For users of Windows 7 and 8, relief is coming. You will not be pushed into running Windows 10, but the relief is not coming until July. Read more here.. Note too that it coincides with the end of a FREE upgrade to Windows 10.. 🙂
We get email from all sorts, some people who we do not know very well or maybe not at all. It’s very easy to buy goods and services online or even just connect with somebody, but how do we know that they are who they say they are. We don’t, but there is a way of finding out to some degree. Email headers: What we generally see at the top of an email is the sender, recipient and subject if it is filled in. The location of the sender is not shown, but it is there if we care to … Continue reading Email origination
According to reports, Google Chrome is way ahead, followed by Safari and IE/Edge. No real surprise there being as how ALL Android tablets and smartphones default to Chrome. Likewise, iPads ands iPhones default to Safari. It was no different in the old days before the proliferation of portable devices, where all Windows machines defaulted to IE. It means nothing other than showing the shift from desk-based computing to being on the move. Computers users have always settled for defaults because they didn’t/don’t know how to get anything else. Personally, I use Firefox on my Smartphone. It just works better than … Continue reading Most used browsers..
The Windows 10 Start menu.. I must be honest. I don’t have a problem with it because I hardly ever use it. Start10 and Classic Shell give me the start menu that I like best while still giving me the option to use the default menu if I wish. I have yet to see either classic menu fail. Use one or the other, btw.. 🙂 Start10 Classic Shell PDF handling.. Windows 10 has it’s own cute way of dealing with and offering help regarding PDFs, but again the older ways win out best. I install and have installed Foxit Reader over … Continue reading Two recurring problems that I have seen in forums..
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.. 🙂
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?
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..
Privacy fears still prevail, mostly unfounded, and there are still computers which should NEVER be upgraded to Windows 10, but overall I think that it is a winner. When I first upgraded, I had issues which had to be sorted and I did at one point consider reverting back to Windows 8.1. Three years into it, and it was a very good stable platform which, as long as one avoided the tiles, worked very well. Windows 10 has sorted out a lot faster, even some of the tiles, and I like it. You would too as long as it is … Continue reading Windows 10.. still ok?
An interesting article.. I am a Facebook user, but not on it that much. I don’t use it for business because I don’t like the ‘pay for clicks’ model. Other than the above, I use a computer to help others, and to read stuff, tech, news, whatever because I can increase the size of the text to make reading easier. How about you?
A good website here, straight from the horse’s mouth. Read and inwardly digest, pass it on to people you know, spread the word. Do it NOW.. 😉