Thursday July 19th, 2012
Microsoft’s new operating system is due to be released towards the end of October this year. The main difference is the new metro style touch interface.
Just like their Windows mobile phone, it uses tiles to organise the information you hold on your PC, phone or tablet like photos, people, files etc. The tiles are easily customisable and can be rearranged according to the users preferences.
With a single click from the home screen an almost identical copy of the old Windows 7 screen can be accessed for those who prefer to stick with what they are used to
Other changes include:
Lock screen –which includes the login screen, the background picture, battery and network icons. and can be optimised for both desktops and tablets. Within the lock screen, the login details are generated via a new picture password which will secure and f protect your PC
New file system – known as ReFS (Resilient File System) is very similar to the old one used in Windows 7 but with the apparently more efficient and reliable. The upgraded system should crash less but if it does the ReFS can detect errors and repair them without corrupting files along the way.
ARM support – Historically Windows has only supported x86 systems, but with the new release it has the ability to support all devices from smartphones through to desktops.
Task manager Has a much needed upgrade which has been simplified and to respond with the most common needs. Microsoft have responded to feedback from Windows 7 users which should provide users with a more user friendly task manager.
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Monday July 2nd, 2012
Starting today Tweets will no longer be displayed on LinkedIn. More info here:https://t.co/17m6AiOs
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Monday July 2nd, 2012
There has been a lot of talk recently about Internet Explorer losing market share to alternative browsers like Firefox and Chrome, it is still widely used, meaning that hackers will target IE more than other browsers, with viruses and malware.
This has given IE a bad reputation in terms of security, IE9, comes with many security improvements which make the browser much more secure, the damaged reputation to Internet Explorer’s will take some considerable time to recover and many IT professionals will recommend switching Mozilla Firefox or Chrome..
Firefox is a good browser, it also has some security issues, and a recently uncovered glitch reminds us no software is 100% secure.
The latest bug discovered in Firefox is more serious than most. The latest version of the Mozilla browser, Firefox 13, comes with a tabbed browsing feature that shows a list of recent websites when you open a new tab.
No problem with that – Chrome and Internet Explorer do the same. But the problem with the implementation on Firefox is that the website thumbnails show pictures of secure websites.
The result being that they can display online banking and webmail sessions for example, complete with account numbers, balances, subject lines and so on. This can happen even if you are logged out of the sites, meaning that a people see your important sensitive data just by opening a new browser tab.
Firefox automatically updates itself, so more than likely you already have the buggy version installed on your system.
if you have Firefox installed user there should get a patch from Mozilla shortly.
But until that happens, you can turn the thumbnail view off to stop the problem from happening. Here’s how:
- Open Firefox, press [Ctrl] + [T] to open a new tab.
- Enter in the address bar, e about:config and press [Enter].
- Double-click on the option browser.newtabpage.enabled and set the Value field to false.
- Close the tab.