This week’s email newsletter article is:
- Ex-iPhone Users Missing Text Messages
One of the nice features of the iPhone is Apple’s proprietary iMessage system. When you try to send a text to another iPhone, it will use Apple’s iMessage system instead of the usual pay-per-message SMS text message system.
Which did your message use? Easy to know — the background color of an iMessage is blue, while a SMS text message is green.
Well, it turns out that there’s a fly in the ointment, at least for iPhone users who switch to other phone types […]
- Using Excel to Manipulate Text
One of the neat things that you can do with Excel is to use it to manipulate text.
If you have a rows of similar data, all of which need to be manipulated in the same way, Excel excels in letting you extract, add, manipulate, and generally modify the text. There are a number of Excel functions that are designed for text manipulation. […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
There is yet another “man-in-the-middle” attack that is live in the world. Unfortunately, this one is aiming at the implementation of SSL 3.0 security that goes back for 15 years.
Fortunately, most web servers are using the later TLS security protocol. However, and unfortunately, we’re still exposed to it, depending on the web server’s configuration of its security options.
The TLS protocols allow fall-back to SSL 3.0, if the security negotiation doesn’t link properly. According to Google, the fall-back mechanism is where the problem is found […]
Somewhere along the line, Firefox changed its method of storing its Bookmarks (Favorites, to the IE users).
Originally, Firefox simply saved them as a file bookmarks.html in the individual users profile directory c:\users\[userID]\AppData\Firefox\Profiles\[profileID] in Windows 7 (and in the corresponding structure in earlier versions).
Then, Mozilla changed to storing the data in a micro database instead of in an html file. That makes backup and restore a little more complicated. But, it’s still not bad […]
What happens when you delete a file? It depends on the storage media…
Subscriber Richard Fuller wrote this week with a problem.
I’ve discovered that deleting files from my DVD drive does not send them to the Recycle Bin. Is this normal behaviour
ClickBook? That’s a funny name, but it’s the name of a neat little program that I use several times a week.
One of ClickBook’s primary functions is to create PDF files. When you install ClickBook, it sets up a couple pseudo-printer "devices" that programs recognize as actual printers. […]
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