Microsoft Extends Windows XP Anti-Malware Updates One Year

It was made known that after April 8, 2014 Microsoft’s Windows XP will no longer be a supported operating system. Recently, Microsoft announced that they will still continue providing anti-malware signature updates for XP users through July 14, 2015. This move is designed to help businesses and customers complete their migrations from XP to a newer operating system as Windows XP end of life come near.

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The extended support is particularly limited to anti-malware signatures in Security Essentials only. “Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, online technical content updates, nonsecurity hotfixes and other updates.” Therefore, if you are an XP user and have not migrated yet it is advised to download and install the free Security Essentials if you haven’t done so as it will no longer be available for download after this April.

Computer experts says XP users have the option to install other third party anti-malware software which promises to continue to receive updates on XP for another year, however to keep your computer system fully protected, upgrading to a newer OS will be a wise move because after XP security support goes end-of-life, its users are vulnerably exposed to security risks and using an up-to-date anti-virus alone might not be an enough protection.

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New Year, New Software: The BlazeVideo DVD Creator Full Version Giveaway

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The holidays are over but the happy memories can even last longer with photos, videos and movie clips taken with different gadgets. Mobile phones, handy cam, digicams and others allow us to capture the best moments with our loved ones easily. And even if it’s already January, you can send out a customized DVD of all your holiday videos to your friends and loved ones. This is where software such as the BlazeVideo DVD Creator can come in conveniently.

 

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As its name suggests, the BlazeVideo DVD Creator is an amazing video to DVD burner which allows users to burn any video file to DVD-Video disc as well as ISO images files effortlessly. This burner supports a range of standard-definition videos from AVI, MP4, MPEG, MPG, MOV, VOB, NUT, WEBM, DAT and others. It can also effectively deal with high-definition (HD) videos such as HD MPG, HD AVI, MTS, TRP, WMD, HD MP4 and more.

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Google Toolbar PageRank Update Rolled Out

December 6, 2013 Google has updated the Toolbar PageRank values. The whole SEO community, social media outlets and web publishers were startled as an unexpected PR Update rolled out.

It was now over 10 months when the last Toolbar PageRank had an update. Google’s head of search spam Matt Cutts said on Twitter last October 7, 2013 that an update would not happen again within the last months of 2013. Yet, December 7, 2013 he confirmed the update on Twitter, he said the “team was fixing a different backend service and did a PR update along the way.” They said it was just easier for them to push the new PR data rather than keep the old data.”

An unanticipated new PageRank data was brought up to date. This made me happier as Techno Grub improved its Google’s PageRank from PR 1 it is now PR 2 :)

So, when is the next update? That still remains to be a big ?.

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TechNews: Nokia’s Devices and Service Business under the Microsoft Umbrella

Yesterday, September 3, 2013 Nokia Corporation affirmed and entered into a transaction whereby Microsoft will significantly acquire all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents and use Nokia’s mapping services.

Microsoft Corporation will purchase Nokia’s mobile business and license its patents for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion). A bold venture and expansion for Microsoft that will bring accelerated growth of high end mobile devices through faster innovation.

Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer wrote in a note to employees – “This is a smart acquisition for Microsoft, and a good deal for both companies” “We are receiving incredible talent, technology and IP. We’ve all seen the amazing work that Nokia and Microsoft have done together.  Given our long partnership with Nokia and the many key Nokia leaders that are joining Microsoft, we expect a smooth transition and great execution.”

Moreover, Ballmer said that “It’s a bold step into the future – a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies. Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services,” “In addition to their innovation and strength in phones at all price points, Nokia brings proven capability and talent in critical areas such as hardware design and engineering, supply chain and manufacturing management, and hardware sales, marketing and distribution.”

Source: microsoft.com

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