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Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 – Thurrott.com

Well, I was upgraded over the weekend and I was not impressed, although I was tipped off that it is better usable than classic, and yes I can confirm this. Its just getting a makeover and I’m glad it is more accessible than it once was.

Over the weekend, I noticed that the desktop version of Skype was being offered an upgrade that replaced that app with the modern version.

Source: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 – Thurrott.com

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Apple releases minor updates, one may be a big change

IOS and apple products getting minor updates

Apple vis is reporting that IOS 11.4.1 and other apple products are getting minor updates. this apple vis blog post walks you through the details of the updates. According to notations, it does not look like there are any improvements or regressions for accessibility, but it is always a possibility. Instructions for updating each apple product is given at the end of the posting for people who need it.

The biggest change that I want to highlight is the new USB locking feature. This is to lock out tools from extracting data after an hour of the phone being locked. This is a very talked about new feature of the IOS platform, and is looking to be a good thing. According toarticles, companies who develope these tools may already be getting around this restriction, but it is not confirmed as of yet.

For the casual user, this update set may include bug fixes and security improvements throughout the operation of the device being used whether phone, watch, TV, or Mac.

Thanks for reading.

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Technology podcast 279 is now up

Hi all,

I’ve seriously neglected this blog and podcast for quite a long time. I’ve read a lot, decided on stuff, and then got involved in other things. Below, please find the show notes for podcast 279 which is now up on our RSS feed for you to download. It’s also on mixcloud as well.


Welcome to podcast 279. This podcast is long awaited, and I need to get back to doing things more promptly. The news here is not so outdated, but I definitely need to work on getting stuff out more timely. Today, I talk about learning a braille transcription program which I’m continuing to learn. Next, do you know about top level domains? ICANN is allowing new TLD’s to be released, and in this article entitled Bad .Men at .Work. Please Don’t .Click published on the 11th of June, talks about several bad domains, over 50 percent of whose URL’s are “bad” and the word bad is in quotes because it needs to be. Finally, since time had elapsed, a compilation of various news items. Each segment is over 20 minutes, but maybe of interest. I’ll try to get more podcasts out more often. Thanks for listening!

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