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  2. Same here. Sorry, but word processors are like can openers. Once they reach a certain feature level I'm good for life. And word processors happens to be one of those like products. To pay $99.00 a year or even $69.00 a year is so laughable to me, I wanna cry. Libre Office, Open Office, FreeOffice. Google Docs. There's just way too many other options that make this offer look overpriced.
  3. Libre office works well. I dont have to pay for these when there are good free options available.
  4. meh, the world would be better with out twitter!
  5. PWA > Electron. I hate having to install a browser as every app.
  6. deadonthefloor

    Microsoft is making improvements to Azure reliability

    I hope they start selling a five nine SLA after project tardigrade goes live.
  7. Twitter begins rolling out the new desktop experience based on the PWA by João Carrasqueira Twitter has been a supporter of the Progressive Web App platform for some time, and it brought its service to the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 over a year ago. The PWA was also served to those visiting its mobile website, and we knew that it would eventually become the default for desktop users. Today is the day it happens, at least for some people. Using its own platform, Twitter has announced that the new desktop experience is here, though as of right now, it doesn't seem to be available for everyone. In its release notes page, the company says that it's begun rolling out the new design, so it's possible you won't see it just yet. Nonetheless, it should make its way to all users sooner rather than later. Woah, what’s this? A shiny new for desktop? Yup. IT’S HERE. — Twitter (@Twitter) July 15, 2019 If you've been using the desktop website until now, you'll notice a radically different look, but also a few new features. There's a new Explore tab brought over from the mobile apps, and while borrowing from the mobile experience, Twitter has also brought bookmarks to the desktop. Direct messages now have a split view so you can see the conversation list and messages at the same time, there's now an account switcher for up to five accounts, and you now have the choice of two different dark modes - Dim (dark blue) and Lights Out (dark grey) - in addition to the default light theme. If you've already been using the PWA, Twitter is still highlighting some recent changes made to the experience. There are now search filters, so you can narrow down results so they're only from people you follow, or from nearby locations. As previously announced, you'll now see an indication next to tweets that break the platform's rules but have been kept for the sake of public interest. There are also many improvements to existing features, including the ability to use "Retweet with comment" on tweets you've retweeted before. Here's the full list: Tweet: You can now “Retweet with comment” on a tweet you’ve already retweeted. More chances to show your favorites even more love. Tweet: The app should now refresh less often when you are in the middle of composing a Tweet. Tweet / A11Y: Using the “J” or “K” keys to navigate timelines will now focus on the content in a more consistent place at the top of the screen for easier readability. Navigation: Moving to or from certain pages should now have less flickering visually. Navigation: Most action or overflow menus now include icons alongside each item. Media: Media in DMs now looks more like media in Tweets DMs: Failed DM messages can now be deleted or retried. Additionally, a few issues have been fixed: Profiles: Suspended or otherwise unavailable users will no longer crash certain screens and can now be de-selected as a recipient when replying to a conversation they were in. Profiles: Updating your bio when it contains a URL is now much easier and if you have a profile URL, it won’t disappear every time you update your profile, and now you have a little more room to type in your bio. Media: Opening the gallery with data saver on should now more reliably load a larger photo. DMs: Trying to create an unnamed DM group with a set of users you already have a conversation with should now correctly take you to the existing conversation instead. General: Added a whole lot of polish around smaller bugs, this is that super general “minor improvements” part of the post. If you're using the mobile website or the Microsoft Store app on Windows 10, all of the features above should already be available to you. If you're using the desktop experience, you should get them when the new look rolls out to you.
  8. mariodes

    SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 rev 966.0708

    MS office was unstable, also took very long to load. So far I've had a great experience with LibreOffice. If you look at feature sets, Libre was most extensive aside from MS having AI features. Please let me know why you like this one more than LibreOffice? It is not that I like it more the LO but I had a look one time and its pretty good. I am not a heavy office apps user but competition is good. That said, if you compare the free and paid version, there is quite a lot of things missing from the free one. Not sure if those are indispensable though.
  9. It keeps intruders who can't be bothered to steal your hard disks out.
  10. ^ Idiotic post of the day award. Not really, either they are a threat to national security or not. If they are then he's right, if they aren't or weren't then what was the point of all of this. Considering the allegations they were throwing against Huawei, nothing they have done so far, as least publicly, has been a fundamental change. Trump is a threat, maybe he should be banned from twitter. And cut their traffic in half? Not gonna happen. At this point, I'd be skeptical if Trump has stock in Twitter. LOL, i do not use twitter, i did years ago, but I found it useless. I can not stand seeing Tumps face and hearing his voice, so I certainly not want to read the crap he writes on Twitter. I feel sorry for people in the U.S who have to cope with him more than we do in the UK.
  11. A mate of mine has a Xiaomi Mi A1,, he has had it for a while now and it is a pretty good phone, He got it before they become available in the U.K. I do like the camera, it is pretty good, with a proper optical zoom, even if it is only 2 times.
  12. The Unihertz Titan *is could* be a spiritual successor to the Blackberry Passport.
  13. I trying to get rid of the lock screen, never mind have anything on it. There is really no need for it n a computer, just another feature from the mobile phone world I can stop it when the computer boots up, but if the computer goes to sleep, it comes back up.
  14. I will stick with Libre office and affinity publisher. I do not have to keep constantly paying for them.
  15. Pricing is great but I would love to know more about the specs and quality of the keyboard.
  16. Amazon is selling a year of Office 365 Home for $69.99, ends soon by Rich Woods Many savvy customers just don't pay full price for Office 365. That's because at various points throughout the year, you can get it at a discount. Today is Amazon Prime Day, and it's one of those times. Amazon is selling a year of Office 365 Home for $69.99, $30 off of its normal price. The Home variant of Office 365 will get Microsoft's full suite of Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access) for up to six people. You'll also get 1TB of OneDrive storage, and each of the five people you can share it with will also get a terabyte of cloud storage. Naturally, you also get access to the Office apps on mobile platforms, such as iOS and Android. There's a bit of a catch though. This is a Lightning Deal on Amazon, so you'll want to act quickly. Once the deal is gone, you'll have to wait until the next one to get a discount on Office 365, and there's no telling when that will be. Discounts on the suite of productivity apps do happen often enough though. To check out the deal on Amazon, you can find it here.
  17. Microsoft is making improvements to Azure reliability by João Carrasqueira Microsoft has published a new post on its Azure blog, where Chief Technical Officer Mark Russinovich reveals that the company's cloud services have been running at an average 99.995% uptime over the past year. The number may seem fairly high, but with the increased reliance of companies and people on cloud infrastructure, any failure or problem, such as the one that happened at the beginning of May, is one too many for most people. Microsoft acknowledges this, and as such, the blog post goes to announce that the company has created a new Quality Engineering team inside Azure, which will be working alongside the existing Site Reliability Engineering team. The new team will set out to develop new ways to make the platform more reliable and prevent incidents such as the one mentioned above. To that endeavor, there are a few initiatives already underway. Microsoft is investing in safe deployment practices that involve longer testing through various phases to ensure that changes are deployed safely. The company is also working on zero-impact and low-impact maintenance procedures, greatly reducing or eliminating downtime completely during update processes, for example. To make sure services are ready to deal with failures, Microsoft is injecting faults into its services more frequently before they're made public, and it's also planning to give customers the ability to do this on their own. Microsoft is also working to expand availability zones, which provide even more reliability to its customers. Currently, they're available in Azure's 10 largest markets, and Microsoft is hoping to bring them to the next 10 by 2021. It's also providing storage-account failover options to customers so that each organization can choose whether to prioritize data retention or time to restore when things go wrong. Microsoft has typically prioritized data retention, which caused some outages to last longer than some would like. Lastly, there's Project Tardigrade, which was first announced at this year's Build. This will allow Azure to detect hardware failures or memory leaks that can cause systems to crash, and freeze the virtual machine before it does. This allows the service to move the workload to a healthy host.
  18. yoco

    Is my USB key dying?

    lol, it worked, but I did have to delete that registry I manually insert before!
  19. "Our new processor is as fast as our old processor running 10C cooler!" ... Yay?
  20. super violent and gory game and they're worried about smoking references .... someone needs to get their priorities straight ...
  21. Well, until the 835 they used to release a small bump for several years: 800 -> 801 820 -> 821 (Dunno about others).
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  23. Eternal Tempest

    Sony's PlayStation Classic console discounted to $19.99

    (Edit) This is a rush product. They took an existing community open source PS1 emulator, customized it. They chose the PAL versions of the games instead of the NTSC which would of been slighter better quality. In addition, it didn't take long for people to discover the open source emulator running it and how to access it's original menu / interface. You even have to supply your own USB / AC Adapter.
  24. A game that glorifies killing with grotesque grit is going "woke" on us and preaching anti-smoke ideals... I'd rather listen to Bill Cosby lecture the world on how to treat women, thank you very much. Almost as bad as Mortal Kombat's "wokeness". (In case you missed it, they decried excessive female nudity in their own game while simultaneously sexually glorifying almost every male character in the process with... excessive male nudity) You can't make this crap up.
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