Microsoft Office – 2016 version release

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Office 2016 improves workgroup collaboration and cloud capabilities as described below http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/22/9366013/microsoft-office-2016-review http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/22/microsoft-releases-office-2016-with-features-focused-on-teamwork/ http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2491223,00.asp Microsoft is giving one of its most successful products, Office, a big update. Consumers who use the software should get used to seeing more of them. The company will begin shipping on Tuesday Office 2016, an overhaul of the software suite, […]

National Security – China to work with USA to prevent cybercrime

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China has pledged to assist and cooperate with USA in combating cybercrime as shared below: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/24/daily-report-china-promises-to-work-with-u-s-to-prevent-cybercrime/ In Seattle, the talk was of cooperation. In a speech to American business leaders Tuesday night, China’s president, Xi Jinping, pledged to work with the United States to prevent cybercrime. Mr. Xi’s long-anticipated visit comes over increased tensions over […]

Facebook – New Dislike Button scam circulating

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A new version of the Facebook “Dislike” button scam is being massively spammed and should be avoided.  Following the steps contained could lead to malware infections.  http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Fake-%e2%80%9cDislike%e2%80%9d-Button-Scam-Spreads-On-Facebook.html/ https://grahamcluley.com/2015/09/right-cue-come-facebook-dislike-button-scams/ When Mark Zuckerberg recently hinted at the possibility of a “Dislike” button on Facebook, you could practically guess what would follow next: a wave of scams on […]

Facebook – Adds email PGP encryption option

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Facebook has strengthened email options by adding PGP encryption support via ProtonMail services as shared below http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Strengthens-Email-Encryption.html/ http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/22/protonmail-adds-support-for-facebook-pgp/ Facebook introduced email encryption back in June as a way of protecting users from getting their emails from the site hacked. The social media giant strengthened that protection this week, adding support from encrypted email provider ProtonMail. […]

Google Chrome – 25 advanced features slideshow

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Google Chrome users may benefit from some of advanced techniques shared below: http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/323996/25-hidden-chrome-features-that-will-make-your-life-easier Browsers have evolved far beyond their original mission of providing one-way windows into the world wide webosphere. Indeed, as more services migrate to the cloud, browsers only reinforce their new role as multi-function boxes of digital magic. All the important Internet things […]

Leadership – Watch out for the Blind Spots

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John Maxwell encourages leaders to assess weaknesses they not readily see, by assessing the four symptoms listed below http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/leadership-blind-spots Do you have any blind spots?…If you answered no, you now know where your blind spot is! Okay, I think most of us would acknowledge that we do possess blind spots. We assume there must be […]

Mobile Security – iPhone iOS 9 Exploit manipulates Siri to gain access

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A combination of manual techniques and manipulation of Siri service can unlock an iPhone by someone with access to physical device. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2491912,00.asp http://lifehacker.com/ios-9-lock-screen-exploit-gives-evildoers-access-to-you-1732811435 RECOMMENDATION: Want to prevent it? Just turn off Siri on your lock screen. A clever iPhone user uncovered a new exploit in iOS 9 (and 9.0.1) that allows a person—presumably with a […]

Facebook – New Rich Text authoring capabilities

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Facebook is adding new rich text capability to notes and posting capabilities as shared below: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/88620/20150926/facebook-gives-notes-a-much-needed-facelift.htm Facebook has given a significant makeover to its long-ignored feature: Notes. Now, the feature allows users to add cover photos, put captions and format texts, among other things. Facebook discussed the most recent update on the feature through a […]

Windows 10 Enterprise – Corporate maintenance documentation

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An excellent resource on WIN10 security update options and other desktop management maintenance needs has been published on TechNet https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt598226%28v=vs.85%29.aspx In enterprise IT environments, the desire to provide users with the latest technologies needs to be balanced with the need for manageability and cost control. In the past, many enterprises managed their Windows deployments homogeneously […]


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