Category «Software Tips»

Security alert for Windows XP

From the Ed Bott – Ed Bott – Windows (and Office) Expertise: Security alert for Windows XP blog: Here’s a disturbing report of a Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in Internet Explorer, from Secunia. Note that installing SP2 alone will not protect you from this problem, although it does offer a useful tool to fix it temporarily. …

Free Vector Graphics Application from Microsoft

From the Rays of Light blog: Last year long about November, Microsoft purchased a small Hong Kong-based software firm named Creature House. One of their principal products was a vector graphics editing program called Expressions 3. Primarily a Mac product, they also had a Windows version; both versions received very positive reviews. Microsoft’s disposition of …

Free Stuff For MS Office Users

Subscriber and co-worker Pat Clary sent me along a link to this Small Business Pipeline story: Microsoft Office is both popular and widely distributed, which means that there are a lot of resources available for Office users. This week, instead of focusing on one feature, I’m going to point you toward a few small but …

Junk-Out for Outlook

Michael Davis emailed me recently that The Naked PC newsletter had done a review of Junk-Out. I’ve heard of this software before. There was a Microsot MVP (I can’t remember who it was) who recommended it. Yet another product we may review at some point.

Sunbelt Software CounterSpy Spyware Destroyer

From an email from Sunbelt Software: People are talking about CounterSpy Spyware Destroyer. “I ran the latest Adaware, Spybot Search and Destroy, NAV 2005, deleted all cookies, temp files and temp Internet files BEFORE I installed CounterSpy. So how in the heck did CounterSpy find 19 pieces of Spyware, 113 bad cookies and 120 infected …

CrystalGraphics PowerPlugs

I have never tried any of these, but CrystalGraphics has a number of what they call PowerPlugs. These are plug-ins to various Office products. There are PowerPlugs for PowerPoint, FrontPage, Outlook, and Excel. The PowerPlugs can either be purchased as a suite, or individually. I’ll probably ask to review the PowerPlugs for Outlook at some …

Audio and Video Codecs

http://www.fourcc.org/codecs.php Definitions of raw and compressed pixel formats used in Windows video programming. If you’ve ever downloaded a video, you probably come across ones that you cannot play because your system needs a decoder. Windows Media Player will play AVIs, MPGs, and many other standard formats, but not every one. Check out the above site …

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