The ‘Windows Anniversary Update’

Sorry, all of you classic PC users (me included) but there will not be too much for you this time around. See here.. The days when Microsoft Windows just lived in relatively ugly cream coloured boxes have long gone. Now, features have to be made suitable for the way more mobile smartphones and tablets as well. There is an update called ‘Redstone 2’ pegged for release sometime in 2017 which holds promise of better times for all, but that is still some way off.. 🙂

Microsoft Edge..

Well, I am still using it for 99% of all website transactions, but alas it does not play ball with all sites. Apparently, Microsoft is making progress with it, extensions and whatever else being promised, but so far only available in previews. For other sites, I fall back to Firefox which despite quirks does manage to show relevant pop-ups etc. for Android use, it is also my preference, beating Google Chrome hands down in every sense. Why people use Google Chrome beats me. So, Microsoft, lets see these Edge improvements in the production Windows 10 installations, PLEASE?

The backdoor..

There has been much talk about backdoors recently, notable the Apple vs FBI issue. Do you agree with Apple or the FBI? I am undecided. The ‘backdoors’ in Windows 10 are actually side doors and not completely out of view. We have all been made acutely aware of their existence and we have the option to turn them off of down aways. Microsoft is able to determine usage and formulate improvements from the data collected, and that is not a bad thing, what we always wanted. Does Microsoft read what we type in the various apps? Doubtful at best as there … Continue reading The backdoor..