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Daily Archives: January 29, 2020

  • Win10 improvements in the last five years, based on Insider feedback

    Posted on January 29th, 2020 at 09:59 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The Windows Insider team just posted a fascinating list:

    As Windows Insiders your feedback has helped drive many changes over the years. From small fixes to big features, you’ve been a key part of helping us evolve Windows. In honor of our fifth anniversary year, we’re taking a moment to look back at some of our favorites.

    Here are the top picks:

    • Emoji, kaomoji & symbols. Meh.
    • OneDrive Files On-Demand. That was a Windows 8.1 feature, dropped in the first incarnation of Win10.
    • Cursor & pointer size and color. I guess there are a few more options than those we had in Win 3.1.
    • GPU performance in Task Manager. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    • Feedback Hub Collections. But Google still doesn’t index the Feedback Hub – and the Internet Archive doesn’t distill it.
    • Sticky Notes updates. Now there’s a real barn burner.

    Anyway, take a look at the best of the best and tell me what you think.

  • From the oreally files: Elderly will remain at risk for Win7 infections

    Posted on January 29th, 2020 at 09:22 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I get such junk in my mail.

    This from a respected insurance company, apparently trying to sell its security advice:

    … there’s significant latent risk remaining from Windows 7 users. While some institutions have the resources to continue patch support and eventually upgrade; individuals, non-profits, and the elderly will remain at risk for the foreseeable future.

    Oh brother.

  • Apple: More active devices than Microsoft

    Posted on January 29th, 2020 at 08:29 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    You can dot some “i”s and cross some “t”s but Apple just ate Microsoft’s lunch.

    Chances are good, if you follow such things, that you know Apple had a record quarter, ending December 28. What you may have missed is that the number of monthly active devices running Apple operating systems just went over 1.5 billion:

    During the holiday quarter our active installed base of devices grew in each of our geographic segments and has now reached over 1.5 billion. We see this as a powerful testament to the satisfaction, engagement and loyalty of our customers — and a great driver of our growth across the board.

    As far as I know, Microsoft has never claimed more than 1.5 billion monthly active devices – and it’s highly debatable whether the real number these days (however it may be defined) is anywhere close to 1.5 billion.