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Sync Microsoft Sticky Notes on Windows Desktop to OneNote On Mobile Devices

Microsoft Sticky Notes

Microsoft has a brand new Sticky Notes for Windows. Thanks to a new and improved design, cloud sync, added intelligence and Pen support, it is now easier than ever to quickly capture and add context to all your notes.

You can sync your Microsoft Sticky Notes on Windows Desktop to Microsoft OneNote on Mobile Devices.

New Features in Sticky Notes version 3.0:

  • Sync your notes across your Windows Desktop and Mobile devices.
  • A new Dark themed note: Charcoal Note.
  • Crossing tasks off feel better than deleting them! Now you can style your note with the new formatting bar.
  • Sticky Notes is performing a lot faster
  • Drastic improvements on being more inclusive:
    • Using assistive technologies and Narrator.
    • Keyboard navigation.
    • Using mouse, touch, and pen.
    • High Contrast.
Microsoft Sticky Notes on OneNote Mobile
Microsoft Sticky Notes

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Microsoft OneNote is now part of Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft OneNote is no longer part of Microsoft Office 2019 

Another way to improve productivity is to use Microsoft Office 365

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PayNow Corporate for Business

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PayNow is an enhanced peer-to-peer funds transfer service available to customers of these nine participating banks: Bank of China, Citibank, DBS Bank/POSB, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and United Overseas Bank

With PayNow Corporate coming on 13 August 2018, you can make and receive payments instantly with just your Unique Entity Number (UEN), without the need to know or disclose any account numbers.

Simultaneously when PayNow Corporate is implemented, it will be part of the Singapore Quick Response (SG QR) Code. This will enable retail, businesses and corporates to make instant PayNow transfers by scanning the merchant’s or individual’s QR via their bank’s mobile banking app. Customers will need to update their bank’s app to avail of this function, which is available on both Apple iOS and Android smartphones.

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Uses for PayNow Corporate

Pay Part Time Pay via Mobile Number to NRIC

Company that regularly employs temporary staff for events that they organise. Since the workers are employed on a one-off basis, the company frequently pays its workers via cash or cheque. Using PayNow Corporate, the company can make payments to the workers with their registered mobile numbers or NRIC, without having to go through the hassle of collecting their bank account details. This helps the company reduce the costs associated with handling cash and cheques.

Make Instant Refund to Online Shoppers

Online shop that sells apparel,  allow for customers to return the purchases within a week, they have to process refunds to customer regularly. With PayNow, they can refund the monies directly to their customers’ registered mobile number, hence shortening the refund process and providing a better customer experience.

Provide Customer with alternative payment method

A small retail shop can receive cash payments frequently. With PayNow Corporate, the company is able to display their UEN or QR code at the cash register. Customers can easily pay for their purchases by keying in the UEN or scanning the QR code, and the company can receive the payments into their account immediately.

Collect monthly Bill payments from your customers

Company that provides utilities services to their customers, and sends their bills to them monthly. While the company offers various modes of electronic payments, many of their customers still pay them using cheques. With PayNow Corporate, the company can include a QR code on their monthly bills so that their customer can make payment simply by scanning the QR code.

Getting Started with PayNow Corporate

Receive Payments

Step 1: Register your UEN and the UOB SGD Current Account that you wish for payments to be made to.

Step 2: Generate your QR code that is linked to your UEN. QR codes can be generated via BIBPlus for display at collection channels. For QR codes to be included in bills/invoices, UOB will assist with the generation of QR code.

Step 3: Receive notifications of the inward payments via email or SMS when you sign up for UOB eAlerts!

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Make Payments

Step 1: Ensure that you have the PayNow ID (i.e. mobile number/NRIC/FIN/UEN) of your payee in order to make a payment via PayNow Corporate. Ensure your payees are registered for PayNow.

Step 2: Make single or bulk payments to your recipients using electronic channels such as BIBPlus or BIBPlus Mobile. PayNow Corporate will be available to all existing BIBPlus customers who are on either the Professional or Premium Package.

