Deleting hiberfil.sys on Windows 7

You’re reading this article because there’s a gigantic hiberfil.sys file sitting in the root of your drive, and you want to get rid of it to free up some space… but you can’t!, Well you cant just remove it with a delete to recycle bin because its a system file but luckily, you actually can delete it, and i will show you how i overcame my own whoping 3.6GB hiberfil.sys file.

The more memory you have in your PC, the bigger the file will be.

So What is hiberfil.sys Anyway?

Windows has two power management modes that you can choose from: one is Sleep Mode, which keeps the PC running in a low power state so you can almost instantly get back to what you were working on. The other is Hibernate mode, which completely writes the memory out to the hard drive, and then powers the PC down entirely, so you can even take the battery out, put it back in, start back up, and be right back where you were.

Hibernate mode uses the hiberfil.sys file to store the the current state (memory) of the PC, and since it’s managed by Windows, you can’t delete the file.

Disable Hibernate (and Delete hiberfil.sys) in Windows 7 or Vista

You’ll need to open an administrator mode command prompt by right-clicking on the command prompt in the start menu, and then choosing Run as Administrator. Once you’re there, type in the following command:

powercfg -h off

hiberfil

And Guess what? You’ll also notice that the file is magically gone!

You can now send Offline Skype video messages

Skype’s video messaging service, available in beta form since February, is now an official part of the popular free calling service.

With Video Messaging for Skype you can record a video message and send it to friends, family and colleagues who aren’t online. They will see the message the next time they log in to Skype.

Video Messaging is accessible via Skype for Windows desktop, Skype for Windows 8, Skype for Mac, Skype for iPhone, Skype for iPad, Skype for Android, and Skype for BlackBerry.

“There’s also no limit to the number of video messages you can send or receive and the messages themselves may be as long as 3 minutes” – Not true because on the Blackberry Z10, It showed 25 free Videos, Upgrade to Premium to do Unlimited

Skype’s blog didn’t mention support for Microsoft’s Windows Phone, however, which seems odd since Microsoft owns Skype. CNET contacted Microsoft for comment and will update the story with further information. – CNET

Skype is finally here on blackberry 10 ~ OS Update to 10.1.0.273

Skype for BB10

I just downloaded Skype on my Blackberry 10. Looking Just cool

Skype says this version will integrate tightly with BlackBerry user’s phone book and BlackBerry Hub

“Remember this release is still in preview version,” writes Summers. We will continue working with BlackBerry over the next months to refine the performance of the Skype app. So keep an eye for any new Skype updates on BlackBerry World for your device!”

Skype was one of the key apps many felt were missing for BlackBerry devices, the other notable exceptions being Instagram, Spotify, Pandora, and Netflix.

You will have to Upgrade your Blackberry 10 OS anyways to 10.1.0.273 and wholla Blackberry world to download skype.

Good Luck!!

Samsung Gains Tablet Share as Apple Drops

Apple‘s tablet market share has dropped to 50.4% in Q3 2012, down from 59.7% in the same period last year, IDC’s latest report reveals.

Samsung, on the other hand, has experienced huge growth, jumping from 6.5% to 18.4% in that same period. Amazon holds the third place with 9%, followed by Asus with 8.6% and Lenovo with 1.4%.

The old Silicon Valley joke, which claimed that “there is no tablet market, only an iPad market,” is obviously no longer true. According to IDC’s numbers, Samsung shipped 5.1 million tablets worldwide in 3Q12, up 115% from 2Q12 and 325% from 3Q11.

Things are looking very good for Amazon, also, whose rapidly expanding Kindle Fire lineup has helped it double its market share quarter-over-quarter.

Of course, Apple’s most important product of the year — the iPad mini — has just hit the market, and its effects will be seen in the next quarter. It’ll be interesting to see if it helps Apple grab a piece of its old market share back

Source: Mashable

Microsoft New Logo ~ What it looks like

From Microsoft Blog

It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs. This wave of new releases is not only a reimagining of our most popular products, but also represents a new era for Microsoft, so our logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning.

The Microsoft brand is about much more than logos or product names. We are lucky to play a role in the lives of more than a billion people every day. The ways people experience our products are our most important “brand impressions”. That’s why the new Microsoft logo takes its inspiration from our product design principles while drawing upon the heritage of our brand values, fonts and colors.

We’re excited about the new logo, but more importantly about this new era in which we’re reimagining how our products can help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.

Posted by Jeff Hansen
General Manager, Brand Strategy, Microsoft

It’s Official, Windows 8 PC and tablets Launches in October

Microsoft yesterday said it will officially launch Windows 8 in late October when it starts selling upgrades and its hardware partners begin selling PCs, tablets and hybrid devices powered by the new operating system.

