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Office 365 free For student

Posted on 17/11/2013. Filed under: Business, Internet, PC, Technology-التقنية |

Frank Chiappone is a Senior Marketing Manager for Office 365 Education. 

Announcing Student AdvantageOffice 365 Education provides students with cloud based productivity tools that help them to communicate and collaborate more efficiently, access assignments in shared works paces, have their notes synchronized in OneNote and the ability to use familiar applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel anywhere, anytime and across virtually any device. With 110 million users worldwide, we’re thrilled Office 365 Education is helping students to get the most out of their education while gaining valuable skills that will help them enter the future workforce.

As part of our ongoing commitment to education, today we announced Student Advantage, a new offer which will make it easy for students to use the latest and best version of Office at their education institution and at home.

Beginning December 1, 2013, education institutions worldwide that license Office 365 ProPlus or Office Professional Plus for staff and faculty can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost.  More than 35,000 institutions are automatically eligible to deliver the Student Advantage benefit to their students.

Nearly 98 percent of students using productivity software currently use Office. Student Advantage enables students to access the familiar experience of Office in an always up-to-date cloud service.

Office proficiency among highest in-demand skills

At Microsoft, we believe technology can play an important role in preparing students for future success and being proficient with Microsoft Office is an important part of that.

New research from IDC shows the nation’s top jobs require well-rounded skillsets. While a number of positions require technical skills, even more require knowledge and cognitive skills gained from use of personal productivity applications and services.

IDC found proficiency with Microsoft Office ranks high at number three of the top 20 in-demand skills highly valued by employers. Specifically, PowerPoint and Word ranked 11th and 13th. Results found Office was the most frequently required software skill, explicitly required in 15 percent of top jobs – 5x that of competitive technologies.

As more and more students begin using Office 365, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to hear some of their stories firsthand.  When asked about his experience using Office 365, Auburn University MBA student, Mark Stevenson noted:

Office 365 plays a fundamental role in my college career. Outlook helps me combine personal and school calendars, email, and contacts in one place. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel are essential tools for homework. With a growing emphasis on teamwork in college, SkyDrive helps me share documents with fellow students and collaborate in new ways online with Office Web Apps. But my favorite part of Office 365 is OneNote. I have completely replaced pen and paper with OneNote and my Windows 8 tablet for note taking and project planning in all of my courses. It’s easy and convenient, and my classmates think it’s pretty cool!

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Dead USB Port? Here’s How to Diagnose and Fix It!

Posted on 14/11/2013. Filed under: Internet, PC, Reviews, Technology-التقنية |

Dead USB Port? Here’s How to Diagnose and Fix It!

Did you plug a USB drive into your computer yesterday, but today it doesn’t show up? Yet that drive works in the other USB ports on your computer. The problem may be the port! This is one of those computer issues that happens so rarely, we tend to blame the USB drive itself; just plug it in somewhere else and carry on. However, USB devices are still on the rise in popularity and show no signs of slowing down. USB flash drives, USB chargers for your phone, USB to connect your iPod, USB coffee warmers, USB is everywhere! So you NEED all your ports working. Here’s what you can do to check out your USB port and some tips on fixing it.

Physical Examination

The first thing that you want to do is to see if the USB port is physically damaged. A simple test is to put your USB Flash Drive into the port and see if it wiggles up and down really easily. Be gentle doing this! You don’t want to create a hardware problem if you don’t already have one. If you’re not sure how sturdy the USB port should be, do the same thing in a port that you know works and compare the two. If it is definitely loose, you’ll probably want to move right to the end of this article where we talk about dealing with USB port hardware issues. If not, follow the steps we have here.

Restart Computer

Before you get carried away with Device Manager, try the old tech support standby – turn it off and turn it on again. Sometimes that works by forcing the operating system to scan for hardware, like the USB port, and makes it work again. If that doesn’t work, then it’s time to get into Device Manager.

Check Device Manager

You can launch the Device Manager in a few different ways, but here’s the quickest one: Click on the Start menu and type devmgmt.msc then hit Enter. Device Manager should start up right away. You’ll see the following window:

device-manager

Device Manager shows all the categories of devices that can be installed in your computer. At this point in time, you want to look at the Universal Serial Bus controllers entries. Click on the arrow head to expand the selection. You will see something like the window below:

Universal-serial-bus-controllers

This might not make much sense to you, but there is some useful information here. See where it says Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller? That is the specific type of USB Host Controller for my computer. The key words are USB Host Controller. Find those in your Device Manager. If you cannot find any, this may be our problem.

