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Ultrabook is Intel's trademark for high end laptops that fulfil a number of criteria. The main requirements to qualify for the Ultrabook name are Intel silicon, rapid wake from sleep and long battery life.

Another requirement for Ultrabook ...

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I had a stinking cold last week and as a result Microsoft's Patch Tuesday passed me by in a haze of aspirin and soggy tissues. Of course we Brits get our Windows Updates a day after the Americans what with the time zone differences but when it ...

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Earlier this week the German Government advised that all users of Internet Explorer should switch to an alternative browser.

The reason given was that Microsoft is suffering from a zero day security hole that leaves users of Windows XP (IE7 and...
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If you've got three minutes to spare you should watch this YouTube video where four miscreants steal a BMW M1 Coupe with the minimum of trouble.

The full story is here on ZDNet where we learn that the problem is that modern cars don't use a met...
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Over the course of the summer you may have noticed that an urgent update was issued for Java. In our household it seemed like there was a blizzard of updates as we have two laptops and two PCs and each runs at least two browsers, with each browser r...
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Shamoon malware

by Leo Waldock on 21.08.2012 12:15
Today's topic of choice is Shamoon as I really cannot be bothered to talk about Julian Assange's spirited impersonation of John Inman.

It is, after all, rather early in the year for a pantomime cry of 'I'm free' followed by 'No you're not.'

S...
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More Mac Misery

by Leo Waldock on 10.05.2012 12:24
Oh dear. It seems that Mac users are too smug and complacent to save themselves from the Flashback Trojan.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the surprisingly high levels of Macs that had been infected by a Trojan called Flashback.


The good news w...
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The world has turned upside down for Apple owners with the news that 650,000 Apple Mac computers have been infected by a malware Trojan called Flashback. The details are surprisingly mundane as the problem was caused by a vulnerability in Java. Once...
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Welcome to the Chromebook

by Leo Waldock on 12.05.2011 13:14
We're in the run-up to the annual tech fest at Computex 2011 so it is timely that Acer and Samsung have announced that the first Chromebooks will launch in the UK on 15th June.

These models are the Samsung Series 5 and Acer Chromebook. Truth be t...
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The Financial Times reports that search giant Google has begun to steer its staff away from Microsoft products. That doesn’t come as a surprise when you consider that Google and Microsoft are competitors in the search and browser markets but the sta...