Tag Archive: Windows

Apr 29 2014

Internet Explorer Security failures – Again.

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Internet Explorer Security problems has once again risen the browser to the top of the world’s most UNWANTED list. Internet Explorer was released in 1995; it’s been almost 20 years since Microsoft’s Internet web browser has been in circulation/available.  You would think after almost 20 years of having a web browser in circulation and being …

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Mar 03 2014

Leaving Microsoft Security Essentials behind for BitDefender [free]

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After my post about Windows Defender and Windows security essentials of couple weeks ago, it really pushed me to reevaluate whether or not to have that software on my system, considering how low that software scored with any virus testing and malware detection. When software scores that low on testing in detection, what good is …

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Jan 27 2014

Microsoft Windows Defender provides ZERO protection – nice try?

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Yes. Microsoft’s Windows Defender provides ZERO protection for your PC [Windows 8]. That’s what the latest antivirus testing from AV-TEST.org says. The question begs, why would Microsoft even continue to offer it? Wait. What’s Windows Defender? It used to be Microsoft anti-spyware, but the application has evolved over the years from just anti-spyware to Microsoft’s …

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Jul 19 2013

How To Remove Ads From Skype [part 2]

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I had a post back in February about removing ads from Skype and it worked pretty well, but my machine died recently and I had to go back to a vanilla install of Skype on my PC; this got me searching for other options. What really sparked this search was that I had recently reloaded …

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May 17 2013

Dragon Notes wants to help you organize your random thoughts

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Now is definitely the time to be a curator of your thoughts and ideas. Nuance has released a new piece of software called Dragon Notes. Its initial offering seems to be in the same category as Evernote and Google Keep [web-based]. This move by Nuance is rather interesting because the company itself normally focuses on …

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Apr 22 2013

Are you having trouble choosing between Evernote and Google Keep?

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If you’re not already using one, you should really start thinking about using a note taking application or service to keep all the snippets of information, ideas or thoughts in a singular place so that you can retrieve them later. Most people have passing thoughts and have the inclination to say, that’s a great idea, …

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Apr 06 2013

Plex Media Server: Applying the Updates/New versions Automatically

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Plex is a wonderful application that allows you to easily organize your media library to where it’s the most beneficial. It doesn’t matter if you’re wanting to listen to MP3′s, watch movies or share pictures. Plex has the ability to organize this information and give it one of the best presentations you can have. In …

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Mar 18 2013

Nuance Announces the Release of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5

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Nuance announced the release of Dragon 12.5 today [shipping March 22nd]  with greater enhance support for Microsoft products, such as, Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2013, Internet Explorer 10 and Outlook.com. As with each release of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Nuance is indicating that it’s faster and more accurate; ever improving. Dragon 12.5 premium allow you to control …

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Jan 18 2013

MSN, Jabber, Skype And The Lack Of A Standard Protocol For Instant Messengers And Video Conferencing

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As Microsoft prepares to officially kill off Microsoft messenger in Lieu of Skype.  This got me contemplating the current Jabber compatibility of Microsoft messenger.  Microsoft messenger has the ability to interface with a Jabber client. If you’re not familiar with Jabber, it’s an open source/universal instant messaging protocol that’s compatible with several different instant messaging …

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Nov 30 2012

Is Microsoft Surface RT a misstep for Redmond?

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The release of Microsoft Surface RT have came under some critical reviews over the past weeks. Microsoft must be under some pressure to try to show themselves as a solid player in mobile devices in the years to come.  But in the past couple of weeks, a lot of information about Microsoft RT has come …

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