Best New Features of Windows 8 for Tablets and PCs

Ever since Microsoft made the Windows 8 Release Preview of its new system, many people have commented on the new features that you can look forward to as the official release date draws near. Here are some of the best new features of what is largely thought of as Microsoft’s most significant version of its Windows operating system.

The most striking and easily recognizable new feature of the Win 8 system is the touch user interface. The classic layout of the older versions has been completely altered to include a new animated interface but on a Windows 7 based theme (Windows 7 apps will be accessible on the new system). Screen navigation can be completed by swiping and a user can use customizable Live Tiles to view information about a program without launching it. And while the ‘Metro’ interface was designed for swipe and sweep gestures, they can still work with a mouse if that’s what a user wants, according to Microsoft.

Another cool new feature of Windows 8 is that it will support ARM tablets as well as x86 machines, the very first version of Windows to do so. This means that users will be able to work with their tablets, ultra books, and all-in-one screens on their Windows 8 system. And with the ARM version, a tablet will be able to remain connected to the Internet while in standby.

For those that like multitasking, brace for the snap multitasking feature that will allow two apps to run simultaneously. This feature will allow users to switch between apps, resize them, and snap them into position on the desktop. You will be able to resize an app (for instance enlarging it) by simply dragging its bar, while switching between apps is as simple as swiping for the left side of the screen.

Windows 8 will also have a feature that allows for a multitude of ways to customize their desktop to their personal tastes. With previous versions, users can personalize their desktops using screensavers and wallpapers. The ‘tatoos’ feature in Windows 8 goes beyond that.

Another new feature that you can’t miss is ‘Charms’, which is essentially the new Start bar for Windows. It can be accessed from the left bottom corner of the desktop, the same place that the Start button is located on older Windows version. This feature allows for fast configuration of app settings. There are five sets of options for both system settings and app settings, including Settings, Devices, Share, Search, and Start.

There are many more features to look out for when Microsoft finally releases Windows 8 on the proposed date of 25th October, 2012. Note that the aforementioned features are primarily based on the Consumer Preview and Release Preview of the system.

How to Make 10 Dollars a Day with Google Adsense

If you want to work from home, making money with Google Adsense is one of the best options to earn a daily income. However, if you don’t know what you’re doing, things can be awfully tough with Google Adsense. A lot of people looking for how to make money from home start out on the wrong footing and sadly end up without a cent from their efforts.

As a cost per action program, Google Adsense will make you money if you generate lots of traffic. That’s basically all you have to do to earn reasonable income from Google Adsense. So here’s how to capitalize on free traffic to increase your Adsense revenues.

The one sure way to get you raw traffic is by creating great content for your website or blog. While the Web has evolved from a mere information repository to a convenient communications and multimedia platform, a great majority of Internet users go online to search for information. So make the most of this need to pull users to your blog or site. The more quality content you post, the more search engines will locate and index your pages. Additionally, find ways to get visitors to subscribe to your blog as this ensures recurring traffic. Ads should be strategically positioned on your blog so as to get more visitors clicking on them, thus earning you Google Adsense revenue.

The classic blog and ping technique still does wonders if done correctly. Depending on the blog you’re using, you will have several options for search engine services where you can ping your account. Blogs such as WordPress already have this option list for you to select from, and the best thing is that you can add or remove services as you deem fit. However, things are a bit different if you blog with, for instance. Here, you use the ‘pingomatic’ website to ping your account for you, and every time your blog gets pinged, search engine crawlers will peruse your blog for new content to index. That said, ensure that you don’t overdo this as it could get you a penalty from most search engines. Pinging once a day should be enough, regardless of the number of new posts you have on your blog.

And basically that is it. These two tips are sure to attract raw traffic to your blog or website and boost Adsense revenue. They can also work for any Internet marketing campaign that needs raw traffic.

Fastest Way To Get A New Blog Indexed on Google

Starting a new blog is a great way to create a presence online, especially if you’re thinking about venturing into Internet marketing. Once your blog is up, you need to fill it up with great content to attract traffic, and then the money will start flowing in too. But that’s not all you can do to attract traffic. You can index your new blog on Google and other major search engines and you can also increase your blog’s Google rank.

Let’s assume you set up a new blog today and you want Google to rank it tomorrow; is this achievable? The short answer is yes.

The fastest way to get your new blog indexed by Google is to get talked about by popular blogs. This is sure to get your blog indexed within hours. However, you’re not going to find many established blogs that are willing to talk about a newly set up blog. So, you have to get a little more creative and come up with ways of getting your blog indexed.

One thing you want to do soon as your blog is up is to register your log with blog communities. There are a couple of blog community portals that particularly have excellent Google rankings, such as MyBlogLog, Blogged, BlogCatalog, and more. Once your new blog is listed on these portals, then Google will just have to index it. A few key things to put emphasis on include the description, tags and keywords, branding and the category in which to list your blog.

You will also want to carry out a valuation of your blog using a valuation and stats website. These websites typically have good reputation with search engines. All you’re required to do is to visit one such website and check your blog’s worth. Doing this gives your blog a special stats page that will get it indexed by Google. Consider sites like StatBrain, CubeStat, Website Outlook, among others.

Another thing you cannot afford to ignore is to submit your blog’s feed in feed aggregators, including FeedAdage, OctoFinder, and Feed-Squirrel, among others. These sites basically track and index your new posts that are published on your blog. You get free traffic when users click on a post title on these sites as they are redirected to your block. In turn, your new posts get indexed by Google.

