Siri turns against Apple

Siri turns against Apple

Siri turns against Apple

The rivalry between Microsoft and Apple is heating up again.

In a new advert for Windows 8, Microsoft has a real dig at the iPad by using Siri. The ad shows Windows 8 tablet and the iPad next to each other with Siri apologising for not being able to do what Windows 8 tablet can.

I am suprised that they got away with it but it did make me chuckle.

Siri turns against Apple

Windows 7 Hibernation File

hybernationBy default Windows 7 will use up space on your hard drive for its hibernation file, but if you never use sleep, and always turn your PC off, then this will never actually be used.

To disable hibernation and recover a little bit of hard drive space, launch REGEDIT, browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power, then set both HibernateEnabled and HiberFileSizePerfect to zero.

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How to shutdown Windows 8

Shutdown WindowsWhen I first used Windows 8 I found it unclear how to shut down.  Therefore I thought I would list the available options;

To shut Windows 8 down, move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen, click the Settings icon – or just hold down the Windows key and press I – and you’ll see a power button. Click this and you get the option to Shut Down or Restart.

Alternately you can press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click the power button in the bottom right-hand corner.

If you are on the desktop you can press Alt+F4 to access Shut Down options.

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Start Button in Windows 8.1

Windows-Start-ButtonLooks like Microsoft is going to put back the start button in their new update to Windows 8, which is Windows 8.1.

Microsoft said the move is intended to make Windows 8 a less frustrating experience for those who don’t have touch-based PCs. Windows 8 was designed for touch, “but we also recognize there are many non-touch devices in use today – especially in the commercial setting.”

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Remove “on behalf of” when sending message as another exchange 2003 user

outlookIf a user has delegated access to another user, when another user tries to send an e-mail from that user, the sent message will appear from

Sending user on behalf of delegating user

In order to get rid of the “on behalf of” in send message and have it so it just appears as being from the delegating user, add the sending user has to have “send as” security permissions in the delegating users active directory profile.

1. Start Active Directory Users and Computers; click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

2. On the View menu, make sure that Advanced Features is selected.

3. Double-click the user that you want to grant send as rights for, and then click the Security tab.

4. Click Add, click the user that you want to give send as rights to, and then check send as under allow in the Permissions area.

4.5  Remove all other permissions granted by default so only the send as permission is granted.

5. Click OK to close the dialog box.