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How to hang on to Windows 7 for the long run   

Not sold on Windows 10? We have the keys to keeping your Win7 system running the way you like it

If Windows 7 represents peak Windows for you, you're not alone. Twice as many people use Win7 as use Win10, even after 18 months of Microsoft pressure to get you to give up Win7 and jump to the shiny new version as your operating system of choice.

Your reasons for staying with Win7 may range from mere convenience to mental inertia to an abject fear of the Win10 info borg. Whatever your reasons for remaining with Win7, there are steps you can take right now to ensure Win7 keeps working -- at least until Microsoft pulls the plug on security patches, on Jan. 14, 2020. (Yep, that's a Patch Tuesday.)

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2iHwn5j

Published on January 2, 2017 by Paul Illingworth
Reminder: Windows Vista support ends this year   

Support for Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system will end on April 11, 2017; Microsoft won't publish public security patches anymore for Windows Vista after the Patch Tuesday in April 2017. Windows Vista is currently in the so-called extended support phase. Microsoft divides the support period of its operating systems into mainstream and extended support phases.

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Published on January 1, 2017 by Bob Uhlman
Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrades still free   

You can still upgrade to Microsoft's new operating system Windows 10 for free using a valid Windows 7 or 8.1 product key.

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Published on December 29, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
Firefox will support Windows XP and Vista until September 2017   

Numerous web browsers have already stopped supporting Windows XP and Vista, but not Firefox. To this day, Mozilla's latest software can work with your decade-old PC. However, even that team has its limits -- it's phasing out support for XP and Vista starting next year.

Read more at: http://engt.co/2i8Bsni

Published on December 26, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
9 must know Amazon Echo tips and tricks   

Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot and Tap devices can do more than just check the weather and sling playlists.

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Published on December 25, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
18 Hidden Roku Tricks for Streaming Success   

Whether you're a cord cutter or not, you're probably going to want a streaming device for your TV, and Roku remains the most popular against Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and the Amazon Fire TV Stick, according to Parks Associates.

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Published on December 25, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
How to Set Up Your Apple MacBook Pro   

So you just unboxed your new aluminum and glass Apple MacBook Pro. We walk you through the best way to set it up.

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Published on December 25, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
Apple Fixes Password-Related Bugs in iOS and Mac OS   

Two separate flaws give away user passwords.

Apple is usually reliable for security and privacy, but every once in a while, things slip by. Two serious, and separate, vulnerabilities in iOS and Mac OS were discovered that can give away passwords. Apple has patched both security holes.

An iOS vulnerability was discovered by Davut Hari, a patent attorney from Turkey. It's just a silly mistake. Saved passwords are not shown in plain text and are hidden by just showing ****. That's one line of defense. Apple is also good at the accessibility feature, so if you select the password, accessibility is enabled, and you click the "Voice" option, the iOS device reads the password. Anyone in earshot can hear the password.

Apple released an update on December 12 and admitted that a "nearby user may be able to overhear spoken passwords." The update disabled speaking of passwords.

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Published on December 21, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
Linux Mint get a major upgrade   

With this long-term support Linux desktop, which is based on Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint is better than ever. Since I've already found Linux Mint 18 to be the best desktop out there of any sort, that's saying something.

Read more at: http://zd.net/2h92BY5

Published on December 21, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
CrossOver 16 released   

Wanted to use Microsoft Office 13 on Linux? Well, here is the latest CrossOver 16 with Office 13 support and much more.

CrossOver is a compatibility layer that makes it possible to run some Windows software on Mac or Linux computers. It's basically a commercial version of the open-source program WINE providing Linux users with an easy way to install various applications and games that run only on the proprietary Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2hOWcA9

Published on December 20, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
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