Over the last 20 years, Microsoft has transformed from a closed-source software giant to a company that embraces open source and actively contributes to the development community. One of the most significant milestones in this journey was Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, a popular platform for hosting and collaborating on open-source projects.
Personal computers (PCs) have undergone dramatic evolution since their inception, from bulky desktops to sleek all-in-ones. They remain the primary tools for web developers and designers, providing the power and versatility needed to craft intricate websites. With the choice between Windows, macOS, and Linux, developers have a wide range of environments to best suit their workflows.
I first became interested in Apple computers when I saw the design of the Power Mac G4, it looked stylish, contemporary and like nothing in its time. Unfortunately, you had to be in the ‘Mac Club’ to afford it. I wasn’t but still dreamed of owning a Mac one day. Fast forward 8 years to 2012 when my late fiancé bought me one for Christmas. It was at the time when they were still expensive. Retina screens were kicking off and the non-retina model, that I have, were more affordable.
While most people welcome spring as a chance to do a little housecleaning, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to take that same approach with your desktop or laptop. Just like your house, the clutter can start to add up on your computer and lead to a whole bunch of problems, the computer running much slower than normal, and a general sense of disorganisation. To help you get through the process we’ve provided a few simple steps you can follow.
Malware and unwanted software go hand-in-hand with the Internet. As technology has advanced so have the techniques to gain access to your computer, network and money. With Adware, crapware, DoS, pharming, malware, ransomware, trojans and much more we can’t be far off filling the A-Z of glossary of cybercrime definitions. However, if you are a little security conscious here are a few tools that may be able to help you.
Welcome to WOW Weekly. It’s been a busy week in the world of technology with Apple making some expected and rather unexpected iPad announcements at their keynote special event. Microsoft have also been busy after officially announcing the release date of their popular office software. Also checkout the Tool of the Week and New releases in brief.
As bizarre as this title sounds I haven’t taken up knitting as a hobby. Recently I was called by my friend whose Windows Vista computer had shut down on her and refused to restart. Being slightly curious I paid her a visit to be greeted with a computer that had gone into hyper hibernation mode. A simple long press of the power button turned it off and boy what was I greeted with when I restarted it.
In this weeks review I am testing out X-Mirage which has recently been released for the PC. X-Mirage is an AirPlay receiver which allows you to mirror your iOS device(s) to your PC or Mac Screen. Currently X-Mirage costs $16 USD for both the Mac and PC Version and supports iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S and iPod touch (5th generation).