Twitter adds the option to mute users

How to follow someone or deny our friendship in social media is a commitment for many because there are users who do not take it at all well. However, many users have in our timelines we prefer to stop reading for different reasons but can not delete them and for that Twitter has come to our aid and enabled the mute function to specific accounts.

twitter mute option

Having this functionality was already possible thanks to some customers but Twitter was experimenting with it and finally added both official Android and iOS clients and their version. If you want to use in this case you only have to click on the ‘More’ button that appears under the message of a user and the option of silence will appear. This option also appears on the ‘More Actions’ are displayed when viewing a user. Continue reading

Google announces Classroom, free platform oriented to instructors

The technology continues to enter the classroom and offering solutions that can help teachers and students in the process of teaching and learning. Google is present in almost all areas of our daily lives and counting utilities within the education sector by announcing the launch Classroom project.

google classroom

Classroom is a free platform that aims to make life easier for teachers saving time in management tasks that can be devoted to developing better classes or materials. Classroom also offers advantages for students and, at least for the moment, resembles a miniature version of the ‘virtual campus’ that have many universities so many can already imagine what are its functionalities.

Classroom teachers will provide a form of communication and distribution of materials to students. It also provides a folder for each assignment and student in such a way that the platform becomes the place where students find the exercises and climbing them once finished. This method is simpler for students and for teachers who do not have to maintain multiple deliveries arriving organized them in different forms and saves on other media such as CDs or paper.

Those who are interested in using Classroom can make a request to be admitted to the testing phase since at the moment it is not available for everyone, something that will happen within a few months.

Twitter and Amazon team up to allow purchases with a single tweet

One of the keys to run a online store is to offer users a simple way to purchase the products. At Amazon the buying process already works pretty well but after the announced partnership with Twitter to add a product to their shopping cart is going to be as simple as responding to a tweet.

Twitter and Amazon team

This will be possible thanks to the AmazonCart utility which begins to be available in the U.S. and United Kingdom. With AmazonCart those users who wish to can link their accounts at Amazon and Twitter. From that moment you can add products to the shopping cart simply reply to any tweet that contains a link to a product from Amazon including the hashtag #AmazonCart.

This utility is available only for public accounts. Reply the tweet does not imply that the purchase was done automatically, i.e., simply added to the cart and later we can confirm the purchase or not so those who have a tendency to compulsive shopping may think more carefully if they need what they asked for.

In this video Amazon shows how AmazonCart works:

Work online with Microsoft Office tools

In some situations we need to work with Word documents, Excel or PowerPoint but do not have them installed on the computer that we are currently using. A simple alternative is to use other tools but have recently looked at people who feel very uncomfortable out of Office and this represents a serious setback so for them and all that interests about the possibility of using Office online from our browser.

Office Online

Not exactly like the desktop version but Microsoft Office Online has available to work with OneDrive. To use it we just have to access Office Online, sign in with a Microsoft account and start to work with the most common tools of the suite of Microsoft. Continue reading

‘Nearby Friends’ will report on which Facebook friends are close to us

At the moment it is a feature that will be available only in the United States but if successful it is likely that within a while everyone on Facebook can know who their friends are near them. That is the functionality provided ‘Nearby Friends’ and will be available in upcoming updates of Facebook for mobile devices.

Nearby Friends

‘Nearby Friends’ will be optional and if we activate it, will tell us that other users are in the same area as us, which, according to Facebook, can be useful for us to meet them at a certain point. When we select this utility will receive notifications about friends who are in that area if we want to interact with them. Continue reading

Twitter will notice on its Web version

Recent studies appeared on Twitter that indicate that many users are leaving without seeing the social network utility or approximately 40% are less active should be a spur to its developers that continue to make improvements with which to curry favor with their users. The latter has to do with the notifications to arrive in the web version of Twitter in brief.

twitter web version

Notifications are commonplace in Twitter clients but users we missed the web version which is necessary to cover the tab notifications or private messages to see whether there was any interaction. In short, it is not necessary to do this because will pop-up windows appear when someone interacts with us. Continue reading

Facebook connectivity Lab wants to bring Internet to everyone using drones

Universal access to the Internet in such a way that any inhabitant of the world can access the network is one of the main objectives of this century. As large companies like Google or Facebook and get behind projects that are announced are all engineering challenge but when carried out will be a breakthrough for all, it must be said, a good business opportunity for all companies that do business on the Internet.

facebook using drones

If a few months ago, Google’s attempt to bring the Internet to everyone using balloons, this week we have known that Facebook will launch a project with a similar goal and seeks universal access to the Internet in collaboration with and using drones. Continue reading

Windos 8 return to Windows 7 Professional

We are finding that many users have installed Windows 8 on their PC and are not happy with its performance, or just do not like the new Microsoft operating system.

Windows 7 Professional

That is why, today we will talk about the possibility of downgrade Windows 8 for free, but for this, we have the license of Windows 8 Pro.

The downgrade would make our pc go from Windows 8 to Windows 7 Professional, it is very important to review before we do this; there are official Windows 7 drivers for all components that we have installed on our PC. Continue reading

Microsoft launches Office for iPad and announces its price

Microsoft Office is now available for the iPad with iOS 7.0 or higher. Just as planned Satya Nadella announced the arrival of the iPad of the popular office suite by Microsoft which is available for download in 135 countries and 29 languages ​​but with prices that do not quite convince everyone.

Office for iPad

By the time Word, Excel and Powerpoint are the three tools available, perhaps the most popular and sought after by thousands of users who cast them in their tablets. The responsible of Microsoft business have also pressed for its product landing on a different platform to Windows since estimated revenues of more than 1,000 million dollars annually if the 10% of the iPad users download their products. Continue reading

New CCleaner 4 with great improvements

The new CCleaner 4 of the Piriform company is now available for download. It certainly is one of the best programs to keep our computer clean and organized.

new CCleaner 4

This new version incorporates some interesting enhancements that improve performance and help us achieve higher quality results.

The highlights of the new CCleaner 4 are two new features that developers have added to the software. The first one is a duplicate file finder, it will take care of scanning our PC for identical content that occupy disk space unnecessarily. This new module has filters to define which files are included in the search and which are excluded. Continue reading