Maybe you're delivering a presentation to a huge audience. Maybe you just need to get some work done on a tight deadline. Windows will take control of your computer, force-feed it updates and flip the reset switch automatically -- and there's not a damn thing you can do about it, once it gets started. As far as I'm concerned, it's the single worst thing about Windows. And when I poked around Microsoft, the overarching message I received was that Microsoft has no interest in fixing it. On September 1, 2010, I sat within speaking distance of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, ready to help live-blog his every word.
And don't expect to use your computer again soon; depending on the speed of your drive and the size of the update, it could be anywhere from 10 minutes to well over an hour before your PC is ready for work.
If your household is like mine, then there is a buzz in the air that has had everyone going crazy, and that buzz is Minecraft, a game where you collect and break apart blocks that you then use to build houses and other structures within a virtual world.
That buzz has reached a fever pitch now that Mojang has just released an update to its i OS app.
Nothing good lasts forever, not even your all singing, all dancing new Android smart phone.
The warning signs are obvious, apps taking forever to load, constant force close notifications and a battery life shorter than an episode of Westworld.
You cannot simply drag-and-drop music onto an i Pod in the same way that you can with more generic manufacturers – you have to sync a central library using Apple’s i Tunes software.
, the biggest problem for i Pod users is the alternatives struggle to sync music correctly.
But my Windows laptop -- a Windows laptop in a sea of Mac Books! I figured it just needed a quick reboot, so that's what I did.
But because Windows had recently downloaded some updates, my computer decided it would be a good time to It was the first of three occasions that a forced Windows update would totally destroy my workflow at a critical moment -- once crippling my computer when I had a hot scoop to share with the world.
It’s compatible with every i Pod model up to the Nano 1g and the Mini (as well as a host of other non-Apple models) – thus covering most “back-of-the-drawer” devices.
It’s incredibly easy to set up, and once it’s installed, your computer (and you music software of choice) will recognise your i Pod as a generic MP3 device instead.