Digital Assistants – Microsoft Cortana to work in future with Google Alexa by 2018

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Microsoft Cortana will interoperate with Google Alexa’s voice activated devices  by the start of 2018, as shared in following article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/technology/amazon-alexa-microsoft-cortana.html SEATTLE — The crowded pack of voice-controlled digital assistants — Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana — are good at numerous things. They can help people play music, set up calendar […]

YouTube – Further modernizes website and logo AUG-2017

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YouTube released a new version of their website as documented below in Verge article: https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/29/16216868/new-youtube-logo-redesign-font-color-app-design For the last 12 years, YouTube’s logo has been a pair of anachronisms wrapped inside each other. Tube is slang for a television set, which used to be powered by vacuum tubes. But neither tubes nor TVs are central to […]

Hurricane Harvey – Donate safely to avoid fraudulent scams

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As I have friends in Houston area, I am remembering those who are affected by this major storm. During major disasters, fake web sites emerge which can be used to gleam or compromise credit cards and personal identity.  Also, some legitimate sites may contribute to storm victims but retain a high level of portion of […]

Windows Server 1709 – New version uses WIN10 naming conventions

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During the Fall 2017, Microsoft is releasing Windows Server 1709.  This new 2017 version is designed to improve cloud & traditionally hosted applications. This new version will use WIN10 naming conventions official release. http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/microsoft-to-launch-windows-server-version-1709-in-september Microsoft is planning to release Windows Server version 1709 next month during the software giant’s annual Ignite IT conference. This year, […]

Windows 10 – Fall Creators preview build 16275 stability release

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Late this week, Microsoft released WIN10 Fall Creators preview build 16275 designed to tune stability with 7 bug fixes in preparation for the Fall 2017 official release. https://venturebeat.com/2017/08/25/microsoft-releases-new-windows-10-preview-with-7-bug-fixes-ahead-of-fall-creators-update/ Two days after the last build, Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with only bug fixes and improvements. The company is now finalizing […]

Mobile Phones – Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review AUG-2017

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This slide presentation share review of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 — which is one of most advanced mobile phones at this point.  Six major advantages are noted, along with a few concerns such as price & battery size  https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/1258-galaxy-note-8-reasons-to-buy-avoid.html The Galaxy Note 8 is more than just a do-over for the recalled Note […]

Windows 10 – O/S upgrade improvements noted for future

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The pre-loading of the WIN10 operating system on some WIN7 and WIN8 users required extensive disk space and performed in a silent mode. While this was transparent on newer machines, it sometimes impacted WIN7 users who desired stay on the older O/S.  Originally, this made it easy for user to move to WIN10 expediently. It […]

Leadership – How to improve Strategic Thinking in 2017

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John Maxwell shares ideas and tactics for improving strategic thinking for teams and leaders http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/why-leaders-use-strategic-thinking Strategy is thinking ahead with a design and a goal in mind. In other words, your leaders and managers can take control of tomorrow by thinking about it today. How do strategic leaders position themselves and their teams for success […]

Intel – Ninth Generation 10nm Ice Lake CPU announced

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The new Intel 9th generation “Ice Lake” processor was just been announced.  It will offer 10nm state-of-art miniaturization, as shared in this informative article by PC Magazine http://www.pcworld.com/article/3216428/components/intel-discloses-ice-lake-another-10nm-chip-beyond-cannon-lake.html On Monday, August 21, Intel plans to unveil its 8th-generation Core processors. But it may have also unveiled one member of its 9th-generation Core family: Ice Lake.  A […]

Leadership – Five benefits of employee development

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As this article shares it is easy to overlook “employee development” in daily business conduct and this excellent article from John Maxwell share the value of developing others are greater levels of responsibility: http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/5-ways-employee-development-benefits-leaders Managers can easily overlook intentional employee development and training in the rush to get things done. Production can obscure development. Soon […]


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