Solid State Drives – PC World 2020 evaluation

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Best SSDs of 2020: In-depth reviews from our PC experts | PCWorld The best SSDs can supercharge your PC. Here are our picks for the best SSDs, what to look for in an SSD, whether you even need an SSD, and more. Switching to a solid-state drive is the best upgrade you can make for your PC. […]

Windows 10 – Project Latte allows Android apps to run easily

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Microsoft is developing this future WIN10 feature, which may allow even greater flexibility in future to run apps from differing operating systems like Android for example. https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-project-latte-android-apps Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to bring their Android apps to Windows 10 with little to no code changes by packaging […]

Microsoft 365 – Productivity Score not designed as surveillance tool

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The balance between employee security, productivity, and surveillance are always challenging to balance & prevent potential misuse, as some security experts see a potential misuse for the new Microsoft 365 Productivity Score monitoring system. Microsoft 365’s Productivity Score: It’s a full-blown workplace surveillance tool, says critic | ZDNet Microsoft has come under censure from a […]

Microsoft – DirectX 12 evaluation

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DX12 is now available for WIN10 & XBOX systems as noted in this evaluation by PC World & will become more of a universal standard between platforms How DirectX 12 Ultimate supercharges graphics on Windows PCs and Xbox | PCWorld Microsoft’s DirectX 12 Ultimate, a new version of the graphics technology underpinning both Windows and […]

Passwords – study of 200 most common NOV-2020

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For many websites, passwords are the only thing stopping unauthorized or malicious access  by others.  One should always use a complex password with special characters (even putting “*” or “$” at start/end of passwords can help better protect. And they should vary from site-to-site & even be changed every 90 days or even annually for […]

Ransomware – Baltimore county schools impacted NOV-2020

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These malicious attacks encrypt data & systems holding them hostage until an anonymous payment is made via bitcoin.  In most cases it is recommended not to pay the ransom & recover from backups. Ransomware Attack Forces Baltimore County Public Schools to Cancel Classes | PCMag No school due to a ransomware attack? On Wednesday, a Maryland […]

Webcam – 1080p are optimally priced models NOV-2020

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As this informative evaluation by PC World notes – 1080p is now the “sweet spot” between 720p (outdated) & 4K models (too expensive in comparison).  The best 1080p webcams: How to buy | PCWorld The best 2020 holiday stocking stuffer is—believe it or not—a 1080p webcam. Earlier this year they were nearly impossible to find, […]

Grateful Leadership – Gratitude toward others play an important role

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The Harvard Business Review features an excellent attitude on the importance of a positive attitude & gratefulness toward others. https://hbr.org/2013/11/be-grateful-more-often Even though many of us have numerous occasions to feel grateful in both our personal and professional lives, we often miss out on opportunities to express gratitude, especially at work. A recent survey of 2,000 Americans released […]

eCommerce Safety – Black Friday 2020

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An excellent list of security recommendations for online shopping during holiday season 10 Cyber Safety Tips For Black Friday & Cyber Monday | MetaCompliance 1. Watch out for fake websites 2. Only use secure sites 3. Use a credit card for shopping online 4. Beware of phishing emails 5. Avoid deals that are too good […]

Data Mining – Estimated value of personal data

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An interesting research analysis related to estimated value of personal data collected by various sites for demographic & target market advertising How Much Is Your Personal Data Worth? | PCMag In Demand Data | MacKeeper Your personal data is for sale—that’s not news to anyone. But just how much are people paying for it?   Mackeeper […]


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