Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

“Why I returned my iPad” & Windows 8 a “one-way street”

To me, these articles are funny/ironic. (And years behind what you’ve read here.) But there are important lessons here.

New-Apple-iPadNo niche for iPad: A cautionary tale on ‘needing a purpose’

Tablets are slowly but surely replacing the clunky desktop machine. In a blind effort to increase efficiency and productivity, ZDNet’s Zack Whittaker attempted to do exactly that — but not with the result he first expected.Read more..

And not to pick on just Apple/Android..

Windows 8 is a one way street for consumer PC users

If you buy a Windows 8-powered HP consumer PC, or from any other PC vendor, you’ll get no help from them if you decide you’d rather have Windows 7. And Linux? Forget about it!Read more..

And there are other things to know about, too:

US utilities under daily, constant cyberattacks: report

A new report claims that a number of U.S.-based utilities are fending off cyberattacks on a daily basis.Read more..

It’s a good thing I’m not dependent on electricity.. you know? Like to cook, and stay warm/cool… or drive to work (traffic lights)..

Reporters legally threatened after revealing vulnerability that exposes sensitive data of 170,000 customers

For millions of low income families, the federal government’s Lifeline program offers affordable phone service. But an online security lapse has exposed tens of thousands of them to an increased risk of identity theft, after their Social Security numbers, birth dates and other pieces of highly sensitive information were included in files posted publicly online. Reporters with Scripps were …” Read more..

It’s kinda like watching an old Three Stooges film.. except it’s RL.

Today’s quote:Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.” ~ Josephine Hart

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May 23, 2013 - Posted by | advice, Android, Apple, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, Google, Internet, Microsoft, News, security, tech, Windows 8 | , , , ,


  1. Re: Windows 8 is a one way street

    “bleeding edge operating system”… too funny.!!!

    It sounds to me like MS is in bed with PC MFG’s…


    Comment by kstinman | May 24, 2013 | Reply

    • kstinman,
      Well, there is an interesting “relationship” there. But it was MS who coded Windows 8 to require “Pro” if you want to ‘downgrade’ (not some manufacturer’s decision) .. And I’m still trying to figure what’s up with (their) EUFI. (Other than right now I don’t want it.)

      I think a ‘wait and see’ is only fair (and I’m glad Win 7 machines are still available [for now]).


      Comment by techpaul | May 24, 2013 | Reply

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