Adobe Price Increase
Adobe has recently announced a Creative Cloud price increase taking effect on May 1, 2018. The increase is about 15% and will impact Creative Cloud All Apps and Single Apps. It will affect new and renewal Creative Cloud licenses. If you are contemplating any Adobe purchases, you should purchase sooner rather than later, to beat the price increase on May 1. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office for more information.
Face Scanning Technology
Madison Square Garden has quietly started using facial-recognition technology to bolster security, identify those entering the building, and determine if any person is considered a problem.
The technology uses cameras to capture images of people and uses an algorithm to compare the images to a database of photographs, identifying the person and whether or not they may be considered a problem. While the technology has been used for marketing or promotions, it is now being used for security purposes to provide a ‘safe and wonderful’ experience for guests. It is unknown when the system was installed, and how often it has been used, raising concerns over personal privacy and the security of any data being stored. Though MSG was already known for having tight security, the use of facial recognition technology brings it to the next level. Many teams and leagues, as well as employees of the Garden, are unwilling to discuss security protocols, so it is hard to know how widespread technology like this is.
While security is important, many privacy groups are against this type of technology being used without letting customers know about it. To learn more about the face scanning technology and the debate against it’s private use, visit here.
Tip of the Month
Since many of us are accustomed to computers with fast speeds and instant loading times, it can be frustrating when your machine slows down, taking longer than usual to perform a task. Though there can be many reasons for a slow down, our tip of the month can help restore your speed and your sanity.
A simple reboot can help bring your computer back up to speed. After running multiple programs at once, your computer will need to flush out the ram, which a reboot will help to do. A reboot will also prevent memory leaks, which can sometimes occur without you even knowing. Another way a reboot helps is by fixing small errors, like glitches with windows and programs you often use and may experience errors throughout your use. Lastly, it will install any outstanding updates; keeping Windows up to date as well as other programs like Sophos and Symantec is important in helping your computer run on current versions of programs, and keeping those programs moving smoothly and at an acceptable speed to continue your work.
If you would like to know more about how regular computer reboots can help maintain your speed, feel free to contact the office.