If you've been trying to avoid updating to Microsoft's buggy 1903 update to Windows 10, you're about the lose the choice. https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/07/20/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-warning-upgrade-windows-1903-1803/#363108f5516c Jul 20, 2019, 08:50pm Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Upgrade Warning Gordon Kelly Senior Contributor Consumer Tech I write about technology's biggest companies Windows 10 has been stuck in a rut. Microsoft has had … Continue reading Microsoft about to force hundreds of millions Windows 10 users to update
It's suddenly become much easier to pick among Apple portable computers as many of the options have suddenly vanished. For most, this will make things simpler. For example, the old 12" MacBook? Gone. MacBook Pro's that don't have Touch Bars? They no longer exist. Essentially you can pick a MacBook Air (which is actually only … Continue reading For better or worse, Apple’s range of MacBooks has contracted
I didn't know it was possible to use the Control plus F keys to search for a term or word on my iPhone. It requires a few steps but isn't difficult. Might as well practice once so you'll have finger memory later. https://www.businessinsider.com/control-f-on-iphone-text-search-safari-chrome-mobile-website-2019-7 Here's how to perform 'Control-F' on an iPhone, which lets you search … Continue reading You can use Control+F to search on your portable devices
Zoom has become a useful way to hold video meetings and conferences among people who are not in the same organization or even using the same hardware and software. Recently a problem was made public that hackers could access Zoom users' webcams. Zoom has said they'll fix the problem. https://gizmodo.com/zoom-backtracks-says-it-will-actually-fix-major-flaw-t-1836230262 In the meantime, Apple has … Continue reading Zoom web server problem allowing hackers webcam access fixed for Macs
If you decide you're bored, have moved on, or simply dislike an app that currently contains data, it's not enough to simply delete the app. You need to close any accounts you've opened and to delete any data either on your device or on the cloud. Remember that many of your older apps will use … Continue reading Deleting an app securely means also closing the account and removing all data
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/this-is-your-secret-weapon-for-amazon-prime-day-deals/ This is your secret weapon for Amazon Prime Day deals The simple Amazon Assistant tool for Chrome, Firefox and Safari does triple duty. By Clifford Colby July 5, 2019 3:00 AM PDT Screenshot by Clifford Colby/CNET Are you really, really ready for the flood of deals coming over the Amazon Prime Day? You will … Continue reading This extension will save you money on Amazon Prime Dayl
Despite the language on the web that says we "buy" ebooks, there's a real lack of established law as to what the rights of the purchaser include. In the case of Microsoft, it appears that all you've bought is a free, long-term lease with a right to an eventual refund. Interesting approach. https://www.npr.org/2019/07/07/739316746/microsoft-closes-the-book-on-its-e-library-erasing-all-user-content Microsoft Closes … Continue reading Is this what will eventually happen to Nook and Kindle libraries?