Archive | June 2013

How to install Windows 8.1 Preview on a Mac using Boot Camp 5 drivers

Windows 8.1 logo

Windows 8.1 is available as a free Preview for those who wants to try out the new version without waiting for autumn to come. although the simplest way to update your computer is through Windows Store, there is the option to do a clean install using the .iso file. Thanks to this, it’s possible to try Windows 8.1 on a Mac using Boot Camp 5. The following tutorial has been made with an iMac 27″ mid 2011. Macs that supports Windows 8 are the following ones; if yours is not listed, it means is not compatible.

  • MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch and 17-inch, Mid 2010)
  • MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Mini (Mid 2011 or newer)
  • iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011 or newer) Read More…

Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 awaited for end of the year; releases public preview for free.

Windows 8.1 logo

At San Francisco’s Moscone Center (where Apple always keeps keynotes), Microsoft steps up on the stage to present the first major update for Windows, reaching version 8.1 “Blue”. More focused on “touch”, tries to catch up once more after a discrete success. First and foremost comes back the Start, a lack that left users upset after years in the bottom left of the screen, no more the need of pulling down the desktop to close it. It isn’t the menu you were expecting though because essentially the new Start is a shortcut to go to Modern UI faster. Read More…

Apple releases iOS 7 beta 2: iPad support and more!


With iOS 7 beta 2 Apple continues the battle against skeumorphism characteristic of the Jobs era. After beta 1 where we’ve talked about it before, beta 2 brings a number of improvements and new features that are reported in the following change log:

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iOS 7 analyzed from an objective point of view.

iOS 7 is in a sense the most controversial version of the operative system Made by Apple ever released. It starts like this the post-Jobs era, now that the skeuomorphism is no longer a must in iOS’ design, now presenting more simple and renewed, something that not everyone has appreciated. In this article we won’t discuss about iOS 7 features, but the system itself from a objective point of view.

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Project Loon; this is how Google wants to bring Internet worldwide using aerostatics balloons

Forget the advanced fibre channel or fast 3G modem and think outside the box; at the moment, most of world countries cannot have Internet access. For Google the next step for bringing the Internet worldwide is not made of pylons for mobile connectivity.

There are many geographical obstacles such mountains, jungles, islands, lakes and stuff and to solve these kind of issues, Google came up with a curious idea by taking  the challenge above the surface; bring at twice the altitude where commercial airplane flies aerostatics balloons to spread the Web around the globe. Difficulty about this project is well known, and the “Loon” name is not a coincidence; nevertheless, in New Zealand Google has already started testing and first results are encouraging for improving this new technology. Read More…

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