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Microsoft security bulletin: Security Bugs in Producer, Excel, and SharePoint

by Savan Thongvanh March 10, 2010

Microsoft announced yesterday that they’ve found more bugs. Surprise. Microsoft annouced via security bulletin on the TechNet site that vulnerabilities were found and patched in various versions of Office, SharePoint, and it’s movie making software Producer. All of the vulnerabilities found allow what microsoft calls “Remote Code Execution”, which means that malicious code can be planted and run on your computer. This is not a new thing for Microsoft and they fix them as the find them but, the just keep finding them.

Here’s a rundown of the affected software:

iPad release date April 3rd, Pre-orders March 12th

by Savan Thongvanh March 5, 2010

Apple announces today that the long awaited iPad can be ordered starting March 12th.   The actual release date will be April 3rd. There have been rumors of production until late summer but this, at least for now, negates those.

Mac Hack: Intel-base startup keys

by Savan Thongvanh February 26, 2010

If you’ve ever had problems starting up your intel based mac you’ll want to bookmark this article. Apple released a support article today with a load of great keyboard shortcuts to subvert the startup of Intel based Macs.


Apple Support Article Outlines How to Back Up Your Music

by Savan Thongvanh February 12, 2010

Apple is turning back the clock and encouraging people to back their music up on CD. If you REALLY REALLY want to keep your music on CD Apple will tell you how to get your music out of AAC and into MP3.


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