Samsung Cloud Sync Support Ends.


For those who use Samsung Sync then the information is of most importance!

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Beginning on 2021-06-30, Gallery Sync and Drive storage for My Files will no longer be supported by Samsung Cloud and your data will be deleted, as explained further below. In addition, if you have a premium storage subscription plan, this will automatically be canceled beginning 2021-04-01 and a refund may be issued to you.

These features will now be supported by Microsoft OneDrive (This may not be supported in certain countries or device models). To minimize any inconveniences there might be, we offer you a way to migrate your existing Gallery Sync and/or Drive data to OneDrive conveniently until 2021-03-31 and continue with your service experience, or alternatively, to download your data to your mobile device and/or PC. Please note, if you migrate or download your data, these features may end and your data may be deleted prematurely even before the official end date, as described below.

You can keep enjoying other features of Samsung Cloud, such as backing up/syncing and restoring other data (such as Contacts, Calendar, and Notes).[Features to be deprecated]
– Gallery Sync, Drive, and Premium storage subscription.

The Shutdown Process is as follows;

From 2020-10-05
-No longer be able to newly use above-listed features.
-OneDrive migration and data download available.

From 2021-04-0
-Discontinue existing use of Gallery Sync and Drive
-End of OneDrive migration support
-Cancel the then-current premium storage subscription automatically and refund the last payment


From 2021-06-30
-End of data download support

Layoffs at Microsoft Looms


Rumors are that Microsoft will be laying off up to 700 People This coming week after Reporting their Quarterly earning on January 26 th 2017.This is a drop in the bucket compared to the approximately 113,000 Employees it currently has.

This layoff is part of the previously announced plan to cut 2,850 roles announced in June in Microsoft’s annual report. At that time, Microsoft said that it planned to complete those cuts by June 2017, which is the end of Microsoft’s 2017 fiscal year.

Of Course, this is just a Rumor and should be Treated as such until January 26th 2017.We will keep you posted as developments come in

 

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Manufuctures responsibility!!


If a manufacturer decides that fixing its product’s buggy software is too much work, could they (or should they) just suddenly shut down the service entirely?

At what point or length in time are manufacturers responsible for their Products.The recent acquisition of Pebble by Microsoft (Fitbit) has resulted in all warranties being voided.It also looks like Functionality and service will be reduced.

Consumers may need additional protections or new laws protecting their investments.

Please let me know what you think in the comment section.



A WORLD WITHOUT MICROSOFT/REPLACED BY LINUX


INTRODUCTION

Is it possible to “live off the grid” so to speak without Microsoft? Does this strike Fear when you think about how much Microsoft has an influence on you and me?

Microsoft has had such a powerful influence on this Planet since its inception in November 20th 1985 with Windows 1.0 Until Recently on July 29th 2015 with Windows 10. Practically every Company runs a flavor of Windows Server. In fact some schools of thought say that in fact it accounts for about 32.1 % of the world. The question then remains is it impossible to live without Microsoft Platform.I guess you can say it’s like asking someone whether they want “coke” or “Pepsi”.

Ubuntu comes to mind as the first choice if one was to live without Microsoft Environment. I have had the pleasure of using Ubuntu since version 8.0 and it was hell to be honest , driver incompatibilities and finding Machines that worked out of the box. Cue in Ubuntu 14.0 LTS and I was pleasantly surprised with how its matured and it was a breeze to install. One cannot ignore the potential this has.In fact companies like HPI and Dell as well as Lenovo have partnered to bring Ubuntu to Commercial and Retail Laptops. What attracted me to Ubuntu as a Live of Grid Option was he suite of free software that ships with Ubuntu is quite robust — the free OpenOffice.org, for example, is an excellent alternative to Microsoft Office. Enough of my mutterings though is it Possible for Entire nations or Departments to go on an entire blackout of Microsoft and live to tell the story?
You might be surprised to learn that Governments at all levels (national, state, federal and international) have opted to deploy Linux across their computer systems for a host of reasons. Some are purely technological, with the governments in question preferring the open-source benefits of the OS. Others are financial, as Linux is typically far less expensive than buying a license for Windows. Still others are political, as organizations like the World Trade Organization have actively pressured governments to shun Microsoft products. In any case, here are some of the governing bodies in for example that now run Linux on their computers.

