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Automation of transfer of articles from Microsoft Word in Geektimes

1 year, 9 months ago

I am pleasant to write on Geektimes, but there is one inconvenience. It is need of use of a non-standard marking for style habrakhabr and manual transfer of pictures on habrastorage.org. I write articles to MS Word under Windows. Fairly spent about an hour to find ready solutions of this problem. The best of found there was an analysis of API habrastorage for automation of loading of pictures, but probably outdated. There was mentioning of a certain converter, but with a broken link.

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Lumia 950 XL, Windows 10 Mobile and Continuum video overview

1 year, 9 months ago
After the official presentation of Lumia 950/950 XL which we visited we promised to purchase 950 XL and to make the detailed overview of the device. We keep the word. Around mobile Windows many rumors therefore the first part of video is devoted to analysis of the existing myths concerning software, glitches, an overheat and time of autonomous work go and it is, just, one of the reasons for which we decided to prepare this material only in video format — very difficult to describe many glitches of software words so that it was clear also not to the user of Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile. After analysis of glitches, we impart experience of use of Continuum, and at the end the overview, actually, of the device.



We hope that viewing will be pleasant, and video will be useful and informative. If we forgot something, and you will have questions concerning Windows 10 Mobile, Continuum and 950 XL, are ready to answer them in comments.

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Except Poland, they forgot Sakhalin! ‌

1 year, 9 months ago
In the post of five-year prescription "They forgot Poland!" I told that in Windows 95 it was first possible to select the time zone and regional settings by click according to the world map, and the selected time zone and the selected country were highlighted.



Because of instability of geographical boundaries, it was necessary to refuse this idea: cards left, but cleaned illumination of the selected region. Probably, in such type — with cards, but without illumination as in Win95 OSR2 and in Win98 — these two applets of "control bar" were remembered to most of users.



By 1997 Poland integrated with one of the neighboring time zones so "the Polish time zone" ceased to exist. Because of negligence of the Windows programmers who were not expecting that the number of time zones on the planet can change over time — with disappearance of the Polish belt also all Poland from the card disappeared.
You without effort can notice this distinction on the screenshot given above: on "the card of regional settings" Poland is, and on "the map of time zones" the Baltic Sea "spread" also her all "flooded".
In such type — with the "flooded" Poland — the map of time zones existed ten more years, but nobody noticed shortages. At last, in Windows Vista the map of time zones was deleted finally, without having corrected.

But it not the only distinction between two cards!

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Tobii added support of Windows Hello on the person to the cameras of tracking of eyes

1 year, 10 months ago
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Thanks to the smart option Windows Hello based on technology of scanning of persons users of Windows 10 will be able to get without effort access to the gadgets to read seconds. However, now function is supported only on the latests version of devices with the cameras equipped with sensors of perception of scene depth or at installation of a packet RealSense from Intel. Besides, for the purpose of expansion of the Windows Hello market, the Tobii company specializing in development of products managed by the movement of eyes represents a number of digital cameras, in particular the EyeX and Steel Series Sentry Gaming Eye Tracker controller which are also equipped with a new option, reports theverge.

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After desktop Windows there was an updating for mobile insiders

1 year, 10 months ago

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Specialists of Microsoft will carry out customization of Windows 10 for the Chinese government

1 year, 10 months ago
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After signing in September of the contract with China which served as a peculiar answer of Celestial Empire to sanctions of Google, Microsoft continues to strengthen the positions in the country, developing Windows 10 directly for the Chinese government, reports theverge. Today the company declared creation of new joint venture for licensing, release, management and optimization of the special version of an operating system for public institutions. The joint venture which appeared in Beijing conditionally called C&M; Technologies, still in a stage of a legal design, but representatives of Microsoft assure that, in addition to government agencies, the project will service "the state enterprises from key spheres of infrastructure, such as power, telecommunications and transport".

The Microsoft and China Electronics Technology Group (CTEC) joint venture was created in September. And the established partnership as it was supposed, had to promote strengthening of positions of Microsoft in China. Several last years the American company surely increased the potential in the profitable market of Celestial Empire, signing contracts with such largest Chinese brands as Tencent, Lenovo and Xiaomi. However the problem of trade in piracy copies of Windows is still not solved. The blow to the image of the company is struck also by concerns of the Chinese consumers who after scandal about espionage of NSA, perceive the foreign software as the instrument of possible tracking of activity of Internet users.

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It became more difficult to refuse the Windows 10 installation

1 year, 10 months ago
Microsoft tried different methods how to incline users of Windows 7 and 8.1 to updating on Windows 10: files of installation of 3-5 GB are downloaded in the background, the pop-up messages "Your Upgrade Is Ready to Installation" constantly are shown, the installation program is "accidentally" started on execution. But now they surpassed itself.

Look at this screenshot. Nothing seems to you strange?


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Appeared in time fresh bild for Windows of insiders

1 year, 10 months ago
The Aul Geyb announced new assembly for the PC — 11082. This first updating from Redstone branch.

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Councils for optimization of Windows for use of SSD

1 year, 10 months ago
Hi, Geektimes! Many still continue to claim that solid-state drives unreliable as they have a limited number of cycles of rewriting and are more subject to wear, than HDD. Now the majority of myths about it are already discredited, however some councils for optimization of Windows for work with SSD can be useful.

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Many tricks on optimization became outdated since that moment when SSD were too expensive and with a maximum capacity of 128 GB were limited. Especially in a pursuit of higher performance of the drive you can mention other processes and finally it is worse to make only. Therefore it is very important to know what councils really will be useful and will work and what confused in modern realities and do not make practical sense.

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Consumer Reports selected the most reliable notebooks: all productions of Apple

1 year, 10 months ago
The Consumer Reports log which is engaged in reviews of consumer goods and services published results of the research devoted to the most reliable notebooks. As experts of the log defined, at the top of the list of the most reliable notebooks there are MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. As the parameter for reliability assessment the percent of breakdowns of the device for the first three years from the moment of its purchase was accepted. As it became clear, at MacBook Air this indicator makes 7%, and at MacBook Pro — 9%.

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