Windows 10 celebrates one-year

Today July 29th marks the one-year anniversary of Windows 10 and the last day to get the free Windows 10 upgrade. They indicate there are over 350 million devices worldwide now running this latest Microsoft operating system. Ensure you have upgraded all your device drivers as well after updating, even if it says it is …

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Using your iPhone/iPad for PowerPoint presentations on the go

I am on the go frequently and am asked to make short (and long) presentations. I have become very comfortable with Microsoft PowerPoint and built up a repertoire of reusable content that I update. I know those who have all their devices in the Apple world like to use Keynote which has its own set of benefits.


If you want to display your presentation on an external device (such as a monitor, TV, or projector), you need to purchase a Lightning Digital AV Adapter (AV = Audio Visual). This adapter plugs into your modern iPhone or iPad device through the lightning port and provides 2 connections: an HDMI connection which is used to connect to an external display and a lightning port which can be used to charge your device while in use during the presentation.

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The Evolution of Portable Computing

There was a time when we wanted everything to be smaller. We seem to be going in the other direction lately of wanting bigger. I am seeing a convergence of technologies occurring. It all comes down to convenience. Desktop computing is converging with portability.

Desktops evolved to laptops, and many laptops shrunk to netbooks. Mobile devices got smart and now we want bigger displays (iPhone 6 Plus / Galaxy S6). There is a convergence occurring with wanting the convenience of quickly accessing a touch screen tablet, yet enough horsepower and versatility to run common desktop applications.

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PayPal’s giant contribution to CyberSecurity


Six years ago, in an effort to protect their customers, PayPal came up with a brilliant idea that turned out to be an effective solution against fraudulent email senders and domain spoofers. The company enlisted the help of industry behemoths like Google, Apple, eBay, Microsoft, Yahoo, and others, and together, they created an open Internet method called the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance specification, also known as DMARC.

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