Archives: August 2013

Microsoft needs your help to fix botched patch KB 2859537

August 21, 2013
The company is actively seeking users affected by one of last week's six problematic patches that freezes some Windows 7 and Vista machines
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Internet Explorer takes the lead -- as most error-prone browser

August 20, 2013
On the bright side, Sauce Labs finds Microsoft's browser is improving with each new release
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'Almost finished' build of Windows 8.1 still a mess

August 19, 2013
Now that Windows 8.1 Build 9471 is widely available, it's time to take another look at the painful changes in Windows 8 'Blue'
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The Steve Jobs story you should see isn't told in 'Jobs'

August 19, 2013
'Jobs' the movie is worth seeing, but falls short with omission of Steve Jobs's real transformation or later, greater achievements
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Radical ideas for new Macs from before Steve Jobs returned to Apple

August 19, 2013
In the late '90s, when Apple lost its design sense, Macworld magazine and Frogdesign tried to help Apple think different
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Microsoft's 'terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad' week

August 16, 2013
This week's damage: Surface RT lawsuits, botched security patches, SkyDrive and Outlook.com outages, and a subpar Windows 8.1 leak
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Intel throws its weight behind HTML5

August 15, 2013
Intel pads its seal of approval by flaunting its decades-long history in programming
HTML5, HTML
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Microsoft botches six Windows patches in latest Automatic Update

August 15, 2013
Microsoft acknowledges problems with KB 2876063, KB 2859537, KB 2873872, KB 2843638, KB 2843639, and KB 2868846, all released earlier this week
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Lavabit founder says he can't legally explain why he shut down email service

August 14, 2013
Lavar Levison says pulling plug on secure email service purportedly used by Edward Snowden was lesser of two evils
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Censor-busting PirateBrowser works -- within limits

August 14, 2013
Recently released Firefox-based browser is supposed to circumvent censorship and blockades, but performance is spotty
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