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One great new feature in the BlackBerry Z10 is the Time Shift mode.

Time Shift mode allows you to take a time-lapsed sequence of photos and select the best. You can also use the face recognition software to pick and choose certain elements from the sequence to build the perfect photo. To use the Time Shift mode from your home screen, touch the camera app, and touch the camera icon to switch your camera to Time Shift mode. Touch the screen to take the series of pictures and then touch and drag the slider to view the sequences. Touch the check mark button to select the desired image.

 

If you want to replace the expression on a picture of a person, touch the face. Turn the dial to browse through facial expressions from other pictures in the sequence. Touch the face that you want to use, and touch the check button to replace the expression.

The biggest change in Windows 8 is the removal of the Start menu and the introduction of the Start screen. All of the actions that you’re used to performing from the menu can be done from this screen. The Start screen is composed of tiles. Clicking on these tiles takes you to the application or program.

For example, if you are looking for the traditional Windows desktop, simply click on the Desktop tile and you are back to this familiar location. The Start screen contains a lot of default tiles, but you can pin applications and programs to the Start screen so that you can access them quickly. You can also remove tiles for items that you don’t use.

You will notice that some of the tiles on your Start screen have images that move and change. These are called Live Tiles and they update from the service they are connected to. For example, the News tile will update with images and brief statements about currently trending news articles. Some tiles will show updates from connected social media sites. Not all tiles are Live tiles, but you can turn this feature off on the tiles that have this option.

Some of the tiles on the Start screen can be changed to be larger or smaller depending on your preference. You can also rearrange tiles, and group tiles so that you can easily find the applications and programs that you need.

A stable internet connection isn’t always available, but sometimes work still needs to get done. Offline editing allows you to make changes to your files no matter what the state of your wireless. Google will sync any offline changes made as soon as a connection is found.


In order to use offline editing, you will need to have the Chrome browser, or a Chrome OS device. Start by downloading the Google Drive for your PC. The link can be found at the bottom of the Drive menu on the left. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.

 

To enable offline access on your computer, navigate to the My Drive main page. Click “More” on the left-hand side of the screen. Select “Offline Docs”, then click the “Enable offline” button.

 

You can also view non drive files such as PDFs, Microsoft Office files, and images, from your Google Drive folder, even when you're disconnected from the Internet.

The Newsfeed feature in SharePoint 2013 is a fast and easy way to convey short, informative updates to other users in your organization. You can share your updates with everyone that has access to your feed, or with specific people or sites that you follow. You can interact with other users within your posts in the Newsfeed in a variety of ways.

You can use tags which are keywords that help users easily sort pertinent information from posts. Trending tags will appear in the right pane of your Newsfeed. To add a tag to your post, you simply enter the pound sign and a word that you wish to use as a tag. As you do this, commonly used tag suggestions will appear under the box.

Mentioning is another way to connect with other users. Mentioning inserts a shortcut to the About Me page of the user you have mentioned. The user also receives a notification that they have been mentioned by you in a post. To mention a user, enter an ampersand (@) character before the users name and select from the list of the available users.

You can also follow another users Newsfeed so that their status updates appear on your page.

The presenter mode in PowerPoint 2013 got a much needed overhaul. The interface has been updated with the same Windows 8 look and feel as PowerPoint. Microsoft takes the Metro style design one step further by making the default color much darker, so that the light from your presentation screen won’t distract your viewers. 

 

If you are having trouble reading your presentation notes, you can increase the size of the note text with one simple click. Now you can step out from behind the presenting computer and your notes can be easily read from a distance.


A new slide navigation grid allows you to move to any slide in the presentation. You can use it to skip to any part of a presentation without scrolling through the entire thing. This feature will allow you to have optional slides that you can use only if needed, such as slides that answer specific questions from viewers.  


One of the best new features is the Zoom function. Presenter mode will allow you to select an element of any slide to showcase. For example: A slide contains an important chart you wish to go over in detail. Simply click the Zoom icon, select the chart, and PowerPoint will zoom in and show just the chart. Click again to return seamlessly to the slide and continue your presentation.