Advertisements

tech geek today

  • Some more bad news for the Galaxy Note line: just over 10,000 batteries for the Galaxy Note 4 are being recalled for risk of overheating that could lead to burns or fires. This recall is a lot different than last year’s Note 7 fiasco. While that one affected every single phone and happened because of a design flaw, this one is far more limited and doesn’t even seem to be Samsung’s fault. Only phones refurbished through AT&T’s insurance program and handled by FedEx Supply Chain are impacted by the recall. Some of the refurbished phones apparently ended up with “counterfeit” batteries that include anomalies that could make them overheat. The Verge I am very glad to see them putting customer safety first but this does still not look good for the company after the recall issues on Note 7.
  • And no, neither is Microsoft, thanks very much While Windows roadmaps purportedly leaked to a blog last week appear to have a big hole in them where mobile should be, HP Inc tells us it has been assured by Redmond there are no plans to drop Continuum. HP is the sole major mobile vendor committed to the Windows Mobile Edition of Windows 10 and bet big on Continuum, the multimode “use-your-phone-as-a-PC” feature on which some of HP’s ambitions rest. The Register HP had their issues with computers and even spoke about one point getting out of PC business good to see them staying their course.
  • Users on 64-bit Windows who download Firefox will now get our 64-bit version by default. That means they’ll install a more secure version of Firefox, one that also crashes a whole lot less. How much less? In our tests so far, 64-bit Firefox reduced crashes by 39% on machines with 4GB of RAM or more. Mozilla This just makes sense you have 64 bit PC you should be running 64-bit apps.
  • Amazon.com Inc is rolling out U.S. pickup points where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes in its latest move into brick-and-mortar retail. The world’s largest online retailer has launched ‘Instant Pickup’ points around five college campuses, such as the University of California at Berkeley, it said on Tuesday. Amazon has plans to add the program to more sites by the end of the year. Shoppers on Amazon’s mobile app can select from several hundred fast-selling items at each location, from snacks and drinks to phone chargers. Amazon employees in a back room then load orders into lockers within two minutes, and customers receive bar codes to access them. Reuters Amazon is working very hard to try and offer same day or next day delivery for everyone. They are doing same day pickup at their book stores why not their food stores.
  • There are a few things that didn’t work so well in my quick test. Pictures from earlier in a chat with one of my co-workers failed to translate to the web — instead, I was told I had to view them on my phone. Allo’s little “slider” feature that lets you increase or decrease the size of text in chats is also unavailable, and you can’t make your own emoji like you can on Android. But the good news is that the most important features are all here and conversations sync quickly between multiple devices. That alone is enough to make Allo worth recommending, perhaps for the first time ever. I just couldn’t go back to a world where my chats weren’t synced across computer and phone, but that’s no longer a problem, at least for Android users. Google says that Allo for the web will be available for iPhone users before long. Engadget I will say it again Google is really pushing their messaging platforms hard.
  • Microsoft yesterday released a major update for its OneDrive app for users on iOS devices. The update has bumped the app to new version 9.1. The update is a major update and comes with lot of enhancements apart from the usual bug fixes. After the latest OneDrive update, iOS users can now scan all the pages they want and save them to a single PDF and also crop rotate or delete them. Users can now make any OneDrive or Sharepoint folder offline by just tapping on the folder. windowslatest I am glad Microsoft keeps moving OneDrive I like it better than Dropbox or Google Drive.
  • August 11, 2017

    Microsoft We stand behind Surface

    The Surface Team’s mission is and has always been to make devices that deliver great experiences to our customers and fans. It’s the motivation for everything we do, and we are proud of the Surface devices we have built. Microsoft With the amount of press, the consumer report got I think more than a blog post from Microsoft was needed.
  • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads. We know that power users have unique needs to run efficiently and we take the feedback we hear seriously. Much of that valuable feedback comes through the Windows Insider Program. Today we are very excited to announce a new edition of Windows 10 Pro designed to meet the needs of our advanced users deploying their Workstation PCs in demanding and mission-critical scenarios. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will be delivered as part of our Fall Creators Update, available this fall. Microsoft Not sure why Microsoft needs another SKU for Windows 10 no mention of price or features just that it works on high-end computers.
  • The NFL season is finally back! This year, you’ll notice Microsoft Surface showing off its versatility in some interesting new places during NFL games. In addition to the Sideline Viewing System that coaches and players use, there is a new way that Microsoft Surface will be transforming the game this season. Microsoft Looks like Microsoft and the NFL are gearing up for another season I am curious to see what happens with instant replay and medical staff using the devices.