Google Forcing Accounts To Use Two Factor Authentication

Google recently announced that they’re planning to auto-enroll some 150 million user accounts into two factor authentication (2FA). The company prefers the term two-step verification (2SV). The company had this to say about the planned move: “…because we know the best way to keep our users safe is to turn on our security protections by default, we have started to …

With Upcoming Release, You Can Sync Excel And Quickbooks

Are you a QuickBooks user? If so you’re going to be thrilled by the company’s recent announcement that Excel integration is coming soon. You read that correctly. Soon you will be able to sync QuickBooks and Excel which should simplify your life a great deal. This is but the latest in a long line of similar moves Intuit QuickBooks has …

Youtube Video Downloads May Be Coming To Computers

If you use the YouTube app on your phone and you’re a premium subscriber you’ve currently got the ability to download videos from the service. As of this date however those are the only people who have the ability to download videos. Even if you’ve subscribed to the premium service there is no download function. That’s even if you access …

Apple Has Released iOS 15 With New Features

Apple recently released iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 for its phone/pad products. The latest update brings a number of new features to Apple users. Here’s a quick overview: Improvements to Do Not Disturb This feature has been re-branded as “Focus” and it silences your phone or tablet in a bid to help limit interruptions when you’re in a meeting, busy …

Installing Windows 11 On Unsupported Devices May Have Security Risks

Microsoft raised hackles worldwide when they placed stringent hardware requirements on their recently announced Windows 11 OS. Many chipsets that are more than capable of running the new software aren’t on the list. That doesn’t mean that you can’t still install Windows 11 on a machine with unapproved hardware. However Microsoft has stuck to its guns here. They announced that …

A Number Of Netgear Routers Get Security Fixes

Dozens of Netgear routers are vulnerable to a very old security flaw. The DNS rebinding flaws that these routers have date back to models the company put out as early as 2007. That means this issue has been lurking in the background for a very long time. It was recently brought to light by the Vietnamese security company GRIMM and …

Microsoft Teams Adds A Number Of New Features

Do you use Microsoft Teams? If you do then you’re going to love the August update. It offers a number of new high value features that will improve the quality of your online meetings. Here’s a quick overview: Two New Presenter Options In Presenter Mode you’ll find two new options available: A Reporter mode and a Side By Side mode. …

iPhone Users Getting Secure IDs And Digital Drivers Licenses

Have you ever wished you had a digital ID like a driver’s license? Apple is working to make that a reality. The company is currently in talks with officials from eight different state government to fold state IDs and driver’s licenses into Apple Wallet.   The states in question are: Arizona Connecticut Georgia Iowa Kentucky Maryland Oklahoma And Utah There’s …

Windows Server 2022 Has Been Released

Some products are released with lots of fanfare. Others with very little. There was almost no fanfare behind the release of Windows Server 2022 but it is currently available to customers. Windows Server 2022 has been in development for more than a year and comes in three different variants depending on your needs: Standard, Datacenter and Datacenter: Azure Edition. According …

Windows 11 Makes It Harder To Switch From Edge Browser

Analysts who have been following the development of Windows 11 generally have good things to say about the redesign of the interface. There is one aspect of the new OS that’s been raising hackles and causing analysts to sound alarm bells. That has to do with the new software’s browser controls. Microsoft faced a chorus of accusations of unfair competition …