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Delivering, since 2001, up-to-date software, free downloads and reviews for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android.
Delivering, since 2001, up-to-date software, free downloads and reviews for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android.

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My office implemented both Meltdown and Spectre patches over the weekend…
In the previous weeks, both the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities have been making a great deal of news. At my office – a financial firm – a Windows shop running Windows 7 (like most of the business world), implemented Windows based patches this past weekend. The results, especially in some of our older hardware, haven’t been very good. Thankfully, those machines are non-critical, non-business systems: For example, those that are used to display presentations in a conference room during a meeting. Unfortunately, the performance on those machines is atrocious. They are nearly unusable...
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Why does the Performance on my iPhone Suck?

You’d be surprised by the answer (or at least you should have been)…
I’ve been an iPhone user on and off since 2008. I started with an iPhone 3G, which I ditched inside of three months because the bloody thing couldn’t take or make a call without dropping it at least – literally – a dozen times or more.
More recently, I’ve been dealing with a different iPhone problem. I’ve got iPhone 6’s and iPhone 7 Plus’ in my house. Since Apple’s whole “Batterygate” thing hit the news, things have been a bit crazy for nearly every iPhone owner I know of.
Case in point – I was recently contacted by a buddy of mine about this very issue. Apparently one of his wife’s friends was having an issue.
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It’s Supposed to be Compatible

There’s always a chance that something that’s supposed to work, won’t…
So, many – well most of you, actually – don’t know; but I was in a motor vehicle accident just after Christmas 2017. Someone lost control of their vehicle and smashed into the rear driver’s side door of my car on a very, busy US interstate highway during the evening rush hour, commute home. I spun out over three lanes of oncoming traffic and hit the wall, going about fifty (50) MPH (80.5 KPH), It wasn’t pretty; and I’m mending as well as could be expected.
http://ow.ly/oCaw30i3v2b
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Check for Windows 10 Updates
Quickly check for Windows 10 system updates with this handy how-to...
Sometimes, checking for updates on your Windows 10 PC can be a pain. You either have to swipe open the Action Center and then open Settings, or get to Settings through the Start Menu. Then, you have to scroll down to Updates and Security and click it. While this isn't a huge deal, it can be sort of a pain, as it involves a few steps.
There's actually a much easier way of taking care of manually checking for updates. This cool tip, however, is going to require you to make some modifications to your Windows 10 computer's Registry.
http://ow.ly/CZzs30hSfUc
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The Day the Internet Died
In an expected 3-2 party line vote, the FCC has voted to end Net Neutrality...
Well, this was disappointing; but not unexpected...
Today, the United States Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to repeal the Obama-era internet regulations aimed at insuring that the internet didn't have pay to access lanes for consumer oriented content. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai cast the landmark tying breaking vote, providing ISP's like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon the power to control what content consumers can access - http://ow.ly/62Qt30hMpko
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With Apple Watch Series 3, $10 Ain't $10
If you have an Apple Watch Series 3 with active LTE service, you're likely in for a nasty surprise.
Back when the Apple Watch Series 3 first launched earlier in the Fall of 2017, carriers promised that LTE service for your new Series 3 Apple Watch, would cost only $10 USD per month; and it does.
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FEATURE REVIEW – Unihertz Jelly Pro
The Jelly Pro takes on the Goliath's of the Android World with the smallest form factor since 2006 (or so)...
http://ow.ly/CQXY30hFbew
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Disable Fast Startup in Windows 10
This new feature in the Fall Creators Update is taking many by surprise…
If you’ve got the Fall Creators Update on your Windows 10 PC, then you’ve probably noticed a new feature that Microsoft is calling “Fast Startup.” The feature claims to improve the speed of your boot times, so you spend less time waiting on your PC to boot and more time working, being productive. Windows has this feature enabled by default, so if you’re using the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, then, you’re likely booting faster than you were before, and have likely noticed it.http://ow.ly/SYcg30ho7Z3
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Apple Watch can Save your Life
New studies suggest that owning an Apple Watch can identify potentially lethal health trends
I saw this, and I thought this was pretty cool.
http://ow.ly/1cY330hidhk
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Apple to Buy Shazam
There's an interesting rumor going around that Apple is going to buy Shazam for about $400M...
Shazam has been integrated into Apple's iOS since June of 2014 when it released iOS 8. While the deal between the two organizations is NOT finalized, its anticipated that the deal, worth approximately $400M USD could be announced as early as Monday, 2017-12-11.
http://ow.ly/qvys30hfeTa
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