Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Microsoft: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back – Again

Once upon a time, back in 2013, Windows had a feature called “Smart Files”. I found it very useful – I was able to use Windows Explorer to search all of the files stored in my OneDrive, even though the … Continue reading

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The Continuing Saga of Broadband Internet

It’s been 15 months since I blogged about the poor state of broadband internet in our area. In that time, steps both forwards and back have occurred, so I thought it would be useful to summarise the current state of … Continue reading

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The Lenovo YOGA Mouse

Lenovo has a wide range of computer accessories, and recently they sent me an example of the new Lenovo YOGA Mouse for me to review. Lenovo tells me that, up to the end of December 2016, North American users can … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft held a presentation in NYC yesterday and talked about both software and hardware. In software, the next major Windows update has been dubbed by Microsoft “the Windows 10 Creators Update” (being a grammar pedant, I note, with sadness, the … Continue reading

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Windows Essentials 2012 – the Bell Tools For Thee

Microsoft has announced that its Windows Essentials Suite will reach end of support on January 10, 2017. Not really a surprise, the software suite has had no upgrades at all over the past four years. Still, it will be sad … Continue reading

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Now It’s Amazon’s Turn

I often castigate Microsoft here on the blog for their seemingly boneheaded decisions. Now it’s Amazon’s turn in the spotlight of shame. I’ve been using their Kindle app for Windows 8 ever since it was launched back in 2012; never … Continue reading

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Media in the Home – The State of Play, part 2

A month ago, I summarised the state of play concerning the media systems we have in our home. Since then, I’ve made some changes, so I thought I should once again summarise how things look at the moment. The major … Continue reading

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