Patch Lady – so should we freak out about passwords?

We urge folks to use stronger passwords, but then it’s hard to keep track of them.  So we use password managers.  But there’s news out that these manager programs aren’t as secure as we’d like them to be and may leak things like… oh the master password.  But if I’m reading the white paper correctly, […]

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Microsoft: New non-security updates prevent attack on Win10 Servers running IIS — but there are no instructions

Now you know why I’m skeptical of the “optional non-security” description about the second monthly Win10 cumulative updates. Ends up that the patches are not “optional” (click Check for updates and see what happens) and, at least this month, for Servers running IIS, they’re not “non-security.” Case in point: Microsoft Security Advisory ADV190005 | Guidance […]

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It is back UP! Move to Top in Google Classroom

For those of you who missed the “Move to top” option in Google Classroom it is back! On the STREAM (not Classwork) page now you have the option to “Move to Top.” 3 Dots On the Stream, not Classwork page, you can click on the 3 dots on the announcement and choose “Move to top.” […]

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Microsoft pushes odd third-Tuesday cumulative updates for Win10 1803, 1709, 1703 and 1607 – but not for 1809

I think this is good news. Yesterday Microsoft published cumulative updates for the older versions of Windows 10, but didn’t release one for the latest, version 1809. I take that as a good sign — perhaps Microsoft is letting its 1809 patches bake a little longer. Moral of the story: Don’t click Check for Updates! […]

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A New Look For The Apple Mac And iPads

For decades, Apple has reigned supreme in the world of technology and almost everybody is fine with it since they gifted us with some of the best and most advanced devices that are now widely used today and has been the inspiration for competitors to embrace smart technology. For many, Apple is synonymous with class, elegance, sophistication, luxury, you name it. People are always on the lookout for the next line of Apple products because it sets the bar in the industry that competing brands must either follow in order to stay relevant or overshadow to dominate the market.

When it comes to smartphones, it is still a close match between iPhones and the Samsung smartphones with the two brands having a loyal group of customers who patronize their products. Apple has maintained its edge in the field of smartphone but over the years has lost its edge in computers. The Mac is still a legend in its own right but many complain that its hardware is a bit outdated compared to newer Window models right now. It is about to change as Apple just recently launched new Macbook Air, Mac mini, and iPad pro versions.

As Apple rolled out updated products at its event in New York on Tuesday, analysts quickly noticed a pattern. New versions of the company’s iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air all had impressively improved features—along with higher prices than what they replaced.

The new entry-level iPad Pro got a larger screen, faster processor, and lost its home button in favor of Apple’s high security facial recognition login system, Face ID. But its starting price jumped to $799 from its predecessor, which cost $599.

Likewise, the revamped MacBook Air got speedier and comes with a higher resolution screen than what it replaced, circa 2015. But the new laptop starts at $1,199 versus $999 for the older model, which Apple will continue to sell at that price—at least for now.


The world is always attentive to any new releases coming from Apple and this is no exception especially that they are basically revamping their computing line with enhanced features to ensure they not only stay competitive in the computer and tablet market but still take the lead like they should have being the innovators that they are and all. All these hardware and software upgrades and fancy new features also come at a price, which is not surprising knowing these are Apple products. All three look differently and works way better than it used to and the only challenge here is its price considering that other brands enhance the features of their devices without significantly raising their prices.

According to Apple, the