Facebook is going to let publishers start charging readers to view stories.

I consider this to be “BAD NEWS” for those of us that are struggling to make a living in this ever increasing world of stupidity. This new service will affect every user of the Facebook platform.

“The social network has started briefing publishers on the forthcoming subscription service and hopes to start testing it by October, according to a person familiar with the matter. – Facebook is currently telling publishers they’ll be able to show at least 10 free articles per month before the paywall kicks in.”

Source link is at the end of this article, for more about this breaking news.

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not always the sharper tool in the shed -but- if I’m understanding this correctly, if you want to go to a link of a media outlet (TV media, on-line Newspaper) you will have to pay a fee. This is bad news.

Or if I’m understanding this as – since I have two website’s (www.thinkr8.comwww.amerispheresoftware.wordpress.com) and two Fb page’s linking to those websites, and you the reader here in Fb see my post from any one of my Fb page’s and want to link to the website article, you’ll have to pay a fee to me. And if that’s the case, then “Great” I would start to make on-line money. Cause as it stands now, you don’t (yes, some have, thank you) support my on-line endeavor’s. Having said that, if the latter is correct then I’m all for the up and coming new subscription service.

Another funny thing I noticed about this news – I googled it, and there were no links to any tech sites, (Tech Crunch, PCWorld, C|Net, Computerworld, etc.) only local tv station across the states. Weird, very weird.


Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-testing-publisher-subscriptions-2017-7

Click here for: Facebook Exec Campbell Brown: We Are Launching a News Subscription Product.

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Wintrol 5 Windows Control Panel Utility +

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Wintrol is a free computer software program, designed to utilize Windows Operating Systems Control Panel applets. With wintrol, the stress of dealing with the complexities of windows control panel is minimized.

Wintrol can provide access to Windows control panel applets, services, and tools.
Located at the tools section in Wintrol, there are 6 buttons that are set up to allow you to add your own portable apps. Wintrol provides access to a series Windows 10 tweaks (unfortunately disabled at this time).

Wintrol is able to grab the basic system information about your computer.

With Wintrol you can check the current drive wintrol is running on for errors.
Eject the portable drive wintrol may be running on.

Wintrol can run the System File Checker (SFC.exe) The SFC checks for system files that have changed or modified by 3rd party apps. The sfc.exe will attempt to fix them, place log on the desktop, and restart your computer.

And Wintrol can create a system restore point.

Wintrol was made to be portable, access to Windows control panel can be done from any user administrator account.

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Wintrol 5.1.0 Build 200 (Windows Control Panel Utility +)

To learn more about wintrol, use this link to get there – http://thinkr8.com/wintrol-5

Learning more about Wintrol over at its main page is worth the look.
Once you get on over there, please leave a comment about your experience with Wintrol.

I’m looking forward to some feed back and in hopes to improve the Wintrol program.

Thank you.

How To Get Shareware For Free

If you’re like me and you like finding computer software programs at no cost, then you have come to the right place to find out how you can get full version software (shareware) programs for free.

I’ve found and installed free computer software for over a decade now, and have no intentions of stopping anytime soon. However, before I tell you where to find shareware for free, I should warn you about installing free software to your computer. We all know when you are using the computer we have to be careful (especially in this present day) with the threat of Malware, Spyware, and Virus’.

Read the entire article here.

Green Screen of Death Now in Windows 10 For Insider’s

Windows 10 testers will now get a Green Screen of Death – The Verge – The Verge

Beta News Windows 10 testers will now get a Green Screen of Death – Windows’ infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is turning a shade of green for Windows 10 testers soon. A leaked preview build of Windows 10 (build 14997).ᅠIt’s not clear why Microsoft has picked green over blue for its Windows 10 Insider builds, but Hoekstra confirms this new color scheme is only for preview participants. It’s likely that Microsoft wants to distinguish between genuine BSOD issues and problems and crashes that are more likely to occur during the testing of Windows 10 builds.

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The New iPhone 7S Leak

New iPhone 7S Leak Will Anger Everyone – Forbes

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New iPhone 7S Leak Will Anger Everyone

For Apple and the iPhone, 2017 is the big one. It marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic smartphone and leak after credible leak has told us about radical design changes and revolutionary new technology. But are they wrong? According to new

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Where To Find Geeky Tech Items

It’s been awhile since I’ve been here.
So I thought I’d write this software review and post it today.
This review is by far the most in-depth software review I have written to date.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

The review however, is posted over at Thinkr8.com.
Here’s the link to get you over there, Where To Find Geeky Tech Items.

The review covers the mobile app Geek.

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Geek – Smarter Shopping -Provided by Wish Inc.

 

Tech Falls, Dow Goes Up

Dow Jones Closes at Record High – http://time.com/4567001/dow-jones-record-high-close/