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Thursday, 26 February 2009

Adobe releases patch for problems in Photoshop CS4

Photoshop update fixes slowdowns, crashes | Underexposed - CNET News

Visit the link for the details and the download links.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Adobe Acrobat Reader critical bug

Acrobat Reader has dangerous bug - The Inquirer
ADOBE HAS WARNED that there is a critical bug in Acrobat Reader and users should disable Javascript for two weeks while Adobe comes up with a patch.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Cell Phones - Car Kit

Suddenly your cell phone shows “Car Kit” and seems to work except you can't hear people and they can't hear you – just a strange noise.

Do you have a baby in the room? On some cell phones, if you get the charger slot wet (or a baby sticks his/her tongue in it) it can short out the phone and make it think a special “car kit” device is plugged into it (whatever that is). You look on all the settings and there is nothing to adjust anything like Car Kit.

To repair this – make sure the charger slot has dried out. Then, wiggle a piece of metal in the slot until “Car Kit” disappears (bascially you are toggling the Car Kit setting back off). The end of a butter knife, a paperclip, a piece of tin foil, ... something like that does the trick.

And now, keep the phone away from babies.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Rogue anti-virus software points to fake reviews

Rogue anti-virus software points to fake reviews - The Inquirer < read full post

Watch out for rogue anti-virus programs, period.
This one in particular (Anti-Virus-1) is altering the host file so when you go to certain legitimate review sites, you will get automatically redirected to fake versions of the site which give glowing reviews of the fake anti-virus program.

UPDATE - More on this at
Ars Technica: New malware attempts legitimacy by spreading phony reviews

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Open Office Tips 7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do - Solutions by PC Magazine <read full post for the tips 3.0 costs absolutely nothing but comes closer than anything else to letting you delete your copy of Microsoft Office (which probably cost you a lot). Even though—which is, yes, an application suite, not just a Web site—can't do everything Office can, it can do a lot, and it has some of its own tricks that even Office can't manage. Here are a few that may not be obvious, as well as a few ways to make less annoying out of the box.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Feb. 2, 2009 updates in AVG not working

AVG Free - Download update

If you can't update and you open AVG, you may see a message stating that a .bin file is missing.

To solve this problem right away (it may solve itself in a day or two), go to the above link and download the last 2 files in the Updates list (of 4 files).
Once you have downloaded these bin files, open AVG, click on Tools, Update from directory...
Point to the folder where you saved the bin files and okay.
It should be fixed now.