The Latest on Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Lynda.com, and Wireless Headphones for Sleeping

John Vrooman | August 2016

John Vrooman
John Vrooman

The “Windows 10 Anniversary Update” is Microsoft’s latest update to its Windows 10 operating system. This update has already been released and for most Windows 10 users, it will become available through Windows 10’s built-in “Windows Update” service. The Anniversary Update is being rolled out in stages and those who have newer computers are likely to receive the update before those who have older computers.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is a large update and therefore I would recommend that you do a full backup of your computer system before you install it.

I’m not sure how fast the rollout of the update will be, but if you haven’t received access to the update by the time you read this, the following links will direct you to some blogs/articles that will help you to learn more about the update and how you can get it without having to wait any longer.

Blog post/article from Windows.com that highlights the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Blog post/article from makeuseof.com titled “Get Windows 10 Anniversary Update Now”

 

Library Card Access to Lynda.com’s
Educational/Training Videos!

I’ve mentioned the amazing Lynda.com service in one or more of my previous columns. If you are not familiar with Lynda.com, I encourage you to take some time out to visit and explore the Lynda.com site. As you explore, I’m confident that you will identify a number of topics/courses that will interest you. If that ends up being the case, go ahead and take advantage of the service’s 10-day free trial. However, before the free trial ends and before you consider signing up for a subscription to the service, please first check to see if a local library might offer you free access to all or part of the Lynda.com service. With a little luck, you may learn that you can gain free access to some or all of the Lynda.com service by using a library card! I successfully accessed the Lynda.com service by using the library card that I obtained from the White Plains Public Library. If you live, work, go to school, or own property in Westchester County you should be able to obtain a library card that will enable you to gain access to the Lynda.com service.

Once you have a library card from a Westchester library that is a member of the Westchester Library System, you’re likely going to be able to successfully gain access to Lynda.com

For a list of libraries that are members of the Westchester Library System, please visit the following web page…
http://www.westchesterlibraries.org/about-wls/member-libraries/list-of-member-libraries/

 

Migrating From Evernote to Microsoft OneNote

Those who have been using the very popular and free version of the Evernote service/app recently learned that they had to upgrade to a paid service plan if they wanted to be able to continue to sync their Evernote information across more than two devices. Depending on one’s situation and needs, upgrading to a paid version of the Evernote service may, or may not make sense. Those who decide against upgrading may want to look at alternative note taking/management/syncing apps. For many, Microsoft’s OneNote product is a good alternative to Evernote. To learn more about OneNote, simply visit Google.com and/or YouTube.com and do a search using “OneNote 2016 tutorial” as your search criteria/search phrase. If you end up deciding to switch from Evernote to OneNote, the following link will bring you to a data migration tool that will help you get your notes out of Evernote and into OneNote…
https://www.onenote.com/import-evernote-to-onenote

 

Wireless Headphones for Sleeping

If you’ve ever tried to wear/use normal headphones or earbuds in bed, you’ve likely discovered that they’re just not comfortable to use when lying in any position other than being flat on your back. Fortunately, if you search hard and smart enough you can find a few headphone products that are specifically made for use while in bed. Another issue that’s problematic about headphone use in bed is dealing with the headphone cord that often gets in the way as you toss and turn while listening. The following link will lead you to a wireless headphone solution that is specifically engineered for use while in bed/sleeping and since it is wireless. It also eliminates the cord problem mentioned above. (However, it introduces a new problem of remembering to keep the headphones charged…nothing’s perfect…sigh)…
http://www.sleepphones.com/product/sleepphones-wireless

If you have comments, suggestions, tips, questions or just want to say “Hi,” you are invited to contact me at john@johnvrooman.com. I always enjoy hearing from you!

 

John Vrooman
John Vrooman is an experienced Realtor who enjoys staying on top of real estate, technology, gadgets, marketing, new media, and small business trends/developments. He gathers information from a diverse range of resources and enjoys sharing tips, thoughts, and discoveries with others – using a “something for everyone” approach. John has been authoring this column since August 2000 and enjoys receiving comments and suggestions from his readers.