My Favorite apps
- Google Maps
- Google Keep
- Authenticator Plus
- YouVersion Bible app
- Filmic Pro
- Google Photos
- Flightradar24 | Flight Tracker (one of my wife’s favorites)
I was so hoping that tonight I would get to come on tonight and I wanted to focus on Good News in Tech. I am always warning you about stuff or recommending you need to update this or run this app or make sure your antivirus is up to date.
Go run Windows update and update your PCs and laptops. There is a print spooler vulnerability that hackers can take advantage of to literally load programs onto your computer via the print spooler. Now if you are asking what is the print spooler? Excellent question. Basically it is the piece of software that handles printing tasks. When you print from your computer, the print spooler spins out the print job to it. None of this would be a problem if we had ever gone to an actually paperless office or stopped sending faxes. Seriously, why are we still sending faxes in 2021?
Smart Devices might not make us dumb
So in my attempt at good news reporting…
Smart devices aren’t making is dumb after all.
So it turns out just as I suspected that using your smart devices to remember and do things for you gives you more brain power to think about other things.
University professor Anthony Chemero and his team from the University of Cincinnati published a paper in the journal Nature Human Behaviour where they explain how smartphones and smart devices seem to actually free up our minds to focus on other things and do not negatively affect our cognitive abilities.
Billionaires in Space
More good news A Billionaire went to space. That is all I am going to say about that.
In perhaps bad news, he came back.
This week’s moment of Zen
I really love this guy’s Photoshop work putting himself in pictures with Disney characters. Really great work.
Not sure Mad Libs works as a podcast but as a live video on YouTube it did okay. Should I keep that?