Are you up to date with Windows 10?

Win 10 BackgroundQuite a few things have happened with Windows 10 Operating System since you upgraded to 10 from whichever version you previously had on your computer, or you may have bought a new PC or laptop with Windows 10 already installed. Either way you may like to check if you are indeed up-to-date with the latest version.

The reason for doing that is partly for security and partly to get any new function in updates working for you and partly to correct any bugs in the previous iteration.

I do hope that you are using Windows 10 and upgraded when Microsoft two years ago offered to do that for you,

Continue reading

Advertisements

Clarke’s third Law and a bit of Magic

clarke-s-first-law‘Clarke’ refers to Arthur C Clarke, the British SciFi writer, who formulated 3 adages commonly known as ‘Clarke’s three laws’ of which the third law is the best known and most widely cited: ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic’.

It first appeared back in 1973 in one of his essays and as for the ‘magic’ he later said that while he “would have believed anyone who told him back in 1962 that there would one day exist a book-sized object capable of holding the content of an entire library, he would never have accepted that the same device could find a page or word in a second and then convert it into any typeface and size”.

Continue reading

The Format War

flatpanel TVAre you in the market for a new TV? And wondering what the latest innovations are all about? Because it hasn’t been an easy task to keep track of what the newer sets coming onto the market had to offer that was significantly different to your previous set.

You may well have wondered what 3D TV was all about, well forget it, never really caught on. Then there was 4K TV with 4 times the pixels of the 1080p format, supposedly so much better, but frankly the socalled advantages are imperceptible, even if you squint.

Continue reading

Disrupting our lives

digital-disruptionIt is not that technology has changed our lives, we can all agree on that, but more it is the speed with which our lives have been disrupted by the incessant and relentless changes that technology and innovation has brought about.

Time to get used to almost constant digital disruption is in short supply, and for an ageing population having to accommodate so many new ways and indeed many new demands on our brains and time will leave a proportion opting out, many more struggling with the new – mostly technology driven – changes, and others like members of SeniorNet bravely tackling the learning process and breaking down the barriers.

One of my more concerning thoughts is

Continue reading