|Starts||25 Oct 2012 (Thu)||Ends||31 Oct 2012 (Wed)|
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New operating systems (OS) add new features and functionality to electronic devices whether they’re smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops. Meet Microsoft’s new OS, Windows 8, which is designed to work on all these devices and offer users added flexibility.
Here are some tips about Windows 8 from Harvey Norman, as well as some notebook offers and Philips kitchenware electronics offers
Easy navigation – Windows 8 has been built with touchscreens in mind, but it still works great with a mouse and keyboard. Its start screen now features “tiles” that can be pressed or clicked on to launch apps or open links. A favourite website or app, for instance, can be placed on the start screen for instant access once Windows 8 boots.
Live updates – Live tiles are updated in real time and display useful information on the tile itself. Information such as new emails can be displayed on a tile, even if an app isn’t in use, so users can keep up to date with information that matters to them.
Charms – Windows 8 may have a new graphical user interface, but it still offers quick links to oftenused features. Termed “charms”, these appear as an overlay on the right side of a screen and provide quick access to features such as search, sharing and hardware devices. The search charm lets users find data across a variety of locations, such as apps, the Internet and even settings.
Sharing – The share charm makes it easy to share content between different apps. Windows 8 gives users the option of pinning content from within apps for easy access. The Windows Store offers a wide selection of apps that users can try before buying.
Skydrive – This nifty feature offers 7GB of free storage online, so users can store files they need and access them from any web-connected device.
Stay connected – Users can add apps to their Microsoft account to stay connected to the various services they use. For example, the People app lets users include contacts from their social networking and email apps. This makes it easy to see what’s new, post a comment, or start a conversation. Users can also sync contacts and settings across all their Windows 8 devices.
Stay productive – Multi-tasking is easy since users can snap two apps next to each other, even on touchscreen tablets. Users who prefer the familiar Windows desktop can still access this as well.
Flexibility – All Windows 8 devices, including tablets, will also offer USB ports, allowing users to connect external devices such as thumbdrives and printers.
Notebooks listed are HP Pavilion 14-B005AU Notebook, ASUS X202E-CT009H Vivobook Notebook, Acer Aspire V5-471G-53314G50MA Notebook, HP Pavilion G4-2208TX Notebook, HP Pavilion G4-2209TX Notebook, Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Software, Sony SVE15128CG VAIO Notebook, Acer Aspire M5-481PTG-53316G52MA Notebook, ASUS UX32VD-R3001H Ultrabook Notebook, Lenovo Ideapad 13-59354148 Ultrabook YOGA Notebook, Toshiba Satellite U920T-1000 Ultrabook Notebook, Samsung ATIV XE700T1C-H03SG Tablet, HP Pavilion Slimline S5-1435D Desktop PC, Acer Aspire ZS600-I347MR41T AIO Desktop PC, Lenovo Ideacentre A720-57309143 AIO Desktop PC, Acer Tab Iconia W510
Philips items listed are Philips HD2566 Toaster, Philips HD4677 Electric Kettle, Philips HD9120 Food Steamer, Philips HR1396 Chopper, Philips HR1617 Hands Blender, Philips HR2068 Jar Blender, Philips HR1866 Juicier, Philips HD3016 Jar Rice Cooker, Philips HD3038 Rice Cooker, Philips HD8745 Saeco Coffee Machine
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