Click on the Scan for hardware changes button in the toolbar. You can see it highlighted in the image below. This will force your computer to check all of your hardware again. If you’re lucky, this will pick up the USB port, and you’ll see a USB Host Controller in the list. If not, then the problem isn’t fixed yet.

scan-for-hardware-changes

From here, things get a little tougher. You’ll still be working in Device Manager for now. If you are working with a desktop computer, with your mouse and keyboard plugged into USB ports, you may need to manually force a restart with the following steps. Uninstalling the USB Host Controllers will disable your USB devices.

Under the Universal Serial Bus controllers heading, you will right-click on the firstUSB Host Controller. That will bring up a small menu like this one:

uninstall-usb-host-controllers

Click on Uninstall. Repeat that process for any remaining USB Host Controller. Now restart the computer. This will force the computer to poll for these controllers and, hopefully, pick up the one that isn’t responding.

While you’re in the Device Manager, did it seem like there were an awful lot of devices installed that might no longer be in your computer? Sometimes the drivers stay lingering on your computer, long after the device is gone. This is a good time to clean those out, and we have just the article on easily removing old drivers from Windows.

Did that work for you? No? Let’s go deeper then.

Disable Selective Suspend Feature

The USB Selective Suspend Feature is a power saving setting in Windows. What it does is suspend power being sent to a USB device, in order to save battery life of the computer. This is a good feature in theory, but on rare occasions the feature does not wake up the USB Device. If that’s the case, then it would appear that your port is dead. You can disable the USB Selective Suspend Feature through a registry key. It’s a good idea to do this on any computer that always has power to it, such as a server or desktop computer. You might not want to do this with your laptop, but if you do, you’ll be able to turn it on again easily.

To get to the Registry Editor, click on Start and then enter regedit in the Search box and hit your Enter key. The Registry Editor window will open. It looks like this, if you haven’t seen it before:

registry-editor

Navigate to the DisableSelectiveSuspend key by clicking onHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SYSTEM, then CurrentControlSet, then services, then USB. Where it says DisableSelectiveSuspend in the right-hand window, right-click and click Modify. In the Value Data field enter the number 1. This will disable the selective suspend feature and power will go to your USB ports constantly.

If the USB key doesn’t exist in your registry, it’s easy to create it. Just navigate to the services key, and in the toolbar click on Edit > New > Key. Call it USB.

edit-new-key

In the USB key, right-click in the right-hand window. You’ll only have the Newoption. Click on that and select DWORD (32-bit) Value. It may just be called DWORD Value on your system. Name the new valueDisableSelectiveSuspend. Just like above, right-click and click Modify. In the Value Data field enter the number 1. There! You have disabled the selective suspend feature. You may need to restart your computer for the setting to be applied.

This is a good time to mention that if you ever feel the need to block your USB ports from working, there is a tool to help with that. It’s called USB Manager and we have ashort article on how it works.

Is your dead USB port working now? No? Then you might well consider that the USB port is physically damaged.

Fix Damaged Hardware

If it’s still not working, it may very well be a hardware issue. USB ports are pretty fragile and USB Flash Drives can act as levers on them, wreaking havoc on the electrical connectors inside. This is seen very often in laptops, where the user will pack up the laptop and not disconnect the USB Flash Drive. It can usually be fixed. We have an excellent article on laptop repair that you can use as a starter on this project. Here’s a great video on exactly how to do so:

If you are handy with a soldering iron, you can dismantle your laptop and try to re-solder the connections. I only recommend this for people who have fairly extensive experience with soldering components on a circuit board. You could really mess things up if you’re not proficient at soldering. If this seems a little scary to do , you may want to take your computer to your local reputable computer repair shop. Not everyone is comfortable with soldering on a motherboard.

The Takeaway

There are several ways to try to repair your USB port. Hopefully, it’s just operating system or driver related as that’s the easiest and cheapest fix. Don’t dismay if it is a hardware problem – those can be fixed fairly simply and inexpensively too. The point is, it can be fixed.

Do you have any other troubleshooting tips for USB ports? Ever had to solder the USB port? Know of any software tools that would help in troubleshooting the USB port? We’d love to hear about it in the comments. The comments here are the only ones you should ever read on the Internet. Ever.

