AVAST – eliminates macro-level tracking of user experiences

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AVAST offers one of most popular free AV products that had previously been used to track browser history & marketing data on macro basis, as there were some privacy risks expressed.  Going forward in 2020, this practice has now been stopped in favor of improved user privacy. https://www.pcmag.com/news/avast-to-end-browser-data-harvesting-terminates-jumpshot Avast will no longer sell users’ browser […]

Microsoft Windows 10X – new modern UI in development

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Microsoft is developing a new modern UI in Windows 10X that removes some of legacy components in favor of new features & streamlined functionality 🙂 https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10x Windows 10X is a new version of Windows 10 that been built from the ground up for foldable PC experiences in both dual-screen and single-screen configurations. It’s built on […]

IRS – How to file 2019 taxes safely online

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This Verge article shares several links for safely working through 2019 tax season as noted below: https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/31/21114006/taxes-irs-file-pay-online-how-to-federal-state https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/heres-how-taxpayers-can-pay-their-taxes More information: Filing for Individuals e-File Options for Individuals Paying Your Taxes What to Expect for Refunds in 2019 Tax Reform: Basics for Individuals and Families Multimedia Center: IRS on Social Media

Project Management – Innovation needs for 2020

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Dr. Harold Kernzer shares overview of new book related to “Innovation Project Management” focusing on new challenges & techniques needed for 2020 & beyond.  This is featured on IIL blogs as follows: Innovation Project Management Some of the challenges facing innovation project managers include: Inability to predict exactly when an innovation will occur Inability to […]

Malware – New Coronavirus Strain as bait for fake scams and virus attacks

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A new & fake theme for email & websites warn about a new coronavirus strain to trick users into opening them. Doing so can secretly deliver malware & all users should be cautious & avoid & rely on official news sources instead. https://www.pcmag.com/news/new-coronavirus-strain-nope-just-hackers-trying-to-spread-malware Received a random file about the coronavirus? It’s best to avoid opening […]

Windows 7 – Extended Security Update details January 2020

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https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/01/30/extended-security-updates-requirements.aspx https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/core-infrastructure-and-security/preparing-to-deploy-extended-security-updates/ba-p/1139851 Microsoft offered more gritty details for IT pros deploying Extended Security Updates (ESUs) for either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 systems in a Thursday announcement.  The ESU program adds up to three years of patch support, but organizations must pay a year in advance for one year of support. They’ll need to renew […]


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