USB-C The Next Generation of Connectivity is Here!
A new connector has arrived for computers, peripherals, and mobile devices: the USB-C connector. Also known as USB Type-C, it’s much more than just USB. Unlike its predecessors, the USB-C connector offers an array of benefits.
The USB Type-C connector is small and compact, making it ideal for the latest laptop and mobile devices. It can carry other interface types, such DisplayPort 1.2 and Thunderbolt 3. This means that it can carry up to 10Gbps of data with USB 3.1, or up to 40Gbps .
With Thunderbolt 3. It can also carry enough power (up to100W) to charge full-size electronics.
An important benefit of USB-C is its backwards compatibility with USB 3.0 and 2.0. It is also the only connector that carries Thunderbolt 3
Windows 10 free upgrade
Everyone running Windows 7 or Windows 8 should get an invitation to install a free copy of Windows 10, The free upgrade is for a limited period until July 29, 2016.
This system, once it is activated through the upgrade process from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, will have a Digital Entitlement for Windows 10. That means Windows 10 can be clean installed on that device in the future and remain activated.
3 things you can do to protect against ransomware, including Cryptolocker
Ransomware is malicious software that cyber criminals use to hold your computer or computer files for ransom, demanding payment from you to get them back. Sadly, ransomware is becoming an increasingly popular way for malware authors to extort money from companies and consumers alike.
What can you do about it?
1. Back up your data: single biggest thing is having a regularly updated backup to an offsite location.
2. Filter EXE,Java and BAT in email.
3. Use the Cryptolocker Prevention Kit: The Cryptolocker Prevention Kit is a tool created by Third Tier that automates the process of making a Group Policy to disable files running from the App Data and Local App Data folders, as well as disabling executable files from running from the Temp directory of various unzipping utilities.