The Downside of the FCC’s New Internet Privacy Rules

Posted by Joey Falgout on May 27, 2016 @ 11:52 pm
in Android, apple, internet, Windows |

There may soon be a new cop on the privacy beat — the Federal Communications Commission. Last month, the FCC issued a 150-page document proposing sweeping new rules and regulations for broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs). But in my analysis, this is not good news for those who genuinely care about promoting consumer privacy.

Read Larry Downes’ full story on The Harvard Business Review.

Microsoft walks a thin line between Windows 10 telemetry and snooping

Posted by Joey Falgout on January 7, 2016 in Windows |

There’s a mud-slinging contest underway in the tech press again, and it’s all about Microsoft’s data gathering — again. In particular, Yusuf Mehdi’s Windows Experience post, announcing that 200 million machines had used Win10 in the preceding month, includes details about Win10 usage — 44.5 billion minutes spent in Microsoft Edge, 2.5 billion questions asked […]

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has Serious Problems

Posted by Joey Falgout on January 2, 2016 in Windows |

Windows 7 runs on 55% of all the computers on the planet, but according to news this week that is actually a bad and potentially dangerous thing. Says who? Actually Microsoft. Speaking to Windows Weekly, Microsoft Marketing chief Chris Capossela explained that users who choose Windows 7 do so “at your own risk, at your own […]

App Santa now discounting over 20 popular iOS and Mac applications

Posted by Joey Falgout on December 23, 2015 in Windows |

In the past, app developers have used the term ‘App Santa’ as a marketing term for large discounts on apps from smaller developers. The apps are tailored towards new customers who are just getting into the iOS ecosystem. This time around App Santa includes popular apps like Tweetbot for Mac, Pcalc, Screens, Deliveries, and a lot more. […]

New subscribers can get three months of Google Play Music for $1

Posted by Joey Falgout on December 23, 2015 in Windows |

Today Google’s unveiling a few last minute holiday specials, with each focusing on a different section of the Google Play store. The most appealing is available exclusively to people who haven’t already subscribed to Google Play Music or YouTube Red. If you’re one of them (and live in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, […]

Google Begins Testing Password-Free Logins

Posted by Joey Falgout on December 23, 2015 in Windows |

Google confirmed this morning it’s now testing a new way to sign into your Google account without having to type in a password. Instead, those who have been invited to try this new method of logging in authenticate by responding to a notification sent to their smartphone. The idea is similar to Yahoo’s recently launched “Account Key,” which […]

Three reasons to hold off on Windows 10

Posted by Joey Falgout on July 29, 2015 @ 8:10 pm
in Windows |

Jump the line and get Windows 10 right now

Posted by Joey Falgout on July 29, 2015 @ 8:09 pm
in Windows |

8 Windows 10 settings you should change right away

Posted by Joey Falgout on July 29, 2015 @ 8:07 pm
in Windows |

Windows 10 Preview

Posted by bfalgout on June 16, 2015 @ 10:56 pm
in Windows |

Windows 10 is coming July 29, 2015. Check out Microsoft’s Windows 10 Preview.

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