Archives for Windows 10

Podcast 1818 5-4-18 The Gary, Ed and Cal Show and Caston Thomas


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1611 LTU Summer Camps, Windows 10 forced upgrades and the Nain Rouge


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Windows Vista and Windows 7 Had a Baby! Windows 10!

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Hour 1

Microsoft’s Last Great OS Arrives!

After much hoopla, suspicious press and endless previews, Windows 10 was released into the wild on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Lo and behold, they came, they downloaded and they installed…and it was good, or at least much better than most everyone had expected.

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This week our panel of experts represent four different perspectives on the Win 10 download and install.

Gary Baker

Gary Baker waited  until Saturday, Aug. 1 just hours before the show to download his copy of Windows 10.  He is normally pretty skeptical about installing something as major as an OS without a lot of other people pioneering the process but felt that this time the odds were in his favor.

 

 

Shane Hamelin, CompuQuest Tech ExpertShane Hamelin has spent all week long installing Windows 10 on more than 20 different computers at his store CompTech Services in Sterling Heights.

 

 

 

Cal Carson is our Apple expert who runs Windows 10 inside a virtual machine on his MacBook Air. His work with US Figure Skating competition require that special software work perfectly with the new OS.

 

 

 

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Rick Broida & Windows 10: To Touch or Not to Touch

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Hour 1

King of Cheapskates Joins Feisty Panel

rick broidaOnce a month Rick Broida, noted cheapskate columnist, joins us in studio to talk about some of the latest cost saving/shaving issues.  This time around we have a rowdy panel of tech experts to challenge him.

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Gary Baker

Gary Baker, the original Internet Advisor, and co-founder of the show.

 

 

 

Ed Rudel

Ed Rudel, our right hand tech expert and uber-tinkerer.

 

 

 

Cal Carson serious photoCal Carson, Gandalf the Grey of computing and Mac Expert.

 

 

 

Bill Carver

Bill Carver, “The Guy” you call when you have trouble at Quicken Loans HQ.

 

 

 


 

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Hour 2            Answering Listener Questions

“Remember: The only dumb question … is the one you don’t ask!”

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10 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 – Microsoft releases a 45 second video detailing 10 reasons to take advantage of the free


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Windows 10 Mystery Icon Arrives

 

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Hour 1

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Windows 10 Official Launch Date Arrives Along with Mystery Icon

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July 29, 2015 is the official date for the distribution of Microsoft’s next major OS: Windows 10. Ed Rudel will lead the discussion on some Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows 10 upgrade, in particular what the heck that mysterious white window in your System Tray means!

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How to Make an ISO file from the Windows 10 Upgrade

Will your PC run Windows 10? Use the official compatibility checker to find out!

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Apple’s WWDC Opens June 8

Cal at stand mikeCal Carson will have the rumored highlights of what has typically been Apple’s “really big show”, the 2015 World Wide Developers Conference, this coming week.  Will Apple TV finally get the makeover it has desperately needed?  Will the world catch the beat of Apple’s uber music service? What new tricks will appear in iOS 9 for the world of Apple’s digital devices?  Answers await.

 

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Crawford County Recognized for Broadband Connection

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The Ghost Icon of Windows 10

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What in the world is this ghostly icon doing in my Launch Tray?

That is the question that millions of Windows users are asking themselves and Ed Rudel has the answer.  During the first hour of our podcast Ed is going to explain what this icon stands for, how it got there ane what that means for your computer.

 


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Podcast 1519: The Gadget Guy Answers the Big Question & Listener Q & A

 

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Hour 1

Rick Broida the Gadget Guy and legendary Cheapskate answers:

The Big Question: What should I buy to replace my aging PC before Windows 10 arrives?  PC or Laptop?

Don’t miss this rousing discussion that is being repeated everywhere as the deadline for the launch of Windows 10 approaches in the summer of 2015. Rick Broida wants to replace his mother’s aging computer and Foster Braun needs to replace his wife Ginny’s aging, refurbished Core Duo PC to make the move to Windows 10. New desktop or laptop?   Is cheapest best?  Do you trust brand names?  Will a “new” out-of-lease or refurbished device fill the bill?  How do you buy for the future but keep within a budget?  All questions that we will tackle with the Gadget Guy, Rick Broida.

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Podcast 1518: Who’s Afraid of Windows 10?

 

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Hour 1: Who’s Afraid of Windows 10? Ready or not here it comes!

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Microsoft aims to have Windows 10 on 1 billion devices.  Will yours be one of them?

Shane Hamelin, CompuQuest Tech ExpertShane Hamelin works at CompTech Services in Sterling Heights, MI and day by day he deals with the complaints and fears about changing from aging, broken down, corrupted Windows XP machines to new computers often because of the horrible reputation that Windows 8 has justifiably earned.

In today’s show,  Shane and his fellow tech experts Gary Baker, Ed Rudel and Cal Carson  tackle some of the big issues that may determine Microsoft’s future:

Getting over the fear of windows 8

Learning to love Windows 10…it will be everywhere!

The Cloud? What is it, why is it important.


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In the last 30 days Microsoft has held two conferences that are potentially the key to their future.

 

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The Build Conference, San Francisco, CA

Like WWDC for Apple and the Google I/O Conferences, this was Microsoft’s pitch to developers to get them designing applications that would take full advantage of the new …


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4 new things we learned about Windows 10 from Microsoft Build 2015 – CNET

by   @jparkerCNET /April 29, 2015 11:18 AM PDT

As expected, Windows 10 got some face time at Microsoft’s Build 2015 event in San Francisco, and Joe Belfiore took the stage to go over several of its newest features.

Belfiore brought attention early to how Windows 10 is bringing back the Aero Glass theme fromWindows 7, showing that good ideas from the past have not been forgotten.

But what received a greater crowd reaction was the updated Windows 10 version of the Start menu. Removed in Windows 8, the new OS will bring back the Start Menu in the lower left corner, but will also show live tiles to the right of the regular functions as a way to keep both interfaces intact.

A new function dubbed Windows Spotlight gives your lock screen a dynamic, regularly updated background with personalized information and fancy wallpaper images. You can interact with elements in the background and it works as a reminder for Windows services you may not have tried. For example, Spotlight will identify apps and features you haven’t used yet, such as the Surface stylus, and offer up a lock screen advertisement of sorts for an app such …


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Microsoft to add ‘enterprise grade’ biometric security to Windows 10

Summary:At the WinHEC conference in China today, Microsoft showed off a new biometric authentication feature called Windows Hello. The ambitious technology, which uses fingerprint and iris recognition to replace passwords, will debut in Windows 10 devices later this year.

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For years, biometric authentication has been a sci-fi staple. Bits and pieces of biometric technology already exist in popular technology, most notably the TouchID fingerprint sensors used on late-model iPhones and iPads.

With Windows 10, coming later this fall, Microsoft plans to go big with biometric technology. The new OS will introduce system support for biometric authentication, the company says, “using your face, iris, or fingerprint to unlock your devices … with technology that is much safer than traditional passwords.”

At the WinHEC conference in China today, Microsoft executives showed off the new feature, called Windows Hello. At first glance, it sounds like Microsoft’s response to TouchID — biometric authentication that can use a fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor, or other biometric sensor to provide instant access to a Windows 10 device. Show your face or touch a finger, Microsoft says, and you’ll be


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