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How to Become a Better Manager

On a couple of different occasions I’ve mentioned that when I first became a manager, there was a learning curve that I needed to master, before becoming somewhat efficient at at.  I’ve decided to give some more key pointers that help you become a better manager 1: Go to other’s offices for meetings When you have your own office you [...]

Software Update: Adobe Flash and Air Update

Software Update: Adobe Flash and Air Update

    Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1.82.76 to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition. This vulnerability also affects Adobe Air 2.0.2.12310 and earlier versions. Links for More Information: [...]

Browser Update: Google Update Chrome to 5.0.375.126

Browser Update: Google Update Chrome to 5.0.375.126

Google has released Chrome 5.0.375.126 for Linux, Mac, and Windows.  Chrome 5.0.375.126 contains an updated version of the Flash plugin which addresses multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Software Update: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Update

Software Update: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Update

Apple has released iOS 4.0.2 for the iPhone and iPod touch and iOS 3.2.2 for the iPad to address vulnerabilities in the FreeType and IOSurface packages. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or gain system privileges.    This is most likely to address the jailbreakme.com website that was [...]

Q&A Monday: USB Printer in DOS

Q&A Monday:  USB Printer in DOS

Question: I currently have a legacy software at my current job that runs in DOS and have printed to a printer that was connected via parallel cable.  Recently that printer has bit the dust and I bought a new USB printer to replace it, but now the program wont print, but the printer works in Windows, please help. Answer: This is a common [...]

Effectively Erasing Files

Effectively Erasing Files

Thinking about getting rid of a computer can actually be a lot more complicated that initially thought.  Many people remember to get their files off and delete any important information from the drive and think that's the end of it.  It's not just individuals, companies can also fall into this trap.  Just selecting delete does not mean that the [...]

Q&A Monday: Increase Simultaneous Downloads

Question: Because of my job I spent a lot of time downloading files from the internet, my productivity is killed by the simultaneous download limit in Windows.  Is there anyway to work around this limit or a nifty program that will let me easily download more? Joseph James Dallas, TX Answer: Now I have tried many programs that [...]