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Some years ago I contributed a post on restoring apparently missing Excel sheet tabs. That post has provoked quite a few comments including some questions on related issues. One of the most recent questions concerned retrieving a window that had dis...

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I fully accept that Amazon and eBay know a huge amount about me and while I may not like the fact, there is little that can be done.

It is a similar story with the household Nectar card which proves beyond doubt that we prefer baguette to sli...

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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.'

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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...