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  • January 10, 2015 10 Jan'15

    Update Tuesday: Evolving from Advance Notification to myBulletins

    For the past year or so, Patch Tuesday has been remonikered Update Tuesday. In a blog post from the Microsoft Security Response Center on Thursday, January 8, Chris Betz discussed the topic of ...

  • January 06, 2015 06 Jan'15

    MS to Drop ISOs and Updates for Win10 January Preview Together

    Previous releases of the Windows 10 Technical Preview have come via a special online update through PC Settings. Only two weeks after Build 9879 was released did MS provide ISOs to permit clean ...

  • January 05, 2015 05 Jan'15

    CES Is On: Hope the Hype Hits!

    Now that the holidays are behind us, and the New Year is unrolling before is, it's time for that annual technology extravaganza known as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), still one of the ...

  • January 02, 2015 02 Jan'15

    Yes, Virginia: Windows *DOES* Defrag SSDs (Sometimes)

    Two persistent myths that attach to SSDs running under "modern" Windows OSes (version 7 and higher) are as follows: (a) defragging such disks is a bad idea (b) Windows doesn't defrag such disks by ...

  • December 31, 2014 31 Dec'14

    Win8.1 "Update 3" ISOs Available on MSDN

    Those using Windows 8.1, or who wish to install the latest version of the OS, should be pleased to learn that MSDN's latest version of that OS in ISO form has been synched up to the November update ...

  • December 29, 2014 29 Dec'14

    MS Makes Recovery Images Available for Surface PCs

    Ever since the original Surface and Surface Pro models were introduced, users have been able to refresh their installations or reinstall the OS using the device's recovery image, which is stored by ...

  • December 18, 2014 18 Dec'14

    Tis the Season, Part 3: 128GB SDXC Card Stocking Stuffer

    This is the third in a series of pre-holiday posts this week to highlight some small but potent high-tech devices, suitable for IT pros and enthusiasts alike, be they for yourself or somebody else ...

  • December 17, 2014 17 Dec'14

    Tis the Season, Part 2: 128 GB SDXC Hi-tech stocking stuffer

    This week, in anticipation of next week's big holiday, I'm ruminating on little devices suitable for hi-tech stocking stuffers. Today's item of interest is a 128 GB SDXC memory card, which provides ...

  • December 15, 2014 15 Dec'14

    Tis the Season, Part 1: Hi-tech Stocking Stuffer 64GB Compact UFD

    What with Christmas less than two weeks away, and the upcoming end-of-year break not far behind, I thought I'd lighten up this week with a series of carefully chosen stocking stuffers for high-tech ...

  • December 12, 2014 12 Dec'14

    Windows Utilities Nonpareil: NirLauncher

    Since 2011, I've blogged at least half a dozen times about various utilities from Nir Sofer, an apparently hyperactive developer with a penchant for building terrific Windows utilities of all ...

  • December 10, 2014 10 Dec'14

    New Version of MDOP Now Available

    Thanks to a recent post to the Windows For Your Business blog entitled "MDOP 2014 R2 Now Available," I'm happy to relay that message to my readership, and to those interested in Microsoft's ...

  • December 08, 2014 08 Dec'14

    Win10TP to RTM Upgrade: A "Matter of Intent"

    Those who've been through Windows previews in the past have learned to approach their test setups with a certain amount of caution, if not downright trepidation. That's because MS has traditionally ...

  • December 05, 2014 05 Dec'14

    Win10: If KB3020114 Won't Install, Try This

    Earlier this week, MS released a Windows 10 Update named KB3020114 "Explorer.exe continuously crashes after you upgrade..." Although many Technical Preview users reported difficulties with ...

  • December 03, 2014 03 Dec'14

    CCleaner Gets Faster, Cleaner v5 Incarnation

    Now that I've discovered an easy way to reliably get to and download the crapware-free "Slim" version of CCleaner, I've returned to using it on my PCs. Just recently, Piriform released a new major ...

  • December 01, 2014 01 Dec'14

    Win 8.1 Usage Crosses WinXP on StatCounter

    Here's an interesting graph to ponder, more than 7 months after Windows XP reached "end of life" status on April 8, 2014: StatCounter's GlobalStats chart for Top Desktop, Tablet and Console OSs ...

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