Monthly Archives: August 2014

MSN Messenger..

Published on: Author: Mike Hall 1 Comment

.. will finally be pensioned off in October of this year. The final stand is in China, it having being pensioned off everywhere else in April of 2013. MSN Messenger first appeared on July 22, 1999, and was a basic but quick way to message across computer systems. Features were added over the years, and… Continue reading


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.. full title Webroot SecureAnywhere.. It’s recommended by the ‘Geek Squad’ operating in Canada out of Best Buy and Futureshop, and is one of many anti-virus solutions for which one has to pay a subscription. So, what to do when you are tired of paying for subscriptions? Use a free solution of course.. This is… Continue reading

Tough stuff..

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See here.. Microsoft are to blame, BUT Apple and Android are no better. This new way of monetizing an operating system will end in tears for many. The contributors are no different to the multiplicity of junk producers outside of the world of apps. You are not obliged to subscribe to any of it… Continue reading


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This is a collection of KB’s which has seemingly cobbled Windows computers for some.. More info here and how to remove the affected KBs.. Please note two points.. Not everybody is affected, so don’t panic if you have seen no evidence of the ‘known issues’ in the link.. Reports in the IT press have… Continue reading