Camtasia 2019

I have been using Camtasia forever, well since 2004. I have used it for screen videos to for post secondary education, and to edit and produce instructional videos for audio equipment. Some of these have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Sure, it’s not like they’ve gone viral, but they have proved their value. When Camtasia 2019 was announced, the first thing I noticed was the Auto-Normalize Audio Loudness feature (see detail below).  In the videos I produce for audio equipment, my audience is extremely discerning (and critical) about the audio track in the videos they are watching. I … Continue reading Camtasia 2019

Surface Book 2 15″

I just got the Surface Book 2. I was waiting for the 15″ and for the right time to switch from my Surface Book with Performance Base.  I got the original Surface Book as soon as it was available.  It was a great machine, and the unit with the Performance Base gave me more battery life. But that was about all I really noticed between the two units.  The Surface Book 2 is a big step up. I was ready for the 15″ screen. After a few days with the bigger unit, I’m pleased with the larger view and I … Continue reading Surface Book 2 15″

Surface Book Performance Base

Through a surprising set of circumstances I ended up replacing my Surface Book (512 GB / Intel Core i7 / – 16 DB / dGPU) with a new Surface Book with Performance Base (same specifications for the rest). I thought there was something funny about the screen on my 16 month old Surface Book.  I noticed a yellow tinge about 1/2” in from the edge, all the way around. It was most noticeable against a white background. Fortunately, I had everything backed up when I took it in to the Microsoft Store.  I talked to the support person about the … Continue reading Surface Book Performance Base

Outlook Hanging with Surface

After months of struggling with Outlook hanging up inexplicably I found something that looks really promising.  I had thought it was because I’m connecting to several Exchange servers.  It was particularly bad if I switched between the Mail and Calendar windows after Outlook had been running for awhile. My solution was to open up my Calendar in a second window as soon as I opened Outlook, but that was really tedious to have to remember to switch windows instead of using the shortcuts at the bottom left of the Outlook window. Check this out;   File | Options | Advanced – … Continue reading Outlook Hanging with Surface

A closer look at Windows Ink

Here’s a reason to like Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. Windows has always been at the forefront of making human–computing interaction more natural, and with the digital pen in mind, we have delivered Read more at   Source: A closer look at Windows Ink

What’s the difference between OneNote and OneNote 2016

I’m a huge fan of OneNote and I use both versions. I came across this article that should help if you use OneNote, or are considering it. If not… Why NOT? What’s the difference between OneNote and OneNote 2016 OneNote 2016 (as well as OneNote 2010 and 2013) comes with the Office suite and is available as a free download from However, you might have noticed another version of OneNote on your Windows 10 device that’s simply called “OneNote.” This new app, built from the ground-up, works great with any PC, tablet, or smartphone running Windows 10. Read the … Continue reading What’s the difference between OneNote and OneNote 2016

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon (July 29 2016)

Watch this video as Brian Roper explains why you want to upgrade to Windows 10 NOW. And if you’re holding off, remember that it’s only free until July 29th. Published on May 5, 2016 Windows 10 is the best version of Windows yet, and is now running on 300 million active devices. Watch Bryan Roper from the Windows team run through the 10 top reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 – before the free upgrade offer ends on July 29th.

May Updates for Surface Book

May 2016 updates The following updates will be listed when you check for updates in Windows or view your Windows update history after installing the updates: Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Control Logic Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller Intel driver update for Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Front Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Rear Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft IR Camera Front When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in … Continue reading May Updates for Surface Book