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The end of everything we thought we knew about computing?

(aka “A Quik Reading Reco”)

Folks, an interesting read for you today…

The end of Windows XP is also the end of everything we thought we knew about computing

When we bury XP we also need to bid farewell to the old certainties about technology too.Read more..

Today’s quote:The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.” ~ Thomas Sowell

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

March 31, 2014 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, tech, Windows, XP | , | Leave a comment

MS Office now available for iPads + More

Perhaps.. maybe.. iPads might be a little more useful now..

* Microsoft Office for iPad sets the gold standard for tablet productivity

It took four years, but Microsoft has finally released full-featured Office apps for the iPad. As expected, the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps are free to install but require an Office 365 subscription to unlock the full set of features. Here’s what you can expect.” Read more..

But, things ain’t all roses..

* Office for iPad is free, but it’ll cost you

More and more large software vendors (like Microsoft and Intuit) are making their iPad apps exclusive to subscribers of their SaaS offerings. I don’t like subscription software and it’s a troubling trend.Read more..

[it is a trend I won’t be buying into, and will not recommend. Remember the Adobe break in? But, yes, the handwriting is on the wall..]

More tech: 10 tech things we didn’t know a week ago

Behind on the news and hungry for more? Here’s what we learned this week — including the ‘easter eggs’ in early Microsoft code, and how the U.S. will treat Bitcoin.” See slideshow

[the comments are worth a look as well.]

Sunday Beauty a day early:

amazing sky photo

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

“Amazing Sky” by Kyrre Gjerstad, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s quote:What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” ~ Napoleon Hill

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

March 29, 2014 Posted by | advice, Apple, computers, Digital Images, iPhone, Microsoft, MS Office, News, software, tech | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

And so it begins…

Every now and again, you notice something that’s going to change how we do things. The implications, and fallout from this (if successful), is going to change the game.

Banks file class-action against Target and Trustwave over massive breach

Banks impacted in the late-2013 breach of Target have banded together to file a class-action against the retail giant, as well as against Trustwave, a Chicago-based security firm said in the lawsuit to have failed to bring Target’s systems up to industry standards.Read more..

When cybercrime is no longer written off as a “cost of doing business”.. maybe people will start to include it in their conversations.

(Be nice if people started thinking about privacy rights, as well..)

Recognizing you have a problem is the first step.

Today’s quote:Peace begins with a smile.” ~ Mother Theresa

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

March 26, 2014 Posted by | cloud computing, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, News, tech | Leave a comment

Another gift..

(AKA Sunday Beauty #151, Two Days Early)

Folks, an interesting image for your day.

yo u are beautiful

Click on image to see more by this artist.

“You Are Beautiful” by La Melodie, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s quote:The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Winston Churchill

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

March 21, 2014 Posted by | Digital Images | Leave a comment

Glary Utilities Giveaway

Folks,  there’s a limited time giveaway on BitsDuJour today you might wanna grab:

“Glary Utilities PRO is a Swiss Army knife of system optimization suitable for use by novice and professional alike. With Glary Utilities PRO, you’ll have access to registry and disk cleaning, privacy protection, performance acceleration, and amazing multifunctional tools. With just a few clicks, Glary Utilities PRO can repair registry errors, optimize internet speed, recover wasted disk space, safeguard confidential files, and maintain maximum performance.

It’s impossible to overstate the benefits of Glary Utilities PRO. The app fixes what’s wrong with your computer, and whatever isn’t wrong, it just makes better and faster.”

Get it here. [Sorry. Offer has expired.]

Today’s quote:The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

March 18, 2014 Posted by | free software, PC, software | , , , | Leave a comment

SB #150

Folks, here’s another pretty picture for your Sunday.

Click on image to see more by this artist

Click on image to see more by this artist

“looking out the window”, by ghcheng85, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s quote:One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 “wolves” inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.“”

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

March 16, 2014 Posted by | Digital Images | Leave a comment

Windows XP Security Issues: Fact Vs. Fiction

I’m kinda tired of talking about this, but.. the clock is ticking. Should you care?

Windows XP Security Issues: Fact Vs. Fiction
Are you prepared for the end of Microsoft support for Windows XP next month?

In less than a month, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP, still the second most widely used PC operating system in the world. The company announced the OS’s April 8 termination date years ago, but with as many as 500 million XP systems still active last month, not everyone is going to make a move in time.” Read more..

Kinda related: Windows 8.1 Update 1: 10 Key Changes

Windows 8.1 Update 1 makes the Modern UI and Start screen a little friendlier for the mouse-and-keyboard crowd. But it won’t silence critics.” See slideshow.

Today’s quote:If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” ~ Ghandi

Copyright 2007-2014 © “Tech Paul” (Paul Eckstrom). All Rights Reserved.


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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

March 14, 2014 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, hackers, Microsoft, News, PC, security, tech, Windows, Windows 8, XP | Leave a comment