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Compulsory updates for IE11..

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See here. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249125/Microsoft_strips_some_Windows_7_users_of_IE11_patch_privileges?source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+%28Latest+from+Computerworld%29 As usual, there is a smattering of anti-Microsoft people posting, but I am not put off by any of it and neither should you be. I left a post stating my view.. ‘ ‘ALL browsers and operating systems have to update. So what is the difference in this case? I am a… Continue reading

It’s Sunday..

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I know it is because the Dilbert cartoon on my home page has six elements instead of the usual three. So far, I have: run maintenance on my Toshiba Netbook, a painfully slow process at best, updated it’s Libre Office to 4.2, followed up on some answers I gave in the Microsoft Community forums last… Continue reading

Not until 2015..

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Microsoft will not include a home-grown traditional start menu into Windows 8 until next year, and it will only be a mini-menu anyway, but I wonder if anybody truly cares anymore. http://www.zdnet.com/no-microsoft-start-menu-for-windows-8-until-2015-sources-7000030100/?s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61 A client of mine, who recently attended a six month re-training session, informed me that Windows 8 is all pictures, and that MS… Continue reading

In the news 2..

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Facebook wants to use your smartphone microphone to pick up on music that maybe playing in your background.. Facebook said last week it will soon introduce "a new, optional way to share and discover music, TV and movies." If users allow Facebook to access their microphone while they’re writing a status update, the company will… Continue reading

How much and why?

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Let me start off by saying that I NEVER ever buy the latest technology. It is simply too expensive for the returns that I would get. I also only upgrade everything at the point where what I have will not properly support the latest OS on the block.. So, in May 2010, and still running… Continue reading

In the news again..

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See here.. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248570/Perspective_The_Surface_Pro_is_Microsoft_s_latest_premature_introduction_problem?source=rss_latest_content&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+computerworld%2Fnews%2Ffeed+%28Latest+from+Computerworld%29 Is the world ready for the Surface Pro 3? Yes, maybe if the price was half what it is and it was smaller or larger. Small tablets, Kindles et al are a nice easy to carry size, and they are CHEAP. The Surface Pro is not so pocketable, getting towards easily usable… Continue reading

An easy choice..

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I watched a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 machine showcased today, and I will admit that it is very nice. The machine is quick, the keyboard has a nifty magnet to keep it attached to the screen, and it is all super thin and light.. OK, so now for the problems with the presentation.. The machine… Continue reading

The Logitech M600

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.. is a touch mouse designed for Windows 7, and I bought mine for $26 plus tax from XS Cargo in my local city. It replaces one of the all time great mobile mice, the venerable Microsoft Mobile 4000 wireless mouse, and I would have bought another but for one problem. Stuffing the 4000 into… Continue reading