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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.

Off-the-record discussions about technology

Get a group of techies together, and there’s bound to be some interesting discussions — such as how to revive old technology. Also: A handy tool for discovering local IP addresses, and another unscheduled batch of updates from Microsoft.

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Windows Secrets New Year’s special edition

As noted in the previous issue, this New Year’s edition of Windows Secrets contains republished versions of some of your favorite stories.

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Windows Secrets taking a holiday break

Like most of Windows Secrets readers, the newsletter’s contributors and editors are looking forward to visiting friends and family during the end-of-year holiday season.

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A remote Windows Secrets Thanksgiving

To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Windows Secrets’ editor in chief is on the road, visiting family. This age of Internet everywhere and mobile computing makes remote publishing relatively easy — especially with a bit of preparation.

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Problems with Firefox synching

If you’ve been using Firefox Sync to automatically update your history, add-ons, preferences, passwords, bookmarks, etc. between your various devices, you might want to check your settings. Mozilla apparently made a change last May that has gone largely unnoticed.

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Skype kills third-party IM client support

It appears that Microsoft/Skype has dropped support for SkypeKit, the code that allows IM clients such as Trillian to connect to the Skype service.

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Heartbleed threat goes well beyond PCs and websites

According to a Wired story, the SSL flaw exploited by Heartbleed is found in many Internet-connected devices, such as routers, printers, firewalls, and more.

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Out-of-cycle update from MS for IE vulnerability

PATCH WATCH UPDATE: According to a TechNet blog post, Microsoft will release an official patch today for the widely reported IE vulnerability.

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