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How computers and cellphones are impacting modern Amish communities: helping business owners and craftspeople increase efficiency, anxiety about social effects (New York Times)

New York Times: How computers and cellphones are impacting modern Amish communities: helping business owners and craftspeople increase efficiency, anxiety about social effects  —  A young woman, wearing a traditional full-length Amish dress and white bonnet, stepped away from a farmer’s market, opened her palm and revealed a smartphone. … Techmeme

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How to Disable the New Transparency Effects in Windows 10

With Microsoft’s new Fluent Design, announced alongside the Fall Creators Update, Windows 10 is gaining more and more transparency—or, technically, translucency. If you don’t like this effect, you can flip a switch to disable transparency in all parts of Windows 10, from the taskbar and Start menu to apps like Calculator and People. Click Here […]

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How to Turn Off (or Customize) Sound Effects in Windows

Windows plays a startup sound and other sound effects regularly, and they can get obnoxious. They’re especially annoying on Windows 7, where Windows plays a click sound every time you switch folders in Windows Explorer. You can disable them entirely—or even set custom sound effects, if you prefer. Click Here to Continue Reading … How-To Geek