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Windows 8.1 Update Highlights


Warning: The following review of the changes in Windows 8.1 is accurate but delivered in a cynical and tired manner that is disappointing from a seasoned Windows watcher.  Take the information but leave the attitude.

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By Woody Leonhard on April 2, 2014 in Top Story

The soon-to-be-released Windows 8.1 Update brings minor improvements that favor those using a mouse — in other words, most Win8 users.

Anyone currently on Windows 8.1 will want the update; those who still haven’t made the Modern plunge won’t be impressed.

Microsoft gives Windows 8 another “tweak”

I know it’s hard to believe, but Microsoft released Windows 8.1 just this past October. At the time, that version seemed like a desperate attempt to placate traditional mouse users — essentially every Windows user without a touch screen — who balked at the full-screen–centric, tile-based, “Modern” UI. (For more on Win8.1′s key features, see the Sept. 19, 2013, Top Story, “Touring through the final Windows 8.1.”)

Some of the folks in Redmond genuinely felt that Version 8.1 would compel the hordes of recalcitrant Windows 7 users to download the new OS — and live happily ever after in the new Windows paradigm. That

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Podcast 1409 3/1/14: Mobile Moves and Civic Hacking

Show Notes:

Where is Mobile technology heading and what is happening to our data?

jeff ingalsbeProfessor Jeff Ingalsbe, University of Detroit/Mercy puts some of the recent advances in mobile technology showcased at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain  in perspective and explores the threats to our privacy that come with these advances.

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Civic Hacking: Local Tech Tackles the Big Issues

Matt HampelMatt Hampel of Code for Detroit Brigade shares the vision of this group of  technologist who want to solve practical problems for Detroit by tapping into the vast resources of the Motor City’s growing tech savvy population.  Eating the elephant one bite at a time! ;-))

Code for Detroit Gathering, Thursday, March 6, 2014 6-8 PM (at Grand Circus )

Projects:  TextMyBus,  Detroit Wiki, Detroit Future City

MiTechNews Report

Mike Brennan

The MiTechNews Report is a weekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and  publisher of which focuses on technology headlines and the impact of our tate’s growing high tech sector. MiTechNews Report is brought through the support of:

  • ITA and New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.  New Horizons is  offering deep discounts for the sign up classes by March 10.
  • ITC, the nation’s largest independent

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