Windows 10 – New ARM Device support

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Windows 10 – New ARM Device support Microsoft now supports Windows 10 on ARM Devices as noted below http://www.eweek.com/development/microsoft-now-supports-windows-10-on-arm-devices Developers who want to build Windows 10 apps on ARM architecture now have access to an officially supported software development kit and tools from Microsoft, six months after a preview version first brought the possibilities to […]

Apple – iPad Pro 12.9-inch review

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iPad Pro Diary: The 12.9-inch iPad is so good my advice to friends has changed … This year I’ve been saying that, if you can afford it, you’re never going to regret buying the new 12.9-inch model. It didn’t take me long to fall in love with it.  Most of all, I’m absolutely blown away […]

Microsoft Security – end of FIX IT program

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Microsoft has ended the FIX IT program used to provide highly specific patches to repair or workaround technical issues.  This is mainly to ensure a more complete patching process than putting in single changes & not keeping up-to-date otherwise https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/11/05/microsoft-ends-easy-fix-service.aspx Microsoft killed its Easy Fix service for Windows systems last month, and this month appeared […]

Facebook – Boosts Bug Bounty payouts for security researchers

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Facebook has increased its Bug Bounty program to encourage security researchers to find & privately disclose security flaws: http://www.eweek.com/security/facebook-boosts-bug-bounty-payouts-for-account-takeover-flaws Facebook has faced multiple challenges over the course of 2018 as it has struggled with inauthentic user behavior, abuse of private information and outright attacks where user accounts were hijacked. In an effort to improve user account security and […]

PowerShell – Windows Compatibility Module 1.0.0

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Microsoft had released a new “Windows Compatibility Module” that can help aid migration to the PowerShell Core 6 facility https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/11/16/microsoft-powershell-core-6-module.aspx https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2018/11/15/announcing-general-availability-of-the-windows-compatibility-module-1-0-0/ Microsoft on Thursday announced the release of the Windows Compatibility Module 1.0.0 for PowerShell Core 6.   The module, which goes by the “WindowsCompatibility” name, lets PowerShell Core 6 users access PowerShell modules that Microsoft hasn’t […]

Personal Firewall – Benefits and best free products for 2018

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  PC Magazine features excellent article on the added protective value for Personal Firewalls https://www.pcmag.com/article/313986/the-best-free-firewalls Do You Need a Personal Firewall?  Windows has an effective built-in firewall, your home network adds another layer of protection, and your security suite has its own firewall. Is the personal firewall utility dead? You probably know that Windows 10 has […]


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