Category: Software

Is Windows 10 Spying on Us?

There has been an uproar over the Privacy settings in Windows 10 with many folks accusing Microsoft of spying and sharing personal information of Windows 10 users.  I don’t believe that these accusations are valid. I give my opinion in my Compu-KISS article “Is Windows 10 Spying on Us?

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Edge – Microsoft’s New Web Browser

Yes, Microsoft has finally replaced their old bloated Internet Explorer web browser. The new browser which will come with Windows 10, is called “Edge”. This is aptly named because it is much sharper than Internet Explorer. As a matter of fact, it is better in almost every way.

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Windows 8.1 Preview is Here

Microsoft is in the process of improving Windows 8 and making it easier to use. I was able to recently take a look at Windows 8.1 (also called Blue).

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Will My Old Apple Device Run iOS 7?

Apples new mobile operating system iOS 7 will be available this fall as a free update for Apple mobile devices. Of course, not all older Apple devices will be able to use iOS 7, but most of the newer ones will. Here is a list of the iOS 7 compatible devices. You will see that I’ve listed model numbers after the versions. If you don’t know what version of a product you have, just grab a magnifying glass and look at the back of the device for the model number.

  • iPhone 4, 4S, 5 or later. (A1349, A1332, A1387, A1428 and A1429).
  • iPad 2, iPad Retina or later, and all iPad Mini devices (A1395, A1396, A1397, A1416, A1430, A1403, A1458, A1459, A1432, A1454, A1455, and A1460).
  • iPod Touch 5th generation devices (A1421)

 

Apple’s New iOS 7 Will Make Your Apple Device Better Than Ever

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ios 7

The biggest announcement at this week’s Apple developer’s conference was the announcement of a new operating system for Apple’s mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. iOS 7 will have a new cleaner look and plenty of new functionality. Siri will be smarter and you will have the option of using a male voice as well as the current female voice. There will be an activation lock to deter thieves and the photo app will be improved with filters and in-app editing.

Two new features that I applaud are the ability to get to the settings menu by swiping up with your thumb and the fact that now app will update automatically. There will also be a big update to Safari. In fact, if you have a compatible device, you will have a lot to look forward to with iOS 7. It will be available as a free update this fall.

Yahoo! Mail Will Now Scan Every Email

If you are a Yahoo! Mail user and you just got a notice that you would have to upgrade your Yahoo! email, please realize that this means that Yahoo will now be scanning your email to deliver advertising.

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Angry Birds with Friends

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abf feature image

The popularity of Angry Birds combined with the draw of games like Words with Friends that allow you to pit your game play against your friends, have brought us a new game called Angry Birds Friends. The most amazing thing is that this version is free for owners of both Apple and Android mobile devices. If you like Angry Birds and you are the competitive type, this may be the game for you!

If you aren’t familar with Angry Birds, check it out. If you don’t have a smart phone or tablet, you can even try Angry Birds on your PC.

iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/angry-birds-friends/id555936735?mt=8

Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirdsfriends


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