Greetings, and the good news is that spring is just around the corner. For those of you looking to purchase a new computer, tablet or cell phone, February is a great time to purchase. Many manufacturers have cut prices on existing models to make way for new spring hardware introductions. If you are a fan of the Microsoft Surface tablet and Surface Book 2 laptops, Microsoft has reduced prices by an average of $200. Samsung is getting ready to introduce their new Galaxy S10 flagship next week, so expect price cuts (and even better deals) on existing Galaxy S9 and S9+ cell phones. The only vendor who does not cut cell phone prices in February is Apple, but given poor iPhone sales they too may cut iPhone prices before their typical fall new iPhone introductions.
Microsoft released important patches this month for Windows that plug security holes, including one security hole that allowed a hacker to remotely control your PC. Please note if you are a Windows 7 user (mainstream support ended in 2015), all support will be terminated in January 2020 which is less than a year away. You should immediately plan to move to Windows 10 ASAP (and I will be happy to help you with your migration to Windows 10).
Speaking of security holes, a major Apple Facetime security flaw was exposed and patched. Facetime is Apple’s program for video calls/conferencing. Please update your iPhones, iPads and Mac computers immediately to close this security hole and protect your privacy.
I am also pleased that I have been published in a computer services publication on the topic of migrating customer’s data. You can read the article and my quote here: