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Windows 8.1 Enterprise released

Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview. This uses all of the new 8.1 features and adds new options for Enterprise and bootable from a USB. The update is similar in many ways to 8.1, and can be downloaded for free today. Windows 8.1 Preview

Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 download links

Microsoft has released SP2 for Office 2010. The update comes in 32-bit and 64-bit editions and is free to any Microsoft Office 2010 owner. Download links below.

Download the Update here:
Download Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) 32-bit Edition (638 MB)
Download Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) 64-bit Edition (730 MB)
List of All Issues Fixed by Service Pack 2 (SP2) (Excel file)
Download Links from AskVG

HTML Button Tutorial

Pointless Button Today I've got a tutorial on how to make a pointless button in HTML. It is simple and requires on piece of code, shown below.
Code: <input type="button" value="Pointless Button" /><br />
You can use it to submit forms, and more. The input type does not matter for the most part, and the value="your button name here"  changes what the button text displays. You can use the button as a pointless button, as seen above, or configure it to a forum to submit. Either way, the code is nice to have.

Form Button
Here is a more, yet low, functionality button used in forms or pages in which you'd like to redirect to another page on a site. Here this button sends you to our news section of the site which has not been completed, coming soon! 
Code: <form method="get" action="/news">     <button type="submit">News</button>

Here is a form code, which will redirect you to the /anypageonasite.

New MacBook Pro coming September?

A new MacBook Pro may be released soon, around September following Apple's release cycle. The new iPhone 5S may be released then as well, but we'll really have to wait and see.  As for the chips themselves, the International Business Times reported that Apple has asked Intel to provide an “ultra-high performance” version of the Haswell CPU for use in the new MacBook Pro. Apple requested that the special Haswell chips be fitted with Intel’s top-of-the-line GT3e (Iris Pro 5200) integrated graphics.The Diplomat

As far as past release cycles, the Macbook Pro should have two options, Retina and non-retina. As almost every Apple all-in-one device sports a retina display, Apple may eliminate the barrior between Retina and non-retina with this release.

Surviving School Tip #1: School Supplies

School is just around the corner- have you gotten your school supplies yet? If you apply my tips below to your shopping, I can assure you that you'll save some money, time, and space. 

1. Print off the school supply list for your school. Be sure to get everything that your teachers recommended (including colors.) It would be a shame if you started the year off on the wrong foot with your teacher by not following easy directions. 
2. Think about last year. Ask yourself, "What did I use a lot of? Did I run out of anything?" If you answered yes, get extras of those supplies. I get about 50 mechanical pencils when shopping, because later in the year they cost a lot more. 
3. Get a planner if your school doesn't supply you one, or if you don't care for the one they give you. Make sure that your planner has enough room for you to write all of your homework and agenda down in a normal size. If you use it for a week and notice that you are forgetting assignments and afte…

Chromecast Hands-On Video

Thanks to Android Central for the video

The Chromecast will be available in late July, and more versions are to come. Check out more videos and hands on of the Chromecast over at Android Central. Will you be getting one soon? Check out our review soon, we'll be keeping you updated.

What's different? Nexus 7 (2013) vs Nexus 7 (2012)

The Nexus 7 (2013) has quite a few enhancements. Here's a list from Engadget showing the comparison which you can check out below.

The new tablet has a new high-def display, slightly higher pricing, better cellular, WiFi, cameras, resolution, memory, plus lower weight, thickness, and sadly, battery life. I'd recommend anyone looking for a $230 tablet to check this new Nexus 7 out. 

Android 4.3 released for Nexus devices

Android 4.3 is being rolled out for Nexus devices today. The devices will be the first to get the update and is now released for developers.
Today in San Francisco we announced Android 4.3, a sweeter version of Jelly Bean that includes great new features for users and developers. Android 4.3 powers the new Nexus 7 tablet that's coming soon to Google Play and retail outlets, and it’s rolling out now as an update to Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ devices across the world.
Google Android 4.3 dev

This edition of Android should be rolling out to other devices soon.