Windows 8 is also on track to reach “release to manufacturing,” or RTM, the first week of August, said Tami Reller, Microsoft’s CFO as well as the head marketing executive for Windows. Earlier reports had suggested Microsoft was eyeing an October launch for its next-generation operating system, but Monday marks the first official confirmation from the company that Windows 8 will in fact debut in October. No specific date in the month has been set.

The October ship date, or as Microsoft calls it, “general availability” (GA), has been long expected by analysts. Using prior development cycle timelines, primarily that for Windows 7, Computerworld had pegged Oct. 25 as the most-likely launch date for Windows 8.

It’s likely that subscribers to Microsoft’s for-a-fee developer services, including MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) and TechNet, will also have access to Windows 8’s RTM code around that same time.

Windows 8’s GA date is important because that’s when OEMs will roll out new PCs and other devices to retail.

According to a follow-up blog post yesterday by Microsoft spokesman Brandon LeBlanc and Reller, the hardware will include desktops, laptops, tablets and so-called “convertibles” — machines that combine elements of notebooks and tablets — powered by Windows 8, and tablets running Windows RT, the offshoot designed for devices with ARM processors.

October could prove to be a particularly busy month for the technology industry, as multiple reports have suggested Apple plans to launch its next iPhone that same month, one year after the debut of the iPhone 4S. Apple is also expected to introduce a new, smaller iPad before the end of the year that is rumored to become available ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Google Andriod Nexus 7 – Is this the new Tablet King?

Just last week, Microsoft announced the expectation of its Surface Tablet, Amazon announced the Introduction of two powerful tablet addition to the Kindle fire family and now one more giant to enter the tablet competition (Google) has finally entered.

Google announced the release of its first tablet, the $199 Nexus 7, at its San Francisco developers conference Wednesday. More than just another tablet to enter the hot new market, the Nexus 7 illustrates Google’s determination to reinvent itself as a “lifestyle and culture purveyor” manufacturing its own hardware to compete with the likes of Apple and Amazon. It’s a new direction for the company, and one that heats up the tablet wars in a big way.

Is Microsoft and Google turning there backs on Hardware Manufacturers?

The Nexus 7 will start shipping in mid-July, priced at $199 for the 8GB version, $249 for the 16GB version. That will make the Nexus 7 the most functional tablet at the lowest price. It will be available through the Google Play store at first, but it’s likely to reach retailers not long afterward.

Inside the Google Nexus 7 is a quad-core Tegra 3 processor packing a 12-core GPU and 1GB of on-board RAM. This, combined with some clever under-the-hood streamlining, means a buttery-smooth performance. The built-in HDMI means you’ll be able to connect it to your telly too

Read full specs of the Nexus 7 here

Also, Google looks set to follow in the footsteps of Apple and Amazon, as reports say the search giant will set up its own online store to sell the upcoming Google Nexus tablet.

One Question though, Now i want to get my tablet and yet im not confused but drawn to the my favorite Tech companies. Well the balls are in the court now, good tablets in the offerings, One Question though, do you think this Nexus 7 will be a hit or Failure?

 

The installation files cannot be validated – Blackberry Desktop Manager

I had to re-install my Vista Operating System and while re-installing my softwares, I spent almost one hour trying to install BlackBerry Desktop Manager 6.1 on my PC. An ICT nightmare i must say, later found out that the issue was an invalid certificate, a missing CA, and the instructions on RIM’s site doesnt seem to resolve the issue.

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Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2bn

Microsoft has bought the four-year-old business social network Yammer for $1.2bn (£770m) as the software giant steps up its battle with Google for the future of technology in the workplace.

The purchase of Yammer, dubbed “Facebook for the workplace”, is the latest instalment in Microsoft’s bid to protect its dominant Office products from a challenge by Google. The service claims to have more than 5 million corporate users at groups including Barclaycard, Ford, Groupon and the BBC.

It comes little more than a year after Microsoft paid $8.5bn for the video-calling firm Skype in the biggest acquisition in the company’s 37-year history.
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Who is a Developer Evangelist?

I bet you have seen the advert one or twice and you might have even applied for it, Well its a Technology Job so it should not be rocket science even though you didn’t know what the role involved right?

Well, The role doesn’t involve coding all day long (although there’s plenty of that involved). It’s not marketing, PR or sales, although there are plenty of shared adventures to be had. It’s not recruiting, but that happens too. One thing is for sure, it doesn’t involve a lot of sleep. So what is it? We asked Heilmann to define it:

A developer evangelist is first and foremost a translator. Someone who can explain technology to different audiences to get their support for a certain product or technology. It needs to be someone who is technical but also capable to find the story in a technical message… A good developer evangelist can get techies excited about a product by pointing out the benefits for developers who use the product on an eye-to-eye level.

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