New Windows Features

New Windows Features,Especially For GMail Users

Last week, in our Boston computer service shop, we had a debate. It was about how good, or not so good, Windows 10 is. So my argument was, "They're doing better than other Windows services did". Hence, it looks like they're trying to do even better. Here are new Windows features, especially for GMail users. But don't expect this to happen overnight. The new Windows features will happen first to insiders, then to the general public. Furthermore, you'll see them [...]

The Guardian

The Guardian Cuts Ties With Facebook and Apple News

Since election night, there's been a lot of infighting between news organizations. And breaking up isn't so hard to do. But there is another breakup to report. The Guardian cuts ties with Facebook and Apple news apps. However, this one cuts deeper. That's because The Guardian was the first UK medium to embrace Facebook. They were also the first British medium to join the Apple News App. But two years later, all of that is over. A Guardian representative talked [...]

Facebook Passwords

Facebook Passwords: Facebook Helps Recover Password

You have password issues, don't you? Most of us do. In fact, if you're in computer repair, they're almost a guarantee. Facebook wants to change that. Facebook passwords: Facebook helps recover passwords. So yes, Facebook wants to help you recover passwords. But not just for your site. They also want to help you recover passwords for every site you need them. And in this day and age,  you need passwords for many, many websites. This came up at the F8 [...]

Nokia's Dream

Nokia’s Dream May Come True

Do you remember Nokia's heyday of the late 1990s and early 2000s? I say this because Nokia's dream might come back. Hence, meet the company HMD Global. They want to sell Nokia smartphones in the next decade. And lots of them. So Nokia's dream may come true. However, don't expect the phones of yesteryear. At a press conference, Nokia leaders talked about a different kind of phone. This new phone will run clean and popular versions of Android technology. This [...]

Imagination Tech Downfall

Apple Stock Causes Imagination Tech Downfall

Imagination Tech deals in semiconductors, chips, cloud, and other computer software and hardware. But they're dealing with an Apple bombshell. Apple is their biggest customer. However, Apple announced they are going to stop using Imagination Tech. Apple stock causes Imagination Tech downfall. So, how low are their stocks? As of today, their stock points are down around 70%. But why are they this low? Because Apple brings in over half Imagination Tech's business. That is what is causing the Imagination [...]

Goodbye Cookies

Goodbye Cookies: Delete Cookies From Web Browsers

Cookies aren't the biggest threat to your computer or device. But they can be annoying. Not only that, they can compromise your privacy. So, do you want to say goodbye cookies? Well, your friendly Boston computer service shop is here to do that (they sent me to write this article). Goodbye cookies: Delete cookies from web browsers. But first, I should explain what cookies are. They're small data files that track online activity. Sounds evasive, doesn't it? Then that's why [...]


The CIA Listens: Big Brother Era Arrives

Some time ago, I wrote an article about how Samsung TV spies on it's users. But apparently, I was just scratching the surface. According to WkiLeaks documents, the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) can turn most electronics into spying devices. Hence, the CIA listens: big brother era arrives! So, these phones and other devices have microphones. WikiLeaks reports the CIA exploits these microphones. Also, they seem to have documents to prove it. But wait. There's more. There's a program the CIA [...]

You Tube Cable TV
You Tube Cable TV

You Tube Cable TV: Another Choice

Millions tune to You Tube every day. It's almost as popular as television and/or streaming networks. But can you imagine You Tube cable TV? Consequently, you don't have to imagine it anymore. You Tube cable TV becomes reality. So Tuesday, You Tube introduced You Tube TV. For $35 a month, they will package and deliver streaming channels to your Internet. Then there's the cloud that lets you skip ads. I'm sure that's a selling point. But here's good news and [...]

Is The Smartphone Dying

Is The Smartphone Dying? Some Experts Think So

I read an interesting statistic. Around 77% of Americans now own a smartphone in 2017. In 2011, just 35% of Americans of Americans had smartphones. But some say this isn't good. Furthermore, others say the smartphone will be dead in five years. Is the smartphone dying? Some experts think so. So, some argue smartphone makers are running out of new ideas. Hence, in five years, there will be no more innovation. Think about it. Smartphones can do almost everything today. [...]

PayPal Phishing Scheme: BEWARE!

Last month we wrote about the Gmail phishing scheme, and it looks like that's not the only one to watch out for! News has been popping up all over the internet to watch out for the newest PayPal phishing scheme. Most phishing scams simply want to steal your login information to make changes to your account or steal your payment information but this one is proving more sinister. It seems the scammers behind the current PayPal phishing scheme are [...]

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