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Mac users: You have to patch too

OS X and Mac applications have security vulnerabilities too; some people still don't believe it, but it's true. Here are the latest ones and why you need to take them seriously.

September 13, 2013

Office 2003 soon to lose support too

It's not just Windows XP that reaches support end of life next April on Patch Tuesday, but Office 2003 as well. This was an extremely popular version of Office, and running it without security patches will be dangerous.

August 28, 2013 by

Google: 'At scale, everything breaks'

Distinguished Google Fellow Urs Hölzle discusses the challenges of scaling Google's infrastructure, coping with cascading failures and the rise of flash storage in the modern datacentre

June 22, 2011 by

MacBook Pro and the hot new thing: Paired Storage

One hot topic in storage right now is "paired storage," or the combined use of an HDD (hard disk drive) and SSD (solid-state drive), aka a flash drive. A third-party upgrade kit lets owners of the MacBook Pro give this advanced storage architecture a spin.

March 27, 2011 by

Microsoft: Schools are failing to teach IT skills

A Microsoft survey has found that schools are failing to embed IT in lessons, and rarely give students IT skills, a result that has surprised teachers. Microsoft UK education director Steve Beswick talked to ZDNet UK about the survey

January 19, 2011 by

Flash Player 10.1: definitely improved, but how much?

Last month I called Adobe's Flash "the new Vista," and wondered out loud about Adobe's commitment to fixing its reliability and security problems. Now that Flash Player 10.1 has been officially released, I have some initial, very preliminary data to help answer some of those questions.

June 21, 2010 by

Sorry, Adobe: Flash is the new Vista

Hey Adobe: Apple and Microsoft say you have reliability and security problems with Flash Player. A whole lot of my readers say the same thing. As do I. So, uh, when do you plan to address that elephant in the room?

May 13, 2010 by

Analyst says economy leading some users to bypass Office 2007

On the Windows side of the house, Microsoft recently has been advising customers who haven't yet begun Vista deployments to skip directly to Windows 7 instead. Although the company hasn't been offering (at least not publicly) similar advice about Office, it seems a number of IT shops are doing just that and bypassing Office 2007 in favor of Office 2010.

June 4, 2009 by

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