With the advent of the touch screen devices, many software developers had to revamp their applications to suit to the new type of user interface. The proliferation of the touch screen smart phones and tablets in the markets is prompting them to redesign their programs’ look and feel.
The first to make these changes were the operating system developers. With Microsoft releasing the Windows 8 OS, all the major OS developers have released touch screen-friendly operating systems. Then, other software manufacturers followed suit.
Mozilla Firefox to sport a new look
Lately, the Mozilla Firefox Help forums have been abuzz with the news of a Mozilla Firefox project aimed at giving the very popular browser application a new look and feel. This is essentially an attempt to make the Mozilla Firefox more user-friendly on a touch-screen device.
From what one can gather from these Mozilla Firefox Help forums is that the soon-to-be-released Firefox version is going to feature a minimalist design with all the rarely used options hidden away and the necessary buttons and options easily accessible from its menu.
The project is currently titled Australis and a test version is being circulated online for anyone interested in trying it out. The release date for the final version is not yet announced. However, many see this as the sign of things to come. More and more applications will from now on be designed exclusively for the touch screen devices.
Such applications’ interface would be designed to scale proportionally and fill up the screen properly when used on the different sized touch screen devices from smart phones to tablets to laptops. The touch input can be replaced with the mouse cursor in the traditional desktop PC systems.
All software makers are redesigning their applications this way to reach the maximum number of users. It is clear that in the next decade or so, more and more people would be using the smart phone and the tablet rather than the laptop and the desktop PC.
Mozilla is merely adapting to the changing user tastes and preferences. It is too early to say what the final product would look like. But, from the preview version released online, one can say that next Firefox would sport a sleek and user-friendly interface.
The new browser would reduce the clutter in your toolbar and make things more easily accessible using the touch screen. Find out more at the official Firefox website.
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The competition among Google, Apple and Microsoft is likely to cause some inconvenience and compatibility issues for the users. In other words, if you are one of those users who own products from all these brands, you might find it difficult to transfer your files from one device to the other, use the same app in all the devices, etc. Contacting the Windows Support number is not going to help, as they are likely to advise you to switch to a Windows 8 device instead.
Google Voice app compatible issues in Windows Phone OS
Google Voice is a very useful service utilised by millions of users. The Google Voice app allows users to make calls from your system to a telephone, or from one computer to another, using the Google chat network. You can use this to initiate an audio or a video chat with your friends and colleagues.
Many Windows Phone users came across compatibility issues when they tried to install the Google Voice app on their device. Many of them contacted the Windows Support number, but no solutions were forthcoming. Understanding that there is demand for Windows Phone OS-compatible versions of the Google Voice app, many third party developers started to develop and release such applications.
Google to rein in the third party Google Voice apps
Recently, Google announced that such unauthorised Google Voice developed by third party software developers violate their Terms of Service. In other words, such apps are accessing the Google Voice service illegally. This is indeed bad news for the Windows Phone users, who had been using such third party apps to connect to their Google Voice accounts.
This announcement from Google would soon lead to the discontinuation of all such third party apps. The Windows Phone users would then have to wait for Google to release a Windows Phone 8 OS-compatible version of the Google Voice app. And, we all know that is not going to happen.
It is indeed possible to find online some patch or a crack file that would allow the users to install and use the Google Voice app in the Windows Phone OS. However, such applications are likely to cause some errors and might have to contact the Windows Support number to fix them.
Perhaps, it is time you started looking for a Windows Phone-alternative to the Google voice App.
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Microsoft Outlook is a brilliant email client application developed by Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker. This application is so popular that millions of users work with it worldwide. It is not only an incredible application replete with features or Microsoft Outlook tools; it also works chameleon-like in terms of customizability. This amazing email application essentially functions as a personal information manager. It was initially developed for Microsoft’s very own Operating System series, Windows. Then later it was developed for Apple Inc.’s Mac OS. There are wonderful Microsoft Outlook tools and features similar to Microsoft Outlook 2010 for Windows.
Outlook 2011 for Mac is a part of Microsoft Office productivity suite for Apple Inc.’s Mac OS X. When you open a specific individual item for the various Microsoft Outlook tools or items in its Window, for instance a message, you will find new and additional Ribbon tabs. The amazing Tools tab of the Ribbon in Mail view gives never before seen control over your account. Here are some of the applications or features available:
These are some of the Outlook tools in Office 2011 for Mac.
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It seems that Mozilla is all set for a tough completion in the device and apps market. Lately, Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit organization and developer of Firefox web browser announced that it was ready with hundreds of thousands of apps for Firefox OS ZTE, LG, and Alcatel.
Firefox OS – a perfect rival for iOS and Windows 8
Will Mozilla be able to make its Firefox OS as a perfect rival for Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Apple’s iOS?
The joint venture of LG, ZTE, and Alcatel, and the launch of a device running on Firefox operating system indicate a potential competition in the market in the coming days. Mozilla spent almost five years to port HTML5 web apps and extensive Mozilla Firefox help options into its Firefox Operating system. The old saying ‘hard work never fails’ once again proves to be true. The developer claims that thousands of developers have submitted their apps to run on Firefox operating system, and interestingly, there is a big queue of developers attempting to get their entry to Firefox operating system.
Firefox OS device
Firefox OS device has already been made available in countries such as Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia, Spain, and Venezuela. Firefox running handsets from Alcatel and One Touch Fire have also made their entry in these countries. However, it is unclear when the rest of the world will get a chance to try out Firefox OS running devices.
Meanwhile, it is reported that a number of tech firms from the European countries such as Hungary, Montenegro, and Serbia have shown interest in collaborating with Firefox to manufacture Firefox OS based devices. This includes Norwegian firms Telco Telenor, Deutsche Telecom, and T-Mobile.
It is surprising to note that Firefox OS, despite its latent stage and smaller user base, has been able to invoke strong reactions from around the world. Another reason that many developers want to get into Firefox OS platform is the support offered by Mozilla to its apps developers. They can rightly find support from Mozilla Firefox help when they have any technical concerns.
Mozilla has also announced its plans to widen its reach to other common platforms such as Android and Linux in the near future. As part of this plan, it will provide Open Web Apps on Android devices just as one can find native Android apps. Users will be able get these apps through the Mozilla Marketplace.
The developers at Apple are trying to do the same for iOS. However, it will have to wait until it can find an alternative for its current Gecko-based developing pattern.
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The Windows operating system incorporates many functions and features that help to organize and schedule daily tasks in an orderly manner. If you regularly plan meetings, find it difficult to schedule them, and in need of a proper tool for scheduling tasks or meetings, there is a way by which you can do it in Windows. It called the Windows Task Scheduler. With the Task Scheduler, creating tasks is very easy. In addition, it is essential to create a backup of it. You can contact Windows support if you encounter any problems with Windows. By following the below provided Windows support guidelines, you can learn how to backup tasks and restore them with the help of the Task Scheduler.
Creating Backups With The Task Scheduler
By following these Windows support guidelines, you can easily backup and restore tasks using the task manager. If you have any doubts in following the guidelines, you may contact our customer support center. Our customer support center will provide the easiest and simplest of help tips for the issues faced.
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