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Jul 082015

www_newsWindows Phone…blah…blah…blah…
Microsoft all but admits Windows Phone is a failure (like we didn’t know that already).
Can we PLEASE get back to Windows desktop/laptop? :banghead:
Oh, and all you sites that have been constantly chirping about the Windows phones, :-P :mrgreen:

Adobe Flash Updated
Download Flash
Windows 8/8.1 users, I don’t see it in Windows Update yet.

Google Chrome Updated
Includes above flash update as well as other fixes.
Download or update from within the program.
Chrome 44 is due next week (14th).

Feb 112015

start8logoStart8 version 1.5 is out.
Update from within program: Right-click Start icon > Configure > About > Check for updates.

This update includes:
Added support for sleep function on Surface 3 and similar devices.
Added option to access a list of modern UI applications from the Start8 Start menu.

Jan 312015

microsoft_Knight_shieldMS Security Essentials Fails + Alternatives
Microsoft’s Security Essentials Fails Latest Antivirus Test ( )
AV-Comparatives Product Of The Year – Winner = Bitdefender. Top rated products 2014 in alphabetical order:
AVG, AVIRA, Emsisoft, ESET, F-Secure, Fortinet, Kaspersky Lab
related: 24 antivirus products for Windows 8.1 tested – only two with perfect score

Software Updates
Google Chrome 40.0.2214.94
Kodi 14.1 – Home media center software for Windows, Linux, and Mac. I use this.

Jan 302015

www_newsAutoruns 13
Startup manager on steroids. Updates include Virustotal intergration and improved search filters.

iTunes 12.1
What’s new in iTunes
iTunes is now a full 64-bit application on 64-bit editions of Windows 8, 7, and Vista. This update also includes bug fixes and improves performance when syncing with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

LibreOffice 4.4
UI improvements. Bugfixes.

Jan 282015

thQ – I’ve followed your freeware guides for years. Thanks! What programs do you use that aren’t free?
A – You’re most welcome. Though I’ve used many over the years, here are the non-free programs I currently use:
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Oct 172014

new_itunesiTunes 12.0.1 released

What’s new in iTunes
This update includes many design and performance improvements that make iTunes easier and more enjoyable to use.
Family Sharing.
Faster access to all of your favorite media.
Seamless browsing between Store and library
Recently Added.
Improved playlist editing
Improved Get Info.