Few Salient Features Of The FliteDeck App

Windows 8

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It is good to know that Jeppesen recently launched the latest version of the unique FliteDeck App with many innovative changes incorporated to it. One of the most significant features added to the FliteDeck App is the display facility of their own ship positioning on the approach charts, with specific geographical references. Adding to that, Jeppesen also disclosed that their technical department has started the development activities of the special App, especially targeting commercial flight operators not on the android platform but on the Windows 8 surface tablet environment. Read along to know more regarding the advanced FliteDeck App.

The FliteDeck App

The latest features for the FliteDeck App is inclusive of a special tool that can be used to measure long distances in the format of range rings. These range rings can be expanded and compressed as the operator has zoom and pinches options to range the rings in and out. Adding to that, the range rings have the compass rose located at the central part that enables the pilots to view the bearings from the aircraft. A button is located on the side of the display with which the pilot can quickly switch on and off the range rings.

Jeppesen has also successfully incorporated the automatic display feature of airport taxi diagrams. This is indeed a special feature because the pilots can search for the airport taxi diagrams directly from the en route maps. They do not have to search or pull up the airport taxi diagrams after landing the aircraft.

Flight Operators

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The pilots can easily flip between all the features on the airport charts with a simple two-finger swipe. There is another weather feature named as Nexrad added to the FliteDeck App. The radar facility was previously limited to echo tops. One of the most significant features of the App is that the pilots will be able to make the data input for multiple alternate airports in the flight schedule planner. Pilots can use this advanced feature to make appropriate changes in their flight schedules.

Tim Heugel, the director of Jeppesen revealed that the Surface Pro App is available to every user that has a device with the Windows 8 operating system. At the same time, the FliteDeck Pro App is available to users who have devices that run on the Windows 8 RT operating system.

The major advantage of using the Surface Pro App is that the user can simultaneously open two applications on the display window.

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Product Key Requirements For Windows 8 Installation

Windows 8 Installation

Installation Of Windows 8

The latest operating system released by Microsoft is the Windows 8 operating system. During the installation of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, your system will ask you to type the product key for the software. This is the important step in the Windows 8 installation. In fact, there will be no option for you to add the product key down the line when you are installing the Windows 8 operating system. Without entering the product key and installing the OS, the process is useful in some scenarios. However, there are questions still among the users whether they will be able to install the final version of Windows 8 without the product key.

Then comes the question whether the final release of the Windows 8 version would need the product key when you opt for its installation. When the users contacted Microsoft, they were informed that things are in flux and the decision has not been finalized. However, there is change in word regarding the license terms of documents, which comes along with the Windows 8 operating system. Now, let’s take a look at the change in the license terms activation for Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Mandatory Activation

The main intension behind this activation is mainly to avoid the pirated version of the Windows 8 operating system. For the first time, when you connect your computer to the internet, the licensed software will activate automatically. If you are unable to activate the software automatically, then the software will remind you to activate the software by displaying a pop up message. Make sure that you do not circumvent or bypass the activation.

Microsoft Support

Windows 8 Upgrade

This is quite different to the one that you will see in the license terms documents of the Windows 7 operating system. It will recommend that your Windows 7 activation will be automatic and will start the activation process as soon as you connect your computer to the web or internet. You would need the product key in order to activate your OS. Right at the point of installation, you need to type the product key. This task will be very much irritating for some type of users especially when creating temporary virtual machines.

Therefore, it is necessary to type the product key information so as to activate your OS right at the time of installation. For more on Windows 8 installation, contact the Microsoft support number.

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Windows 8- The Most Advanced Windows OS Version

Windows 8 Features

Windows 8 Issues

It has been almost two years since Windows 8 was launched officially by Microsoft. Although the operating system boasted of several advanced features, eventually, Windows 8 was severely panned by most users. Some PC purists even dubbed Windows 8 as Microsoft’s biggest debacle.

However, now, after the demise of Windows XP, many users have migrated to the latest OS. The fact is, although Windows 8 doesn’t have some of the essential basic features, the OS certainly has some of the out-of-box options that provide an advanced computing experience. Here, let us see some of the exquisite Windows 8 features.

Support for x86 PCs and ARM tablets

As compared to other versions of the Windows operating system, Windows 8 is the first edition to have support for both ARM-based tablets and traditional x86 PCs. The operating system works amazingly on the Arm-based chipsets due to the availability of touch features and other necessary options.

Touch-based interface

The best aspect of Windows 8 OS is that it has an advanced tile-based and touch-centric interface. As far as the Windows 8 Start Menu is concerned, it is customizable through a collection of tiles, which is quite different from the availability of icons in the traditional desktop.

