Now that Windows 11 is ready, the reviews are coming out! What does that mean for you? Windows 11 Update! Well, the TL;DR version of our opinion is “you can wait.” https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11 Arstechnica: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/10/windows-11-the-ars-technica-review/ PC Magazine: https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/microsoft-windows-11 Anandtech overview: https://www.anandtech.com/show/16989/windows-11-a-day-one-hands-on Thurott: https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-11/257678/windows-11-review-fresh-familiar-incomplete
This morning Sam’s beloved desktop computer breathed its last. Kaboom! So, we’re going over his options and asking the questions you should ask yourself when considering a new computer! You wouldn’t buy $500 high heels to go hiking in, nor would you wear slippers in the snow! So finding the best fit for your needs is essential!
When you use a computer, it is by looking at the monitor! The display! Its one of the most important parts that most people don’t think about. Monitors 101 Its also a part that people tend to try and spend the least on. So, let’s talk about that! Best Buy’s monitor buying guide Tom’s Hardware “How to buy a PC monitor” Intel’s “What to look for in a gaming monitor” How to adjust your monitor’s image For Pros: How to calibrate your monitor
Do you like to live dangerously? Do you want to be on the exciting, cutting edge of technology? Windows 11 and Beta Software Well, the way you do that is by using software and operating systems that are under development. They go by several different names: alphas, betas, developer previews, previews, early access, and other cheerful terms. What can you expect? Headaches, incomplete features, the worst stability, and more. We’ll talk about that.
Keyboards, mice, headphones and more! Wired and Wireless Peripherals You’ve always got a choice between wired and wireless, so which do you choose? What are the pros and cons of each? We give you a quick overview on them so you can think about what will suit you best! https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bluetooth-technology-101,4464.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/buying-guide/batteries-101 https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/understanding-usb-cable-types-one-use/ https://components101.com/connectors/35mm-audio-jack
From the Listener Mail bag we pull this topic: What is cloud computing? What is cloud storage? Its pretty ubiquitous, and if you have a modern computer, phone, or tablet? You’re dealing with it! Cloud Computing 101 We go over that as a quick overview, plus take your calls!
Windows 11 is coming! Windows 11 is coming – Part 1 Yes, the Engineers beat Marketing into submission, and there’s a Windows 11 coming. Need some reading? Check to see if you can run Windows 11 on your computer! https://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp https://www.pcworld.com/article/3622939/microsoft-officially-unveils-windows-11.html https://www.computerworld.com/article/3623268/what-enterprise-needs-to-know-about-windows-11.html https://www.reviewgeek.com/90087/windows-11-is-windows-10-with-apple-polish/
Since we went over some of the concerns we had for Windows 11 in the first hour? Now its time for the more fun things about Windows 11! Windows 11 is coming – Part 2 New features, new looks, and more! https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/microsoft-details-windows-11-with-new-ui-and-android-app-support/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/microsofts-windows-subsystem-for-android-sounds-a-lot-like-chrome-os/ https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/06/gaming-on-windows-11-directstorage-api-auto-hdr-will-require-os-update/ https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-will-require-windows-11-laptops-to-support-bluetooth-and-precision-touchpad/ https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-will-not-take-a-cut-from-developers-using-third-party-payment-systems-in-apps/
We’ve had folks asking us about updating Windows. Windows Updates and Pitfalls Microsoft, in typical fashion, doesn’t explain this sort of thing well so we tackle that and a few other things too! https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/update-windows-10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/update-windows-10-3c5ae7fc-9fb6-9af1-1984-b5e0412c556a https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-update-faq-8a903416-6f45-0718-f5c7-375e92dddeb2
Goodbye IE! Rest In Peace, Internet Explorer. Are we being a little premature here? The announced end of support is June next year. But, honestly, the writing has been on the wall since 2015 when Edge became the new default for Windows, becoming more obvious when they moved Edge from its Trident roots to Chromium. As always, there are companies and governments dragging their feet. And the new trend of removing “dangerous,” unsupported software isn’t one we necessarily like. So join us as Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this!