Author Archives: Tracey Capen

Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.

Microsoft releases fixes for IE 9, 10, and 11

It’s been a rough week for Microsoft’s browser. Yesterday, Feb. 19, the company released Security advisory 2934088 for a zero-day threat to Internet Explorer 9 and 10. Then today, Microsoft posted an update for Adobe Flash Play, built into Win8/8.1 versions of IE 10 and 11.

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A lively discussion about migrating off XP

We ran across a recent Windows Experience Blog post titled “Help your friends and family get off Windows XP.” The interesting information in the blog comes from the reader comments. It’s obvious that opinions about the direction of Windows are highly fractured.

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Newsletter delivery issues

Some Windows Secrets readers continue to have problems receiving the Windows Secrets newsletter. In most cases, delivery interruptions are due to email anti-spam services blocking the newsletter.

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More on cracking browser-stored passwords

Reader Martin Thelen sent in a link to an interesting article on cracking the passwords many of us store in our browsers. The story was published June 2013, so it’s not completely up to date. But it’s a valuable — though somewhat technical — discussion about the password security of Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.

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Windows Secrets goes on holiday-season break

The Windows Secrets newsletter staff is taking its annual holiday break. Like most of you, we look forward to visits with friends and family.

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Young guns debut at the 2013 America’s Cup

With the completion of the Louis Vuitton challenger series, this year’s America’s Cup sailing races are well underway in San Francisco, Calif. Sadly, we can’t be there because of our newsletter deadlines. Fortunately, there are plenty of YouTube replays.

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Celebrating over nine years of Windows coverage

This is the 400th issue of Windows Secrets. For nearly a decade, the Windows Secrets Newsletter has provided news and tips on the world’s most popular operating system.

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Flying on water: Not your father’s sailing race

It’s time for the America’s Cup, sailboat racing taken to the outer limits. This year, San Francisco hosts the Louis Vuitton/America’s Cup venue, as fabulous a setting as you could ask for.

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Taking back full rights and control of your PC

The frustrations of personal computing can be endless. But one of the top annoyances is being told by the PC you own that you lack sufficient permission for some basic task — or any task.

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