Windows 10 – Last day of eligibility for free upgrade

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http://www.wired.com/2016/07/windows-10-free-upgrade-ends/ But tonight (or very early tomorrow morning, depending on your time zone), jumping from Windows Old to Windows 10 will no longer be complimentary. Instead, the Home version will cost you $120, while Windows 10 Pro will set you back $200. Since free is generally preferable to not free, most people should take the […]

Internet – World wide web now 10,000 days old

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The internet is now 27 1/3 years as a special celebration of this great resource was noted for today. https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/44954-10-000-days-of-the-web Come July 28th, the web will be 10k days old! The web is still in its infancy but through its public release, there has been a tremendous impact on lives around the world. You can […]

Windows 10 – Countdown clock for WIN7 and WIN8 users

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This link shares the exact time in which the free upgrade offer expires for WIN7 or WIN8 users to upgrade to WIN10 free of charge (about 2 days from now) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/buy    

Malware – 2016 Rio Olympics will be a key theme to bait users

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Already “fake Olympic 2016 tickets” and other spammed items are now circulating. Major world events like this, offer the proverbial cheese in the mousetrap for “click happy” users. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3098187/security/hackers-are-targeting-the-rio-olympics-so-watch-out-for-these-cyberthreats.html Hackers are targeting the Rio Olympics, so watch out for these cyberthreats. The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will attract more than just athletes and […]

Leadership – How to bounce back from setbacks

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John Maxwell shares an excellent leadership article related to value of sacrifice in making tough decisions http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/bounce-back-from-your-setback Do you know any rubber-band people? — They’re the people who, no matter what happens to them, always seem to bounce back. They may experience an illness, a family tragedy, or a run of bad luck, but it never […]

Hardware – Seagate 10TB Barracuda Pro

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Seagate is introducing the world’s largest hard drive designed for consumers for around $540 as described below http://www.pcworld.com/article/3096292/storage/seagates-10tb-barracuda-pro-is-the-worlds-largest-consumer-hard-drive.html Got a thirst for more storage on your PC? Seagate has heard you and Tuesday morning introduced the world’s largest capacity consumer hard drive for desktop users. The 10TB Barracuda Pro doesn’t play just the capacity card […]

Leadership – Tough decision-making creates personal growth

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John Maxwell shares an excellent leadership article related to value of sacrifice in making tough decisions http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/the-power-of-sacrifice Everything worthwhile is uphill. I’ve been saying this for a while now, but the more I think about it, the more I know it’s true. Whether you’re talking about personal growth, personal health, business or some other aspect […]

Windows 10 – Final WIN7 and WIN8 free WGX upgrade notification

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For WIN7 and WIN8 users, the final version for the FREE Windows 10 upgrade notification invitation has been released to remind users of the July 29th deadline.  http://www.infoworld.com/article/3097521/microsoft-windows/last-gasp-microsoft-updates-get-windows-10-nagster-kb-3035583-yet-again.html With nine days to go, Microsoft really, really wants you to claim your free upgrade to Windows 10. Come to think of it, Microsoft has really, really […]

Facebook – Messenger reaches One Billion users milestone

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Over one billion users registered to any software facility is a rare accomplishment http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/07/20/facebook-messenger-has-1-billion-users/87319582/ SAN FRANCISCO — Messenger, Facebook’s homegrown messaging app, has joined the 1 billion users club, achieving what is still a rare feat in the technology world.  But they are increasingly in favor of Facebook, which now has three apps with more than […]

Malware – History of Ransomware 2005-2016

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This 22 slide presentation shares a historical recap of developments through the years.  This threat took off significantly during 2013 with the advent of Cryptolocker http://www.networkworld.com/article/3097534/malware-cybercrime/the-history-of-ransomware.html Ransomware has been the most pervasive cyber threat since 2005. According to publicly available information, ransomware infections have outnumbered data breaches 7,694 to 6,013 over the past 11 years.  Over […]


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