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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Another botched Microsoft patch: Office 365 ProPlus says 'Something went wrong' Microsoft took 12 days to fix a bug that locked out some Office 365 ProPlus customers after a silent patch automatically installed
Apple refreshes MacBook Pro line with minor upgrades, no price rise Apple has updated its Pro laptop line -- all 15-inch models will come with 16GB RAM but with no price increase, and the old 13-inch has even got cheaper.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Preview: A closer look at OS X Yosemite, just in time for the public beta The first public OS X beta in over a decade brings quite a few changes with it.
What we know about the next versions of Windows Rumors are rampant, but here's what's on for sure with Windows 8.1 Updates, Windows 9, Windows 365, Windows Phone, Xbox, and 'Threshold'
Thursday, July 24, 2014
What 'one Windows' really means (and doesn't) Summary: Is Microsoft buiding a single version of Windows that will run on phones, tablets, PCs and gaming consoles? Nope. Here's a refresher as to what really is happening.
Seafaring robot shrugs off monster Typhoon Rammasun The Wave Glider robot has survived its fiercest storm to date
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Get Organized: Why Aren't You Using a Password Manager Yet? Want to keep your online accounts safer, and be quicker at all your Web activities? You need a password manager-and many of them are free. Here are some tips for getting started.
Next version of Windows shown off in alleged screenshots Apparently leaked screenshots of the next Windows reveal the upcoming new Start menu and a resizable Windows 8 app running on a desktop.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Data jockeys tackle the chaos of severe weather At the national Storm Prediction Center, meteorologists work non-stop to forecast the tornadoes and severe thunderstorms that plague the U.S. CNET Road Trip stopped by to visit.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
A bigger and better Raspberry Pi: Five things to try out with the new model B+ Here are five tasks that just got easier to achieve with a Raspberry Pi following the release of an upgraded version of the $35 Linux board.
Google finds partner to produce 'smart' contact lenses for diabetics An agreement between the Google[x] resesearch lab and pharmaceutical giant Novartis will license the technology for actual medical use for people with diabetes and other conditions.
Welcome to the next tech revolution: Liquid computing The Handoff feature in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is the first taste of truly contextual computing
By Selling Your Smartphone You're Selling Yourself Forensic data recovery by researchers at Avast found that supposedly-erased phones harbored thousands of items of personal data, some of them significant.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Here's the only safe way to use public PCs Summary: As the Secret Service says, business center PCs can be dangerous. The only safe way to use such devices is not to use the installed OS.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Microsoft fixes 29 Windows vulnerabilities Summary: UPDATED. This Patch Tuesday brings six updates but the first, a Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer, fixes 24 of the vulnerabilities.
Microsoft warns of pending support deadlines for Windows 7, Office 2010 SP1, Windows Server 2003, and more Summary: Microsoft officials are beginning to sound the support warning bell for customers running a number of its popular products, including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and more.
Java support over for Windows XP Summary: UPDATED. The regularly scheduled quarterly security updates for Java on July 15 will not include updates for Windows XP, which is now formally unsupported by Oracle.
The scary truth about data security with wearables Data brokers collect data from numerous sources for everyone in the US. It is alarming how much data is collected and the potential for security breaches, particularly from wearable devices.
Crypto weakness in smart LED lightbulbs exposes Wi-Fi passwords More evidence the Internet of things treats security as an afterthought.
Android's phone wiping fails to delete personal data Prepping an older phone for resale or as a donation? A study shows you'll need more than the default data wipe tools to eliminate personal data and those embarrassing selfies.
How businesses are getting creative with the Raspberry Pi How the $35 Linux board is being used to rapidly piece together custom appliances to solve specific business problems.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
8 ways to declare your independence from passwords From smartphones that know you're near to tattoos and even pills, high-tech companies are busy replacing pesky strings of text with easier ways to authenticate. Check out the future here
Share a hard drive with everyone on your Wi-Fi network Take advantage of your router's USB port with a little trick that lets you share a hard drive with anyone on your Wi-Fi network.
The Internet of things at home: 14 smart products that could change your life The Internet of things is changing simple homes into smart homes, where everything from your lights to your locks can be controlled from your smartphone. Here are a few products that can help you get started
The 10 Best Windows 8 Tablets The tablet is finally a viable PC with the latest Intel hardware and Windows support. If you want a slate or a convertible built for more than mere entertainment, take a look at our top-rated Windows 8 tablets.
Wzor predicts demise of Windows 8, Windows 9 to arrive in the fall Russian leaker says Windows 8.1 Update 2 puts the final nail in the Win8 coffin, and Microsoft is working on activation methods for Windows 9
Friday, July 04, 2014
Windows 9: The empire's last hope Microsoft looks to reboot the franchise with a morphing Start-enabled take on the troubled two-faced Windows 8
Maximize your Wi-Fi Does your home Wi-Fi need some help? The gang from The Fix offer tips for squeezing your network connection for all it's worth.
Microsoft to update Windows, Internet Explorer next week Summary: Critical updates for Windows and IE and other less-severe Windows patches will be released on Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Windows 'Threshold': More on Microsoft's plan to win over Windows 7 users Summary: One of Microsoft's main goals with 'Threshold,' the next major version of Windows, is to win over Windows 7 hold-outs. Here's the latest on Microsoft's plan, according to my sources.
Prepare yourself for high-stakes cyber ransom A cloud startup was obliterated overnight by malicious hackers demanding ransom. Now everyone is a target. Here's your best defense