Thursday, 3 December 2020

What could be more cool than the Windows Snipping tool? How about it's functionality from a keyboard shortcut!

 

We are testing a new process for delivering new feature improvements to our customers outside of major Windows 10 feature updates. Through the Windows Feature Experience Pack, we can improve certain features and experiences that are now developed independently of the OS. Currently, only a limited number of features are being developed this way, so we are starting out very scoped. By testing this process first with Windows Insiders, we hope to expand the scope and the frequency of releases in the future. Eventually, Windows Feature Experience Pack updates will get folded into the already existing servicing process for Windows 10 and delivered to customers that way through Windows Update.

Today, we are releasing Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.1070.0 to the Beta Channel. This update includes the following improvements:

Based on Insider feedback, you can now use the built-in screen snipping experience in Windows (WIN + SHIFT + S) to create a snip of your screen and paste it directly into a folder of your choice in File Explorer to save the screenshot there. Try it out!

Using the touch keyboard in a portrait posture on a 2-in-1 touch device now supports split keyboard mode.

Windows Feature Experience Pack updates will be delivered to Insiders through Windows Update just like builds and cumulative updates are. Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel can go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for updates to receive the Windows Feature Experience Pack update. Please note that in order to receive this update, Insiders in the Beta Channel will need to have 20H2 Build 19042.662 installed. Insiders will need to reboot to enable the above mentioned improvements and can check their Windows Feature Experience Pack version by going to Settings > System > About.

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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Business Email Compromise scammer attacks - be aware & stay safe

BEC or Business Email Compromise hacking is one of the most common types of cyber-attack, which the FBI says costs more than £6 billion a year - and experts say Nigeria is its epicentre.

Cyber reporter Joe Tidy speaks with one BEC hacker in Nigeria to find out how they work, and how he feels about his victims.

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Honda's updates to the CB1000R for 2021

 

Neo Sports Café has evolved. Starting with the CB1000R; completely restyled, from the sleek headlight, to the newly redesigned aluminium subframe, with an individual and aggressive character. And for an even more hand-crafted look, the CB1000R Black Edition is the epitome of style through its individual design.

So, Honda have updated my bike. Most of the bike is the same, many of the tweaks are OK, but a bit "meh". However, where I think the 2021 model is a definite improvement is in the LCD dash. The current version works well - but the new version is clearer, customisable & allows headset / smartphone integration. Oooo, dash envy!

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The 12 Dais Of Christmas - by Spoken Word & The Bible Society. Brilliant!


A playful parody of 'The 12 Days of Christmas', with a profound message of hope. If your internet connection looks unstable - fear not, it may just be part of the video!

This year Dai Woolridge wanted to create something which would bring both festive cheer and feature hope. This piece is a playful take on a Christmas classic, but we pray that it points you to profound comfort – a baby born in the mess, for our mess. The very one who came to offer us a vaccine, that – if we want it – means we’ll never be socially distanced from God.

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Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Advent - a time of cardboard calendars & morsels of chocolate?

The word advent itself means “arrival” or “an appearing or coming into place.” Christians often speak of Christ’s “first advent” and “second advent”; that is, His first and second comings to earth. His first advent would be the Incarnation - Christmastime.

The Advent season lasts for four Sundays. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, or the nearest Sunday to November 30. Advent ends on Christmas Eve and thus is not considered part of the Christmas season. The Advent celebration is both a commemoration of Christ’s first coming and an anticipation of His second coming. As Israel longed for their Messiah to come, so Christians long for their Saviour to come again.

So, apart from chewing chocolate on our journey through to Christmas, let's use Advent as a season to prepare us to celebrate Jesus' birth. I highly recommend the following: 

HPP - Living Advent Calendar

CoE: Comfort & Joy

As we approach Christmas, celebrate the greatest story of all. Wherever you are, however you can celebrate, the Christ Child's promise of comfort and joy is for you.

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Friday, 27 November 2020

The call of Creation

In Romans 1:20 the Apostle Paul explained that glimpses of God’s invisible attributes and divine character are revealed through the things He has made. In other words, the entire created order – including the universe, planet earth and every living creature - tells us something important about the nature of God. These extraordinary revelations are available to anyone with an open heart.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what makes a bike beautiful?

 

Honda CB1000R+? Ducati 996? Vincent Black Shadow? Suzuki Gladius? (Ok, probably not the Suzuki!)

Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder but it’s not all subjective either. 

FortNine takes a deep dive into motorcycle aesthetics. 

I wouldn't disagree with them either. The Indian FTR1200 was on a shortlist of two - and was just pipped by my lovely CB1000R+ . 

OK, it's obviously not just about looks - a great bike is one that rides fabulously, handles well. But, a wise man once said that if your don't get "that" feeling each time you open the garage - you've bought the wrong bike!

I'm generally not big on custom bikes but feast your mince pies on this Triton & tell me that isn't a thing of beauty!

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