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August 31, 2015

More Hate Mail

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Hate Mail

Back in the old days, I received what I dub “hate mail.” It’s where someone sends me an email question and I attempt to answer it, only to be met with scorn and derision.
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August 28, 2015

The Floppy Disk has a New Pal

Filed under: Main — Tags: — admin @ 12:01 am

A year and a half ago I wrote about it: Adios, Optical Disc. As I predicted in that post, the optical drive is now absent from all Apple computers. They lead the way, and eventually the PC will follow suit.
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August 26, 2015

Name That Folder

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

It’s trivial, but the issue comes up when I write my books: How to refer to that location in the computer’s storage system where you store your files? Windows doesn’t make it easy.
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August 24, 2015

Blocking Ads Works

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

According to Business Insider, “. . . ad blocking is expected to cost publishers more than $21.8 billion in 2015 in lost revenue.”

Golly!
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August 21, 2015

Word 2016 is Almost Here

Filed under: Main — Tags: — admin @ 12:01 am

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Microsoft Office 2016 is ready to part the curtain sometime next month. I’ve been using the beta for the past several weeks and have grown quite familiar with it, specifically with Word 2016. Here’s what to expect:
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August 19, 2015

Tablet Era, RIP

Filed under: Main — Tags: , , — admin @ 12:01 am

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Tablet sales are flat. Even Apple is freaking out. Has the passion gone from the relationship? Or is something better coming along?
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August 18, 2015

Android 6.0, M is for Marshmallow

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:48 am

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After not-really-that-much speculation, the official codename for Android 6.0, version M, has been announced: It’s Android Marshmallow, which was pretty much everyone’s favorite guess.
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August 17, 2015

Mute Your Windows 10 Notifications

Filed under: Main — Tags: , — admin @ 12:01 am

To me, the notification sound in Windows 10 sounds exactly like the first chord of the Simpsons TV show. So every time the Windows 10 computer chimes a notification, I start singing, “The Simpsons . . .” It’s annoying.
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August 14, 2015

Reaction Faces

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I think they’re funny, but I have no clue how they became so popular. You’ve probably seen them as well:
Common images or memes used throughout social networking or any online interaction.
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August 12, 2015

Even More Online Security

Filed under: Main — Tags: , — admin @ 12:01 am

Several years ago, I visited a friend of mine who showed me a unique gizmo. She was a government employee and needed access to a secure email account. The gizmo, the size of a pocket watch, was a password generator.
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