MSN Messenger will finally, definitely be dead in October.
And you’re thinking. “It’s not already dead? Who still uses that?”
Well, apparently it’s still very popular in China…well, at least until October.
Thinking about a new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 instead of your next laptop? Then this review from FastCompany is a must read.
Target’s massive data breach grabbed headlines right in the middle of holiday shopping that year, and the fallout continues. According to a Department of Homeland Security advisory this afternoon, the attacks that hit the red-hued retailer, along with Supervalu and UPS, are much more widespread than first reported. The so-called “Backoff” malware in various versions has actually hit more than 1,000 businesses in the States, allowing hackers to snag info from millions of credit card payments. Remote network access for contractors provides the avenue for entry, and the announcement suggests that companies have vendors take a close look at their systems for possible criminal activity. It’s also calling for businesses to put cash registers on a separate network and employ two-factor authentication to help combat would-be intruders.
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1000 businesses hit with Target cyberattack
OneNote is a great tool from Microsoft, and is included in most versions of the Office suite.
If you use an Android device, these enhancements, many of which are really long overdue, should really make OneNote rock.
Microsoft has updated its awesome note-taking tool, OneNote, with handwriting support and more formatting options on Android. There’s also a new Android tablet app, and the Windows full-screen app adds printing and a few other features. Read more on Venture Beat.
If you get a call from this number 888-441-9257, they are NOT from Microsoft and there is NOTHING WRONG with your computer. Hang up. Report them to the BBB. This is a SCAM.
They will try to get you to install a program to “fix” a problem which doesn’t exist…so, it’s not a stretch to think that thier “diagnostic program” could actually contain malware, spyware or viruses. They will also try to nick you for $25…to fix a problem that doesn’t exist.
M. Wms Jul 9 2:31PM told me my computer was infected and he would fix it if I downloaded some programs. said he worked for MS Windows and was doing this as a service from MS. when i asked how much, he said for $25.
Read more at http://checkwhocalled.com/phone-number/1-888-441-9257
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If you’ve noticed Internet Explorer running slowly lately—or just halting altogether—here’s one possible cause: dialog boxes.
On Friday, the same day that Microsoft recommended users download the latest updates for Windows 7 and 8, Microsoft issued a hotfix for Internet Explorer. According to asupport article issued Friday, “web applications that implement consecutive modal dialog boxes may cause Internet Explorer to become slow and unresponsive over time.”
Microsoft issued the hotfix for Internet Explorer versions 7 through 11—basically every major version.
For more information about how Dialog boxes may be killing Internet Explorer, follow the source link below to check out the PC World article to find out how to fix the problem.
A preview of Windows 10 will be made available in either September or October, according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. That timeline keeps ‘Threshold’ — Windows 10’s codename — out into the public market as a finished product likely in early 2015.
The Windows 8 era isn’t merely closing, it’s racing to an end.