FaceBook is so Meta. Except it isn’t. FaceBook is still FaceBook: a toxic sludge of junk advertising masquerading as a social network.
I’ll keep my outrage short. Windows Update gave me the terse message “this PC doesn’t currently meet Windows 11 system requirements.”Continue reading
Still getting ads in email and social media for PC ‘cleaner’ software? Truth is, you don’t need them. It’s time to ditch the cleaners in Windows 10. Continue reading
Spring is here and with it, more Edge and ‘Rewards’ nagware from Microsoft. Continue reading
Google and the other search engines have been the major driver of traffic to the open web for years. Social media is changing all that in two ways; social referrals – what we call ‘word of mouth’ in real life – and embedded content. Is Facebook is Killing the Open Web? Continue reading
We all know passwords are rubbish. We pick short ones, simple ones, easy ones; we never change them, we use our birthdays, childrens’ names, pets’s names, postcodes; and then we write them down on post-it notes and stick them to the screen. We think we’re clever when we use a password manager – right up to the point that gets hacked and all our passwords get published to FacePoke in one fell swoop.
What we need is something unique to us that we don’t have to remember or write down, that is always on our person and that will never change. Like a fingerprint. Lots of phones and laptops now have fingerprint scanners. That must be better. Except that’s worse. Continue reading