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Here’s how to keep getting free security updates for Windows XP until 2019 – and why you shouldn’t

A way has been found to trick computers into receiving security updates for Windows XP.

But is it a good idea?


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Up to 50 million Android devices could be vulnerable to Heartbleed attack. Here’s how to check yours

Millions of Android smartphones and tablets are at risk of being attacked via the Heartbleed bug, more than a week after the security vulnerability was first made public.


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Yes, you *can* still get Windows XP security updates after April 8th. But it will cost you £5.5 million

The UK Government is paying Microsoft over £5.5 million of taxpayers’ money to receive Windows XP support and security updates for a further 12 months.

Because a warning seven years ago wasn’t enough time for them to get their act together.


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iOS 7.1 released, patching bugs and fixing the White Screen of Death

Apple has just released iOS 7.1, the latest versions of its mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad users, and owners of the devices are recommended to upgrade as soon as possible.


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Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks is out. It’s free. And I’m not installing it

Call me “chicken” if you like, but I’m not rushing to install Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, which was just released by Apple.

Because, like any major software upgrade, there are bound to be problems…


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