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Windows Live Writer 2012-A Killer WordPress Post Editor!

Windows Live Writer 2012

Create a new blog and add it to Writer

If you don't already have a blog, you can add a WordPress blog with Windows Live Writer. First, open a WordPress blog, Then download Windows Live Essentials. It’ll install Windows Live Writer for you. After installing, follow the on-screen instructions to set it up

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Windows Live Writer – The Best Editor You Were Looking For

There is plenty of WordPress editor. But when you login to your WordPress Dashboard & click Add New Post, the whole text area is cluttered with various items. (Tags, plugins, comments box, etc. etc.). So it really distracts your concentration from blogging. I was searching for a good alternative for this. But didn’t found one until today. There are several editor plugin like FCKEditor, TinyMCE Ultimate that poorly does the job. But they don’t provide the ‘WOW’ experience at all.

I’m going to write why Windows Live Writer is so awesome!. Open-mouthed smile

Windows Live Writer: Features, Advantages & Plus Points

  • Live Preview

 

The main advantage of this Editor after installing you get a live preview how your posts going to show up. It isn’t just the visual editor of default WordPress. Instead it shows how the post going to show after you publish it on your blog.

Screenshot:

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  • A Big Editor With All Features You Need

Just see the screenshot above. It gives you a whole idea how the post would look like.

  • Built in Spell Checker with real time word count

It has built in spell checker that corrects your word automatically & it does show a real time word count.

  • Add photos

Click Picture, and then click to add a single picture from your PC or the web, or a thumbnail preview of photos from an album on Windows Live SkyDrive. After you choose the pictures that you want to add, they'll appear in your post.

Picture of a thumbnail preview of photos from an album on Windows  SkyDrive

You can edit the picture as you want. Like making the picture bigger/smaller, give picture a border,

Download Windows Live Writer 2012 Offline

Downloading Windows Live Writer 2012 is a bit tricky. You can’t download only the writer. You’ve to download the Microsoft Essentials 2012 to install it.

Download Windows Live Essentials 2012 Offline Installer

Windows Essentials 2012 includes new SkyDrive for Windows app as well as Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Family Safety, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Messenger, Outlook Connector Pack, Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker.

According to Microsoft, Windows Essentials 2012 comes with new versions of Movie Maker and Photo Gallery for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Windows Live team has added a few new capabilities while also taking advantage of some advances in Windows 8.

Download Microsoft Live Essentials 2012

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Technology Thesis Theme Tutorial

Metrofy Thesis – A Free Metro UI Inspired Skin for Thesis.

What is Metro?

Metro is a typography-based design language created by Microsoft. Metro was invented by Microsoft Research in order to reduce noise from the UI and better focus on the content, relying more on typography and less on graphics. The apps that you see on Windows Phone use that design theme. Windows 8 introduces new type of application along with regular Windows Forms and WPF: the Metro style apps. Metro style apps have a brand new look and feel, run on a variety of devices, which you can develop in several ways, and also publish to official marketplace called: Windows Store. Others can buy your apps, download and start using them.

Connecting Metro with Thesis

When I saw Metro UI I had a vision to make it suitable for websites. I was busy sometime so couldn’t make it. After my exams were finished, I was free & able to do that kind of theme. I worked actually 4/5 days to make this skin for thesis.

This is how Metrofy Thesis looks.
Metrofy Thesis preview

 

Cappuccino is a warm, tasty style for use with the Thesis WordPress theme. It possesses subtle textures and highlights that compliment all kinds of post styles and images.

FEATURES

  • Styles for multi-level dropdowns
  • Clean & elegant style.
  • Unique fonts
  • Metro UI inspired.
  • CSS3 supported
  • Unique in-post styles
  • Smooth & works perfectly in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox & Opera.

Metrofy Thesis 1.0  requires Thesis 1.8.2+.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Upload custom.css directory to your Thesis custom folder
  • Set font and colours by uploading the included design options file with the Thesis Options Manager.
    If you have other design options you wish to keep make a note of them, because uploading this file will set all except the custom options for the skin to Thesis defaults.

Demo of Metrofy Thesis

That’s it! Enjoy!

Download Metrofy Thesis

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Mobile

Google’s Answer To Siri: An Updated Google Search in Jellybean!

Google’s Answer To Siri: An Updated Google Search in Jellybean!

As we all know Google unveiled Android’s next version named Jellybean in the Google I/O 2012. Jellybean doesn’t have some noticeable UI changes but it has really performance upgrade in the core. Google claims that Android doesn’t anymore lag. Jelly Bean is butter smooth! 😀

Watch this video & you’ll know Google’s answer to Apple’s Siri.

Siri VS Google Search: Head To Head Comparison

 

I think Google has really made Google Search now a Siri competitor. The voice really sounds like more human like. (Not like Robotic Siri! 😀 )

Looking forward a port of this to use on Gingerbread eagerly!

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Technology

Torrific Alternative: A Terrific Tool for Torrent Junkies!

First of all Sorry to copy the title from our favorite big bro Nirjhor. I firs heard the name Torrific from his blog post Torrific: Terrific Tool for Torrent Junkies. It was one of the best websites I had ever known. It could transload torrents really fast & gave direct download links with 48 Hours Resume Support.

 

Unfortunately, Torrific shut down 4/5 months back. Since then I was searching for a good alternative like torrific. I couldn’t find any service that works like torrific. That transloads torrents fast & works in very low seeds. Nevertheless, I’ve found the alternative today.

It’s  http://zbigz.com

It works really good & it can easily be called a good alternative. So guys those who love torrific will surely love this new zbigz too.

How ZBigz Works?

It’s really easy! Sign up & transload your torrent. Then download with the free account. You’ll get a direct download link with resume support. Then Download & enjoy.   😀

 

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Technology

Nirmala UI | Microsoft’s Best Bangla Font So Far!

Microsoft Windows either you hate the name or love the name, you can’t ignore it. There are billions of people using it right now. (I’m also using it to write this post on my blog). Anyways, Microsoft’s next Big Thing is Windows 8.

Windows 8 boosts of many new features including the all new Start Screen, blazing fast boot, Metro UI & Metro Apps.

Likewise, those are the major features of Windows 8. However, there are some many small improvements under the hood of Windows. One of that is Microsoft including a new font for Bengali people all around the people. This may not make news on websites like TechCrunch or Mashable. Nevertheless, I was interested profusely to let our Bangladeshi people & Bengali people all over the world.

Nirmala UI – Looks What You Expect

When Apple included 2 new Bangla fonts on Lion, it was Microsoft’s turn to do the same to be on the competition. They’ve done & woww! It’s better than Apple or Google. It’s one of the best for Bangla & it loooks sooo coooool!

Let me show you guys a screenshot 🙂

Nirmala UI
Nirmala UI: A Preview

Isn’t that awesome?  😀  (y)  :clap:

I haven’t seen such awesome fonts by any Bangla font developer company, Apple or Google. Microsoft has done the best job in their Bangla font history.

 

The font is default in Windows 8 Metro Apps. So you don’t have to set it via Font Fixer or any 3rd Party apps. It just works  (y)

How To Download Nirmala UI now?

For those who want to try this awesome font right now, You’ve to Download the Latest Release Preview of Windows 8 which is available for free on Microsoft Website. Sorry So test it out just by installing Windows 8 now. 🙂

Before you download the preview, you should weigh the pros and cons of installing software that’s still in development. If you install the preview release, you’ll get to try out the new font, but you might also encounter errors that you wouldn’t encounter using a released version of Windows. So I don’t take any responsibility if anything doesn’t work.

You can download the preview of Nirmala UI from here.