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Windows Phone Marketplace now open for submissions in more countries 5 خمس دول عربية تظاف لمتجر ويندوز فون

Posted on 24/03/2012. Filed under: Business, Internet, PC, Pocket PC, Technology-التقنية | Tags: |

Windows Phone devices are expanding their availability to more and more places around the world. This week, the company announced that Windows Phone app developers can begin to submit their software to the Windows Phone Marketplace in 23 more countries.

Microsoft previously announced the new countries in a older blog post but just to recap, the new additions are Bahrain, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, Venezuela and Vietnam.

These new countries, along with five others that Microsoft added in February, means that Windows Phone users will be able to purchase and download localized apps from a total of 63 different countries.

Microsoft’s blog post announcement also gives a heads-up to app developers. Due to the increase in the number of apps being submitted to the Windows Phone Marketplace, it is now taking at least seven days to certify and publish a Windows Phone app after it is uploaded to the developer App Hub. Also, some of the new countries on the Windows Phone Marketplace list will have some additional requirements of their own before an app is certified to be sold on their local system.

http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-phone-marketplace-now-open-for-submissions-in-more-countries

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Google Public DNS: 70 billion requests a day and counting

Posted on 16/02/2012. Filed under: Business, Internet, PC, Pocket PC, Reviews, Salah AlHajri, Technology-التقنية | Tags: |

Google Public DNS: 70 billion requests a day and counting

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We launched Google Public DNS in December 2009 to help make the web faster for everyone. Today, we’re no longer an experimental service. We’re the largest public DNS service in the world, handling an average of more than 70 billion requests a day.

DNS acts like the phone book of the Internet. If you had to look up hundreds or thousands of phone numbers every day, you’d want a directory that was fast, secure and correct. That’s what Google Public DNS provides for tens of millions of people.

Google Public DNS has become particularly popular for our users internationally. Today, about 70 percent of its traffic comes from outside the U.S. We’ve maintained our strong presence in North America, South America and Europe, and beefed up our presence in Asia. We’ve also added entirely new access points to parts of the world where we previously didn’t have Google Public DNS servers, including Australia, India, Japan and Nigeria.

Shortly after launch, we made a technical proposal for how public DNS services can work better with some kinds of important web hosts (known as content distribution networks, or CDNs) that have servers all of the world. We came up with a way to pass information to CDNs so they can send users to nearby servers. Our proposal, now called “edns-client-subnet,” continues to be discussed by members of the Internet Engineering Task Force. While we work with the IETF, other companies have started experimenting with implementing this proposal.

We’ve also taken steps to help support IPv6. On World IPv6 Day, we announced our IPv6 addresses: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::8844 to supplement our original addresses, 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

Google Public DNS’s goal is simple: making the web—really, the whole Internet!—faster for our users. If you’d like to try it yourself, please see our page Using Google Public DNS. For more information, please see our Introduction to Google Public DNS and Frequently Asked Questions.

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StumbleUpon Says Goodbye to Direct Links

Posted on 02/02/2012. Filed under: Business, Internet, PC, Pocket PC, Reviews, Salah AlHajri, Social, Technology-التقنية | Tags: |

StumbleUpon-new-logo-150.jpgWhen StumbleUpon did its big rebranding, reorganizing and redesign late last year, we figured that the 20-million-plus discovering engine was done making big changes. At least, for a little while. Boy were we wrong.

The newest SU update removes all direct links. Previously, once you were inside StumbleUpon, you could “X” out the page and go straight to the original site. Now if you’re logged in, you have to say in the iframed version of the site. There is one way to get out, but it’s super clunky.

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As you can see, there’s no “X” option. If you want to go to the direct link, you’ll have to copy and paste out the link above and delete the StumbleUpon URL. Here’s what one of those clunky SU link looks like:

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1PrjAd/www.modernarttimeline.com/

Would you really take the time to copy and paste the tail of that link into another tab or browser? That’s what it’ll take to get the direct URL.

StumbleUpon is trying to build up its ecosystem, keeping users inside rather than sending them out to the Web and other social sites. By keeping everyone inside, StumbleUpon will no longer offer prized SEO value that it once did. This will negatively affect referral traffic, especially for sites that rely on StumbleUpon for that nice traffic jolt.

Remember when this happened at Digg? Users revolted, and then-CEO Kevin Rose decided to make the DiggBar optional. Rose even said that framing content “is bad for the Internet.”

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/stumbleupon_says_goodbye_to_direct_links_iframes.php

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This Swiss Army Knife Comes With a 1 TB USB Flash Drive

Posted on 11/01/2012. Filed under: Business, Internet, PC, Pocket PC, Salah AlHajri, Technology-التقنية | Tags: |

Victorinox has unveiled a Swiss Army knife with a USB flash drive that holds 1 terabyte of data.

