In their headlong drive to steal some of Facebook’s thunder, Microsoft and Google incorporate some highly questionable social-networking features into their popular e-mail services.
Google’s Buzz comes under the most fire, with many privacy experts and Internet users deeply concerned that it plays fast and loose with personal privacy. There are some important facts all Gmail users should know.
Rootkits are becoming a more popular method of choice for
bad guys to gain control over your computer.
This week, I’ll tell you about two antirootkit tools that you
might want to use.
Mark Joseph Edwards
Encryption isn’t any good if it can be easily cracked.
You need to use the best encryption available, which currently means using
WPA2. This week, I explain WPA2 and why you should take a layered approach
Haste makes waste, and that includes rushing into new software.
New software is very enticing. Sometimes, you might
even find it irresistible. But when you don’t practice
patience, you can cause yourself and your system considerable grief.
Vista promises to be a big improvement over previous versions of Windows,
but sometimes improvement is a relative term.
The new version of Windows might not be an enhancement in your eyes. Here are
some tips for Vista’s Run and Search features that will help you regain your
comfort level more quickly.
OpenOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Office, especially if you’re
on a very tight budget.
This week I present a few tips for OpenOffice users, tell you the right ZIP
code to use for your Microsoft Office purchase, and more.
Passwords are a constant problem, whether it’s defining a strong one, finding a way to store them securely, or recovering a lost one.
This week, we give advice on how to protect against password theft, disable annoying password requirements, recover lost passwords, and more.
Mark Joseph Edwards
With Windows users facing the need for mobility and better
security, there are a lot of problems to address.
This week, I present advice on how to restore a lost DLL, how to
speed up your desktop activity with shortcuts, where to find a
great free firewall, and more.
There’s always room for improvement in today’s browsers and e-mail clients,
particularly when an improvement eliminates your frustration!
This week, I present advice on how to get rid of annoying Outlook prompts,
how to gain better control over your browser, how to manage your desktop
boot sequence, and much more.