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The $99 tablet could catapult Microsoft to the top of the tablet heap

July 16, 2014 



I don't generally make my tech choices based solely on price, and I don't recommend others use price as a primary factor in tech purchasing decisions, but at some point price ...

Think VBA macro malware is dead? Think again

July 8, 2014 



VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) macros haven't been a significant malware threat for a few years now. Ever since Microsoft disabled VBA macro execution by default in the Microsoft Office suite, ...

Microsoft fixes another 24 flaws in Internet Explorer

July 8, 2014 



Microsoft issued six new security bulletins for the July 2014 Patch Tuesday. One of them is a Critical update for Internet Explorer that fixes 24 separate vulnerabilities. For those keeping score, ...

A closer look at Windows 8’s decline in market share

July 3, 2014 



  There is a lot of good news for Microsoft in the most recent Net Market Share data. The silver lining is overshadowed, however, by the fact that the current flagship operating ...

Amazon Fire Phone can actually shake up the smartphone industry

July 2, 2014 



There are already plenty of smartphone options out there, and more than enough companies fighting with each other to make the next great smartphone. It is understandable that the ...

F-Secure unveils details on CosmicDuke malware threat

July 2, 2014 



There's a new threat in town. A white paper from F-Secure provides intimate detail of a malware threat researchers have dubbed CosmicDuke. CosmicDuke combines elements of a popular APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) ...

Recognized with 2014 Microsoft MVP award

July 2, 2014 



It's official! I received notification yesterday that Microsoft has awarded me the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation for the ninth consecutive year. The email proclaims: "Congratulations! We are pleased to present you ...

Facebook’s ‘experiment’ isn’t evil, it’s just marketing 101

July 1, 2014 



Facebook is taking a lot of heat after revelations that it conducted experiments with user's social network newsfeeds. The outrage is unjustified, though. All Facebook really did is AB testing. ...