Monthly Archives: June 2013

Watch Out..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall Leave a comment

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?… Continue reading Watch Out..

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… Continue reading Windows 8.1 – installing the preview and RTM

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… Continue reading Tiled Windows?

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… Continue reading Touch devices – the hidden costs..