There will be no Office or QuickBooks SIG on May 26th.
The next regularly scheduled Meetings will be Monday June 23rd.
MistyJean Brown will present Office One Note.at the Office SIG.
G.Garrety will present Customizing Reports in the QuickBooks SIG.
“Emergency repair disks for Windows: Part 1
By Fred Langa on April 9, 2014 in Top Story
When your PC won’t boot from its hard drive, you might be dead in the water — unless you’ve created a bootable emergency repair disk or drive.
Repair disks don’t simply get PCs started; they also include tools that might fix what’s wrong with the system. And creating a repair disk takes just minutes.
Rescue-disk options for all Windows versions
There are various ways to create self-contained, emergency, boot/repair disks. With Win7 and 8, creating excellent repair discs is quick and easy. Vista and XP also offer repair disk–creation tools, but the process takes a bit more effort.
There are also numerous third-party boot disks — both free and paid — that work with all versions of Windows. The best of these have repair and recovery options that far exceed Win (.…) “
Good article that explains the situation.
Also this is one time where it is good to have Windows. The only problem is the web sites you visit.
“The Security Bug That Affects Most Of The Internet, Explained
by Jeremy Bowers
April 08, 2014 4:19 PM ET
Editor’s Note: A very serious bug with a scary name, , . The bug affects OpenSSL, a popular cryptographic library that is used to secure a huge chunk of the Internet’s traffic. Even if you have never heard of OpenSSL, chances are, it’s helped secure your data in some way. So I asked one of our trusted developers, and a nut for net security, Jeremy Bowers, to explain why Heartbleed’s such a concern. — Elise Hu
What’s the problem?
You trust your banking or Web mail sites to protect your communications when you see the little lock icon in your Web browser. This is why you’re OK with typing passwords into Hotmail or your credit card numbers into A ….”
Or use the tiny url: http://tinyurl.com/ovo9nrz
Microsoft offers the Office productivity suite either as a one-time purchase for the traditional, standalone collection of desktop tools or through an Office 365 subscription. While both options are on the table, Microsoft has not been all that subtle when it comes to which model it thinks users should embrace. Now, with the launch of Office for iPad, the Office 365 subscription wins hands down.
Some users balk at the idea of paying for Microsoft Office indefinitely. The fact is that Office 365 is less expensive up front, possibly less expensive over time, and includes a variety of perks and benefits that you don’t get with the standalone suite — like Office for iPad.
When you buy the standalone Microsoft Office desktop suite, that’s all you get. The desktop suite costs significantly more up front and is licensed for only one PC. Period. Office Home & Student 2013 costs $140, and it only includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. For $220, you can get Office Home & Business 2013, which adds Outlook — or for $400 you can get Office Professional 2013, which includes everything in Office Home & Business 2013, plus Publisher, Access, and some additional tools.
The Complete Article
Little-known fact: By using a virtual PC, you can set up and run a free, fully legitimate copy of Google’s Android on a standard Windows system.
This gives you a way to safely experiment with the Android operating system — or to re-create the layout of an Android device you already have.
Android, without a phone or tablet
Google’s Android operating system is meant for use on phones and tablets. But with a properly set up Android virtual PC (VPC), you have an Android installation you can use for a variety of purposes. For example, if you’re new to Android, you can experiment with the OS, downloading and running apps from the Google app store and elsewhere. Most apps will run the same way they would on a true Android device.
If you already have an Android-based phone or tablet, you can use the Android VPC to augment whatever backup service you’re now using. For instance, Google’s free, built-in Android backup service preserves your data and apps, but it doesn’t save the device’s visual layout — the way you have things arranged on the device’s screens. Use the PC-based virtual version to more or less duplicate the layout of your Android phone or tablet — you’ll then have a handy visual reference, should you need to reset and reinstall your portable device’s software.
Again, running Android in a VPC is completely free and 100 percent legitimate. You need only three things to make it all work.
The complete article
“On Friday, Apple quietly released iOS 7.0.6, explaining in a brief release note that it fixed a bug in which “an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS.” That’s the understated version. Another way to put it? Update your iPhone right now.
Oh, and by the way, OS X has the same issues—except there’s no fix out yet.
If you understand what that release note meant in full, chances are you were first in line for the iOS update. If it reads like deleted scene from Sneakers, here’s what it means for you and your Apple devices.
What Is SSL?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, and it’s what helps ensure that communication between your browser and your favorite websites’ servers remains private and secure. TLS, or Transport Layer Security, is a more recent protocol that does essentially the same. In brief, SSL/TLS is a cryptographic key that lets a browser and a server know they are who they say they are, a secret digital handshake that keeps your financial information safe when you … “
More at the link above to Gizmodo.com
Turning off uefi boot in Windows 8 to install Linux (or other Windows) in multi boot mode
Some people are struggling with this.
A tutorial is at http://www.top-password.com/blog/how-to-access-uefi-bios-setup-in-windows-8/
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With the latest malware campaign aimed at hijacking sensitive computer files and online accounts, scammers have sunk to a new low — specifically, six feet under.
Cybercrooks are emailing fake funeral notifications. Stealing the names and logos of legitimate funeral homes, they appear to be an e-invite to a funeral or remembrance service for an unnamed friend or acquaintance.
More about this Virus
This is a very nasty bug. Encrypts all your user files and demands a
$300 ransom within 72 hours to unlock them. Most ordinary
antivirus/antimalware will not detect it. Suggest installing
CryptoPrevent (free) or (better) the Premium auto-update version to
prevent infection (also blocks many other types of trojans from
executing). Premium can be installed on “all of your home computers” for
one $19.95 payment.
Does not infect Linux.