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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 to replace Hotmail

Posted by David Bernstein

If you are one of the hundreds of millions Hotmail users and are used to the interface you have been using for years then get ready for a change. Microsoft is doing away with Hotmail and switching everyone to They are doing this to push their Windows 8 style and way of doing things and does resemble the new Windows 8 look.

Microsoft beta tested last July and got a lot of feedback on what users liked and didn’t like. If you want to make the switch now all you have to do is log in to your Hotmail account and click the button to upgrade. If you don’t want to upgrade now then you will be forced to this summer. But don’t worry because all of your Hotmail items such as messages, folders, contacts, and rules and so on will remain intact so there will be no need to redo anything.

There will also be some cool new features once you switch over so it may be worth your while. Some things you will be able to do include sending huge email attachments, take advantage of cloud storage, connect with social networks, enjoy better spam filtering, see fewer ads and take advantage of Skype integration.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Adobe Flash patch released to fix critical vulnerability

Posted by David Bernstein

If you are running Adobe Flash on your computer, which you most likely are, there is a new patch just released to fix a security hole in the software. Without the patch there is a chance that a hacker can crash your system or potentially take control of it. This patch even applies to Mac, Linux and Android devices.

So far there have been attacks targeting aerospace companies via infected Microsoft Office documents by way of phishing scam emails. These documents have embedded SWF Flash Player flies in them which can infect your computer. And of course there are other ways to infect your computer such as having some malicious code on a website that utilizes Flash which can cause just as much damage.

This latest fix brings the most current version of Flash for Windows and OS X to 11.5.502.149 and the latest Linux version to If you are an Android 4.x user then you need to be at or for Android 3 and earlier users. You can go to to download the latest version and get yourself up to date before it’s too late.