Tuesday, May 31, 2011

UBitMenu

UBitMenu is a simple way for professional Microsoft Office users to get accustomed to the new ribbon based interface of Office 2007 without any performance loss. It will emulate / activate the Office 2003 menu in Word 2007, Excel 2007 and Powerpoint 2007 (Word 2010, Excel 2010, Powerpoint 2010).

Monday, May 30, 2011

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Office Tab Free (32-bit version)

Wouldn't it be nice if you could see the all your Microsoft Office documents as separate tabs, in the same way you can see different Web sites in a browser? With Office Tab Free, you can do exactly that.

Install this simple, free add-in, and then when you're in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, any time you open more than one document, it will open in its own separate tab. You get to see all of your open documents in a single glance. Go from tab to tab by clicking; close a tab by clicking the X in its upper corner, just like you do in a browser.

Office Tab Free (32-bit version)

How Big is Big? Some Botnet Statistics | abuse.ch

There is a lot of malware out there, and sometimes it’s very difficult for security researchers or AV-vendors to estimate the extent of such a threat (eg. a trojan). One technique to do is called sinkholing: The goal is to register malicious botnet domains proactively or reactively to prevent the criminals exerting command and control over hijacked/infected computers, and at the same time warn ISPs of infected computers.Read more

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Microsoft: One in 14 Downloads Is Malicious - Yahoo! News

The next time a website says to download new software to view a movie or fix a problem, think twice. There's a pretty good chance that the program is malicious. In fact, about one out of every 14 programs downloaded by Windows users turns out to be malicious, Microsoft said Tuesday. And even though Microsoft has a feature in its Internet Explorer browser designed to steer users away from unknown and potentially untrustworthy software, about 5 percent of users ignore the warnings and download malicious Trojan horse programs anyway. Read more

Microsoft Network Monitor

Microsoft Network Monitor

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Everything is Hackable, and Cyber Criminals Can't Be Tracked | PCWorld

Rarely a day goes by without news emerging about a giant company losing large amounts of sensitive data to a massive hacker attack. It might be Google one day, Sony the next, and a country's government agency the day after. Just replace the names, rinse, and repeat. Read more

Google Music and Movies: Your Questions Answered | PCWorld

That little green robot must be struggling to catch his breath.

In addition to unveiling two significant updates to its Android operating system on Tuesday -- Android 3.1 and the next-generation Android Ice Cream Sandwich -- Google took the wraps off its long-discussed Google Music service and launched a new movie service for Android, too. It was all part of Google's annual I/O conference for developers, taking place this week in San Francisco.

So what are Google's new music and movie services all about, and how will they work for you? Here
are answers to all your burning questions

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Secure Your Life in 12 Steps | PCWorld

Good security advice can be hard to find. Lots of security experts offer help, but not all of their tips are accurate or up-to-date, and many address PC security only. So even if you follow their advice, you may be more vulnerable than you think. That's where we come in. We've assembled a dozen simple but essential tips--a 12-step security program --to keep your PC, smartphone, gadgets, and identity safe. The steps are practical and fairly easy to perform, so you can strengthen your security without losing your mind in the process.

25 Ways IT Will Morph in the Next 25 Years | PCWorld Business Center#tk.nl_dnx_h_crawl

Imagine a world where the computers, networks and storage systems are all tens of thousands of times faster than they are today -- and then think about the sci-fi type of applications that will be possible. Read more

MaximumTech | Video-On-Demand: A Complete Guide to All the TV and Movie Downloading Services

Stop watching movies and TV shows according to Hollywood’s schedule! In this first installment of a three-part series, we’ll show you how new technology and video-on-demand services are transforming the idiot box into an Internet appliance that enables us to watch TV whenever and wherever it’s convenient for us. Read more

MaximumTech | Smart TV Services: What Are They -- and What's Available Right Now

Whether you describe these services as smart TV, connected TV or Internet TV, they all merge TV and movie content with online content in novel and oftentimes engaging ways. Read more

Intel® Laptop Processor Comparison Tool

Intel® Laptop Processor Comparison Tool

Intel® Desktop Processor Comparison Tool

Intel® Desktop Processor Comparison Tool

Dirty IT jobs: Partners in slime | Information technology careers - InfoWorld

You think your job is bad? You ain't seen nothing until you've had to pick moldy food and cockroaches out of a dead PC or been asked to find out what your coworkers have been up to online when they were supposedly working. You definitely haven't earned your IT creds until you've stood in two feet of water holding a plugged-in server while trying not to get electrocuted, found yourself inside a sniper's crosshairs while you're attempting to install a communications link, or had to worry about bombs going off while you're futzing with network protocols. Read more

Sunday, May 8, 2011

8 Uses for an Old Smartphone | PCWorld

Old smartphones never die - they just get stuck in a drawer after being replaced by something newer and cooler. Ah, well, that's what happens in these fast-tech times, right? Out with the outdated, in with the latest and greatest. That's true for MP3 players and digital cameras, maybe. But smartphones? They're another story. A smartphone sitting in a drawer is a waste of pocket power. In fact, whether you have an old BlackBerry Pearl, a Palm Centro, a T-Mobile G1, or even a first-gen iPhone, you have plenty of ways to put an aged handset to good use. After all, you paid good money for that once-sexy communicator, so why not get some extra bang for your buck? Read more

Intel's 3D Transistor: Why It Matters | PCWorld

Intel's 3D transistors are no small feat. Some are calling it a breakthrough that will allow Intel to continue to make chips that adhere to Moore's Law (i.e. the number of transistors that can be placed on a circuit will double every two years). Even that impressive feat is just business as usual. After all, Moore's Law has been in effect for decades. The bigger news would be if Moore's Law no longer applied to Intel chips. So what's the big deal with Intel's 3D transistors? The answer lies in more than just smartphones, tablets, and set-top boxes. This fundamental new way of making the circuits of microchips could have a dramatic impact on everything from the smallest handheld devices to the biggest datacenters. Read more

Intel "Reinvents" Microprocessor with New 3D Design

For years, Intel's devotion to Moore's Law—which, in simplified form, suggests that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles every two years—has resulted in ever thinner microprocessors, the latest of which are down to 32nm in thickness. But this week, Intel announced that it is now increasing the number of transistors on its chips by growing in a third dimension. And according to Intel, these so-called 3D chips are a truly revolutionary new approach.

10 Biggest Tech Cover-Ups: Shut Up and Act Like Nothing's Wrong | PCWorld

The list of tech companies that made business mistakes and didn't address them immediately includes Amazon, Apple, Dell, HP, Intel, and Sony, among others. Like any industry, high tech has its share of scandals. But they are invariably made worse by companies that react to bad news by hoping no one will notice. As the saying goes, it's not the crime, it's the cover-up that kills you. Read more

Smartphone Spying Reality Check | PCWorld

It sounds like a B-grade movie plot: Millions of smartphone owners are being tracked by their phones. Their mobile apps are eavesdropping on them, too. And information about their whereabouts is being sold to third parties. But it isn't science fiction. If you own a smartphone and download popular apps, the odds are good that your smartphone knows more about your day-to-day travels than your spouse does. Apple, Google, and Microsoft are in the hot seat now, having to explain how iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7 handsets really work, and what they know about where you go and what you do. Predictably, the lawsuits are flying.Read more