New ‘Windows 8 End User Training Brochure’ now available


A common problem people encounter with Windows 8 is just how different it is. Today, Microsoft have published a new 36 page guide that comes with clear illustrations, lists of touch and mouse gestures as well as keyboard shortcuts; all aimed at making users more confident when using Microsoft’s newest operating system.

The guide should hopefully be a relief to new users and also serve as a useful resource to share with those also using Windows 8 but need a bit of help.

Download the Windows 8 End User Training Brochure from the Microsoft Download Center

Adobe Photoshop Express app for Windows 8 and Windows RT now available for download

For those of you wanting to edit your photos on your Surface RT, Adobe has today released Adobe Photoshop Express for both Windows 8 and Windows RT.

“On-the-go photo editing was never so fun, fast, and cool. Touch your way to better-looking pictures with automatic fixes and filters. Get your pictures to pop! And after sharing, you’ll be the talk of your friends,” the app description reads. This app is free and available in the Windows Store for download.

Adobe Photoshop Express features the ability to crop, straighten, rotate, and flip 
your photos. You can also easily remove “red eye” as well as one-touch adjustments for brightness, exposure and shadows. Other features include slider controls for exposure, contrast, clarity, vibrance and more. There are also 15 effects to choose from.

Users can also upload their photos to Adobe Revel to sync them across their devices, as well as download separate “packs” via in-app purchases that offer added enhancements to the app.


Adobe Photoshop Express

Microsoft: Windows 8.1 will be free


Microsoft Windows CFO Tami Reller today confirmed that Windows Blue  will be free. Reller also confirmed the name Windows 8.1 which was recently seen in leaked development builds of the OS. Microsoft revealed that the update will be free and available from the Windows Store for all Windows 8 and Windows RT users. Microsoft reiterated that the Windows 8.1 Preview will ship on 26th June for both Windows 8 and Windows RT

Tami Reller, speaking at the JP Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom conference has also announced that the Windows Store now has more than 70,000 apps since launch!


Source: Neowin