How to Block Websites the Easier Way in Windows

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Discretion and privacy are the most popular trend on the Internet now.  One might not be aware of this, but our every activity is constantly tracked online. Whether it be the websites that you visit, the songs or movies that you stream online, the shopping you do online and much more, all this data is constantly monitored and tracked. One of the most important reason for which your online activity is tracked is because this data is very important to online advertisers. Advertisers use this data to show ads on the websites you visit and these ads are filtered according to your interests and surfing habits.  The privacy of your online activity is very important and you should be aware of how you can protect your activities and identity online.

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How to Upgrade your Windows PC to Windows 8

Microsoft recently released the latest Windows 8 Operating System. We had posted our own review of why shouldn’t you upgrade to Windows 8.

If you are planning to upgrade to Windows 8, the best time to upgrade is before January 13, 2013. Before that date Microsoft is allowing users to upgrade from their existing installations of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 for just $39.99 (INR 2000 approx). The usual retail price of Windows 8 Pro is $169.99 otherwise.

Microsoft has stated that you need to have a genuine license of XP, Vista or Windows 7 in order to qualify for this upgrade. But as reported by many, even if you are running a pirated version of Windows you can easily upgrade without any hassle. Do not be confused with the “upgrade” term, the license key that you will purchase during upgrade can also be used to do a fresh new install of Windows 8 by removing Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7.

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Windows Live Essentials 2011 & 2012 [Full] Offline Installer

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If you love your Windows PC and like Microsoft branded applications you can never miss on the Windows Live Essential suite of applications. To introduce it generously, Windows Live Essentials is Windows’ counterpart of Apple iLife suite of applications.

Windows Live Essentials consists of the most popular Microsoft branded applications : Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Messenger, Windows Live Writer, Windows Sync and Family Safety. Not being such an avid Microsoft enthusiast myself, I do not make much use of all these applications frequently. But Windows Live Write is an amazing product which can never be missed by any regular blogger.

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Windows 8: 5 things you need to know

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Microsoft recently previewed the first public demo of its new Windows 8 OS. Windows 8 OS is believed to change the way you have ever used your Windows PC. It is a completely different from the previous versions of Windows, be it the complete makeover of UI alongside the Metro UI of Windows Phone 7 or the new set of features about which everyone is puzzled and excited at the same time. People are still confused about what to expect, what is changing, what would still remain the same and so on. We are trying to answer all the major questions related to Windows 8 here, and the direct download links to download the ISO of the Windows 8 developer preview build would follow at the end of the post.

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