LINUX USERS IN GOVERNMENT

Department of Defense
According to Linux.com, the United States Department of Defense is the “single biggest install base for Red Hat Linux” in the world. Nor was it an unconscious choice, as Brigadier General Nick Justice, the Deputy Program Officer for the Army’s Program Executive Office proclaims “open source software is part of the integrated network fabric which connects and enables our command and control system to work effectively, as people’s lives depend on it.” Justice went on to state that “when we rolled into Baghdad, we did it using open source”, and that he was indeed Red Hat’s “biggest customer.”
US Navy Submarine Fleet
FreeSoftwareMagazine.com reveals that “the US Navy nuclear submarine fleet is using GNU/Linux” as well.
The City of Munich in Germany
Spain
State-Owned Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Essentially, Linux became “the basis for its web server and a new terminal platform” at the bank.
Cuba
According to Caribbean Net News, the switch to Linux was motivated not by technology or cost issues, but instead constituted “the latest front of the communist island’s battle against what it views as U.S. hegemony.” Nova was introduced during a conference held in the name of “technological sovereignty” and was touted as essential to Cuba’s “desire to replace the Microsoft software running most of the island’s computers.” Evidently, Cuban officials feared that U.S. security agencies could access Microsoft software code and in the process discover secrets belonging to the Cuban government. Whether or not Cuba’s switch to Linux has any practical effect on relations between the two countries is debatable, but they have been using Nova ever since.

LINUX USERS IN INDUSTRY

Google
Google appears to run a customizes version of Ubuntu called Goobuntu. Linux is also frequently used internally on desktop machines, beyond its use on Google servers.
IBM
In addition to doing development work on Linux itself, IBM is known to use it internally on desktops and servers. IBM also ran a TV ad campaign in 2006 called “IBM Supports Linux 100%.” In the last decade, perhaps no larger company than IBM has contributed more to the success of Linux, both financially and developmentally.
Conoco Phillips
According to Alan Huffman, then manager of Conoco’s seismic imaging technology center, claimed that the machine was capable of performing 500 billion calculations in a second. C-Net’s News.com reported in depth on the machine, which, largely due to using Linux, reportedly “costs a tenth of the average price of a conventional supercomputer.”

It was not long ago when Microsoft Windows had a tight stranglehold on the operating system market. Walk into a Circuit City or Staples, it seemed, and virtually any computer you took home would be running the most current flavor of Windows. Ditto for computers ordered direct from a manufacturer. In the last decade, though, the operating system market has begun to change. Slightly more than 5% of all computers now run Mac, according to NetMarketShare.com. Linux is hovering just beneath 1% of the overall market share in operating systems. And although that might sound like a small number, Linux is far more than just a fringe OS. In fact, it’s running in quite a few more places than you probably suspect.

What can $37 get you this days?


This is a questions that would baffle a great many of us,after all its not every day that you are asked to ponder on what 37 American Dollars buys.I mean for 31 dollars a month i can get an Iphone 6 today from Apple or an oil painting from amazon.The Painting may still end up being a bit more that 37 Dollars.But Still 37 Dollars does not take you that Far this Days with the economy as it is.Despite the fact that Microsoft sold Nokia,they have managed to produce a 37 Dollar Phone!!!.Sounds Crazy right? Well its the Nokia 216.

 

This Nokia Phone comes in two Types:The Nokia 216 and the Nokia 216 Dual SIM. The Specs are:

Operating System

  • The Nokia 216 comes with Series 30 Os.

