Thursday, August 30, 2018

Here are 5 reasons why the Surface Go makes a good device for kids

Is the Surface Go a good tablet for kids? Absolutely. Here’s why. The Surface Go, Microsoft’s latest and most portable device, is undoubtedly suited for those on the move. It’s fun to use, it’s built to match Surface quality standards, and it has the hardware inside to act as an able companion for everyday tasks. Visiting Microsoft’s Go webpage, it’s clear from press images that children are included in the intended user group. Here are 5 reasons why the Surface Go makes a good device for kids

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I thought this would be a useful post for those wanting to purchase a new computer for their child.  Its very durable ad the battery stays charged for a really long time.

There are many different factors that you must consider when buying a laptop for a kid.  This article will help you narrow them down and make the proper choice.

Fiserv Flaw Exposed Customer Data at Hundreds of Banks

Fiserv, Inc., a major provider of technology services to financial institutions, just fixed a glaring weakness in its Web platform that exposed personal and financial details of countless customers across hundreds of bank Web sites, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Fiserv Flaw Exposed Customer Data at Hundreds of Banks

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This is why banks make me nervous as heck.

Chime in: Have you had good or bad experiences with McAfee AntiVirus?

The antivirus debate is a hot one. Many people swear that the Windows Defender Security Center baked into Windows 10 is enough to keep a PC safe, while others go to great lengths to find the perfect antivirus that balances performance and security. When buying a new laptop, many manufacturers will include a trial period for third-party antivirus software, including McAfee AntiVirus. Windows Central Forum Member Closingracer recently created a thread asking whether or not McAfee is indeed worth re-upping a subscription. I just bought a Dell G7 and it came with 1 year free of McAfee. I usually avoid both like the plague but I do have some recent experience with Dell since I got an All on 1 for free to review and liked it so I figured between price and the fact it is the only laptop with the 1060 Max Q under $1,000 I will get this laptop. Chime in: Have you had good or bad experiences with McAfee AntiVirus?

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I have had both good and bad experiences with Mcafee antivirus.  To be honest with you I haven’t had a good experience with the product since John Mcafee sold the company several years ago.  I currently recommend Sophos Antivirus and Malwarebytes for security.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17738

Hello Windows Insiders! Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17738 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC We fixed an issue where on Windows 10 in S Mode, launching Office in the Store might fail to launch with an error about a .dll not Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17738

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Lets keep our fingers crossed that this new Widows 10 update will be better the last several duds that Microsoft has released in a row.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Patch Tuesday, August 2018 Edition

Adobe and Microsoft each released security updates for their software on Tuesday. Adobe plugged five security holes in its Flash Player browser plugin. Microsoft pushed 17 updates to fix at least 60 vulnerabilities in Windows and other software, including two “zero-day” flaws that attackers were already exploiting before Microsoft issued patches to fix them. Patch Tuesday, August 2018 Edition

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Setting up and how to use the Your Phone app on Windows 10

Your Phone for Windows 10 is currently in testing, so here’s how to set it up. Want to try out the new Your Phone app on Windows 10? We’ve got you covered with a quick how-to showcasing all the steps you need to take to get things set up and ready to go. How to use the Windows 10 Your Phone app

Right now, the Your Phone app only works on Android, and it allows you to see and share photos from your Android device directly on your PC. You must be a Windows Insider for this feature to function at this time. So, to begin, you need to open up the Your Phone app on your PC. How to set up and use the Your Phone app on Windows 10

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I didn’t find this feature useful at all as and Iphone user.  Hopefully android and windows phone users find this feature more useful.

How to uninstall the Mail app on Windows 10 (and then reinstall it again)

If you want to get rid of the built-in Mail app on Windows 10, we’ll show you how. On Windows 10, the Mail app comes with the Calendar companion, and together they offer the default experience to manage multiple email accounts and calendars on your device. Although the app offers a great experience for most users, it’s not for everyone. But if you try to remove it, the Settings app won’t allow let you because it’s a built-in app. Luckily, you can use the PowerShell command-line tool to remove the Mail app on Windows 10 permanently or reinstall it to fix sync and other issues. How to uninstall the Mail app on Windows 10 (and then reinstall it again)

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I personally do not recommend the Windows Mail app because it has been very buggy since it was released.  I suggest using Microsoft Outlook.  However if you use Windows 10 mail app and are having problems, This solution might help.