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Experts urge users to upgrade from Windows 7

first_img“Microsoft has an upgrade utility that you can basically run on your computer, it will take your credit card information and it will bill a license for you,” he said. Wurtenberg says that if you have a computer running on Windows 7 you may be able to upgrade it to Windows 10. This process will put you back about $100. Wurtenberg says that while you may think that big corporations with a lot of data are the most at risk, it’s actually casual web browsing that could get you in trouble. Wurtenberg tells 12 News that if you must continue to use Windows 7 for the time being, develop a plan to upgrade within the next few months. “Any future problems that arise because of viruses or anything to that nature will not be patched,” Wurtenberg said. If your computer is more than a few years old Wurtenberg says that the upgrade may not be worth it and you should consider buying a new computer all together. “The average user browsing Facebook and reading email is probably some of the riskiest behavior that you have,” he said. “I would say that especially those users should be thinking about upgrading to Windows 10.” center_img “You can continue to use your operating system, it will continue to function, however, as time goes on the risk for infection will continue to grow,” he said. “If it’s bordering on three to four years old I’d probably take a stock and say, maybe it’s time to upgrade it and buy one that already has Windows 10 on it,” he said. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — It’s a day many computer users have been dreading. Microsoft officially ended support for its Windows 7 operating system Tuesday. Derek Wurtenberg, department lead for the Managed Services Department at Red Barn Technology Group in Binghamton tells 12 News that if you continue to use Windows 7 after today you will be putting your digital security at risk. Wurtenberg says that while Windows 7 will still work after today, your computer is more likely to be compromised. last_img read more

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Multigenerational living changing the way Gold Coast houses are built

first_imgInside the Southport house.He said care options for elderly parents might be too expensive so living together as a family was a cheaper alternative.He also said there was an “expectation issue” among younger generations, who wanted a three-bedroom house straight away instead of buying a smaller place first then upgrading in future as their parents did decades ago.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThat was leading children to live at home longer so they could save more money.Liz Francis built a second house on her Tallebudgera property so her mother could live with the family. Mr Molloy said the reduced cost of living was appealing to many homeowners and he believed it would become a more popular housing option.LJ Hooker Mudgeeraba agent John Fischer said many people were even letting some of their dual living spaces out, particularly as holiday rentals on Airbnb.“There are a lot of people looking for that extra income,” he said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 This Southport house at 26 Loweana St also offers dual living on a lower level. Mrs Francis’ home at 16 Tyalla Court, Tallebudgera. The second living space.“We decided there was no better place for her to be than with us,” she said.She said living in separate houses on the same block meant they could spend plenty of time together as a family while her mother remained independent.“It just meant that she was very incorporated in our every day activities,” Mrs Francis said.“It was special for her and special for us.”Hope Island Resort Realty agent Evan Molloy had noticed the increased demand for dual living properties. Inside the extra dwelling.“I’ve got three properties (on the market) at the moment that are dual living,” he said.“The waterfront one was built with that in mind – it’s interesting we’re seeing it in new builds.”He said some families were selling multiple homes interstate so they could buy a much bigger residence on the Coast that would accommodate everyone.“We’ve had a good amount of people looking specifically for that purpose, particularly interstate buyers escaping Sydney and Melbourne (markets).”MORE: Beach vs Hinterland 1. 8 Timberlea Court, Helensvale This Helensvale property at 8 Timberlea Ct has a second self-contained dwelling, which was once the shed. 4. 16 Tyalla Court, Tallebudgera Liz Francis built an additional house on her block so her mother could live with the family. Pictured with Samara Seth, 5, Amy Seth and Olivia Seth, 3, at home in Tallebudgera. Picture John GassLONG gone are the days parents push their children out of the nest as soon as they reach adulthood.The Gold Coast property market is adapting to allow children to live with their parents long after they have grown up.Leading property valuation firm Herron Todd White’s November Month in Review report found there had been a “strong shift” toward multigenerational housing on the Coast with more properties now accommodating three generations. FOUR DUAL LIVING GOLD COAST HOMES The second house Mrs Francis built on her Tallebudgera block.“Many dwellings are being converted to form secondary living areas or multiple dwellings on one property,” the report said.“Generally speaking, it’s the older members of the family moving into the secondary areas.”Herron Todd White director Tod Gillespie said affordability was the obvious reason behind the shift but there were many underlying factors contributing to the trend.“We seem to be seeing more dual occupant houses being built, especially in the acreage areas, for family reasons,” he said. Outside the Southport house. 2. 26 Loweana St, Southport MORE: Fisherman’s hut going under the hammer 3. 11 Wisteria Court, Tallebudgera Valleylast_img read more

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Chelsea Keen on Higuain- Morata Swap Deal with AC Milan

first_imgChelsea are keen on signing Gonzalo Higuain from AC Milan in a swap deal with Alvaro Morata, according to Sky in Italy.It is understood that Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has huge respect for Higuain, who he worked with at Napoli and was interested in bringing to Chelsea in the summer.Sky in Italy understands Morata is keen to return to Italy having previously spent two years with Juventus where he won two Serie A titles and two Coppa Italias. However, the deal would be complicated by the fact that Higuain is on loan at AC Milan from Juventus.Higuain scored 36 league goals in the one season he worked with Sarri before leaving the San Paolo to join Juventus.He was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer but joined Milan in a £16.3m loan deal, with the club having an option to buy him permanently for £32.6m.At his news conference on Friday, Sarri called Higuain a “wonderful player” but refused to discuss a potential move for the Argentinian.“As you know, I like him very much. He is a wonderful player, a wonderful man,” Sarri said.“But I don’t want to talk about Higuain. I have two strikers, two-and-a-half at the moment, and Gonzalo is playing for AC Milan. It’s better not to talk about him at the moment.”The 31-year-old has scored seven goals in all competitions so far this season.Chelsea have deployed Eden Hazard as a false nine on a number of occasions this season, with Morata struggling for form and Olivier Giroud scoring just once in the Premier League.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more