The notes from today’s news portion are below. Have a super week, and please keep the discussion going!
Lock in your Windows 10 Home or Pro upgrade if you do not wish to upgrade in the next two and a half weeks! See http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-lock-in-your-free-windows-10-upgrade-and-keep-using-your-old-windows-version/
Still using LibreOffice 4.x (or older)? Consider upgrading to 5.1.x. Very nice new features and MUCH faster: http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/new-features/
Updated Skype for Linux appears to be coming: https://blogs.skype.com/2016/07/08/exciting-news-for-linux-users/
While a lot of us have had to move on to other tools, it will be good to have Skype back!
New mid-range video cards being released this month by AMD and nVidia, including for laptops. If you are looking for a powerful graphics laptop, later this year the market will have brand new, highly efficient options.
Google Earth (https://earth.google.com/) has been updated with new, high resolution, imagery. It picked up my car parked at this building J
Reminder: if you accept Windows 10 Insider Preview builds, or upgrade to the upcoming Anniversary Edition, please re-visit any desired privacy and service settings. Many of them will be reverted whenever your system does a build update. A very comprehensive discussion is at: https://fix10.isleaked.com/
iPhone and Mac users: please be careful with the current public betas. They are fairly unstable at present. I would recommend sitting out the July 7, 2016 public betas until the next cycle. The quality of their previews will surely get better! Final release to the public is expected sometime in September 2016.