A number of years back, I owned a car with a seatbelt that automatically
ran along a track and over my shoulder as soon as I closed my car door. It was
one of the first of its kind and I thought it was very cool. The only problem
was that you still had to manually pull the lap belt over to be completely safe
(and not be decapitated in a crash).
Unfortunately, the automated shoulder strap gave such a false sense of security
that it was easy to neglect the lap belt.
Where has the year gone? We’re already to the first Patch Tuesday of July, which means we have half of our patches for the year under our belt
and the other half to come.
You probably thought — as I did — that Microsoft’s ill-fated version of
Java would never rear its ugly head again after MS settled with Sun Microsystems
over one year ago.
We’ve written a lot about Wi-Fi security in Windows Secrets. But aside from security issues, how do you pick the best Wi-Fi technology? There’s a variety of technologies to understand. Here’s what you really need to know about wireless to make the right choices.
Our readers are nothing if not resourceful. Throw a Windows problem at them
and they’ll dig down until they find the cause and, more often than not, a cure.
Whether you’re navigating the highways or the backcountry, handheld GPS devices
point the way. This week, three magazines release tests of various ultraportable GPS devices
and pick the best ones for different needs.
Wi-Fi devices and software are finally starting to support real encryption to
protect you from identity theft (or worse) when you go wireless. But setting up
a truly secure system is still way too difficult in most cases.