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PC Magazine May Issue Now on Sale: Heartbleed Is a Gaping Hole in the Internet   

The OpenSSL vulnerability Heartbleed proves that our computers and phones are never as safe as we'd like to think they are.

Heartbleed, as you probably know by now, is the biggest hole ever found in the fundamental infrastructure of the Internet.

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

Published on April 19, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  PC, Magazine, May, Issue, Now, on, Sale, Heartbleed, Is, a, Gaping, Hole, in, the, Internet
Microsoft corrects Windows XP/Security Essentials bug   

A bad update caused users of many Microsoft security products, not just Security Essentials, to experience "interrupted service". The latest update fixes the problem.

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

Published on April 18, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Microsoft, corrects, Windows, XP, Security, Essentials, bug
How to reinstall windows 7   

If you feel that your Windows 7 PC is bogged down by a consistent lag in performance, it might be time to reinstall the OS.

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

Published on April 18, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  HOW, TO, REINSTALL, WINDOWS, 7
Microsoft enables Yahoo Mail and IMAP import on Outlook.com   

If you are using an online web mail service, it is often rather difficult to switch to another one. Say, you are using Gmail or Yahoo Mail primarily and want to switch to Microsoft's Outlook email service instead.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1jP1eYn

Published on April 17, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Microsoft, enables, Yahoo, Mail, and, IMAP, import, on, Outlook.com
Six Clicks: Linux Mint tips and tricks   

Want to get the most out of Linux Mint, one of the most popular of the Linux desktops? Then read on!

Read more at: http://zd.net/QitWa4

Published on April 17, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Six, Clicks, Linux, Mint, tips, and, tricks
Windows 8.1 Update tip: Clean up that disk space now   

On April 8, Microsoft blessed us with an update to Windows 8.1 that made the touchy-feely OS more palatable to PC users.

Now that you've had about a week to play around with the update—which brings the taskbar to the modern UI, among other welcome additions—the next few days present a good time to clear up extra space on your hard drive by getting rid of some Windows Update files.

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

Published on April 17, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Windows, 8.1, Update, tip, Clean, up, that, disk, space, now
How to Stop Pop-Ups in Firefox   

Mozilla’s Firefox browser should automatically block pop-up windows by default. That doesn’t mean that it’s perfect, however.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/Qiqah0

Published on April 17, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  How, to, Stop, Pop, Ups, in, Firefox
Microsoft fixes Windows 8.1 Update for corporate WSUS servers   

After restoring the pulled patch, Microsoft has extended the cutoff date for WSUS-based updates to August.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1eKSi7z

Published on April 16, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Microsoft, fixes, Windows, 8.1, Update, for, corporate, WSUS, servers
How to Slipstream Windows Updates Into Your Installation Disc   

One of the horrors of reinstalling Windows is the endless amount of software updates and reboots required to get it secure, stable, and current. But there's a better way: slipstreaming. With a bit of prep, you can create a new installation disc with all the updates included, so everything installs at once.

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

Published on April 16, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  How, to, Slipstream, Windows, Updates, Into, Your, Installation, Disc
Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support   

Microsoft TechNet blog makes clear that Windows 8.1 will not be patched; users must get Windows 8.1 Update if they want security patches.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1hT40Yf

Published on April 15, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Microsoft, confirms, it's, dropping, Windows, 8.1, support
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