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Power FM Spot For 25th July

This Week In Technology 
in 1990 Microsoft reported profits of 1 billion dollars, this year they lost money for the first time
Talking Point
The Kissenger-A virtual kissing machine - The Kissenger
Apple has Mountain Lion coming on 26th July over 200 new features cost $20.99
Windows 8 coming on Oct 26th , a tablet and a desktop operating system , the biggest change that Windows users will see since we went from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 , download $40 , DVD $70 
Office 15 coming early 2013 , will not work on Vista and Windows XP 
Tip Of The Week
If you drop your phone in the toilet or in water , remove anything from the phone that you can sim card , battery , then place it in a jar of rice for a few weeks .
It will draw the moisture out.

Power FM Spot For 9th May

On This Week In Technology
In 2006 the Play Station 3 was released , still the best blu-ray player on the market
In 2009 Apple rejected “Jesus Face” which was an iPhone app where you can put your face on the body of Jesus.
Windows 8
Windows 8 is coming later this year ( should be October ) this is a different operating system from what you have known.
Gone is the traditional start menu and has been replaced by a tile based start screen.
Security is built into Windows 8 so there is no need for 3rd party antivirus software.
If you like playing commercial DVDs in Windows 8 you will have to pay to downlaod the software to enable your computer to play these.
App Of The Week 
HootSuite for iPhone , iPad , Android , Windows , Apple , control your Social Media posts to Facebook , Twitter , Linkedin - great for businesses trying to organise their internet presence.
"HootSuite is the leading social media dashboard to manage and measure your social networks
  • Manage multiple social profiles
  • Schedule messages and tweets
  • Track brand mentions
  • Analyze social media traffic"

Mac Virus Or Windows Virus - What Would I Prefer

Let me start by saying that I run all the operating systems on my computers.

On my Apple computers I have Lion & Snow Leopard.

On my Windows computers I have:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP

I do run anti- virus software on my Windows machines.

Some run Microsoft Security Essentials and Nod32 runs on my Windows 7 machine.

I keep all my machines updated as that is your first line of defence against getting malware / virus infection.

I manually check updates in Windows at least once a week as Automatic Updates can and do miss optional updates. This is especially true of Windows XP where the installation of optional updates triggers off critical updates.

I also install updates to software ( Adobe , Java ) from the correct sources and read the installation dialogue that comes with them ( Adobe Reader for example) so that I do not install some of the rubbish that can come with these ( such as the Ask toolbar).

I do not click links in emails or read rubbishy emails which have links designed to get an unpatched machine infected.

So last week the Flashback trojan for macs arose which resulted from a vulnerablity in java software and a fake java update being installed by unsuspecting computer users that should have known that you get updates for your Apple computer from the Software Update only , not from a pop up that appeared.

Was it easy to remove , compared to a Windows virus , yes.

Did it do much damage to the operating system after removal , no.

One of the reasons is the operating system on Apple computers keeps everything " compartmentalised" while Windows spreads parts of programs all over the operating system.

Hence Windows infections will always be harder to remove and the recommended fix for a badly infected Windows computer will always be to reformat and reinstall.There are plenty that will tell you differently but that should always be your first fix of choice. I currently do a 7 step virus removal for those that do not want the format and reinstall option.

You can expect to hear doom and gloom from all the antivirus vendors as Windows 8 will have built in ( Microsoft Security Essentials) protection , you will not need to buy or download software so this will obviously affect their bottom line and they will be looking for new sources of revenue such as smartphones and Apple computers.

Antivirus software for Apple computers rarely gets updated so at the moment is a bit of a waste.

Remember antivirus software will not save you from infection , it is only there to tell you that you have a virus and it will have a go at removing it and the damage it has caused.

After all this i would take the Mac Virus over a Windows Virus , but would prefer no virus at all.


Adelaide Techguy On Power FM

Today is the anniversary of the release of the Game Boy Advance on this day in 2001.

Support and updates for Windows XP will finish on Apr 8th 2014.

This means businesses and home owners that still run Windows XP should start planning and budgeting for the changeover because no support or updates will mean you will undoubtedly become infected with whatever virus / malware is around then.

Microsoft Link

Microsoft's new operating system Windows 8 should be out in Oct this year and get ready because this is a different version of Windows than you have seen before, a tablet based operating system on a traditional computer.

Software Pick Of The Week

Remember The Milk

A task manager that you can use on your computer , (Windows or Apple) , smartphone or tablet , (Apple or Andriod)