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PSA: Beware of this BPI Phishing Email

I don't have a BPI Express account, so I knew this was a phishing email from the get go.

When we look at it on a desktop browser we see the email address has been masked/tampered with



When we hover (DO NOT CLICK) on the link we can see the URL is suspicious as well.



DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS IN EMAIL.
IT IS BETTER TO GO TO THE WEBSITE ON YOUR OWN AND NOT RELY ON LINKS
BE WARY OF ATTACHMENTS, EVEN FROM PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
TURN ON "TWO-FACTOR" AUTHENTICATION IF AVAILABLE.
IF YOU FELL FOR A PHISHING EMAIL CONTACT YOUR BANK (OR THE WEBSITE) ASAP.

The scary part is when viewed on mobile (in this case GMail for iOS) it looks ok but it is not, more and more people just do stuff on their mobile and this might fool some.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop

Microsoft recently announced their Surface Laptop.

The device looks great on video and specs wise it seems like a capable device for the target market (education / ultra-portable) however I am a bit uneasy about the move to a single USB port and the fabric on the keyboard seems like an impending hygiene issue.

I am not sure how I feel about Windows S as their response to ChromeOS. It remains to be seen if they will make a dent on Chromebooks market share.  Personally, I would opt to upgrade to the Pro version anyway to get the most out of Windows 10.

Let's see what MSFT's partners will cook up now that Microsoft has unveiled their new "hero device".

I really think APPL is missing the mark by refusing to add touch capability to their MacBooks screen, the TouchBar isn't really compelling (yet), and I think the devices on the Windows side should capitalize on this.

In the end, competition is always great for the consumer :-)

Why is Apple killing Enhanced Podcasts?

I've been an off + on podcaster for a few years. You can check out my electronic music appreciation podcast = Thank You For The Music (shameless plug).

From the start, I wanted to do enhanced podcasts just like the wonderful podcast Coverville.

Enhanced podcasts add chapter support with different artwork per track and even URLs to podcasts. A really useful feature IMO.

In recent years it seems both iTunes + Apple's Podcast app support for enhanced podcasts have become worse.

iOS
I've been testing the Podcast App and it doesn't even display the chapter artwork properly.

It works well on Downcast App.


Desktop
In iTunes 12.6 as you can see the controls are hidden, difficult and don't work very well. The chapter artwork also doesn't change except on the mini player view. WEAK!!!

Downcast for macOS has better support Enhanced Podcast support vs iTunes 12.


It seems third party devs may be following Apple's lead, OvercastFM my current audio podcast app of choice see…

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

adbl.co/Thrawn Enjoying the audio book very much!

Windows 10 Mobile Build 15063.138

enrolled my @Lumia 650 to @windowsinsider#fastring hope to get 15063.138 before Easter hehe. #windowsmobile — Vincent B Castro (@bnycastro) April 12, 2017


Well after only a few hours of my above tweet hoping to get Windows 10 Mobile Build 15063.138 it is now downloading on my device hehe. I did have to install build 15063.2 before 138 appeared under updates.

Will report back on how the update goes...

iOS 10.3 APFS (Apple File System)

Seems I saved 4.7Gb after upgrading to 10.3
-- VBC