your Windows machine.  Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
3.  To test that you have adb up and running, and that your device is recognized, open a command prompt.
         *The best place to open a command prompt is from within the Platform-Tools in the SDK. Hold SHIFT              and the right-click and choose “Open command prompt…”

4.  Type the following”
adb devices
5.  You should get a serial number followed by “device.”
015d182f9a0aac28    device
6.  If you see something along those lines, your adb is working properly, for now.
7.  Download the from Google to your PC that you would like to install on your Nexus.
8.  Move the file into your Platform-Tools folder.
9.  Type the following:
adb reboot bootloader
10.  Your device will now reboot to the bootloader.
11.  Use Volume Down on your device to until you see “Recovery.”
12.  Select it with the Power button.
13.  Your device will boot to an Android logo with a exclamation mark.
14.  To jump past this, press Volume Up and Power at the same time.
15.  You will now be in stock recovery.
16.  With Volume Down, highlight “apply update from ADB.” Press Power to choose it.
17.  Back to your PC, type the following command:
adb sideload <filename of> 
         *I tend to rename update files to something simple when I get them. For example, I renamed  
          to, so my command was “adb sideload"

18.  If your adb is working properly, you should see the file transfer to your device in adb.
*If you get nothing, it’s time to troubleshoot. This trick really helped me.
19.  Once that finishes, your device will begin to update.
20.  Once it has finished, simply reboot and enjoy the update.
Hope this helps. 

The post was inspired from here.

Top 10 Clothing Design Software For Amateur and Professional Designers

Fashion is an ever evolving aspect of human life. Making clothes, not just for comfort but for glamour, has been the preoccupation of creative members of society since ancient times. Trends come and go, but the fact remains that fashion is always an important aspect of our lives. Designing clothes is considered an art form since it involves flair and imagination. And behind every idea is a designer whose creative process leads eventually to the trendy and glamorous clothing concepts that we see. Nowadays, designing clothes has become easier with the use of clothing design software. With the use of such software, creating clothes has never been more fun. If you have the creative flair to create what has never been seen before, then all you need are state-of-the-art tools, and we have ten of the best for your perusal.

10. Virtual Fashion

With the use of Virtual Fashion, creating your own garments in the style that suits you has never been this fun. It offers use of stunning effects, and the designs can be viewed in a three-dimensional aspect. You’ll be surprised as to how easy it is to operate Virtual Fashion. It would only take a while to create stunning and wonderful clothes for you, your friends, and your family. And it may even be used to create designs for a clothing business. One of the awesome features of this software is that it gives you access to precise fabric textures which make your output very realistic.

9. Dress Assistant

Dress Assistant is often classified as one of the most basic software made for designing clothes. It has a very basic interface with very limited options. It does however, do the job for your basic clothing solutions. This is used by those who are unable to find the clothes that fit them. With the use of this software, you can choose from a variety of combinations and eventually come up with something that suits your taste. The designs are also sorted per class and season so that choosing what kind of clothes for a particular setting or situation would not be so hard.

8. Poser

Poser is a 3D animation software that also allows you to make and design clothes as well. Though this kind of software does not really focus on the clothes, it gives sufficient options for you to design and make different clothing styles. Like any other animation software, Poser allows you to view details from any angle making it easy for you to compare the design you made what’s already existing.

7. Realistic Apparel Templates Pack

Even though Realistic Apparel Templates Pack only provides options for designing shirts, it is still a very useful program capable of producing quality outputs. This software enables the user to create a variety of t-shirt designs in full detail. It has options that would let you change the color and you may also add on specific folds or creases that you want for your shirt design.

6. PhiMatrix Professional

PhiMatrix is a software made to accommodate almost anything that you want to design. It can be used not only for creating pictures, modeling a house or creating your own car but it is also able to help you design clothing. This program might take a while to get used to but every design using PhiMatrix is undeniably remarkable. The colors are absolutely vivid and the texture is so realistic you can almost touch the fabric.

5. NedGraphics Fashion Design

NedGraphics is one among the many fashion design programs that caters to every aspect of making fine clothing. It has a huge database of customizable patterns that can be applied to any gender or age. What’s great about this application is that your options in making unique designs are endless. The only obstacle you’ll be encountering in this software is using it fully. It takes time before you get to master every aspect and feature of this remarkable application, but it’s worth the time you invest.

4. Digital Fashion Pro

Digital Fashion Pro is a widely used designer software for creaking marvelous and glamorous clothing for all ages. It is the tool of choice for many fashion schools and designers. They use this program to create different styles of clothing. One of the best features if this software is a model mannequin which can be dressed up with the design outputs. This allows the designer to see how it looks on a human figure. This software is not limited to making clothes but it is also equipped with the capability to create stylish bags that go with the clothing.

3. Cameo v5

Cameo is specifically designed for accurately measuring and making patterns for clothes-making. This is a very intricate process and requires full attention to detail. Getting the exact measurements as well as the correct lining and pattern makes all the difference in determining the size of the clothing and this tool makes it so much easier and faster.

2. My Label 3D Fashion by Bernina

My Label 3D Fashion is great in creating your own personalized fashion wear. This program has a very user friendly interface that lets your create wonderful combinations among the given selections. The program only needs your personal measurements and it can do wonders with it. The measurements given serve as the key elements in creating magnificent designs and patters that will surely fit your taste and size.

1. Kaledo by Lectra

Lectra is a well known company producing top notch designing software for professional and personal use. One of the most famous creations of Lectra is Kaledo. Kaledo is said to be the most prominent and perfect designing software for an aspiring designer. It has all the necessary elements and features that are ideal for creating designer clothing meant for the catwalk, end even for a clothing business. Kaledo also has its own collection of suits and dresses that can be serve as template. (Every modification done will not change the original template, so no worries there). Every aspect in creating the ideal design for clothes is present in this program and you are only limited by your imagination. And since anyone could operate this software, we placed it at number one.

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