Windows Release Health Dashboard now live

Some time ago Microsoft announced they would be more transparent about the status of Windows 10 regarding known issues and fixes. With the release of Windows 10 version 1903 aka the Windows 10 May 2019 update, the status pages are now live. In the release announcement, , these pages are referred to as the Windows […]

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Well Intentioned, but Damaging

How Does That Score Make the Student Feel? I have fond feelings about my 4th grade teachers, both of them. Because I could not do math facts fast I had to repeat the 4th grade. My teachers were well intentioned with the timed math facts, but it has had a lifetime of negative impact on […]

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Good News For Apple Users

Are you an loyal Apple fan? Well, here’s some good news for you, especially if you’re planning to buy a new Mac or you’re already a proud owner of  one.

There’s no need to pay for anything if you want data transferred to your new Mac. The data migration fee has finally been dropped.

After speaking with an Apple Store Operations Specialist, TidBITS reported that the company has dropped the data migration fee charged when users move their content from an old computer to a new Mac.


That’s really good news because Apple’s data migration fee was quite high. You would really have had to factor that in if, in case, you wanted to upgrade your old Mac to a new one.

Previously, when you went to the Apple Store to upgrade your computer to a new one or had some repairs done, you’d have to pay a whopping $99 to migrate the data to your new device or new hard drive. As first reported by TidBITS on Tuesday, Apple quietly discontinued charging this particular fee.


So, if you’re seriously considering replacing your old Mac, go right ahead. Now is the perfect time for it.

An Apple Store Operations Specialist told the tech news site that “Beginning April 2, there will be no cost of Data Migrations with the purchase of a new Mac or Data Transfers with a repair.”


For tech savvy folks, data transfer from one Mac to another can easily be done.

Nevertheless, if you’re confident in your tech savviness, you could do so yourself at home; Apple offers a set of instructions explaining how to move content from an old computer — even if it’s a PC — to your new Mac. If you got into the habit of uploading your files to iCloud, there’s no transfer even necessary when you change computers.


For folks, who have no technical knowledge or patience to deal with data transfer, they can always just go to an Apple store to get it done for free.

In any case, if you’d rather a professional handle the work, you can now go to the Apple Store to have it done for free.


Data transfer is not the only issue that you have to deal with when you buy a new Mac. There are a lot of other issues that you could be confronted with. After all, anything can happen to your new Mac.

You wouldn’t have much of a problem if issues arise within the first year of your purchase. Your new Mac would still be under warranty.

It’s the same thing if you avail of …

Under Win10 1903, Edge refusing to open HTTPS sites

I’m seeing reports of bugs in Edge. The error messages say: SEC7120: [CORS] The origin ‘ms-appx-web://microsoft.microsoftedge’ failed to allow a cross-origin font resource at ‘ms-appx-web:///assets/Fonts/BrowserMDL.ttf#Browser MDL2 Assets’. CSS3119: No fonts available for @font-face rule ErrorPageStyles.css (11,7)

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Remember “Download and install now” – the big reason to upgrade to 1903? Yeah. Not so much.

I have high hopes for “Download and install now,” the new feature in Win10 version 1903, just out. Six weeks ago I wrote about it, saying: By the time Microsoft ships Win10 1903, theoretically in late May, we’re supposed to have the tools necessary to block it. At the very least, you should block it […]

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New forum for Win10 1903

With its official release, it’s time to give Win10 version 1903 its own forum. Et viola:

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Is it time to install Win10 1903?

I can hear you scoffing. But nevermind. I just got this bit of mail: Dear Mr. Leonhard, In your article, you tell us *how* to prevent Windows 10 from updating to version 1903, (and a lot of time complaining about Microsoft in general), but you entirely neglect to tell your readers *why* we may wish […]

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Microsoft issues new cumulative updates for Windows 10 v1803 and v1809

On Tuesday, May 21, Microsoft released Cumulative updates for Windows 10 v1803 and v1809. v 1803 KB 4499183 Build 17134.799 v1809 KB 4497934 Build 17763.529 Starting with update [KB4499183 and KB4497934], we are introducing functionality that allows you to decide when to install a feature update. You control when you get a feature update while […]

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Patch Lady – 1903 is now officially released

Fasten your seatbelts, here we go.  It’s official 1903 is now out. We already have known issues that are being tracked. Remember to be on Pro, set a deferral for feature updates. Now then if you WANT 1903 (well because you write about updates or love to live on the edge) you may not get […]

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Google Classroom: A Guide to Reusing Old Assignments

Create a List of Your Assignments in Google Classroom Every year is a new opportunity to be better than you were last year. This is one of the advantages to teaching, unlike any other profession we get a fresh start every year. The kids from last year are not the same as the kids from […]

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