What’s a new version of Windows without a new version of Office? Windows 8 is coming out this fall and Microsoft is following it with a new incarnation of Office specifically designed for tablets and Windows 8. What does it mean for business? As usual, Microsoft will change their licensing for Office again and again… (0 comment)

It seems like every day another web site wants you to create a user name and password, then it’s your bank or credit union, your credit card company, your phones, how do you create a strong password for all of those accounts? And yes, you need a different password for each account in case one… (0 comment)

It’s a malware jungle out there on the Internet surf. So how do you keep your company computers from getting wiped out? Most of the time keeping your corporate assets patched will protect you. Patch not just the operating system but also Adobe Flash, Java and Adobe Reader in that order. Flash and Java are… (0 comment)

Is Apple 10 years behind Microsoft for security?
Kaspersky founder & CEO, Eugene Kaspersky, was recently asked in an interview about Apple security. His response is that Apple is 10 years behind Microsoft in security. Over the top? Accurate after the Apple Flashback debacle? Kaspersky trying to get people to buy his mac antivirus?   I think it’s over the top. Apple has… (0 comment)

Going MetroTechnical – Windows 8
Going Metrotechnical – Windows 8 Consumer Preview I’ve been testing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview from Microsoft for the past 6 weeks as well as following other techies working with the preview of the new operating system. Microsoft will be releasing it sometime this summer and already we’re seeing new laptops from Lenovo and Sony… (0 comment)

Mac Flashback Malware
There’s been a lot of coverage of the mac Flashback malware recently (http://www.pcworld.com/article/253360/mac_trojan_infections_exceed_half_million_expert_says.html ), particularly as over 100,000 Canadian macs are among the infected. So why all fuss? What does it all mean? First, for those diehard mac fanbois out there, the myth of mac invulnerability has been laid to rest. This malware did not… (0 comment)

I recently attended a social media seminar where the speaker proudly trumpeted (although it had nothing to do with his topic ) the desktop is dead. It was all I could do not to pipe up a la Monty Python and the Holy Grail “I’m not dead, really I’m not”. Since I got into the… (0 comment)