In a previous post, I went over some of the details of Windows Data Collecting and Phone Home (Telemetry) features. In here I would like to go over some ways to stop or limit the data collecting and telemetry.
Windows 10 has been a full public release now for over a year. Its biggest complaints seem to be about its heavy handed security model and intrusiveness. This seems to have been slowly ramping up more and more in every Windows release. These telemetry and data collecting features ARE present in Windows 7-8, but its not nearly as intrusive and baked in the OS.
Using session templates in Pro Tools is a great way to speed up your workflow when creating a sessions. It lets you get to creating music faster and less time setting up tracks and plugins. When you create a session through a session template, it will contain all the internal settings of the session its created from. This includes tracks layout, tempo, audio, midi, I/O settings, buss and insert settings, plugins, etc. This can have a lot of advantages when using vi's with aux output stems, various templates for songwriting, or even when live tracking with a band.
The Pro Tools 12.5 Dashboard has changed with the addition of Projects. This is related to the new online collaboration feature. The settings for Projects and Sessions are slightly different and default Pro Tools settings can be a bit problematic if you are not aware.
Are you going to Upgrade to Windows 10 ?
You Really won't need me to remind you of this after all Microsoft have been trying to hammer it home for the last year but it's finally come to crunch time. If you are going to do it, you had better do it now.
I'm not going to try and convince you one way or other it's your choice hence why we have been relatively quiet about the subject but have always been open to offering advice to those of our customers who have asked for it.
When was the last time you created a backup of your system that would allow you to restore back to its current state in a matter of minutes?
If you are well organised you might have this all under control but I would bet the farm on the majority of people do not have this in hand and only occasionally create backups or even forget until its way too late and the damage is done.
Windows 10 upgrades leave behind a lot old surplus files that take up valuable storage space, Here's how to clean up and gain some storage space back...
In this Free Tutorial video Kris shows us a very useful but often overlooked routing technique to use a reference track in your Pro Tools mix session.
10 days ago I wrote an article here on The Pro Tools PC Newsbog with detailed advice on how to best protect yourself from the Trend Micro report on some identified security flaws in Apple's Quicktime on the Windows OS's, Avid have now confirmed that advice...
I was watching a video online recently where Intel's Director Of Thunderbolt Marketing Jason Ziller was being interviewed about Thunderbolt 3 and its recent strong uptake by Windows PC and Peripheral device manufacturers.
Towards the end of the interview Jason was asked whether Thunderbolt 3 Hubs would be available with 4,5 or 6 ports and his answer was rather surprising: