Yesterday I released a new version of my freeware app, RegOwnershipEx, which is a tool for taking ownership of Registry keys and granting administrator permissions. Version 220.127.116.11 includes a few improvements and bug fixes. Here is what's new in this version.
How To Change Windows Photo Viewer Background Color
Starting with Windows Vista, it is possible to change Windows Photo Viewer's background color from white to any color you want. There are two ways to do it. Here is how.
Microsoft won’t deliver updates for new CPU owners with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Today, a shocking announcement at the Microsoft Support web site came to our attention. It brought sad news for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users. If you are running these operating systems, the Redmond software giant may leave you without updates even if your PC has drivers available!
Microsoft Photosynth service is no longer available
Back in 2015, Microsoft halted the support and development of some of its photo apps, including Lumia photo apps and mobile clients for the Photosynth service, allowing users to create interactive panoramas and upload them to the web. By the time of that announcement, the service itself was still accessible via a web interface, but in late 2016 Microsoft decided to shut it down too. And as of February 7, 2017, Microsoft Photosynth is no longer available.
Kodi 17 is out with a lot of new features
The final release of Kodi 17.0 (Krypton) is out for Windows, Android, macOS and iOS. Kodi is a full-featured media center app for playing, recording and streaming videos, music, pictures, games, and more. It is a free and open source application with lots of features.
Microsoft Outlook now supports add-ins on mobile devices
Visual Studio Code 1.9 released, introduces a new home page and more
Microsoft has released another major update for its lightweight IDE, Visual Studio Code. This update brings a set of new features, previously available only in the Insiders version, including a new welcome page to help you get started with working in VS Code and find all the information you may need. The update also has lots of bug fixes and performance improvements as well as some new formatting options. The update is available as an offline downloadable installer and also via the built-in auto update feature.
HP Elite x3 gets another firmware update, improves stability and performance
HP in collaboration with Microsoft has started to roll out another firmware update for HP Elite x3. The new update, version 0002.0000.0023.0113, brings minor improvements to device stability and performance. There are some other changes inside the new firmware.
Official Instagram app update for Windows 10 Mobile now lets you save photos for later
Instagram seems to be trying to appeal to Windows 10 Mobile users by releasing updates more frequently compared to the old Windows Phone 8.1 version. Not so long ago, Instagram introduced a Save for Later feature in its apps for Android and iOS and now this feature is available to Windows 10 Mobile users too. This feature allows you to bookmark interesting photos and have access to them later without having to Like them first. These photos will have a special bookmark icon on them and you'll be able to open them any time.
Context Menu Tuner 3.0 is out
I am happy to announce a new version of my freeware app, Context Menu Tuner. I believe you'll find it useful. Here are all the changes made since version 2.1.