Laplink unveils super-speed USB 3.0 data transfer cable


Laplink has been around since the early days of the PC. It’s been know over the years for providing an easy solution to quickly migrate large amounts of data from one PC to another. It’s particularly handy especially when setting up a new computer. To help speed up the process, the company has just introduced the new Laplink USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Cable that can offer transfer speeds of up to 10x that of the USB 2.0 version.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Windows XP vulnerabilities go way beyond home and office PC

Greg-Gazin-Senior-EditorEDMONTON, AB, April 8, 2014/ Troy Media/ – Windows XP is more than just a desktop and notebook computer operation system. It is also used in a significant number of retail point-of-sale systems (POS), restaurant systems and even ATM Banking machines are running it.

And with Microsoft ending support for XP today, April 8th, all of these systems will be vulnerable to severe data breaches such as theft of credit card numbers and other personal information.

Christopher Pogue, Director for Chicago-based Trustwave, an information and security company, said that everyone still using Microsoft Windows XP – and there is a significant number of them – should be concerned. “XP has been in production since 2001 and (is the) de-facto standard in many business verticals like point-of sale systems,” he said.

But even worse, he added, are those people who don’t even know their systems are running XP.  READ MORE AT TROY MEDIA

Quark extends upgrade deadline in the wake of policy change

QuarkXPress, a page layout and desktop publishing application for both Window and Mac OS, that’s been around since the late eighties and still used by a number of designers and large publishing houses, has made some recent changes in their upgrade policies.