Archive for May, 2016

postheadericon Microsoft selling feature phone business to FIH Mobile Ltd. and HMD Global, Oy

REDMOND, Wash. — May 18, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced it reached an agreement to sell the company’s entry-level feature phone assets to FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global, Oy for $ 350 million. As part of the deal, FIH Mobile Ltd. will also acquire Microsoft Mobile Vietnam — the company’s Hanoi, Vietnam, manufacturing facility. Upon close of this deal, approximately 4,500 employees will transfer to, or have the opportunity to join, FIH Mobile Ltd. or HMD Global, Oy, subject to compliance with local law.

Microsoft will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support Lumia phones such as the Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and phones from OEM partners like Acer, Alcatel, HP, Trinity and VAIO.

As part of the deal, Microsoft will transfer substantially all of its feature phone assets, including brands, software and services, care network and other assets, customer contracts, and critical supply agreements, subject to compliance with local law. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2016, subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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postheadericon Woman Sends Home Invader To The Hospital With Precision Shot

TULSA, OKLAHOMA — A woman shot one home invader in the chest after him and his buddy burst in through the front door. That brought their robbery to a standstill and left neighbors wondering, “if it can happen to her, can it happen to us?”

That’s precisely the question we need to be asking ourselves.

As Oklahoma’s News on 6 reports, the two robbers hit the house on a Sunday night. Thankfully, this woman was ready and able to handle the situation.

via Oklahoma’s News on 6

“As they continued towards her, she drew the gun up and shot about three rounds at the suspects,” said Corporal RW Solomon.

They obviously thought this was going to be an easy job. Elsewise, why would they in the world think that an armed woman home alone wouldn’t open fire to defend her life and her property?

Wrong choice. One of them is in the hospital after his buddy evacuated him to a nearby medical center. He’s in the Intensive Care Unit of the Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he’ll likely remain until he either gives up the ghost or comes back in a severely debilitated state.

There is no such thing as taking a round center mass and going on to have a good day.

One neighbor, new to the area, talked to the local news station about her feelings on the situation.

“I went to the QuikTrip and when I came back, there was just a bunch of people outside a few hours down over there,” said one neighbor to Oklahoma’s News on 6. “I just moved in. This is my second month living here so…a little nervous, yeah.”

Sounds like we’re about to get ourselves one more convert to the Church of Concealed Carry.

No matter where we move, no matter how good we think our neighborhood is, there’s always the potential for some dumb thugs to think your home is prime real estate for the taking. If you choose, you can go through life hoping “may the odds always be in your favor” or you can even the odds a bit by being prepared and carrying every day.

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postheadericon 65 million Tumblr users should probably be careful…

65 million Tumblr users have had their details compromised as a result of a recently-discovered breach dating back to 2013. But it’s not just their passwords that they should be concerned about.

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postheadericon Beware Burger King WhatsApp scam: It’s a trap

Just when it seemed that the recent raft of WhatsApp scams were coming to a close, we have discovered a new one. This time it involves Burger King.

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postheadericon My First Ride With Appendix Carry, Part 1

I’ve always carried around the 4 o’clock position, IWB. It’s been that way since nearly the beginning. Every time we get a new holster to review, it’s distributed to a writer. Sometimes it’s me, sometimes it’s not. I decided to do my first review of an appendix carry holster, and it’s also my first time truly carrying in that fashion.

Why have I never done it before? It’s not because I don’t like it, it’s really because I find myself driving a lot. It’s uncomfortable for me while sitting in the car, so that’s why IWB around 4 is my preferred method (among many other reasons).

The holster is from a company called Accelerated Solutions, and they make some great products. This isn’t the review of the holster… just pointing that out. That’ll be out in the coming weeks.

I’m a small guy, and a gun up front –even a small one– takes up a good portion of the area. It’s comfortable, but it’s sometimes difficult to not print with just a t-shirt on. After all it’s almost summer, and I won’t be walking around in a jacket.

I spent nearly a decade working in banking. I was on my feet a lot and could see appendix carry being a solid option in that environment. The employer probably wouldn’t have liked it, but concealed means…

It’s just that dang sitting… I’ll be back in a few weeks with some more thoughts.

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postheadericon What the CISSP? 20 years as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Reflecting on 20 years of CISSP, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional qualification from (ISC)2, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium.

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postheadericon Microsoft announces streamlining of smartphone hardware business

REDMOND, Wash. — May 25, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced plans to streamline the company’s smartphone hardware business, which will impact up to 1,850 jobs. As a result, the company will record an impairment and restructuring charge of approximately $ 950 million, of which approximately $ 200 million will relate to severance payments.

“We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. “We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms.”

Microsoft anticipates this will result in the reduction of up to 1,350 jobs at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland, as well as up to 500 additional jobs globally. Employees working for Microsoft Oy, a separate Microsoft sales subsidiary based in Espoo, are not in scope for the planned reductions.

As a result of the action, Microsoft will record a charge in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 for the impairment of assets in its More Personal Computing segment, related to these phone decisions.

The actions associated with today’s announcement are expected to be substantially complete by the end of the calendar year and fully completed by July 2017, the end of the company’s next fiscal year.

More information about these charges will be provided in Microsoft’s fourth-quarter earnings announcement on July 19, 2016, and in the company’s 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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postheadericon Grillin’ Up Memorial Day Savings!

Take $ 25 off any router over $ 199 on the FlashRouters website. Why? Because it’s Memorial Day weekend.

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postheadericon Decision makers at banks ‘in the dark’ about data breaches

Decision makers at banks are in the dark when it comes to data breaches at their organization, according to KPMG’s 2016 Banking Outlook Survey.

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postheadericon Why We Carry At Home: Homeowner Attacked While Doing Yard Work, Luckily He Was Carrying His Gun

TULSA, OKLAHOMA — A man was outside his home doing yard work when he was approached by an intoxicated man who began to assault him. At the same time, police were driving around the neighborhood in search of a person’s “very intoxicated friend who was causing problems.”

During that talk, police heard a gunshot.

When police got to the home they saw the homeowner applying pressure to a gunshot to Claunch’s neck. The homeowner, who is in his 70s, told police the man approached while he was doing yard work and punched him in the back of the head.

The homeowner said the man continued to beat him and even “mounted” him to hit him.

The homeowner, in his 70’s, was carrying his firearm and shot the man in the neck, identified as Lance Claunch. After the event, Claunch was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Before ending up at the 70-year-old’s home, Claunch was seen acting strangely around the neighborhood.

Police responded to a call where a woman told them someone was acting oddly on her property – rolling around in the yard and pounding on her door. Another 911 caller said a man, who appeared to be very intoxicated, was hiding in one person’s bushes and knocking on another’s door.

Alcohol or not, Claunch assaulted an elderly man and paid the price as a result. This is a perfect example of why we encourage folks to keep their firearms on them even while at home. The last thing this man thought would happen … did happen. And on his own property as he did routine yard work.

And, carry on.

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