MAC OS X Yosemite Upgrade Issues

I was excited when the announcement of Mac OS X Yosemite Beta was out and open to public testing, but I was not able to download, I am guessing because there are many people like myself who wants to get their hands on the new OS from Apple and their server was not able to accommodate the demand. And yesterday I decided to give it a try and I encountered many issues. It served it’s purpose as Beta and the question now is how do you get back all those things that were working before the upgrade? There will be many people who will surely get into trouble if they were overtaken by their excitement and may have not fully understood the term beta or testing. So in this article I will share what issues I encountered and how I fixed those issues.

yosemite

Microsoft Lets You Reminisce the 90s

For those of you who grew up in the 90s could still remember playing with Tamagotchi and Einstein trolls. And of course we had discman, SNES cartridges and floppy disks. Wow! so much had changed since then.

In 20th anniversary celebration of Microsoft‘s website, it put up its first homepage. Talk about reliving the time where  Windows 95 operating systems was still at the forefront of innovation.

microsoft

Should You Worry About the New Facebook Messenger?

A lot of Facebook users, including my wife, have  recently raised privacy concerns over the new Facebook Messenger mobile app. They claim that by using the new app, Facebook would be able to steal all of your data, access your contact list and call your friends without permission, and  use your camera and microphone without your knowledge. Scary, right?

But there is no need to panic. These accusations are not entirely true. In its defence, Facebook even released a statement that all these talk are based on misinformation. Well, who can they blame? They have not been really good at that previously when they conducted a study without our consent.facebook

Basically, the premise of the new Facebook messenger is:  it is a separate app that can run independently. An instant chat feature. So you don’t have to launch the full Facebook app which will save you memory, bandwidth, and battery life. The chat head feature is very helpful for multitasking. You don’t have to leave your current screen to be able to see the text message.

Top 10 Countries With Fastest Internet Connection for Q1 2014

The internet has transformed the way we live and work. And  most countries have worked harder to improve their internet connection speed.

The January to March 2014 State of the Internet report from Akamai Technologies, content delivery network based in the U.S. shows a global average connection speed of 3.9 Mbps, a 1.8% increase from  4th quarter of 2013.

Unsurprisingly, South Korea retained  the fastest internet connection with 23.6 Mbps. That’s 6 times faster than the rest of the world. Japan, in the second spot, has improved its speed by 12%. Hong Kong, which is number 1 in 2012 has dropped to number 3 with Switzerland and Netherlands finishing at 4th and 5th spot.

It may shock you that the U.S., the best in technology is not even in the top 10. In fact, it ranked only in the 12th place.

Study Reveals Britons Spend More Time On Tech Than Sleeping

A recent study by a UK Communications regulator reflects an excessive use of technology that disrupts our normal life.

Research by Ofcom reveals that UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night’s sleep of eight hours and 21 minutes.

Among those surveyed, more alarming are the habits of 16-24 years old who squeezed 9 hours 8 minutes each day by multi-tasking and using different media and devices at the same time.

For the first time since 2009, TV viewing has fallen to under 4 hours per day and people have turned to tablets and smartphones.

On a positive note however, the report suggests that children were  found to have an advanced understanding of technology devices, with six-year-olds having the same level of knowledge as the average 45-year-old.