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Java Fails Once More!

With the announcement today of yet another vulnerability in Java by threatpost.com , this one affecting a potential 1.1 BILLION desktops, I feel the need to just bin Java completely.

The chances are that you do not need it anyway, so just get rid! If you do need it then you will be prompted by […]

Calibrate Your Battery Gauge

There are a number of reasons that your battery gauge may not give an accurate estimate of how long you have left before you need to charge your battery. […]

How to make a backup

Some people think they don’t need to backup their computers, some people don’t know how to and think it is difficult. Others are of the opinion that their computers just don’t need it… […]

More Windows Updates

I apologize for the late notice, but Microsoft have released another batch of updates in their never ending battle to keep the bad guys ay bay, so do yourself a favour and check to make sure you have all the latest updates available from the Microsoft Update site. update.microsoft.com

Adobe Reader, New Version, Default Settings

Well Adobe have done it again! They have a real knack of really upsetting me at the moment… […]

Adobe, Good Or Bad?

There has been a torrent of problems with Adobe products over the last several months. My XP machine informed me of yet another Update from Adobe which… […]

Adobe Issues Out Of Cycle Patch

Adobe have issued an out of cycle release for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat. This addresses a critical vulnerabilty in… […]

Vista Updates

How to get Vista updates… […]

Microsoft’s Best Kept Secret

According to Microsoft: “The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool checks computers running Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software – including Blaster, Sasser, Mydoom and Confiker – and helps remove any infection found. When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malicious software was detected and removed.” […]

Why Do I Have A Windows Key?

OK, those of us who use Windows based computers all have at least one Windows key (unless you have a really, really old keyboard) but what is it used for? […]