The company has had a USB knife in its line of products for a while, but the Victorinox SSD comes with several new features: it connects to eSATA II/III as well as USB 2.0/3.0 with a single connector, it has a monochrome graphic display showing what’s on the drive and it supports 256 AES encryption.

Data transfer speeds are 220 MB/s for reading and 150 MB/s for writing data, and the availabile capacities range from 64 GB to a whopping 1 TB.

Of course, the knife also has a blade, scissors, nail file with a screwdriver tip and a LED/laser pointer. All you frequent travelers needn’t worry – the drive can be interchanged between the fully-equipped body and the flight-friendly body, which comes without the pointy stuff.

The company has also launched the Slim 3.0 USB drive, which goes up to 128 GB on the storage side and offers 10 times faster data transfer than the previous version.

Both devices will be available in April 2012 at a yet unannounced price.

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برنامج IPadian لتغيير شكل الويندوز الى آيباد

Posted on 09/01/2012. Filed under: PC, Pocket PC, Salah AlHajri | Tags: |

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تحميل برنامج IPadian الرائع الذى يقوم تغيير شكل الويندوز الى شكل الجهاز الرائع ipad الواحد زهق من شكل الويندوز العادى اللى على طول بنشوفه دلوقتى الموضوع ده اتغير خالص لان معايا برنامج ipadian الرائع اللى بيغير شكل الويندوز العادى لشكل ال ipad وده مش ثيم لانه بيغير شكل الويندوز فعليا و الميزه فى البرنامج الرائع انه بيقدر يحول الويندوز مع اى نظام الاكس بى و الفيستا و السفين حملوا برنامج ipadian الرائع لتغيير شكل الويندوز و استمتعوا بجميع مزاياه الرائعه

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These Charts Tell The Real Story Of Android VS iPhone

Posted on 08/12/2011. Filed under: Business, Internet, PC, Pocket PC, Reviews, Salah AlHajri, Technology-التقنية | Tags: |

chart great debate graphicThis editorial is part of our GREAT DEBATE feature on Android Vs. iPhone.

The story of Android vs. iPhone is a long and storied tale.

While people might like using the iPhone more, it’s undeniable that Android has been killing it in the market share arena.

This is important because developers want to be the first ones on the biggest platforms so that their apps can draw the largest possible audience.

While many would argue that the best apps are currently on iOS, it might not be this way for long.

Here are some charts from the past couple years that illustrate the market share battle between iPhone and Android, as well as other interesting tidbits along the way.

January 4, 2010 – Remember when the iPhone’s market share was dwarfing Android’s market share? But check out how many more people want to buy an Android phone from Sep 2009 to Dec 2009. This signals a big shift.

January 4, 2010 - Remember when the iPhone's market share was dwarfing Android's market share? But check out how many more people want to buy an Android phone from Sep 2009 to Dec 2009. This signals a big shift.

September 16, 2010 – Android is the only platform here with a positive (very positive) upward trend. Android gets ready to eclipse iOS within the next few months.

September 16, 2010 - Android is the only platform here with a positive (very positive) upward trend. Android gets ready to eclipse iOS within the next few months.

September 30, 2010 – Not only is Android growing incredibly quickly, but people actually want Android devices. Interest in the iPhone is crashing.

September 30, 2010 - Not only is Android growing incredibly quickly, but people actually want Android devices. Interest in the iPhone is crashing.

October 5, 2010 – Projections show that Android may have already taken the lead.

October 5, 2010 - Projections show that Android may have already taken the lead.

January 2011 – Android finally beats iPhone in market share. Have a look at the bite Android took out of RIM.

January 2011 - Android finally beats iPhone in market share. Have a look at the bite Android took out of RIM.

Image: via Comscore

January 14, 2011 – The fact that the iPhone wasn’t on Verizon until March 2011 gave Android a big head start.

January 14, 2011 - The fact that the iPhone wasn't on Verizon until March 2011 gave Android a big head start.

April 4, 2011 – Even if you include iPod Touch (which isn’t growing as quickly as it was one or two years ago), Android is beating iOS by a hefty margin.

April 4, 2011 - Even if you include iPod Touch (which isn't growing as quickly as it was one or two years ago), Android is beating iOS by a hefty margin.

May 3, 2011 – On the other hand, Business Insider readers love their iPhones, but Android is making a ton of headway.

