Quick Tips and news items – a hodgepodge!
Folks, only time today for a few “items of interest”.
“Social media sites are no longer just ways to kill time online — they are marketing powerhouses that must be embraced by partners if they hope to stay competitive, Cisco said this week.” Read more..
[ Just one teensy-weensy, little, miniscule problem: doesn't actually produce sales.. Does it? But it's proven they sure do waste time..! ]
“With the right code you can change the default settings of Windows 8 File Explorer.” Read more..
“Jack Wallen suggests several options that offer a near feature-for-feature comparison to the popular QuickBooks.” View on site..
“Searches on Bing returned five times more links to malicious websites than Google searches, according to an 18-month study from German independent testing lab AV-Test. Though search engines have worked to suppress malicious results, the study concluded that malware infested websites still appear in their top results.” Read more..
Come on.. tell me you knew that hackers plant poison websites on the web, and trick Google/Bing/Yahoo into Ranking them in the Top 10.. Please tell me you knew.
* 200+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Word 2010. – ShortcutWorld
“225 time-saving Keyboard Shortcuts for Word 2010. Extensive up-to-date reference lists of Keyboard Shortcuts/Hotkeys for Windows, Mac, and …” Learn more..
* I learn something new everyday when I surf the web. For example, I didn’t know there was such a thing as “reptile carpet”.. or that anyone offered a cleaning service..
“Thousands of WordPress and Joomla sites are currently under attack by a large botnet brute-forcing passwords. Administrators need to make sure they have strong passwords and unique usernames for their WordPress and Joomla installations.” Read more..
[ "Joomla"?? Who makes up these words! ]
And the hits, they just keep on playing…
“Cybercriminals don’t hesitate when they see an opportunity to spread malware. Not even when it means exploiting as horrific an event as the Boston Marathon bombing.” Read more..
Today’s quote: “There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy’s life that he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.” ~ Mark Twain
[ Can you believe? I had forgotten that.. so long ago. ]
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