Author Archives: Cloud Tech Solution

Review: Two weeks with a 16-in. MacBook Pro

Review: Two weeks with a 16-in. MacBook Pro I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a couple of weeks using one of Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pros, and I have a few thoughts to share on the new high-end notebook. For the record: I’ve been using the pricier $2,799 model, which comes with a 2.3GHz, […]

Android security checkup: 16 steps to a safer phone

Android security checkup: 16 steps to a safer phone Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter — and almost always for the wrong reason. As we’ve discussed ad nauseam over the years, most of the missives you read about this-or-that super-scary malware/virus/brain-eating-boogie-monster are overly sensationalized accounts tied to […]

Microsoft to end updates to Windows 7's free AV software, Security Essentials

Microsoft to end updates to Windows 7’s free AV software, Security Essentials Microsoft will not provide new malware signatures for its home-grown Security Essentials software after it retires Windows 7 in five weeks. “No, your Windows 7 computer is not protected by MSE ((Microsoft Security Essentials)) after January 14, 2020,” the company said in […]

Patch Tuesday alert! Protect your machine by pausing updates

Patch Tuesday alert! Protect your machine by pausing updates The past couple of months have gone reasonably well in the Automatic Update world — we saw a convincing Keystone Kops rendition in September, which continued into October, but November was relatively benign (unless you’re using Access).  To read this article in full, please click […]

Patch Tuesday’s coming! Protect your machine by pausing updates

Patch Tuesday’s coming! Protect your machine by pausing updates The past couple of months have gone reasonably well in the Automatic Update world — we saw a convincing Keystone Kops rendition in September, which continued into October, but November was relatively benign (unless you’re using Access).  To read this article in full, please click […]

How to use Google Drive on iPhone, iPad

How to use Google Drive on iPhone, iPad Apple’s Files app is a fantastic solution for Apple users who need flexibility when it comes to the cloud storage services they use, as it supports iCloud, Dropbox, Box and Google Drive. Why is Google Drive useful? The promise of cloud storage systems is that it […]

For IT pros, adding blockchain skills can pad your paycheck – by a lot

For IT pros, adding blockchain skills can pad your paycheck – by a lot Extra pay for tech professionals who’ve attained non-certified skills is nearing a 19-year high, adding an average of 9.4% to their salary. But if you really want to pad your paycheck, blockchain skills may be the way to go, according […]