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We all know that Windows 8 is under development and many interesting features have been revealed in Windows 8 like new Aero Lite theme,User Picture Tile in System Tray, Aero Auto-Colorization feature, etc.

Although Windows 8 UI is not complete and it’ll be changed a lot in future builds, our DA friend “hameddanger” has created a cool Windows 8 Skin Pack for Windows 7 users.

This pack changes / adds lots of things in Windows 7:

  • Windows theme
  • User picture tile
  • Aero auto-colorization
  • Wallpaper
  • Login screen

You can download it using following link:

Download Link

NOTE: Remember to create a System Restore point first before installing the skin pack so that you can restore default files and settings in case you face any problem or you don’t like the new look.

AMD’s first generation of Fusion accelerated processing units (APUs) have managed to make their way into quite an important number of netbooks and other mobile computing devices, and recent reports suggest that the company is now working on developing a new series of Fusion CPUs designed especially for tablets.

These will be released in the so-called T-series and feature the same architecture as the company’s current C and E APUs with a few modifications to allow for a lower power consumption.

As a result of these tweaks, the TDP of the APUs should fall somewhere around the 5W mark, which is still about 2W higher than that of Intel’s recently released Atom Oak Trail CPUs.

AMD’s processor should, however, provide better performance in most applications as well as more advanced graphics capabilities.

While AMD hasn’t made official any information regarding the T-series APUs, the company has already showcased, at the beginning of the year, a 5W version of its C-50 processor.

The APU demoed back then worked at the same frequency as its 9W counterpart and packed two processing cores as well as the Radeon HD 6250 GPU that comes standard with the Ontario APUs.

To achieve this feat, the company analyzed the hardware requirements of tablets and other low power computing devices and decided to use a simpler memory controller, that supported a limited number of frequencies and terminations, as well as fewer peripheral ports (such as USB), and video outputs.

The next major breakthrough in energy efficiency for AMD will come once the company moves to the 28nm production node with the Wichita and Krishna APUs.

According to some previous report, these have been already taped out by the company and the first batches of these chips are expected to ship to OEMs starting in the fourth quarter of 2011. (via SemiAccurate)AMD prepares new T-series APUs for tablet use

Mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility is expected to be among the first companies in the world to come to the market with quad-core application processors inside, some of the latest rumors around the Internet suggest.

According to the news, the new devices should arrive on shelves as Motorola Bullet and Jet, while being powered by NVIDIA’s new Tegra 3 (Kal-El) quad-core processor.

The processor was already unveiled to the world, and the first devices to run under it might land on shelves sometime in the first quarter of the next year, which means that the two phones could be released at that time as well.

Before anything else, we should have a closer look at the two upcoming quad-core handsets, which emerged over at Droid-Life.

The Motorola Bullet is reportedly headed to the market with a 4.3-inch qHD screen, along with around 1GB DDR2 of RAM (most probably, 1.5GB), and 16GB of on-board storage.

Moreover, the upcoming mobile phone should also include NFC capabilities (Near Field Communication), as well as a 12-megapixel photo snapper.

As for the Motorola Jet, rumor has it that it should pack a 4-inch qHD screen, along with 1 or 1.5GB of DDR2 RAM, 16GB on-board storage, and the same 12MP camera.

Basically, the two phones seem to sport about the same specs, only that Bullet would include a larger screen, while Jet would add a QWERTY keyboard into the mix.

For the time being the rest of the specs that the two would include was shrouded in mystery, and the actual existence of the two is also only a rumor.

However, it seems that there are great chances that the two would actually be included in Motorola’s roadmap at a certain point, though it remains to be seen when exactly they might arrive.

One other thing that remains to be seen is how well the handsets would perform in terms of battery life, since the quad-core processor would certain need a lot of juice.

Hopefully, more on the matter would emerge soon, especially since the first products to pack NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 (Kal-El) quad-core processor are expected to become official before the end of the ongoing year.

Motorola to bring quad-core handsets to shelves in Q1 2012

Day one – 7 million downloads
Day two – 15 million as of 16:24 IST 24.3.11 , i.e. 8 million downloads!

Record was of 8 million downloads by Firefox 3 it self

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Hot off the heels of the Windows 8 “pattern login” video from yesterday comes this new video from the same source. MyDigitalLife user “PlainDickhead” has posted another YouTube video from a copy of Windows 8 believed to be newer than the leaked M1 build currently circulating on the Internet. The video, which originated from this thread, demonstrates a webcam UI for configuring webcam settings, application settings, and allows users to take timed or instant still shots and short video clips.

The application has a Metro-esque feel to it, with a dark background, spacious UI controls, and large fonts. The settings for the application allow one to specify a webcam, audio source, video resolution, frame rate, and an audio recording level. On another tab, users can let the webcam driver automatically determine picture settings, or they can manually adjust the brightness, focus, exposure, and zoom levels, as well as the flicker refresh rate.

Users may snap a video or still shot by clicking on one of three icons to the right of the application. In either mode, the user is offered to keep or throw away the captured output. For videos, it appears that basic frame cropping functionality is there, in addition to setting a zoom level. However, the video preview does not appear to work correctly in this build. For still shots, users may crop the preview output before saving.

The video is available below for your viewing pleasure. And don’t worry, this one is definitely safe for work!

Joshua Topolsky, the former editor-in-chief of the Engadget, is reporting that a source has leaked information about the iPhone 5 specifications and hardware styling. The article explains how the “design of the phone is set to radically change” and that his sources have revealed that the new handset will actually look more like an iPod touch rather than an iPhone. “The phone will be thinner than the iPhone 4, and may have a “teardrop” shape which goes from thick to thin (something along the lines of the MacBook Air profile),” Topolsky said.

Based on the information provided, which the image above is based on, the new phone will most likely have little to no bezel and will feature a 3.7 inch screen while “keeping the current resolution” but lowering “pixel density from 326 to 312” meaning a drop of 13ppi.

Last week Verizon’s Fran Shammo commented about the next iPhone while answering a question from an analyst over changes in the company’s margins. “The fluctuation, I believe, will come when a new device from Apple is launched, whenever that may be, and that we will be, on the first time, on equal footing with our competitors on a new phone hitting the market” said Shammo. Topolsky explains how this information falls “perfectly in line” with previous speculation and hints that the next iPhone may well be the first to properly utilise Qualcomm’s dual Gobi chipset.

Image credit: Thisismynext

Update: The source has added that “the taper is probably a little exaggerated in the mockup (that’s thanks to our so-so Photoshopping skills), and we’re not saying the backing will be metal, like the iPod touch. That’s simply the basis for this image.”

One of the new neat tweaks coming in Windows 8 is the ability for the colour of Aero’s glass to change depending on the dominant colour of the wallpaper. Similar to Windows 7’s behavior for taskbar buttons, but for the desktop. We previously noted that users can try this on Windows 7 via a small tool, although with rather buggy results. But for Windows 8, it turns out that enabling the feature is fairly straightforward, and it requires nothing more than inserting a line of text into a .theme file.

Just a short while ago, Win-HD (via BetaArchive) posted an archive containing the files needed to enable this tweak. The presence of this tweak was discovered by a member of their forum, Jc160. The only useful files in the archive are the modified .theme files for Aero Lite and Aero Normal. We compared the files and found that to enable this tweak, one simply needs to:

  • Open aero.theme in Notepad
  • Go down to the [VisualStyles] section, and delete the line starting with ColorizationColor
  • Insert a line in that same spot: AutoColorization=1
  • Save the file and reload theme in Personalization