Free app that EASILY turns your notebook into a WiFi hotspot

Having a portable Wi-Fi device with you is a big help. Being able to share you connection to your friends will make you popular. Unfortunately, carrying with you a portable device that lets you do this is a bit of hassle to some. While these devices are small, the idea of buying one could make you think twice.

Though there are now ways to configure Windows to enable you to create a Wi-Fi hotspot, the process involved could make you think otherwise.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the answer to your question is here. Connectify is here.

Using Connectify is as easy as 1, 2, and 3.

You first have to download the application on their site and install it in your laptop. Then open the application then set a password and SSID for your hotspot. Then choose the connection that you want to share and click on the large, friendly ‘Start Hotspot’ button and you’re good to go.

There are two versions of Connectify.

There is the free version. This type allows you to share your internet connections. It is a reliable application and does its job fairly well. What’s good is that it features no ads.

The other one is the paid version. This type allows you to rename your hotspot and automatically detects you Internet connection and has product support. You have to shell $29.95 for you to avail of the Pro version.

If you want flexibility, power and you have money to shell, then choose to buy the pro. But the free version is enough if you only want to share your connection to friends. Either way, you won’t be disappointed with this program.

Microsoft’s Kinect to be built into future laptops?

The Kinect is mostly seen as an add-on for Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Now PC users can enjoy this technology as the Microsoft is set to deliver on its promise to bring Kinect to this popular device.

Not only are they bringing it to the PC but they’re bringing it with all the official support. Not only will Microsoft bring it to PC owners but they are also giving it to portable systems.

A prototype of this was unveiled to the public as two notebooks from Asus had built in Kinect sensors and it ran on the new Windows 8. The daily speculates that this motion sensor will make sense for gaming and switching applications or as a replacement for media controls.

Kinect seems inept on smaller screen PC’s. While it is visually atractive on a 27 inch all in one PC. But this technology would rather be useful in a laptop than a multi-touch interface.

HP releases teaser for Envy ‘Spectre’ Ultrabook

The Consumer Electronics Week 2012 (CES 2012) kicks off in Las Vegas in a few days. And companies are now starting to prepare their gadgets for the annual technology exhibit.

HP, for example, has  released a video teaser for their second Ultrabook. Called the “Spectre”, this will be their second try at Folios. The first was their 13.3-inch HP Folio unveiled November 2011.

Though there is a video for the “Spectre”, little details are revealed as to its identity. However, a  leak in the FCC filing a week ago shows that the new device boasts of a 14-inch display and carries Intel’s ‘Ivy Bridge’ processors.

The CES is expected to shed the spotlight on Ultrabooks and hopefully would increase PC sales this year. According to CES representatives, there are about 50 Ultrabooks to be launched in this year’s offing. Intel is going to deliver a keynote speech to reveal the company’s latest chip generations.

Ultrabooks are designed to be portable and instant-on capabilities. Just like tablets, these said devices combine portability with performance and features of notebooks.

What is clear is that pricing will play a major role in the Ultrabook’s success or failures. Low prices along with the release of Windows 8 will definitely boost sales of these new devices.

Click this link for the video teaser.

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