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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Download The Windows 8 Consumer Preview

A reimagined Windows With Windows 8, the whole experience of Windows has been reimagined. It’s designed to work on a wide range of devices, from touch-enabled tablets, to laptops, to desktops and all-in-ones.

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How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google’s New Privacy Policy Takes Effect

On March 1st, Google will implement its new, unified privacy policy, which will affect data Google has collected on you prior to March 1st as well as data it collects on you in the future. Until now, your Google searches and sites visited have been…

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Leaked Screen Shots of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Based on these shots, there appears to be some important differences between the current build, the Developer Preview, and the coming Consumer Preview. Start screen:

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The Evolution Of The Geek

The minds over at Flowtown explore evolution of geekdom with this comical infographic. (Click on the image to see the full-sized version.)

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5 Common Outlook Errors and How to Fix Them

Email is one of the most important communications tools for businesses. When it stops working, people start to get nervous. While there are many things that a user can do to mess up their email, many of these problems can be resolved with a restart…

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Patch or Be Attacked

Office is one big hunk of software, and by hunk I don’t mean Arnold Schwarzenegger. After decades of adding more and more features, this thing is bigger than Donald Trump’s ego. And anything that big is hard to protect. So, Microsoft constantly patches/updates its #1…

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Microsoft AV Flags Google as ‘Blacole’ Malware

Microsoft just released new patches to fix four critical vulnerabilities. The four critical bugs are as follows: MS12-008 Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2660465) MS12-010 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2647516)  MS12-013 Vulnerability in C Run-Time Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2654428)…

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A 14-month-old patched Microsoft vulnerability is still being exploited?

Why would malware authors bother to target a vulnerability for which a patch is already available for download? You’d think it would be a lost cause. But, sadly, many people – and companies – don’t get around to patching. If I cut myself, I put…

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