LifeCams: Windows Messenger Live cameras

A new section in the MS Hardware section of our web site today: all about digital communications with the two new USB2, high-speed LifeCams, the LifeCam VX-3000 and the LifeCam VX-6000. (Previously blogged here.) The features page on the new cameras can be found here.  I have the VX-3000 on order as I don’t need a 5MP…

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How to complain (and get results)

Thanks to the associate who sent the link this morning to the article in today’s Seattle Times, “Firing of an e-mail? Make sure of your aim,” which offers a look at how an email exchange that lacks clarity can raise someone’s ire. (This in response to my blog posting yesterday on emailing Steve Jobs.) I have seen…

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Managing podcasts: Marc Mercuri’s InfoCenter

Microsoft Watch has an article today on Marc Mercuri’s information-aggregator, Information Center, or InfoCenter.  As noted on Marc’s blog, if you haven’t heard of InfoCenter, then it’s worth checking out http://dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showID=189. From Microsoft Watch: “Carl Franklin, the CEO of Pwop Productions, who has had a chance to see the product, described InfoCenter as “an RSS aggregator/podcast-enclosure downloader…


Blake’s ‘Ultimate List’ of Microsoft Software and resources

Blake Handler has posted posted on his Spaces blog his “Ultimate List of Free Windows Software from Microsoft.” “Microsoft has over 150 FREE Windows Programs available for download — but finding them all is extremely difficult. Until now, thanks to the Road to Know Where!” I’ve included this in a past comment and wanted to report it here as Spaces recent changed…

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Microsoft security updates summary for May 2006

From the Microsoft at home web site today (May 9)… As part of Microsoft’s routine, monthly security update cycle we released the following new security updates on May 9, 2006: MS06-018 – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows  MS06-020 – addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows The May 2006 Bulletin Release is discussed in more…


Cybersafety and staying safe online

I’m clearing out the email that I missed this week due to a number of big reviews and meetings (apologies), and one was from a reader and associate who noted that my entry on creating strong passwords (and passphrases) was quickly followed by a couple of similar stories in the press. Or was it that I was…

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Support.microsoft.com: One-stop for help and support

Over the last few days, I’ve answered these two questions multiple times: Where do I go to get more info on Windows XP Service Pack 2? Where can I find the latest update to Office 2003 ? (BTW, that would be Service Pack 2, aka SP2.) If you’re looking for help on one of Microsoft’s many…

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Screen Scraping, Trojan Horses and passwords… oh, my

Once again, here’s today’s installment on some of the different ways Microsoft is working on improving your experience with your computer, with blog bits spent on OneCare, Windows Defender, spam, Windows Live Safety Center, and last on phishing. Today it’s about screen scraping and Trojan horses, and how this can happen to you.  Screen scraping attacks are…

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