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As Time Runs Out for Windows 10 Free Upgrade – Is there a Persuasive Reason to Upgrade?

As Time Runs Out for Windows 10 Free Upgrade – Is there a Persuasive Reason to Upgrade? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Time is running out to take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft. Let's explore my thoughts on the pro and cons of upgrading vs. staying with your existing OS.
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almost over.....

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Dropbox Master | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
For almost a decade, Dropbox has been one of the most reliable and popular file storage services on the planet. When you compare it to other options like Google Drive and iCloud, Dropbox manages to strike the right balance between being super intuitive and easy to use. It can also do a lot more than just store your files. Here are 10 tricks that will make you a Dropbox master.
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a great service worth using if you are not already - need an invite, let me know

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Microsoft Office for iOS adds 3D Touch, Apple Pencil features

Microsoft Office for iOS adds 3D Touch, Apple Pencil features | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Microsoft releases updates to its Office for iOS suite, including 3D Touch features and Apple Touch compatibility.
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anyone have thoughts to share about Office on iOS? 

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Former Mozilla CEO reveals Brave, a browser that speeds up the Web by blocking all ads

Former Mozilla CEO reveals Brave, a browser that speeds up the Web by blocking all ads | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Brendan Eich, co-founder of Mozilla and for an 11-day stint, its CEO, announced a new browser called "Brave," that blocks outside online ads and ad tracking.
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brave - or doomed?

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The Most Unsafe Passwords to Use

The Most Unsafe Passwords to Use | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it

are you doing it?It's incumbent upon real estate professionals to keep their clients' information stored securely, and the first line of defense against hackers is having strong passwords that are hard to crack. But can yours stand up to increasing cyber security threats?

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are you doing it?

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday kills off Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

Microsoft Patch Tuesday kills off Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Support for Windows 8 is over, as is most support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. If you haven't done so already now is the time to upgrade.
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in requiem....     change is upon us

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Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs

Your new PC needs these 15 free, excellent programs | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Start your new computer off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.
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some really cool programs in here - new ones too!

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Your PC's dead, but you may still be able to save its hard drive

Your PC's dead, but you may still be able to save its hard drive | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Your hard drive may not have gone down with the ship. But the way to rescue it involves having the right adapter.
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of course - if it is not the hard drive that died....  (and even then sometimes)

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The most innovative and damaging hacks of 2015

The most innovative and damaging hacks of 2015 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The year's most significant attacks highlight how hackers are changing tactics -- and how IT security must evolve in the year ahead
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if the bad guys would become good guys then possibly all guys would be able to jump to WARP by 2025

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The 13 most entertaining iPhone apps of all time

The 13 most entertaining iPhone apps of all time | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
This list is a look at the best music and entertainment apps to ever make their way to the iPhone, based on our list of the best 100 iPhone apps of all time.
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endless app options - or build your own...  anyone done that?

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Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: The $5 computer is here

Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: The $5 computer is here | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been working to lower the cost of home computing for years, and now founder Eben Upton says it can go no further: $5 for a fully-fledged computer is as cheap as it can get.
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Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
At that speed, you could download a high-definition film in seconds.
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no lie - it's Li-Fi

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Cascaqua: 3D printed mini-aquaponics system for small apartments

Cascaqua: 3D printed mini-aquaponics system for small apartments | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Urbanites with small city apartments can get in on some aquaponics action with this free, 3D printed design.
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here is more from the 3D printers...   totally cool stuff happening.... someday I am going to be able to print my quarter pounder - yes, I will.....

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Microsoft Offers Free Dell PC if they Can't Upgrade you to Windows 10 in 1 Day

Microsoft Offers Free Dell PC if they Can't Upgrade you to Windows 10 in 1 Day | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
For users experiencing difficulty upgrading to Windows 10, Microsoft is providing its Answers Desk experts to help you through the process. If Microsoft can't upgrade your PC by close of business, you'll get a free Dell Inspiron 15.
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whatcha think?   

 

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Storage on steroids: Intel bets on PCIe SSDs, and Optane storage as fast as RAM

Storage on steroids: Intel bets on PCIe SSDs, and Optane storage as fast as RAM | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Intel storage czar Bill Leszinske has a thing or two to say about the future of drive technology, and it's all about fast.
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a merger of storage and ram in the future!

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Corsair's new Vengeance DDR4 RAM kits crank memory to blistering speeds

Corsair's new Vengeance DDR4 RAM kits crank memory to blistering speeds | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
No average PC user needs memory like this in his home rig, however—but isn't it nice to dream?
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more than twice as fast as today's RAM - OK, this one goes on the wish list (it says, not for the average user....  so, OK - now for sure it's on the wish list with a Vengence)

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These are the 25 worst passwords of 2015

These are the 25 worst passwords of 2015 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
SplashID recently published its round-up of the worst passwords of 2015. '123456' and 'password' still reign supreme
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passwords perhaps dangerous to use - have a look

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The Triumph of Email

Why does one of the world’s most reviled technologies keep winning?
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email is HOW OLD???????????

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3-D printed floating city made from ocean trash perfectly sums up the year in design

3-D printed floating city made from ocean trash perfectly sums up the year in design | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It was a big year for big concepts, not all of them exactly plausible.
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one of these days, i need to buy a 3D printer - they are amazing.....

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The future is now: 2015's most powerful, portentous PC hardware

The future is now: 2015's most powerful, portentous PC hardware | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
If 2014 is when PC hardware makers dreamed big dreams, 2015 is the year those dreams became reality. This is the most powerful new PC hardware revealed in 2015.
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maybe using your phone with a monitor - as a PC - cool, huh?   well, there really is some cool stuff in here - check it out

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7 critical things to do immediately with a new PC

7 critical things to do immediately with a new PC | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Quick, while it's still pure and unsullied! Set up antivirus, clear out bloatware, and perform other tasks to keep your PC humming well into the future.
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all of them......

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Plextor's M8Pe SSD is loaded with the latest storage tech to satisfy your need for speed

Plextor's M8Pe SSD is loaded with the latest storage tech to satisfy your need for speed | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The M7e SSD died an unfortunate death before it could even see the light of day. Now Plextor is back with the M8Pe .
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WOW - I have never gone 270,000 IOPS before - bet it's really awesome...   well, another item on the wanted list

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Li-Fi could bring us faster Internet (and the light we need to read it)

Li-Fi could bring us faster Internet (and the light we need to read it) | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
In place of Wi-Fi, using light as Li-Fi is totally secure, offers extremely fast Internet and will save energy too.
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we are so early in the adventure...   imagine a few hundred - or a thousand - years from now

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Help TurboRoo & His 3D-Printed Pawsthetics Project

Help TurboRoo & His 3D-Printed Pawsthetics Project | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Some of us, four-legged friends included, hit some bad luck once in a while. Some have it harder than others. A good friend of mine, TurboRoo, has an..
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more and more possibilities with 3D printers.....   we have a universe to explore.....

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10 Days of 10 Cent Deals in the Windows Store Starts Today

10 Days of 10 Cent Deals in the Windows Store Starts Today | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It’s been an incredible year, with over 110 million devices already running Windows 10 and millions of people enjoying innovations like Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Xbox and more. With the recent avail…
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HOLY COW - look at what 10 cents will buy....

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