Picasa is an image editing application developed by Google, can also be used as image viewer and organizer. Picasa is integrated with a photo-sharing website. Picasa was originally created by a company named Lifescape in 2002 and owned by Google in 2004.
The latest version of Picasa is 3.9, which supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac (Intel-based Macs only).
Features of Picasa 3.9
Picasa has file importing and tracking feature, tags, face recognition and sorting. It has several basic photo editing functions such as color enhancement, red eye reduction, adding text to the image and cropping. Images can also be prepared for external use such as for e-mailing or printing. Picasa supports Google’s WebP image format as well as the JPG format and most Raw image format. A user can view and edit RAW files and save the finished edit as JPG or any other format, without any changes to the original RAW file. User can Compare two different photos side by side. Or compare the original and edited versions versions of the same photo simultaneously as you apply edits in Picasa. It has a nice interface and you’ll love to use it.
Picasa 3.9 latest version free download for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac – here
Command prompt, officially called Windows Command Processor is a command-line interpreter application which is very useful tool for the developers to quickly execute applications and commands.
Windows 8 has two modes – the new Metro mode and the old traditional Windows mode.
Launch or Open command prompt in Windows 8 – new Metro mode:
Hit “WIN+Q” key from the keyboard to launch the “Apps search bar” and then type “cmd”. You will see Command Prompt in the results. Click it to launch a Windows command prompt.
Open command prompt by starting(double click) the cmd.exe in the windows system32 folder:
Open Windows Explorer. Navigate to the folder C:WindowsSystem32 and look for the application cmd.exe and double click on it.
Launch or Open command prompt in Windows 8 – traditional mode:
Hit “WIN+X” and select “Run”. Now type “cmd” in Run dialog search text box and click OK.
Microsoft is going to launch the latest version of Office, according to a tweet from the official Microsoft’s Office Twitter account posted over the weekend. The tweet also contains a picture of what Microsoft is setting up in New York City’s Bryant Park for launch day, specifying January 29 as the day of the event.
The new version of Microsoft Office 2013 represents a re-think of the productivity software. Microsoft re-designed Office for Windows 8, changing aspects of the design, features and back end to better support the world of touchscreens, cloud connectivity and social networks. Although the new Office is designed for Windows 8 machines but actually its not just a Windows 8 app, it can also be installed and used on traditional desktop environment, even on Windows RT devices.
Microsoft Office 2013 will cost $140 for the Home & Student Edition with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. A Home & Business edition, which includes Outlook, costs $220, and a Professional edition with Publisher and Access costs $400.
Microsoft is also changing the way of selling the Microsoft Office 2013. When a customer buys Office, they will be able to download it and install it on up to five machines. A subscription also includes 20 GB of SkyDrive storage and 60 minutes per month of Skype calls and updates for new versions of the apps.
Improvements in Office 2013
Office 2013 has a new look, in line with the “Modern-style” aesthetic of Windows 8. Microsoft has included a “Touch Mode” that makes Office easier to use on Windows 8 tablets. It includes a new “Read Mode” in Word for viewing documents without distractions, built-in PDF editing, additional analysis tools in Excel and tighter integration with Web services such as SkyDrive and Facebook.