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Control external device access rights on Windows PCs   

It is easy to connect external devices such as mobile phones, USB Flash drives or external DVD drives to a PC. The devices get picked up automatically usually and are available for use afterwards.All devices allow read and write operations by default which may not always be in the best interest of the owner of the system or a network administrator.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/Y6vUia

Published on September 1, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Control, external, device, access, rights, on, Windows, PCs
Popular photo editing app Pixlr now available for desktop   

Pixlr has been available as a web version and application for Android and iOS for quite some time. It is a popular application judging by the ratings that it has received by users that can be used to manipulate photos in several ways directly on the phone or web.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/Y6u7cN

Published on September 1, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Popular, photo, editing, app, Pixlr, now, available, for, desktop
Firefox 32 Find out what is new   

While the update has not been released yet officially, it is expected that the update announcement will be made in the next couple of hours. As usual, it will be made available to the bulk of users via the browser's automatic update feature.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1qViX1c

Published on September 1, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Firefox, 32, Find, out, what, is, new
Apple patches 'Find My iPhone' exploit   

Apple has patched an exploit with its Find My iPhone online service that may have been used by hackers to gain access to personal photos stored on iCloud accounts belonging to some 100 celebrities.

Read more at: http://zd.net/1rIXeja

Published on September 1, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Apple, patches, Find, My, iPhone, exploit
Top 25 free tools for every Windows desktop   

Whatever your poison -- Windows 7 or 8, updated or not -- there's a desktop tool begging to become part of your repertoire.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/XtDqTy

Published on September 1, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Top, 25, free, tools, for, every, Windows, desktop
What happens when Microsoft ends Windows 7 mainstream support next year   

On January 13, 2015, Microsoft will stop mainstream support for Windows 7--which is still an extremely popular operating system. But you'll still be able to use it safely for another five years.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1rIVois

Published on September 1, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  What, happens, when, Microsoft, ends, Windows, 7, mainstream, support, next, year
Tweak Windows 8 specific settings with ModernUI Tuner   

The integration of the Start Screen interface in Windows 8 introduced several new features that were not present in previous versions of Windows.

While it appears that Microsoft will remove some of the options in desktop versions of the upcoming Windows 9 operating system, it is likely that they will remain more or less the same for touch-based systems.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1nOaFHi

Published on August 31, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Tweak, Windows, 8, specific, settings, with, ModernUI, Tuner
Get a quick overview of all USB devices   

The Windows Device Manager may have its uses but it is certainly not the best tool when it comes to displaying a quick overview of installed hardware devices or in this case USB devices. While you can find some information there, especially if you click a lot to look at detailed information, it is simply not suitable when it comes to a quick assessment of connected or installed hardware.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1nOaoUP

Published on August 31, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Get, a, quick, overview, of, all, USB, devices
CryptoWall ransomware held over 600K computers hostage, encrypted 5 billion files   

A file-encrypting ransomware program called CryptoWall infected over 600,000 computer systems in the past six months and held 5 billion files hostage, earning its creators more than $1 million, researchers found.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1nOa608

Published on August 31, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  CryptoWall, ransomware, held, over, 600K, computers, hostage, encrypted, 5, billion, files
Mozilla accidentally left email addresses, passwords of 97k Bugzilla users out in the open   

Email addresses and encrypted passwords of around 97,000 users who tested early builds of the Bugzilla bug tracking software were left exposed for three months following a server migration.

This is the second accidental data disclosure incident reported this month that affects one of the projects supported by the Mozilla Foundation.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1nO9Oqd

Published on August 31, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Mozilla, accidentally, left, email, addresses, passwords, of, 97k, Bugzilla, users, out, in, the, open
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