Email clients for Windows 10..

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There are webpages which proclaim best this and best that and this one deals with email clients. 

There is no ‘best’. It is all down to whatever suits you. I grew up on Windows Outlook Express, am used to the setup, general feel etc, and am not dumb enough to dislike Microsoft and have to back it up by using a non-Microsoft email client.

So, I use Microsoft Outlook 2010, part of the 2010 Office suite as the main client, and I have lesser accounts running into Windows Live Mail. All are POP3/IMAP capable.

The trouble with..

.. some of the others is that they can be pigs to setup and often introduce elements which can cause email grief BIG TIME. One that springs to mind is INCREDIMAIL.

Incredimail users can have all of the fun that they like at their end, but should should be respectful that most if not all serious mail systems will filter out every last ridiculous effect that Incredimail adds.

For simple email, contacts and Calendar, stick with Microsoft. They work and one of then is FREE, and can be downloaded here..


No native Media or DVD playback? In Windows 10?

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There are apps..

.. which look like they might, but to me, they are not very good.

There is a function called ‘Film and TV’ but it looks primitive at best. There are rumours that Microsoft may produce a replacement for Media Center, but the article I read about the demise of Media Center did not seem anywhere close to hopeful.

Computer users looking for entertainment stream stuff these days because that is the way it is all going, and that is fine if you live in a city block where high speed Internet of 60 – 100mb is a given. Unfortunately, even some city dwellers don’t get those speeds, and have to rely on older technology to get services like TV to their equally vintage computers fitted with TV Tuners.

All is not lost. Now, bear in mind that I am just trying to be helpful because I have never had a need to run Microsoft’s Media Center, but I have heard and read that there is a simple to use alternative to Media Center called Kodi.

It looks to have lots of features and who knows, you may even prefer it..


Netbooks, tablets, phones and super-thin notebooks don’t do DVD playback by virtue of having no DVD player, so one can understand why a DVD player might be missing from Windows 10. Desktop machines without DVD players have also been appearing on the market, and it looks like DVD might be on its way out. Well, they are slow, aren’t they !!

Having said that, we all have media from various sources, and VLC Player will handle them all, including DVDs. It has been around for a long time in actual fact, and it is still good and works for Windows 10.


Fire Age???

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It’s all about ‘Game of War’, ya know. You’re square if you don’t have this life giving app in your arsenal.

So quick down to the App Store and sign up to be Kate Upton’s hero. Yo, it’s true. See for yourself.. 

It’s FREE to play and there are hints on YouTube regarding staying alive in the game without having to part with REAL LIVE CASH.

PLAN QUICKLY –  This is the free bit..

BUILD QUICKLY – You can do this for free but don’t expect to go unnoticed..

OR BE DESTROYED QUICKLY – I did warn you about not paying. The incumbent warlords will smash you to pieces in a bid to make you pay to be able to survive longer than 10 minutes..

This is the state of computing today. Sad, isn’t it..

Money for old rope, extracted from people who have a tendency towards OCD. It isn’t business, it is PREYING, and I will not be buying to Fire AGE or anything like it anytime soon.

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