Ⅰ - [Security
]> “More than half of attacked Canadian firms paid cyber ransoms: Survey” - grim news
that so companies paid to get data back. The CISA is warning
of increasing attacks
on networks. Right now attacks are noticeably intensified
. Ransomware is being used as a distraction
for the bigger purpose of destroying data.
Be diligent about opening any links or digital information.
Ⅱ - [Books
]> George Stroumboulopoulos has a new book club on Apple called Strombo’s Lit
. The former MuchMusic VJ is a longtime collaborator with Apple.
Ⅲ - [Operating Systems
]> Big News: Reports say
Windows versions (even Pro) will require an Internet connection and Microsoft account for step. Local accounts were possible without an Internet connection, but this move is a big one. There are still workarounds, but expect this move to cause considerable pain.
Ⅴ - [Driving
]> Ontario Premier Doug Ford has officially announced the end of license plate stickers
. Those that renewed in the last two years will get a refund.
Ⅵ - [Open Source
looks like a nice open-source DB client (with Windows support)
Ⅶ - [Travel
]> Westjet appears ready to buy Sunwing airlines.
This further consolidation of the industry is likely to continue as airlines are all on life-support.
Ⅷ - [Society
]> This is a great visualization
of urban sprawl in Canada’s cities. Toronto is among the worst for this.
Ⅸ - [Hardware
]> Apple held its annual March event
-> A new iPhone SE
the A15 Bionic chip (same as 1Phone 13) and 5G
-> A new iPad Air
with an M1 chip, 5G cell, faster USB-C
-> The new Mac Studio
and Studio Display
. A nice upgrade for pro users looking to run up to three displays. Hard to know if the notoriously fickle pros are going to like it though. The high-end version starts at a staggering $3,999 USD with the display going for $1,500 USD.
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