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Windows 10 Update - Good, bad, and that ugly screen of death

Microsoft has been slowly rolling out their latest Windows 10 update with mixed results – good and bad. What’s bad about the latest release? Well, according to a Microsoft spokesperson, “This build was never intended to go out to Windows Insiders and may include issues that impact usability of your PC…”

Windows 10 Blue Screen of Death

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Social Media Activity May Prevent Acquisition of U.S. Visas for Foreigners

If you thought your social media activity was of no consequence, you might want to take time to reconsider a newer reality when considering traveling either out or back to the United States in the near future.

Providing the information is voluntary - but not doing so may cause a visa application to be rejected. * Photo credit: US Embassy Turkey"

Providing the information is voluntary – but not doing so may cause a visa application to be rejected. * Photo credit: US Embassy Turkey

Foreigners will now be provided the *option* of listing all their online screen names, aliases, personas and email accounts for the past five years. Bold letters on the form read, “Providing the information is voluntary - but not doing so Read more

DNC Hunting for New CTO

The Democrats are looking for a chief technology officer. Yah, if you’re a highly-qualified IT type who is certified about 12 ways to sunset with different security credentials and have a firm grip on what’s loose and running wild on our supposedly friendly internet … you could be up to the task and should get in contact with the folks at the Democratic National Committee. No! This isn’t a steeeeeeking commercial. It’s news! Serious news! :::and an evil grin slowly creeps across my face:::

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Google's Chrome to Include Ad Blocker?

Google made me do a doubletake when I saw a headline saying they were going to incorporate an ad blocker in Chrome next year. Wha-wha-what???!!! They’re kidding! Right? One of the computer world’s premier browsers is going to incorporate its own ad blocker?

Navegador crome

You betchya! And good on them! I’m hoping they go directly after the sites that permit pop-ups, pop-overs and pop-whatevers, but it probably won’t reach as far as I would like to see it go. I hate to go to a site that is loaded with bad script, auto-start videos ( and other video related sites excused), and when they start with the pop-over stuff – I’m looking for the nearest exit.

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Battle of Best Smartphone Apps - Android v iPhone - Where Less Is Best

This will likely spark a debate or two. Which smartphone is all around best? How about apps? Which brand has the best apps? Apple's iPhone? Any of the many Android versions? Having been an owner and serious user of both I choose...

Android Users Download More Apps - Spend Less

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