We know, you’re all tired of changing your passwords and hearing from IT that you’ve got to pick a new one you haven’t used before every 30 nanoseconds. The reason might not be what you think.
This time of year all the electronics seem to go on sale, except for Apple’s — why do you think that is?
At JM Addington Technology Solutions & Kairos Digital Dynamics we’re usually a tad bullish on Windows Updates: they’re put out for good reason(s). However, Microsoft’s latest “Feature Update” (read: a big one, the Fall Creators Update or 1809) has been plagued with issues:
- It deleted data in some cases
- Windows Media Player, and a number of other apps, just stopped working (including Apple iCloud)
- Certain computers with Intel chipsts (which is most of them) don’t work correctly as of yet
This is definitely one to wait to install, maybe even until the next major update is released in the spring of 2019. If you’re a managed customer of either JM Addington Technology Solutions or Kairos Digital Dynamics we’ve you covered already. Otherwise, delay unless you’re either adventurous or ready to hire someone to come undo it for you!
The South China Morning Post, one of the continent’s premiere English newspapers, has an article out this week via Bloomberg on the Yuan’s (CNY) value against the US Dollar (USD) over the next 12 – 15 months. Why should you care?
Politico’s Cybersecurity Newsletter from October 10th, 2018 references a report on hacking that has two golden nuggets in it.
A university just paid $12m to a fraudster. Prevention would have been easy. Read more
There is nothing more valuable that any of us have than time. 15 minutes can be a lot, it can also be life changing, for us and for others.
Following “isolated” reports of users’ files being completely erased during upgrades Microsoft announced a “pause” of the Windows 2018 Fall Update. Microsoft has gone so far as saying that if you have a copy of the upgrade already, you should delete it instead of installing it.
Starting with the next generation of WiFi devices, WiFi will finally have a comprehensible naming scheme. In the past, different versions of wifi went by various letters, that were hard to keep track of even if you were in the industry. 802.11, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and so on up to 802.11ay. Each version works with the last version but unless you memorized all the versions it was hard to know which was which.
Now, WiFi will go by simple numbering, and the latest standards will be renamed WiFi 6.
It’s nearly the best thing since sliced bread.
A local residential Knoxville IT firm is leading an effort to collect used but working computers to give to the recently and near homeless. “Techies Give Back” is the brain child of Charlie Harbin, of TechNav, a local traveling IT support firm for residential customers. Specifically, donations will be given to families with school aged children to help complete school work, help parents find jobs and ultimately to enable these families to connect to the world.
If you’ve got some used machines or tech lying around get with Charlie TODAY! They’re almost ready to start handing these out!
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