Musings on personal and enterprise technology (of potential interest to professional technoids and others)

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Cool Gdocs Feature: Composing email drafts from WITHIN Google Docs [ZDNET]

 As Jack Wallen explains:

"Every so often Google unveils a new feature that's so cool and helpful that I can't help but get excited. Such was the case when it became possible to compose an email directly from within a Google Docs document."

Original article here:

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Joanna Stern: Apple’s $1,599 Studio Display vs. Other Monitors: You Won’t Get What You Pay For

"Even if you aren’t a sharp-eyed professional, you will notice one big difference when these monitors are on your desk. The LG models come default with height-adjustable stands. Apple’s basic stand allows you to tilt the screen, but if you want it to tilt and move up and down, like you’re some pampered royal, that will cost an extra $400. Or you could just put that fancy new $1,600 monitor on a stack of old books. Your choice."

~ Joanna Stern's latest in the WSJ

Sunday, January 9, 2022

PSA: Yet another phishing attempt to Yahoo Mail users

Unfortunately, many will see the "Yahoo Mail" portion of the From: field and not check that the sender is a different account (, possibly an innocent person whose account is being impersonated by the hacker), and may click on the link.

(in the below, the link has been removed)

 ----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Yahoo Mail <>
Sent: Sunday, January 9, 2022, 05:26:03 PM EST
Subject: Re: Thank you


The Classic version of  Yahoo Mail will be replaced by our new version on the 9th of JANUARY 2022. So it's time to verify, before you lose your email access. 
Please click here  Log-in Restore   to re-validate your mailbox.

Note: Failure to comply within 24hrs might lead to permanent deactivation.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Microsoft warns: "Hackers could use the vulnerability to install programs, as well as view or delete data" (

"Microsoft on Wednesday said that users of its Windows operating system should install updates after a cybersecurity company accidentally published a guide on how to exploit vulnerabilities in the service."

Full article here:

Microsoft urges users to update PCs in security warning | TheHill

Monday, April 29, 2019

The flip phone is back.

Have people had enough of constant connection?

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Engadget: Chrome update stops websites from tracking you in Incognito Mode.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Microsoft Teams: Next phase of evolution of Skype for Business

Microsoft is going to move all communications features into the Teams client and will be making the Teams client the core communications client for Office 365 users, replacing the current use of the Skype for Business client.