Google reveals Chromecast

Chromecast is being offered at $35 a pop, and why would it be a good thing to get? What it does The new device from Google allows Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play streaming, along with 3 months free of the service on Netflix with the purchase, and an 'air-play' like functionality. The device allows web browsing and other Chrome services.  The device lets you run most Android (and hopefully) and iOS apps according to Google. We'll be reviewing this shortly and we hope that the service will expand and give us more. Requirements Subscriptions may be required to use with certain content providers. Chromecast is compatible with WiFi-enabled Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets; iOS 6.0+ iPhones, iPads, and iPods; Chrome for Mac® and Chrome for Windows®; and Chromebook Pixel. Chromecast Intro
First, if you read over these statements, you'll notice that other Chromebook compatibility seems to be non-existent other than a Pixel. This may mean that other Chromebooks may not b…

Apple's CEO promising 'Amazing new products' soon

Apple's CEO promised 'Amazing new products' coming soon. As told by ABC New's own Joanna Stern. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported that it sold 31.2 million iPhones for the three months ending in June, better than Wall Street's expectation amid a competitive smart phone market. CEO Tim Cook promised "amazing new products that we will introduce in the fall and across 2014."Joanna Stern, ABC News
ABC News

This could mean a new Macbook, iPhone, or iPad variant is to come. I personally hope that a new Macbook hybrid between a Pro and an Air shows up soon, having 3 variants of the Macbook would also help out students looking for an inexpensive laptop or anyone who needs a powerful punch in a laptop, but also would like some budget. The Air covers most of those things, but maybe the middle device will give a Retina Display to this middle end device.

On the subject, Apple has been seen testing larger screen iPhones and iPads. This could mean that these new devic…

Flipboard now on the Web

Flipboard (Shown above) photo credit to Flipboard Flipboard, a popular news client for many mobile devices (and soon Windows 8.1) has come to the web. You can now read any of their articles, blogs, sections, and your news/social feed through Flipboard on your PC as well as your mobile devices. Check it out more below, and we'll be keeping you updated!

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare to be released Spring 2014

Garden Warfare (Shown above)

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare  is said to be released Spring 2014. The game mixes first-person shooters, third-person shooters, and Plants vs. Zombies together to form Garden Warfare. The game has an array of new characters and many found in the original PvZ. The game is going to be on the Xbox, and we'll have to wait and see if it makes it to other consoles/steam. Hopefully the game will have a few more peeks at the final version soon, and we'll keep you updated.

Ubuntu Edge

The Ubuntu Edge (shown above)
The Ubuntu Edge project has began funding and the project plans to get a smartphone built from the ground up for Ubuntu, and even a dual boot with Android. The phone runs both OSes and has exclusive support from Ubuntu forums and more. The phone runs the newly-crafted Ubuntu OS and targets almost all markets. To get the phone released, the Edge needs 32 million dollars in 31 days. Luckily, the Ubuntu Edge already got 2 million in one day. If all goes well, they'll be done in no time at all. Ubuntu OS was released just this last February and looks very nice, plus you can check out the Edge and it's OS below.

The device comes with a 4.5 inch display, beyond 330ppi, dual-booting Ubuntu Phone OS and the latest Android,  and access to run a whole OS from the phone (Ubuntu, of course). I recommend checking it out, and until next time,  we'll try and keep everyone updated.
Check it out and crowdfund it:

Catching Fire Trailer Surfaces at Comic Con 2013

Quick update: A new Hunger Games: Catching Fire  trailer has been released and you can check it out below:
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Leap Motion Released

Leap Motion

Leap has been released for consumers to purchase, and has been highly anticipated.  The product allows gestures and motions to be used on screen and throughout applications on your PC. Windows 8's modern features may be highlighted in future updates, but as for now, remains as a side feature.

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GBA4iOS blocked, no more Pokemon on your iPhone

Recently, we had shown you guys how to get GBA4iOS, and a few days ago Apple blocked the process to anyone who isn't a developer. MacBuildServer has been verified as a server that violated Apple's terms and conditions. If you are a developer and have XCode, you still can sign the app and put it on your phone yourself.
Oh, and we're back online!

