News – October 2018 – Let’s Talk Tips, Volume 1

Let’s Talk Tips

Monday, October 1st 2018 – Volume 1
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1.) Windows 10 “Reset This PC” Feature
Have you ever wished that your Windows PC was as easy to reset as your phone? Well you’re not alone. In this article Mark Turner outlines for us the “Reset This PC” feature of Windows 10 in his article titled, “Refresh Windows 10 to its Default State in a Few Clicks, Keeping Your Files and Settings”:

2.) Adaptive Technology Breakthrough in Voice
Representing a huge leap forward in modern adaptive alternative communication we learn about a company outside of Boston called VocaliD, which has allowed one Joe Morris, a 31-year old film maker from London, and others, to “bank” their voice, electronically, so that they could later, when they were unable to speak any longer, utilize a digital representation of their very own voice, rather than a synthesized one:

3.) Top 5 Technology Trends 2018
What do you think the Top 5 Technology Trends are right now#See if you’re right. And see how they are affecting the industries in which we work in this recently released article from Deloitte titled, “5 Technology Trends You Need To Know To Work In Any Industry”:

4.) Goodbye iPhone#Hello Apple Watch?
With the most recent round of announcements from Apple back in September 2018 it seems that some are now of the opinion that the iPhone has gotten boring, and that the Apple Watch is the new frontier in excitement. Nick Statt makes this case in “The Apple Watch Stole The Show From This Year’s New iPhones”:

5.) Android Privacy Concerns
On September 13th 2018 Google’s Pixel Team “accidentally” changed a phone setting for a bunch of real-world customers running Android 9 Pie. The company posted a message on Reddit acknowledging “an internal experiment to test battery saving features was mistakenly rolled out to more users than intended.” While both Apple and Google have emergency means of forcing updates or making other changes to both iOS and Android, respectively, it seems that the ease with which this error occured has left some concerned:


1.) 5 Diet Tips You Should Ignore
According to a registered dietician, these are the 5 most current Dieting Tips that you should IGNORE:

2.) Body Type Quiz To Help Identify Your Body Type
Do you feel as if you’re doing all the right things to be healthy and lose weight but it just doesn’t seem to work? Well, perhaps you’re not doing the right things for YOU. Personalised medicine is the future of health, and this exclusive quiz will keep you ahead of the curve.

3.) A Naturopath’s Tips for Health
The field of naturopathic medicine, a system of alternative medicine based on the theory that diseases can be successfully treated or prevented without the use of drugs, by control of diet, exercise, and massage, has been gaining traction in recent years, as unhealthy people look for new ways to turn their lives around:

4.) Get Up Off The Couch. And Other Tips for Healthier Living
If you’re unhealthy and you know it raise your hand! A new national survey from Desjardins reveals that many Canadians don’t think they’re in good physical health. And they’re not:

5.) Actress Taapsee Pannu’s Diet and Fitness Secrets Revealed
Want to boost your weight loss or get a fabulous body like Manmarziyaan actress Taapsee Pannu? Taapsee reveals the diet and fitness secrets behind her perfectly toned body:


1.) Genuine Versus Fake Facebooks Posts
Can you tell the difference betwen a genuine Facebook post and a fake one? Would you like to give it a try? This post from the New York Times offers up four different sets of posts (one genuine, and one fake) for you to try your hand at. As they warn however, it isn’t easy:

2.) Top 5 Social Media Sites for News in 2018
Where do you get your news#The Top 5 Social Media sites from which we now get our news in 2018 are, #1 Facebook (43%), #2 YouTube (21%), #3 Twitter (12%), #4 Instagram (8%), and #5 LinkedIn (6%). If these statistics interest you, then so too might this recently released article from the Pew Research Center titled, “News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2018”:

3.) Employers and Social Media
Did you know that nearly half of all employers reviewed said that they are less likely to hire someone that they can’t find online#With that in mind we turn your attention to this quick (1:32) video report from CBS titled, “Employers Increasingly Monitor Workers’ Social Media”:

4.) Instagram Officially Tests Video Tagging
While some might feel that it’s a bit overdue, we too are very happy to report that “Instagram is Testing Video Tagging”:

5.) Twitter Launches Audio-Only Broadcasting Feature
Twitter admits that “Sometimes you just want to talk, without being on camera.” So, they’re launching an audio-only broadcasting feature that will let your followers hear, but not see you. This new feature allows users to create audio-only broadcasts directly from within Twitter itself, as well as from within Twitter’s Periscope App:


1.) Baby Boomers Shake Off Aging Labels
Home-based care providers may need to rethink how they refer to their baby boomer clients, as many have rejected traditional labels describing older adults in favor of more inventive alternatives:

2.) 4 Best Practices for Cyber Security Prevention
As a business owner, you must know who has access to sensitive information. This is why the security of data is a primary concern for businesses today. Both big and small businesses are now at the helm of data security:

3.) New Business Opportunities in a Changing World
Evolutions in technology are most often cited as the main driver for changes in the mobility industry. Nevertheless, factors such as ageing societies, multi-generational workforces and remote labor are also, indirectly, shaping how we will move from point A to point B:

4.) More Seniors Staying in Workforce Past Retirement Age
Gallup attributes the increase, at least in part, to the baby boomers’ reluctance to retire for any number of reasons ranging from financial to a hard work ethic and inability to shift down to a slower pace of life:

5.) Report Identifies Industries Ripe for Small Business Succession
According to a new report, succession planning for small businesses when owners near retirement is critical, and conversion of these businesses to an employee-owned model is a solution for building wealth, retaining jobs and expanding economic opportunities, especially for women and minority employees:


1.) Apple Sued Over Claims Their Website is Inaccessible to Visually Impaired Users
Apple has become the target of a new lawsuit, one that claims the iPhone producer’s website is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not being fully accessible to blind or visually-impaired consumers, due to the way the website itself is coded:

2.) Meow Cat Cafe Dispute Highlights Canada’s Accessibility Problem, Paralympian Jeff Adams Says
The owners of the business argued that wheelchairs pose a danger to their cats:

3.) 1 In 4 U.S. Adults Has A Disability, CDC Says
New government research finds 61 million U.S. adults – about 1 in 4 Americans – have a disability that impacts a major part of their life. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

4.) 49% of Disabled People Feel Excluded From Society
Equality under the law, but not in practice? According to a new report by disability charity Scope, nearly half of all disabled people feel excluded from society and day to day life:

5.) Blind Workers Test Limitations of Online Hiring Systems
Hard Rock Cafe. GameStop. Dart Container. Albertsons. What do the theme-restaurant chain, gaming retailer, foam cup maker, and grocery store chain all have in common? All are accused of having online job application systems that blind workers can’t access fully:

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