Category Archive: Software

Feb 02

When a technician says back up….

He does not mean away from the computer :p But to make sure you have an up to dat copy of your important data, a weekly backup to a memory stick can literally save your digital life. An external hard drive connected permanently with a scheduled back up WITH a separate backup to a memory …

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Jan 29

OS 10.10.2

Finally an update for all Yosemite users on Apple Mac, 10.10.2 is ok and address’s Safari / Mail / Thunderbolt / WiFi issues ( and other fixes ) It is a biggish update, so users on slow broadband will need to sit back and wait, but first impressions are good, i can finally use Safari …

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Oct 01

Shellshock

Ok, lets start by clearing up one mis-reporting of this, It is NOT a virus. What is Shellshock ? It is a flaw in the “BASH ( bourne again shell ) which is a command line environment. Most Mac’s I’m sure running the test positive to the flaw, type into Terminal env x='() { :;}; …

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Apr 11

Heartbleed Bug….

Info taken from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26971363 But in summary theses are the “current” findings :- Name Vulnerable? Patched? Change password? Amazon No No need Only if shared with vulnerable service Amazon Web Services Yes Yes Yes Apple Not clear Not clear Not clear Barclays No No Only if shared with vulnerable service eBay No No need Only …

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Oct 31

Western Digital and OS X Mavericks

WD has today released a report about possible data loss using WD Raid Manager and other similar software titles under OS X Mavericks Direct quote from WD below Dear WD Registered Customer, As a valued WD customer we want to make you aware of new reports of Western Digital and other external HDD products experiencing …

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Oct 25

Updated WordPress

WordPress 3.7 brings automatic software updates ( if your host supports it ) Very cool, And with the new additions to JetPack WordPress has to be my all time favourite blogging software

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