New Macbook Pro teased

A new Macbook Pro may be coming soon, as Best Buy  is offering $200 off of their 13-inch Macbook Pro lineup. Now first what would a new Macbook Pro feature?
Retina Display A new Macbook would probably require the Retina Display or at least lower the cost of having one. If the new Mac would make that a requirement when you purchase it, it could alter the competition against other computers.
Haswell Cores The new Macbook Air has the 4th-gen Intel i5 and i7 cores. These put the Macbook Air ahead in speed and usability to the previous Macbook Pro. Haswell would boost the speed and reason to buy a Pro.
Design Macbook Pro could upgrade the design to become thinner, or more ports in a slimmer design. It could be almost be a cross of an Air and a Pro. The design could be updated as it has been the same since 2010.
To be updated as more is announced!

BBC suspending 3D indefinitly

BBC has announced that the return to 3D won't be occurring for the year of 2014. On November 23rd, BBC aired Doctor Who in 3D for the 50th Anniversary and hasn't promised a return of the feature. It seems that the public isn't interested in the idea of 3D broadcasting, as glasses and special TV setups are required to generate any revenue for BBC and causes issues for the viewer.

The BBC is to suspend 3D programming for an indefinite period due to a "lack of public appetite" for the technology.BBC News - Full Story
   Kim Shillinglaw, the head of BBC's 3D department, says that it "has not taken off audiences".  Studies in the US show that no more than 120,000 people are watching 3D channels at once. The demand for the shows aren't relevant with a majority of the world's population not watching the TV often. Besides all the limiting factors of this, the continuation of the 3D department has been suspended and doesn't seem to be coming b…

Borderlands 2 Review

Borderlands 2 Review
Borderlands 2 is a well-made, solid, game. The game runs generally well on most setups but has great design, custom skins for everything, and great characters. Throughout the game, I had found that almost every aspect wasn't a copy of another. Everything seemed custom and different throughout the levels. The monsters, people, and other objects were completed in the best way possible, and the outlines make everything distinct and complete.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Video Showcase

Nokia has released a video showcasing the 41MP camera sensor and a charging base for the device.

Verizon Moto X leaked

If you've been looking at the latest tech, you might have seen the Motorola logo change. As I stated in an earlier post, I said that a new phone may be in order. Leaks of the Moto X, the new phone yet to be shown by Google or the Motorola team. Leaks have shown all around the site and I encourage you to check it out below. 
Check it out on Android Central:
The phone is said to have a colorful back and many leaks have shown this. According to Pop Herald, it is  Moto X Phone is “customizable” according to Motorola Mobility, and they will give customers the “freedom” to “design” the phone. What do you think about the phone? Leave a comment below and check out the site below.
Check it out on Pop Herald:

Nokia 1020 Announcement vs Galaxy S4 Zoom

When the Galaxy S4 Zoom was announced, the phone was known for its 13-megapixel 10x zoom camera. Nokia knows even though zoom is important, compromising specs and other parts of the phone (weight, size, looks) wouldn't get them the boost in sales they need right now. When the Nokia 1020 was announced, Nokia had made a fast, sturdy, good looking, and perfect phone for the photographer or anyone who likes a phone that can handle some photos.
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Infinity Blade: Dungeons is Officially Over

Chair Co-Founder and Creative Director Donald Mustard officially confirmed that the game is dead. When the game was announced around April this year, the game had poor response as many wanted it to resemble the 1st and 2nd installments in the series. The game had halted the development as of today, and has made major headlines in gaming now. 
Check it out: Gameplay Footage

More on IGN

Fitzsimmons Weekly Mobile

Fitzsimmons Weekly to be available soon in the App Store
The app's development has finished and will be released within 3 months if approved! The app has been submitted to Apple and I hope that everyone enjoys. Thanks!
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Happy 7-Eleven Day!

