This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0 Review
Secunia Personal Software Inspector? It is software that checks your installed applications to make sure you have all the security updates installed. And, it’s free.
Secunia offers both an Online Software Inspector and their installable Personal Software Inspector. The online version checks fewer programs. Both check programs and also check to make sure that all the Microsoft security patches have been installed. […]
- Solving Program Incompatibility with New Windows Version
New subscriber Cliff Floyd wrote to me with a program problem. In this case, one of his favorite programs under Windows XP wasn’t running correctly, and would crash, under Windows 7. Cliff wrote:
I have used a program called Brilliant Photo for several years to manage my photos and to edit them when necessary.
It is an excellent "photo management" program with the basic editing functions, however, I am unable to use it in Windows 7. I have been using it with XP.
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This Week Online — Blast From The Past
Articles Newly Posted Online
These are new articles this week on my Terry’s Computer Tip web site that were originally part of my email newsletter.
- Program Icons Get Lost and Show Up As Default Windows Icons
New subscriber Joe Dobrovolny wrote recently with an unusual icon problem with multiple versions of Windows:Hi Terry,
I just subscribed to your newsletter and am testing your invitation to send you a question…
When installing Windows 7 (I have done them all — from Starter Edition to the Enterprise) invariably I do experience that some desktop icons lose their regular graphic. The picture is replaced by generic Windows desktop icon that suggests that Windows lost the link to the program. However, the always link works.
This is happening […]
- Firefox 15.0 Released
The Mozilla Foundation released the latest update of their flagship web browser Firefox with little notice or fanfare.
Recent updates have happened automatically. But, in this case, the update didn’t come to my computer until I went looking for it. Perhaps I went looking before the update got to me […]
I love the redesign of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site — it makes article posting and maintenance much easier than before. I’m glad I switched to WordPress and the Genesis Framework. On my Terry’s Computer Tips site, I’m using the base Genesis Framework with a child theme of my own to customize it.