Tech – for Everyone

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Windows X Review

Many of you will be aware today is ‘Windows 10 Day’ (meaning, you can get it today). And many of you are wondering what I think of it. (I’ve already said, “wait for the Service Pack”.) No I won’t be downloading it — I don’t want any of it’s new “features” (they’re kinda creepy, in a Big Brother kind of way) and I use what it will remove (i.e., Media Center), so, I refer you instead to this article for a detailed review of Microsoft’s latest operating system.

* Windows 10 review: Full of promise, but not a must-have just yet

Should you upgrade to what Microsoft has called the last version of Windows?Read more..

Today’s quote:The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are.” ~ David Icke

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July 29, 2015 Posted by | advice, computers, free software, Microsoft, News, tech, Windows, Windows 10 | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A three video day

Folks, three videos for you today, the first of which is (educational) something we all should be aware of and thinking about. (Forward it on to friends and family.)

The next is also educational, in terms of it gives a look into the youth of today, and features a sport bigger than than the Super Bowl or the World Cup.

And this last is just music:

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Today’s quote:Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.” ~ Arthur Helps

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

July 23, 2015 Posted by | advice, consumer electronics, cyber crime, hackers, News | , , , | 6 Comments

Tuesday “Fun”

Had a surprise today > I actually came across an Elvis song I’d never heard before (how is that possible?) and even more surprising (to me) I think I like it the best of his recordings.. Since it’s a gorgeous day, and I’m in an uptempo mood, here it is:

And I also discovered the name of a tune I’m sure we’ve all heard some place, some time. A few of you will note, this is the first fun video I’ve posted in the genre. (And I had forgotten Steve Martin’s banjo skills..)

Today’s quote:We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

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July 21, 2015 Posted by | digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment

Warning: Critical Patch for Windows Issued

Oh, yes.. more of the same. Act now and protect yourself. * Microsoft releases emergency patch for all versions of Windows

The flaw, affecting Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1, can allow a hacker to take over a machine.” Read more..

And when I went to Start>Windows Update, I saw this new item..

wu

No, thanks. I never want the first version of any thing.

Other news: More Items Like This * UCLA Health hit by hack; medical data on 4.5 million people exposed

The LA-based university health system says the data stolen was not encrypted.Read more..

[Silly me! I thought there were laws making such PII mandatory-encrypted.. ]

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Today’s quote:Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll Copyright 2007-2015 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


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July 20, 2015 Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, Microsoft, News, PC, security, tech, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Warning: It’s an F for Flash security

Folks, if you haven’t done so already, you need to act now to protect yourself.

* Block or update Adobe Flash
flash_logo Apple notoriously hates it. Firefox is currently blocking it, and Facebook is calling for its demise. Three zero-day vulnerabilities have been exposed in Adobe Flash in the past week, and the company has been speedily patching its vulnerable app. You should either update it right away or shut it down. Find out how to block Flash in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE, and how to keep watching your YouTube videos without it.Read more..

My two cents: Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash have – for as long as I can remember – consistently topped the Most Vulnerable and Most Exploited lists. They’re *crud*. And Adobe should be taken to task. Remove them if you can.

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Today’s quote:I have a low tolerance for people who complain about things but never do anything to change them. This led me to conclude that the single largest pool of untapped natural resources in this world is human good intentions that are never translated into actions.” ~ Cindy Gallop

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July 16, 2015 Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, security, software | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Best Free Software

Folks, for the first time in several years, reputable tech source PC Magazine has updated their Best Free Software compilation — which is, IMHO, the best place to look when seeking software solutions (new programs).

* The Best Free Software for 2015

Your phone is full of free apps. But don’t neglect the desktop. These free programs can make your life better.Read more..

Today’s quote:A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.” ~ Grantland Rice

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July 13, 2015 Posted by | advice, computers, free software, software, tech | , , , , | 1 Comment

SB #201 and FF

Here’s another pretty picture for your weekend.

Click on image to see more by this artist

Click on image to see more by this artist (reco’d)

“waipio” by paul bica, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

This weekend’s Fun Video:

Um.. er.. a quarter million views.. and in 30 seconds of viewing, completely melted away all my (few remaining) IQ points.
OMG
I’m gonna puke.

Today’s quote:Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” ~ Plato

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

July 11, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital Video | 5 Comments

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