Today, on the 11th of July, in honor of the 7-11 name, 7-Eleven is having a "dance-party" and giving out a free small Slurpee if you come in between 11 am and 7 pm. (Hint the 7 and 11 numbers) There is a dancing contest going on through their YouTube,
from 7-Eleven Dance Party Facebook We’re celebrating 7-Eleven Day with FREE SMALL SLURPEE DRINKS* this year. It’ll be so great, you’ll feel like dancing. Especially after you see the Slurpee Dance. Oh yes, there’s a dance. Go check out their Facebook page, and look at their new videos below.
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Galaxy S4 Zoom

The Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a 4.3-inch, 960x540-pixel display, a 1.5GHz dual-core, and seems to have quite a bit of compromises for its 10x optical zoom camera on the back. It has a 16 MP camera, which will probably be competing with the Nokia 1020's new 41 MP camera to-be announced tomorrow. It adds much bulk, but will be released this fall along with the S4 Mini.

Calling in the US and Canada Free with Google Hangouts/Voice

Voice Calling in the United States and Canada added into Hangouts. The addition allows a group of people to also speak to another on the phone. It will be completely replacing Google Voice and has now added most of the previous functionality into the new Hangouts app. This keeps your number from Google Voice and doubles as a Google+ chat system, video calling, and now voice calling. Stay tuned and check out the new features with Google Hangouts. Google Voice is soon to be merged with Hangouts.
Check out the help page:
Read about Voice:

New: Tips for Surviving School

Tips for Surviving School Hello! I am Lauren, owner and head editor on I am pleased to announce that I am proud to say that I am the newest addition to The Fitzsimmons Weekly team.
School is just around the corner, and I thought that I would share my expertise with surviving school. My new series will be titled "Surviving School Tip #[insert number of tip here]"
Please leave your suggestions, questions, requests, constructive criticism, and whatever other feedback that you have in the comments.

Ride For Kids 2014

Ride for Kids Donations
Please donate to the fund for the 2014 Ride for Kids to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation® in the search for a cure. My brother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when we were young and I'd like to help families and other kids who deserve a great future. I am glad that my twin brother can be as well as he is today and I want anyone diagnosed with a brain tumor to have the brightest future and greatest potential they can possibly have.

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Grand Theft Auto V: September 2013

Grand Theft Auto V: September 2013 The official trailer from Rockstar Games
As many in the gaming industry have known, Grand Theft Auto V will be released on September 17th 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 exclusively. Note that no mention of any other gaming devices.
 As my general questioning of this release, will it be available for the next generation consoles? So far, the site speculates around the new city of Vinewood, (seen in quite a few photographs) and presumably will be similar to Vine City and pretty much all other games in the series.
New features such as Grand Theft Auto Online and multiple characters adds many new elements, plus not to mention the ability to play tennis right before you rob a bank, or jump off of a mountain to a four wheeler before you break open a case of cash. This game still has much to be revealed, but you should check out the site.
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Mech Mice Beta Playthrough

Mech Mice Beta Playthrough3:48 PM: So far, I have gotten the installation started, for Unity. This player is required to start the game. Remember before I start, this game's beta just launched today.
3:50 PM: I have registered under my email, strange that their isn't a real username yet, but this could only be the beginning.

3:51 PM: Won't be as live on here, starting. 3:52 PM: I fell like this game is trying to make me blow up cacti. Strange concept. Something about repairing a tower. 3:54 PM: Odd, but I finished the first half. I got the "secret token".

3:56 PM: Robot bugs! In the desert! I really can't quite understand what is happening, but I like it.I'll be reviewing it soon. Screenshots and some live blogging.

3:58 PM: Starting Again Soon!
Next Time: We left the desert!

Top Free Steam Game: Planetside 2

Every week, I will be showing off a free Steam game to play online. This week will be Planetside 2, and be sure to comment what games I should do next.

Planetside 2

Planetside 2 is a first person shooter that features free-to-play great looking graphics, and Halo-like game-play. I love the action and well-updated database with new features that make it worthy to be on the Steam store.
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Google Doodle of July 9, 2013

Today in Google Mexico, the doodle celebrates the 126th birthday of painter Saturnino Herrán that painted works of art showing how the Mexican indigenous people lived through many colors.
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