Tag Archive: Microsoft

Aug 10 2014

Why I downgraded Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 to 12

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As an user of Dragon NaturallySpeaking for about the last 10 years, and as most Dragon NaturallySpeaking users were, I wanted to upgrade to version 13 as soon as possible. Nuance, historically, has come out with better versions each time Dragon NaturallySpeaking has been released; always adding some additional functionality to the program that made …

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Aug 01 2014

Techie Review: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Premium

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Nuance has released their new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13. Nuance released the previous version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking [12]  in October 2012. Since then, Nuance has released one major update, and that was to 12.5. Every time that Nuance releases a new version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, they always provide the percentage of improvement and recognition …

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Apr 29 2014

Internet Explorer Security failures – Again.

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Internet Explorer Security problems has once again risen the browser to the top of the world’s most UNWANTED list. Internet Explorer was released in 1995; it’s been almost 20 years since Microsoft’s Internet web browser has been in circulation/available.  You would think after almost 20 years of having a web browser in circulation and being …

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Apr 07 2014

Google Chrome Is The King Of Internet Browsers

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Google Chrome has done very well for itself in a short period of time. Chrome is a modern browser that was built on existing technologies with the concept of streamlining and improving web browsing, performance, but at the same time having the highest level of security. Chrome has been able to do this fairly easily. …

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Apr 03 2014

Microsoft OneNote 2013 [free] – No Send to Blog

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Microsoft OneNote has been one of those applications from Microsoft and I thought was a good effort on their part. The application itself is not overly complicated and it provides a basic function build organize one’s information in several different environments; like home, work or school. one of the more attractive features of Microsoft OneNote …

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Apr 02 2014

Nuance’s Power PDF Advanced – Techie Review

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Power PDF Advanced has been released from Nuance [April 2nd, 2014]. This version is a tour de force in handling and editing PDF documents; replacing their PDF Converter v8 Pro. If you have PDF Converter, Nuance is going to offer upgrade discounts to those customers. This new version is a full on assault on all other …

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Mar 25 2014

Microsoft $100 credit isn’t going to push users to Windows 8

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You really have to give it to Microsoft on having operating system that’s almost 15 years old and people are still using it. Irregardless of the security problems and performance issues with Windows XP, it’s still an operating system that’s in full effect in lots of companies. Windows XP survived the release of Windows Vista; which was a complete failure.

Mar 03 2014

Leaving Microsoft Security Essentials behind for BitDefender [free]

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After my post about Windows Defender and Windows security essentials of couple weeks ago, it really pushed me to reevaluate whether or not to have that software on my system, considering how low that software scored with any virus testing and malware detection. When software scores that low on testing in detection, what good is …

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Feb 28 2014

Horror Story: Windows Essentials 2012 would not install

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This article is actually based on my experience last week dealing with the horrors of just flaky software from Microsoft- Windows Essentials 2012. I spent countless hours researching, testing, rebooting, changing security settings and then ultimately reinstalling my operating system. It was very depressing too. I had just purchased a brand-new computer, reinstalled Windows 7 professional, …

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Jan 27 2014

Microsoft Windows Defender provides ZERO protection – nice try?

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Yes. Microsoft’s Windows Defender provides ZERO protection for your PC [Windows 8]. That’s what the latest antivirus testing from AV-TEST.org says. The question begs, why would Microsoft even continue to offer it? Wait. What’s Windows Defender? It used to be Microsoft anti-spyware, but the application has evolved over the years from just anti-spyware to Microsoft’s …

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