After over three decades of Microsoft Windows success, there have been some clear failures along the way. With that in mind, we’ve picked the six worst versions of Windows. All of these made us want to stick to older, better versions of Windows, or use alternatives like Macs or Linux instead. The Ranking Criteria Most of us know a bad version of Windows when we see it. Maybe we’ve experienced personal pain in wrestling with its bugs, or lost time reinstalling it over and over again, or heard stories about how often it’s crashed. In developing this list, we considered the following metrics: How much people hated each version (appearances on other worst-of lists), how poorly it sold, how slowly it was adopted, how bad its reviews were, the length of its lifespan on the market, and our own personal experiences with the software. For fun, we also googled “Windows [x] Sucks,” and tallied up the results. Honestly, there’s no hard science to this, so you might not agree with … [Read more...] about The 6 Worst Versions of Windows, Ranked
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The Apple Watch has been a good fitness tracker since its launch in 2015. With each subsequent generation, it’s gained additional hardware features. The latest Apple Watches can detect and monitor a few different health conditions. Caution: The Apple Watch Isn’t a Medical Device First, I must mention two big caveats. The Apple Watch is in no way a replacement for your doctor, nor is the internet, nor am I (check my bio: I’m just a writer). This article will give you an overview of the different health conditions the Apple Watch can potentially detect. Just keep in mind, the device can’t diagnose you. If you’re at all concerned about the different readings or results you get from any of the sensors, contact your doctor. Also, the Apple Watch is still relatively new. A lot of research is still being done ( you can even participate if you want ) on which conditions it can potentially monitor. Of course, we won’t see the results of those studies for a while. The Apple … [Read more...] about What Health Conditions Can an Apple Watch Detect?
" " NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter unlocks its rotor blades, allowing them to spin freely, on April 7, 2021, the 47th Martian day, or sol, of its mission. They had been held in place since before launch, and the unlocking is one of several milestones that must be met before the helicopter can attempt the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU All eyes are on the red planet lately. Thanks to a number of missions in the past few years – including the Perseverance Rover that touched down Feb. 22, 2021 – Mars is increasingly interesting to astronomers, astrophysicists and future astronauts. NASA plans to put astronauts on Mars in the future, and Elon Musk keeps claiming he'll do it first , but before we strap in and blast off, it helps to know exactly how long it takes to get to there. Mars completes one turn around the sun every 687 Earth days . This means that the distance between Earth and Mars changes every day, and the two … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take to Get to Mars?
With such big screens these days, it’s easy to lose track of such a tiny mouse cursor. Luckily, Apple introduced a quick way to visually locate the cursor in 2015. Here’s how to use it. If you’ve lost track of the mouse pointer arrow on your screen, quickly shake your mouse or trackpad finger back and forth. The cursor will momentarily grow much larger on the screen, making its location more visually obvious. When you stop shaking, the cursor will return to its normal size. This feature works in all versions of macOS, starting with macOS 10.11 El Capitan. We also tested it on macOS 11.0 Big Sur . How to Disable the “Shake to Find” Mouse Pointer Shaking the cursor to find it is a handy feature, but if you trigger it too often by accident and find it annoying, it’s easy to disable. Just open System Preferences by clicking the Apple menu and selecting “System Preferences.” Navigate to “Accessibility,” and then click “Display” in the sidebar. In the “Cursor” tab, … [Read more...] about How to Quickly Locate Your Mac Mouse Cursor by Shaking