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Microsoft re-releases withdrawn updates   

Three non-security updates that were withdrawn shortly after release in August have been re-released. Unexplained changes made to over 100 x64 Windows 7 updates.

Microsoft has re-released the remaining August updates that the company had withdrawn. All three were non-security updates. They had already re-released one security update last week.

Read more at: http://zd.net/1q9ekVc

Published on September 2, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Microsoft, re-releases, withdrawn, updates
Microsoft begins dropping OneDrive's 2GB file size limit   

Cloud storage file size limits were a sad necessity back in the days when Internet speeds were low and storage prices were high. But now that those constraints are inverting, artificial file size barriers are crumbling.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1q9dvvD

Published on September 2, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Microsoft, begins, dropping, OneDrive, 2GB, file, size, limit
Restore Firefox 32 context menu labels and remove icons   

Firefox 32 will be released to the stable channel of the web browser later today. With it comes a change to the browser's main context menu that replaces some text labels with icons.

The commands back, forward, reload, bookmark and stop are no longer displayed as text when you right-click a page in the browser but as icons that are aligned horizontally.

Read more at: http://bit.ly/1q9aoni

Published on September 2, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Restore, Firefox, 32, context, menu, labels, and, remove, icons
The next version of Windows will be called Windows 9   

Microsoft has not made any public statement up until now in regards to how the next version of Windows will be named. Most experts believe that Windows 9 is the most likely name for it for a variety of reasons including that its two direct predecessors were named Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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

Published on September 2, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  The, next, version, of, Windows, will, be, called, Windows, 9
Home Depot investigates payment data breach   

Home Depot said Tuesday it was investigating a possible breach of its systems holding customer payment information tied to credit and debit cards.

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

Published on September 2, 2014 by Bob Uhlman
Keywords:  Home, Depot, investigates, payment, data, breach
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
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