You Can Still Do The Windows 10 Upgrade

For now apparently you can still do the free Windows 10 upgrade but you better do it quick. You can still download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. You can perform the update if you are still using Windows 7 (will soon expire) or Windows 8.1. Once you’ve done this your machine is entitled to…

New Edge Beta

I’m still testing the Microsoft Edge Chromium Beta when using Windows (I mostly use Linux). I find Chredge to be very reliable and fast. Maybe faster the than Chrome no Windows. Supposedly the official version will be out January 15th but meanwhile you can use the beta.

Must Have Mobile Apps

There are a lot of apps for smartphones out there some useful, some not so useful. Here are my pics for best apps… Google Maps – This is a must. Don’t leave home without it. Of course it is a default app on Android but it is also available for iPhones. Google Photos – Edit…

Free Video Editors

There are a number of free video editors out there. Don’t willy-nilly go searching Google for them. You will end up in the deepest rat-whole at best and you computer getting infected at worst. Here are a some vetted editors for you.. Microsoft Photos is a very simple application that is mostly used to manage…

Best Alternate Software

There is a lot of great commercial software out there from Microsoft, Adobe and others but they can cost many hundreds of dollars. Here are some favorite alternatives to the commercial stuff… LibreOffice – a great alternative to Microsoft Office. This suite of products will do almost anything you want. It includes a word-processor, a…

Brave, Much More Than A Browser

Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software Inc. based on the Chromium web browser. The browser blocks ads and website trackers. In a future version of the browser, the company has proposed adopting a pay-to-surf business model. As of 2018, Brave supports Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. The current…

Chrome OS What is it?

Chrome OS is an operating system designed by Google that is based on the Linux kernel and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface. As a result, Chrome OS primarily supports web applications. Chrome is very stable and very secure. It is perfect for an individual or group that uses Google apps or other web apps. When using Chrome OS the user…

Run Linux Apps In Chrome OS

Chrome OS is perfect for an individual or group that uses Google apps or other web apps but sometimes you may need a stand-alone application. That’s when you break out the Windows or Mac machines but maybe no longer. You can run full Linux apps inside of Chrome OS using Flatpak a software utility for software deployment, package management, and application…

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator.  The network is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary.  These transactions are verified by network nodes through the use of cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoin was invented by an unknown person or group…

What is a Chrome OS?

Chrome OS is an operating system designed by Google that is based on the Linux kernel and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface. As a result, Chrome OS primarily supports web applications The first Chrome OS laptop, known as a Chromebook, arrived in May 2011. Initial Chromebook shipments from Samsung and Acer occurred in July 2011. Chrome OS is only available pre-installed on hardware from Google…