WIndows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 is one year old, and it's time for an update! Unfortunately, Microsoft installs this automatically and it renders your machine unusable whilst it updates your system. And, if you're particularly lucky, you can also have a major issue after it's installed. Here in our lab, we've had downtimes from 20 minutes to 45 minutes...


What's in the update, as seen on PCWorld:

PC World's Web Page

Microsoft Weighs In on Problems:

Microsoft's Web Page

Problems reported by users and two potential fixes:

Windows Central's Web Page

Microsoft Gives Away It's Skelton Keys!

Micorsoft has a product called "SecureBoot" that is installed on a LOT of devices, both desktop and mobile. It also uses a "Skeleton Key" model for it's security; there is a backdoor method that allows someone to gain entry into your system, control how your device boots, possibly entire control your system remotely. The following systems are listed by MS as at risk:


"...Microsoft lists the following Windows versions as affected in the related security bulletins: Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 10 build 1511 (both 32-bit and 64-bit), and Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Server Core Installation. "

BetaNews' Web Page

Is a "Master Chip" In Your Future?

For years, computer chip designers have tried to put more and into a single chip, resulting in a breed of chips called "SoC" or System On a Chip. Because of this design technique, which results in shorter electrical paths and therefore faster processing, leaps and bounds were made for things like Android and Apple phones. With new requirements for computers in cars, microwave ovens, televisions, IoT (Internet of Things), etc. chip makers are now starting to rethink past design technics.

See What's New and Upcoming at Tech Crunch


How Do They Know?

I recently read a posting about a woman who went to a retailer's website for the VERY first time, and she was shocked and outraged that almost immediately upon leaving the retailer's site, she received an email about the things she was looking at. Has this ever happened to you? Would you like to know how and what you can do to prevent it from happening again?


What you need to know

Last of the VHS Machines

Thank goodness we already have our HQ VHS professional deck, otherwise, I think some of the Gurus would be in a full-out panic attack!

What you need to know

What is the "Locky" virus?

There is a VERY bad virus out there right now...VERY bad because

this time, your data is at risk...EVEN IF YOU'VE BACKED UP !

What you need to know