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Fewer college students use tablets; may be a sign device doesn't boost productivity   

How much real work can one get done on a tablet? Or are tablets mostly designed for entertainment?

The questions arise as a recent survey of college students showed a small decline in tablet ownership.

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Published on April 23, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Fewer, college, students, use, tablets, may, be, a, sign, device, doesn't, boost, productivity
Remove default applications on Windows 8 systems   

Win 8 App Remover is a free program for the Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1 operating system that you can use for that purpose.

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Published on April 23, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Remove, default, applications, on, Windows, 8, systems
You want to replace Windows XP with Linux? Seriously?   

The end of Microsoft support for XP has some considering Linux or other OS moves. Think hard before you go down that path.

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Published on April 23, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  You, want, to, replace, Windows, XP, with, Linux, Seriously
Windows 8 Start Menu set to return in August   

Microsoft revealed earlier this month that the Start Menu will return to Windows 8. While Microsoft is keeping the timing for its return vague, sources familiar with the company’s plans tell The Verge that the Start Menu will likely be available in a second update to Windows 8.1 currently scheduled for August.

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Published on April 23, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Windows, 8, Start, Menu, set, to, return, in, August
FAQ: Manual Definition Downloads for Microsoft Security Essentials   

With any technology there are bound to be problems, and security products are no exception. Take, for example, the recent round of botched definition updates that caused Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems to hang.

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Published on April 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  FAQ, Manual, Definition, Downloads, for, Microsoft, Security, Essentials
Most but not all sites have fixed Heartbleed flaw   

The world's top 1,000 websites have been patched to protect their servers against the "Heartbleed" exploit, but up to 2% of the top million were still vulnerable as of last week, according to a California security firm.

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

Published on April 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Most, but, not, all, sites, have, fixed, Heartbleed, flaw
This addon for Chrome, Firefox and Opera will tell you if a site is vulnerable to Heartbleed   

Though the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug is a fact of life, there are multiple measures you can take to safeguard yourself from the threat that it poses to you and your data.

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

Published on April 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  This, addon, for, Chrome, Firefox, and, Opera, will, tell, you, if, a, site, is, vulnerable, to, Heartbleed
How to upgrade from Windows XP to Ubuntu   

If you need to migrate away from Windows XP, the free, modern Ubuntu OS is an ideal choice.

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

Published on April 21, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  How, to, upgrade, from, Windows, XP, to, Ubuntu
The Reason for the Antimalware Engine Update on April 17, 2014   

I noted on April 16, 2014 that a definition update for the Microsoft antimalware engine was causing severe issues for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems.

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Published on April 20, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  The, Reason, for, the, Antimalware, Engine, Update, on, April, 17, 2014
IE6: Retired but not dead yet   

Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years.

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

Published on April 20, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  IE6, Retired, but, not, dead, yet
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