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20
Mar
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Internet Explorer 8 RC1 Released: Imperfect, but Improved

As of yesterday, the first Release Candidate (RC1) of Internet Explorer is now available from Microsoft's web site. Much of the publicity for the latest (and potentially last edition ) of Microsoft's Internet Explorer has surrounded the browser's ... usability features, which promise to make surfing easier than ever before. But it's the added security elements that deserve the most attention. It's already been proven that Internet Explorer 8 is not unbeatable by hackers . But the new security options will make more of a difference in the long run than usability features such as Web Slices and ... (view more)

Tue
24
Feb
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British Politicians Fail To Interact Online

A new report finds that British politicians are not doing enough to harness the two-way communications offered by the Internet. While most use emails and have a website, few have their own personal blogs or social networking pages. The survey, ... carried out by research group the Hansard Society, questioned 168 of the 646 members of the British parliament, selected as a representative sample. Only 8% of those questioned did not have a website. However, the proportion who engaged in other forms of online communication was generally inversely proportional to the level of interactivity involved. ... (view more)

Thu
29
Jan
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Rising Malware Threats reported by AVG and F-Secure

Malware was on the rise last year, and 2009 doesn't look much better. Reports from two different security companies, AVG and F-secure, are painting an increasingly dangerous picture of our online world. F-secure, makers of real-time virus protection ... software, reports that detections of malware have tripled since 2007. Topping their list were botnets -- a network of infected computers, sometimes called zombies -- which can be remotely controlled by hackers without the knowledge of the computer's owner. There is no hard data on how many zombified computers are out there, but by F-secure's ... (view more)

Mon
02
Jun
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Lose A Camera? Your Photos May Be Waiting For You Online

You are sitting on the beach of a tropical paradise, sifting through the family photos that you have just taken on your digital camera. Your momentary reflection period is interrupted by a family member telling you to "go long" and you allow the ... camera to fall in the sand as you make a game-saving interception during a round of beach football. At the end of the day you pack up your belongings and walk away, leaving your camera behind. Imagine that a stranger comes along and picks up your camera. Would you want him looking at your digital memories? Of course not! But what if the stranger was ... (view more)

Tue
29
Apr
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'Google Website Optimizer', and 'Auto Context'

Google Website Optimizer Website Optimizer, Google's free website testing and optimization tool, allows you to increase the value of your existing websites and traffic without spending a cent. Using Website Optimizer to test and optimize site ... content and design, you can quickly and easily increase revenue whether you're new to marketing or an expert. http://www.google.com/websiteoptimizer Auto Context Auto Context is a Firefox extension that will open a customized popup menu when you select a text. https://addons.mozilla.org/ (view more)

Wed
14
Nov
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PC Tools Mega Deal of The Century!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 SPECIAL NOTE: This 2-week special offer expires T O D A Y (Wednesday, November 28th) at 11:59PM EST! -- RE: PC Tools Software Mega Deal Dennis here from infopackets with another super deal on simply sensational ... software! If you thought last month's deal was great, you simply won't believe your eyes when I tell you about this one -- and I absolutely *mean it*! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You Won't Beat This Deal! PERIOD! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As you know, we regularly recommend two award-winning programs by PC Tools Software in our email newsletters, namely: ... (view more)

Thu
11
Oct
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'Shut Your Computer In One Click', and 'Test Website Speed'

Shut Your Computer In One Click Really simple, and this will work under Windows XP and 2003. http://www.intelliadmin.com/ Test Website Speed Enter a URL to see what time it takes to download. http://tools.itscales.com/cgi-bin/pma-dl (view more)

Thu
14
Jun
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Apple Brings Safari Browser to Windows

Apple's website refers to Safari as "the fastest, easiest-to-use web browser in the world." Steve Jobs added to those lofty claims by calling Safari "the most innovative browser in the world and the most powerful browser in the world" during his ... keynote speech for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. Unfortunately for curious Windows users, the browser has always been limited to Apple's own platforms. That is, until now. Apple has just released its Safari 3 Beta to the world and this time, Windows is included! (Sources: apple.com ) Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, ... (view more)

Fri
12
Jan
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Google Accused of Wrongly Identifying Websites as Dangerous

An education service center in southeast Kansas -- Greenbush -- has been called "harmful" and a "risk" to visit. However, those labels aren't being applied to the brick-and-mortar facility. Rather, they're in reference to Greenbush's website. If you ... access Greenbush.org through Google, the site doesn't immediately come up. Instead, the following warning appears in its place: "Warning -- visiting this web site may harm your computer! You can learn more about harmful web content and how to protect your computer at StopBadware.org. Suggestions: - Return to the previous page and pick another ... (view more)

Thu
23
Nov
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Staying Safe While Shopping Online

Now that the holiday season is rapidly approaching, it's a good time for some quick reminders about safely purchasing items online. Armed with the proper knowledge and a little common sense, purchasing things online can be as safe as going to the ... store and purchasing it in person. It's getting easier to purchase items online from reputable companies. However, there are also several "companies" that want to steal your personal and financial information. Listed below are some suggestions for making your online shopping experience more enjoyable. Contact Information Is the sellers address and ... (view more)

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