Lounge Life

Restoring Remote Desktop from afar

Holidays can distract the mind in good ways and bad. When it’s the latter, any ensuing trouble can be prolonged while everyone is away for the holidays. That’s what happened to Lounge member LosFeliz when he disabled Remote Desktop in order to work undisturbed on his servers.

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Generous in the Lounge all year ’round

For excellent examples of what’s great about folks who use the Windows Secrets Lounge, take a look at the Hardware forum.

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Bad news just in time for the holidays

If you use PayPal, check out the Security & Scams forum for a new posting about a pretty persuasive PayPal phishing scam.

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Technology to warm your heart — it works

Lounge member t8ntlikly needs to share a OneNote file with a known scatterbrain and is tired of sending and resending links that are lost and lost again.

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The fizzy season of festivities and fraud

Before commencing your holiday online gift-buying binge, you might want to fortify yourself with a few cautionary tales.

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Effective naming practices of scareware

How’s this for an impressive product name: “Windows 7 Antivirus Pro 2013″? Don’t buy it. It’s malware.

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Win8 early adopters compare notes in the Lounge

After you successfully download the Windows 8 operating system flavor of your choice, you have still more software adventures on which to embark. To help you concentrate your effort, this week’s Lounge Life focuses on Windows 8 questions.

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When the short answer is ‘probably’

As with other technologies upon which we heavily depend, we prefer unambiguous answers when we’re seeking help to cure troubles in a computer.

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Nothing lost in translation after all

This week, a Quicken user in Cornwall ran into frustration trying to restore his Quicken 2004 files after a brief, unsatisfactory experiment with Quicken 2010.

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FTC takes on telephone scareware scammers

Thanks to six lawsuits filed last week by the FTC, there should be fewer bogus tech-support calls for a while.

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