February 24th, 2016 by Pamela Michael
We recently posted some information for those considering upgrading to Windows 10. At the end of that blog, I made mention to the fact that Windows 10 is pretty aggressive when it comes to collecting your personal data by default.
If you’ve chosen to upgrade to Windows 10 using the Express Install, you might want to take a few moments and review the default privacy settings and make a few adjustments.
Simply hit the Notifications icon in the lower right of your screen, then click All Settings, then Privacy.
From here you can choose to update a myriad of settings and features, most of them pretty self-explanatory. For those with questions, however, here is a bit more information and a few suggestions for tweaks in some of those tabs: Read the rest of this entry »
February 16th, 2016 by Jennifer Lough
Previously we promised you a dissection of the cloud, and with good reason. Not only can the concept of cloud computing be confusing, so can all the cloud computing terms that go along with it!
In the aforementioned previous blog, I mentioned Microsoft Azure, so we’ll start there (no significance. I just needed a place to start).
The Wikipedia description: a cloud-computing platform and infrastructure for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of data centers. Read the rest of this entry »
February 9th, 2016 by Jennifer Lough
Despite all talk of airspace and no-fly zones, owning pieces of the sky is easier said than done. Fortunately, acquiring your own personal piece of computing cloud is far easier than a piece of real cloud (those little scoundrels never seem to stay in one spot). Granted, you might not need or want your own cloud, but it’s always good to know you have options. And, to use one of those grossly overrated clichés, sharing is caring. Nothing wrong with a little public cloud. Just the same, it’s always good to know the difference. Read the rest of this entry »