Computer Abuser

By mr_street | A magazine for computer users

Cortana is far from dead as Microsoft plans to make an 'Intelligent OS' with Windows 10

Despite the concern, Microsoft is not abandoning Cortana. In fact, the emerging AI front-end will only go deeper into Windows 10 starting with …

Microsoft

Best Windows Phone in 2018

• Best Overall<br>• Runner-up<br>• Best Business<br>• Best Budget<br>Best overallLumia 950 XLSee at AmazonThe Lumia 950 XL (about $500) is one heck of a phone, all things …

Windows Phone

How do you know when it's time to upgrade your PC?

Think you need a new PC? How do you know when it's the <i>right</i> time? Read this.A PC is no different than any other piece of electronics; eventually, it …

Microwave Oven

Google Now is being left to wither and die as Google Assistant takes the focus

One of Google's standout features has been left to die, and that's sad to see.<p>Google Now used to be <i>really</i> useful. It used to be so good that I <b>only</b> …

Google

Intel details performance hit for Meltdown fix on affected processors

Now that the Meltdown and Spectre cats are out of the bag and patches are being issued left and right, the main question people have is: will this affect my everyday work? Intel’s latest performance metrics suggest that yes it might, but not too much — more so if, like me, you have an older …

Google Pixelbook: Everything you need to know!

The Pixelbook is Google's flagship Chromebook for late 2017, offering a stunning design and high-end hardware.<p>Google has been tinkering with Chrome …

Laptops

Outlook.com beta is getting a redesigned calendar

The calendar portion of Outlook.com is getting a new look for beta testers.After launching a new Outlook.com beta inbox experience and design in …

Microsoft

Microsoft's 'let the past die' consumer strategy is a necessary evil

Microsoft is killing the past to forge a new future. While this is a necessary move, the company sure could have handled it better.When a company …

Microsoft

How much local storage do you use on your phone?

The constant battle of cloud vs. local.<p>Now more than ever, phones are shipping with larger storage configurations and getting rid of 16 and 32GB …

Phones

Chrome OS will soon be able to run Android apps in the background

About time<p>One of the biggest shortcomings of Chrome OS, and a drawback to using a mobile and web-first operating system, is applications that don’t act like desktop software should. Google is working to remedy this, according to <i>9to5Google</i>, with an upcoming update to Chrome OS that should make …

Google

itunes madness

I'm an Apple user, but an unwilling one. I love the iPhone for the hardware and what it can do, but I'm not very keen on how it does it. My situation …

iOS

Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown

<b>Google says its AlphaGo Zero artificial intelligence program has triumphed at chess against world-leading specialist software within hours of teaching itself the game from scratch.</b><p>The firm's DeepMind division says that it played 100 games against Stockfish 8, and won or drew all of them.<p>The …

Scenic Programming Language Tours

Bash is a name of the unix shell, which was also distributed as the shell for the GNU operating system and as default shell on Linux and Mac OS X. …

Linux

120+ Linux Commands That Are Actually Useful

HOME<p><i>Sunday, September 11, 2016</i><p>Command Line Linus Torvalds Linux Commands Operating System<p>The Linux kernel, created by Linus Torvalds, was made …

4 Ways Video Games Are Good For You

Although you may scoff at how often your grandchildren play video games, it might be time to join in on the fun. Several studies suggest that video …

Surface Book 2 vs. Surface Pro: Which one you should buy?

Here's how the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro measure against each other, and we help you to decide which is the one you want to buy.<p>Although every …

7 Amazon Echo accessories you never knew existed (but should definitely check out!)

Amazon's Echo line already is pretty good. But for just a few bucks more you can make your Echo even better.<p>So you've got an Amazon Echo ($179.99). …

Amazon

Apple rushes to fix major password bug

<b>Apple has said it is working to fix a serious bug within its Mac operating system.</b><p>The flaw in MacOS High Sierra - the most recent version - makes it possible to gain entry to the machine without a password, and also have access to powerful administrator rights.<p>“We are working on a software update …

How Minecraft has made this Irish couple into a YouTube sensation

Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube<p>THEY ARE BETTER known as Little Kelly and Sharky, and if you’re a parent of young children, there’s a fair chance you’ve …

Stardock's Groupy lets you organize your apps like browser tabs

If you've ever wished you could bring tabs to every app on your PC, Stardock's latest app is worth a look.<p>Stardock, the company behind a number of …

Mysterious ‘green line of death’ appears on some iPhone X displays

It wouldn’t be the launch of a first-generation Apple product without a few hiccups — who can forget Antennagate and Bendgate? — and the iPhone X is no different. A handful of users report that a mysterious and inextinguishable green line has appeared on their device’s display.<p>The above images, …

How to pin more than 3 contacts to the taskbar on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Do you want to pin more than just three contacts to your taskbar? No problem. Here's how to do it.<p>The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update introduces a …

Why the Surface Book 2 seems like a dream laptop

I've been a Surface user since the dark days of RT, but with the Surface Book 2, it looks as though Microsoft might have achieved …

Laptops

Logitech’s enormous mouse pad is enormously useful

In this case, bigger is definitely better<p>My desktop has been tamed, and all it took was one giant mouse pad.<p>For as long as PCs and Macs have been around, the question of what surface we put our mouse on has been a small but pervasive one. It mattered more in the past, when mouse movement was …

Logitech

How to quit Facebook (if the time suck, Russian ads or political noise have become too much)

It’s not as impossible as you might think.<p>There are many valid reasons you might want to quit Facebook. Maybe you spend too much time there. Maybe you’re tired of its cluttered app. Maybe you’re unnerved by all the Russia stuff.<p>I was an avid Facebook user for more than a decade. But due to a …

Facebook

Get the most out of your Windows 10 taskbar with these customization tips

The Windows 10 experience is anchored by the taskbar. It provides an information-packed reference point for your workflow, but not every desktop serves the same purpose. Here are a few customization tips that’ll show you how to move, resize, and customize the taksbar to suit your needs.<p>With the …

Microsoft

Oops. Pixel 2's secret menu button was a mistake

If you've been an Android user since the early days, you may remember when your phone had a dedicated menu button in its navigation bar. So, if you …

Google Photos now recognizes your pets

Breaking mews from Google<p>Google Photos has announced that it can now detect photos of your pet, automatically grouping them together the way it does with people. This means you will no longer have to type in words like “dog” or “cat,” as the algorithm will sort them for you.<p>Rolling out in most …

Google

Amazon Echo and LaMetric Time

The Amazon Echo is a smart speaker system with digital assistant. She responds to the wake-up word 'Alexa' and her features include music streaming …