Today, October 5, Microsoft makes Windows 11, a new version of Windows, publicly available. Over the coming nine months or so, it will be available as a free update in Windows Update on computers everywhere running Windows 10. Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows 11 has taken only three months to go from first public announcement about a new version coming today to public availability and access to it. In those intervening three months, Microsoft has run a community testing … [Read more...] about Windows 11 makes its glorious public debut
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the infamous terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Today, people around the world will pause to remember 9/11 - that terrible day twenty years ago. Almost 3,000 people from 90 countries lost their lives when two hijacked planes were crashed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, causing their total collapse and the deaths of thousands, with another hijacked plane crashing into the Pentagon in Washington DC. A further … [Read more...] about September 11 remembered
If there were a product available right now that lets you connect your phone to your car to use Android Auto without a USB cable, would you go for it? I would, and did, with a simple yet powerful device called AAWireless that does just that - lets me use Android Auto in my car with the phone being connected wirelessly. I've been a huge fan of Android Auto for some years as the primary method of planning car journeys with Google Maps and navigating to where I want to drive: I follow the … [Read more...] about Review: AAWireless gives you wireless Android Auto in your car
How many emails are in your inbox? If the answer is thousands, or if you often struggle to find a file on your computer among its cluttered hard drive, then you might be classed as a digital hoarder. In the physical world, hoarding disorder has been recognised as a distinct psychiatric condition among people who accumulate excessive amounts of objects to the point that it prevents them living a normal life. Now, research has begun to recognise that hoarding can be a problem in the digital … [Read more...] about Digital hoarders: we’ve identified four types – which are you?
In the first episode in 2021 of our monthly Small Data Forum podcast, Thomas, Sam, and I discussed the big picture of Trump and what's next for him, Joe Biden and America post-Trump, and in the context of our predictions in episode 42 in December. Those predictions weren't that shabby, as it turns out. We considered what social media is: platform, publisher, or leech, which provoked some lively and trenchant opinion. We pondered the consequences and outcomes of the Capitol riots or … [Read more...] about SDF 43: The wearing away of trust
The bottom line summary from my review of the Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel laptop: Super light and thin clamshell laptop.Powered by an Intel hybrid Core i5 processor designed for smartphone-like battery life while running regular 64-bit Windows 10: handles with ease typical business applications such as in the Microsoft 365 suite, streaming video, participating in video conferencing with Zoom.Crisp, sharp and colourful 13.3" touchscreen display powered by Intel UHD integrated graphics. It has … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel review: laptop winner
Among the topics in this week’s FIR ZoomChat: What services companies have introduced during the coronavirus that may (or may not) still be around after it’s all over. Also, Sherrilynne Starkie shares what her museum clients are doing while nobody is allowed in museums, including virtual tours conducted by curators over Instagram Live. Watch Now (You can also listen to or download the MP3 file) [Updated June 4] We experienced a technical difficulty on June 4 that meant we couldn't … [Read more...] about FIR ZoomChat 10: Virtual Tours
The ninth weekly ZoomChat conversation with FIR hosts and listeners covered (among other things) how to make Zoom meetings more engaging. As with each of these informal and unstructured chats, we do them live via Zoom, recording each one as we go. You can join us live via Zoom (see below for how to do that); or, after the live event, watch the video on YouTube. Watch Now You can also listen to or download the MP3 audio file. Join us on Thursday May 28 at 1pm EDT / 6pm UK … [Read more...] about FIR ZoomChat 9: Zoom Better