Microsoft just announced Windows 10—and it's an embarrassment. Don't misunderstand: I haven't used the latest version of Microsoft's flagship operating system yet. And, in fact, I can't wait to use it. I expect it will be fantastic, a true return to form for Redmond, and exactly what the PC industry needs in its current time of trial. But everyone at Microsoft, and for that matter everyone who's followed the company's shambolic path the last couple of years, should be ashamed at what Windows 10 represents: a near-total backtrack of the catastrophe that was Windows 8—all without ever admitting its error. For die-hard desktop users like me, it was obvious right out of the gate that Windows 8 was a debacle. The consumer preview of that operating system, I wrote at PCMag.com's sister site ExtremeTech in 2012, was looking bad enough to drive me to Linux. Then, not too long after, I underwent a powerful emotional catharsis when I uninstalled it. Stupidly, I gave it another chance … [Read more...] about Windows 10 Is What Windows 8 Should Have Been
Burned windows 7 dvd wont boot
If any device were built for Windows 8, it's the Surface. The Surface is the standard-bearer for Windows 8. It's the benchmark that Microsoft hopes will inspire the OEMs to produce a range of highly desirable Windows devices. It's the machine against which all other Windows 8 machines will be compared. And it's the machine that Microsoft said it had designed explicitly for Windows 8. But the company's June event in Los Angeles to announce the two Surface tablets was more than a little strange. While Microsoft making a PC might seem sufficiently momentous to deserve an event all of its own, it apparently was not. Instead, the company spent a fair bit of time talking not about the Surface tablets themselves, but, of all things, their keyboard covers. This seemed a little odd, but it was easy to think, at the time, that Microsoft was simply trying to capitalize on an obvious trend in the iPad sphere. Add-on keyboards are popular iPad accessories, and they greatly enhance the iPad's … [Read more...] about Is Surface Microsoft’s confession that Windows 8 isn’t really cut out for tablets?
close Video Hero saves man from burning car in Connecticut Raw video: According to The Stafford Fire Department No. 1 Inc., a security camera captured video of Edward Cyr rescuing another man from a burning car. A Connecticut man is being hailed a hero after dramatic video shows the moment he helped pull a helpless driver from a burning vehicle earlier this month. The Stafford Fire Department, a small town on the northern border of Connecticut and Massachusetts, posted a video to Facebook showing the dramatic moment that Edward Cyr pulled over to help save a man from a burning car on Nov. 1. MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGES OFFER FREE TUITION TO CHILDREN OF FIREFIGHTER WHO DIED HELPING CREW ESCAPE “[On] What looked to be a basic night out for dinner with his wife, Edward Cyr performed a very heroic act,” Chief David Lucia said in the post. The aftermath of a car fire in Stafford, Conn., where a driver pulled over to pull a man out of the burning … [Read more...] about Connecticut man pulls over to rescue driver from burning vehicle: ‘Words can’t describe this act’
The eighth major version of Parallels Desktop for Mac will be generally available on Sept. 4, with greater integrations between the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. While Parallels’ virtualization software can run just about any modern operating system on the Mac, a company announcement today focuses on the new features that make running Windows applications more convenient. Some examples: Mac-native dictation present in OS X Mountain Lion will work in Windows applications. Websites can be opened in Internet Explorer with one click (for those times Safari or other browsers on the Mac aren’t working right). An easier way to drag and drop e-mail attachments involves moving “files from the desktop onto the Dock icons for Outlook and other Windows e-mail clients to attach and share them.” Bluetooth connections to multiple devices can be shared across Windows and Mac. Windows applications will also be integrated into the Mac’s Launchpad and Notification … [Read more...] about Mac and Windows work better together in latest Parallels desktop app
Hotel Chocolat's missing Chocmobile ice cream truck has been found by officers this morning burnt out less than 30 miles from where it was stolen. Bedfordshire police officers discovered the customised Mercedes Sprinter van in Kempston Hardwick, on the outskirts of Bedford. Hotel Chocolat boss Angus Thirlwell had previously offered a reward of free chocolate for five years and a tour of the chocolate factory, in return for information on the missing van. One of the suspected thieves is caught on CCTV as the Chocmobile is stolen from the company's headquaters in Royston, Hertfordshire The ice cream van, which also serves hot chocolate, brownies and coffee, was stolen from the company's secure car park and was then found burned out 30 miles away near Kempston Hardwick in Bedford He made the promise over social media, where he first highlighted the van's theft two weeks ago in the hope of recovering the vehicle unscathed. The van, which visits festivals and conferences selling the … [Read more...] about Hopes of free chocolate reward melt away as police reveal Hotel Chocolat’s missing Chocmobile ice cream truck has been found burned out 30 miles from where it was stolen
Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick has reiterated the federation’s desire to give the Super Falcons the best of preparations for the FIFA Women World Cup next in France. The Super Falcons have dominated the African continent for years, but have yet to translate that into the global scene. Pinnick, indicated that is about to change as the NFF remains focused on giving the nine-time African Women Cup of Nations champions a lift. “We aren’t going to France to make up the numbers of participating nations, but to play and make a respectable impact. “As you know, there are only two free windows before the World Cup, but we decided that instead of playing friendly matches the team will embark on an invitational tournament to boost their preparations. “I can confirm to you that come January 14 next year the team will be heading to Asia where they will play the likes of Korea who happen to be in our group, China and Canada who are amongst … [Read more...] about 2019 FIFA WWC: Super Falcons won’t make up the numbers in France, Pinnick assures