How to Customize the "Send To" Menu in Windows 8

Windows’ “Send To” menu can be a great time saver when working with files, but it doesn’t work quite the same way in Windows 8 as it did in Windows 7. The experts at SuperUser show us how to customize the entries in that list. More »

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Blogging platform Posterous to shut down on April 30th


When Twitter acquired the blogging platform Posterous last year, it said it would be keeping the service alive — but now it’s time to turn off the lights. In a blog post today, Posterous announced that the service would be shutting down on April 30th so the team could “focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter.” At that time, users’ Posterous pages will cease to exist. Fortunately, the service released a backup tool last December, so if you’ve been documenting your life on the platform, you’ll have until the end of April to download your content. The post points out that both Squarespace and WordPress have tools that will let users easily move their Posterous content over to either service.

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Unblock Websites Or Accelerate Web Browsing On PC & Android With Hola

Internet censorship is becoming more and more serious everyday. Many governments block access to certain websites or online services within their country. In other cases, many online services don’t offer some or all of their content in certain regions; many of us have click a YouTube video link to land on a message saying the selected video is not available in our region. Same goes for many other services that are being provided in the US only. While finding out the reason why these services aren’t accessible in your part of the world is probably something beyond your control, what you can still do is actually access the website using a VPN, though most free VPN services have a catch: low speed or advertisements. Hola is one of the newest entries in the free VPN services scene with clients for Windows and Android that accelerate internet browsing and allow you to access blocked content without compromising the speed (latter feature only available on the Windows client currently; coming soon to Android). Moreover, it allows you to browse the internet while maintaining complete anonymity, and supports major internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari. Keep reading to find out more about Hola.

There are two main features of the application: Unblocker and Accelerator. Both of these features can be used together, as well as separately. When you launch the app for the first time, it displays a list of all the available connections, with the one you are currently connected to highlighted in green color.

Hola Connections

Hover your mouse over the Wi-Fi tab on the left side to view detailed information about the connection, including the total connection time and total data sent & received.

Hola Connection Details

The Acceleration and Unblocker features can be accessed by clicking their respective tabs on the left side. To activate any of these, just tick the provided check box.

Hola Unblocker

While acceleration is activated instantly, unblocker requires you to specify if you want to only unblock media websites blocked in your country, or also firewall entries.


You can also activate or deactivate any of the two features instantly by clicking Hola’s system tray icon.

Hola System Tray

Right-clicking the tray icon lets you view the unblocker settings, start or stop acceleration, view statistics, mute sounds, or access the app’s settings.

Hola Options

The Settings window gives you control over a few general options, Wi-Fi management, and acceleration related settings. You can choose whether Wi-Fi should be managed by Windows or Hola.

Hola Settings

Other than the desktop client, Hola also has extensions for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome internet browsers, as well as an Android app. While the browser extensions only provide you with the ability to unblock restricted websites, the Android app currently only offers the acceleration option found in the PC client, but as stated on the Hola website, will also allow accessing blocked websites in the future.

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Hola for Windows works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, while the Android app runs on 2.3 and above.

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Update on Visual Studio 2010 Exam Retirement Dates

With the announcement of new Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) credentials, many developers are working on getting current or upgrading their certifications. We admire your enthusiasm around developer certifications and want to help you succeed.

One of the most important questions you’ve asked is around the exam retirement dates for Visual Studio 2010 exams. We have heard you and re-evaluated the schedule. The following Visual Studio 2010 exams that were previously slated to retire on July 31, 2013 will now remain available for all candidates until further notice. No new retirement date has been set. We will announce it when there is an update so you have plenty of time to complete your current VS2010 certification path.

  • 70-511: TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft  .NET Framework 4
  • 70-513: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • 70-515: TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • 70-518: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • 70-519: Pro: Designing and Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft .NET Framework 4

We are in the process of updating these exam detail pages on our website, but wanted to post this clarification here now so you can confidently schedule and prepare for your next VS2010 exam.

Ready to move forward to Visual Studio 2012 certifications? See the MCSD page on our website for more information.

Questions? Please let us know in a comment below. Thanks!


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Samsung's $15 million Super Bowl commercial arrives early

samsung super bowl commercial

Samsung just released its two minute Super Bowl commercial set to air during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s big game. The full ad continues with the same rapid-fire Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd repartee that we saw in the teaser a few days ago. According to Samsung, the 120-second Next Big Thing advertisement is directed by Jon Favreau, the stoutly actor who first found fame with Swingers before breaking out as a director and producer for the Iron Man franchise. Factor in Bob Odenkirk and that’s a lot of expensive A-list Hollywood talent featured in a television pitch.

that’s a lot of expensive A-list talent featured in a single television pitch

The Wall Street Journal estimates that a single 30-second Super Bowl spot sells for about $3.8…

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The Growth Of Mobile Geosocial

Use Mobile Social Media to empower your mobile marketing strategy to boost your business