Google Docs cheat sheet

Google Docs cheat sheet Google Docs is a powerful word processor that you use through your web browser. It’s integrated with Google Drive to store your documents in the cloud. Anyone with a Google account can use it for free, and it’s also available as part of G Suite — Google’s subscription-based collection of […]

Microsoft sets post-retirement patching record with Windows XP fix – 5 years after support ended

Microsoft sets post-retirement patching record with Windows XP fix – 5 years after support ended Microsoft on Wednesday resurrected Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 long enough to push patches to the long-dead products. It was the first time since 2017 that Microsoft deemed the situation serious enough to warrant a security fix for […]

The Pixel 3a could be Google's 'Moto G' moment

The Pixel 3a could be Google’s ‘Moto G’ moment In the grand scheme of things, as an Android enthusiast, Google’s Pixel 3a phone really doesn’t seem all that electrifying. And it’s no wonder: The Pixel 3a, on its surface, is a lower-end remake of the premium Pixel 3 model that came out last fall. […]

Do Apple devices need anti-virus software?

Do Apple devices need anti-virus software? Apple’s devices are far better defended against malware and viruses than other platforms, but does this mean they don’t need anti-virus software? No, yes and maybe I’ve lost track of the number of times Mac users have told me Macs don’t need virus protection because they are inherently […]

These are the top skill sets for a successful blockchain team

These are the top skill sets for a successful blockchain team As undergraduates emerge from schools with software development or business skills, companies exploring blockchain use are seeking job candidates with four specific skill sets, according to a new report from consultancy KPMG. Those skills are needed more with each passing month; KPMG expects […]

IDG Contributor Network: Critical updates to IE and Windows, make for an urgent May Patch Tuesday

IDG Contributor Network: Critical updates to IE and Windows, make for an urgent May Patch Tuesday I don’t understand the reasoning behind Microsoft’s rating of important for the RDS vulnerability. This vulnerability (CVE-2019-0863) should be a considered a zero-day security issue as it has been publicly disclosed and reported as exploited in the wild. […]

Throwback Thursday: Testing, testing, testing

Throwback Thursday: Testing, testing, testing Pilot fish and his team are called upon to investigate a large computer that’s running slowly. The problem: users who are just abandoning their sessions on the big machine instead of quitting properly. “We wrote a script that would detect the rogue sessions and kill them off,” fish says. […]

Apple invests in tomorrow’s coding talent

Apple invests in tomorrow’s coding talent While Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn’t think a four-year degree is necessary to be a proficient coder, he’s still prepared to invest in the nurturing next-generation engineering talent. Apple today opened up the application process for new students to join  its Developer Academy in Naples. The Naples connection […]