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Hidden Miners on Google Play on Android Mobile Phone

Hidden miners on Google Play

When a computer shows signs of slowing down, many tend to blame viruses. But in the case of smartphones, sluggishness, overheating, or short battery life are usually put down to age. Time to buy a new one, people say. In fact, there is a chance that the problem may lie elsewhere — hidden mining, to be precise.

When it comes to mining, computing power matters. Of course, in terms of performance, mobile devices cannot hope to compete with desktop computers armed with the latest graphics cards, but in the eyes of cybercriminals, the sheer number of devices makes up for their lack of power. For those accustomed to feeding off other people’s processing power, the millions of devices out there present an opportunity too juicy to ignore.

It’s actually alarmingly simple to infect a smartphone or tablet with a hidden miner. There’s no need for the device owner to knowingly install a miner or download an app from a dubious source. Hidden miners can be picked up by downloading and running seemingly innocuous apps available on the official Google Play store.

Hidden Miners on Google Play on Android Mobile Phone

Typical miners pretending to be handy tools or games don’t perform as described — instead, they show ads and covertly mine for cryptocurrency. But Google Play and other official stores keep out such fakes or, if they do manage to sneak in, quickly find and remove them. Therefore, malicious apps of this sort are distributed mainly through forums and nonofficial stores. The problem for cybercriminals is that too few people download anything from such resources.

But they found a way around that particular problem: If an app actually does what is promised in its description, and the malware is neatly disguised, it may slip through. That’s already happened — an attempt to create a smartphone-based botnet bypassed the safeguards on Google Play and a number of other app stores. Kaspersky Lab experts recently found several other specimens as well, this time with built-in miners.

The most popular apps we found of this type were soccer-related: a family of apps with names including PlacarTV (placar means score in Portuguese), one of which had been downloaded more than 100,000 times. It contained the Coinhive miner, which mined Monero coins while users streamed games. It’s a clever ruse, and not that easy to spot: Your mind is on the match, and watching videos heats up the phone and drains the battery anyway, just like the miner does, so you’ll have no reason to be suspicious.

Our experts also found a miner in a free VPN app called Vilny.net. This malware’s trick was to keep tabs on the phone’s temperature and battery. It then suspended mining as needed to avoid overheating or draining the device and attracting the owner’s attention. A more detailed and technical post on this miner is available on Securelist.

Hidden miners on Google Play

Here’s what detect of a hidden miner look like. Technically, it’s Not-a-virus, nasty nevertheless

We alerted Google about these apps, and the soccer-related ones have been removed from the Google Play store — Vilny.net is still available in the store, though. What’s more, there is no guarantee that some other apps with hidden miners won’t sneak in there in the future. So staying safe from them is up to you.

How to guard against hidden miners on Android

  • If your smartphone is behaving oddly, don’t ignore it. If it heats up quickly and loses power for no apparent reason, it might be infected. You can find out if an app has suddenly started eating too much battery with a special app such as Kaspersky Battery Life.
  • When looking for new apps, take the developers of those apps into account. Software from reputable developers is far less likely to contain infections.

Install Kaspersky Internet Security for Android on your device. It will help detect all miners, including ones that don’t noticeably overheat or discharge your device. Even a miner designed to back off periodically will eventually wear out your phone — and a crude one could toast it

Buy Kaspersky Internet Security for Android 

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WhatsApp now offers messaging on the web

Maybe we should call it WhatsWeb?

WhatsApp finally introduced the option to use its messaging service on your web browser, though it is somewhat limited. It only works with Google Chrome and it doesn’t work yet with iOS devices due to “Apple platform limitations.”

To take advantage of the option, WhatsApp users must open up this Google Chrome extension and then scan the QR code (yeah, we know, groan) to pair your device with the web client. As a further limitation, WhatsApp’s web chat only works as long as your phone remains connected to the Internet. However, as with other texting workarounds, having WhatsApp on the desktop might turn out to be useful after you’ve jumped through these various hoops.

WhatsApp desktop app and WhatsApp Web are computer based extensions of the WhatsApp account on your phone. The messages you send and receive are fully synced between your phone and your computer, and you can see all messages on both devices. Any action you take on the phone will apply to WhatsApp on your computer and vice versa.

You can get notifications for new messages when using WhatsApp Web. Notifications appear on the right side of your computer’s desktop.

 

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