Leadership – Manage yourself rather than time

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An excellent article on leadership from John Maxwell’s management blog http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/dont-try-to-manage-your-time-manage-yourself Here’s an important announcement: There is no such thing as time management. Think about it; the term is an oxymoron. Time cannot be managed. It cannot be controlled in any way. Everyone gets the same number of hours and minutes every day. Nobody—no matter […]

Google – Brillo O/S designed for home device control

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A specialized version of Android was announced that is designed to control devices used in home environment as noted below: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2484792,00.asp https://developers.google.com/brillo/ Google didn’t have anyone sky-diving into Moscone at this year’s I/O developer conference, but it did have news about virtual reality, the next version of Android, and a new platform for the Internet […]

Google I/O conference 2015 highlights

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PC Magazine features slideshow of Google I/O conference 2015 highlights http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/334844/google-i-o-2015-everything-you-need-to-know Google I/O kicked off this week in San Francisco with a clear reminder that the company mission has extended well beyond a list of 10 blue links. Google’s Senior Vice President of Product, Sundar Pichai, reminded the crowd of 3,000 developers just how broad […]

Google GMAIL – improvements announced in MAY 2015

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GMAIL improvements were announced during this week’s I/O conference http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2484967,00.asp http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2470955,00.asp Until now, if you wanted to try out Google’s Inbox by Gmail app but couldn’t score an invitation you were out of luck. That’s about to change. Google on Thursday announced it has opened Inbox to everyone. The app, which launched in October 2015 to […]

Facebook – Adds GIF animated support for photo images

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2485085,00.asp Facebook has recently added limited support for animated images as noted below: Get ready for Facebook to be a whole lot more animated. The social network has caved and joined the GIF party. That’s right, you can finally post an animated GIF in your Facebook status update. “We’re rolling out support for animated GIFs […]

Leadership – the servant leadership concept

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  John Maxwell’s blog shares excellent advice on being attuned to team member needs and helping each member contribute and grow: http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/live2lead-a-chance-to-serve-your-people-and-your-community What’s your highest calling as a leader? Well, I believe it’s being a servant leader. I often teach that leaders ask the question, “Will I help people?” But servant leaders ask, “HOW will […]

Ransomware – Locker Sleeper variant activated on May 25 2015

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A new variant of Ransomeware lies dormant until triggered by an activation date as described below http://www.networkworld.com/article/2927212/security0/new-sleeper-locker-ransomware-laid-dormant-on-infected-pcs-until-this-week-report-says.html Dubbed Locker, this ‘sleeper’ ransomware had laid dormant on infected devices until those behind the scam activated it earlier this week. A new strain of ransomware that had laid dormant on infected devices suddenly “woke up” at midnight […]

Smartphone Privacy – Lookout security 2015 research report

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Lookout security performed an excellent study on privacy in mobile computing recently.  Also seven best practices for improved protection are shared below https://www.lookout.com/resources/reports/mobile-privacy-iq Lookout’s Mobile Privacy IQ study, a survey of smartphone owners in the United States, examines data-based trends about our privacy mindsets and how they inform our perceptions, behaviors, and feelings toward privacy […]

Facebook – Profile photo best practices to safeguard privacy

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Facebook recently changed privacy policies to allow more detail to be shown than just the 180×180 sized user profile photo. CNET offers an overview of recent changes, plus best practices to safeguard privacy. http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-protect-your-facebook-profile-picture/ No matter how securely you’ve locked down your Facebook account, you can’t make your profile pic and cover photo private. Whatever […]

Windows 10 – Security updates move to daily basis rather than once per month

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Windows 10 will feature DAILY security patches anytime during the month, rather than the traditional Patch Tuesday update process. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/04/microsoft_windows_10_updates/ Ignite 2015 Microsoft has shown off some of the new security mechanisms embedded in Windows 10, and revealed a change to its software updates. Windows supremo Terry Myerson reckons the revised security patch rollout – […]


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