Computers

Computer going bad? Repair it, don’t replace – Florida Today

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A Best Buy customer looks at a display of HP desktop computers at a Best Buy store.(Photo: Getty Images) It seems we are bedeviled by moving and non-communicative computer repairers, which is a shame because so many good ones have businesses in this area. Let’s start with this: If you can recommend a good, thorough, certified computer repair person, let us know and we will add that person. The contacts…

Computer going bad? Repair it, don’t replace – Florida Today

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Best Buy customer looks at a display of HP desktop computers at a Best Buy store.(Photo: Getty Images) It seems we are bedeviled by moving and non-communicative computer repairers, which is a shame because so many good ones have businesses in this area. Let’s start with this: If you can recommend a good, thorough, certified computer repair person, let us know and we will add that person. The contacts…

The Internet Made ‘Fake News’ a Thing—Then Made It Nothing – WIRED

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A scourge is killing people’s minds, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, and the world needs a massive campaign to stop it. Across the nation, people lament its rise, and the threat it poses to America. Opioids? ISIS? Nope. “Fake news.” Even homicidal dictators agree things have gotten out of control. “We’re living in a fake news era, as you know,” Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said, dismissing an Amnesty International report that his…

With The Switch Almost Here, The Graphical Focus Of Microsoft’s Scorpio Already Feels Outdated – Forbes

Saturday, February 25, 2017

(Photo credit: Microsoft) Considering that the Nintendo Switch is almost upon us with its focus on functional variety, can console gaming really support another graphical powerhouse like Microsoft’s Scorpio? Set for release this summer, Microsoft’s Scorpio is already being touted as a big step up in terms of graphical potency for console gaming. When it was covered by Microsoft back in June of last year, the main emphasis on this new…

State candidate sent campaign email from schools account – Beloit Daily News

Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 25, 2017 at 12:51 pm | By SCOTT BAUER FILE – This undated file photo shows Lowell Holtz, a candidate for Wisconsin state superintendent. Holtz, a former teacher, principal and superintendent who is now retired, will face incumbent Tony Evers in the April 4, 2017, election. (Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File) FILE – In this…

Report: Scott Pruitt lied under oath about using private email for state business – Washington Examiner

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Bodhi Linux review – TechRadar

Saturday, February 25, 2017

This article was provided to TechRadar by Linux Format, the number one magazine to boost your knowledge on Linux, open source developments, distro releases and much more. Subscribe to the print or digital version of Linux Format here. Bodhi Linux is a lightweight Ubuntu-based distro that appeared on the scene back in 2011. Its system requirements are among the lowest out there for any desktop Linux flavour. It can even…

The Internet Made ‘Fake News’ a Thing—Then Made It Nothing – WIRED

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A scourge is killing people’s minds, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, and the world needs a massive campaign to stop it. Across the nation, people lament its rise, and the threat it poses to America. Opioids? ISIS? Nope. “Fake news.” Even homicidal dictators agree things have gotten out of control. “We’re living in a fake news era, as you know,” Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said, dismissing an Amnesty International report that his…

Adding Downside Protection To Microsoft – Seeking Alpha

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Nadella Renaissance Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), two decades after its ’90s glory days, when Friends stars Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry made instructional videos for its software, has had a renaissance under CEO Satya Nadella. As reader Franklin Johnson put it in a comment on a recent article by Seeking Alpha contributor Mark Hibben (The (Azure) Sky’s The Limit), “Nadella is the best thing to happen to Microsoft in years.” Indeed,…

How to snooze tabs in Firefox and why you’d want to – CNET

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tab management ought to be a huge priority for web browsers. I don’t know about you, but I find myself with dozens upon dozens of tabs littering my browser by lunchtime. Things don’t improve in the afternoon. Microsoft and Mozilla are taking notice. Edge will soon let you set tabs aside, and Firefox is experimenting with an even better way to deal with tabs you don’t have time for right…

