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Adelaide Techguy On Radio – w/c 29th Sept – Updated – For Windows 10

Windows 10 is coming in 2015

The New Windows Is Coming mid 2015 

  • Its called Windows 10 , so we have gone from Windows 8 to Windows 10 
  • It will run on all all devices from pcs , tablets and phones , tailored for each platform 
  • Windows 8 has not been a huge success and the business sector have largely avoided upgrading to Windows 8 , given that Windows 7 was so popular with it running 51% of pcs as against 13% for Windows 8 
  • A lot are still running Windows XP which is a recipe for disaster 

Features

  • The traditional start menu is back 
  • The search button is also back in the start menu 
  • For Windows 8 users those live tiles that update from the internet such as the weather app will no longer open in full screen 
  • While it will still be for touch devices like tablets it will run like a traditional computer for those that run on keyboard and mouse
  • The charms menu , where you moved your mouse into the top right hand corner of your screen and a menu appears , is going away 
  • You will be able to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 
  • Rumours are still circulating that it maybe a free upgrade 

Apple & iOS 8 

The update iOS8.0.2 is out and people with iPhone 5 and up and later model iPads should update as this solves multiple issues.

People with iPhone 4 should install with great caution at this time.

Bash / Shellshock – Security Vulnerability 

Affects macs and servers not windows systems 
Been surprised at the amount of attention this has received as it has been around for 20 years 
This is one where we have to rely on others to fix
Apple will release a patch for mac users

This is one where we have to rely on others to fix 

Tip Of The Week –  Skype

Another question I am always asked is “ Why do I receive calls from strangers on Skype ?
This is how to only receive calls from people in your contact list
Go to preferences in Skype 
Then open privacy
You will see a allow calls from anyone & receive calls to my Skype number from 
This should be set to contacts or known numbers

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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