Not a fan of the Windows 10 upgrade

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This image is courtesy of the Microsoft Australia website

The latest operating system that you can upgrade to is the Windows 10 operating system if you bought a personal computer (PC) with Windows 7 or Windows 8. I bought a PC with Windows 7 a few years back. I did upgrade my PC to Windows 8. My main issue that it made the PC more complicated. The speed of the PC surprising didn’t slow down. Windows 8 saw the introduction of the App Store for the PC which didn’t exist in Windows 7. Had to navigate to go to websites to retrieve the applications. The intention of Windows 10 was to simplify from Windows 8 and the navigate with less time. One unique feature is the introduction of Microsoft Edge, a new browser only available for Windows 10 users which is intended to replaced Internet Explorer which served Microsoft well for a couple of decades.

I have tried the Windows 10 upgrade to feel the simplicity but feel too many teething problems. One problem was the performance of the PC was too slow. Finding Microsoft Edge could not handle using reading the newspaper replica of The Sydney Morning Herald because The Sydney Morning Herald was using the older Adobe Flash software. I was finding so many performance issues with Microsoft Edge that I returned to Windows 8 where speed was lesser a problem. With my current PC, I want to stay with Windows 8 still support from Microsoft remains. I will only use Windows 10 if I get a new computer one day pre-installed with Windows 10.

P.S.: The Sydney Morning Herald is a daily newspaper from Sydney, Australia.

The Ashes is on Nine (Zero)

Yes it is nearly The Ashes again time in the sport of cricket. Australia plays England in another five test cricket matches. If you know the sport of cricket, this is one most important test series in the game itself. A cricket test match lasts for five days. Both teams have two innings with the team having the most runs as winners of the test match. Any incomplete tests within the five days then be declared a draw. For viewers in the Australian city of Sydney, everyday of the Australia v England international cricket is on Nine Network’s digital high definition channel called Gem except for one day of test cricket from Lords on Nine. Gem is on Channel 90 on the free to air digital TV sets or digital high definition set top boxes. Remember, 90 can be know as Nine (Zero) as well. The first test will held in the Welsh city of Swansea. This is Swansea’s first time of having The Ashes. The first ball will be bowled at 8pm Australian Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 8. Yes, The State of Origin decider from Lang Park in Brisbane which is a huge rugby league encounter will be on Channel 9/NBN/WIN all over Australia. The starting time is identical to The Ashes First test on Wednesday, July 8. Keep in mind The Nine Network has the Australian exclusive television rights for the 2015 and 2019 series. Bad luck for pay tv viewers who were watching Fox Sports The Ashes in 2011. The best thing to do is to switch to Channel Nine (Zero).

AC/DC have entered into the world of music streaming

According to a number of sources like The Guardian and Pitchfork, AC/DC have entered into the world of music streaming. Can access their catalogue right now in Spotify and Rdio. Will appear in Apple Music when it launches.

They join a number of major classic rock acts like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Eagles and The Rolling Stones who have their catalogues on a number of music streaming services.

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This image is courtesy of the AC/DC webpage acdc.com

Apple wants to get into music streaming

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Image courtesy of the Apple website.

The announcement of Apple getting to be in the streaming music business is soon going to be a reality. Buying music from iTunes as music downloads as being there main business for a number of years. Apple Music is the streaming product that marks their expansion to the music industry. A number of others such as Spotify, Google Play Music All Access and Tidal are ready for subscription at present. Apple Music according to the Apple website are promising a trial subscription for three months. I recently switched from using the iPhone to an Android. My newest phone is the Samsung Galaxy S5. I am still an user of iTunes. After reading the advertisement, I do feel that I should give Apple Music a try when it is released. I am currently a paid subscriber to Spotify. It is interesting where my subscription payments will go in the future. I do hope Apple Music will give the music industry a shot in the arm that it really deserves.
For more information, go to http://www.apple.com

NOTE: Hi to the other bloggers out there. This is not an advertisement. I am not employed by Apple. A little out of touch with the blogging world for now. Love to look at some of the exciting blogs out there. Bye for now.

Coming back to the world of blogging

It has being a long time since I have posted on Petesmusic’s Blog. Hello to all interested parties that want to read this. I have being quite doing my other project which I ended called The Indie Aspie & have being studying at one Australian technical college. I did happen to acquire a Certificate II in Information, Digital Media & Technology at TAFE NSW. TAFE NSW is a tertiary institution in the state of New South Wales in a country called Australia. This is the start of the new chapter and hope to provide interesting material down the line.

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