Recent Articles In Personal Computing
September 11, 2019 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
One recent feature of Groupy that I appreciate is that I can now specify how long I keep one window on top of another to group them.  Originally, this was instant but I found myself often grouping windows when I didn't mean to.  I think I'll request a half second option just to be difficult.

www.stardock.com/products/groupy 

 
September 3, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Yet again insiders warned of processor spike and shortened battery life only to be ignored.

This time your bluetooth connection can be broken, as well all due to a botched update to Cortana.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/09/01/microsoft-windows-10-update-problem-cpu-performance-warning-upgrade-windows-10/amp/

 
August 16, 2019 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
Hey guys, there are 3 free softwares at BitDuJour today only!  Smart Defrag Pro, VideoProc (Win/Mac), and All My Notes organizer.

 

Just sharing the news!

 

https://www.bitsdujour.com/pc-download  

 

 
Stardock will be releasing Start10 v1.75 today which, amongst other things, adds dark mode support.  Start10 is designed to bring the Windows 10 start menu the full power it traditionally had.

I won't pretend to understand the UX team at Microsoft.  It will come as no surprise to those who have been following Microsoft and Stardock for the past twenty years that we've been pursuing often parallel visions of where the Windows desktop should go. When our visions diverge they tend to d...
I started out with BBSes back in the 80s. Fidonet and Usenet in the 90s. Forums and later Reddit.

My first BBS was for the Commodore 64.  

Where did you start?
July 19, 2019 by ALMonty on MontyXP
My laptop is running 8.1 and recently with all this hot weather in my area I went to use the Windows weather app and it told me that the app is currently unavailable. I know some the skinners have a triple boot, I would like to know if it's the same for everyone using 8.1. Works fine on 10 did they just remove it from 8? And where did they move?
July 12, 2019 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
That says it al.

Edge worked
One of my favorite features of my work machine is how silent it is.  I mean, silent.  Even  under pretty heavy loads it is really quiet. This means no overclocking but I know from experience that overclocking only presents modest improvements and frankly, I'd rather just buy slightly faster hardware that I run at spec (or even below) for quieter day to day operation.

The key features I have going are:

Corsair RM1000i power supply. I love this thing.A big heat sink (instead o...
So I recently got a 4K projector for my home theater.  It's a Epson Cinema 4010 and on paper, it's a 4K HDR projector.  I have connected it to my Apple TV 4K and that's when I started to realize that HDR is still not fully ready for prime time for most people.

Here's some background:

Color TV is in color...but barely.  We are used to it but it's actually pretty crappy.  Luckily, we don't realize how crappy it is until we see something like HDR which stands for High Dyna...
March 6, 2019 by kona0197 on Kona
I get these errors every time I try to install the latest Windows 7 updates. Google hasn't revealed much info to how to cure the issue, I've done everything I know how to do to solve it. Any ideas? I'm trying to install updates KB915597, KB4486563 and KB4486565. 
February 19, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Was culling my email and found this article with links to some truly great recovery/repair and restoration disks and tools.

Hope you never need them, but if you do, it's great to have one on hand.

 

Source:

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-best-rescue-disks-windows-system-restore/

 

 

 
February 6, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
In this day and age of massive data breaches, one runs to change passwords quickly, and perhaps without need.

The link above will put Password Checkup extension on Chrome. Imho, it's worth it because it "will automatically check whether your passwords have been exposed in a data breach. Once installed, the extension checks any login details you use — Google says “most” US sites are supported — against a database of around four billion usernames and passwords, and warns...
It’s no secret forums have seen a serious decline in recent years versus social media. Which is a shame because social media is so impersonal.

I think this year I’m going to focus more time hanging out here.
January 17, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Glad to share the link above with anyone getting fed up with Adobe's sharing apps for increasing subscription fees.

In the Lifehacker article, there are 27 free apps for just about any need.

 

Enjoy!
January 15, 2019 by kona0197 on Kona
My old 500GB Western Digital has been showing signs of dying so I went out and got a 256GB Mushkin Source SSD. What a joke. I see no improved boot up speeds on Windows 7, nor any other improvements over my old drive. Boot times and app start up times are the same. I have made sure TRIM is enabled and the SSD checks out OK. Muskin offer no software to help with speed on the SSD. Thoughts? I'm confused...