Friday, February 22, 2013

Office 2013 retail licensing change ties suite to specific PC forever - Computerworld

If your computer dies, so does your Office license; move seen as prod to adopt subscription-based Office 365. Read more

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Avoiding IRS Scams

With tax season right around the corner, it's time to prepare for another season of IRS scams designed to lure you into fake websites, steal personal information, and separate you from your hard-earned money. Each year, thousands of people are victims of online tax scams. The good news is that the IRS is getting better at identifying these scams. According to a recent IRS report, they protected more than $1.4 billion of taxpayer funds from getting into the wrong hands in 2011.

As the tax deadline approaches, cybercriminals will be devising new ways to trick you with fake IRS emails, websites, and malicious ads. Here are five online scams to watch for and avoid. Read more

Monday, February 4, 2013

10 killer new features in Word 2013 | PCWorld

A word processor is indispensable for anyone who creates documents, be it for work, school, or writing angry letters to your representatives in Congress. Now that Microsoft has finally released Office 2013 to the general public, we’re naming what we think are the 10 best new features in Word 2013. Read more

Decoding Microsoft Office: Which Office version does what? | PCWorld

Once upon a time, bright boxes of the latest Microsoft Office pleaded for your attention in big box stores. Now, as with music albums and best-selling books, Office is going the way of the download. With the debut of the new Office on Tuesday, Microsoft is pushing Office as a subscription service rather than as a physical product plucked from a shelf. What this means is that there are even more versions and sub-versions of Office to choose from. Read on to cut through the cluttered branding so you can understand what each product is and does. Read more

Security software showdown! 9 antivirus suites empirically tested | PCWorld

If you’re like a lot of people, when it comes time to renew your security software, you may ask yourself, “Do I really need to upgrade to the latest version?” The answer is yes. Keeping up-to-date is generally a good idea, as new threats surface constantly. And if you value mobile security or use a social network, this year’s crop of security suites is worth paying attention to. Read more

What Is Open Source Software?

“Open source” is a term that’s thrown around a lot these days. You may know that certain things are open source, like Linux and Android, but do you know what it entails? What is open source software? How can you tell if a program is open source? And, really, who cares? How does the open source philosophy affect you? Read more

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Friday, February 1, 2013

The Latest Internet Security Threats You Should Be Aware Of

Malware never sleeps. It certainly doesn’t celebrate New Year’s Day or get a hangover.
In fact, malware is always changing, adapting, being rewritten and re-released in a seemingly infinite number of ways, with the express intention of making your life difficult – and making the writers or owners of the code as much money as possible. Read more