10 Sep 2015

10 Reasons Why You Should Not Upgrade To Windows 10

2017-05-16T17:17:44+00:00 September 10th, 2015|New Technology|Comments Off on 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Upgrade To Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10, I discovered a bunch of shortcomings…

10. OneDrive placeholders no longer supported.  What?  How do you now use that 1 TB cloud storage you planned on using as virtual storage for your MS Surface?

9. Search in Windows 10 Start is slower

8. Battery system tray icon no longer lets you switch power plans.  It’s now embedded several clicks in the UI.

7. All of a sudden, my monitor overscanning stopped working.

6. If you set OneDrive to not start upon Windows 10 startup, good luck figuring out how to start OneDrive manually (hint: look for OneDrive.exe in Programs)

5. Edge is Win 10’s new browser, but it doesn’t support all SharePoint capabilities like “Open with Explorer”, and guess what…you can’t install another IE version (clever IE download site confirms you already have the latest version)!

4. OneDrive folder selection won’t let you proceed unless it thinks you have enough free disk space, even though existing disk space is used by previously-synced OneDrive files.

3. Media Center is gone from Windows 10.  No longer available.

2. Mounted VHD in Windows 10 keeps randomly unmounting (worked for years with Win 7 – 8.1), and then OneDrive cannot complete synching if the mounted drive is not available long enough.

 

And the #1 reason why I should not have upgraded to Windows 10 is….

1. Where’s the benefit?  I see zero advantages over Windows 8.1, only regression.

 

The good news (if you upgraded) is that you do have 30 days to revert back to previous version of Windows (7-8.1).  Click on Start > Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Go back to Windows xx.

10 Sep 2014

Apple “iWatch”

2017-05-16T17:35:57+00:00 September 10th, 2014|New Technology|Comments Off on Apple “iWatch”


It’s hard to know with what to be more impressed — the watch, the technology, the design, the demo video, even the product videography that went into the video is amazing.  Apple still has it after Jobs — albeit, clearly, this product has been in development for years.  What I find myself wondering, is how many things will this disrupt?  I cringe for watchmakers (which have taken a beating from smartphones already) and fitness specialty watches.   Will this cannibalize, a bit, even smart phone usage?  With payment, what will I do with my Coin, which I haven’t even received yet, let alone the phone payment options?  Although…you still need an iPhone to use this iWatch.  “Unfortunately”, I have an Android device, so I find myself wondering, who will/could develop a device even close this cool?  Samsung?  HTC?  Well, maybe some cobbled subset given enough time.  Until then, I live with my Ironman and Tissot trusted timepieces, (who uses those anymore?)   The “iWatch” looks pretty cool, but I did buy an Apple Newton back in the 90’s.  We’ll see.