Thursday, February 20, 2014

Microsoft Announces New Apps For Windows 8 And Windows Phone 8

Good news to those who complain constantly about the lack of useful apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Microsoft announced lately said that it had taken the concerns of its users seriously. The report adds that Microsoft is about to release two new apps, one for Windows 8 and the other one for Windows Phone 8. Named Office Reader and Office Lens respectively, these apps are said to be the first of its kind.

Office Reader

Microsoft reveals that Office Rader is designed to provide users with a cross format tool, which they can use to access files and contents that are different in formats. The app will receive Windows 8 support online.

Office Lens

Office Lens is designed for Windows Phone 8. The app is comes with the optical character recognition feature. This allows the users to scan an image and then covert it to the file format that they wish.

The details about these upcoming apps were first revealed during a Microsoft meeting held recently. The pre-beta version of the app is already out. However, it is circulated only among the employees at Microsoft. It was also reported that the Microsoft meeting had decided to release an update for MS Office products. These updates are named ‘Gemini’.

At the meeting, Microsoft’s Kirk Koenigsbaurer was quoted as saying "Office Reader is a new modern Windows 8-style app that supports web pages, Office documents, PDFs, ebooks, and textbooks. At first launch it includes library, sources, and recommendations sections.” The statement which is published in The Verge adds that the Office Reader will be compatible with PDF format files. As of now, there is no app which helps users with easy navigation through PDF files. Moreover, they find it relatively hard to reflow the text in PDF files on touch-based devices running on Windows 8 platform. Office Reader, hence, is hoped to rectify these limitations, providing users with better options, functionalities and compatibility.

Bing Support for Office Reader and Office Lens

Another interesting feature that Microsoft has integrated with Office Reader and Office Lens is Bing Support. This integrated service allows users to look for a particular item they chose on the document.

Let us hope the Microsoft would also provide the Windows 8 support services for both these apps once they are officially launched.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Repair Your Corrupted Emails Using Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair 5

Outlook is the most popular email application that Microsoft has ever produced and it comes bundled with the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Microsoft Outlook is very user-friendly and provides various functions that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Some of its uses include sending and receiving of email, calendar, task scheduler, etc.

Usually, the information in Outlook is stored in the form of PST files and there is a chance of these files becoming corrupted. Therefore, your emails and the data stored in it can also be corrupted. Recovering the corrupted email and corrupted PST files is a tedious process. Some can be easily recovered by using the inbuilt repair tool of Outlook. However, some needs the use of a third party repair tool.

One famous tech brand that is known for producing recovery & email repair tools is Stellar Data Recovery. Recently, they announced a new tool called as Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair v5. This is an email repair tool with a brand new interface and a new scanning engine. As a result, it is more efficient and can scan 30 percent faster than before. Now, with the availability of this Outlook repair tool, a user can easily fix all the corrupted emails and restore all the data and other items like tasks, notes and calendar. The new Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair 5 tool is compatible with MS Office 2013.

CEO of Stellar Data Recovery, Mr. Sunil Chandna said, “Most users around the world use MS Outlook as a primary mail client. Over a period of time with numerous mail transactions the PST file size increases & may get corrupt. This is one amongst many reasons that could lead to file corruption and therefore loss of critical data on emails. This latest version of Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair handles all known corruption cases efficiently.”

  • It has a user-friendly interface.
  • The recovered files can be saved in various formats like RTF, MSG, HTML, PDF and EML.
  • Only three steps are involved in the repair process. One is Select, second is Scan and the third one is Repair. 
  • It is Possible to recover the deleted emails even if they have been deleted from the Deleted Items folder.
Thus, the users need not worry in case of any corruption of emails or when any other items in Outlook stops working. With the use of Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair 5, a user can fix all the issues related to corrupted PST files and emails in Outlook. For further Outlook repair tips, contact the Outlook tech support team.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Instructions For Changing The Server Port In Outlook

While configuring Outlook to setup your favourite email account in it, you may have noticed the prompt to specify your server port type (IMAP or POP3). You will select the port type based on the server details provided by your email service provider. For one or the other reasons, you may want to change the server port type after configuring your email account. Users are free to switch between the port types. However, they need to ensure that their email account is compatible with either of the port types. Hence, contact your email service provider and verify whether both these port types are compatible with your Outlook email.

Follow these Outlook help instructions to learn how to switch between IMAP and POP3 ports.

  • Launch your Microsoft Outlook application.
  • Go to the menu titled Tools which you can see on the menu bar located at the upper portion of the screen.
  • Choose Account Settings from the context menu that appears.
  • Locate and press the tab titled Email from the Account Settings screen.
  • If you have setup multiple emails accounts in your application, choose the email account for which you wish to change the port type.
  • Now, go to the section titled Server Information and set the server type to POP3 if it is currently set to IMAP. Do not change any other settings in the page.
  • Next, go to the section titled More Settings and make appropriate changes in the server port settings. If you are unsure of the changes to be made in these settings, contact your email service provider for help.
  • On the More Settings screen, you will find another screen titled Internet Email Settings. Locate and press the tab labelled Advanced to make the changes in the port numbers of incoming and outgoing mail server. For this also, contact your email service provider for assistance. 
  • Once you have made the appropriate changes in the settings, press the Save button.
You have successfully changed the server type of your email account in Microsoft Outlook. Restart your Outlook application and check if it is downloading emails. If the application is not downloading any emails, the POP3 server connection has not been achieved. Contact your email service provider to verify the activation status. If you have any other concerns regarding Microsoft Outlook, contact the Outlook help line.