Microsoft uses the force: You WILL upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft says it wants to get people to a “safer place” and that’s why it’s so aggressively pushing Windows 10. But it’s one thing to advertise the new OS on someone’s computer, and another thing entirely to force them to upgrade to it. Microsoft Marketing Chief Chris Capossela, says a lot of people are putting off upgrading to…

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Urgent: Uninstall QuickTime for Windows Today

We’re putting the word out that everyone should follow Apple’s guidance and uninstall QuickTime for Windows as soon as possible. This is for two reasons. First, Apple is deprecating QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. They will no longer be issuing security updates for the product on the Windows Platform and recommend users uninstall it. Note that…

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How to Create a Strong Password (and Remember It)

The Traditional Password Advice According to the traditional advice — which is still good — a strong password is: Has 12 Characters, Minimum: You need to choose a password that’s long enough. There’s no minimum password length everyone agrees on, but you should generally go for passwords that are a minimum of 12 to 14…

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Remove MegaBackup virus from Mac OS X

Get a fix for the MegaBackup issue that results in annoying popups appearing on the infected Mac machine and ads being embedded in web pages. MegaBackup exemplifies misleading software that attempts to convince Mac users to purchase the license under false pretenses. Its graphical user interface deceitfully states that thousands of files are unprotected and…

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Windows 10 – Fast Startup Mode

What is Windows 10’s Fast Startup mode? In Windows 10, the Fast Startup feature (also known as hiberboot, hybrid boot or hybrid shutdown) is a combination of the shutdown and hibernation features. When the mode is enabled, your computer will start faster after shutting it down. Windows 10 achieves this by saving drivers and system…

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Who needs faster computers?

Fifty years ago, Gordon Moore, the co-founder of the chip manufacturer Intel described a regularity he had observed that would one day make him a household name. What he had noticed was that the number of transistors that could be fitted on a given area of silicon doubled roughly every two years. And since transistor…

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