The New Bruceb Favorites Page Arrives On February 3

Bruceb Favorites

There are hundreds of friends and clients who use the Bruceb Favorites page as their browser home page.

I’m going to do something drastic that might leave you shocked and dismayed.

I’m going to change it.

On February 3, you will automatically be redirected to the new home for the Favorites page, www.brucebfavorites.com. […] continued

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Windows 8 Tip: Display Address Bar And Tabs In Full-Screen Version Of Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 11

Here’s a tip that might make it easier to get used to the Metro version of Internet Explorer that runs full-screen in Windows 8. After you upgrade to Windows 8.1, you have the option to always display the address bar and open tabs at the bottom of the screen.

Background  Internet Explorer has two completely different looks in Windows 8. […] continued

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The Latest Windows Tablet News

Microsoft Surface 2 & Nokia Lumia 2520

A few quick notes about recent developments in the world of Windows tablets.

Nokia Lumia 2520 Power Keyboard

Nokia released the Lumia 2520 before Christmas without an accompanying keyboard. It’s been an odd delay, since the keyboard is an important part of why Windows tablets are more of a productivity device than iPads or Android tablets. […] continued

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LogMeIn Kills Its Free Service

logmeinlogo4

LogMeIn unexpectedly announced that it is discontinuing its free remote access service. LogMeIn users have seven days to sign up for the expensive Pro premium service before the free version stops working. It’s an unwelcome bombshell for LogMeIn users.

LogMeIn’s free version has been free for so long that it feels like a birthright. […] continued

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Attacked by Advertising

Attacked by adware and advertising

Tech bloggers were in an uproar today when it was discovered that extensions to Google Chrome are being hijacked to insert unwanted ads onto web pages. It’s only a symptom of a deeper problem that will plague all of us this year: the hunger to deliver ads to your eyeballs is making advertisers more desperate and more willing to resort to subterfuge and deceit. […] continued

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Google Chrome, Windows 8, And Trojan Horses

Google Chrome OS

Windows 8 users who set Google Chrome as their default Internet browser are caught by surprise when it opens in a fullscreen Metro environment instead of running on the familiar Windows desktop. I’ll explain how that works below.

Today Google released Chrome version 32, which makes their strategy clearer. The new version makes the Metro version of Chrome a vehicle for running their faux operating system Chrome OS inside of Windows 8 – a Trojan horse aimed at taking down Windows from inside. […] continued

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The Tablet Takeover

It's a tablet world

The world is changing. Here’s an anecdote to help you understand just how fast it’s happening.

My wife was at a conference last week attended by a hundred medical and legal professionals. Each person had a device for viewing the speaker slides and taking notes.

Three of them, including my wife, had laptop computers. […] continued

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Evernote–It’s The Best Of Apps, It’s The Worst Of Apps

Evernote - the best of apps, the worst of apps

Evernote is a popular app that can hold all kinds of information and give you quick access to it on all your devices – computers, tablets, and phones. As its popularity increases, it has been getting more attention, for better and for worse.

Recent puff pieces in Time magazine and the New York Times leave the impression that Evernote is a miracle, the digital archive that can organize your life, the answer to all your problems. […] continued

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The Joy Of Ubiquiti UniFi Wireless

Ubiquiti UniFi wireless access points

UniFi wireless access points provide high performance, extended range, and a well-designed control panel. You can get reliable wireless coverage for large areas at prices that small businesses can afford.

You cannot imagine how satisfying it is to write that.

There has been a sharp divide for years in wireless networks. […] continued

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Happy Holidays From Bruceb Consulting!

Happy holidays from Bruceb Consulting!

Best wishes for a joyous holiday season! I hope your holidays are filled with family, friends, good food, time to reflect – and perhaps some cool new devices for you under the tree.

The past year in technology has been filled with turmoil:

—  A radically new look for Windows.

—  The shift by Microsoft and Adobe to subscriptions for Office, Photoshop, and Acrobat. […] continued

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Install LastPass 3.0.10 For Extra Stability In Internet Explorer

LastPass 3.0.10

The recent update to LastPass version 3 brought some new features and a refreshed look to the program, but it also brought a crop of new bugs and problems. There is an update to version 3.0.10 that might help Internet Explorer users, but you have to install it manually – as near as I can tell, it’s not being pushed out automatically yet. […] continued

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Don’t Forget The End Is Near For Windows XP (And Maybe For Windows 7 Too)

Say goodbye to Windows XP (and Windows 7)

Things change, whether you want them to or not.

END OF LIFE FOR WINDOWS XP

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP. If you’re still running a Windows XP computer on April 8, assume that it will be owned by the bad guys before the end of April. […] continued

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Please Click On The Amazon Link On The Bruceb Favorites Page (For The Children)

Not Andrew & Nate

At this special time of year, perhaps your thoughts turn – as mine do – to the truly meaningful things in life, like: What can you do to help Bruce have a happy Christmas?

There’s one easy thing. If you have any last-minute shopping to do at Amazon between now and Christmas, or between Christmas and New Year’s Day, or between New Year’s Day and any day in 2017, I would be pathetically grateful if you would click on the Amazon link on the Bruceb Favorites page. […] continued

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New York Times Introduces Today’s Paper Web App For Subscribers

New York Times - Today's Paper web app

The New York Times takes its role very seriously as the national newspaper and the last bastion of serious long-form investigative journalism. This week it introduced Today’s Paper, an attractive web-based layout of the contents of the printed paper for each day, available to subscribers to the print or digital editions of the Times. […] continued

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Why Is It So Difficult To Buy Windows 8 On A Business Desktop Computer?

Downgrade ahead - it's nearly impossible to buy Windows 8 on business desktop PCs

For reasons that I can’t comprehend, it is almost impossible to buy Windows 8 on many mainstream business desktop PCs.

Windows 7 beats Windows 8 market share gainsThe tech press finds it endlessly entertaining to chart the slow sales progress of Windows 8. The most recent collection of articles from last week trumpeted statistics about continued strong sales of Windows 7. […] continued

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