Mozilla has ended support for version 2 of the Firefox browser, so if you haven’t upgraded already, it’s time to get version 3.5.3 (or 3.0.14, if the 3.5 release isn’t compatible with your system).
Now that browsers are the principal entry point for malware, ensuring that you have the latest release is more important than ever.
Windows Mobile version 7 is scheduled to ship in 2010, and the buzz about the major new version is overshadowing Microsoft’s less-notable 6.5 upgrade, which arrives on Oct. 6.
Despite some nice interface changes and new applications, Windows Mobile 6.5 will continue to trail the smart-phone competition, although some IT types will like the close ties Redmond’s smart-phone OS has to Exchange Server.
Out of the blue, your operating system pops up a reactivation warning.
Windows Product Activation (WPA) isn’t the Big Brother app some people claim it is, but the warnings sure can be annoying — especially when a system you’ve already activated demands reactivation.
Back by popular demand, this month’s paid bonus is an updated 2nd edition of Nine Free Programs Every PC Should Have by WS senior editor Ian “Gizmo” Richards.
Remember when you were a kid and were told to wait before you could eat dessert? That excruciating delay caused fits of fidgeting as you fed the dog your dinner in hopes of hastening the glorious sweet treat at the end of the meal.
Dozens of readers responded to my
Sept. 10 Top Story,
many of them proposing alternative ways to evade keyloggers other than the “revised Vesik method” I described.
No method can make you completely safe when using a public computer, so you must balance convenience with the level of risk that’s acceptable to you.