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December, 2009

December 31, 2009  8:54 AM

Essential Windows 7 Utilities

Posted by: Tony Bradley
EnhanceMySe7en Free, essential utilities, Microsoft Security Essentials, Ninite, Systerac Tools, Windows 7, WinZip

Windows 7 is a solid operating system, but that doesn't mean it can't use a little help. While Microsoft included a number of awesome bells and whistles in Windows 7...

December 31, 2009  8:25 AM

Uncover the Bells and Whistles in Windows 7

Posted by: Tony Bradley
calculator, Device Stage, features, problem steps recorder, sticky notes, touch screen, Windows 7

I have to admit that I did not understand the hype and anticipation for the iPhone when it was first released. I am not one of the Apple faithful, and I had barely even heard of the device before its launch. The first time I asked a friend what the big deal was, he showed me the iPhone app he...

December 31, 2009  8:13 AM

Keyboard Shortcuts for Common Windows 7 Functions

Posted by: Tony Bradley
keyboard shortcuts, keystroke commands, navigation, operation, Windows 7

I like my mouse, and I have a snazzy new 23" touch screen monitor--so I prefer to navigate the Windows 7 operating system with the point-and-click method we have grown to know and love with graphical user interfaces like Windows. I am, however, aware that keyboard shortcuts can be tremendous...

December 30, 2009  11:42 PM

Power Management in Windows 7

Posted by: Tony Bradley
battery life, energy, power management, Springboard Series, Windows 7

We live in a "green" world these days. If you aren't concerned about your "carbon footprint" and the amount of the Earth's resources you consume on a daily basis, I am pretty sure you are supposed to be. Seriously. Check your Junkmail folder. Maybe you missed the memo. In keeping with that...

December 30, 2009  11:30 PM

Windows XP: The Path of Least Resistance for Attacks

Posted by: Tony Bradley
ASLR, DEP, protected mode IE, security, UAC, Windows 7, Windows XP

I'll let you in on a little secret...Windows 7 is more secure than Windows XP. According to the most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence...

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December 30, 2009  12:24 AM

Windows 7: More Than Just a Coat of Lipstick on Vista

Posted by: Tony Bradley
aero snap, Jump Lists, system resources, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Microsoft critics are fond of saying that Windows 7 is just Windows Vista with a makeover, or that Windows 7 is nothing more than Windows Vista Service Pack 3, or that it is the operating system Microsoft should have developed instead of Windows Vista. I never really had any issues with Windows...

December 30, 2009  12:15 AM

Windows 7 Will Define Microsoft’s 2010

Posted by: Tony Bradley
2010, holiday sales, PC sales, Windows 7, Windows XP

Since its release in October, Windows 7 has received kudos and rave reviews. Sales have been solid--although Windows 7 seems to have primarily replaced Windows Vista rather than Windows XP in market share, and it did not initially drive significant PC hardware sales. That was then, this is now....

December 21, 2009  12:23 AM

Keep Your Data from Walking Out the Door with Zecurion

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Active Directory, breach, compromise, data, employee, internal threat, leak, USB drive, Zecurion, Zlock

Most IT managers would probably be shocked to learn how much data is leaked or compromised from internal employees--particularly those who are leaving the company.

A recent
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December 20, 2009  11:19 PM

Microsoft Licensing Next-Generation exFAT File Format

Posted by: Tony Bradley
exFAT, FAT, flash memory, Microsoft, SD card, Windows 7

Microsoft is licensing its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology for use by other vendors. The exFAT format offers a number of advantages over FAT and FAT32-...

December 19, 2009  1:17 AM

2010: The Year of Windows 7 Malware

Posted by: Tony Bradley
2010, cloud, exploit, malware, security, Vulnerability, Web, Windows 7

Yes, and no. A blog post citing statements from Swedish security software developer

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