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Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1

Check out Antoine Leblond’s post about the upcoming release of Windows 8.1.

Before we launched Windows 7, we envisioned what the next version of Windows would need to deliver. We made a bet that the PC landscape and industry would undergo a significant transformation driven by an increase in mobility. That bet underscores the changes we made with Windows 8 – it’s a generational leap forward. We built Windows 8 for a world where touch is a first class interaction model, the same as mouse and keyboard; and where there’s a proliferation of innovative and diverse devices that are highly

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Study: Organizations Waking Up To Social Media Security Risks

Companies that let employees have unfettered access to social media in the workplace are now waking up to the security risks this can create, according to a new study.

Social media is funneling all sorts of useful information into workplaces, but it’s not without its risks. These extend not just to malware and data leakage, but also to the very real possibility that employees could spend all day on Facebook without getting any work done. And with social media taking hold so quickly, many organizations are now coming to grips with the fact that giving their employees unfettered access to …

Free Cloud Storage: Customers Get What They Pay For

Free online storage offers can be attractive to SMBs on tight budgets, but they
carry compliance and security risks that SMBs often ignore or may not
understand

While free online storage or free online backups may sound
sweet to small businesses looking to make the best use of their limited budgets,
the reality is that the cost of a properly managed, fully compliant backup is
worth far more than its cost.

That’s the word from providers of
cloud-based storage and backups that every day deal with clients who are
attracted by the lure of free storage but who may not …

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How to Remove Programs from your Windows Computer

An example of the "Add or Remove Programs" dialog box in Windows XP.

Your computer comes with a lot of programs, some are vital like a word processor or spread sheet make, but often will come with extraneous programs that you may not use, such as an extra video editing software or a virus protection program you may not use. These files on your Windows computer may be taking up space and slowing down your operations.  It is important to not clutter your hard drive for it will slow things down and you may have to defragment it more often.…

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How To Optimize Windows Vista

Running Windows Vista on even the most expensive computer can eventually become a slow experience which may lead Vista users to wonder how to optimize Windows Vista. This Microsoft operating system may look different than older operating systems like Windows XP but functions in the same way which means it can suffer from the same kind of slow downs if free computer maintenance is not used on a regular basis. Keeping Windows Vista optimized on your computer is not a necessarily difficult process but be aware that over time Windows Vista can slow down even with low or moderate computer …
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