Tech – for Everyone

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Attention Apple Users (And More)

Those of you out there who are iPeople are probably aware that there is a new cat on the scene — OS X 10.8 (code name “Mountain Lion”). Here is some important information to know about Apple’s latest operating system.

Don’t upgrade to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion before reading this

It’s tempting to install OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” immediately, but to avoid a costly mistake you need to thoroughly check all of your productivity apps to make sure that they’re compatible.Read more..

New Mac Trojan installs silently, no password required

A new Mac OS X Trojan referred to as OSX/Crisis silently infects OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and OS X 10.7 Lion. The threat was created in a way that is intended to make reverse engineering more difficult, an added extra that is more common with Windows malware than it is with Mac malware.” Read more..

[note: Just because they say this item is not yet floating around the web does not mean you can not think about having AV (aka “antivirus”) on your devices..]

Important advice there.

In other news: Microsoft says something out loud that should have been said long ago…

Microsoft: Update Java or kill it

Microsoft is offering advice on how to protect yourself from Java-based malware. The instructions are simple: either update it, disable it, or just uninstall it completely.” Read more..

My advice on that is: uninstall it. If it should prove that some application (aka “program”) you have needs Java to run.. seriously consider uninstalling that, too.

If you are an Über Geek: please participate in my latest poll and help resolve the most pressing question of our time. Star Trek’s Best Captain (Debate Settled)
(And thanks to those of you who have already joined in.)

Another reading reco: Can Microsoft be right about tablets and Apple, Amazon, and Google be wrong?

If you haven’t realized it yet, Microsoft is trying to do something different in tablets. But, the strategy has three big question marks.Read more..

(If you’re wondering.. the likelihood is that my first tablet – if I ever go that route – would be a Surface. [I do much more than look at YouTube, is why.])

Today’s quote:An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.” ~ Thomas Fuller

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July 26, 2012 Posted by | advice, Apple, computers, Microsoft, News, PC, software, tech | , , , , , | 10 Comments