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13Jun2017

Brave New Wireless World

It’s a wireless world out there, and it’s getting “wirelesser” every day. Not getting tangled up in wires can make for carefree experiences – as long as you’re not careless about your online presence. That’s especially true as you travel this summer. Here are some safety tips. First, understand that we are not only living
  • 13 Jun, 2017
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • bluetooth, flying, inflight entertainment, mobile device, public hotspots, travel, vacation, WiFi, wireless,
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13Jun2017

Replacing Your Hardware

We’re a bunch of collegial competitors in IT support, and in recently sharing some thoughts with an industry fellow, I learned that Toshiba is shutting down its telephone business as part of a global restructuring. It seems that the pending bankruptcy of its Westinghouse Electric nuclear division is having a major financial fallout that’s affecting
  • 13 Jun, 2017
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • legacy support, obsolete, security patches, Toshiba telephone systems, up-to-date firmware,
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13Jun2017

Pulling the Plug at BA

An IT contractor for British Airways accidentally pulled the wrong plug as travelers queued up for a holiday weekend. That pulled the plug on travel plans for some 75,000 passengers and cost the airline a reported $128 million. It makes you wonder: Who else is vulnerable to an “oops”? Probably everybody, but we can all
  • 13 Jun, 2017
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • BA, backup, cancelled flights, conractor error, crippled, Ffight delays, Gatwick, Heathrow, nonfault tolerant, outage, pulling the plug, risk management,
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13Jun2017

Apple Speaks…or Listens

Siri’s new voice made a lot of noise at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last week. She’s the lead voice of HomePod, Apple’s home hub that will try to muscle out Google Home and Amazon’s Echo. But as they say, “wait, there’s more.” Apple had a lot more to announce and a lot for Apple
  • 13 Jun, 2017
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Amazon Echo, Amazon Video, Apple, Apple TV, Google Home, High Sierra, homePOD, iMac, iOS11, iPad Pro, watchOS,
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