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Windows 10 – The Return of the Start Menu

Windows 10 – The Return of the Start Menu

Wait….

After all this time of killing it, Microsoft decides to bring it back! We get a start menu with Windows 10!!!!

At an event in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the next version of its Windows operating system: Windows 10. Windows 10 is the first major update since Windows 8 It will also be the name of the next mobile operating system for Windows Phone.

This may be a step in a move to get as FAR away as possible from Windows 8. Perhaps we can say it was the Windows ME of this generation, as businesses avoided the OS and stuck with Windows 7. I recently moved my media server to 8.1 with so much reservation, but I wanted to be up-to-date. The technical preview for Win10 is coming, and I will definitely take part.

Stay tuned for updates.

Mashable has a great write-up about it here.

Site Update: Weekend Phishing Attack

Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

-wikipedia.com

Unfortunately, over the weekend, LosEvolution.com was a victim of a recent phishing attack. Somehow, a hacker succeeded in creating a CSS folder on the site, and setting up a false Amazon.com login.

A note: no foul play was done by any LosEvolution writer, contributor, or author. The CSS folder has been deleted, and the site has been secured and passed all of the security tests by its host, GoDaddy.com.

 

As a result of this, all user accounts were deleted to further protect users.

EvoTech 7/29/13 – Plastic iPhone?!

Well, not really.

 

Appleā€™s plans to release a low-cost iPhone got a solid confirmation from a new report by China Labor Watch this morning. The unlikely source of new product info was an undercover investigation into Pegatron, to shed light on working conditions at the Apple supplier (which also acts as a partner to other consumer electronics makers).

-TechCrunch

This will be rather interesting since Apple prides themselves on premium products.

For the full article, see here.

WDT 7/23/13 – In Windows 8, WHERE IS THE SHUTDOWN?!

Shut down

To shut Windows 8 down, just move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen, click the Settings icon – or just hold down the Windows key and press I – and you’ll see a power button. Click this and choose ‘Shut Down’ or ‘Restart’.

Some of the tricks available in previous versions of Windows still apply. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del, for instance, click the power button in the bottom right-hand corner and you’ll be presented with the same ‘Shut Down’ and ‘Restart’ options.

And if you’re on the desktop, press Alt+F4 and you’ll be able to choose ‘Shut Down’, ‘Restart’, ‘Sign Out’ or ‘Switch User’ options.

 

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