SiteVision News & Tips July 2018

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July 2018 News & Tips  

Exploits, Attacks & Hacks.

It’s time to ramp up your web application and server security!

It should come as no surprise that if you are online, you are constantly at risk of exploits, attacks, and hacks. Why?  As the Web has become a core business asset, we have likewise become a lucrative and attractive target for a huge array of intrusions. Never has it been more important to lock down your servers and applications against these security threats.  Comprehensive, proactive web application and server vulnerability scans are now a must for protecting against intrusion, discovery, and remediation. 

So what to do? Read More

Windows 10 Tech Support and Troubleshooting Guide

ZDNet's Curated Guide

Windows 10Ed Bott of ZDNet has assembled a handy list of helpful tools, downloads and how-to's pointing out that "Being a Windows expert doesn't mean you have to memorize every shortcut and secret. You just have to know where to find those details when you need them.   

His take-aways include 
  • How to install, reinstall, upgrade and activate Windows 10​
  • How to manage Windows 10 updates​
  • Windows 10: You've got questions, I've got answers​
  • Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade​
  • How to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro for free​
  • Downloads and Version Information
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Documentation For IT Pros
  • Help and Support Resources
  • Support Policies
  • Windows Insider Program​

The Full Guide is Here

Google MapsNew Google Maps Redesign Is Slowly Rolling Out to All Users.

Beginning now a new Google map design is on its way to Android users.  Featuring lots of friendlier UI tweaks, Google promises it's a "new way to explore the best spots to eat, drink and play. Early reviews give it a thumbs up, noting that it's a server-side update that is rolling out incrementally, so you won't get it right now by downloading.

Among touted features is the new Explorer Tab that gives you quick recommendations for restaurants, bars, and cafes in any area you’re interested in whether you’re staying local or planning a trip.  Other features include top trending spots and food items, top events and activities in the area, new like and dislike settings to help auto-source preferred food and venue selections.  According to Google, The new “For You” tab will keep you in the know about everything happening in areas you care about whether it’s near your home, work, or a city you visit frequently. 

In The News

In The News

A private cloud may be your best bet says a recent study by offering more cost efficiencies than public cloud pricing structures 

Fire Cubes, Home Theater Beams, and X-ray Cases  A light-hearted TECHNEWSWORLD review of a few new interesting gadgets & gizmos 

Best 2-in-1 laptops, convertibles, and hybrid laptops for business 2018  A ZDNet round up of their favorites

Honey Google App automatically applies the best coupon code at checkout - OK, so it's a consumer pick, but it gets great reviews, it's free and covers thousands of stores.

10 Chrome extensions to juice up Gmail  Take your pick from ComputerWorld's suggestions from making handy little interface tweaks to adding sophisticated functions

Firefox beats Edge with swift response to massive browser security hole Mozilla’s response to the issue was a far more efficient affair than Microsoft’s says TechRadar.

 iOS 12 public beta first impressions  Light on dramatic design changes, big on meaningful impact according to TR

Modica: Ultimate Linux with a Twist. Linux Insider writer Jack Germain says,"this distro takes one of the oldest and most reliable desktop environments and adds features and conveniences that make using it seem like something brand-spanking new."
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