Are the days of Windows gone?

Windows used to be a great operating system. Even with the major flaws present during the era of Vista it managed to fix mostly all issues surrounding user complaint. Yet is Windows slowly being pushed from behind into almost certain doom?
Stocks are falling, people are losing faith and Windows 8 is such a hybrid, never truly working on a tablet as it should have because of the super-small buttons, but less desktop friendly than they could have ever imagined. In many ways Windows has failed to find a user base, evident through the failing Windows phone line.
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“Acquiring preemptive knowledge about emerging technologies is the best way to ensure that we have a say in the making of our future.” — Catarina Mota

“Acquiring pree…

“Computers get better faster than anything else ever. A child’s PlayStation today is more powerful than a military supercomputer from 1996.” — Erik Brynjolfsson

“Computers get …

“We’re putting all of our energy into making it right. And we have already had several software updates. We’ve got a huge plan to make it even better. It will get better and better over time. We screwed up. That’s the fact.”

TIM COOK, Apple CEO

Apple Maps was always destined to fail… no amount of updating can fix that – face the facts Apple.

“We’re putting …

4 Reasons Not to Install Predator

Predator is a chunk of software designed exclusively for Windows – and perhaps those who want the novelty of acting like Agent 007. But, in all honesty, that is this software will ever be – a novelty. And, correct me if I’m wrong, a novelty is simply something that seems great at first, but slowly wears off to become something of a nuisance the more you use it.

Predator

Predator

Now your probably wondering what Predator does, or why it is a novelty. Well… remember how in all of your crime show movies the protagonist has a USB drive or some other key that they simply plug in their computer to unlock it… well that’s what Predator is. It stores a small file (or key, as it likes to call it) onto your USB, and when that file is not longer located on that USB then it locks your computer. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? It also disables the keyboard, mouse and other hardware for a period of time when the USB is removed. And to top this all off, if you somehow lose your USB drive, then you can manually access the computer by typing in a password by enabling the keyboard by pressing the spacebar numerous times. Oh, did I forget to say that it logs all entries and play an alarm if the password is incorrectly put in?

Still sound cool? Well…

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VM-Ware

Have you ever had the feeling where you wish you had another computer, perhaps just to test things on or install viruses for the fun of it? I sure know as hell that it would be useful to have. Perhaps you might have wanted to download Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview, you were so close to hitting that download button until you read the fine print, something along the lines of having to reinstall windows at a later date? Continue reading

We’ve Changed!!!

As you can probably tell by reading this post, the site theme has changed. I hope it looks a lot better as I do. Sorry for any inconveniences, but personally, it looks that much better 🙂

Setting up a Windows Homegroup

Many windows users with multiple computers would like to use a home network, although many ultimately believe that home networks are in fact highly demanding and costly.

Common misconceptions about home networks are:

-networks take a lot of time to setup and are therefore not worth the hassle
-additional, costly, hardware is required for the network to run smoothly
-they require a lot of programming knowledge in order to use
-one must change a lot of settings in order to use it

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The Never Ending Battle of Best Buy

It has come to my attention that we are always striving to find the best that we can have, whether that product incorporates technology or is simply a product from another range. We always think that we should get the best, and everything until we find that miraculous product is obsolete. We think that anything but the best will do. But then we take that product home and realise.

We begin to realise that if we had gotten any of those products that we were looking at that we would be happy. That the device, whether it be a camera or computer, would have been satisfactorily. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t research your purchase, I’m just saying to have a look at different products in different lights. It is probable that you will eventually find some product that will not suit your needs, and that for the most part you will be happy with your purchase.

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A Definition of Smart

“It’s an elusive concept. There’s a certain sharpness, an ability to absorb new facts. To walk into a situation, have something explained to you and immediately say, “Well, what about this?” To ask an insightful question. To absorb it in real time. A capacity to remember. To relate to domains that may not seem connected at first. A certain creativity that allows people to be effective.”

Bill Gates