Info on ransom ware, don’t overheat electronics, check mac and ios requirements for upgrades

Ransomware, that malicious infection on your computer that encrypts and holds hostage your data, as affect quite a few businesses. Luckily there is a site that pulls together many of the tools and advice to help if you fall prey to this nasty attack. Check out <nomoreransom.org> and do it before you need to.

I love any study that reminds anyone born before the early 1980’s that millennials are not perfect with all technology. A recent study, sponsored by Dropbox, shows that many older adults are actually less frustrated by having to use a variety of different devices and machines in their work compared to the younger set. One theory is that younger people may be expecting the same type of screen interaction they are used to in their personal life and get frustrated with older style interfaces at work sites.

During the summer you have to be careful about leaving computers, tablets and smartphones in the car during the day or even leaving them in direct sunlight in the house. They can overheat; luckily some devices, like the iPhone, will tell you when it is too hot and will not run until you let it cool down. Certain cases can interfere with cooling also. As some batteries get hot as they charge, you may need to open up the case. Of course, some apps and games will also heat up your device, but at least those you can quit out of with flicks or taps.

In Windows 10 Anniversary Update (that big one year update to Windows 10), the Microsoft Edge web browser is finally supporting extensions or plugins. You can now add functionality like Ad Block Pro, or LastPass and more. You install them through the Windows Store by opening the Store, selecting Apps from the menu and going down to Extensions for Microsoft Edge. Over the next few months more extensions should be showing up in the Windows Store.

People with older Mac and iOS devices like iPads and such might want to check out Apple’s minimums hardware requirements for their next version of assorted operating systems, for the most part Mac should be no older than 2010 models and iOS devices should be iPhone 5 or newer, or iPad 4 and up, iPad Mini 2 and up, and iPad Air or newer. More information on new features for Sierra for Mac is at <http://www.apple.com/macos/sierra-preview/> and for iOS 10 at <http://www.apple.com/ios/ios10-preview/>.

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