You will have seen a lot in the news about these two threats to the devices that you use and / or manage.
‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ are two related, side-channel attacks against modern CPU microprocessors that can result in unprivileged code reading data it should not be able to.
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If you use Windows 7 should you worry about lack of support?
Although mainstream support ended January 2015 a lot of people are still using this Operating System.
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The recent news regarding Microsoft’s decision not to update some Intel Atom processors with the latest version of Windows 10 Creators Edition has caused some confusion amongst techies and users alike. Should we worry?
Well, I have three systems running the Atom processor and Win 10 so I though I had better find out.
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The Creators Edition update is rolling out slowly which is no bad thing as it needs a download of around 3GB. But if you can’t wait here is what to do.
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I recently had a laptop with Windows 10 that had been working on WiFi but after rebooting the router it would no longer show the Service Set Identifier (SSID) in the list of available WiFi networks. Other devices could see it, all except the laptop and the laptop could see some other WiFi networks in the vicinity.
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The problem with using the bookmark bar is that it can easily get full and start to overflow.
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Sometimes when you are trying to open a file you might just use the Open with facility in Windows Explorer.
If this fails because the program is unable to open it and you forgot to remove the tick from the box labeled “Always use this app to open xxx files” …
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Why use WordPress?
Time is money or so they say, WordPress allows you to easily and quickly set up and maintain a web site. If you need more than WordPress can supply, then you can add your own speciality pages and programming. Many web hosting companies allow you to install WordPress and other software from the control panel.
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