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How to make gaming a family affair
Empowering your children to play the hero and create new worlds can be easy and worry-free when you’re armed with the right tools and information.
What was the reason you purchased your first computer?
What was the primary reason you purchased your first computer and what year was it?
Device performance & health: Checkup for your PC's wellness
Monitor four key areas that impact your device's performance on Device performance & health.
Device security: Protection for your most central systems
Device security helps you monitor protection of your device's core software and hardware.
Microsoft versus Chrome
I came across this analysis written by Lifewire concerning these two giants. The paragraphs below are just two that attracted my attention. 'Microsoft has decided to discontinue EdgeHTML and other core components of Microsoft Edge. Instead, the company plans to create a new version of Microsoft Edge based on Chromium. Microsoft is going to build Microsoft Edge on the foundations of Chrome, meaning that key elements like the rendering engine will be identical. What's likely to remain different are the connected services. For example, you may still sync your bookmarks with your Microsoft account instead of a Google account, and Bing will likely be the default search engine for Microsoft Edge. A common platform will make it easier for developers to create content and apps that are consistent across the major browsers'. Source: Lifewire - https://lifewire.com - February 2020 I fully anticipate that Edge' et al will have to evolve as users' demands for greater connectivity and dynamic use increases - perhaps exponentially. 🤔 Post script: I did not get on with Chrome - niggly things I suppose - but irritating as a user.
The great dilemma.
Over many years, starting with DOS, I have seen operating systems come and go. When they do, forums like this always throw up the views of lovers and haters. Unbalanced views are the main reason I stay away from social media in general, because I try to look past my own narrow view of what is best. The world turns, not about me, but about every user and their diverse needs. In my world, computers do something useful like engineering calculation or photo manipulation. Things I couldn't do realistically or creatively without one. In the days of DOS, a computer did amazing things for me. I wrote software that designed and plotted timber frame homes. Something way ahead of what most companies at the time had to work with. Windows arrived on the scene and was more trouble than it was worth, to me, being hampered by a graphical interface that served no practical purpose. The mouse was the most useful advance of the time, back then. We all hate change when we have to face learning a different way of doing something that we did perfectly well before. As I saw it, newer versions of windows added many different ways of doing the same thing. Another unnecessary distraction because those changes bloated the interface making it harder to work quickly. I could still revert to DOS, (no I couldn't, actually) or an earlier OS like my favourite Win 7. Why don't I, probably for the same reason as those who have progressed to Win 10, latest update version. We hope we will discover something new and exciting in it. Sadly, we don't make that discovery, but we do still upgrade and chase that foolish illusion. I can't help myself and I doubt anyone else can, either. What I also see in these advancements is the challenge Microsoft (and Apple) have. How to invent a new wheel, one that looks better than the old round one and does all the things their own advertising agents think customers desperately want. The customer, like me, seems to be the problem. Stop using what we don't need.
App & browser control: Stop security risks before they happen
Set protections against online attacks in App & browser control.
What's the most entertaining Windows feature (for you)?
Which feature in Windows really entertains you and why?
Account protection: Set your strongest Windows sign-in
Set a strong sign-in and monitor account security in Account protections.
Virus & threat protection: Keep Defender antivirus at full strength
Check on your Windows Defender antivirus protection, and keep it strong.
Save your files in OneDrive folders and you'll be able to get to them from any PC, tablet, or phone. Let's go over the basics. When you're ready to learn more, you can check out the OneDrive Help center, where you'll learn about managing and sharing files, syncing, working across devices, storage, troubleshooting, and more.
Select Train your computer to better understand you and follow the on-screen instructions. Once done, test again your speech recognition and see if it responds accurately. If you have additional questions, or if the issue persists after the troubleshooting steps above, please let me know by replying to this thread.
In the search box on the taskbar, type Windows Speech Recognition, and then select Windows Speech Recognition in the list of results.; If you don't see a dialog box that says "Welcome to Speech Recognition Voice Training," then in the search box on the taskbar, type Control Panel, and select Control Panel in the list of results. Then select Ease of Access > Speech Recognition > Train your ...
Understanding how packaged desktop apps run on Windows. 01/30/2020; 6 minutes to read; In this article. This article provides a deeper dive on what happens to files and registry entries when you create a Windows app package for your desktop application.
Define roles and rules in Power BI Desktop. You can define roles and rules within Power BI Desktop. When you publish to Power BI, it also publishes the role definitions. To define security roles, follow these steps. Import data into your Power BI Desktop report, or configure a DirectQuery connection.