24 March 2014

How to keep using Microsoft Windows XP after April 8

It's not hard -- or problematic -- if you know how to use XP after April 8 --

How can I keep using XP after April 8? | The Tech Guy:
1. Stop using XP as an administrator. Use it as a limited user instead. Add an account as an administrator and then demote your existing account to limited user. This will stop over 90% of all the exploits out there.
2. Stop using Internet Explorer. Go with Google Chrome [browser]. It's free and far more secure.
3. Don't click on links in email.
4. Only get your software from original vendors.
5. Keep your anti virus software up to date.- See more at: http://techguylabs.com/episodes/1067/how-can-i-keep-using-xp-after-april-8#sthash.IgWradIJ.dpuf

Obama's move to relieve snooping fears | TheHill: "“When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our own government,” Zuckerberg wrote, adding that revelations about NSA spying programs had left him “confused and frustrated.”"

Intel's desktop of the future very tablet-ish, tired | ZDNet: "Intel thinks the desktop PC has legs, but the future is going to feature either large portable tablet-like devices or tiny computers that resemble bricks."

Your next corporate computer might be a Chromebook | ZDNet: "Quick, name a personal computing device that's simple and painless to operate, has a very low learning curve, is virus and malware resistant, is extremely secure, requires no extra software, and is inexpensive—less expensive than a phone, tablet, or laptop computer. Hint: It's a Chromebook. It might be hard to imagine that there's such a device available to you and your users, that is all those things, but it's true. The Chromebook comes very close to being the perfect corporate computing device.  What makes it the perfect educational computer also makes it the near perfect corporate computer...."

This is no way to buy a Windows PC | ZDNet"There's no shortage of Windows PCs and tablets from which to choose, but there's still no good way to make the choice." -- Mary Jo Foley

Crytophones Encrypt Calls Against Surveillance | MIT Technology Review: "....Goldsmith’s company sells a $3,500 “cryptophone” that scrambles calls so they can’t be listened in on. Until recently, the high-priced smartphone was something of a James Bond–style novelty item. But news of extensive U.S. eavesdropping on people including heads of state has sent demand from wary companies and governments soaring. “We’re producing 400 a week and can’t really keep up,” says Goldsmith...."

Guardian: Apple reserves the right to read your iCloud e-mail
Fortune
FORTUNE -- Microsoft (MSFT) is not the only company that reserves the ... accept --Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO) do as well.

Google speeds WebP image format, brings animation support to Chrome
CNET
Stephen Konig, a Google product manager, discusses the WebP image ... Google has built a new version of its WebP software into Chrome to let ... makers to support WebP, despite some urging from sites such as Facebook and Netflix. ... Microsoft revises privacy policy in wake of Hotmail search case.

Google Fights Back to Defend Google Glass Against 'Myths'
eWeek
Google tries to improve public perceptions of its Google Glass eyewear-mounted computers. Several analysts give their views on the company's ...

Facebook releases Hack programming language for HHVM
Phys.Org
(Phys.org) —Facebook this week unveiled Hack, a programming language they had in use for a year but have now released as per an official ...

Apple reportedly considering on-demand music service and iTunes for Android
tuaw.com
Apple may be considering a number of intriguing changes to its music ... an iTunes App for Android phones, the Google rival that has been growing ...

Facebook love notes keep gal's hope for missing beau alive
New York Post
Sarah Hamil Bajc and American boyfriend Philip Wood, from missing Malaysian flight MH370. Photo: Sarah Hamil Bajc and American boyfriend Philip ...

Should Apple allow 'Flappy Bird' developer to bring his game back to the app store?
VentureBeat
This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.

Most of Us Are Part Neanderthal by Steven Mithen | The New York Review of Books: "....Archaeologists and physical anthropologists have long debated the evolutionary relationship between modern humans and Neanderthals, relying on the similarities and differences between their designs of stone artifacts and the shapes of their bones, with little real understanding of how these might have arisen. Interminable academic arguments have been swept away by the revolution in studies of ancient DNA, led by Pääbo (now at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig) and brilliantly recounted in his new book, Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes...."

The Making of Myths, by Laurent Bossavit | Model View Culture: "...To paraphrase Jack Sparrow (or Virginia Satir, if you prefer): "the problem is not the problem; the problem is the myth that conditions our attitudes about the problem."... open your eyes to the pervasive influence of culture on all the things you deplore; to acquire and use whatever tools, from semiotics or literary criticism or whatever, seem to be handy in understanding the water of myth around you. And when you get there: write about it (or sing, or make movies). This, really, is the key thing. Not only do we need to talk more, not less, about how we develop software, we also need to talk about the things we say: we need critique...."

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