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 …

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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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Why You Should Automate the Maintenance of Your PC?

We all have daily maintenance routines in our lives from taking care of our health to the vehicles we drive to work in. Just like we have to take a proactive approach with our cars, for example taking it to the mechanic shop for oil changes and checkups, these preventative steps will help prevent the chances of a breakdown.

Running the follow three programs are the most important maintenance tasks. When performed on regular intervals they will assist in keeping your computer healthy and maintained!

It is important that you perform the basic maintenance …

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20 Essential Windows PC Shortcuts

I’ve always liked that Windows gives me multiple ways to perform popular tasks. Say you want to print something. You could go to the File menu and select the Print command, or you can press the Ctrl button and the letter P. Ctrl+P is just one example of a keyboard shortcut. Shortcuts combine two or more keys to do something special that neither key does alone.

Chances are, you use your PC to do a lot of things at once. I prefer to use shortcuts whenever possible. It’s kind of amazing how much time you can save by cutting out …

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