Category Archives: Photography

Selfie Deaths

Selfie deaths – a report. But I disagree strongly with the conclusion. It would only serve to affect the number of Darwin Award winners in a negative fashion.

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Microsoft Photos – Still a Disaster After All These Years

Our local village community organisation – Heelwegs Belang – is holding its annual New Year’s Reception today. I thought that I would make a slide presentation to run continuously during the reception and be displayed on a screen in the … Continue reading

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Facepalm Time Again

I see that Microsoft has at last introduced a much-requested feature into their Photos app for Windows 10. Unfortunately, this being Microsoft, the feature is half-baked and not useful. Let me explain. With the Fall Creators Update, the Photos app … Continue reading

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Search in Microsoft’s Photos App – Simply Not Good Enough

Another day, another rant at Microsoft. And once again, my despair is directed towards the team developing the Photos app in Windows 10. Ever since the Photos app had its debut in Windows 8, back in October 2013, it has … Continue reading

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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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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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Google Pulls the Plug on Picasa

I see that Google has announced that it’s pulling the plug on its Picasa product; both the online service and the Windows application. Frankly, I could care less about the online service, but I’m sorry to see that Google will … Continue reading

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