Earlier last week, Microsoft released a new build for Windows 10 Technical Preview, numbered 10061. There aren’t many new features except some improvements here and there. One change I think will satisfy many users is the ability to set the color for Start Menu and Action Center.
In a previous post, we showed you how to move installed Windows Store apps to a different drive on your device. If you haven’t noticed yet, Windows 10 additionally has a setting to allows users to set the default location for installing apps and games from Windows Store.
Android Lollipop axed a few features of the OS that had been very popular in the past. Lock screen widgets are a good example but some other, more subtle changes made by Google include notifications no longer waking your screen up when it is locked. For people with newer devices this isn’t too much of a big deal because if their device has the supported hardware, they can just tap the screen to wake it up. For users with older devices, and the Nexus 5 is one of these older ones, it’s a different story. Your device will buzz and ring, or pop, when you receive a new notification but you have to use the power button to wake it up. Glimpse Notification is a free Android app that will wake your screen even if it’s locked each time you get a notification. The app does not require root access.
Open Glimpse Notification and grant it access to your notifications, and then enable it. The app has a really useful ‘Pocket mode’ that will detect if your phone is in your pocket and, if it is, it won’t wake up the screen when a notification is received.
If you’re familiar with the Photoshop tool, you might know what the Wand tool does and how you can use it to quickly clean up an image. The lasso tool might be more suited to this purpose but it cleaning is a process that also has to do with how dense the image is in terms of objects and how much time and patience you have to sit through the process. Transparent Image Converter is a free Windows app that makes the process considerably easier; it lets you select a color in the image and removes it completely from the image. You can choose the threshold level and resize the image if you want. If you have an image with a white background, you can use the app to erase it and reduce its size.
Install Transparent Image Converter; you can breeze through it since it doesn’t try to sneak in anything extra. Click ‘Select Image’ and then browse for the image you want to clean up. Once selected and visible in the viewing pane, mouse over it and select the color you want to delete. A color preview box at the bottom of the viewing pane shows which color the cursor is currently on. Click to select a color.
Current Superman and Man of Steel star Henry Cavill was officially cast in the role in January of 2011. But, seven years earlier Cavill was also cast as Kal-El in a different Superman project. That film, which was written by J.J. Abrams and would’ve been directed by McG, was eventually canceled, and Cavill never shot a frame of Superman. Until many years later when he was called back for a new Superman reboot and given the job. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which follows the last son of Krypton in Man of Steel!
Though Batman vs. Superman wasn’t announced at the time Man of Steel was filming, there are plenty of easter eggs for future installments. There’s a tanker truck with a LexCorp logo on it and a satellite in space with a Wayne Industries logo. Later, when Superman and General Zod are fighting in Metropolis, there’s a psoter in the background that says “Keep Calm and Call Batman”.
Torrents have a really bad name and they are usually referred to alongside piracy. There’s no doubt that some torrent sites do facilitate movie, software, and game piracy but that doesn’t automatically make torrents evil. That said, say no to piracy. As I said, torrents aren’t all bad and if you’re looking for a particular file to download, one that you can only find bundled with significantly larger files, you’re likely going to be in for a long wait while they all download. If you use uTorrent to download torrents though, you can selectively pick out which file it is you want to download from a large torrent file. Here’s how.
Open uTorrent and under the Options menu, select Show Detailed Info. This will enable a pane to appear at the bottom of the list of active, queued, or seeding torrents.
Nearly 30 years after the release of The Dark Knight Returns, and almost 15 after The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Frank Miller is coming back to DC comics for a third installment in his series of stories about an older Batman in a world of corruption. It will be out this fall.
Let’s generously say that the title is…interesting: The Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Miller is set to co-write the eight-issue series with Brian Azzarello, who wrote a somewhat controversial Batman story of his own, “Broken City,” back in 2004. According to DC’s blog, an artist has yet to be named. (Which seems to mean Miller won’t be drawing it.)