Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Firefox 3.5.6 Released

Firefox 3.5.6 fixes several stability and security issues.

From within Firefox, if you don't get a prompt to update immediately, click Help - Check for Updates and follow the prompts.

If you have a version of Firefox earlier than 3.0, or don't have Firefox installed, download the installer here:

Release notes here:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thunderbird 3.0 Released

I just installed Thunderbird 3.0, and after a quick look-around, think it has some nice new features. Read about them and download the installer file here:

Those of you using Outlook Express or Windows Mail and considering moving to Windows 7 should be aware there is no email client included. The most popular moves have been to Windows Live Mail and Thunderbird.  You'll need to download and install either one (or both), and import your messages and contacts.  If that doesn't make much sense to you, contact me and we'll do it together.

Adobe Flash Updates and Uninstaller Info

Adobe has just released a Flash update for both Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers.  If you use both browsers, you need to install both versions of Flash. 
Current version of Flash (both):

Flash for Internet Explorer (IE):
Be SURE to uncheck any scans or toolbars they offer to install!

Flash for Firefox (FF):

Occasionally, something goes wrong during the update and you'll need an uninstaller to fix the problem. Here's where to find it and how to use it:

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wireless Security Information You Need To Know

Wireless is everywhere - and everyone has wireless. An overgeneralization, but wireless is proliferating like crazy. If you have a new wireless device (laptop, iPod, smartphone, etc.) you should know how to protect your data and your connection.  Oh, and you know how convenient it is to do your banking and email on a free unsecured wireless network?  Don't do it.  Read why here:

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Repost: 61 Free Apps

Thanks to Betsy for finding and forwarding this great list. Some people don't believe in posting other people's work, but I'm of the mind "why reinvent the wheel" when there's a perfectly good piece already out there.  So, enjoy!