CES 2021 – Virtual event January 2021

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The Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest trade shows in the world, has been cancelled as an in-person event. Instead of the show taking over Las Vegas from January 6 to 9, 2021, CES 2021 will be all-digital CES 2021 – The Global Stage for Innovation CES – The Most Influential Tech Event in the World – CES 2021 […]

Free Software – best products for 2020 by PCWorld

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In this slideshow presentation, PC World offers some excellent suggestions for additional free software.  Examples include: Chrome version of Edge, Malwarebytes, 7-ZIP, VLC Player, Audacity, games, etc. The best free software for a new PC | PCWorld The best free software for your PC — Start off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and […]

Security – improved TLS 1.3 used in 20 percent of HTTPS servers

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As SANS ISC shares — Moving to modern & more secure server standards are gradually occurring as newer protocols like TLS 1.3 are replacing less secure solutions like SSL that are more open to “hack attacks”. TLS 1.3 is now supported by about 1 in every 5 HTTPS servers (sans.edu) TLS 1.3 has been with […]

Windows 10 – Login Credentials retention fix coming in 2021

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A fix to better retain login credentials is targeted for the Spring 2021 features release & is currently being beta tested.  This impacts a small group of WIN10 users currently. Microsoft is finally fixing this annoying Windows 10 bug – MSPoweruser The reports of Windows 10 failing to remember login credentials for apps like OneDrive, […]

COVID-19 computer scams – warning for 2nd stimulus checks

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All eligible recipients for 2nd wave of stimulus checks should be careful with all email, phone calls, etc. as over $200 million of fraudulent activity has occurred.  CNBC has an in-depth article which includes 5 key “red flag” warnings to avoid being scammed. Stimulus check scams: here are red flags to watch for (cnbc.com) Americans […]

Windows 10 – Free update for non-corporate WIN7 still active

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Probably today in most cases it is better to buy a new state-of-art device rather than fitting WIN10 on slower &  possibly non-compatible computers designed for WIN7.  Still, Microsoft has left capability intact even as we enter 2021 as a free means to improve security & functionality for mostly home users.  For users with very […]

Microsoft Azure – CISA releases free Detection tool DEC-2020

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Recent malicious activity on a wide-scale impacted many GOVT & business concerns.  Homeland security has developed a free detection tool designed to look for unusual activities associated with recent attacks discovered this month. CISA Releases Free Detection Tool for Azure/M365 Environment | CISA CISA has created a free tool for detecting unusual and potentially malicious […]

Microsoft Edge – Preview of 2021 toolbar tracking changes

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An improved capability to improve browser bookmarks & history is coming in a future release of EDGE Chrome — which was just released to the beta testing community Microsoft Edge’s Latest Update Gives the Toolbar a Facelift | PCMag The latest update to the Microsoft Edge browser introduces a pop-up menu that keeps bookmarks, history, and collections […]

Apple – Self Driving car forecast for 2025 or later

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An interesting update on Apple’s electric self-driving car project that will likely come later in decade. Apple Car arriving in 2025 at the earliest, says Ming-Chi Kuo | AppleInsider Apple Car | Release Dates, Features, Specs, Rumors (appleinsider.com) Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has poured water on rumors that the Apple Car could arrive at any point before […]

Apple iPhone – how to do factory reset on the old model

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When discarding or passing on equipment to others – a “factory reset” & even wiping of hard drive with permanent “military grade delete” is a best practice for safety.  Back up everything well & take time out to be safe before passing on to others.  Non-tech users should get help in process from a friend […]


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