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Lee is a computer enthusiast and technology writer.

Opera 10.5 Beta

by Lee

The latest beta version of Opera 10.5 has been released. Mac users can also download a beta version for their operating system. This is the first time that a beta version of the web browser has been released for OS X. Not much of new features are in the latest …

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Various Windows Versions Support Loss

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A reminder has been posted at the official Windows Team blog regarding support for Windows 2000, Vista RTM, and XP with Service Pack 2. The support for these three operating systems will end soon. Vista RTM will be the first one out of those three, which will not receive support …

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YouTube’s Support for IE6 Users

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Internet Explorer version 6 will no longer be supported by YouTube’s services starting on March 13. Those who are using it are now seeing a warning which says, “On March 13, we are dropping support for your browser. You’ll still be able to watch videos after that date, but new …

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Download-Manager Hole – Patched

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Adobe released an update to fix a vulnerability in its Flash and Reader Download Manager (DLM) software. The patch is listed as critical and Windows users are the only ones that need to have the new version of Adobe DLM. The vulnerability allows an attacker to install unauthorized software on …

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New Acrobat and Reader Versions

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Adobe users can upgrade to the latest Acrobat and Reader versions. The latest versions, 9.3.1 for both softwares, fixed serious flaws that existed in the previous versions. One of the flaws are cross-domian requests. According to a survey by ScanSafe, malicious PDF files made up about 80 percent of web …

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Windows Live Outage

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An outage occurred today that lasted for about an hour for Hotmail, Xbox Live, and Windows Live users. The event happened due to the loss of a server according to Microsoft. The company has replaced the lost server within an hour. The article at latimes.com notes that Twitter users were …

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Windows 7 Problems

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Microsoft has released a detailed report about some problems in Windows 7 including memory leaks and being frozen. A memory leak happens when Power Manager opens an ALPC which stands for Advanced Local Procedure Call port and closes another port. The operating system should have closed the ALPC. The machine …

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Blue Screen After MS10-015 Update

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Some users who updated their Windows XP machines with the MS10-015 update experienced the infamous blue screen of death. One of the suggested fixes is to boot from a Windows CD or DVD and starting recovery sample. Then, uninstall the update which contain 11 fixes in Windows Kernel. It is …

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New Office 2011 Mac Details

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Outlook and the restoration of Visual support are a couple of the new things that users can expect for the next Office suite version for the Mac. “You’ve told us that working together across platforms is a priority to you and that’s why we are making Office for Mac 2011 …

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Windows 7 Activation Update

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An update to Windows Activation Technologies will be fed soon to Windows 7 users. Unlike Microsoft’s decision on Windows XP where it labeled a similar update as high-priority security update, the 7 update is optional and rated as “important.” The update checks for over 70 “activation exploits” or “cracks.” It …

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