Author Archives: JCB

About JCB

A retired chemical engineer who likes to play with computers.

Which is Better: Mac or PC?

If you type this article’s title into an Internet search engine, be prepared to enter a “holy war” in which proponents of each type of computer will passionately bombard you with reasons why one is better than the other. We’re … Continue reading

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Windows Fall Creators Update

On October 17, Microsoft released the Fall Creators Update to Windows 10. This is the third major, named update since Windows 10 was originally issued on July 29, 2015. The previous three updates were the November Update (November 2015), the … Continue reading

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Online Security Today

More and more, our everyday activities are conducted online, over the Internet. More and more, we hear horror stories of identity theft, cybercrime, companies with whom we do business hacked and personal information stolen, and individual’s personal computer files held … Continue reading

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Wikipedia

I was born in the 1940s, long before the Internet came into being to supply information. For someone like me, who loved to read and wanted information about everything, there was a means. Door-to-door salesmen walked the neighborhoods, selling encyclopedias: … Continue reading

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MacBook Pro

After almost 30 years using Windows PCs exclusively, I recently bought a MacBook Pro. Why? Well, it all started with an iPhone. Before the iPhone, I had a Motorola Droid4 Android phone. It never seemed smooth and responsive to me … Continue reading

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Who Invented the Internet?

The Internet pervades our lives. There is almost no one whose life is not touched by of it. For many of us, the Internet seems like a necessity. We do our banking using it. We get our news from it. … Continue reading

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Apple versus Microsoft–a Little History

In 1981, when Microsoft provided the operating system for the original IBM Personal Computer (PC), it retained the right to sell that operating system to other computer manufacturers. Thus was born the PC clone market. Many manufacturers entered the market … Continue reading

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