Charms bar

This is the most advanced option Microsoft has implanted in Windows 8. Charms bar can be used to quickly configure settings for individual apps. The charms sidebar has five sets of options that support both app-specific settings as well as system settings. Some of the options include Start, Search and Share.

Web Navigation by touch

The Internet Explorer 10 browser that has been built into Windows 8 offers faster browsing options through hardware acceleration and advanced website navigation.

Better support for multiple monitors

App-Specific Settings

Windows 8 Updates

One of the interesting Windows 8 features is that the operating system has an increased support for multiple monitors. The feature includes stretching wallpapers across two monitors and displaying the Start screen in one PC and desktop on the other.

Faster boot up

Compared to all other versions of Windows operating system, Windows 8 boasts of the fastest boot up speed. Most Windows 8 users have mentioned that their Windows 8 systems take minimal time in starting up and shutting down, as compared to the earlier cases.

These are some of the useful and advanced features of Windows 8 operating system. So, if you’re still stuck with Windows XP or the older versions, make sure to do the Windows upgrade at the earliest.

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Problems With Windows 8 User Interface

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Fix Windows 8 Issues

Microsoft released their Windows 8 operating system in an effort to revitalize the operating system industry by introducing their revolutionary tile-based Metro user interface with it. The company had a plan to create a common user interface for mobile devices and desktops, and they achieved it with the introduction of the new operating system. Even though the operating system had a radical design, many found it difficult to work with it.

One of the main issues people had was with removing a program from the computer. With the Windows 7 operating system, you could easily remove a program by navigating to the Control Panel window from then Start menu. However since we do not have a Start menu button in the Windows 8 operating system, many users are left clueless from the point on. You might think of moving to the Settings option in the Charms bar that is found in the Start screen would take you to the Control Panel window. However, it does not work that way.

Metro User Interface

Windows 8 Problems

But you can move to the Control Panel tab if you are working with a regular desktop application and then you choose to go to the Charms bar. This means that you may or may not get the Control Panel when you move to the Charms bar; this is inconstancy and creates confusion for many users. It would have been better if the company could create a simpler and more consistent way to access Control Panel window or other settings in the new operating system. This means that touch is not the main problem with the operating system; it is ambiguity.

Another issue with the operating system is the unavailability of touch screen displays. Reliable and affordable touch screens are still a dream; however, with the advancements in the technology, one might soon be able to get touch screen displays that are affordable and reliable. A user could use the operating system better with a mouse and keyboard rather than with costly touch screens.

The operating system could carve out a bigger niche in the industry if the company made the user interface simpler to work with, like in its predecessors, Windows XP and Windows 7.

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Microsoft Changing Their Privacy Policy After The Windows 8 Leak Case Debacle

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About The Windows 8 Leak Case

Recently, a former Microsoft employee named Alex Kibkalo was sentenced to three months in jail for leaking Microsoft trade secrets. But, the most interesting aspect about the case so far is that fact it exposed the user privacy standards that Microsoft was following up until now.

About the Alex Kibkalo Windows 8 leak case

What Alex Kibkalo actually did was to release a version or build of the Microsoft Windows 8RT OS – still under development at that time – along with its activation server SDK file. According to Microsoft, Mr. Kibkalo took the poor performance review he recently received in the company reports personally, and leaked the Windows 8 OS before its release, intending to affect the company’s revenue.

According to the information mentioned in the criminal complaint, he told the blogger to get help from hackers and set up a fake OS activation server for the Microsoft Windows 8 OS online. But, the blogger inadvertently contacted a third party to confirm the authenticity of the product, and it was this party who informed Microsoft about the OS leak.

What is interesting is how Microsoft investigated the whole matter. It soon became apparent to Microsoft that this blogger was using their Hotmail email service, SkyDrive cloud service, and the Microsoft corporate network, for setting up a virtual machine. Microsoft then went through his user data stored in their servers, reading his emails and other stored information, in order to identify the source of the leak.

Intellectual Property

New Microsoft Privacy Policy

This investigation eventually led them to Alex Kibkalo. But, the point here is Microsoft did not seek a legal warrant before going through the user data stored in their servers. When privacy advocates started drawing attention to this matter, Microsoft pointed out that their privacy policy allowed them to do exactly this.

Microsoft changing its user privacy policy

If you are a Microsoft service user – their Outlook webmail service, Skype Messenger service, etc – you might have received a message from them recently informing you that they’ve changed their privacy policy. From now on, user data will be protected from such unauthorized access, even in the case of intellectual property theft investigations.

With the new privacy policy, Microsoft is trying its best to allay the privacy concerns of its users. As for Mr. Kibkalo, who happens to be a Russian national, he will be deported back to Russia at the end of his 3-month jail term.

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