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August 18, 2014  10:49 AM

MS Quietly Extends Hotfixes for All Current IE Versions After Recent Security Update

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Internet Explorer

I didn't actually experience any problems myself -- at least, not that I noticed -- after last week's Update Tuesday brought a round of security updates for all current versions of the Internet Explorer (7 through 11, that is) for Windows. But when my colleague and co-worker Kim came to work in my...

August 15, 2014  10:33 AM

Precision Touchpad Updates on Update Tuesday

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TouchPad, Windows 8.1

I read with interest in the previews of coming attractions for last Tuesday's Windows updates that "Precision touchpad improvements" were on their way into Windows 8.1 as part of the limited set of functionality enhancements included in their number (which varied from a low of 18 KB items on...


August 13, 2014  2:20 PM

Intel Wireless Driver Update Causes Win8.1 Repair Gyrations

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Image Backup, Windows 8.1

After installing yesterday's "Update Tuesday" security and functionality updates on my Fujitsu Q704, I ran the Intel Driver Update Utility on that machine to see what might be new on that front, and discovered a new driver for the N-7620 Dual Band Wireless interface on that machine. I promptly...


August 6, 2014  11:21 AM

MS Explains “August updates” for Windows 8.1 and more

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Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

Yesterday, MS Senior MarComm Manager Brandon LeBlanc posted some interesting info about the upcoming updates to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 scheduled for August 12 (next week) over on

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July 30, 2014  11:48 AM

Rumor Roundup: Windows’ Future Lacks Clarity

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Windows 8.1, Windows Updates

With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly immanent, expected to fall on Patch Tuesday in August (8/12/2014), there's certainly been a lot of fuss and bother lately about what's coming (or not) for upcoming Windows releases including that particular one. With a variety of Russian...


July 26, 2014  11:16 AM

Oops! IE Tops Zero-Day Hit List for H1 2014

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Internet Explorer, Windows Security

The Bromium Labs Research Brief entitled "Endpoint Exploitation Trends H1 2014" released on July 22 shows Microsoft's Internet...


July 9, 2014  12:20 PM

Patch Tuesday Gets New Look, New Tools

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Windows 8.1

Here's  a nice graphic from the Microsoft Security Response Center's latest blog post, entitled "July 2014 Security Bulletin...

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July 7, 2014  12:16 PM

Could “Upgrade Windows at any Cost” include FREE?

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Windows 8.1

At the end of last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley posted a story on the upcoming next major...

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July 2, 2014  10:40 AM

MS Rethinking Windows Store “Upgrades?”

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Windows 8.1

Over the past few months, I've blogged repeatedly about issues related to installing (or rather, failing to install) the Windows 8.1 Update 1 for Windows 8.1. Windows experts such as Woody Leonhard (at InfoWorld) and Paul Thurrott (at his SuperSite for Windows) have dug into those...


June 30, 2014  11:36 AM

Google Ups Cloud Storage Ante

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Windows 8.1

Last week, I reported that OneDrive raised the ceiling on free storage, and that Google Drive was one of two other free providers (Copy.com is the other) to match their 15 GB storage allotment. I also reported that by signing up for Office 365, MS subscribers obtain a 1 TB OneDrive storage...


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