Reverting to “Classic Skype” on macOS

In the middle of December 2017, Microsoft rolled out New Skype. Although the look and feel is simple and fun, it removed a lot of the options power users were used to. Reverting to previous software versions can be tedious and even hazardous depending on where you get the older version. Fortunately, Skype openly offers Classic Skype for those wanting to go back to the Skype they had before the December 2017 update.

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CALIFORNIA REAL ID / REAL ID DRIVERS LICENSE

Starting on January 22, 2018, the State of California is going to start issuing Federally compliant “REAL ID” ID and Driver’s Licenses. Anyone who regularly checks IDs, like those in retail/sales, should be aware that this change is coming.

Starting on January 22, 2018, the State of California is going to start issuing Federally compliant “REAL ID” ID and Driver’s Licenses. REAL IDs are only needed for certain circumstances, and won’t actually be required until 2020.

I haven’t seen one yet, but rumor has it there is a bear and a star in the upper right corner, and as far as I can tell, it looks similar to existing CDLs.

Anyone who regularly checks IDs, like those in retail/sales, should be aware that this change is coming.

For more information, check this link.
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/realid

iOS 11.1.2 Update Available

iOS 11.1.2 is out. What does it include, and should I update?

Last Thursday (16-Nov-2017), iOS 11.1.2 came out. This update addressed several issues with the iPhone X.

iOS 11.1.2 includes bug fixes for your iPhone and iPad. This update:

  • Fixes an issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop
  • Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with iPhone X

You can read more details on iOS 11 updates on Apple’s site.

The question arises, should I update my iPhone and iPad? The answer is almost always, yes. The reports of issues with iOS 11.1.2 have been few and are minor. Most issues can be fixed by restarting your phone.