Managing your money – Here’s a quiz for long-time CTPC members: what was the shareware checkbook management program we featured in our “Disks of the Month” years ago? I don’t recall the name – please email me if you know. I do remember it was pretty popular until Quicken arrived on the scene with features such as linking between accounts that made the shareware program seem obsolete. Today we have numerous software and cloud based choices for managing our financial lives: Quicken, Mint, Bank sites, Broker sites, Excel, TurboTax. Richard Frisch is beginning work on a financial technology presentation and would like to hear what CTPC members use – what you like, what you don't like and how you use these apps and services. Also, what would you like added to these apps and services, if anything. This is a great topic and I think we can all learn something from Richard and each other.
Changes ahead at Cablevision – Cablevision is being sold to a Netherlands-based multinational telecoms company called Altice. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Altice Chief Executive Patrick Drahi said that his vision was to take bundled cable services - so-called quadruple play offers because the bundles include TV, mobile, fixed telephone lines and high-speed broadband - to the U.S., where such deals don't exist on a large scale.” How will this impact us?Forced Windows 10 downloads – Windows 7 and 8 are apparently in some cases downloading Windows 10 through Windows Update “just in case” users decide to upgrade. There are complaints that this is wasting bandwidth, using unnecessary disk space and slowing systems down. Has anyone experienced this? Is Microsoft out of line?
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December newsletter in pdf format - posted 12/172014
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