Is Someone Else Using My Microsoft – Apple – Google – Facebook Account ?

Microsoft , Google , Facebook , Apple all can show you where and what devices you are signed into.

Why is this a great thing ?

Well if you are having issues with your account and wonder if someone else has access to your account ( they may know your password).

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The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Is Out – My Thoughts

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is out now and will arrive on most peoples Windows 10 computers now or shortly. First it is a big update and took several hours – just over 2 and a couple of reboots to get everything installed , so that after the first successful installation , check Windows update again as you will find there maybe other updates. I have not had an issue with the Fall Creators Update but have read of some issues with things such as the start menu. This article may help: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update problems: how to fix them Take note of the comment on antivirus issues. Windows Defender is also “beefed up” in the update with some real benefits to protect you against including the anti-ransomware feature called Controlled Folder Access, which is also available through the Windows Defender Security Center, under Virus & Threat Protection Settings. When this feature is enabled, only approved apps can access Windows system files and data folders so if you were to infect your system through an email your files would be protected. Edge has also improved , remember Edge is the successor to Internet Explorer even though it is… Read More

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Dictate – Speech Recognition For Microsoft Office

Would you like to dictate with your voice to Office but cannot afford software like Dragon then try Dictate a Microsoft Garage Project that you can download and install on your Windows computer and will install in your Office programs Outlook, Word and PowerPoint – and it is FREE Dictate Features Supports more than 20 languages for dictation Real time translation to 60 languages Commands like “new line”, “stop dictation” and “enter” to give more control while dictating Two modes of punctuations: Auto and manual for English Visual feedback to indicate that speech is being processed Dictate has the following commands available (English) New Line: Takes cursor to new line Delete: Removes the last line you dictated Stop Dictation: Terminates the dictation session Full stop or period: Types period character (.) Question mark: Types (?) Open Quote: Types (“) Close Quote: Types (”) Colon: Types (:) Comma: Types (,)

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The Last Time I Pre-Order A Product From Microsoft

I talk and write about tech for a living and buy all the new products that I consider people , listeners and clients will want to know about. So back in May I ordered the Surface Laptop , Microsofts new product and waited for this week to arrive. The Surface laptop went on sale on Friday in major stores such as Harvey Norman and is available but my Surface laptop was nowhere to be seen , it had arrived in Adelaide at DHL early Friday morning and was forwarded for delivery as the screenshot will show. So late friday afternoon I went to the DHL facility in Adelaide to ask if I could pick it up as according to the paperwork it should have been there to be told that they do not deliver to my area and had passed it off to StarTrack and it would hopefully be there by tuesday. According to my advice on my Microsoft account it however was still with DHL. So I sit and wait. You preorder a product to get it on a particular day – release day – Apple do this very well – never had an issue with Apple and their… Read More

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Stop Downloading The Mystery Solution To Fix Your Computer

Many people over the years would have looked for a program on the internet that will ” hopefully ‘ fix the issues on their computers. These programs maybe something like: Speed up my browsing Speed up my pc Registry Cleaners Clean up my browser Cookie Cleaner – internet not the biscuit These programs will promise the world but will not deliver and your computer is FAR BETTER OFF by getting rid of these programs. Many of these programs will also bring in malware when installed. If you have an issue these programs will not help and for those that tried to install Windows 10 but did not succeed , in many cases it was because one or more of these programs were installed. Windows or Apple it does not matter as many on the Apple side tried Mackeeper which should not be downloaded.

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