Destiny Xbox ONE Beta – Ready to Start Bug

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The Destiny beta has officially been released today on the Xbox One, and some users are experiencing a ‘Ready to Start’ bug. The bug essentially says that players are ‘ready to start’ playing the game as soon as you start downloading. Do not try and play. The game will fail to load and you will have to restart your Xbox to resume the download.

“Your download is likely not corrupted, and happily downloading in the background,” Bungie explains. “Please wait to launch Destiny until it is 100% downloaded. To monitor the progress of your Destiny Beta download, please navigate to the Games & Apps tile from the Xbox One home screen”

Cheers and enjoy this amazing game.

Foursquare Redesign

Foursquare the incredibly popular place and business finding application today has announced a complete redesign that even comes with a logo swap.

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This may not seem like exciting new to some but it is really kind of cool to watch the direction of the popular apps and their design choices.

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The app now provides information more based on location popularity. The app does look pretty fantastic and I can’t wait to see it in action.

Nvlddmkm.sys Blue Screen Of Death

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Several users are experiencing Nvlddmkm.sys blue screens when they attempt to update their AMD/ATI graphics card drivers on newly installed Windows 8/8.1 systems.

This issue is caused by Windows 8 automatically finding the wrong drivers for your onboard graphics card after the operating system is installed, Windows is for some reason installing Nvidia drivers.

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The solution is an easy one, simply uninstall all Nvidia drivers and programs using Add or Remove programs, and then install the correct driver found on the AMD website.

Cheers and Good Luck

Chrome OS Teaser Screenshot

Chrome OS Screen

A small update has been released from the Chrome OS team at Google, releasing the above teaser screenshot of the operating system. People have begun to get excited at the idea of a cheaper alternative to the most common operating systems nowadays.

We haven’t learned a lot from the teaser screen, except Google’s constant push to modular user interfaces.

Cheers

Windows 8.1/9 Start Menu Leak

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This is the supposed leaked start menu for Windows 8.1 Update / Windows 9.

This is not confirmed but it looks similar to the one that was previously demo’d so until we get confirmation I would assume that it is pretty darn close. It is nice to see Metro converted into the menu that it is being used as. The release of this menu could be as early as the next Windows 8.1 update or take until Windows 9.

Cheers

 

Disabling App Notifications On Android

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Notifications are both the best and worst thing about Android. Some apps will seemingly spam you whenever they get the chance. This feature can be disabled, here is how:

Simply wait until you get one of those annoying notifications, open your notification panel and press/hold down on the notification until ‘App Info’ appears.

On this screen locate the check box that looks like:

Stop Android Notifications

Uncheck this box. The following prompt will confirm your choice:

Stop Android Notifications

That’s it you’re done. Cheers and Enjoy

Using Android Tablet as Extra Monitor

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iDisplay allows it’s users to use their Android Tablets as an extra monitor for their desktop/laptop. As an owner of several tablets that I seem to use fairly rarely, I found the product iDisplay awesome. The one big con is this comes with a $5 charge to download the app. But it truly seems worth it, and they procide very easy to follow setup instructions to get everything running.

Simply go to their site, locate the download buttons, and get started.

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Cheers and Enjoy!

Windows Patch: Internet Explorer Fixes

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Another Windows Update has been pushed out, absolutely full of Internet Explorer fixes. A total of six vulnerabilities have been patched as well as a ton of other small fixes. This update was pushed out on Tuesday and all Windows Vista/7/8 machines will be seeing an update shortly.

This update is a safe one to run, and I have not heard reports of any issues.

Cheers

Windows Phone 7.8 Support Ending

Windows Phone 7.8

Microsoft has elected to end support for Windows Phone 7.8 two months from today. What this means is no more patches for devices still running this dated operating system.

Windows Phone 7.8 was an operating system that really was a series of patches to fix a ton of problems with the Windows Phone operating system at the time, and was never truly meant to stick around.

It may be time to consider a device upgrade if you are one of the 17% of Windows Phone users still on this ancient OS, you have two months.

Cheers