Jan 192017
 

By Richard Hay at SuperSite for Windows…

Having the ability to use biometrics to validate my identity for access to my Windows 10 devices is not only a whiz bang neat feature but it is also very secure. By providing my fingerprint or face for scanning I associate those unique personal features to my Windows 10 log in account for an added level of security whether I am on my machines at home or on the road for work.

Source: Photo Gallery: Security | This USB key from Yubico can log you into Windows 10 using Windows Hello | SuperSite for Windows

 Posted by at 7:58 am
Dec 212016
 

By Mitch Tulloch at WindowsNetworking.com…

This is the second and final part of a two-part article that walks through steps for using third-party tools to create a Windows 7 image for deployment that incorporates all available software updates for the operating system.

Source: Creating a fully updated Windows 7 image (Part 2) :: Windows 7 :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com

 Posted by at 5:02 pm
Nov 302016
 

By Mitch Tulloch at WindowsNetworking.com…

This is the first part of a two-part article that walks through steps for using third-party tools to create a Windows 7 image for deployment that incorporates all available software updates for the operating system.

Source: Creating a fully updated Windows 7 image (Part 1) :: Windows 7 :: Articles & Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com

 Posted by at 7:52 pm
Aug 162016
 

By Tim Brookes at MakeUseOf.com…

Sick of dragging files into email messages whenever you want to share something? There might be a better way. Whether you want to share a single file with another Mac in the vicinity, a folder with a Windows PC on the same network, or several gigabytes of video with a friend on the other side of the world, we’ve got you covered.

Source: 9 Quick Ways to Share Files & Folders from a Mac

 Posted by at 10:19 pm
Apr 192016
 

Password management is more important than ever.  I personally use 1Password and recommend most users use something on the level of a password management app.  I definitely see this as a security and productivity enhancer.  Here is a good article by Michael McConnell at MakeUseOf.com…

It goes without saying that everyone needs to use stronger passwords, and the best way to do that is with a password manager. The truth is, passwords that are hard to hack are just as hard to remember, yet even so, you really do need long and complex passwords.

Source: How Password Managers Keep Your Passwords Safe

 Posted by at 6:49 am
Jan 192016
 

And I thought we could get by with Windows 7 until 2020.

By Matthew Hughes at MakeUseOf.com…

If you intend to use Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 in the foreseeable future, you should know that Microsoft plans to make it harder for you.If you’ve got a current generation Intel Skylake processor, they’re going to stop issuing security updates for these older supported versions of Windows in about eighteen months. Furthermore, Microsoft is refusing to support anything less than Windows 10 on Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake processors, period.

Source: Why Windows 7 Won’t Work On Intel’s Current & Next Gen CPUs

 Posted by at 11:06 am