Facebook – Shopify e-commerce expansion coming in 2015

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Facebook will be adding more “BUY” buttons to ads and product pages created on the Shopify e-commerce platform.  Users should carefully use these resources with safe security practices in mind  http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2485814,00.asp Launched less than a year ago, the Buy button lets consumers purchase products through the News Feed or Pages without leaving Facebook. Shopify, a […]

Apple iOS9 FAQ on announced new features

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Network world shares detailed FAQ for Apple iOS9 on newly announced features http://www.networkworld.com/article/2933174/wireless/ios-9-faq-everything-you-need-to-know-about-apples-new-mobile-os.html Apple has massively improved and expanded several essential built-in apps and services. Most notably Siri is now running on steroids, and Maps has included mass transit info. Furthermore, the Passbook built-in app has been replaced with the Apple Pay-powered Wallet, and the […]

WWDC 2015 – Slide show of most important product announcements

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This slide show from Network World captures 14 of the most important Apple product announcements  http://www.networkworld.com/article/2932971/software/apples-14-most-important-announcements-at-wwdc-2015.html Apple on Monday kicked of WWDC with its standard keynote address. Per usual, the event was chock full of exciting and surprising announcements that touched on all things iOS, Mac, and Apple Watch. From a brand new music service […]

Microsoft Security Updates – JUNE 2015

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https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-jun Microsoft is releasing the following eight security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities: Bulletin ID: MS15-056 Bulletin Title: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3058515) Max Severity Rating: Critical Vulnerability Impact: Remote Code Execution Restart Requirement: Requires restart Affected Software: Internet Explorer on affected Microsoft Windows clients and servers. Bulletin ID: MS15-057 Bulletin Title: Vulnerability […]

Web Security – US Government must use HTTPS on all sites by December 2016

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All governmental sites must use encrypted secure connections as an operational standard by the end of 2016. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2485665,00.asp https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2015/m-15-13.pdf The White House now requires all publicly accessible federal websites and services to use a secure HTTPS connection. Government agencies have until Dec. 31, 2016 to comply with the new HTTPS-Only Standard directive.   Unencrypted HTTP connections “create a […]

Apple WWDC 2015 conference

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Apple’s 2015 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) is currently in process where several new product updates are anticipated this week http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/wwdc/ http://www.apple.com/live/2015-june-event/ WWDC is the annual Worldwide Developers Conference held by Apple in San Francisco, California. The 2015 conference will take place from June 8–12. Some possibly expected developments included: * New versions of iOS […]

Windows 10 – Upgrade and FAQ resources

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Below are resources for Windows 10 to help facilitate updating from WIN7 or WIN8 http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/windows-10-specifications http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/frequently-asked-questions-windows-10/5c0b9368-a9e8-4238-b1e4-45f4b7ed2fb9 If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 on your PC or tablet, here’s what it takes. * Latest OS:  Make sure you are running the latest version either Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 Update. *  Need to download […]

Microsoft Skype – Critical Fix for invalid URL crash issue

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This issue was quickly patched and all Skype users should apply this fix promptly  http://venturebeat.com/2015/06/02/these-8-characters-crash-skype-and-once-theyre-in-your-chat-history-the-app-cant-start/ Skype users have discovered a rather nasty bug in the app. Sending the characters “http://:” (without the quotes) crashes Skype, and receiving a message with those characters makes it crash any time you try to sign in again.  The bug […]

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report – Volume 18

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For IT security professionals, the SIR v18 research report is available as well as detailed article on the life cycle for a recent popular exploit http://www.microsoft.com/security/sir/default.aspx TABLE OF CONTENTS SIR Volume 18: July 2014 to December 2014 FEATURE ARTICLE: The life and times of an exploit First, vulnerability disclosures across the entire industry increased precipitously […]

Windows 10 – Nine Benefits from Business Insider review

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This review by an Apple Mac user from Business Insider magazine highlights many of key new features for Windows 10 http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technology/9-reasons-why-i%e2%80%99m-ready-to-love-windows-10/ar-BBkkRUI In my own tests with Windows 10, there’s a lot to like — I’m still not sure if it’ll be enough to get me to switch from my own Mac and go Windows full-time, […]


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