Author Archives: Cloud Tech Solution

And that was actually the CLEAN version!

And that was actually the CLEAN version! It’s more than a few years back, and this oilfield services company is implementing a new email filter, says a pilot fish working there. “It was part of an email security product,” fish says. “The filter could identify emails containing language that was not considered business appropriate. […]

Innovative anti-phishing app comes to iPhones

Innovative anti-phishing app comes to iPhones We’re always told never to click on a link we receive in an email in case doing so takes us to some dodgy phishing site where our account details are violated. But what if our email app warned us before we clicked malicious links? Can this app protect […]

Patch Tuesday’s coming; make sure you have Windows Update shut off and stop seeking!

Patch Tuesday’s coming; make sure you have Windows Update shut off and stop seeking! I’ve seen a couple of verified reports that Microsoft is now pushing the newly revised Win10 September-October-November-December 2018 Update, version 1809, on “seekers.” Be aware that Microsoft, once again, interprets a click on “Check for updates,” as giving carte blanche […]

Real estate blockchain set to go live in early '19

Real estate blockchain set to go live in early ’19 New York-based ShelterZoom plans to launch a real estate application that will lets buyers and sellers transact deals over a blockchain-based network, which could make purchasing a house as easy as pressing a button on a smartphone or tablet. Set to go live in […]

eBay's ApplePay stats show why mobile payments are struggling

eBay’s ApplePay stats show why mobile payments are struggling When eBay recently started giving customers the option to move away from paying with PayPal — which eBay, of course, used to own — to other methods including ApplePay, something interesting happened: About 12% of all of the ApplePay-eligible shoppers (they own an ApplePay-capable mobile […]

With move to rebuild Edge atop Google's Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war

With move to rebuild Edge atop Google’s Chromium, Microsoft raises white flag in browser war After a years-long pummeling, Microsoft this week surrendered in the browser war, saying that it will junk Edge’s home-grown rendering engine and replace it with Blink, the engine that powers Google’s Chrome. With Edge pulling code from the Chromium […]

Patching waters finally look calm; now is a good time to install the November Windows and Office patches

Patching waters finally look calm; now is a good time to install the November Windows and Office patches November’s patches initially appeared relatively innocuous, with a few catastrophic problems in 64-bit Office 2010, which is a bit of a standing joke anyway. As the month melted on, we saw a Win10 version 1803 second […]

How iOS developers can build better apps

How iOS developers can build better apps Things have changed in the iOS economy. While it’s still possible since the 2008 App Store launch for relatively inexperienced developers to create hit products, it’s a lot less likely. And while you still get stories of young developers making it, for the most part it’s all […]

Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration guide

Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration guide All good things must come to an end, and the reign of Windows 7 as an actively supported, good-enough operating system is no exception. While it may feel like you just finished the heavy lifting of migrating your Windows XP machines to Windows 7, it turns out […]