Display

  • It Comes with a Pixel Density of 167 ppi.
  • Screen is a QVGA which translates to  320 x 240
  • The Display size is 2.4 inches

 

Battery

  • It comes with a modest 1020 mAh replacable battery
  • Maximun standby time: Up to 24 day
  • Maximum talk time (2G): Up to 18 h
  • Maximum music playback time: Up to 47 h

Memory

  • RAM: 16 MB
  • Maximum memory card size: 32 GB
  • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
  • User data storage: Memory card

 

Cellular Connectivity

  • GSM network: 900 MHz, 1800 MHz
  • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
  • GSM max data speed UL: GPRS 85.6 kbps

For the Full List of Specifications

It Looks like quite the little Number on paper,i would definately be interested in taking it for a Spin.I mean it has expandable memory,how many  600+ dollar phones still have this option let alone a removable battery.It is definately for the Budget conscious Person or for that Geek  kid aka millennial, that has been begging and throwing tantrums for a Phone.

 

If anyone has had a chance to test drive this Number please leave a comment  down Below

 

                                         The world Runs on Information

 

 

Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607: September 29, 2016


Its Seems Microsoft has Blessed us with another Cumulative Update #Versions 1607 which brings the OS upto 14393.222.

This Particular update has a number of fixes including the Following :

  • Improved reliability of the Windows Update Agent, shared drives, virtual private network (VPN), clustering, HTTP downloads, Internet Explorer 11, Hyper-V platform, multimedia playback, and Microsoft Edge.
  • Improved performance of push and local notifications, Hyper-V platform, and some social media websites using Microsoft Edge.
  • Addressed issue where mapping a drive from an elevated command prompt doesn’t work with administrator credentials.
  • Addressed issue causing movies that were ripped using the transport stream (.ts) format to play without sound in Windows Media Player and the Xbox One Media Player app.
  • Addressed issue causing the Movies & TV app on the Xbox to stop working when attempting to play content that was just purchased from the Store.
  • Addressed issue where ActiveX can’t be installed when using the ActiveX Installer Service (AXIS) in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Addressed issue causing “Print all linked documents” to not work in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Improved reliability of downloading and updating games from the Store.
  • Addressed issue preventing some users from changing the default download location in Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Addressed issue causing unnecessary notifications about fixing Microsoft account in Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Addressed additional issues with multimedia, Windows kernel, Windows shell, enterprise security, storage file system, Remote Desktop, core platform, Hyper-V platform, Windows Update for Business, display kernel, near field communication (NFC), input and composition, Bluetooth, Microsoft Lync 2010 compatibility, Windows Storage API, app registration, Trusted Platform Module, Group Policy, Internet Explorer 11, virtual private network (VPN), BitLocker, wireless networking, datacenter networking, Cortana, PowerShell, Active Directory, connection manager and data usage, Access Point Name (APN) database, Microsoft Edge, Windows Recovery Environment, file clustering, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, audio playback settings, DShow Bridge, app compatibility, licensing, cloud infrastructure, domain name system (DNS) server, network controller, USB barcode reader, and Adobe Flash Player.

 

Please comment if you have been able to install the update successfully and if not also let us know what issues you encountered.

 

SURFACE PRO 3=Cool student in Class!!!


Microsoft has the best Deal Ever for

Students,with a  $300.00 Discount for any Student wanting to buy the

Surface Pro 3 – 256GB / Intel Core i7

which retails for 1549.00 with $300.00 that’s a Great Deal if I Ever saw one.Click on the “Student(s) Link and Start a journey to Great Savings.

Valid until 12/31/2015, or while supplies last. Education discount not combinable with other promotional pricing. Available in Microsoft online store in US (including Puerto Rico). Only available to K-12, higher education students, parents purchasing on behalf of students, faculty, staff, school board, and PTA/PTO executives. Institutions are not eligible for this offer. Some purchases are only available for higher education students, and may require additional eligibility verification. Offer only valid on select products. Limited quantities may be available. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or coupon code. Not combinable with other offers. Taxes may apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. False representations of eligibility voids this offer, and Microsoft reserves the right to collect the full price of product(s) ordered. Limit of 1 item per order for most products. Bulk orders not valid and may be canceled.

Source:www.microsoftstore.com,