Category Archives: Tech

Annoyance with Win10 and Samsung phones.

It’s a known, but for some reason, totally unfixable by either MicroSoft or Samsung (each are more interested in fixing the blame, instead of fixing the problem) Out of the blue, S9 and Win10 can’t connect, not unless you remove … Continue reading

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To be filed under "It wasn’t broken, why did you ‘fix’ it?

Audible, in their infinite wisdom (said in a very sarcastic tone), have decided to force all their subscribers to use the “Enhanced Audio” version only.  First, they did away with Format 3, which was ok with my old Treo Smartphone,  … Continue reading

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Dug out a fossil

In computer terms, it’s close to a fossil. My old Acer Aspire 5735 laptop.  It was relegated to the closet, not just because of it being limited with 4gb of ram, but because it kept overheating and shutting down. I … Continue reading

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Well, that’s annoying

It seems that after all these years of buying TopazLabs/Topaz software for photoediting, paying a premium price for “Lifetime updates”, the owners of the company have decided to go the subscription model. They sent out a smarmy email, with a … Continue reading

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It’s my computer, is it? Bull$hit!

After weeks of Corel support telling me it was my computer, or my other software that was preventing WinDVD12 to play disc folders, guess who just put out an updated that “Fixes known issues” My computer, huh?  Yeah, only because … Continue reading

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With Amazon support, you have a 50/50 chance

I found my old Windows 7 phone, and its spare battery, so decided to charge it up, and see what I can do with it over WiFi (no sim chip in it) It charged up very quickly and I started … Continue reading

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Ok, I gave Windows 10 a fair go

Close to 2 months, I used Windows 10 boot drive.   Stability; good.  Updates; too many, too annoying. Updates have a horrible habit of overwriting/removing anything you might have done. Nannyware/nagware; I so wish Microsoft would understand that people want to … Continue reading

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Wow, I remember when having a 10mb hdd was a lot of room.

Today, I got my fully functioning Windows 1903 (build 18362.239) that was on a small 500gb drive, onto a 2tb drive.  All is working. The only issue I had was RoboForm AI whining about it not being activated.  Seeing as … Continue reading

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I swear

Windows 10 has been installing more patches, cumulative updates and security updates than Windows 95, XP, or 7 ever did in the same time period.  Every time I turn around, another patch or update.

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Another computer, another Win10 update

Windows 10 updated on Wing‘s computer, and just like with mine, the latest update well and truly killed off Windows Media Center. At first, he kinda got upset with us about it, that he liked the computer the way it … Continue reading

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