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Microsoft out-of-band patch MS15-078

A serious vulnerability has come along and Microsoft have put out an “out of band” patch. Immediate patching recommended.

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Nutty ‘net prices, Chrome pushes safety and Windows 10 for the long haul

Last week was the week of security as more Adobe Flash vulnerabilities continued to be discovered in the Hacking Team data dump.

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A Cringe-worthy analysis of the US computer biz

The US computer industry is going down and it has no one but itself to blame. That, at least, is the view of one Robert X. Cringely, a long-time industry watcher.

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Ten things to do to get ready for Windows 10

Windows 10 will be released on July 29, and many have asked us to make a list of things to do to make sure their PC is ready for the big install day.

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Top 10 free database tools for sys admins

This article lists 10 of the best free tools for managing, comparing, administering and developing databases. I’m confident that you’ll find a gem or two amongst this list.

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July 2015 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday is back with a vengeance, with a total of 14 security updates released on July 14. The good news is that only four of them are rated Critical.

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Better late than never-checklist for upgrading from Windows XP

It’s been over a year since XP went end of life. Maybe you still need that last little nudge to get current, so here is a checklist for upgrading

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Top 5 Free Rescue Discs for Your Sys Admin Toolkit

Here are the best all-in-one Bootable CD/USBs that admins can use to troubleshoot and repair a Linux or Windows system – all handy additions to your toolkit.

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Android under attack, MSN shrinking and tablet market getting smaller

IBM managed to create the smallest chip yet, we learned apps on Google Play are not always safe and that tablets, like PCs, are seeing a decline in sales.

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Microsoft CEO Nadella releases Gates’ style memo

Bill Gates was famous for releasing an annual memo to tell his troops what direction Microsoft was taking. Current boss Nadella released a very similar memo in June.

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