Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

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Today's top stories...

Microsoft releases massive security update
Microsoft released eight security patches yesterday. Six are rated critical; two are listed as important. In all, 28 vulnerabilities were fixed. Protect yourself! Run Windows Update now.

Microsoft leaves one bug unpatched
Microsoft has warned of a serious security vulnerability. It affects the WordPad Text Converter for Word 97 files. Hackers can exploit it to run code remotely. There have already been limited attacks.

Acer trumps Asus in netbook sales
Acer led netbook sales in the third quarter. It ousted Asus from the top spot. Sales of these small, inexpensive laptops are growing strongly. By 2011, they may account for 16 percent of all laptop sales.

HP to offer ‘Enviro’ battery
HP will offer a new laptop battery. Its capacity won’t degrade for about three years. And it can be charged to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes. Find out how to prolong your battery’s life in my handy tip.

Criminals reviving botnets
Spam levels are rising. Spam waned when McColo was taken offline four weeks ago. But now levels are at 63 percent of pre-McColo volume. McColo is a California company accused of hosting botnets.

Are tech service plans a good idea?
More stores are pushing service plans. These plans may cover gadget and computer setup and repairs. When buying Christmas gifts, you may be urged to purchase one of these plans. Find out if you should bite.

The gadget that changed computing
Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the computer mouse. The mouse revolutionized computing. But some are predicting its demise. What technology do you think will replace it? Hit the Message Board!

This Saturday morning, I will be taking your calls for a whole four hours! The extra hour will be broadcast when I take a winter trip. So, if you have a question about something digital, let me help! It takes just three easy steps: 1.) Call the LIVE broadcast. That’s this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the East Coast, or, if you live on the West Coast, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. 2.) Know the phone number. It is, of course, toll-free 1-888-825-5254. 3.) Talk to me. That’s all there is to it!

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Video of the Day: So, you think you know sports? This man may be the most amazing athlete ever. And you probably don’t know his name.

Cool Site of the Day: Members of the military can't access YouTube. How do they share videos? The Defense Department has a solution.

Digital Minute, on your radio: Viruses and other malware have never been a threat to Mac users. But that situation could change soon.

Free Download of the Day: By now your kids have probably written to Santa Claus. Is Santa going to write back this year?

Tip on the site: Looking to create a memorable slide show? You'll need the right software to make it happen. I've got all the advice you need.

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Other Items of Interest
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Recovering a Windows profile
Your documents and e-mai have disappeared. And your wallpaper is gone. What’s going on? Your Windows profile has been lost. Never fear! My time-saving tip will help you recover it.

Good headphones make music sound better
Are you looking for a gift for a music fan? Then consider a pair of noise-isolating headphones. These really do make music sound better! My quick tip will help you choose the perfect pair.

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Kim :)

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