May 3, 2011 - On the other hand, Business Insider readers love their iPhones, but Android is making a ton of headway.

July 5, 2011 – Android is straight up stealing market share from RIM and Microsoft, while Apple hangs on.

July 5, 2011 - Android is straight up stealing market share from RIM and Microsoft, while Apple hangs on.

August 16, 2011 – Hardware-wise, Apple has quickly become the leading smartphone manufacturer in the world, but not for long.

August 16, 2011 - Hardware-wise, Apple has quickly become the leading smartphone manufacturer in the world, but not for long.

Oct 3, 2011 – Android could hit one million activations per day sometime in December. That’s a tough number to compete with.

Oct 3, 2011 - Android could hit one million activations per day sometime in December. That's a tough number to compete with.

October 19, 2011 – “The Scariest Chart For Apple Investors,” SAI Editor Jay Yarow says. “As Android grows into a ubiquitous platform, Apple’s edge with developers could be weakened. And if it loses developers, it loses its software advantage.”

October 19, 2011 - "The Scariest Chart For Apple Investors," SAI Editor Jay Yarow says. "As Android grows into a ubiquitous platform, Apple's edge with developers could be weakened. And if it loses developers, it loses its software advantage."

October 28, 2011 – Since Samsung introduced the Galaxy S line of smartphones in June 2010, it has rocketed past Apple to become the leading manufacturer in the world. Not all Samsung phones are Android, but most of its new phones are.

October 28, 2011 - Since Samsung introduced the Galaxy S line of smartphones in June 2010, it has rocketed past Apple to become the leading manufacturer in the world. Not all Samsung phones are Android, but most of its new phones are.

November 7, 2011 – Profits tell another story completely. Apple has 4% of the phone market, but grabs 52% of the profits.

November 7, 2011 - Profits tell another story completely. Apple has 4% of the phone market, but grabs 52% of the profits.

November 15, 2011 – Today, Android is still accelerating and has about 52.5% of the global smartphone market. iOS, on the other hand, is still flat.

November 15, 2011 - Today, Android is still accelerating and has about 52.5% of the global smartphone market. iOS, on the other hand, is still flat.

Also November 15, 2011, but in numbers – Android market share was 52.5% for Q3, double what it was a year ago. iOS dropped on a year over year basis to 15% market share in Q3.

Also November 15, 2011, but in numbers - Android market share was 52.5% for Q3, double what it was a year ago. iOS dropped on a year over year basis to 15% market share in Q3.

Image: Gartner

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/android-vs-iphone-charts-2011-12?op=1#ixzz1fxAFojM5

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From the Desert to the Sea: Google Voice Search experiments

Posted on 03/11/2011. Filed under: Business, Internet, PC, Reviews, Technology-التقنية | Tags: |

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Review the Article Here

http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/10/from-desert-to-sea-google-voice-search.html

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Embedded Audio Gets the HTML5 Treatment Thanks to SoundCloud

Posted on 03/11/2011. Filed under: Business, Internet, PC, Pocket PC, Reviews, Salah AlHajri, scribd, SlideShare, Social, Technology-التقنية, YouTube | Tags: |

SoundCloud wants to make it easier to listen to music and other embedded audio files from any device. The popular social audio-sharing

service announced today that they’ve launched an HTML5 player for audio clips, allowing playback on tablets and smartphones.

Until now, the SoundCloud player, like so many of its kind, was built in Flash. The service has native apps for Android and iOS, which are lovely, but not terribly useful when one stumbles across a sound clip embedded on a Web page while browsing from an iPad or iPhone.

This new HTML5 player changes that, at least for the users that opt to use it. To utilize the new player, one has to go into the “Customize Player” options and choose the HTML5 tab. It’s a little buried, but that’s probably appropriate considering the feature is only in beta.

The advantages of this new widget go beyond cross-device compatibility, although that’s certainly a huge one. Because it doesn’t rely on clunky, proprietary Flash technology, it should be faster and less resource-intensive to playback audio this way. It also provides for more speedy development moving forward.

The new widget has a long way to go before becoming the default player, but this first iteration is pretty impressive overall. It even supports time-based commenting within the audio waveform like the standard player.

SoundCloud is just the latest company to jump on the HTML5 bandwagon, recognizing that tablets and smartphones are only going to continue to proliferate and to stay competitive, companies that specialize in Web content that used to depend on Flash need to adopt the new standard as soon as they can.

The service has had its own native apps for Android and iPhone for awhile, and just launched an iPadapp last week.

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