It’s been long since I wrote my last blog post but, does it matter? It’s a new year and I have new plans. One of my plans is to keep this blog active from Day 1.
So here we go…
If you’re getting this error (AppleApplicationSupport.cab) while installing any of the Apple products, then it could possibly mean that you’re downloading from Firefox (or a browser that doesn’t support).
Solution? Try changing the browser (Use the default IE) & re-download the product. Error usually occurs for Apple iTunes, QuickTime & while downloading Safari Web browser.
Usually this error occurs because Firefox handles network connections bit differently than other browser. So, the moment you download certain file, you might end up downloading the corrupt version of the installer package.
So, change the browser & re-download with a different browser.
Surface Pro is the most talked about tablet especially in the enterprise industry and the technology world. Most of them comparing Surface Pro with Apple’s macbook since this “Tablet” is the first of its kind that works like a fully functional PC but in tablet form.
While there are some unofficial news about Surface Pro launch on January 26th, now there is some real review of this wonderful tablet on ZDNET. They got their hands on this beautifully designed tablet for enterprises & business men.
You can read the full review here in the ZDNET website here
Update: Surface Pro rolling out in US & Canada – Feb 9th.
Critic Review from TheVerge:
Both Critics & the Good reviewers can’t seem to ignore one thing – Microsoft Surface Pro is a good product in the making. I’m going for Surface Pro because it is useful for me & serves more like a laptop replacment in tablet form. And for the rest, it is upto them to decide.
Microsoft is still working on this issue that’s causing the “too many devices syncing with this account ” error while configuring their Hotmail / Outlook / Other e-mail accounts.
On a side note, till this issue resolves you must refrain from using EAS in Outlook 2013. And, start using the POP3 / IMAP account to link your mails.
Steps to configure Microsoft Outlook 2013 for POP3 Hotmail:
- In Outlook 2013, click on the File menu, and then click Add Account.
- Click to select Manual setup or additional server types, and then clickNext.
- Click to select POP or IMAP, and then click Next.
- On the Internet POP and IMAP Account Settings screen, type the following setting information:
- In the Your Name box, type your name as you want it to be displayed to recipients.
- In the Email Address box, type your email address. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In Account Type, select POP3.
- In the Incoming mail server box, type pop3.live.com.
- In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, type smtp.live.com.
- In the User Name box, type your Hotmail account name. For example, email@example.com.
- In the Password box, type your Hotmail password.
- Click to select the Remember Password check box, if you want to save it.
- Leave the Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) check box unchecked.
- Click More Settings.
- Click the Outgoing Server tab, and then click to select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication check box.
- Click the Advanced tab, and then click to select the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) check box underIncoming Server (POP3). Note The Incoming Server (POP3) box should be set to port 995.
- Select TLS for Use the following type of encrypted connection under Outgoing server (SMTP), and then clickOK. Note The Outgoing Server (SMTP) box should be set to port 25. If port 25 is blocked in the network or by your ISP, you can set SMTP port to 587.
I’m not sure if the people using the RTM edition of Outlook 2013 are facing any issues. Anyways, lets hope this gets fixed during the time of release. And, for now configuring to POP3 is the only solution.
Update: You need to disable flash & use it only when its needed like watching some youtube video. I personally use this Firefox Flash plugin & disable flash most of the time except if Youtube asks me to turn on.
Many users reporting on forums everywhere that Firefox not responding properly in Windows 8 with constant freezing & even browser shut down.
I found out a solution to this problem. While it may not solve the problem entirely (Firefox version 16 or lower), it can at least make your browsing experience better.
- Click on the Firefox logo on the top left corner of your website.
- Go to Options –> Advanced –> General
- UNCHECK “User Hardware Acceleration when available” checkbox. We need this option to be disabled.
- Restart your browser.
You won’t find the lag or freezing anymore.
Update: Incase, you still find the browser “not responding” thing –> then you may need to download Pre-build version of Frefox which is more like a beta version but, does not have any lag. Here’s the link to that: