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• Microsoft Vista Home Networking Setup and Options
The most daunting part of upgrading to Windows Vista may be trying to figure out where in the layers of menus the networking and file-sharing options are hidden.

• Do It Yourself: Roll Your Own Network Cables
It may not be something you do everyday, but having the supplies and know-how to whip up a network cable on the spot can be very handy.

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Seemingly minor and easily overlooked settings can still have profound security implications. Here are some steps you can take to make sure your wired or wireless home router and by extension, your network is as secure as possible.

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• Microsoft Windows Home Server
If you have a home network, you'll welcome the easy file sharing, remote access and the image-based backup features of Windows Home Server.

• Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive
Iomega's fourth generation StorCenter Network Hard Drive brings many of the features found in higher-end storage devices down to an attractive price.

• MikroTik's The Dude
This free tool delivers many of the same capabilities that you'd find in pricey network monitoring tools. As long as you don't mind tinkering, The Dude is a decent network utility that should be worth the download.

Judge Strikes Down Wikileaks Injunction
District court reverses earlier ruling against whistleblower site championed by free press advocates. — 02/29/08

Mozilla to Apple: Show Your Hand
Does a six percent market share permit Apple to behave in a manner that would get Microsoft hauled into court? — 02/29/08

Vista Gets Price Cuts to Urge Upgrades
Microsoft aims to entice customers to make the change, while Vista performance issues remain. — 02/29/08

Did Microsoft Muddy Vista Requirements to Aid Intel?
Software giant's internal e-mails point the finger at Intel, but the world's larges chipmaker gives one right back. — 02/28/08

Google Apps Gets a New Team Player
With Google Sites, individuals can quickly create collaborative Web sites. — 02/28/08

AVG Adds Link Scanning to Antivirus Suite
Integration of LinkScanner comes just three months after key acquisition. — 02/27/08

Fedora Update Ready For Distribution?
As the new leader takes the helm, Fedora 9 unveils FreeIPA and a plethora of new features. — 02/27/08

A New Workforce is Brewing
Who needs an office when you've got a cafe? A new wave of employees and entrepreneurs are using Wi-Fi to re-invent what it means to go to work. — 02/26/08

Microsoft Identifies Culprit in Hotmail Outage
It took several hours for Microsoft to get users of its Windows Live ID service back online today. — 02/26/08

Psi: New Release, Same Strong Jabber Support
Cross-platform, free software, and with a rare level of support for much of Jabber/XMPP, the Psi Jabber/XMPP client has been around for seven years. — 02/26/08

Jaxtr Gives VoIP Users Something to Talk About
The official 1.0 release of the popular Internet phone service is accompanied by the launch of a new 'social' Web site. — 02/26/08

IE8 Beta Soon But Few Details Yet
Microsoft is sending out invitations to a "private" technical beta test of the next major release of Internet Explorer. — 02/26/08

Adobe Brings Online World to Desktops
With AIR and Flex, applications that were once confined to the browser can now run locally, without an Internet connection. — 02/25/08

LinkedIn Targets iPhone, Other Mobile Devices
The social networking site for professionals is ready to make a big push into wireless. — 02/25/08

Laptop Encryption Has a Point of Weakness
Researchers find a way to get at disk encrypted passwords under the right circumstances. — 02/22/08

Yo Quiero Antivirus. Malware Goes Multilingual
With BRIC and EMEA markets emerging, the bad guys go after non-American targets. — 02/22/08

Google Launches AdSense For Video, AdWords Next
With one official launch and one trial program, Google is charging forward in the great video monetization race. — 02/21/08

Public Test for XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft extends testing of Windows XP Service Pack 3 release candidate to the public at large. — 02/20/08

Why You Shouldn't Trust (Some) IRS E-mail
Treasury Department special agent tells annual security confab why. — 02/20/08

Propel Bows Personal Bandwidth Management
Software lets individual PC users prioritize and speed up their Internet connection. — 02/20/08

Black Hat Descends on Washington
Hackers flock to D.C. during this week's conference to talk government, security and going on the defense -- for a change. — 02/19/08

Malware Threatens Mac Users: Report
Survey shows Apple users expect the bad guys to follow them, but the good news is the evildoers are looking the other way. — 02/15/08

Microsoft Releases IE7 Sans WGA
Microsoft begins automatic deliveries of Internet Explorer 7 without Windows Genuine Advantage. — 02/13/08

February Wireless Newsbits
Wi-Fi Alliance announces new milestone; Motorola ships new WiMAX products; Robert Redford to speak at Mobile World Congress; Devicescape announces software upgrade and opens source code to developers; BelAir releases new military-grade products. — 2/12/08

Video On The Web, Billions Served
December was a record breaker for online video viewing; could the writer's strike have helped? — 2/11/08

Mozilla Update Quashes Slew of Firefox Flaws
Ten fixes in Firefox improve security, addressing cross-site scripting and other vulnerabilities. — 2/8/08

Vista SP1, Windows 2008 'Released to Manufacturing'
Microsoft finally ships Vista's vaunted first service pack as well as Vista's server counterpart but hey're not available quite yet. - 2/5/08

Google Adds E-mail Security and Compliance
Last year, Google acquired e-mail security specialist Postini. Today, Google announced 'Powered by Postini' tools designed to provide message filtering, encryption and archiving for businesses of all sizes. - 2/5/08

Dell Simplifies Support for Small Business
The company moves from the traditional one-size-fits-all philosophy to a customized support model based on your company's level of technical expertise. - 2/5/08

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