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Stop Using Internet Explorer

In a rare move, the US Department of Homeland Security recommends users stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft plugs a critical security hole. The Department's Computer Emergency Readiness Team says a new Internet Explorer vulnerability...

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Dell Inspiron One 23 All in One — A solid choice

Screen Shot 2013-01-11 at 2.58.47 PMThe first thing you will notice when you lift this All in One out if its protective foam shipping armour is that is one solid computer. No corners cut here. A sturdy stand attached to a well built computer..the back is plastic..or it would weigh a lot  more than 25 pounds (11Kg)…it is however high quality polycarbonate with absolutely no flex or creaking. The front is dominated by the 23″ screen, glass covered from edge to edge…a solid package that looks good on my desk.

Miss the start menu in Windows 8? Try RetroUI

If you are a Windows user it is almost certain you will have to deal with Windows 8 sooner rather than later. Windows 8 has some great new features, improved performance and better security than earlier versions. It also features the new tile desktop..it looks great, is wonderful on a tablet but can be really confusing with a mouse and keyboard.  If you have already switched to Windows 8 and find it painful the folks at Thinix have developed RetroUI just for you.

Multitouch gaming comes to the web with IE10 and Windows 8

Contre Jour started as an iOS game winning a bunch of awards, including the 2011 “iPad Game of the Year” and a 2012 Webby award nomination for“Best Tablet Game.” Now it comes to the web courtesy Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 and is certainly among  the most ambitious uses of HTML5 to date. Take a look at this video in which the  creator of Contre Jour talks about the game.

LinkedIn leak! Time to reconsider passwords.

Security leaks from what should be confidential databases are becoming all too common..I have had credit cards changed by the bank twice in the past year because of security breaches. But the recent leak from LinkedIn of 6.5 million passwords is much scarier because of the way most of us treat passwords..by using the same one over and over..s a leak like this one potentially gives the bad guys free access to many of out most confidential sites. If you have a LinkedIn account the first thing you should do is change your password..The best place to do this is on the LinkedIn website. You may also wish to check the blog for details on the leak and what LinkedIn is doing about it.

Run Windows programs on your Mac..without Windows

One of the great features of current Apple computers is the ability to install Windows to run apps not available for OSX. This is is possible by using  solutions like Apple’s Boot CampParallels andVMware Fusion and then installing Windows to run alongside Mac OSX. The disadvantage to this approach is the need to purchase a Windows License, as well as one for the Virtualization app you plan to use if you don’t want to use Boot Camp. This can get costly if you only occasionally need to run a Windows-Specific application. Now there is another way..WinOnX from NES Software may be the solution for you.