Looking For A Job? Step Away From Your Computer – Forbes

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Twenty years ago when the internet revolution hit the job-search and recruiting process, I was wary. “Liz, get with the times!” people told me back then. “Don’t be so skeptical! Technology can only help job-seekers.” I wasn’t sold then,  and my feelings haven’t changed. Before Applicant Tracking Systems made their debut, job-seekers didn’t have to worry about loading up their resumes with keywords so that a piece of software would find…

FCC Chairman Goes After His Predecessor’s Internet Privacy Rules – NPR

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit is moving to soften his predecessor’s sweeping privacy rules for Internet service providers. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle caption Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit is moving to soften his predecessor’s sweeping privacy rules for Internet service providers. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP The newly appointed Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is moving to scale back the implementation of sweeping privacy rules…

ASOS Streamlines Fashion With Microsoft Azure – Forbes

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Over time, technology has become integral to virtually every aspect of our lives. Companies that deal with large inventories and distribution have relied on technology to organize and manage logistics for decades, but the emergence of the cloud and microservices has dramatically shifted the landscape and offers new opportunities to streamline operations. ASOS is a perfect example, as it leverages Microsoft Azure to develop and maintain a competitive edge. You…

Microsoft: Heading For Pullback? – Seeking Alpha

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Nadella Renaissance Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), two decades after its ’90s glory days, when Friends stars Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry made instructional videos for its software, has had a renaissance under CEO Satya Nadella. As reader Franklin Johnson put it in a comment on a recent article by Seeking Alpha contributor Mark Hibben (The (Azure) Sky’s The Limit), “Nadella is the best thing to happen to Microsoft in years.” Indeed,…

Microsoft Wants Tech Industry to Tackle $3 Trillion Problem – Motley Fool

Friday, February 24, 2017

Cybercrime has impacted everyone from individuals who have been hacked or had their credit cards compromised to the countless businesses hit by large scale breaches. Digital security does not even stop at the company level as we saw in the recent United States election. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith believes that the tech industry has both the ability and responsibility to work together on protecting the…

Microsoft hasn’t turned a phone into a PC just yet – The Verge

Friday, February 24, 2017

When Microsoft first revealed its plans to turn Windows phones into a PC it really felt like the future. Others, like Motorola and Asus, have tried and failed to market phones that attach to laptops and turn into a PC, and it seemed like Microsoft had a good grasp of what was required to make this a reality. Nearly two years after that announcement, I’ve had the chance to try…

CloudFlare Leaked Sensitive Data Across the Internet For Months – Fortune

Friday, February 24, 2017

CloudFlare, a multibillion-dollar startup that runs a popular content delivery network used by more than 5.5 million sites, accidentally leaked customers’ sensitive information for months, the company said Thursday. The firm has since fixed the issues at the heart of the problem, CloudFlare said. The leaked data included “private messages from major dating sites, full messages from a well-known chat service, online password manager data, frames from adult video sites,…

Scam: Google Chrome ‘update’ infects computers with malware – ABC Action News

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Firefox is testing a feature that lets you snooze tabs until later – The Verge

Friday, February 24, 2017

We’re all familiar with the snooze function that’s part of many email apps, which lets you temporarily dismiss a message and have it automatically resurface at a more convenient time. Now Firefox is taking the same approach and applying it to browser tabs. The feature’s called SnoozeTabs, and basically works like you’d imagine. You click an icon at the upper right of Firefox, choose a time when you want the…

Microsoft Puts ‘Teams’ Chat-Based Workspace Inside Office 365 – Forbes

Friday, February 24, 2017

Can Microsoft play catch-up in the collaboration space with Teams? The current 85 million Office 365 commercial users might just help. Image Credit: Microsoft Collaboration is becoming more complex, more connected and (some might argue) more convoluted. What collaboration is definitely also becoming is more custom-tuned and composable. Where we used to use meetings or perhaps even phone calls (remember phone calls?) and emails to organise group events and work,…