Windows Phone Is Dead

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You probably didn’t notice it this past week but support for Windows Phone 8.1 finished – and I wouldn’t bet too much that Windows 10 Mobile will soon go the same way. This is a sad end to what I thought was a great phone platform which worked for me. Take a photo out on the road, come home and there it is on your desktop computer – thanks to the Microsoft Cloud. Have an MP3 file on your phone and want to use it as a ringtone then do it, there is no need to pay for a different version of the same file like with other phone providers.

Trump Wants To Break The Internet

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Here at Jammy Toast we love the internet. There is nothing more the bears love that goofing around websites looking for entertainment or some of our more serious bears doing research. However, that enjoyment just might become tainted soon as the evils of net neutrality raises its ugly head again. This week some of the internet’s most popular websites will participate in a day of action on Wednesday to oppose changes to US rules which govern net neutrality. Sites such as Netflix and Amazon are joining with civil liberty groups in a co-ordinated protest, and activists are already sharing viral content on Twitter, Reddit and Facebook in preparation.

Microsoft In Trouble Again

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Microsoft are always in trouble for what they include in Windows and sometimes what they exclude from Windows. You could easily be forgiven for thinking that the software giant can’t win – if they do something then they are in trouble but if they then undo it they are still in trouble. This time, Russian security software-maker Kaspersky has filed an anti-trust complaint against Microsoft with the European Commission claiming that the software giant is abusing its market dominance by pushing Windows 10 users towards its own anti-virus software.

Classic Toast

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Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great bank holiday weekend and apologies to Flat Eric for stealing his Sunday slot but I have some great news to depart – or at least I think it is great. For some time now, we have been struggling trying to decide what to do with all the old posts which made up Jammy Toast before the re-launch in 2015 – we started in 2006, so that is 9 years’ worth of Toast. First we tried to restore all the old posts but that was proving too disruptive and time-consuming for the Jammy Toast site and it would have taken many, many months to complete. We needed a better plan.

A Day At The Museum

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Here at Jammy Toast we love our brand new, shiny toys. Give us a new smartphone, or tablet and we are as happy as pigs in… well, whatever pigs are happy in. Give us a new PC and the hairs on our backs raise at the thrill of setting it up and making it all work smoothly. However, as much as we enjoy the thrill of the latest technology, we also hold a special place in our geeky hearts for classic technology from the days of yore. With this in mind, we were over the moon to hear that a guy called Andy Spencer has opened a Retro Computer Museum (RCM) in Leicester.

Jammy Toast Archive Nearly Ready

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Good Afternoon everyone, this is Edward here. I hope you have all been enjoying the sun this afternoon for the first time this year and been thinking about me working hard. As most of you will already know, I have been working on restoring the old archive posts for your enjoyment. Well, here comes the really important news – they are nearly ready to be posted live here on Jammy Toast. That is nearly nine years’ worth of old posts.

Sir Tim Targets Fake News

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The inventor of the World Wide Web and Hero of The Bears, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has unveiled a plan to tackle data abuse and fake news. In an open letter to mark the web’s 28th anniversary, Sir Tim has set out a five-year strategy amid concerns he has about how the web is being used. Sir Tim said he wants to start to combat the misuse of personal data, which creates a “chilling effect on free speech”. He also called for tighter regulation of “unethical” political adverts.