S3E26: Windows 11 is coming for your computer

Windows 11 is coming for your computer October 5, 2021. Is your computer ready?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11

Windows 11 looks a lot like the Mac OS Dock.

Let’s take a peek at Windows 11 and what it looks like.

Demo time. Run DXDIAG on your computer. Does it support at least DirectX 12? Does it support WDDM 2.0 or greater? Do you have at least 4 gig of RAM? Does your computer have at least 2 CPU Cores? Then you might be able to run Windows 11. Also you will need at least a 64 gig system drive.

AMD processors that support Windows 11

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-amd-processors

Intel Processors that support Windows 11

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors


How long?

Germany wants Apple and Android devices to have 7 years of updates and repairs. What do you think? How long should phone makers support your phone either via updates and via making sure you can buy parts for it? Germany wants not just the battery and the screen to be replaceable, they want all the parts of the phone to be orderable so consumers can repair their own phones. What do you think?

 

https://www.pcmag.com/news/germany-wants-android-ios-devices-to-include-7-years-of-support




S3E15: Update Google Chrome NOW!!!

Update Google Chrome NOW S3E15 Podcast

Chapter 1

Update Google Chrome Browser NOW!!

If you run Google Chrome on Windows 10, you need to update it NOW. Seriously. If you run Google Chrome on Mac OS, you need to update now. There is a serious vulnerability and hackers are eager to take advantage of it. Here is a quick review on how to update Google Chrome browser in Windows 10 and then I will show you how on Mac OS.
Then we will talk about updating Windows and Mac OS in general. You need to be running at least version 91.0.4472.114 of Google Chrome browser to be safe from this hack on the WebGL. It is the API for talking to JavaScript.

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The best way to protect yourself from all of the attacks that are happening these days are two things, 1)Keep your OS up to date on every device whether PC, Mac, iPhone, or Android. Sadly Android is so fragmented it rarely gets updated like it should.
Next you need to run Antivirus. If you are running Windows, Microsoft Defender comes with your OS and as long as you allow it to update, it will do a decent job. If you are really paranoid though, you need to buy Antivirus such as McAfee Internet Security or Norton 360 Deluxe (though Norton is complicated and has a password keeper that is cool but confusing). Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is also a good option as long as it is Windows. On Mac my experience with Bitdefender has been horrible. It slows Intel based Macs to a crawl. I know Tom’s Hardware suggests it but my experience doesn’t match theirs and I am not getting paid to say anything good about any of these products.

Chapter 2

Fake Amazon Reviews

So you may not know this but often times here we are buying everything Amazon is selling on Prime day and you are probably looking at the reviews. But often the reviews are fake. 

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/spot-a-fake-review-on-amazon

You can visit the following website and paste the link for the item to find out what they say about the reviews on an item.

https://www.fakespot.com/analyzer