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June 30, 2014  11:36 AM

Google Ups Cloud Storage Ante

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Google Drive, Windows 8.1

Last week, I reported that OneDrive raised the ceiling on free storage, and that Google Drive was one of two other free providers (Copy.com is the other) to match their 15 GB storage allotment. I also reported that by signing up for Office 365, MS subscribers obtain a 1 TB OneDrive storage...

June 27, 2014  10:01 AM

Windows 8.1 Update 2 Coming Soon: No Big Changes Afoot

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 8.1

Those who follow the Windows OS rumor mill have learned over the past few years that when Russian "leaker" WZOR offers up information -- an identity carefully enough shrouded that nobody's sure whether it's a single individual or a group of like-minded Windows-heads -- it's usually worth checking...


June 23, 2014  11:28 AM

Bring Libraries Back to File Explorer in Windows 8.1

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Windows 8.1

I was looking at some screen caps in a utility from Sergey Tkachenko over at WinAero.com (for a nice little utility called This PC Tweaker) when I suddenly realized that the Libraries icon...


June 20, 2014  10:44 AM

You Always Pay Extra for the Last Step Up: Why Is That?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, laptop, Notebook, Tablet

I've been shopping around for a new laptop lately. There are lots of interesting choices out there, but I've noticed something very interesting about pricing. Let me illustrate: 1. MS

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June 18, 2014  11:45 AM

Making the Most of SSD Performance in Windows 8

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Desktops, Windows 8

Although Windows 8 versions do a much better job of accommodating and adjusting to solid state drives (SSDs) used for system/boot and other purposes as compared to earlier Windows versions, there are still certain ways to improve upon their default behaviors. As I recently worked through Les...


June 16, 2014  10:54 AM

The REAL Import of Mobile Computing

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Though this post wanders a little bit off topic -- it actually comes from an app built for iOS and the iPhone -- I just had to write about it because it underscores so much of the real value of taking more and better advantage of the computing power present in mobile devices. As I was taking my...


June 13, 2014  11:28 AM

Interesting Hiccup Upon Installing New Intel RST

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I'm a great fan of various web sites that track and announce new software and device drives. Two of my particular favorites include MajorGeeks and

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June 12, 2014  4:25 PM

OneDrive Gets a Makeover Amidst Latest Windows Updates

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops, OneDrive

Patch Tuesday has come and gone and along with it, my Windows 8.1 machines have picked up 20-26 new updates depending on what they've got installed (more MS applications generally mean more patches and fixes). One item of particular interest in the latest batch is summarized here:

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June 9, 2014  10:51 AM

Rufus Makes Short Work of ISO-based Updates

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Desktops

In the past few weeks, I've been involved in some BIOS updates and also with upgrading the firmware on a number of SSDs from makers including Samsung, Intel, OCZ, and Plextor. On a couple of occasions, the installation routine has called for converting an ISO to a bootable image so the computer can...


June 6, 2014  11:24 AM

Windows 8.1 Update: Ready or Not, the Deadline Is at Hand!

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Next Tuesday, June 10, is not only Patch Tuesday for the month, but also represents the point in time by which those running Windows 8.1 who get their updates from Microsoft Update or Windows Update MUST have applied the April 2014 Windows 8.1 Update patches to keep receiving patches and fixes for...


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