Make use of social networking sites. Just make sure that you register on these sites using your blog’s URL as your username, paying attention to targeted keywords. Using a keyword-username on social sites is sure to get your blog indexed faster by Google and will also help to augment your brand in the long run.

Finally, consider posting content to misc sites (such as Squidoo), provided it is related to your blog’s niche. Make sure you include your blogs feed on the content page.

How to get to the Boot Menu on a Macbook or Macbook Pro

Are you trying to figure out how to get to the boot menu on a Macbook or other mac product?

Well it isn’t actually called the boot menu, but I know what you mean!

Here is  how you open up the boot menu, or select the start-up options on a Macbook

If you want to boot from the CD then hold down the C key as the computer boots up

If you want to select which start-up option on your mac, then hold down the Options key as the computer boots up

Who Won the League of Legends Season 2 Championship?

Wondering who won the season two LOL Championship for a million dollars?

After being selected as a huge underdog, the Season 2 World Champions of League of Legends are the Taipai Assassins !

They played amazing well the entire tournament, taking down the likes of Moscow 5, Nanjin Sword, and for the Grand Finals – Azubu Frost

There will be Replays of all of their games posted shortly, so check back often, and if not you can probably find them on youtube shortly also!


How Long to Receive Gold from RMAH in Diablo 3?

I figured I would post this for anyone who has purchased gold from the real money auction house in D3 recently and have not received it yet.

First off, DON’T BE ALARMED!! You haven’t lost your money or your gold, there is a processing delay when buying and selling gold on the RMAH, and it usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour or two to receive it!

I remember the first time I bought gold I needed it right away. and when it didn’t come, I wasn’t a happy camped having to wait for it.

Here is an idea, while y0u are waiting for your gold, just play some NES games at the top bar, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!!

Love TLN

Monster Power Scaling Chart for Diablo 3

There is a new feature out on the Diablo 3 PTR called monster power.

You basically can choose to make the monster more powerful, and with this choice, you also gain some rewards like more magic find and experience points. 

Here is a useful chart with how the monsters in D3 scale from MP level 1-10.

Diablo 3 Inferno Monster Power Scaling Chart

Diablo 3 Inferno Monster Power Scaling Chart

How to Activate Windows 8 Enterprise Edition via Command Prompt

There are some known issues registering Windows 8 Enterprise with the correct product key.  For many people they are getting DNS errors when trying to register.  Here is how to register Windows 8(or any version of windows) from the command prompt when you are unable to do it normally.


  1. Open command prompt as Admin (right click it, run as admin)
  2. Type –‘ SLUI.EXE 3 ‘
  3. This opens the “Activate over the internet” windows.
  4. Enter activation Key
  5. Click on activate and it should give you a message that windows has been successfully updated.

Hope that helps, remember you can also activate over the phone, but I prefer internet unless there isn’t a connection to be obtained.

Good Games to Play When Bored of Your Main Game

I will say this with much confidence that everyone gets a little burnt out of any main game they focus all their attention on.  The issue is that sometimes its even harder to find enjoyment from another game, because there is a hole of pwn met by your previous main game which just can’t be filled.  Well I am going to do my best to help you with a list of good games for different genres which will give you the much needed break from your main game!

RTS Games!

1. Starcraft 2

2. Warcraft 3 + Expansion (a lil old school but awesome fun!)

3. Age of Empires III or 2 + Expansion

4.Command and Conquer

FPS Games!

1. Counter Strike : Source or 1.6

2. Team Fortress 2 (free to play)

3. DayZ (Zombie Survival)

4. Battlefield 3

5. Call of Duty (Any of the most recent ones, for PC/P3/XBOX360)

INDIE Games!

1. Bastion (I

2. Trine 1 & 2

3. Vessel


1. World of Warcraft (But I am guessing this is the game you would like to not play ;P)

2. Star Wars The Old Republic

3. Guild Wars 2

MOBA Games!

1. Dota 2

2. League of Legends

3. Heroes of Newerth

RPG Games!

1. Diablo 3(eh dungeon crawler RPG)

2. Skyrim

3. Fallout (3 & New Vegas + Expansions)

4. The Witcher 2

I know there are a trillion more games, but here are some good games which are quality made and you will get your money out of.  Hope this list of games helped you decide what to play when bored of Diablo 2, League of Legends, Dota 2, World of Warcraft, or whatever else you’ve been playing too much.

Best Word Press Security Plugin for 2012

Recently I have been doing a lot of research for security on my blog network, and this blog.  I’ve come up with Word fence as my favorite security and firewall plugin.  It is free, great, has a live traffic view and an assortment of configurable options.

Pros – You can see currently users online, most recent login attempts, lock out wrong logins, and throttle usage of the site if someone is trying to spam it and slow it down.  Obviously it can go much deeper than this, but really just check it out.  If you are new to blogging, you need some sort of security plugin.  With word fence you can eliminate all brute force hacking attempts and quickly shy away any hacker from wasting time trying to get into your site.

One thing I do wish they had was country blocking.  Those douche bags in China keep trying to hack the site non-stop every day, and I want to put a stop to it.  One day!

Try it out; let me know what you think.  I have not tried all the security plugins yet, so if you know of an equally as good one, or better, share it!