Thursday, October 17, 2019

Pat


Yahoo groups is permanently closing (people have already abandoned it, but now it has a deadline) and all content will be deleted, not archived. If your organization used it, you might want to review to see if you need to make copies of anything.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

'Hey Google' Bug Is Zapping Android Phone Battery Life

Android users: if you use "hey google", you may find your screen not turning off and thus running down your battery. https://www.tomsguide.com/news/saying-hey-google-could-kill-your-android-phones-battery "For now, it appears to be particularly troublesome on Pixel phones and Google Home devices, but exactly why is unknown. Indeed, Google hasn't commented on the problem and there's no telling when a fix may be released."

This needs to be fixed

Why ANY Two-Factor Is Better than No Two-Factor at All - Ask Leo!

security: people are asking if two-factor Authentication is safe. Even if there have been exploits in soecific cases, they are blown out of proportion in comparison to the safety you gain from using it. Here’s an article detailing that.... https://askleo.com/why-any-two-factor-is-better-than-no-two-factor-at-all/

Headlines are proclaiming that two-factor authentication has been hacked. That in no way means you shouldn't use it. Your account is still much safer with two-factor enabled.

Monday, October 14, 2019

A Beginner’s Guide to the Mac

MacOS: if you are new to a Mac, or know someone who is, MacMost has a nice "new user" intro to a large number of topics! https://macmost.com/beginners-guide-to-the-mac

Are you new to the Mac? MacMost has a collection of videos hand-picked to help those who are using a Mac for the first time.

Some of Our Favorite Features of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 - Austin MacWorks

iPhone and iPad: a nice roundup of features in the new version.. https://austinmacworks.com/some-of-our-favorite-features-of-ios-13-and-ipados-13/

There are an insane number of new features in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, but here’s our rundown of those we think will make the most difference to you.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

8 hidden features of macOS Catalina

MacOS: features of Catalina, for when/if you upgrade. https://www.macworld.com/article/3444585/8-hidden-features-of-macos-catalina.html https://www.howtogeek.com/439830/whats-new-in-macos-10.15-catalina-available-fall-2019/

Sidecar, Screen Time, and Voice Control get all the attention in Apple's new Mac operating system. But there are a lot of other new features that'll improve your Mac experience.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

This trick will save you a ton of money when replacing your old AirPods

Airpods “battery issue” https://bgr.com/2019/10/09/airpods-cheap-replacement-ask-for-battery-service-in-stores/

The worst thing about AirPods and most of their rivals is that the more you use them, the faster they die. That’s because they pack tiny batteries with limited overall life expectancy. If you bough…