Microsoft July 2018 updates – Exchange and Skype issues addressed

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Microsoft Exchange and Skype security updates impacted some corporate users & Microsoft has pulled these updates and they are addressing issues with corrected code. https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/07/18/july-patches-skype-exchange-problems.aspx https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2018/07/16/issue-with-july-updates-for-windows-on-an-exchange-server/ Microsoft’s July 10 “update Tuesday” patches negatively affected organizations using Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015 and Exchange Server, Microsoft admitted this week.    On the Exchange Server side, […]

Window 10 – OneNote preview has many new edit features

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The new “preview” version for OneNote for Windows 10 contains several new features as noted below: OneNote for Windows 10 Gets a Major Update Microsoft’s William Devereux has documented a nice set of new features that just arrived in the latest update to OneNote for Windows 10. And if you’re in the Insider Program, below […]

Smart Phones – Corning Gorilla Glass version 6

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Corning has developed Gorilla Glass version 6 which will be featured in mobile devices by the end of 2018.  It will be twice as strong as version 5.  More details can be found in the following PC Magazine review: https://www.pcmag.com/news/362563/corning-gorilla-glass-6-can-survive-15-drops The latest version of Corning’s Gorilla Glass is twice as durable as the previous generation, […]

OneNote for Window 10 – JULY 2018 release

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OneNote for Windows 10 contains significant new features in the JULY 2018 release  OneNote for Windows 10 Gets a Major Update Microsoft’s William Devereux has documented a nice set of new features that just arrived in the latest update to OneNote for Windows 10. And if you’re in the Insider Program, there are even more new […]

Oracle – Quarterly security updates JULY 2018

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Oracle has released their quarterly security updates patching 334 vulnerabilities across their family of products. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Oracle+Critical+Patch+Update+Release/23886/ http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2018-4258247.html Oracle released their quarterly critical patch update today.  This patch addresses a record number of 334 vulnerabilities across a wide set of Oracle supported products.   Vulnerabilities in Weblogic, Oracle Spatial, and Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer are rated with […]

FBI – Business email compromise of 12 billion dollars 2013-2018

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The IC3 reports on an estimated $12 billion loss between 2013-2018 on a world wide basis as FBI reports below: https://www.ic3.gov/media/2018/180712.aspx This Public Service Announcement is an update and companion to Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) PSA 1-050417-PSA posted on www.ic3.gov. This PSA includes new Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) complaint information and updated statistical data […]

Amazon – Beware of fake Prime Day 2018 deals

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As Amazon Prime Day 2018 is underway with extensive discounted items, users should be very careful in handing email, ads, web searches, etc. ensuring these are genuine and not scams to lure victims into fraud, malware, or personal identity attacks.  Below is example from last year sharing very similar advice and to always affirm things […]

Music – Streaming services account for 75 percent of USA volume

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Music streaming makes up 75 percent of consumption in the US according to a recent Nielsen study https://www.pcmag.com/news/362399/streaming-has-taken-over-the-music-industry Americans streamed a record 403 billion songs in the first six months of 2018, marking the latest milestone in the unstoppable march of music streaming services.   According to Nielsen’s US Mid-Year Music Report, audio and video music […]

Windows 10 – NOTEPAD improved for Redstone 5 in Fall 2018

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Windows 10 will see some improved features in it’s text based NOTEPAD editor. These new functions are targeted for the Redstone 5 release in Fall 2018 https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-notepad-is-finally-getting-an-update-1827543753 Notepad is getting a refresher.  It’s coming more into line, aesthetically, with Metro and should no longer look so outdated. But the changes aren’t just cosmetic. You’ll be able […]

Microsoft Xbox – Dolby Vision support being tested

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The new Dolby Vision support for the Xbox platform is being tested for a future release  https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/12/17563670/microsoft-xbox-one-dolby-vision-support Microsoft is preparing to add Dolby Vision support to its Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles. The addition will mean Microsoft’s consoles join the Apple TV 4K and Google’s Chromecast Ultra as the only streaming devices that currently support […]


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