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  Windows (all) Tip -  How to prepare for the Windows 7/8.1 patchocalypse   

Microsoft is changing the way it patches Windows 7 and 8.1. Here's what we know -- and what to do to keep having Windows your way

October marks a watershed in Microsoft patching practices for Windows 7 and 8.1, and confusion reigns supreme. With the majority of organizations still holding off upgrading their fleets to Window 10, this "patchocalpyse" may have significant impact if you're not prepared for the sticky details.

The upshot: Windows 7 and 8.1 will no longer receive individual patches. These will give way to two separate kinds of monthly updates: a security-only strain and a full collection of updates. The security strain isn't cumulative; the full bundle is. Each has its own deployment method. KBs have been KO'd. Sounds simple, right?

Published on October 11, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
  All Platforms Tip -  The best free photo editor 2016   

Make your pictures shine with these free Photoshop alternatives.

Published on October 17, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  Win 10 Tip -  ShutUp10 update with Lockscreen tweaks   

O&O ShutUp10 is one of many privacy tools created specifically for Windows 10's operating system. All of these programs are designed to block Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system from collecting and transferring data to Microsoft.

Published on November 6, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  General Tip Tip -  How to Delete Your Facebook Account   

If you're ready for a Facebook break, you have two options: deactivate or delete.

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Published on October 19, 2016 by Bob Uhlman  --  Revised on November 23, 2016
  Windows (all) Tip -  Disable Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Heartbeat Telemetry   

If you have the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool installed on your machine, either by having installed it manually or because it shipped with Windows, you may have noticed already that it is sending out so called Heartbeat Reports after certain scans.

These reports are not linked to any of the major telemetry services or tasks that you may or may not have disabled on your machine.

On Windows 10, the Heartbeat report gets sent out to Microsoft even if you have disabled the Customer Experience Program and the majority of other telemetry related services or tasks, and made sure to set all privacy related settings to maximum privacy.

Published on October 20, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
  Linux (all) Tip -  How to keep your Linux PC safe from exploits   

As with any big piece of software, Linux is complex, and difficult for outsiders to comprehend. That's why it's not terribly shocking that a 9-year-old Linux kernal vulnerability, known as Dirty COW, wasn't patched until just a few days ago on October 20.

Published on October 29, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  Win 10 Tip -  How to Control Your Battery Usage in Windows 10   

Do you often run low on power on your Windows 10 laptop? A host of settings through can extend your PC's battery life.

Published on November 6, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  Linux (all) Tip -  The Must Have Applications for Linux   

What are the must have applications for Linux? The answer is subjective and it depends on for what purpose do you use your desktop Linux. But there are still some essentials Linux apps that are more likely to be used by most Linux user. We have listed such best Linux applications that you should have installed in every Linux distribution you use.

The world of Linux, everything is full of alternatives. You have to choose a distro? You have got several dozens of them. Are you trying to find a decent music player? Alternatives are there too.

Published on November 16, 2016 by Paul Illingworth
  Windows (all) Tip -  Scan Old Photos 'in Seconds' With Google PhotoScan App   

The Google Photos team just released a standalone app called PhotoScan that lets you scan printed photos with your phone "in seconds, glare-free."

Published on November 15, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
  Apple Tip -  How to improve laptop battery life   

There are things you can do to extend your laptop's battery life. Some you might be doing already, but there are others you may not. Here's how to improve laptop battery life.

Published on November 17, 2016 by Bob Uhlman
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