Getting tired of monetization..

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The last Java update I ran, it wanted to install McAfee scanner onto my system. I need McAfee on my computer like my Jeep needs four flat tires. but at least Oracle had the decency to make it obvious. In many instances, it is not so obvious. Aways back, Yahoo made you aware that it […]

Microsoft, it is not funny anymore..

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Reviews of the 8.1 preview are still showing no proper Start menu. Why is this? Somebody said that you wouldn’t bring it back because too many would switch to it and forget about Windows 8 apps. Isn’t that telling you something? Apple are not putting touch screens on their desktops and laptops because it makes […]

Keep it safe..

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How do you buy your software? Do you still prefer disks as in DVDs? I like DVDs, well actually just two DVDs. They are both DVD-RW and they are both BLANK. I also have a 4gb flash drive set up to auto boot which also contains nothing other than the boot info. The last time […]

My homepage..

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.. has been METROED.. This is my news page.. No, it wasn’t me. Protopage have updated to flat, dull colours and two dimensional buttons. How nice, As usual, nobody asked what I thought before the change was made, so I will let it be known now. I actually like the new Windows 8 flat look. […]

The Lenovo G780 gets help..

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It needed it too. Supplied originally with a 4gb RAM chip, it was struggling. I looked at all of the stuff at Start up and that ran in the background. Yep, I could have closed much of it down, but I am not a believer in doing that, and there were one or two utilities […]

A keyboard for 10-10 vision or kids..

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Enter the Klear Keys XL.. It is a full 104 key, high visibility keyboard, black letters on a green background. The green colour is easier on the eyes than similar keyboards fitted with yellow keys. There is no wrist rest, and the edge around the keys is at a minimum. When used with a small […]

Watch Out..

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There’s a data miner about.. Where are they mining? Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple, PalTalk, the video chat room community . Dropbox maybe.. was slated to be the next one added to the list. That list covers most exits, wouldn’t you say. So where are these miners? China? North Korea Cuba? Russia? […]

Windows 8.1 – installing the preview and RTM

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Sourced from here.. http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-goes-public-with-windows-8-1-upgrade-policies-7000016419/?s_cid=e589&ttag=e589 If you apply the preview to an existing Windows 8 installation, when it comes time to apply the RTM, assuming that you still want 8.1, you will have to re-install all apps and desktop programs after the RTM is applied.. .. EVEN IF you roll back to Windows 8 before applying […]

Tiled Windows?

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In response to criticism of full screen apps and the difficulties of multi-tasking between screens, Microsoft is going to introduce the facility to tile Windows. Let’s see what tiled Windows look like.. Could I multi-task between these Windows?. Word would only show the first few words in maybe the first five lines. Not good. My […]

Touch devices – the hidden costs..

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Except for the U-Scan store checkouts, the vitamin information panel at a local pharmacy and ATMs, I generally don’t like touch devices. It is difficult to get into a mess with the three types mentioned, although some still manage it  These devices work well, having appropriately sized screens, large buttons, and reasonably clear labelling.. I […]


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