Smart Phones – Advice on whether 5G model is currently needed

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There are now several 5G-compatible phones on the market & PC Magazine notes that infrastructure is currently not in place for “true 5G” except for a few pilot test cities. Best advice is to patiently wait until this is well supported verses paying a premium now. https://www.pcmag.com/news/368706/should-i-buy-a-5g-phone-now-or-wait But should you, an average consumer, buy a […]

IT Leadership – Creating Project Innovation MAY-2019

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The IIL shares an excellent article on improved innovation for technical & business projects. A series of questions are answered by an industry expert Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation EXAMPLE:  Of the three types of innovation [market-creating, sustaining, efficiency], how do you determine which one to focus a team’s energy? Or how to split their […]

High performance Gigabyte SSD drive uses PCI 4.0 standards

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A new high performance Gigabyte drive features PCI 4.0 standards for advanced features & speed as documented below: https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/31/gigabyte-aorus-nvme-pcie4-ssd/ Gigabyte has launched one of the first PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs that shows the incredible speed potential of the new tech. The AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD can hit up to 5,000MB/s read speeds and 4,400 MB/s write performance. […]

BlackBerry Messenger – Service discontinued after May 2019

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The consumer version of BlackBerry Messenger will be discontinued after May 2019, as other vendor messenger services were more widely preferred in user communities.  However, an “Enterprise” version of BBM will still be maintained for corporate users. https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/31/blackberry-messenger-shuts-down/ Time to Say Goodbye – English Version https://blog.bbm.com/2019/05/31/bbm-faq/s/folders/19000163838 Today we’re announcing that we will be closing BBM consumer […]

Windows 10 v1903 – New Light desktop theme option

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The new Windows 10 v1903 update includes a new Light desktop theme option https://www.howtogeek.com/417976/how-to-enable-windows-10s-new-light-theme/ Windows 10’s May 2019 Update includes a new light theme and a brighter default desktop background to go with it. Here’s how to enable the shiny new theme and get a lighter looking desktop.   If you previously used Windows 10’s default desktop background, […]

Apple WWDC 2019 – iTunes may be replaced after 18 years

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Next week at the Apple WWDC 2019 conference, it is speculated that iTunes may be replaced after 18 years of music & podcast service https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/31/goodbye-itunes/ While it was initially reported that iTunes would live on in macOS 10.15, it now looks like the iTunes app will be retired, over 18 years after it was introduced […]

Computex 2019 – 16 top products by PC Magazine

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PC Magazine shares their picks for the 16 top products at Computex 2019 in a wide variety of categories https://www.pcmag.com/feature/368683/the-best-of-computex-2019 We saw the future this week in Taipei, and boy, is it fast and powerful. It’s also lit up with extra screens galore and there’s RGB everywhere. Our 16 picks for best in show illustrate […]

Windows 7 – Microsoft issues 2nd warning as RDP Bluekeep POC goes public

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Microsoft issues a 2nd “PATCH NOW” warning to implement the May 2019 Patch Tuesday security updates.  In past 2 days, RDP Bluekeep proof-of-concept code has gone public.  While RDP is more in use on corporate side by IT professionals, it may be still enabled for other users.  Over 1 million users are estimated to be […]

PowerShell 7 – preview of new version released

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A new beta version of PowerShell 7 scripting has been released that will work under .NET Core 3.0 communications subsystem. https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/05/30/powershell-7-preview-released.aspx Microsoft has released its “first preview” of PowerShell 7, its latest scripting solution for IT pros and developers, according to a Thursday announcement.  PowerShell 7’s engine now uses .NET Core 3.0, and has multiple […]

2019 Hurricane season – Best practices to avoid fraudulent scams

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US CERT shares best practices to avoid scams for 2019 Hurricane season https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/05/30/Hurricane-Related-Scams Resources to avoid becoming victims of malicious activity: Staying Alert to Disaster-related Scams Before Giving to a Charity Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks


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