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Daves Computer Tips is offering our subscribers the chance to win a copy of Windows 8.1 64-bit, including installation media and genuine product key, absolutely free! Bearing in mind that XP’s end of support date is just around the corner, and many XP users will be looking to upgrade their operating system, we thought this Read more

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Edward Snowden’s revelations regarding the NSA’s covert spying activities not only served to heighten the issue of online privacy, they also created a general atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust. One software which came under the microscope in particular was the popular and widely used TrueCrypt. More than 30 million users worldwide have utilized the free Read more


Apple’s Operating Systems Heartbleed Free The HeartBleed bug affects the encryption technology designed to protect email, instant messaging and e-commerce related to online accounts.  The problem affects only the version of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) known as OpenSSL.  Unfortunately, this happens to be one of the most common on the Internet.  Unlike most Read more


It is being universally described as “catastrophic” and “the biggest security threat the internet has ever seen”… it is called Heartbleed. Heartbleed – What is it? “Heartbleed” is the name given to a bug recently discovered in a component of the widely utilized OpenSSL open source toolkit. The vulnerability can be exploited to overcome encryption Read more


Glossary of Terms: PUPs: Potentially Unwanted Programs – such as toolbars. PUMs: Potentially Unwanted Modifications – changes to home page, search engine, etc. MBAM: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware It’s been almost a year since Malwarebytes’ decision to stop supporting the identification and removal of PUPs created a backlash of protests (see: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Can it still be Read more


Zorin OS is a Linux (Ubuntu-based) operating system specifically designed to help traditional Windows users migrate as easily as possible to an alternative operating system. My first encounter with Zorin OS occurred almost 18 months ago. At that time, I checked out Zorin OS via the live DVD and published an article here: Zorin OS Read more


Microsoft introduced a new feature in Word 2007 named Alignment Tabs, which are reminiscent of WordPerfect’s Relative Tabs feature. Alignment tabs have been retained in Word 2010, so let’s take a quick look. Alignment tabs can be useful because they readjust automatically if you change your page margins in a manner that alters the location Read more


Another dead parrot!

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Some of you may remember the recent Teck Korner special report where we gave exclusive details  and news from the very heart of Microsoft itself. The breathtaking response to that unparalleled piece of reporting found us scurrying back to Teck Towers for refuge, which is where you find us today. It’s been a long tradition Read more