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Consumer Reports Joins Us To Suggest Windows Features To MacBook Users

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Consumer Reports joined Into Tomorrow this week to give us a look at Windows for MacBook users:

If you’re a longtime MacBook user looking for what’s fresh and innovative in your next laptop, you might finally have good reasons to look at the world of Windows. Consumer Reports electronics spokesman James McQueen is here to talk about what you need to know if you’re considering making that switch.

First, obviously you have more hardware options. Buying a Mac is easy: Only one company makes them, and Apple doesn’t even try to fill every product niche. On the Windows side, however, multiple manufacturers ship entire categories of computers Apple doesn’t even make.

The world of Windows can also offer a significant price advantage. The cheapest Mac laptop costs around $999. For that money you could buy a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 for $180 — and four more for your friends.

Secondly, malware problems have abated. In Windows XP’s day, Microsoft’s operating system was a malware magnet and smug Mac users would rest secure in their platform’s relative safety. But Microsoft has really focused on security in Windows 10, and online criminals have started paying more attention to Apple.

Also, the cloud makes migration simple. The more your computing life runs through Web-hosted apps and services, the easier you’ll find it to switch operating systems. Your migration process won’t consist of much more than typing usernames and passwords into the new machine.

For more info on this story, visit ConsumerReports.org.

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For Into Tomorrow, James McQueen – Consumer Reports

 Dave shares an app he’s been playing with:

We’ve all gotten that text with the confusing ellipses or the ambiguous emjoi that leaves us wondering: What does it really mean?

That’s where Crushh comes in — They spell it with two h’s or … Cru-Shh — This app claims to use artificial intelligence to analyze your text exchanges and determine how much your crush, friend, significant other, co-worker or even your spouse really likes you.

Crushh promises to read the “body language” behind text messages to decode their hidden meanings.  Their website says:  “Imagine having the ability to see the signs that your boyfriend or girlfriend is going to break up with you — Or reveal someone you didn’t realize was secretly in love with you.”

The app is free, but only available for Android phones. That’s because iPhones don’t let apps access iMessages. So iPhonies will have to determine – on your own — if your significant other really loves you or not.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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