• TechByter Worldwide 2016.01.24: Take a Look at Microsoft's Edge Browser, Short Circuits, and Spare Parts

    5 days ago - By TechByter

    An in-depth look at Microsoft's Edge browser is first, followed by a consideration of Bing as a better search engine than Google. In Short Circuits: AOL considers a name change, a new kind of answer site that's more interested in questions, and an application intended to keep your cats from forgetting their medical appointments. In Spare Parts : Microsoft's latest Fast Ring version of Windows 10 is out with few visible changes, but with stability improvements that will allow new features in upcoming builds. Leica has a new $3000 camera you can throw into the lake. And a code of ethics for...
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  • TechByter Worldwide 2016.01.31: Some Glass for Your Camera, Short Circuits, and Spare Parts

    5 days ago - By TechByter

    Vacation time is just around the corner and, if you're thinking of upgrading your photo gear for summer fun, I have some ideas. In Short Circuits: Adobe updated Lightroom this week and there's a really cool feature that I'm looking forward to trying. Facebook hints that it may develop a video-only service. In Spare Parts : Chrome may be one of the safest browsers imaginable, but that doesn't mean you can forget about rogue software. And the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team is warning about a threat called "Dorkbot".
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  • TechByter Worldwide 2016.02.07: What a Difference a Year Makes; A Network Attached Storage Star Is Born, Maybe; Short Circuits; Spare Parts

    5 days ago - By TechByter

    A new feature in Adobe Lightroom that I mentioned last week is every bit as exciting as I thought it might be. Words and pictures follow. Network attached storage is coming to homes and offices, and a new NAS box from Synology comes with impressive specifications. In Short Circuits: Seagate is looking at a class action lawsuit resulting from a high percentage of failed 3 terabyte drives, Microsoft wants you to have Windows 10 for free and doesn't want to take NO for an answer, and Internet data privacy gets a score card with a low grade. In Spare Parts : Slow crooks down and you might be...
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  • TechByter Worldwide 2022-06-24: Maybe These Tools Belong In Your Graphics Toolbox. Short Circuits. Twenty Years Ago

    5 days ago - By TechByter

    Those who must create flyers, web graphics, and posters even though they have no training in graphic design can use free and low-cost online services to avoid creating laughable, poorly executed results. In Short Circuits: Anyone who watches videos on a computer should have the VideoLAN Client. It's a strong competitor, even for players that cost $50 or $100, and it can perform some actions that even expensive players can't. • When the speed of your internet connection is disappointing, check with your internet service provider, but don't overlook possible problems that are closer to home...
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