Microsoft has just opened their Windows Upgrade Offer website where, if you purchased a new Windows 7 PC after June 2, you can pre-order a $15 upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.
Just go to the site, select your county and follow the registration process. Beginning October 26, 2012, registered customers will receive an email with a promotion code and instructions for purchasing and
downloading the software. The promotion code can be redeemed during the upgrade ordering process to receive the promotional price
When I see news of a home invasion or an advertisement from a security company showing a burglar breaking into a home, I get a little nervous. It is obvious that you can not only be robbed of your possessions, but that you can be physically and emotionally harmed by a home invasion. That’s when I am reminded that home security is an important thing that most of us overlook.
Perhaps it’s because we don’t want to spend a lot of money. Perhaps it’s because we don’t want to spend the time necessary to look at all the security devices and home security systems that are available. In either case, you can use the web for your research. This will inevitably save you both time and money.
There are several websites that can help, including one called Home Security System Sales at http://www.homesecuritysystemsales.com. This website gives you information on all types of home security systems. They also have comparison of systems as well as for information on products that you can use for home security. You may also want to check out their area called Common Sense for Home Security. It is filled with security tips like the importance of good lighting and how to keep others from copying your keys.
I hate the fact that there are bad guys out there. I wish it weren’t so. Yet we have to live with the fact that burglars and bad guys are always out there looking for their next for victim. We need to do everything we can to protect ourselves.
Those of you who follow my writing know that I am an iPhone owner. The new iPhone that Apple just announced, the iPhone 3GS will have a few of the features that I’ve been longing for. I would love to have the voice-activation, the built-in compass, and the better battery life.
However, other new features like the faster processor, the improved camera, MMS, and the ability to capture video don’t mean much to me. The faster processor would be nice if I wasn’t stuck on the slow Edge AT&T network most of the time. A year ago, AT&T said that 3G service would be in my area very soon, but that hasn’t yet materialized. So for me, and thousands of others, AT&T charges us the same monthly fees, even though we can’t get high-speed service. For those of us in this position, it would be ridiculous for us to upgrade to the new iPhone 3GS because instead of the “S” standing for “speed”, we would find that it stands for “slow”.
I am not unhappy with my iPhone. In fact, I still think it is one of the best choices out there. The problem is that AT&T hasn’t kept promises of an expanded 3G network They charge exorbitant amounts for SMS messaging on the iPhone, and they delay rolling out new features so they can make more money.
I understand that when Apple announced the new iPhone, every time that AT&T was mentioned the crowd roared with laughter. Although the new iPhone will handle MMS messages (the ability to send and receive picture and video messages like text messages), AT&T will not support this until later this summer. Tethering, which is the ability to use a phone’s Internet to power the browser on a computer, will be supported by 29 carriers in 76 other countries, but evidently will not be supported by AT&T.
On top of that, since I am only one year into my AT&T contract, I would have to pay the full price for a new iPhone. So I won’t be upgrading my iPhone this year. My only hope is that by the time the next iPhone comes out Apple will have ended their contract with AT&T and the iPhone will be available from other carriers.