Apple’s new iOS10 (with its associated new iTunes program) has a lot of good features. However, there was one major problem that I found. It broke Windows Explorer! I can’t open the iPhone/iPad in Windows Explorer to copy photos and videos to my Windows computer. The previous versions of Apple’s iOS (including the 9.x versions) […]
As much as I hate to hear it, the death of Windows 7 seems imminent. I don't mean the end of support — that deadline is still several years away. Microsoft in their all–knowing wisdom has decided to stop providing individual Windows Updates, from which users can pick the updates they will implement and skip […]
Last weekend, Delta Airlines suffered from a power outage in the Atlanta area. I don't know why Delta's backup generator(s) didn't keep them fully operational, but they apparently didn't. The disruption significantly affected their world-wide flight schedule for several days. This weekend was Baton Rouge's turn, with three days of heavy rain from a storm […]
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update was released on August 2nd and has been a mixed bag of good and bad. Despite all the testing of preliminary versions, there have been a number of reports about update failures when installing the Win10 Anniversary Update. Fortunately, I did not have anything go wrong with the upgrade itself […]
Microsoft Office provides the standard word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software and email program used in most businesses, large and small, at least in the U.S.A. As a result, there is also a very sizeable home market for Office — a large enough market that Microsoft has marketed specific "Home, " "Personal,"or "Home and Business" or […]
The deadline is rapidly approaching — Friday, July 29, 2016. After that date, if you want Windows 10, you’ll have to buy a new computer with it or buy a copy. It will no longer be free. Note Only certain Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 versions qualify for the free upgrade. Windows 8 Home/Professional versions […]
I mentioned in my newsletter last week that I planned to upgrade my notebook’s hard disk drive (HDD) to a solid state drive (SSD) after upgrading it from Windows 7 to Windows 10. That’s what I did. After the "November (2015)" update to Windows 10, which solved many frustrations, I upgraded my main notebook from […]
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