In an open letter to the new MS CEO Satya Nadella, Ballmer states “I have become very busy,” and he goes on to explain “I see a combination of Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study taking up a lot of time.”
After leaving Microsoft as CEO of Microsoft a year ago, Steve Ballmer has now decided to leave the board of directors for the company.
Steve Ballmers letter explaining why he is leaving Microsoft
As some of you may have noticed, the site is looking somewhat different lately, new theme changes, updates to the front page, and a purple banner telling you that the store is under construction.
To sell stock in the PCfitness online store, I needed a solution to give quality photos for a low price, and so, I set about building a light box.
I’ve documented the process with a few pictures then put them in a small video for your entertainment, I hope you enjoy it, and I want to mention just how much fun it was, and if you pop along to the store, you can see the results for yourself.
Frustrated trying to get hold of your teenager, and they don’t respond?
There’s an app for that !!
A mother has created an app (called Ignore No More) that will lock down her son’s phone when he ignores her calls … and now all parents can buy it.
After locking her sons phone, it wont allow him to use his phone, until he calls her back and requests the password.
That means no games, no internet, etc.. and this app is now available for £1.19 on Android phones.
A deactivated phone can still dial emergency services.
- Ignore No More on Android
We recently posted about the latest problems with Windows 8.1 updates.
It turns out that The latest patch rollout contained four individual updates that are causing random Blue screen of death issues for its users, with KB2982791, a kernel-mode related driver, being the biggest culprit.
Microsoft is recommending (due to the severity of these latest problems) that anyone who has updated, should now uninstall a couple of the specific updates, or rollback using Windows Restore.
You can uninstall these updates in much the same way you uninstall any app, however, if you are not comfortable doing this on your own, feel free to call PCfitness on 07719 749121 and we will come out and sort out the problem for you.
- Description of the update kb2982791
Even when you are not using Google maps, it’s recording you, and there is even a website to prove it.
Cool, so where’s the proof?
Click here for proof
Nominated by Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook), Bill Gates, the man behind Microsoft has joined in with his version of the Ice Water Challenge.
Ice Water Challenge version 2.0 (as demonstrated by Bill) shows his willing support towards a cure for ALS (a muscle wasting disease, with currently no cure).
Bill has been kind enough to post the video on facebook for everyone to see.
The Oculus Rift DK2 is here !
Shipping has already begun (in July) and Oculus say they have 60,000 orders in the pipeline, with more than 20,000 already shipped.
- Oculus Rift
The latest expansion for World of Warcraft was announced yesterday by Blizzard at Gamescom.
The release date for the latest expansion is November 13th (10 days before the games 10th Anniversary).
One of the most popular website checking tools Nibbler from Silktide.com has today had a major facelift.
The site now runs faster, does more checks, and has a nice new interface. In a major reshuffle and interface change, some nice new changes include:
- a really cool planet-looking start screen
- an easier to read and use interface (just type in your website address and click the “test” button).
- easier to read information at a glance
I do miss the rank counter that tells you how far up the rank your website it, but all in all, a very nice set of changes, and so easy to use.
In September 2012, Pedro Bravo allegedly strangled his roommate, he then whipped out his iPhone and asked SIRI “I need to hide my roommate.”
Now, we all know that Siri will respond to such requests with a “That’s very funny” or something similar, however, (in this instance) Siri was more than helpful by replying with:
“What kind of place are you looking for? Swamps. Reservoirs. Metal Foundries. Dumps.”
The body was later found in a forest close to the suspects apartment in a makeshift grave. According to reports, investigators also noted that Bravo used a torch app nine times. Circumstantial or not, it probably helped him while he hid the body.
- Siri asked how to hide a dead body
The Store is currently under construction - no orders shall be fulfilled at this moment.